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Congressman Don Young Stands Up for Alaska Native Subsistence Trapping Rights at Natural Resources Committee Hearing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, Alaska Congressman Don Young, Member of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife of the United States, spoke out against H.R. 4716 – the so-called Refuge From Cruel Trapping Act. If enacted, this bill could have catastrophic impacts on subsistence trappers, namely, Alaska Natives. Currently, H.R. 4716 includes no exemption for subsistence trapp...

Delegation Announces Disaster Declarations for Alaska Fisheries

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, today welcomed determinations from the Department of Commerce that fishery disasters have occurred in numerous Alaska fisheries, allowing them to receive critical relief funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The funding can be distributed to fishermen and their...

Congressman Don Young Secures Committee Passage of Bipartisan Conservation Legislation with Crucial Alaska Provisions Included

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Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, Alaska Congressman Don Young helped the House Natural Resources Committee pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA). This bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by Congressman Young, helps recover and conserve at-risk species. RAWA invests $1.3 billion annually to help states fund on-the-ground, science-based conservation efforts. Additionally, $97.5 million i...

Amid Rocky COVID-19 Rapid Test Rollout, Congressman Don Young Presses the Administration for Answers on Behalf of Concerned Alaskans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young sent a letter to Jeffrey Zients, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, pressing him to answer mounting questions from Alaskans surrounding federally issued COVID-19 rapid antigen tests. On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, the federal government launched its online COVID-19 rapid test order system. Within hours of launch, countless Alaskans c...

Sullivan, Young Announce $925 Million in Federal Investments for Alaska

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young (both R-Alaska) today welcomed significant new federal investments in major Alaska infrastructure priorities, secured by years of work through the passage of various Water Resources Development Acts (WRDA), advocacy with the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), congressional hearings, and the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs A...

Delegation Welcomes Major Announcement on Denali Park Road

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Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, issued the following statements after Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that $25 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law is being made available to expedite a solution for Denali Park Road access. The investment is one of the first that the Department of the Interior (DOI) h...

“No Action” Administration Targets NPR-A for Latest Restrictions on Alaska Resource Development

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Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, issued the following statements after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) signaled that it plans to close millions of additional acres in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska to responsible resource development. “For years, the NPR-A has been crucial to providing affordable energy to families a...

Congressman Don Young Welcomes Alaskan Kellie Chong to Washington, D.C. Staff

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young announced that Kellie Chong of Fairbanks has been hired to serve as a Legislative Assistant in his Washington, D.C. office. Previously, Kellie worked for U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) as a Legislative Aide. She attended George Mason University where she graduated with a degree in Government and International Politics. She also serves as C...

Alaska Delegation Welcomes Additional H-2B Visas

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Anchorage, AK – U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, welcomed an announcement from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) that a joint temporary final rule will soon be implemented to ensure an additional 20,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas will be made available nationwide for Fiscal Year (FY) 20...

Congressman Don Young to President Biden and Vice President Harris: Keep Your Promise, Engage on Cannabis Reform

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, sent a letter to President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala D. Harris, urging them to remove cannabis as a Schedule I substance and to engage in legislative efforts to reform federal cannabis policies. Click here for the full letter. Under current law, ...

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