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House Passes National Defense Authorization

October 2, 2015

“One of our most important responsibilities, to provide for the common defense of our nation” Washington, D.C. – The United States House of Representatives has passed the Conference Report to H.R. 1735, the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, which would authorize $515 billion in spending for national defense and an additional $89.2 billion for

House Natural Resources Subcommittees to Convene on Issues Relating to Alaska

September 29, 2015

Washington, D.C. –  Alaska Congressman Don Young will appear before two House Natural Resources subcommittees today to discuss Alaskan issues relating to forest management and the national marine monument designation process. Today at 10:00 AM (ET) the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee will hold an oversight hearing on “The Potential Implications of Pending Marine National Monument Designations.”

Young: Shell Decision Result of Administration’s Narrow-Minded Approach to Responsible Resource Development

September 29, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young shared the following thoughts in response to Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to cease exploration off the coast of Alaska: “I’m sure somewhere Sally Jewell and President Obama are smiling and celebrating Shell’s decision to cease operations off the coast of Alaska.  For Alaskans, this announcement is a major blow to our local

Alaska Land Conveyance Legislation Heads to President’s Desk

September 17, 2015

Bill Transfers 23 Acres to YKHC to Improve Rural Health Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed S. 230, legislation introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski to transfer 23 acres of federal lands in Bethel, AK to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) for the expansion and renovation of existing health programs and facilities. Senator

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