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.
Bipartisan POWER Act Passes Out of House
July 17, 2018
Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young and U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) praised the House-passage of S.717, the Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER) Act. The POWER Act, as amended in the U.S. House, mandates that each year for four years, the Chief Judge of each Judicial District across the country hold at least one event promoting pro bono legal services as a critical way to empower survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault, engage citizens, and help lift victims o...
House Reauthorizes Young’s Critical Federal Fishing Management Legislation
July 11, 2018
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 200 the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act sponsored by Alaska Congressman Don Young. “The North Pacific is the gold standard of fisheries management, and in Alaska the fishing industry is crucial to our local economies and livelihood,” said Congressman Young. “It’s been over a decade since Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) was reauthorized which is why I’m proud to see this bill pass out of the...
The Hill: Partisanship shouldn’t undermine our fisheries
July 10, 2018
By: Congressman Don Young Partisan rancor may be standard operating procedure for most of Washington, but let’s not allow it to unravel the progress we’ve made for our country’s vital fisheries. As my colleagues and my state know, I’ve been on the frontlines for the fight for our fisheries for over 40 years - and I have no intentions of letting up. After creating an initial framework, former Rep. Gerry Studds (D-Mass.) and I collaborated with former Sens. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and Warren Magnus...
Congressman Young Supports FY19 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill
June 28, 2018
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19). Alaska Congressman Don Young supported the legislation and issued the following statement after its passage: “Supporting our men and women in uniform is one of my greatest responsibilities in Congress,” said Congressman Young. “Passing the FY19 DoD Appropriations bill today is important so we can restore our military readiness and invest in proper training, e...