The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) Board of Directors announced their endorsement of U.S. Congressman Don Young for reelection to the United States Congress. Congressman Young is the longest-serving Member in both the House and Senate of the 116th Congress and the Dean of the House. He is a current member and former Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which is Congress’s largest committee with 50 members. He is also the Chairman Emeritus of the House Natural Resources Committee, a committee he chaired during the 104th, 105th and 106th Congresses.
“Congressman Don Young has helped BSNC shareholders by helping the Corporation fulfill its ANCSA land entitlement by championing two significant Congressional actions: The Salmon Lake Lands Consolidation Act of 2012 and the Conveyance of Port Clarence/Point Spencer through the 2016 Coast Guard Reauthorization Act,” said BSNC President & CEO Gail R. Schubert. “He is a staunch and vocal supporter of Alaska Native people and works tirelessly for Alaska’s economy.”
Congressman Young has passed more bills – a majority with an Alaskan focus – into law than any other member of the House of Representatives. Congressman Young will continue to champion legislation and funding for programs benefiting Alaska and the nation.
This endorsement represents the position of BSNC’s Board of Directors. BSNC encourages shareholders and descendants of voting age to exercise their right to elect a candidate of their choice and to vote. Every vote counts and Alaska Native representation matters.