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  • Congressman Young Supports FY19 Appropriations Package for Critical Government Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense , Alaska Energy Issues, Transportation and Infrastructure, Veterans, Budget

    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 rebuild our military which we will see at Fort Greely and JBER. This bill also prioritizes our veterans... Read more

  • Congressman Young Supports FY19 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense , Veterans

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19). Alaska Congressman Don Young supported the legislation and issued the following statement after its passage: “Supporting our men and women in uniform is one of my greatest responsibilities in Congress,” said Congressman Young. “Passing the FY19 DoD Appropriations bill today is important so we can restore our military readiness and invest in proper training, e... Read more

  • Young Supports Passage of House FY19 NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense , Veterans

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5515 the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. Alaska Congressman Don Young issued the following statement of support after the bill’s passage: “Every year, Congress passes the NDAA which authorizes our national defense spending for both domestic and overseas operations. This year’s bill ensures our military readiness by inventing and investing in new technology, war fighting tools, and increased number of troops,” said Cong... Read more

  • Young Supports Veteran-Focused Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved 14 pieces of legislation that will better serve American veterans and improve operations at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Alaska Congressman Don Young issued the following statement of support for the bills: “Today, the House voted to prioritize the needs of our veterans and continue our efforts to reform the VA,” said Congressman Young. “These bills all seek to remedy the different challenges our veterans face when they return home. I’m pr... Read more

  • Congressman Young Supports FY18 Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Native Health Care Issues, Transportation and Infrastructure, Veterans, Budget

    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 and veterans, protect our national security, combat and treat the opioid epidemic and keep our schoo... Read more

  • U.S. House Moves Ahead on Numerous Veterans-Related Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today released the following statement after this week’s House-passage of 14 bills aimed at assisting our nation’s veterans and ensuring they receive the care and commitment they earned through service to our nation. “As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day – a day to honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform – the House has committed to moving forward on numerous pieces of legislation on behalf of our nation’s veterans,” said... Read more

  • House Passes Bipartisan Package of Appropriations Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense , Alaska Energy Issues, Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Veterans, Government Overreach/ Overregulation

    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 government. It’s no way to do business, but it was necessary as we look to prioritize spending as we approac... Read more

  • Young Joins Bipartisan Effort in Congress to Protect Veterans Credit Ratings
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young joined a bipartisan group in Congress to introduce the Protecting Veterans Credit Act, which works to ensure veterans’ credit scores and credit reports are not adversely affected by delayed medical payments associated with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Veterans Choice Program and other VA Community Care programs. The legislation is sponsored by Rep. John Delaney (D-MD) and has a total of 20 cosponsors. “The implementation of the VA ... Read more

  • Alaska Delegation Reintroduces Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – The Alaska Congressional Delegation is continuing its efforts to provide equitable treatment to Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans by reintroducing the Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity Act. The legislation would amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to allow approximately 2,800 Alaska Natives who served during the Vietnam era, and missed an earlier opportunity because of that service, to apply for their government-promised Native allotment. “This has always been ... Read more

  • Young Applauds Enactment of Legislation Extending Highly Rural Veterans Transportation Program
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today applauded the bill signing of H.R. 5985, the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act, which extends numerous Veterans Administration (VA) programs, including the Highly Rural Veteran Transportation Grant (HRTG) program – originally set to expire at the end of Fiscal Year 2017. Congressman Young introduced H.R. 5558, the VA Highly Rural Transportation Program Extension Act, earlier this year to raise awareness for the looming e... Read more