Congressman Young Sworn-In, Begins 21st Term
Alaska's lone U.S. Representative Don Young is sworn in by U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner on Jan. 3.
Washington D.C. - Alaskan Congressman Don Young was sworn into office today beginning his 21st term as the sole Member of Congress representing Alaska in the U.S. House of Representatives.
"I am honored and blessed to be sworn in for my 21st term in office today, representing the state I love and continuing my fight on behalf of all Alaskans,” said Rep. Young. “As the second most senior Republican, I look forward to working with Members on both sides of the aisle, old and new, to get the American economy back on track.”
"I believe it is time to hit the reset button in Washington, and in the 113th Congress, I look forward to working toward fixing the extreme partisanship that has hung over us these past few years, because we are all in this together. My priorities this Congress are to solve the out of control spending problem that is bankrupting this country, cut the bureaucratic red tape that has a stranglehold on economic growth, and work to continue moving America toward true energy independence.”
In the 113th Congress, Congressman Young will again serve as Chairman of the Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee and will also remain a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and he will retain his leadership position on the Republican Policy Committee.
Posted: January 3, 2013