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 Announces Over $1.7 Million in Grants to Protect Alaskan Wildlife
August 9, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Don Young announced over $1.7 million in grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) under the Species Recovery Grants to States Program. The Species Recovery Grants to States Program is designed to support management, research, and outreach campaigns for the conservation of wildlife on the Endangered Species List. Congressman Young voted in support of funding for the Species Recovery Grants to States Program as part of the Consoli...
Congressman Don Young Applauds Justice Department Public Safety Funding for Rural Alaska Villages
August 2, 2019
Washington, D.C. – This week, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced nearly $5 million in funding to bolster law enforcement in 20 Alaska Native Villages. This funding is part of the 2019 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) program, and is designed to help address ongoing law enforcement and public safety issues affecting rural Native villages. In response to DOJ’s grant announcement, Alaska Congressman Don Young release...
Congressman Don Young Officially Becomes a Member of the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus
August 1, 2019
Washington, D.C. – This week Alaska Congressman Don Young (R-AK) officially became a member of the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus (RCC). Named after noted conservationist and American President Teddy Roosevelt, the RCC is an effort to champion the environmental legacy of conservatives by promoting market-based environmental stewardship and conservation legislation in Congress. The RCC is Co-Chaired in the House by Congressman Brian Mast and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. Senate Co-Chairs include S...
Young, Bonamici Unveil Next Step to Remove, Prevent Marine Pollution
July 26, 2019
Washington, D.C. – This week, Representatives Don Young (R-AK) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Co-Chairs of the House Oceans Caucus, introduced legislation to strengthen efforts to remove and prevent marine debris. Every minute, the equivalent of a garbage truck full of plastic is dumped into our ocean. According to the United Nations, that is more than eight million metric tons a year. The bipartisan Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, H.R. 3969, will address the staggering amount of plastic in the ocean by im...
Alaska Congressional Delegation Commends USDA Purchase of Alaska Pollock Products for Food Nutrition Assistance Programs
July 24, 2019
WASHINGTON D.C.— U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, (all R-Alaska), today commended the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) approval of a Section 32 purchase of up to $41 million of surplus Alaska Pollock Products. USDA’s purchase of Alaska Pollock will be distributed to various food nutrition assistance programs, including charitable organizations. “With a wide range of health benefits and its popularity among consumers, Alaska Pollock is one of ...