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Congressman Young's Washington Report


Washington Update | February 7, 2011

U.S. Congressman Don Young Top Issues

Rep. Young Pleased With New BIA Regional Director
Congressman Young was pleased by the recent announcement by Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Director Michael S. Black that Eugene R. Virden has been named Regional Director of the BIA's Alaska Regional Office in Juneau.  Virden has been serving as the acting regional director since 2001.  To read Congressman Young's comments, click here.

Rep. Young To EPA: "Enough is Enough"
Congressman Young has introduced H.R. 517 which will amend the Clean Water Act to remove the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ability to veto an Army Corps of Engineers decision regarding 404 permits.  This legislation was introduced in the 111th Congress as H.R. 5992. To read more about this legislation, click here

Rep. Young Disgusted By EPA's Disregard For Alaskan Economy
Congressman Don Young released a strong statement last week following news that continual regulatory delays and uncertainty have forced Shell to forgo their 2011 exploration program in Alaska.  To read Rep. Young's statement, click here.
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ON THE HILL Congressman Young attended the State of the Union address this year, sitting alongside Alaska's Senator Mark Begich, Congressman Nick Rahall of West Virginia, and Congresswoman Doris Matsui of California.
To read Congressman Young's thoughts on the speech, click here
SPOTLIGHT Congressman Young hosted Sergeant First Class (SFC) Jeremy Lussi's reenlistment ceremony last week.  Sergeant First Class Jeremy Lussi was stationed at Ft. Richardson, Alaska.  He became an Alaska resident in 2004.  To see photos from the ceremony, click here.

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