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Congressman Don Young Introduces Legislation to Invest in Clean Water Infrastructure

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Washington, D.C. – Legislation introduced in the House yesterday will help states and local communities – including small and rural communities – address their wastewater infrastructure needs. The bill improves the wastewater infrastructure permitting process and provides flexibility communities often need to take on complex projects. The Wastewater Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2021 was intro...

Alaska Congressional Delegation Applauds Historic USDA Purchase of Seafood for Food Assistance Programs

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Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, applauded the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) approval of a Section 32 purchase of up to $159.4 million in domestically produced seafood, fruits, legumes, and nuts for distribution to food assistance programs in Alaska and across the country. “Whether it is farmers, ranchers, fo...

Congressman Don Young Sends Letter to DHS Secretary Mayorkas Urging Emergency Support and Coordination with the Canadian Government to Save Alaska’s 2021 Cruise Season

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young sent a letter to Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, requesting emergency assistance on behalf of the 23,000 workers employed by the Alaska tourism industry. These workers and the businesses that employ them are currently facing economic ruin following Canada’s decision to close its ports, in addition to the o...

Congressman Don Young Continues to Lead on Reforming Federal Cannabis Policy, Co-Leads Landmark Legalization Legislation

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Washington, D.C. – Congressional Cannabis Caucus Co-Chairs Congressmen Don Young (AK-AL) and Dave Joyce (OH-14) have introduced the Common Sense Cannabis Reform for Veterans, Small Businesses and Medical Professionals Act. This important legislation aims to responsibly reform the federal government’s outdated and ineffective cannabis policy. “For too long, the federal government's outdated cannabi...

Congressman Don Young Introduces Legislation to Rectify 50-Year Injustice Keeping Land from Southeast Alaska Native Communities

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young introduced legislation to allow the Alaska Native communities of Haines, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, and Tenakee to form urban corporations and receive land entitlements under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). During ANCSA’s drafting process, these five Southeast communities were not included, preventing them from r...

Congressman Don Young Introduces Legislation to Protect Oceans and Marine Life

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young introduced the American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act, legislation to direct NOAA to establish the American Fisheries Advisory Committee with the goal of keeping fishing communities healthy and viable through local collaboration, data collection, and expanded research investments. Upon introduction, Congressman Young was joined by Congressw...

Congressman Don Young Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Safeguard Tribal Items

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Young (R-AK), Republican Leader of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples, and Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernández (D-NM), Chair of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples, have introduced the STOP Act, bipartisan legislation to prohibit the exporting of sacred Native American items and increase penalties for stealing and illegally trafficking Tribal cultural p...

Congressman Don Young Announces FY 2022 Alaska Member-Directed Funding Requests

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young announced his Community Project Funding requests submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations. Community Project Funding allows all Members of Congress to request funding for specific projects in their communities. These requests are subject to strict transparency and accountability rules, which can be found here. Funding submissions for...

Representatives Young, Price, and Levin Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Language Skills, Boost American International Competitiveness

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WASHINGTON, DC (April 30, 2021) – Today, Representatives Don Young (R-AK), David Price (D-NC), and Andy Levin (D-MI) introduced the bipartisan Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act, which would support world language and international education programs at colleges and universities. These programs educate and equip students and professionals with vital skills to successfully e...

Young, Garcia, Menendez, Paul Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Marijuana Data Collection Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Don Young (R-AK), Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would create a first-of-its-kind comprehensive study into the impacts and effects of state-legalized medicinal and non-medicinal marijuana programs. The study would serve to better inform public polic...

Congressman Don Young Introduces Legislation to Protect Second Amendment Rights and Personal Liberty

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Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young, Co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, has introduced the Gun Rights And Marijuana (GRAM) Act, legislation to secure the Second Amendment rights of Americans living in jurisdictions with legal adult-use and medicinal marijuana. Congressmen Brian Mast (FL-18) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) have joined Congressman Young as original cosponsors of thi...

Congressman Don Young Introduces Bipartisan 2020 Census Deadline Extensions Act

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Washington, D.C. – This week, Alaska Congressman Don Young introduced the 2020 Census Deadline Extensions Act. This legislation extends the Census Bureau’s statutory deadlines for the delivery of apportionment and redistricting data and ensures the American people of the data’s quality and thoroughness. Congressman Young was joined by Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, Jimmy Gomez, Gerald E. Conn...

Congressman Don Young Receives Mongolian Friendship Medal from Mongolian Ambassador to the United States

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young, Co-Chair of the Congressional Mongolia Caucus, received the Mongolian Friendship Medal today at the Mongolian Embassy in Washington, D.C. The medal was awarded by Yondon Otgonbayar, Mongolian Ambassador to the United States. "It was my great honor to have been awarded the Mongolian Friendship Medal today by Ambassador Otgonbayar. I have alway...

Representatives Young & Salazar Join with Senators Rubio, Scott, & Sullivan To Introduce Cruise Act in House of Representatives

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Congresswoman María Elvira Salazar (FL-27), the Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Don Young (AK-AL), and a number of their House colleagues, introduced the Careful Resumption Under Improved Safety Enhancements (CRUISE) Act, which would revoke the CDC’s current No Sail Order on cruises and require the CDC to provide COVID-19 mitigation guidance for crui...

Delegation Tells Interior Department to Leave Politics out of Land Management Decisions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young call on the Department of the Interior to fulfill its promises to Alaska and Alaska Natives after the Department’s announcement that it will impose a two-year stay in the implementation of several new Public Land Orders (PLOs) in Alaska, despite the PLOs already being signed. These PLOs would have lifted withd...

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