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Congressman Don Young Stands with Organized Labor to Keep ANWR Open for Business

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) issued the following statement reminding House Democrats that their efforts to close ANWR to resource development is opposed by a significant number of national labor organizations in addition to trade unions: “Sometimes bad bills make for strange bedfellows, and this remains true for the Democrat-led effort to close ANWR. Organized labor and ...

Congressman Don Young Issues Statement on Court Ruling in Favor of Alaska

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Washington, D.C. – In a June 11, 2019 court decision, the State of Alaska won a major victory against the U.S. Forest Service, allowing the State to implement the 2004 Southeast Transportation Plan. The Southeast Transportation Plan will include the construction of roads on the twenty easements granted to Alaska under SAFETEA-LU – Congressman Don Young’s legislation signed into law by President Ge...

The Hill: Partisanship shouldn’t undermine our fisheries

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By: Congressman Don Young Partisan rancor may be standard operating procedure for most of Washington, but let’s not allow it to unravel the progress we’ve made for our country’s vital fisheries. As my colleagues and my state know, I’ve been on the frontlines for the fight for our fisheries for over 40 years - and I have no intentions of letting up. After creating an initial framework, former Rep. ...

The Hill: We must act to protect the health and future of our oceans

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Op-Ed as it appeared in The Hill. BY REPS. SUZANNE BONAMICI (D-ORE.) AND DON YOUNG (R-ALASKA), OPINION Oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet and are home to more than a thousand species of marine life. Oceans generate the oxygen that we breathe. They regulate our climate and provide healthy meals for people daily. Coastal communities rely on healthy oceans—as do shellfish, fish, marine m...

Alaska Delegation Hails Landmark Agreement for Life-Saving Road

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U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today released the following statements after the Department of the Interior and the King Cove Corp. signed an agreement authorizing a small land exchange needed to construct a short, gravel, life-saving road that will connect King Cove, Alaska to the all-weather airport in nearby Cold Bay. “I have been working with the res...

Congressional App Challenge

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It is my honor to co-host the 2017 Congressional App Challenge – a nationwide competition to engage our nation’s youth and encourage participation in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related fields. The Congressional App Challenge, established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, is a unique opportunity for high school age students to compete with th...

Legislative Hearing Scheduled for Young’s King Cove Land Transfer Legislation

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Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 the House Natural Resource Subcommittee on Federal Lands will hold a legislative hearing on Alaska Congressman Don Young’s legislation to facilitate a life-saving road for the isolated community of King Cove, Alaska. H.R. 218, the King Cove Road Land Exchange Act (Rep. Don Young), to provide for the exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the...

E&E News: Young introduces resolutions to undo drilling, hunting rules

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E&E News: Young introduces resolutions to undo drilling, hunting rules By Emily Yehle, E&E News reporter Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young wants lawmakers to use the Congressional Review Act to strike down recent regulations on drilling and hunting in his state. Young introduced two joint resolutions on Friday. H.J. Res. 34 would undo final operating standards for exploratory drilling in the Arctic...

Congressman Young's May E-Newsletter

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Dear Friends, Congressman Don Young Shares a Message with E-newsletter Subscribers (click here to watch). Thank you for being part of this email newsletter. More than 12,000 Alaskans have already joined me on this endeavor to open the lines of communication, stay connected, and keep you informed on the many issues before Congress. I thank you for your continued engagement, input and support as we ...

Congressman Young's March E-Newsletter

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Dear Friends, While Alaskans know and understand the unique relationship we share with the federal government – clearly defined by our statehood compact and the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANCILA) – it’s a constant battle in Congress to educate my colleagues and push back against policies and regulations that undermine our state’s social and economic future. Over the past mont...

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