Young begins 23rd term in Congress

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, was sworn into office on Jan. 3, beginning his 23rd  term as the state’s lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Young, the most senior Republican and second longest serving member of the House, quickly introduced 38 pieces of legislation, including the American Indian Empowerment Act, Native American Energy Act, King Cove Road Land Exchange Act, Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act, and more.

In a statement released by his office, Young said many of those legislative pieces had seen great promise and support in the House previously, “but ultimately fell victim to congressional gridlock and unwilling partners in the White House.”

Young aide Matt Shuckerow said more information on all the legislation Young introduced would be made available in the coming weeks.