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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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship 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)

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 (38%) Native Americans (20%) Animals (12%) Transportation and Public Works (8%) Taxation (7%) Agriculture and Food (6%) Health (4%) Government Operations and Politics (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Mar 1973 to Apr 2016, Young missed 3,926 of 26,025 roll call votes, which is 15.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% 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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