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Members of Congress and other public officials rely on their constituents for informed opinions on proposed legislation, policy issues and regulations. The Land Trust Alliance can tell them what the issues are, but only you can make them care! Advocates Alerts provide the information you need to make a difference with policymakers.

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July 10: House Vote on Conservation Tax Incentive Coming Soon

June 12: In Historic First, Conservation Tax Incentive Approved by Committee

May 8: Congress Poised to Act on Conservation Tax Incentive

April 10: Advocacy Day Participants Help Push for Extension of Conservation Tax Incentive

March 13: Conservation Tax Incentive Gains Support on Both Ends of Pennsylvania Ave.

February 13, 2014: Congress Passes Long-Delayed Funding for Conservation

January 9, 2014: Congressional Inaction Freezes Out Conservation Tax Incentive

December 12, 2013: End of Year Nears, But Not End of Opportunity

November 14, 2013: Exercising the Nuclear Option on the Conservation Tax Incentive

October 10, 2013: We Need Your Help - Set Our 2014 Policy Priorities


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July 17: The House just voted 277-130 to pass the charities package! 56 Democrats joined their Republican colleagues to support charitable giving incentives, including the enhanced easement incentive - the second-highest number of defections after the research and development tax credit. Several others spoke on the floor in support of the conservation easement incentive, and other favorable charitable incentives. Thank you to organizations like Ducks Unlimited, CSF and others that reached out to Congressional offices over the last few days or alerted their membership of this important vote. Now, we pivot to the Senate.
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Congress wrestles with tax breaks for open space

July 29, 2014 | Poughkeepsie Journal | NY

House passes Gerlach conservation tax break bill, now up to Senate

July 18, 2014 | The Mercury News | Pottstown, PA

The Time is Now for Congress to Act on Conservation

July 15, 2014 | Politico | Washington, D.C.

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