Alaskan students visiting Washington, D.C. with the Southcentral Foundation recently stopped by Congressman Young’s office to get an up close look at Congress and snap a few photos.
Bipartisan Group Launches Congressional Cannabis Caucus
February 16, 2017
Washington, DC – Representatives Don Young (AK-At Large), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48), and Jared Polis (CO-02) today at the U.S. Capitol launched the Congressional Cannabis Caucus – the first of its kind. The bipartisan Caucus will provide a forum for members of the U.S. House of Representatives to discuss, learn, and work together to establish a better and more rational approach to federal cannabis policy. Co-Chairs Young, Blumenauer, Rohrabacher, and Polis today sent a le...
Young’s Efforts to Overturn Unlawful U.S. Fish and Wildlife Rule Moves Forward
February 15, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young is working double-time this week to overturn a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) final rule that would seize authority away from the State of Alaska to manage fish and wildlife on federal wildlife refuges in Alaska – a clear violation of federal law. Young’s resolution of disapproval, H.J. Res. 69 – under consideration in the U.S. House Representatives this week – would nullify an August 5, 2016 FWS rule (81 Fed. Reg 52247) through the use of th...
Congressman Young Works to Overturn Obama-Era Rules Impacting Alaska
February 8, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young is moving forward with an effort to overturn two Obama-era rules impacting the management of fish and game upon Alaska refuge lands and future development and exploration in the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf. The actions represent a collective effort in Congress to overturn costly and often politically charged rules – issued in the final months of the Obama Administration – through the use of the Congressional Review Act (CRA). The Act is a powerf...
Young Announces Committee Assignments for 115th Congress
February 7, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today announced his Committee assignments for the 115th Congress, which once again include senior positions on the House Natural Resources Committee and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. House Natural Resources Committee – Chairman Emeritus After fulfilling a successful 6-year term as Chairman of the Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee, Congressman Young was named Chairman Emeritus of the full House Committee on ...