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Congress Approves Legislation to Dismantle Provisions at Heart of Obamacare

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Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives and Alaska Congressman Don Young today approved H.R. 3762, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015, a bill to repeal the most egregious provisions and taxes at the heart of the President’s healthcare law, including penalties for the individual and employer mandate. Congressman Young sharing his thoughts following the pa...

Setting the Record Straight on President Obama’s NDAA Veto

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By vetoing the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the President showed his true colors by placing politics over the well-being of our men and women in uniform. During these times of increased global threats – whether from China, Russia, North Korea, the Islamic State, or terrorist networks – ensuring our service members have the resources they need to accomplish their mission should n...

21 Reasons the Iran Deal is a Bad Deal

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The more we find out about the Iran nuclear deal, the worse it looks. Each new day Congress reviews this deal, we discover more information and more reasons why this deal is simply unacceptable: 1. Though the deal was originally being negotiated to keep Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, in its final form the agreement would allow just that when it sunsets in 10-15 years. 2. This deal will accel...

Congressman Young Shares Message in Celebration of Ted Stevens Day

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Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today shared a message in celebration of Ted Stevens Day, the fourth Saturday in July: Congressman Young Shares Message in Celebration of Ted Stevens Day (click here to watch). “This is the 5th annual Ted Stevens Day, July 25th, 2015. Of course the theme is ‘get out and play’. God bless you all that live in Alaska. Ted feels the same way about it; to...

Alaska Journal of Commerce: Senators using budgets to put heat on administration, EPA

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Senators using budgets to put heat on administration, EPA BY ELWOOD BREHMER, ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE Alaska’s senators outlined their plans to continue to fight on resource and environment issues on which they say the Obama administration is overstepping its boundaries at the 40th annual Resource Development Council for Alaska meeting June 30. Sen. Dan Sullivan said Alaskans and the state’s con...

ADN: Alaska shellfish hatcheries endangered by ocean acidification, study says

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Alaska shellfish hatcheries endangered by ocean acidification, study says By: Erica Martinson Alaska's first shellfish hatcheries could be its last, given the impact of growing ocean acidification, according to a new report published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. The research -- by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Alaska and a shellfish hatchery -- found...

Ketchikan Daily News: EDITORIAL - A misnomer

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OPINION: A misnomer The Affordable Care Act is a misnomer. In Alaska health insurance companies — the ones not leaving the state or dropping their health insurance arm— predict premiums will increase between 24 and 38 percent on average in the next renewal period. That's after double digit increases in the most recent prior year. Alaskans can't afford ACC or Obamacare. While the intent of insuring...

ADN: Supreme Court upholds federal Obamacare subsidies

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Supreme Court upholds federal Obamacare subsidies By: Erica Martinson WASHINGTON -- Federal subsidies for federally-run health care markets -- like Alaska’s -- are legal, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Had the court ruled otherwise, more than 16,000 people in Alaska would have seen their premiums go up an estimated 520 percent. In a 6-3 vote in King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court said that Affor...

YourAlaskaLink: US Supreme Court Rules on Affordable Care Act Subsidies

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US Supreme Court Rules on Affordable Care Act Subsidies By Marissa Silver Anchorage, AK - The State of Alaska is breathing a sigh of relief Thursday as the US Supreme Court ruled six to three to uphold Burwell in the case of King vs Burwell, meaning.... "Alaskans that are receiving the premium tax credits under the Affordable Care Act will be able to keep them and be able to continue to receive th...

Politico: Congress at War

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Congress at War The Capitol Hill ranks on why they enlisted and what it means now By Staff Elected office and military service have always been closely linked in American politics. But increasingly, when issues like sending troops to Syria or making deals with Iran come to the floor in Congress, they’re decided by a majority of members who have never served themselves. In the late 1970s, as the Wo...

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