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Congressman Young Presents Congressional Medal to Local Kodiak Student

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Yesterday, Alaska Congressman Don Young presented the Congressional Award Silver Medal to Kodiak High School student Rafael Bitanga for his exceptional community service. “I’m very proud to present this award to Rafael today as he has dedicated so much of his time to give back to Kodiak,” said Congressman Young. “Over the last two years as Rafael has worked to earn this award, he has been committe...

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...

STOP School Violence Act Passes House

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Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4909 the “Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act.” Alaska Congressman Don Young issued a statement following the passage of the legislation: “As a former teacher, I know how important it is for students to both be safe and feel safe at school,” said Congressman Young. “Far too often, mental health services in our school...

Congressman Young Announces 2018 Service Academy Nominations

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Alaska Congressman Don Young announced his official list of Alaskan students nominated for appointment to a United States Service Academy for the class of 2022. “I’m always proud of the young students who are interested in serving our country,” said Congressman Young. “This year, I’m delighted to nominate an exceptional group of Alaskans to our nation’s service academies. These nominees reflect th...

During Hunger Action Month, Bipartisan Lawmakers Push to Expand Summer Meals Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—In recognition of Hunger Action Month, this week Representatives Don Young (AK-At Large) and Rick Larsen (WA-02) are highlighting bipartisan legislation they have introduced to fight childhood hunger and expand access to summer meal programs throughout the country. “Hunger Action Month is a very real reminder that we have a long way to go in addressing food security and hunger in ...

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...

Young Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Remove Barriers, Provide Support for Homeless and Foster Students in Higher Education

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Washington, D.C. – Representatives Don Young (R-AK) and Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today introduced the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act of 2017 to help remove barriers and provide support to help homeless and foster kids access and succeed in higher education. “Access to higher education should be available t...

Bipartisan Group in House Introduce Bill to Support Language Education

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Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young recently joined Reps. David Price (D-NC), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), and Joe Crowley (D-NY) to introduce H.R. 3096, the World Language Advancement Act, which would help state and local school districts implement innovative K-12 language programs, including those that focus on Alaska Native and American Indian languages. Since 2012, there has been no feder...

East Anchorage High School Student Wins Congressional Art Competition for Alaska

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Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today announced the 2015 Congressional Art Competition winner for Alaska, East Anchorage High School student Laura Horton recognized for her piece titled “Celebrating the Generations.” “Each year I am impressed by the artistic talents displayed by young Alaskan artists and this year was no exception,” said Congressman Don Young. “Laura’s unique and c...

Congressman Young Shares Thoughts on U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

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Washington, D.C. – Alaskan Congressman Don Young today shared the following message as the United States assumes its two year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, an eight nation intergovernmental organization for Arctic nations and its peoples: Congressman Young shares his thoughts on U.S. Chairmanship of Arctic Council (click here to watch). “Today, we are taking over the two year chairmanship of...

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