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Congressman Young Gets Fifth Bill Signed Into Law

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On Monday, President Donald Trump signed H.R. 1417, the National Law Enforcement Museum Exhibits Act which Alaska Congressman Don Young authored. This marks Congressman Young’s fifth piece of legislation to be signed into law during the 115th Congress. “The National Law Enforcement Museum is striving to tell the story of American law enforcement officers and help foster the relationship between la...

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 ...

Alaska Delegation Working to Support Alaskans in Earthquake Recovery Efforts

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today issued the following statements after receiving a briefing from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long on the 7.0 earthquake which struck near Anchorage, Alaska Friday morning, causing extensive damage to infrastructure, such as roads and bridges. “This natural disaster ...

Bill Sponsored by Sullivan and Whitehouse, Championed by Young, Bonamici Signed Into Law

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Today, President Trump signed S. 3508, The Save Our Seas Act, into law which will assist local communities and states in removing garbage and debris from our oceans and shores. House Oceans Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) introduced the House companion bill, H.R. 2748, last year. “Alaskans know, better than most, how marine debris can impact...

Alaska Delegation Sends Joint Letter to State Department on Transboundary Mining Activity

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The Alaska Delegation recently joined together to urge the Secretary of State to discuss the risks posed by transboundary mining activity during upcoming bilateral meetings between the United States and Canada. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Congressman Don Young, Governor Bill Walker, and Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing Alaska’s...

Bill Championed by Young and Bonamici to Combat Marine Debris Unanimously Passes House

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Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed S. 756, the Save Our Seas Act, a bill to assist local communities and states in removing garbage and debris from our oceans and shores. House Oceans Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) introduced the bill, H.R. 2748, last year. “In Alaska, we know first-hand the lasting impacts of marine debr...

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 Reauthorizes Young’s Critical Federal Fishing Management Legislation

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 200 the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act sponsored by Alaska Congressman Don Young. “The North Pacific is the gold standard of fisheries management, and in Alaska the fishing industry is crucial to our local economies and livelihood,” said Congressman Young. “It’s been over a decade since...

The Hill: Partisanship shouldn’t undermine our fisheries

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By: Congressman Don Young Partisan rancor may be standard operating procedure for most of Washington, but let’s not allow it to unravel the progress we’ve made for our country’s vital fisheries. As my colleagues and my state know, I’ve been on the frontlines for the fight for our fisheries for over 40 years - and I have no intentions of letting up. After creating an initial framework, former Rep. ...

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...

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