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New DOD Arctic Security Studies Center Approved by Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA), including a provision authorizing a new regional Department of Defense (DOD) Center named the “Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies.” U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and chairman of Subcommittee on Readiness and Manageme...

Congressman Young’s Statement on Secretary Zinke’s Departure

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Alaska Congressman Don Young issued the following statement after Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced his departure from the Department: “Secretary Zinke has been a great friend to Alaska. I had the pleasure of serving with him on the House Natural Resources Committee and fully supported his mission since he took over at Interior,” said Congressman Young. “From finally allowing ...

Tribal Energy Legislation Goes to President’s Desk

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Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young helped pass S. 245 out of the U.S. House of Representatives. S. 245, the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act passed the House by unanimous consent and will now go to the President’s desk for final approval. Congressman Young spoke in support of this legislation today on the House Floor: “Promoting energy projects is critical for economic ...

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...

Congressman Young Secures Alaska Provisions in FY 19 Interior, Environment, Financial Services and General Government Funding Bill

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H.R. 6147 the Interior, Environment, Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 19). Alaska Congressman Don Young secured a number of amendments to the legislation that benefit Alaska. This bill provides $58.675 billion in total discretionary budget authority for agencies within the Interior, Environment, ...

House Approves Congressman Young’s Legislation to Improve Arctic Surveying

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 221, Hydrographic Services Improvements Act sponsored by Alaska Congressman Don Young. “My legislation will reauthorize the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 through 2022 and will allow NOAA to conduct and contract for hydrographic surveys around the U.S. with specific focus on the Arctic,” said Congressman Young. “Alaska is what mak...

Rep. Young Responds to Attempted Land Grab by Congressional Democrats

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Today, the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act was introduced by Reps. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Donald McEachin (D-VA) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ). This bill would repeal the approved, responsible resource development in the 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). As the sole Representative for All Alaska in the U.S. House of Rep...

Alaska Delegation Applauds AGDC and BP Gas Sales Agreement

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Today, the Alaska Delegation applauded the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) and BP Alaska on their announcement of the key terms of a gas sales agreement. “Today’s announcement is an important step in our efforts to commercialize Alaska’s vast natural gas resources,” said the Delegation. “Over the years, trillions of cubic feet of natural gas have been left in place on the North Slope...

Rep. Young Escorted Secretary Perry to Showcase Alaska’s Energy Leadership

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Yesterday, Alaska Congressman Don Young and U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry were on the North Slope to tour the Trans-Alaska Pipeline to see and discuss Alaska’s energy production and leadership. Congressman Young and Secretary Perry visited Pump Station 1 at mile 0. “It was my privilege to escort Secretary Perry to Prudhoe Bay, the largest oil field in North America," said Congressman Young....

Delegation Welcomes Coastal Plain EIS Scoping Announcement

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Congressman Don Young, U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, all R-Alaska, today released the following statement after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced a 60-day public scoping period as it prepares to draft an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Department of the Interior’s oil and gas leasing program on the Coastal Plain. “We welcome this scoping announcement and the ...

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