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Rep. Young Encourages President Obama to Focus on Bipartisan Jobs Agenda at SOTU

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WASHINGTON, DC. – In anticipation of President Obama’s State of the Union address to the nation tomorrow night, Alaskan Congressman Don Young released the following statement detailing what he would like to hear from the President: “Each year the State of the Union address is an opportunity for the President to lay out his legislative priorities and vision for the coming year. As President Obama b... Read more »

Congressman Young Comment on FDA Environmental Assessment of Frankenfish

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WASHINGTON, DC – Alaskan Congressman Don Young today released the following statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) environmental assessment decision that genetically engineered salmon pose “no significant impact” on the environmental or public’s health: “I’ve said from the beginning that frankenfish pose a grave threat to Alaska’s wild salmon stocks, and today’s decision... Read more »

Rep. Young Votes to Audit the Fed

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Alaskan Congressman Don Young voted today for H.R. 459, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act – a bill that would authorize a complete audit of the United States Federal Reserve by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). This bill requires the GAO to conduct such an audit within 12 months of the enactment date of this law and deliver the report to Congress within 90 days of the completion date.... Read more »

Rep. Young Commends State for Standing Up to EPA

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Alaskan Congressman Don Young released the following statement today praising the State of Alaska for its rejection of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extension of the North American Emission Control Area (ECA) into the southeastern and southern coasts of Alaska: “The extension of the emission control area into Alaska is just another example of the EPA’s nonstop attack on Alaska and it... Read more »

Rep. Young Secures Amendment to Limit Roadless Rule

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The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 4402, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act – legislation that includes Alaskan Congressman Don Young’s amendment to exempt certain mining activities located on national forest land from the 2001 Forest Service Roadless Rule. For nearly a decade, mining projects throughout Alaska were exempt from the Roadless Rule. However, in 2... Read more »

Rep. Young Votes to Cut Taxes on Small Businesses

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Alaskan Congressman Don Young released the following statement today after voting for H.R. 9, the Small Business Tax Deduction Act – a bill that will allow a small business (fewer than 500 employees) to take a 20% tax deduction: “Whenever I go home to Alaska, small business owners from across the state seem to agree on one thing – they are both overtaxed and overregulated. Instead of having money ... Read more »

Statement from Rep. Young on Payroll-Tax Holiday Extension

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After voting to pass legislation that would, among other things, extend the payroll tax holiday through the end of the year, Alaska Congressman Don Young released the following statement: “Although this isn’t a perfect bill, it’s the right thing to do for the American people,” said Rep. Young. “Passing this bill today means hardworking Alaskans will not see their taxes raised by as much as $1000 ... Read more »

Rep. Young Comments on President’s Budget

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Alaskan Congressman Don Young released the following statement today in response to President Obama releasing his FY 2013 budget: “Instead of releasing a realistic budget blueprint for this country, President Obama instead released nothing more than a campaign document consisting of the same ‘tax and spend’ policies that got us into this mess in the first place. The President promised when he too... Read more »

Rep. Young Votes to Cut Taxes, Create Jobs

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With Alaska Congressman Don Young’s support, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act of 2011. This important legislation extends many provisions scheduled to expire at the end of the year. Most importantly, this legislation is fully paid-for and includes extensions of the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits as well as a two-year free... Read more »

Rep. Young to Patriotic Millionaires: “Lead By Example; Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is”

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In light of efforts by a select group of millionaires and political leaders to raise tax rates on certain Americans, Alaskan Congressman Don Young has introduced H.R. 3504, the DebtPatriots.Gov Act of 2011. This legislation would modernize an existing Department of Treasury Website and give it an easily recognizable domain name (debtPatriots.gov). This website will better serve the function of re... Read more »

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