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AK Delegation Applauds Major Missile Defense Increase in Trump Administration’s Budget Request

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Alaska Congressional delegation today applauded the Trump administration’s FY18 budget amendment for the Department of Defense, which requests $4 billion for missile defeat and defense upgrades to counter increasing threat from North Korea. This action includes $2.1 billion for missile defense, including $200 million in military construction for a new missile field at Fort Gre...

Concurrent Budget Resolution Paves Way for Tax Reform, Resource Development in ANWR

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Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today applauded the House-passage of H.Con. Res. 71, a concurrent budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2018 that paves the way to long overdue tax reform and resource development within the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). “This budget resolution not only lays the foundation for achieving much needed tax reform, it takes us o...

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...

House Approves 12-Part Appropriations Package, Includes Alaska Efforts and Priorities Championed by Congressman Young

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Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives successfully approved H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, a 12-part appropriations package that outlines the nation’s spending priorities for Fiscal Year 2018. The bill, which included the consideration of hundreds of amendments, represents movement towards returning to regular order and completing conside...

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...

House Approves New Sanctions on North Korea, Iran and Russia

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Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved H.R. 3364, the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanction Act, legislation authorizing additional sanctions on North Korea, Iran, and Russia for recent actions that undermine the national security of the United States and its allies. Alaska Congressman Young, who joined 418 of his colleagues in support o...

Young Supports Passage of House FY18 NDAA

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, bipartisan legislation that focuses on reforming, repairing and rebuilding our nation’s military. The bill authorizes $695.9 billion in national defense spending for both domestic and overseas contingency operations, including a 2.4% pay increa...

Young Pushes for New Ground-based Interceptors in Amendment to National Defense Authorization

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Washington, D.C. – As the U.S. House of Representatives continues debate on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, Alaska Congressman Don Young is pushing for the inclusion of an amendment to strengthen our nation’s missile defense systems and authorize the development of an additional 28 Ground-based Interceptors. Young’s amendment to the NDAA, expected to be voted on...

Young Commends Successful Missile Defense Agency Test

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Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young, a member of the House Missile Defense Caucus, today applauded the successful U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) intercept test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) element of the nation's ballistic missile defense system, located at the Pacific-Spaceport Complex Alaska (PSCA) on Kodiak, Island. “For years, intelligence reports have pred...

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