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House Works to Protect America’s Veterans

July 30, 2015

“We will not stop until every veteran out there is treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.” Washington, D.C. – In a combined effort to ensure the nation’s more than 21 million veterans receive the quality care they deserve, today the House passed two important pieces of legislation aimed at improving the Department responsible for

House Coast Guard Subcommittee Addresses Foreign Oil Spills and Ice Breakers

July 29, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Two bills cosponsored by Alaska Congressman Don Young were considered this week in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard Subcommittee – one to update the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990 as it relates to foreign spills, another to establish a funding process for the alteration, renovation, lease or charter of a U.S. built icebreaker.

House Cracks Down on Sanctuary Cities, Works to Prevent Future Tragedies

July 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. – In an effort to crack down on cities that ignore federal immigration law, the House has passed bipartisan legislation to encourage cooperation between local, state and federal law enforcement. H.R. 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act, passed the House today 241 to 179. “This important legislation represents a concentrated effort

Congressman Young Shares Statement on Highway Funding Extension

July 16, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Alaska Congressman Don Young, former Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 3038, the Highway Transportation Funding Act of 2015: “As the Chairman of the House Transportation Committee when the last long-term highway funding bill was enacted, I can personally attest to how difficult

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