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ICYMI: Congressman Young Joins President Trump for Coast Guard Authorization Bill Signing

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Earlier this week Alaska Congressman Don Young joined President Donald Trump in the Oval Office as he signed S. 140, the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, into law. President Donald J. Trump signs S.140 The Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in the Oval Office of the White House.(Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) “I’m pro... Read more »

Young Supports Coast Guard Authorization Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on S. 140, the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 and with Alaska Congressman Don Young’s support, the bill will now go to the President’s desk for signature. “The Coast Guard is a crucial branch of our military that protects and defends our waters and borders which we see in Alaska every day,” said Congressman You... Read more »

House Passes Five Year FAA Authorization Package

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Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young supported H.R. 302 to reform and reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), disaster programs at the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the National Transportation Safety Board. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation will provide a five-year reauthorization for FAA. “I’m proud to ... Read more »

Congressman Young Applauds Final Passage of Water Infrastructure Package

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Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved S. 3021 the America’s Water Infrastructure Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation provides for improvements to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure. Alaska Congressman Don Young issued the following statement: “Transportation and inf... Read more »

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... Read more »

Marine Debris Legislation Sponsored by Congressman Young Passes Out of Committee

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Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed S. 756, the Save Our Seas Act, a companion bill to Alaska Congressman Don Young’s previously introduced legislation H.R. 2748. “Mr. Chairman, I appreciate the Committee taking up S. 756, sponsored by my Senator Dan Sullivan from Alaska which is a companion bill to my legislation H.R. 2748, which addresses plastics in our oceans,” ... Read more »

Congressman Young Supports 2018 WRDA Bill

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 8 the Water Resources Development Act of 2018. Alaska Congressman Don Young, member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, secured numerous provisions in the bill. On the House Floor today, Congressman Young introduced an amendment to address an issue affecting Seward, Alaska which passed by voice vote. “I appreciate Chairma... Read more »

Young Supports FAA Reauthorization Bill

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Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young spoke in support of H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on the House Floor. “I want to thank Chairman Shuster, and Ranking Member DeFazio, for bringing a bipartisan bill to the floor. This a piece of legislation that's long overdue,” said Congressman Young. “Alaska is two and a half times the size of Texas and most of my state isn’t connected to a road s... Read more »

Young Applauds New Coast Guard Investments Coming to Alaska

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The U.S. Coast Guard announced the homeporting of six Fast Response Cutters (FRC) across Southeast Alaska communities which will improve disaster response readiness, assist in search and rescue operations and protect local fisheries. As announced, two new FRCs will be homeported in Kodiak, one in Sitka, one in Seward and the two vessels in Ketchikan will remain in place. This will deliver many sub... Read more »

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 ... Read more »

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