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.
Young Supports House-Passage of 21st Century Cures Act
December 1, 2016
Washington, D.C. – In a unified effort to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of new treatments and cures for diseases, yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives and Alaska Congressman Don Young overwhelmingly passed the 21st Century Cures Act. The bipartisan, bicameral legislation – which passed the House by a vote of 392 to 26 – makes significant reforms, increases to funding, and advancements necessary to modernize the nation’s management of new healthcare innovations and ...
Reps. Young and Gabbard Introduce Bipartisan Resolution on #GivingTuesday
November 29, 2016
Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) introduced a bipartisan resolution today recognizing #GivingTuesday, a global day of charitable giving and volunteerism. #GivingTuesday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, begins the holiday season in the spirit of service, following widely-recognized shopping events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The resolution recognizes that philanthropy and charitable giving transcend party divides and unite peopl...
Alaska Delegation Slams Decision to Strip Arctic Leases from New OCS Plan
November 18, 2016
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, and U.S. Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today condemned the Obama administration’s decision to remove two Alaska lease sales – one each in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas – from its “Proposed Final Program” for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leasing for 2017-2022. Eliminating the program’s Arctic sales will yield the weakest offshore development plan in American history and lock up vast resources that are needed to grow our economy...
Young Supports House-Passage of Midnight Rules Relief Act
November 17, 2016
Washington, D.C. – In an effort to address the potential onslaught of end-of-term regulations released by the Obama administration in its final weeks, today the House passed H.R. 5982, the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2016. The legislation establishes a simple, rapid-response method for a new Congress to undo abusive midnight rules submitted during the final 60 legislative days of Congress by an outgoing administration. “Over the last eight years, the Obama administration has moved ahead with on...
Young Concludes Successful Visit to Maine for Arctic Council’s Senior Officials Meeting
October 7, 2016
Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young, co-chair of the Congressional Arctic Working Group, recently wrapped up a visit to Portland, ME for the Arctic Council’s Senior Officials Meeting (SAO). Young’s visit included various meetings, discussions and events focused on cooperation, coordination and interaction among Arctic nations and stakeholders. As the only member of the Alaska congressional delegation in attendance, Congressman Young worked to educate others on the unique challenges a...