Alaskan Congressman Don Young has been named Chairman of the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, a newly established subcommittee under the House Natural Resources Committee. Oversight and legislative responsibilities for Indian and Alaska Native matters were previously handled by the Full Committee.
"After much discussion with Chairman Hastings on this issue, I am very pleased that he chose to establish this new subcommittee so that the many important issues that affect the Indian and Alaska Native population may be given the proper attention," said Rep. Young. "I am honored to be chairing the subcommittee as I am now in a great position to assist Alaska and our country. I am excited by the new challenge and look forward to working with Chairman Hastings in the 112th Congress."
“Don has unique and personal experience with Native affairs over his many years serving the State of Alaska and his reputation in tribal communities and Native villages is well established," said Chairman Hastings (R-WA). "He brings a wealth of knowledge to this position and will ensure that tribal issues receive the proper focus and attention.”
For the press release on Subcommittee Chairmen sent by the House Committee on Natural Resources, click here