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Congressman Young's Washington Report

Washington Update | June 3, 2011
U.S. Congressman Don Young

TOP ISSUES

Congressman Don Young voted last week in favor of H.R. 1407, the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2011 and H.R. 1383, the Restoring GI Bill Fairness Act of 2011, two bills that will go a long way in helping our veterans. To read more, click here.

Congressman Young
has reintroduced H.R. 1952 which would reduce transportation project delivery times by shortening the amount of time permits and approvals can be challenged through litigation.  
To read more, click here.


ON THE HILL
Congressman Young was a special guest of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources this week, for their oversight hearing entitled "Domestic Oil and Natural Gas: Alaskan resources, Access and Infrastructure."
To view video of Rep. Young this morning, click here.
To read more about the hearing, click here.

Congressman Young chaired a hearing last week on H.R. 1408, the Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization and Jobs Protection Act.  To read more, click here.
In case you missed it, here are some video highlights:
Congressman Young Delivers His Opening Statement on Sealaska
Congressman Young Questions the Alaska Panel, Part 1
Congressman Young Questions the Alaska Panel, Part 2


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
This week, President Obama announced that he will abide by a provision in the the 2011 continuing budget resolution signed into law on April 15, 2011, which bans the Bureau of Land Management from designating new public lands as “Wild Lands.” This provision originated in the House version of the final legislation.  To view video of Rep. Young speaking during a House Resources Committee hearing on Wild Lands click here and click here (you may need to turn your volume up to high)

IN THE NEWS:
Congress subcommittee hearing highlights challenges to Alaska oil production

Young Says Politicians Heading in Wrong Direction to Solve Fiscal Problems

SPOTLIGHT

Students from Shishmaref and Craig stopped by to visit with Congressman Young this week, as part of the Close-Up program.  Close-Up is a nonprofit program that provides civic education programs in Washington, D.C. Click below to see the full-size photo.

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Congressman Young was proud to submit this year's Congressional Art Competition winner from Alaska. Click below to see Congressman Young posing with the winning piece of art. To read more about this year's winner, click here. eeff0c65-24aa-4150-a4df-a2e5ac409bd2.jpg

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