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March 26, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Alaskan Congressman Don Young yesterday supported the passage of H. Con. Res. 27, a Balanced Budget for a Stronger America, which takes a number of balanced steps to eliminate wasteful spending, reform entitlements, cut the size of government, strengthen national security, and balance the nation’s budget over ten years. The bill, which sets budget levels for Fiscal Years 2017 to 2025, passed the House today by a vote of 228 to 199.
March 24, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Building on the efforts of the 113th Congress to improve the primary federal housing program for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, yesterday Alaskan Congressman Don Young and the House of Representatives passed legislation to reauthorize the Native American House Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) and assist Native communities across the country in developing and implementing their own innovative housing assistance initiatives.
March 20, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Alaskan Congressman Don Young yesterday announced the introduction of legislation he sponsored to reauthorize and strengthen the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). H.R. 1335 would provide a number of modest but necessary updates to the MSA, including efforts to increase flexibility and transparency for fisheries managers, authorize the use of electronic monitoring for data collection, research and compliance, and create predictability and certainty for those coastal communities that are dependent on stable fishing activities.
March 19, 2015
Almost 40 years ago, without regard for the conservation of our fisheries or the needs of the Alaskan people, foreign fishing fleets dominated the waters off Alaska’s shores and took anything and everything in their reach. Ask anyone familiar with the times. Deck lights of foreign vessels – dozens if not more – could be seen just miles off the coast of Kodiak and other coastal communities. Recognizing the need for change, countless Alaskan fishermen came to Congress to ask for help in pushing the foreign fleets out.