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Congressman Don Young Applauds Successful Missile Defense Exercise over the Pacific Ocean

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young, member of the House Missile Defense Caucus, released the following statement in response to a successful test of ground-based interceptors over the Pacific Ocean by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Congressman Young has successfully worked with the Alaska Delegation to secure over $2.1 billion for Ballistic Missile Defense installations, inc... Read more »

Rep. Courtney Reintroduces Bipartisan Agent Orange Exposure Fairness Act

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Washington – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) reintroduced the Agent Orange Exposure Fairness Act in the 116th Congress with Congressman Don Young (AK-At Large) and Congressman John Larson (CT-01). This bipartisan bill removes onerous manifestation requirements from certain diseases which the VA has linked to Agent Orange exposure. Congressman Courtney first introduced this bill in July 201... Read more »

ICYMI: Congressman Young Joins President Trump for Coast Guard Authorization Bill Signing

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Earlier this week Alaska Congressman Don Young joined President Donald Trump in the Oval Office as he signed S. 140, the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, into law. President Donald J. Trump signs S.140 The Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in the Oval Office of the White House.(Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) “I’m pro... Read more »

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... Read more »

Congressman Young Supports FY19 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill

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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... Read more »

Young Supports Passage of House FY19 NDAA

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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... Read more »

Congressman Young Responds to Iran Nuclear Deal

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Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young shared the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s decision about the nuclear deal with Iran: “Today’s decision highlights this Administration’s commitment to our country’s national security and the safety of our global allies,” said Congressman Young. “When the Iran Nuclear Deal was negotiated, the previous Administration refused to seek the ad... Read more »

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... Read more »

Young Issues Statement Regarding House Intelligence Committee Memo

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Alaska Congressman Don Young released the following statement after reading the classified memo prepared by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. “As Dean of the House, I’ve served in this body for 45 years with 9 different Presidents and after reading the memo – I’m extremely concerned," said Congressman Young. "The findings in this memo are deeply troubling and I’m requesting a v... Read more »

Young Applauds House-Passage of Bicameral National Defense Authorization Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conference Report to H.R. 2810, the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, a bipartisan, bicameral agreement that authorizes $634.2 billion for base budget requirements, $65.7 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) and includes a number of Alaska-focused provisions championed by Alaska Congressman Don Y... Read more »

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