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U.S. Congressman Don Young News Jan 7, 2013

U.S. Congressman Don Young

TOP ISSUES

Young Sworn-In for 21st Term

Last week, Congressman Don Young was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives for the 21st time, as Alaska's sole representative in the U.S. House.  Rep. Young is now the second most senior Republican, and fifth overall in seniority.  He is honored to return to Congress to represent the state he loves and will continue his fight on behalf of all Alaskans.  On March 6, 2013, Rep. Young will have served 40 years in the House of Representatives.  To read more about his 21st swearing-in, and priorities for the 113th Congress, click here.

Congress Passes Bill To Avoid "Fiscal Cliff"

On New Years Day, Congress passed legislation that averted the so called "fiscal cliff", and it ensured that 98% of Alaskans' taxes would not see an increase in 2013, and it will bring financial certainty to Alaskan families and small businesses.  To read Rep. Young's entire statement on the fiscal cliff deal, click here.

Young Supports Bill to Reject Congressional Pay Raise

During the lame duck session of Congress, the House of Representatives with Congressman Young's support, rejected President Obama's executive order to increase pay for Federal workers, including Members of Congress.  On a vote of 287 to 129, Congressional pay will be kept at the current rate through December 2013.

Rep. Young Will Continue to Chair American Indian & Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee

In the 113th Congress, Rep. Young will continue as Chairman of the Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee within the House Natural Resources Committee, and looks forward to continuing a discussion to increase tribal self-governance through removing outdated, excessive BIA policies and rules that impede tribes from using their lands for their members’ benefit. To learn more about the subcommittee, click here.

Rep. Young 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.

IN THE NEWS

Don Young Sworn In For 21st Term

Alaska's Don Young votes yes on fiscal cliff bill

Young votes to avoid tax hikes

Rep. Young Lays Out House Indian Country Agenda for 113th Congress

Young to remain chair of House subcommittee

House Passes Defense Funding Bill with Alaska Amendments                                  

SPOTLIGHT

Young Pays Tribute To Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii

After learning the news of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii's passing in late December 2012, Congressman Young took to the House floor to honor his friend and colleague, "The 3rd Senator from Alaska."  to watch click here.

ON THE HILL

57th Presidential Inauguration

January 21, 2013

Congressman Young will hold a morning coffee for constituents attending the Inauguration Ceremony from 8:00 to 10:00 AM, January 21, 2013 in his office, 2314 Rayburn House Office Building.

Should time permit the morning of the ceremony, we invite you to join us in our office, however you are encouraged to allow plenty of time to make your way through the gates before the ceremony begins.

with Confirmed Inauguration tickets:

By order of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, tickets cannot be mailed and must be picked up in person at my office prior to the ceremony. Due to tight security on the day of the inaugural event, tickets will not be distributed that day. Therefore, you will need to arrange to pick up your tickets either Friday, January 18, during office hours (9 AM to 6 PM) or on Sunday, January 20, from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Please be aware that the Rayburn House Office Building will be open on Sunday for ticket distribution, however Congressman Young's will only be open during the specific pickup time slot.  You will be required to present an ID when you pick up your tickets.

If you have any questions, please contact Alana.Wilson@mail.house.gov

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