Rep. Don Young

Representative from Alaska’s At-Large District, Republican

Young, a Republican, has been the representative for Alaska's at-large district since Jan 3, 1973 (next election in 2016).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Young has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Young is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Young for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Don Young sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Young sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (40%) Native Americans (21%) Animals (12%) Agriculture and Food (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Health (5%) Taxation (5%) Government Operations and Politics (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Young’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Young’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 2040: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act
Sep 28, 2016. Passed.
Nay H.R. 5147: Bathrooms Accessible in Every Situation (BABIES) Act
Sep 21, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Not Voting H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
Jun 12, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2393: Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015
Jun 10, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Mar 1973 to Dec 2016, Young missed 3,945 of 26,446 roll call votes, which is 14.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 128 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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