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Congressman Don Young Launches Television and Radio Ads to Help Alaskans Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy, Alleviate Pressure on Alaska’s Health Care Infrastructure

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young formally announced the launch of television and radio ads in support of the COVID-19 vaccination effort in Alaska. The spots, which are currently airing on Alaska’s News Source and radio stations such as KENI and KBRJ, come as Alaska continues to experience a surge of COVID-19 infections. Twenty health care facilities in Alaska have activated ...

Congressman Don Young Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Access to Child Care

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Don Young (R-AK-AL) and Congresswoman Nikema Williams (D-GA-05) have introduced the Care is an Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Act. This bipartisan legislation would require Economic Development Districts to show in their Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies how they will increase access to care-based services, including child care. “Supporting Alaska's...

Representatives Young and McCollum Lead Legislation to Provide Stable Federal Health Care Funding that Supports Trust Obligations to Tribal Nations

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN) have introduced a pair of bipartisan bills in the House to authorize advance appropriations for essential tribal services funded by the federal government. Providing federal funds for these programs a full year in advance ensures that the nation can better meet its commitment to uphold trust and treaty respon...

Wheels Down in Qatar: Congressman Don Young and Staff Help Successfully Evacuate Alaska Native Corporation Employees from Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Office of Alaska Congressman Don Young can announce that following efforts by Congressman Young and his staff, employees of Goldbelt, Inc, an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), along with other Americans, and Afghan allies, were successfully evacuated from Afghanistan and touched down in Qatar. Amid deteriorating conditions in Afghanistan, Congressman Young worked with ...

Congressman Don Young Introduces Resolution Designating a National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Native American Boarding Schools

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Washington, D.C. – This week, Alaska Congressman Don Young introduced a House Resolution supporting the designation of a national day of remembrance for the Native American children who died while attending a United States Indian boarding schools, and to recognize, honor, and support boarding school survivors and families. Upon introduction, Congressman Young was joined by Representatives Tom Cole...

Congressmen Don Young and Tom O’Halleran Initiate Bipartisan Fat Bear Week Bet

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Don Young (R-AK-AL) and Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) shook hands on a friendly wager for Katmai National Park’s Fat Bear Week, agreeing that whichever chosen bear went farther in this year’s competition would win said Congressman a district product from the other’s home state. Some of the largest brown bears on Earth make their home at Brooks River in ...

Congressman Don Young Helps House Pass Landmark Legislation Eliminating the Sentencing Disparity Between Crack and Powdered Cocaine

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, with the support of Alaska Congressman Don Young, the House of Representatives passed H.R.1693, the EQUAL Act – bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Congressman Young to eliminate the federal crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity and retroactively apply it to individuals already convicted or sentenced. The sentencing disparity between crack and powdered cocaine, ...

House Passes FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act with Critical Alaska Provisions Championed by Congressman Don Young

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, with the support of Alaska Congressman Don Young, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4350, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 – legislation to set the annual budget for the Department of Defense. This bill supplies needed funding for military expenditures, provides a 2.7% military pay raise, and enhances America’s global shared secur...

Congressman Don Young Introduces Legislation to Protect Taxpayer Dollars by Holding Failed Federal Contractors Accountable

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young introduced the Energy Accountability Act. This commonsense piece of legislation prohibits the Secretary of Energy from issuing loan guarantees to contractors who have previously defaulted on loans for alternative energy projects. The Energy Accountability Act would protect taxpayer dollars and incentivize loan guarantee recipients to ensure th...

Representatives Don Young and Mike Levin Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Schools Serving Military-Connected and Native American Students

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Representatives Don Young (R-AK) and Mike Levin (D-CA) introduced the Advancing Toward Impact Aid Full Funding Act to fully fund the federal Impact Aid program, which supports K-12 public schools on federal land. The bipartisan bill creates a five-year plan to fund Impact Aid with $1.1 billion. A fact sheet on the bill is available here. Federal land—such as mili...

Congressman Don Young in the Vancouver Sun: Charting a course for the next century of maritime policy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young published an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun detailing his recently introduced legislation to allow ports or land owned by Tribes or Alaska Native Corporations to satisfy the Passenger Vessel Services Act’s (PVSA) foreign stop requirement. Under the PVSA, large foreign-flagged passenger vessels are not permitted to make consecutive U.S. port stops ...

Congressman Don Young Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Award Congressional Gold Medals to Fallen Servicemembers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) joined Congresswoman Lisa McClain (R-MI) and a bipartisan group of colleagues in the introduction of legislation to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 U.S. military servicemembers who were killed in Afghanistan last week. The legislation will award the Congressional Gold Medal to Staff Sgt. Darin Taylor Hoover, Sgt. Joha...

Young, O’Halleran Introduce Bill to Extend Deadline for Tribes to Utilize CARES Act Funding

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Don Young (R-AK-AL) and Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01) introduced bipartisan legislation that would extend the coverage of Coronavirus Relief Fund payments allocated under the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to tribal governments from December 30, 2021 to December 30, 2022. The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, allo...

MURKOWSKI, YOUNG APPLAUD NATIVE CHILDREN’S COMMISSION EXTENSION BILL HEADING TO PRESIDENT’S DESK

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 325, a bill to amend the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes. The bill, introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and co-sponsored by Senators Brian Schatz ...

ALASKA DELEGATION & GOVERNOR CRITICIZE BIDEN INTERIOR DEPARTMENT FOR STALLING ANWR

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U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, Congressman Don Young, and Governor Mike Dunleavy (all R-Alaska) issued the following statements criticizing today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that the agency is initiating the supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) process for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Coastal Plain O...

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