U.S. Congressman Don Young | In The News
Washington Update | January 14, 2011
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U.S. Congressman Don Young

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Rep. Young Starts 112th With Introduction of Three Bills
Congressman Young introduced three bills last week, on his first day of the 112th Congress.
H.R.  39 would delist the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
H.R. 49, the American Energy Independence and Price Reduction Act, will use revenues from the oil and gas production in a 2,000 acre section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for a vast array of renewable energy programs.
H.R. 50 reauthorizes the African Elephant Conservation Act, the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act, and the Asian Elephant Conservation Act.

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Rep. Young Introduces Legislation To Curtail Regulations
Congressman Young has introduced two bills aimed at curbing the overregulation of the American people.  Both H.R. 213, the Regulation Audit Revive Economy Act of 2011 (RARE Act of 2011), and H.R. 214, the Congressional Office of Regulatory Analysis Creation and Sunset and Review Act of 2011, intend to not only review existing regulations but limit future ones as well.  To read more about this legislation, click here

Rep. Young Condemns EPA Actions In Revoking Mine Permit
Congressman Young responded strongly yesterday to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) revocation of Mingo Logan Spruce No. 1 Mine’s 404 permit.  This permit, issued under the Clean Water Act by the Corps of Engineers, was awarded in 2007 following an extensive ten year review.  To read more, click here

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Rep. Young Chosen To Represent Region One On Republican Policy Committee

Congressman Young was sworn into office last week beginning his 20th term as the sole Member of Congress representing Alaska in the U.S. House of Representatives.  To read more, click here
Congressman Young has been named Chairman of the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, a newly established subcommittee under the House Natural Resources Committee.  Oversight and legislative responsibilities for Indian and Alaska Native matters were previously handled by the Full Committee.  To read more, click here

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