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Congressman Young Supports FY19 Appropriations Package for Critical Government Funding

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Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young voted in support of H.R. 5895 the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19). “This legislation will guarantee funding for many important programs in Alaska,” said Congressman Young. “This bill provides support for our national security through crucial investments to reb...

Young Applauds New Coast Guard Investments Coming to Alaska

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The U.S. Coast Guard announced the homeporting of six Fast Response Cutters (FRC) across Southeast Alaska communities which will improve disaster response readiness, assist in search and rescue operations and protect local fisheries. As announced, two new FRCs will be homeported in Kodiak, one in Sitka, one in Seward and the two vessels in Ketchikan will remain in place. This will deliver many sub...

Congressman Young Supports FY18 Appropriations Bill

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Today, the House of Representatives voted on H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act which provides federal funding for Fiscal Year 2018. Alaska Congressman Don Young issued the follow statement after the passage: “Funding the government is one the main responsibilities of Congress,” Congressman Young said. “Today, the House voted to rebuild our infrastructure, support our military members ...

Young Votes to Reopen Federal Government

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Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young supported a Continuing Resolution (CR) to reopen the federal government. “Today, Congress fulfilled its duty to resume funding the federal government,” said Congressman Young. “Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer played politics with responsible governing by leading the charge to shut down the government. This was an avoidable crisis he championed and downright...

Young Advocates for Transparency and Accountability in Government Spending

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Today, the House Rules Committee held a hearing to discuss Article 1 of the Constitution regarding effective oversight and the power of the purse of Congress. The Committee welcomed House Members to discuss congressionally directed spending, also known as earmarks. Alaska Congressman Don Young testified before the Committee to offer his support: “As Dean of the House, I’ve watched this process be ...

Alaska Delegation Takes Next Step to Open Alaska’s 1002 Area

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, and Alaska Gov. Bill Walker today issued the following statements after the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources released budget reconciliation legislation to open a small part of the non-wilderness portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), known as the “1002 Area” or Coastal Plai...

Congressman Young's "This Week in Congress" for Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2017

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Dear Friends, Hello, this is Congressman Don Young coming to you from my desk in Washington, D.C. We’ve had a good week in Congress – one of the better weeks we’ve had in some time. We’ve been able to pass a number of bills out of the House and hold hearings on a wide range of important legislation, including one that I sponsored – H.R. 221, the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act. Congressman ...

Young Hits it Right on the Nose in Committee Testimony to Open ANWR’s 1002 Area

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young joined a unified group of Alaskans in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to speak in favor of ending the years-long prohibition against oil and gas development in the 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) – an area specifically set aside by Congress in 1980 for future development. Young, an ardent supporter of ...

Concurrent Budget Resolution Paves Way for Tax Reform, Resource Development in ANWR

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Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today applauded the House-passage of H.Con. Res. 71, a concurrent budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2018 that paves the way to long overdue tax reform and resource development within the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). “This budget resolution not only lays the foundation for achieving much needed tax reform, it takes us o...

Young Weighs in on House-Passed FY 18 Budget Resolution, Spearheads Efforts to Open ANWR Through Reconciliation Process

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Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today shared the following statement on House passage of H.Con. Res. 71, the fiscal year 2018 congressional budget resolution: “This budget is not everything we wanted, but it’s something we have to have in order to get this country back on track,” said Congressman Don Young. “Otherwise, we can’t move forward on tax reform – vitally important to stre...

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