Good news! The House Natural Resources Committee passed the CLEAR Act, which includes the provision to fully fund the Historic Preservation Fund. One amendment was offered which would have stripped the guaranteed and permanent funding for the HPF, LWCF [Land and Water Conservation Fund] and a new Oceans Trust Fund, however thanks in part to efforts by Coalition members, the amendment failed. There is still a long way to go to achieve our ultimate goal, however the CLEAR Act will now go forward for a full House vote with the HPF provision included. For the official press release on the bill, you can follow this link.