Alaska Congressman Don Young sworn-in for 25th term

Alaska’s U.S. Representative Don Young
Alaska’s U.S. Representative Don Young(Alex Bengel/KTVF)
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 4:19 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Alaska Congressman Don Young was sworn in for his 25th term for the United States Congress.

First elected in a special election in 1973, Congressman Young currently serves as Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives. In his position as Dean, Congressman Young administered the oath of office to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

The congressman said “Throughout my service, I have witnessed our great nation persevere through difficult circumstances. It is clear that this global pandemic has deeply affected our economy, and inflicted significant hardship and pain on families in Alaska and across the country. There is much work ahead of us to get our country to safely reopen and economy back on track, but I am more energized than ever to stand up for Alaska, and fight for the families that call our state home. Today, it was my responsibility as Dean of the House to swear in Speaker Pelosi, and I will continue using my position and long-time working relationships to ensure that families in Alaska have a bright and prosperous future for generations to come.”

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