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ICYMI: Congressman Young Had Sixth Bill Signed Into Law

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On Monday, December 17, 2018 President Donald Trump signed H.R. 3398, the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act authored by Alaska Congressman Don Young. “I thank President Trump for his signature on this legislation and what it means for the future of Freely Associated States (FAS) citizens,” said Congressman Young. “This bill provides a common-sense solution to a burdensome i...

House Approves Congressman Young’s REAL ID Bill

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The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved Alaska Congressman Don Young’s bill H.R. 3398, the REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act last night. “When Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005, it made no reference to the Freely Associated States (FAS) as among those classes having lawful status,” said Congressman Young. “As it is currently written, the law prevents FA...

Alaska Delegation Supports Administration’s Proposal to Reverse Federal Takeover of State Hunting Regulations

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U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today released the following statements after the Alaska Region of the National Park Service (NPS) proposed to amend its regulations for sport hunting and trapping on national preserves in Alaska. Under the proposed rule, the 2015 regulations will be removed to establish better consistency with the State of Alaska’s regul...

Committee Approves Protection for Alaska Native Culture

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Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved Alaska Congressman Don Young’s bill H.R. 4069. This measure will amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to protect traditional Alaska Native handicrafts that use non-edible parts of migratory birds. House Natural Resources Committee Hearing. “This bill protects the heritage of Alaska Natives and provides a commonsense solution,” said Congressman Y...

Bipartisan Support to Reform IRS

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Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5444 the “Taxpayer First Act” and H.R. 5445 the “21st Century IRS Act” with bipartisan support. These bills seek to reform the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to modernize the agency and refocus its priorities on the taxpayer. Alaska Congressman Don Young issued the following statement after passage: “For the federal agency that is entrusted with Amer...

Alaska Delegation Secures Temporary Extension for Vessel Incidental Discharge for Alaska Fishermen and Small Boat Operators

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congress sent President Trump legislation (S. 2273) to extend an exemption for Alaska fishing vessels, and commercials vessels less than 79 feet in length, from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) incidental discharge regulations, which expired on December 18, 2017. The temporarily extension – effective until January 19, 2018 – will provide fishing and small commercial ve...

All-of-the-Above Approach In House Natural Resources Committee

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Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young, Chairman Emeritus of the House Natural Resources Committee, went back to back to back in hearings today on issues critical to Alaska-based energy and resource development. H.R. 219, Swan Lake Hydroelectric Project Boundary Correction Act (Rep. Don Young): In a morning hearing by the House Subcommittee on Federal Lands, the panel reviewed legislation...

Congressman Young's September Washington Report

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Dear Friends, Congressman Don Young Shares a Message with E-newsletter Subscribers (click here to watch). Thank you once again for being part of this important email newsletter – an effort by me and my team to stay in touch, engage with Alaskans from across all corners of our state, and keep you informed on the many issues before Congress. As you may know, we’ve seen a number of important successe...

House Passes Bipartisan Package of Appropriations Bills

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Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the House approved H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, a bipartisan package that includes the Fiscal Year 2018 Defense, Military Construction-VA, Energy and Water Development, and Legislative Branch appropriations bills. “For years, this process has eroded away from regular order into a series of late hour, multi-package efforts to fund the governme...

Young Shares Statement on EPA Proposal to Roll Back WOTUS Rule

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Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s proposed rule to effectively roll back the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and re-codify the Clean Water Act (CWA) as it existed prior to 2015: “The WOTUS rule represented so much of what was wrong with the Obama administration – a sweeping expansion of ...

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