Media Center

Latest News

Oct 18, 2016 Blog Post

- 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

Feb 23, 2015 Press Release

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:

Feb 23, 2015 Press Release

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.

Jul 2, 2013 Editorial
August 1, 2014

Don Young, a Republican, and Rick Larsen, a Democrat, represent Alaska and Washington, respectively, in the House.

In The News

Jun 14, 2016 In The News

SEATTLE -- A Seattle-based Coast Guard crew is heading to the Arctic. For several months, they will focus on various aspects of marine life, the environment and new claims of United States territory under Arctic waters and ice.

Sep 3, 2015 In The News

For too long, our country has fallen short in meeting its commitments as an Arctic nation. But the Arctic region has captured more attention in recent months, in part because of its drastically changing climate.

Jan 23, 2015 In The News

The nation’s fleet of ice-cutting ships is getting older, and congressional action to modernize it isn’t moving at breakneck speed.

Jan 23, 2015 In The News

There’s an international tourism boom happening in the United States, but the newly popular destination might surprise you. This summer, Japan, China, Russia, Canada and Sweden will all have icebreaking research ships cruising U.S.

Jan 23, 2015 In The News

Rep. Don Young (Alaska), a senior Republican on the House Natural Resources and House Transportation and Infrastructure committees, has joined with Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) in launching an Arctic Working Group to advise Congress on commercial, navigation and U.S. security issues and other issues stemming from rapidly melting Arctic sea ice.