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Alaska Delegation Rebukes Fish & Wildlife Service for Misleading Public on “Failed” ANWR Polar Bear Surveys

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, (all R-Alaska) today issued a statement rebuking the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) for engaging in a bad faith permitting process with Kaktovik Iñupiat Corporation (KIC), an Alaska Native Village Corporation seeking to conduct a seismic survey on land it owns within the Coastal Plain of the Arctic N... Read More »

Congressman Don Young Introduces Bill to Curb Rising Rates of Violence Against Health Care and Social Service Workers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Young (R-AK-AL), joined Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), as an original cosponsor of H.R. 1195, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act. This legislation would curb the rising rates of workplace violence facing health care and social service employees such as nurses, emergency responders, medical assistants, physicians, a... Read More »

Congressman Don Young Stands Up for Alaska’s Tourism Industry, Introduces Legislation Allowing the 2021 Cruise Season to Safely Commence

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young introduced the Alaska Tourism Recovery Act. The Canadian government’s recent announcement to extend the closure of their waters and ports to vessels carrying 100 passengers or more leaves cruise vessels unable to fulfill the Passenger Vessel Services Act’s (PVSA) requirement that non-coastwise endorsed cruise vessels stop at a foreign port bet... Read More »

Congressman Don Young Stands Up for Alaska’s Mothers, Cosponsors Legislation to Expand Maternal Health Services, Address the Maternal Mortality Rate

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young cosponsored H.R. 769, the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act, or Rural MOMS Act. This legislation helps identify existing maternal health disparities, invests in training and technology procurement to bolster maternal health, and takes action to address our nation’s maternal mortality rate. Currently, the United States ... Read More »

Alaska Delegation Deeply Troubled by 9th Circuit Decision to Halt Willow Project

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, expressed frustration and disappointment at a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision to extend a District Court’s injunction, pending appeal, halting all work on the Willow project on Alaska’s North Slope. The Willow project is a multi-billion dollar development proposed by Cono... Read More »

Congressman Don Young Announces 2021 Service Academy Nominations

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young announced his official list of Alaskan students nominated for appointment to a United States Service Academy for the Class of 2025. “It is a tremendous honor to represent so many talented young students who are willing to serve our country in uniform,” said Congressman Young. “This year, I am delighted to once again nominate an exceptional gro... Read More »

Congressman Don Young Chosen to Helm Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples as Republican Leader for the 117th Congress

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young was named by his colleagues as Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States. The Ranking Member, commonly referred to as the Republican Leader, is the minority party analogue of Chairman. The Republican Leader serves alongside the Chairman as the presiding officer of the Subcommittee. C... Read More »

Alaska Congressional Delegation: Canada Decision to Ban Cruise Ships in Canadian Waters is Unacceptable

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The Canadian Minister of Transport, the Honorable Omar Alghabra, announced two new Interim Orders which ban pleasure craft in Canadian Arctic waters and cruise vessels in all Canadian waters until February 28, 2022. The effect of these combined bans will prevent Alaska sailings out of Seattle via Canada. Following the announcement, U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Yo... Read More »

Rep. Young Cosponsors Bill to Protect America's Energy Workers

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Washington, DC - U.S. Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (CO-03), other Members of Congress and supporters released the following statements following introduction of H.R. 859, the Protecting American Energy Jobs Act: Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives Don Young (AK-At Large) said, "It is crucial that President Biden understand that in Alaska and across our nation, countless workers are balancing... Read More »

Congressman Don Young Sends Letter to Biden Administration Urging Relief for the Alaska Tourism Industry, Collaboration on 2021 Cruise Season

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young sent a letter to Jeffrey Zients, Counselor to President Biden, urging the Administration to work with Alaska’s tourism sector, which continues to suffer from COVID-19’s impacts on travel. Additionally, Congressman Young is calling for collaboration with the Administration in light of Canada’s announcement that their ports will remain closed to... Read More »

Congressman Don Young Introduces Legislation to Support Low-Income Families, Improve Nutritional Outcomes in Young Children

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young introduced the Infants Need Food And Nutrition Today (INFANT) Act – legislation to remove an unnecessary rule that limits the number of foods eligible to purchase under the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program. Current WIC policy prohibits certain food combinations from being purchased under the program. The INFANT... Read More »

Congressman Don Young Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Childhood Hunger, Expand Access to Meals Outside of Regular School Hours

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA) introduced the Summer Meals Act of 2021 – a bipartisan bill 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 avail... Read More »

Congressman Don Young, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Lead Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Bring Back Jobs Lost By COVID-19 and Build Resilient Infrastructure

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Don Young (R-AK) and Stacey E. Plaskett (D-VI) introduced the bipartisan Shovel-Ready Restoration Grants for Coastlines and Fisheries Act. This legislation authorizes $3 billion for shovel-ready resilience projects to help bring back jobs lost by COVID-19 and boost the climate resilience of our coastlines. "Alaskans know how important the ocean is to ... Read More »

Congressman Don Young Cosponsors Resolution Honoring Members of the National Guard

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Washington, D.C. – This week, Alaska Congressman Don Young cosponsored a bipartisan resolution to honor the dedicated service of U.S. National Guard members. The bill commends and recognizes the brave men and women who were instrumental in providing a safe and secure environment for the 59th Presidential Inauguration. Among the National Guard members who secured the grounds of the U.S. Capitol wer... Read More »

Delegation Urges Administration to Swiftly Provide Seafood Processors COVID-19 Relief

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U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, joined by U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young, all R-AK, called on the Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kevin Shea, to expeditiously develop and robustly fund a program to provide grants and forgivable loan support to seafood processing facilities and processing vessels for COVID response measures, in fulfillment of language Senat... Read More »

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