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 Young Presents Congressional Medal to Local Kodiak Student
August 8, 2018
Yesterday, Alaska Congressman Don Young presented the Congressional Award Silver Medal to Kodiak High School student Rafael Bitanga for his exceptional community service. “I’m very proud to present this award to Rafael today as he has dedicated so much of his time to give back to Kodiak,” said Congressman Young. “Over the last two years as Rafael has worked to earn this award, he has been committed to serving different needs within the community and using his experiences for his own personal dev...
Bill Championed by Young and Bonamici to Combat Marine Debris Unanimously Passes House
July 25, 2018
Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed S. 756, the Save Our Seas Act, a bill to assist local communities and states in removing garbage and debris from our oceans and shores. House Oceans Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) introduced the bill, H.R. 2748, last year. “In Alaska, we know first-hand the lasting impacts of marine debris,” said Alaska Congressman Don Young. “The Save Our Seas Act is an important piece of legislation ...
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...