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Congressman Don Young Condemns Biden Administration’s Move to Tap Strategic Petroleum Reserve

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young released the following statement in response to President Biden’s decision to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve: "Across Alaska and the rest of our nation, hardworking American families are feeling the impacts of rising fuel prices. These costs touch every part of daily life. Whether it is increased heating expenses, more expens...

Congressman Don Young Announces $20 Million Department of Transportation RAISE Grant for Cordova’s South Harbor Restoration Project

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $20 million to the City of Cordova for the ongoing rebuild of its South Harbor. This initiative will restore the South Harbor docks and floats, in addition to providing funding for sheet piling, dredging, and construction of a new drive-down floatplane and vessel service do...

Alaska Delegation Criticizes Biden Administration Rule to Restrict Economic Activity Across the Tongass

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U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, issued the following statements after the U.S. Forest Service announced it will attempt to re-impose near-blanket restrictions on road construction and other economic activities across millions of acres of the Tongass National Forest. The Forest Service will seek to do this by proposing a new rule to reinstate t...

Congressman Don Young’s Video Message and Statement Following House Passage of Democrat Reconciliation Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, following House passage of H.R. 5367, the Build Back Better Act, Alaska Congressman Don Young released the following statement and video remarks. "This morning, I voted NO on the Democrats' so-called Build Back Better Act, sometimes known as ‘the reconciliation bill.’ This multi-trillion dollar far-left spending spree will put us further into debt, raise taxes on almost a...

Young, Dingell Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ban PFAS in Food Containers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the bipartisan Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act, which would prohibit intentionally added per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – or hazardous forever chemicals – in food packaging. “There is significant scientific evidence that PFAS chemicals pose a real risk to communities in Ala...

WATCH: Congressman Don Young Secures Commitment from Coast Guard to Expand Operations in Alaska

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a Tuesday hearing of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Alaska Congressman Don Young questioned the Coast Guard’s Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, Vice Admiral Paul Thomas, on a number of topics. At the hearing, Congressman Young pressed Vice Admiral Thomas on the Coast Guard’s plans to utilize funding from the recently enacted Infrastructu...

Congressman Don Young Applauds Selection of Anchorage as the Location for the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young applauded the Department of Defense (DoD) selection of Anchorage, Alaska as the location for the new Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies. The establishment of the Stevens Center has been a long-time priority for Congressman Young, who successfully included a provision establishing the center in the House-passed National Defense Auth...

Congressman Don Young Helps Introduce Landmark Cannabis Legalization Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Alaska Congressman Don Young, Co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, helped introduce the States Reform Act — legislation to protect state-legal cannabis policies by ending federal marijuana prohibition. Congressman Young is joined on this legislation by Congresswoman Nancy Mace (R-SC), Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA), Congressman Peter Meijer (R-MI), and Co...

Congressman Don Young Fights for Alaska’s Fisheries, Leads Committee Hearing of His Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young served as Ranking Member at a legislative hearing of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife. Congressman Young’s Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) reauthorization bill (H.R. 59) received a hearing alongside Subcommittee Chairman Jared Huffman’s (D-CA) own MSA reauthorization bill. During t...

Congressman Don Young Applauds Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Enactment, Attends President’s White House Signing Ceremony

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young attended the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s signing ceremony at the White House. Following the bill’s enactment by President Biden, Congressman Young released the below statement: "Today is a very big day for our nation and its economic future. I am grateful to have had a front-row seat as the President signed the bipartisan Infrastr...

Congressman Don Young Welcomes Two Staff Hires to Fairbanks and Washington, D.C. Offices

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young announced the hiring of two staff members who will be working in his Fairbanks and Washington, D.C. congressional offices. In Fairbanks, Nicole Angelo serves as Special Assistant to Congressman Young. In her role, she monitors and updates the Congressman and his State Director on state and local issues. Additionally, she acts as the Congressma...

Congressman Young’s Statement Following House Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young released the below statement following his yes vote on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which passed the House late last night: “Last night, I voted in support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, commonly referred to as the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Our country is an economic powerhouse in no small part due to our h...

Congressman Don Young’s Statement on First Federal Land Allotments for Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) completed the first federal land allotments under the Alaska Native Vietnam-era Veteran Land Allotment Program. On March 12, 2019, President Donald Trump signed S. 47, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, which was shepherded through the House by ...

Picturesque Alaska: Congressman Don Young Invites Alaskans to Submit Original Photos of Alaska’s Natural, Cultural, and Architectural Wonders for Virtual Photo Exhibit

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young announced, “Picturesque Alaska,” an initiative to showcase Alaskan photographers of all experience levels on the Congressman’s official social media channels as part of a virtual photo exhibit. Throughout the remainder of the year, Congressman Young will use his social media accounts to highlight original photos taken by photographers who call...

Young-Backed Legislation to Improve Urban Indian Health Care Passes House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young helped the House pass H.R. 5221 – the Urban Indian Health Confer Act. This bipartisan legislation, which Congressman Young cosponsored, requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to confer with urban Indian organizations (UIOs) on health care policies and initiatives for the Native populations UIOs serve. Under current law...

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