Congressman Young's Washington Report
Congressman Young voted for the Stolen Valor Act of 2012, a bill he cosponsored that will protect the honor of award-winning servicemen and women, such as Medal of Honor recipients. Specifically, this bill will penalize individuals who lie about winning prestigious awards in order to receive benefits afforded to only veterans – such as veterans’ healthcare benefits, government contracts or jobs reserved for veterans. To read more, click here.
Congressman Young voted last month for legislation that would, among other things, provide a one year extension of all current individual tax rates, otherwise known as the “Bush-Era Tax Cuts." If the cuts are not extended by year’s end, a family of four earning $50,000 would be faced with a roughly $2,200 tax increase. While the House passed an extension, the Senate has failed to pass something similar. To read more, click here.
Congressman Young joined with the rest of the Alaska Congressional Delegation to introduce legislation reauthorizing the Denali Commission. The Denali Commission, which for nearly a generation has worked to improve living conditions and quality of life in rural Alaska, is crucially important and must be reauthorized. To read more, click here.
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Congressman Young will be embarking on a road trip through the Interior next week and will be hosting several community meetings. Please join Rep. Young to discuss the important issues facing Alaska and the country as a whole. Dates and times are below.
Wednesday, October 10
7:00 pm – Congressman Young will be holding a community meeting at the Ahtna Community Hall.
Thursday, October 11
5:30 pm – Congressman Young will be holding a community meeting at Fast Eddy's Restaurant.
Friday, October 12
11:30 am – Congressman Young will be holding a community meeting at the Trophy Lodge (1420 Alaska Highway).
ON THE HILLCongressman Young had the pleasure of meeting with Alaska's Principal of the Year, Greg Wohlman last month. Greg is doing fine work for the Kalskag Schools in the Kuspuk School District. To view a larger pitcure, click here.
Posted: October 9, 2012