Young is the representative for Alaska’s at-large district and is a Republican. He has served since Mar 6, 1973. Young is next up for reelection in 2020.
In 2014 Young received a letter of reproval for improper travel gifts and failure to disclose them. The House Committee on Ethics concluded Young had improperly accepted travel gifts and issued a letter of reproval.
|Jun. 20, 2014||House Committee on Ethics concluded Young had improperly accepted travel gifts and issued a letter of reproval|
In 2011 Young was investigated for accepting campaign contributions in excess of legal limits. The House Committee on Ethics dismissed the allegations, but also changed House rules to prohibit similar contributions in the future .
|Jun. 23, 2011||House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegations|
|Dec. 20, 2011||House Committee on Ethics dismissed the allegations, but also changed House rules to prohibit similar contributions in the future|
Read our 2018 Report Card for Young.
Young is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Young has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Mar 21, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Don Young sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Natural Resources
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Young was the primary sponsor of 117 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1417: National Law Enforcement Museum Exhibits Act
- H.R. 3398 (115th): REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act
- H.R. 220: To authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 219: Swan Lake Hydroelectric Project Boundary Correction Act
- H.R. 221: Hydrographic Services Improvement Amendments Act
- H.R. 228: Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2017
- H.R. 4317: Mahoney Lake Hydroelectric Project Licensing Act
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Young sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Young’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1806: To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to protect the cultural ...
- H.R. 1807: To extend the authorization of appropriations to the Department of Veterans Affairs for ...
- H.R. 1748: To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for the minimum size ...
- H.R. 1416: Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act of 2019
- H.R. 1314: Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act Amendments of 2019
- H.R. 1240: Young Fishermen’s Development Act of 2019
- H.R. 1218: American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act
|Young’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 790: Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019
Jan 30, 2019. Passed 259/161.
H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 361/61.
H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion ...
H.R. 620: ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017
Feb 15, 2018. Passed 225/192.
A bill which just passed the House would update the law for disabled Americans for modern times, say Republicans. Democrats say it would set disabled Americans’ civil rights back decades. #### Context The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, more commonly called the ADA, was ...
H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
H.R. 863: To facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2017. Passed 369/42.
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
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H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 3521 (112th): Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2012
Feb 8, 2012. Passed 254/173.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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H.Res. 915 (111th): Encouraging the Republic of Hungary to respect the rule of law, treat foreign investors fairly, and promote ...
Dec 8, 2009. Passed 333/74.
H.R. 31 (111th): Lumbee Recognition Act
Jun 3, 2009. Passed 240/179.
From Mar 1973 to Mar 2019, Young missed 3,996 of 27,803 roll call votes, which is 14.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills