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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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House Approves 12-Part Appropriations Package, Includes Alaska Efforts and Priorities Championed by Congressman Young
Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives successfully approved H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, a 12-part appropriations package that outlines the nation’s spending priorities for Fiscal Year 2018. The bill, which included the consideration of hundreds of amendments, represents movement towards returning to regular order and completing consideration of annual appropriations legislation before the beginning of the new fiscal year. “For years, our nation’s fiscal and economic policies have moved us further and further away from the path to prosperity and closer to financial ruin,” said Congressman Don Young. “With numerous patch-work deals and last minute spending agreements, we have made little progress in dealing with our staggering level of debt. This package – a complete appropriations package that takes a serious look at our nation’s spending while reining in often wasteful or overgrown government programs, repr
Congressman Young Shares Statement on Passing of Ermalee Hickel
Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young today shared the following on the passing of former Alaska first lady Ermalee Hickel: “Today, I join Alaskans from across our state in mourning the loss of Ermalee Hickel – a truly remarkable lady and champion for our state. Wally Hickel often spoke of coming to Alaska with only 37 cents in his pocket, but he struck gold when he met and married Ermalee. She was an exceptional person – a fantastic partner and even more remarkable mother. As saddened as I am to know she’s gone, I’m happy to know that she’ll be with the Lord and with Wally. Ermalee was a true gift to the state she helped build; she was an Alaskan through and through and I’m honored to have called her a friend.”   ###
During Hunger Action Month, Bipartisan Lawmakers Push to Expand Summer Meals Program
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In recognition of Hunger Action Month, this week Representatives Don Young (AK-At Large) and Rick Larsen (WA-02) are highlighting bipartisan legislation they have introduced to fight childhood hunger and expand access to summer meal programs throughout the country. “Hunger Action Month is a very real reminder that we have a long way to go in addressing food security and hunger in the United States,” said Congressman Don Young. “This month we’re highlighting the important work of the Summer Meals Act, legislation we’ve proposed to maximize the impact of summer meal programs and eliminate red tape for local non-profit organizations that run them across the country. As a former teacher – who personally saw the plight of childhood hunger in my classroom – I did everything in my power to ensure my students had a nutritious meal in front of them each day. As a Congressman, my passion and advocacy for these issues is even stronger. This legislation is on
Young Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Remove Barriers, Provide Support for Homeless and Foster Students in Higher Education
Washington, D.C. – Representatives Don Young (R-AK) and Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today introduced the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act of 2017 to help remove barriers and provide support to help homeless and foster kids access and succeed in higher education. “Access to higher education should be available to each and every student that has the desire and determination to do so, regardless of their background or their means,” said Congressman Don Young. “As a former teacher and proud grandfather of children who joined my family through the foster system, I strongly believe in the work being done through this legislation to empower our nation’s youth with the knowledge and skills to live up to their potential. This commonsense, bipartisan legislation is only one small step is better serving our homeless and foster youth, but certainly an important one to ensuring they can aspire to

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