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Representatives Young & Salazar Join with Senators Rubio, Scott, & Sullivan To Introduce Cruise Act in House of Representatives

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Congresswoman María Elvira Salazar (FL-27), the Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Don Young (AK-AL), and a number of their House colleagues, introduced the Careful Resumption Under Improved Safety Enhancements (CRUISE) Act, which would revoke the CDC’s current No Sail Order on cruises and require the CDC to provide COVID-19 mitigation guidance for crui... Read More »

Delegation Tells Interior Department to Leave Politics out of Land Management Decisions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young call on the Department of the Interior to fulfill its promises to Alaska and Alaska Natives after the Department’s announcement that it will impose a two-year stay in the implementation of several new Public Land Orders (PLOs) in Alaska, despite the PLOs already being signed. These PLOs would have lifted withd... Read More »

Congressman Don Young Issues Statement Following Oval Office Meeting on Infrastructure with President Biden and Vice President Harris

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Washington, D.C. – On Monday, April 13th, Alaska Congressman Don Young met with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and a bipartisan, bicameral group of colleagues to discuss the President’s proposed infrastructure legislation, and to share his expertise and experience. During his tenure as Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Congressman Young succe... Read More »

Congressman Don Young Welcomes Administration Decision to Halt Sale of National Archives in Seattle

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Washington, D.C. – Today, following the Biden Administration’s announcement that the pending sale of the National Archives building in Seattle, Washington has been halted, Alaska Congressman Don Young issued the following statement: "I am very pleased by the Administration's decision to stop the sale of the National Archives in Seattle. This is a tremendous victory both for Alaska Natives and trib... Read More »

Alaska Congressional Delegation Named Among Most Effective Lawmakers in the 116th Congress

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U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, were all identified by the Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL) among the top ten most effective lawmakers in the 116th Congress. CEL, a non-partisan, joint partnership between the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University provides an in-depth look at the effectiveness of individual lawmakers in Congress. I... Read More »

Young, Leger Fernández Introduce Legislation Establishing the Native American Language Resource Center to Revitalize and Restore Indigenous Languages

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Don Young (R-AK-AL) and Teresa Leger Fernández (D-NM-03) introduced the House companion to Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Senator Tina Smith's (D-MN) Native American Language Resource Center Act. This legislation would create a designated resource center for the protection, restoration, and long-term stability of Native American languages spoken across th... Read More »

Young, McBath, Moore, Katko Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Washington, D.C. – This week, Representatives Don Young (R-AK-AL), Lucy McBath (D-GA-06), Gwen Moore (D-WI-04), and John Katko (R-NY-24) reintroduced the bipartisan Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act (FVPSA), H.R. 2119. The bill will reauthorize and expand funding for programs focused on protecting survivors and preventing family and domestic violence, and is the only federal ... Read More »

Representative Price, Representative Young, and Senator Booker Announce Opening of World Language Advancement and Readiness Grant Application

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative David Price (D-NC), Representative Don Young (R-AK), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced that the Department of Defense is accepting applications for the new World Language Advancement and Readiness Grant Program. This new competitive grant program seeks to help eligible schools establish, improve, or expand world language programs for elementary and sec... Read More »

Representatives Young and Torres Introduce Legislation to Restore Buffalo Populations on Tribal Lands

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Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Don Young (R-AK), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, and Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-CA) introduced the Indian Buffalo Management Act. The American buffalo, a North American species of bison, once roamed freely across the United States, and served an important role for Native communities throughout North Ameri... Read More »

Alaska Congressional Delegation Welcomes U.S. Army’s First-Ever Arctic Strategy

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, today commended the U.S. Army for releasing its first-ever strategy for the Arctic this week, the third service-specific strategy document released for the region. The strategy, titled “Regaining Arctic Dominance,” comes as a result of a provision Sen. Sullivan, a member of the Senate Armed Services ... Read More »

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.28 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance to Aid Reopening of Alaska's Tourism Economy

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.28 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Alaska Travel Industry Association, Anchorage, Alaska, to implement emergency efforts needed to aid in the reopening of the state’s tourism economy. This EDA grant will be matched with $570,566 ... Read More »

Young, DeLauro, Sánchez, González-Cólon, Schrier, Introduce Bipartisan Wise Investment in Children Act, Urge Congress to Expand Eligibility for WIC

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S Representatives Don Young (R-AK), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), Jenniffer González-Cólon (R-PR), Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA), joined by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Wise Investment in Children Act (WIC Act). The legislation would extend the eligibility for children to partic... Read More »

Congressman Don Young Helps the House Pass Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Containing Crucial Young-Authored Provision

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young voted in support of H.R. 1620 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. Throughout the drafting process, Congressman Young successfully pushed for the inclusion of his 2019 amendment, which improves upon a pilot program to help end the disproportionately high levels of violence against Indigenous women in Native villages. The House-passed ... Read More »

Representatives Young and O’Halleran Introduce Legislation to Fund Rural and Tribal School Repairs

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Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Don Young (R-AK-AL) and Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) have introduced the Impact Aid Infrastructure Act – legislation to fund the construction of critical Impact Aid school projects and to address the significant backlog that rural, tribal, and underserved communities are facing. “Alaska is home to countless rural students whose schools rely on federal Impact Aid to maint... Read More »

Young, O’Halleran, Introduce Legislation to Fund Sanitation and Clean Water Projects in Tribal Communities

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Don Young (AK-AL) and Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced legislation to allocate $2.6 billion in funding to the Indian Health Service (IHS) Sanitation Facilities Construction Program to construct and improve multiple critical sanitation projects across Indian Country. "Safe, clean water and sewer infrastructure are essential to protecting public hea... Read More »

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