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House Passes Legislation Championed by Representatives Don Young and Suzanne Bonamici to Improve Ocean Data Collection and Information Sharing

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Don Young (R-AK-At Large) and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01), Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan House Oceans Caucus, applauded passage of the Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act — legislation they championed in the House to improve data collection and information sharing between the federal agencies and coastal observation partners dedicated to... Read More »

Delegation Welcomes Announcement of First Coastal Plain Lease Sale

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Washington, DC—U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today issued the following statements after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that a Notice of Sale for the first lease sale in the non-wilderness Coastal Plain (1002 Area) of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) will be published on December 7, 2020. “BLM’s announcement means we are now jus... Read More »

Congressman Don Young Issues Statement Following U.S. Army Corps Decision to Deny Permit to Pebble Mine

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Washington, D.C. – Following a decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny a permit to the proposed Pebble Mine, Alaska Congressman Don Young issued the following statement: “From the very beginning of the debate surrounding Pebble Mine, I have been consistent in my position that we needed to allow the process to play out and that decision making should be based on sound science. Today, i... Read More »

ALASKA DELEGATION WELCOMES CURRENCY RULE PREVENTING BANK EXCLUSION OF ENERGY SECTOR

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young (all R-Alaska), welcomed a proposed rule announced today by the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to ensure that national banks are providing fair access to banking services to customers based on objective risk, without excluding legal businesses and individuals. The announced rule comes af... Read More »

Alaska Congressional Delegation Files Amicus Brief in Support of Alaska Native Corporations

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and U.S. Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, filed an amicus curiae brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant the petition for a writ of certiorari in support of Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) eligibility for tribal assistance appropriated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The amicus brief state... Read More »

ICYMI: House Passes Young, Ruppersberger Bill to Help Coastal Communities Prepare for Storms, Floods

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Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressmen Don Young (R-AK) and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) that will help local and state governments protect the country’s 95,000 miles of shoreline. The Digital Coast Act will now be considered by the U.S. Senate, which already passed the legislation before technical changes were ma... Read More »

One Step Closer: Interior Issues Call for Nominations for First Lease Sale in Alaska’s Coastal Plain

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U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today issued the following statements after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced it will issue a Call for Nominations for tracts to be offered in the first lease sale in the non-wilderness Coastal Plain (1002 Area) of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The Call for Nominations follows the administration’s ... Read More »

Health Update from Congressman Don Young

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“There has been much speculation in the media on my current condition, and I want Alaskans to know that their Congressman is alive, feeling better, and on the road to recovery. As you know, last week, I tested positive for COVID-19. Over the weekend, I was admitted to Providence Hospital for treatment and monitoring. The team at Providence did an outstanding job, and their commitment to patient ca... Read More »

Delegation’s Landless Legislation Rectifies 50-Year Injustice

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U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today issued statements on new legislation they introduced to allow the Alaska Native communities of Haines, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, and Tenakee to form urban corporations and receive land entitlements under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). The five Southeast communities were not included in... Read More »

Alaska Congressman Don Young Issues Statement Following De-Listing of the Gray Wolf from the Endangered Species Act

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Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the successful recovery and subsequent de-listing of the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Following their de-listing, state and tribal wildlife management agencies will resume responsibility for sustainable management and protection of gray wolves in states with gray wolf populations. After the announceme... Read More »

Delegation: Tongass Exemption Will Help Build Sustainable Economy in Southeast Alaska

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Ketchikan, Alaska—U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today issued the following statements after the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) published a Record of Decision (ROD) and final rule exempting the Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule (Roadless Rule). “The Tongass is home to many Alaskans who want what most Americans... Read More »

Following Advocacy from Congressman Don Young, U.S. Coast Guard Dispatches Icebreaker to Alaska

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Coast Guard announced that for the first time since 1984, it will send a U.S. icebreaker, the USCGC Polar Star (WAGB-10), north of the Arctic Circle for an 82-day deployment in the Bering and Chukchi Seas. This announcement demonstrates the strategic importance of the Coast Guard's Arctic mission following the loss of the USCGC Healy's operational capabi... Read More »

Alaska Delegation Proposes US-Canada Border Crossing Solutions

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In an effort to address US-Canada border crossing issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Congressman Don Young, and Governor Mike Dunleavy (all R-AK) sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, raising issues severely impacting Alaskans. In their letter, the Alaska Delegation highlighted specific, persisting challenges impacting the health... Read More »

Alaska Delegation Welcomes Federal Approval for Willow Master Development Plan

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Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today issued the following statements after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its Record of Decision for the Willow Master Development Plan in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A). “As we navigate these uncertain times, the federal approval of a major new North Slope development proje... Read More »

Alaska Congressman Don Young Launches Brand New Congressional Website

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young launched a brand-new website to help constituents stay up-to-date with his work in Congress. This new site, which continues to be located at https://donyoung.house.gov, will also help constituents secure assistance with individual casework needs, grant applications, nominations to military service academies, and, when they can safely resume, t... Read More »

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