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Young Supports Land Transfer for Southeast Alaska

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved S. 825, the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land Transfer Act. Alaska Congressman Don Young spoke in support of the legislation on the House Floor. “The Consortium provides comprehensive healthcare to Native communities throughout Alaska’s panhandle. It also delivers healthcare on behalf of the federal government through self-determinat...

Bipartisan Comprehensive TB Elimination Act of 2018 Introduced in House of Representatives

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Today, the Comprehensive TB Elimination Act of 2018, was introduced by Representatives Gene Green (D-TX), Don Young (R-AK), Eliot Engel (D-NY), and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). While recent data shows that 95 percent of cases and deaths are in developing countries, tuberculosis (TB) cases continue to occur in the United States with more than 9,000 patients diagnosed annually. “I’m proud to introduc...

Alaska Delegation Welcomes Critical HIDTA Designation to Combat Drug Trafficking and Reduce Supply of Illegal Drugs

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The Alaska Congressional Delegation today welcomed a critical announcement by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to help facilitate greater cooperation, criminal case coordination and information sharing among local, tribal, state and federal agencies currently engaged in counter-drug trafficking operations in Alaska. The decision to designate areas surrounding Anchorage, Fairbanks...

Congressman Young Awarded the “Friend of the Developmental Disabilities Act Programs”

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Last week, members and advocates from Alaska’s disability community met with Alaska Congressman Don Young to discuss their legislative priorities and share their stories. The Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education presented Congressman Young the “Friend of the Developmental Disabilities Act Program” Award. Congressman Young met with the group in Anchorage to discuss legislative p...

Young Supports Denali Kid Care and Community Health Center Funding in House-Passed Legislation

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Washington, D.C. – With the support of Alaska Congressman Don Young, today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3922, the Championing Healthy Kids Act, bipartisan legislation to fund important safety net programs like the state Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP), known as Denali KidCare in Alaska, and Federal Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). “These two programs, which have provi...

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 on Healthcare Executive Order: “One Way to Potentially Relieve Burdens Placed on Premium Payers”

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Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today shared the following statement on the White House Executive Order “Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States:” “I welcome this decision; a stringent review by our federal agencies to see whether steps can be made to relieve the pain and pressures of a law that have caused so much grief and hardship for hardworking Ala...

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...

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...

Young Responds to Inquiries on Healthcare Negotiations in Senate

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Washington, D.C. – In response to questions regarding ongoing healthcare negotiations in the Senate, particularly as they pertain to Alaska-specific priorities, Congressman Don Young shared the following statement: “Very simply, Obamacare is a broken law that continues to fail Alaskan families, workers and small businesses. My position has been and continues to be that it must be repealed and rewo...

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