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 Introduces Legislation to Strengthen American Flower Industry
May 23, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young, a member of the Congressional Cut Flowers Caucus, introduced the American Grown Act – legislation requiring the U.S. Federal Government to purchase cut flowers and greens grown in the United States. According to Certified American Grown, approximately 80 percent of cut flower and greens purchased in the United States are imported from other countries, putting American flower and greens farmers at a disadvantage. By requiring the Federal Gov...
Alaska Applauds Air Force Decision to Base Additional F-22 Jets at JBER
May 17, 2019
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, today applauded the Air Force for its plan to permanently station six additional F-22s, previously based at Tyndall AFB, Florida, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The plan is expected to become final following completion of environmental review. “We have long advocated for our military in Alaska, including the importance of our strategic geographic location for protecting our nation and res...
Congressman Don Young Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Childhood Hunger
May 16, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA) introduced the Summer Meals Act – bipartisan legislation to fight childhood hunger by expanding access to summer meal programs in Alaska and across the country. The Summer Meals Act helps strengthen childhood nutrition by cutting red tape for local organizations serving summer meals and expanding the availability of meals and snacks to students outside of normal school hours. “I am proud to introduce the Su...
Congressman Don Young Votes in Support of Blue Water Navy Veterans
May 14, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young helped the House of Representatives pass H.R. 299 – the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. This legislation extends VA benefits to Blue Water Navy veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. The term "Blue Water Navy" refers to veterans who served on ships off the coast of Vietnam. Despite their exposure to Agent Orange, the VA continues to exclude Blue Water Navy Veterans from the presumption of exposure that Vietna...
Young, Clark, Schrier Introduce Legislation to Fund Child Care For Student Parents
May 10, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Don Young (R-AK), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA), and Congresswoman Kim Schrier (D-WA) introduced the Child Care Access Means Parents In School Reauthorization (CCAMPIS) Act, a bill that would provide $200 million annually in grant funding to support child care for student parents on college campuses. “Pursuing higher education is one of the most important options for improving one’s life circumstances,” said Congressman Don...