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.
Congressman Don Young Leads Legislation to Strengthen Safety Programs for Alaska’s Fishermen
October 18, 2019
Washington, D.C. — This week, Alaska Congressman Don Young and Congressman Jared Golden (D-ME-02) introduced the Funding Instruction for Safety Health, and Security Avoids Fishing Emergencies (FISH SAFE) Act today. The FISH SAFE Act is bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would increase the federal funding available for grants to support fishing safety training and research programs. “Fishing is one of Alaska’s most important industries, and we need to be doing all that we can to ensure our fi...
President Signs Alaska Remote Generator Bill into Law
October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Donald J. Trump signed S. 163, the Alaska Remote Generator Reliability and Protection Act. This legislation, introduced by U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Alaska Congressman Don Young (R-AK), and co-sponsored by Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), relaxes stringent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emission regulations for generators used in remote Alaska to allow residents in these communities to reliably and affordably power their villages. “Passage of the Alaska ...
Snapshots from Congressman Don Young’s Busy September
October 2, 2019
September was a busy month for Alaska Congressman Don Young. From constituent meetings to speeches on the House Floor, take a look at some photos from September that you might have missed. As always, be sure to follow @RepDonYoung on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to keep up with the Congressman for ALL Alaska. 1) Congressman Young met Niko, a 10-year-old Dutch Shepherd from Willow who was deployed to Afghanistan to locate explosives, assist with route clearance for advance teams, execute open...
Congressman Don Young Helps House Pass Landmark Cannabis Legislation
September 27, 2019
Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Don Young (R-AK), Co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, helped the House of Representatives pass H.R. 1595 – the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act. This legislation protects financial institutions serving cannabis businesses operating legally under state law from punitive actions by the federal government. The SAFE Banking Act passed the House by a strong bipartisan vote of 321-103. “I am a passionate supporter of a states’ rights a...