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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...

Congressman Don Young Helps Introduce Legislation to Assist Veterans and Law Enforcement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Alaska Congressman Don Young helped introduce the bipartisan Supporting Every at-Risk Veteran In Critical Emergencies (SERVICE) Act. The SERVICE Act creates a pilot program within the Department of Justice to provide grants to law enforcement agencies to create local veteran response teams — teams of military veteran law enforcement officers that respond to other vete...

House Passes Young-Backed Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to 13 Servicemembers Killed During Afghanistan Evacuation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young released the following statement applauding the passage of legislation he cosponsored to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 U.S. servicemembers who were killed during the evacuation from Afghanistan in August: “Two months ago, our nation tragically lost 13 brave patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to others,” sa...

Congressman Don Young: Honor and Respect Alaska’s Wild Game; Use Every Part of the Animal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young released video remarks echoing the recent message shared by Alaskan Chantelle Pence, author of a recent op-ed in the Anchorage Daily News titled Eat the fat: honoring our harvest of Alaska game. In her essay, Pence details life as a hunter and lessons learned from her husband’s Alaska Native family. Crucially, Pence calls on hunters to respect...

Congressman Don Young Launches Television and Radio Ads to Help Alaskans Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy, Alleviate Pressure on Alaska’s Health Care Infrastructure

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young formally announced the launch of television and radio ads in support of the COVID-19 vaccination effort in Alaska. The spots, which are currently airing on Alaska’s News Source and radio stations such as KENI and KBRJ, come as Alaska continues to experience a surge of COVID-19 infections. Twenty health care facilities in Alaska have activated ...

Congressman Don Young Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Access to Child Care

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Don Young (R-AK-AL) and Congresswoman Nikema Williams (D-GA-05) have introduced the Care is an Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Act. This bipartisan legislation would require Economic Development Districts to show in their Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies how they will increase access to care-based services, including child care. “Supporting Alaska's...

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