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.
Bill Sponsored by Sullivan and Whitehouse, Championed by Young, Bonamici Signed Into Law
October 11, 2018
Today, President Trump signed S. 3508, The Save Our Seas Act, into law which will assist local communities and states in removing garbage and debris from our oceans and shores. House Oceans Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) introduced the House companion bill, H.R. 2748, last year. “Alaskans know, better than most, how marine debris can impact our oceans and coastlines,” said Congressman Don Young. “I was proud to work with my Oceans Caucus ...
Alaska Delegation Sends Joint Letter to State Department on Transboundary Mining Activity
October 9, 2018
The Alaska Delegation recently joined together to urge the Secretary of State to discuss the risks posed by transboundary mining activity during upcoming bilateral meetings between the United States and Canada. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Congressman Don Young, Governor Bill Walker, and Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing Alaska’s priorities for strong and continued engagement between the State Department and the Canadian Govern...
Alaska Legal Services Corporation Receives $169,879 Technology Grant from the Legal Services Corporation
October 4, 2018
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that Alaska Legal Services Corporation will receive a $169,879 Technology Initiative Grant to enhance communication with individuals seeking civil legal assistance online. Established in 2000, LSC’s Technology Initiative Grants program supports legal aid organizations in developing and replicating technologies that improve efficiency and provide greater access to high-quality legal assistance. “LSC’s Technology Initiative Grants increase acces...
House Approves Congressman Young’s REAL ID Bill
September 27, 2018
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved Alaska Congressman Don Young’s bill H.R. 3398, the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act last night. “When Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005, it made no reference to the Freely Associated States (FAS) as among those classes having lawful status,” said Congressman Young. “As it is currently written, the law prevents FAS citizens from obtaining anything more than a temporary ID or driver’s license, resulting in their ...
House Passes Five Year FAA Authorization Package
September 26, 2018
Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young supported H.R. 302 to reform and reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), disaster programs at the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the National Transportation Safety Board. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation will provide a five-year reauthorization for FAA. “I’m proud to support this bill which will provide stability for our aviation industry and infrastructure which we...