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ENG: Donald Edwin "Don" Young (born June 9, 1933) is the U.S. Representative for Alaska's At-large congressional district, serving since 1973. He is a member of the Republican Party. Young is the 6th most senior U.S. Representative and the 2nd most senior Republican Representative, as well as the 2nd most senior Republican in Congress as a whole. Upon the defeat of Senator Ted Stevens, Young became the senior member of the Alaska congressional delegation. Early life Don Young was born in Meridian, Sutter County, California. He earned an associate's degree in education from Yuba College in 1952 and a bachelor's degree from Chico State College in 1958. He served in the Army from 1955 to 1957.Young moved to Alaska in 1959, not long after it became a state. He eventually settled in Fort ...
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Delivery to Rep. Don Young's office not hazardous

Rep. Don Young said in a press release that a suspicious white powder sent to his office in Anchorage is concrete. "The FBI has notified Congressman Young’s State Director, Chad Padgett, that the substance is in fact a mixture of concrete and is not hazardous," the release said. Other similar packages were sent to the Fairbanks offices of Sen. Mark Begich and Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Begich's spokeswoman Julie Hasquet said that as of 6 p.m. on Monday, Begich had not received a report as to the contents of the package sent to his office. Murkowski's office was not immediately ...

Young Wants National Park Service To Get Out of the Water...

In perhaps just the most recent example of legislative might, U.S. Rep. Don Young of Alaska is determined to kick the National Park Service out of the water at Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. The Republican, outraged that park rangers handcuffed a 70-year-old last fall when he failed to meet their requests to answer a few questions and show them his boat registration papers, Congressman Young attached a rider to the Interior funding bill last week that "(F)orbids the National Park Service from enforcing regulations activities on waters in Alaska’s Yukon-Charley National ...

Alaska Congr. Don Young Votes Yes On Light Bulb Bill

Alaska Congressman Don Young was one of 233 House members to vote against outlawing standard incandescent light bulbs, but it was not enough. Unfortunately, it required a Yes vote from two-thirds of House members (285), and so HR 2417, known as the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act, failed. The two-thirds Yes vote was required because it would have repealed certain amendments to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act which mandate the discontinuation of traditional incandescent light bulbs as early as 2014. Read the full roll call vote HERE or HERE. The vote split along party lines, with only 10 ...

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Young Joins Bipartisan Effort in Congress to Protect Veterans Credit Ratings
Washington, D.C. – Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young joined a bipartisan group in Congress to introduce the Protecting Veterans Credit Act, which works to ensure veterans’ credit scores and credit reports are not adversely affected by delayed medical payments associated with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Veterans Choice Program and other VA Community Care programs. The legislation is sponsored by Rep. John Delaney (D-MD) and has a total of 20 cosponsors. “The implementation of the VA Choice Act had many failures, but one of the most egregious was that veterans were getting dinged on their credit score because the VA was behind or delayed in processing payments,” said Congressman Don Young. “I personally heard from numerous Alaska veterans who were put in this situation, which is beyond unacceptable. I’m proud to join Rep. Delaney as an original sponsor of the Protecting Veterans Credit Act to ensure veterans are not penalized for the bureaucratic failures of the
Congressman Young Announces Relocation of Anchorage District Office
Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today announced that his Anchorage District Office will be moving to a new location beginning on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017. Young’s new Anchorage office location will be located at 471 W. 36th Ave Suite 201, Anchorage, AK 99503. “I am always looking for new ways to improve constituent services, access and outreach and I believe this office relocation will help us further achieve those goals,” said Congressman Don Young. “I look forward to welcoming Alaskans to my new office location and building upon my longstanding commitment to serve my constituents. Alaskans should always feel welcome to visit my offices in person where members of my staff are available to assist in casework, respond to specific inquiries, and assist in work involving our federal agencies.” New Anchorage office location: Congressman Don Young 471 W. 36th Avenue, Suite 201 Anchorage, AK 99503 (907) 271-5978 – Main Line (907) 271-5950 – Fax Line T
Rep. Young, Western Caucus and EPA Administrator Pruitt Meet to Return Accountability to the People
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul A. Gosar D.D.S. (AZ-04) and Vice-Chairman for Indian Affairs and Oceans Don Young (AK-At Large) and Western Caucus members Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) and Rep. Blake Farenthold (TX-27) released the following statements after a roundtable discussion between Western Caucus members and Administrator Pruitt: “I look forward to working together with the Western Caucus on issues unique to western states and their constituencies. Locally elected officials and the citizens they represent are the best stewards of their own natural resources. They want to protect their environment and grow their economies, and EPA is going to help them do that by improving our partnership with states,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “The hallmark of the Obama Administration’s EPA was blatant misinformation, bold-faced lies and a hell-bent determination
Congressional Delegation Ready to Welcome Secretary Zinke To Alaska
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, and U.S. Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today announced that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will travel to Alaska during the Memorial Day state work period. The trip will be Zinke’s first to the state since his bipartisan confirmation by the Senate in early March. “We’re excited to announce that Secretary Zinke will visit Alaska next week,” the delegation said in a joint statement. “We look forward to showing him the beauty and potential of our state, the impact that his Department’s decisions have on our daily lives, and the opportunity to forge an even closer working relationship that helps put Alaska on a strong footing for years to come.” Zinke is a fifth-generation Montanan. He served as a Navy SEAL officer for more than 20 years, attaining the rank of Commander, and during that time traveled to Alaska for training missions. Zinke has also served as a member of the Montana Senate and as a U

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