Skip to Content
Home / news / Veterans

Veterans

Congressman Young Supports FY19 Appropriations Package for Critical Government Funding

| Posted in Press Releases

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...

Congressman Young Supports FY19 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill

| Posted in Press Releases

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 Appropriatio...

Young Supports Passage of House FY19 NDAA

| Posted in Press Releases

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 inven...

Young Supports Veteran-Focused Legislation

| Posted in Press Releases
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. “The...

Congressman Young Supports FY18 Appropriations Bill

| Posted in Press Releases

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 ...

U.S. House Moves Ahead on Numerous Veterans-Related Bills

| Posted in Press Releases
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 com...

House Passes Bipartisan Package of Appropriations Bills

| Posted in Press Releases

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 Joins Bipartisan Effort in Congress to Protect Veterans Credit Ratings

| Posted in Press Releases
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 sp...

Alaska Delegation Reintroduces Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity Act

| Posted in Press Releases
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 beca...

Young Applauds Enactment of Legislation Extending Highly Rural Veterans Transportation Program

| Posted in Press Releases
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 Highl...

Connect With Don