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Congressman Young Supports FY18 Appropriations Bill

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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 ...

Alaska Delegation Hails Landmark Agreement for Life-Saving Road

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U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today released the following statements after the Department of the Interior and the King Cove Corp. signed an agreement authorizing a small land exchange needed to construct a short, gravel, life-saving road that will connect King Cove, Alaska to the all-weather airport in nearby Cold Bay. “I have been working with the res...

Natural Resources Committee Approves 3 Bills by Young

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 200, H.R. 4475 and S. 825, all legislation sponsored by Alaska Congressman Don Young. “Alaska is considered the gold standard of fisheries management and this industry is crucial to our local economy,” Congressman Young stated. “My bill, H.R. 200, updates the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) to ensure regional fisheries are a...

Congressman Young Leads House-Passage of King Cove Road Land Transfer Exchange Act

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Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today led efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives to approve the passage of H.R. 218, the King Cove Road Land Exchange Act, legislation he’s spearheading with Alaska Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan to facilitate a life-saving road for the isolated community of King Cove, Alaska. Met with opposition featuring dishonest and misleading arg...

U.S. House to Focus its Efforts on Alaska-related Policy Next Week

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Washington, D.C. – Next week, the U.S. House of Representatives will focus its efforts on a number of Alaska-related items, including Congressman Don Young’s legislation to authorize the construction of a life-saving road from King Cove to Cold Bay, an oversight hearing on the development of Alaska’s onshore energy resources and a subcommittee review of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. U.S. House to Con...

House Committee Passes Young’s Legislation to Facilitate Construction of King Cove Road

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee passed legislation introduced by Alaska Congressman Young – H.R. 218, the King Cove Land Exchange Act – to authorize a land exchange to facilitate the construction of a life-saving road from the isolated community of King Cove to the City of Cold Bay, the home to an all-weather airport featuring Alaska’s fifth-longest runway. The comm...

Reps. Torres and Young Introduce Bill to Renew Special Diabetes Programs for Indians (SDPI)

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WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA), Ranking Member on the Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee, and Alaska Congressman Don Young and introduced the Special Diabetes Program for Indians Reauthorization Act of 2017, a bill that would renew the Special Diabetes Programs for Indians (SDPI) before it expires on September 30, 2017. “Currently over 50% of adults in ...

Young Renews Fight for Reliable Emergency Access for King Cove

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Washington, D.C. – The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands today met to discuss Alaska Congressman Don Young’s legislation to facilitate a life-saving road for the isolated community of King Cove, Alaska. Congressman Young testifying on behalf of H.R. 218, the King Cove Land Exchange Act (click here to watch) “When I watch lives die of my Alaska Natives, because someone has an ec...

Legislative Hearing Scheduled for Young’s King Cove Land Transfer Legislation

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Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 the House Natural Resource Subcommittee on Federal Lands will hold a legislative hearing on Alaska Congressman Don Young’s legislation to facilitate a life-saving road for the isolated community of King Cove, Alaska. H.R. 218, the King Cove Road Land Exchange Act (Rep. Don Young), to provide for the exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the...

Young Ushers Second Bill Through House in Less Than Two Weeks, Continues Ahead with Aggressive Legislative Agenda

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Washington, D.C. – Less than two weeks after championing House-passage of legislation to overturn a misguided rule by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Congressman Don Young is once again advancing legislation – H.R. 228, the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017 – through the House and on to the Senate. Young’s legislation, which unanimously passed th...

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