- Ms. Julie Gourley, Senior Arctic Official, Department of State
- Mr. John Pendleton, Director of Force Structure and Readiness Issues, Government Accountability Office
- Ms. Sherri Goodman, Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Member, Joint Ocean Commission Initiative
Washington, D.C. – Alaskan Congressman Don Young today shared his thoughts following the State Department’s announcement to name retired Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp, Jr. the first United States Special Representative to the Arctic:
WASHINGTON—To help the U.S. better prioritize its interests in the Arctic, Reps. Rick Larsen, WA-02, and Don Young, AK, announced today they are creating the Congressional Arctic Working Group.
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The Congressional Arctic Working Group seeks to help members of Congress better understand the opportunities and challenges for the U.S. as an Arctic nation and acts as a resource for other Arctic countries to interact with Congress.
The Working Group brings people together from across many stakeholder communities to advise Congress about the way forward on Arctic policy and establish a strong presence in the region.