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 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...
Young Applauds Enactment of Legislation Extending Highly Rural Veterans Transportation Program
September 30, 2016
Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today applauded the bill signing of H.R. 5985, the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act, which extends numerous Veterans Administration (VA) programs, including the Highly Rural Veteran Transportation Grant (HRTG) program – originally set to expire at the end of Fiscal Year 2017. Congressman Young introduced H.R. 5558, the VA Highly Rural Transportation Program Extension Act, earlier this year to raise awareness for the looming e...
House Passes Water Resource Development Bill
September 28, 2016
Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young and the U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 5303, the Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, bipartisan legislation to promote economic competitiveness and strengthen the nation’s water transportation and infrastructure needs – including harbors and ports in coastal states like Alaska. H.R. 5303, which passed by a margin of 399 to 25, contains a number of Alaska and Arctic specific provisions championed by Congressman Young, inc...
On 20th Anniversary of Arctic Council, Reps. Young and Larsen Call on U.S. to ‘Fulfill its Responsibilities as an Arctic Nation’
September 23, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Representatives Don Young and Rick Larsen (WA-02) this week introduced a House Resolution to mark the 20th anniversary of the Arctic Council and to express support for the Council’s work. The resolution cited the Arctic Council’s vital importance in promoting international cooperation on military, maritime, economic and scientific interests shared by Arctic nations. “The United States’ current chairmanship of the Arctic Council offers an opportunity to promote and implement our...