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House Passes Bipartisan Peltola-led Bill Adding the Coast Guard Commandant to the Defense Joint Chiefs of Staff

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Adopted Unanimously as Bipartisan Amendment to Annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Representative Mary Sattler Peltola’s (AK-AL) bipartisan bill elevating the Commandant of the Coast Guard to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint Chiefs of Staff as an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (ND...

Peltola Celebrates Alaska Wins in Annual Defense Bill

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FY25 NDAA Passes House with Peltola-backed Alaska Priorities WASHINGTON - Today, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (AK-AL) voted to pass the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), giving Alaska servicemembers a raise and ensuring American military readiness. The bill now awaits action by the U.S. Senate before a final compromise is sent to the president’s’ desk and expe...

Peltola Statement on Supreme Court Decision Upholding Mifepristone

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WASHINGTON – Today, following the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Food and Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, rejecting a lawsuit that would have severely restricted access to mifepristone, an FDA-approved abortion medication, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (AK-AL) issued the following statement: “I was born the same year Roe was decided. Now, 50 years later, in...

House Passes the WIPPES Act

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House Passes the WIPPES Act WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2964, the Wastewater Infrastructure Pollution Prevention and Environmental Safety (WIPPES) Act, Sponsored by Congresswoman Mary Peltola (AK-AL) and Congresswoman Lisa McClain (MI-09) the bipartisan, bicameral WIPPES Act would require the Federal Trade Commission to create a uniform label for products that...

Peltola on Biden’s Overdue Action on Border Security

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WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Mary Peltola (AK-AL), Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03), Jared Golden (ME-02), and Don Davis (NC-01) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s new executive order on border security: “This order is an overdue step, but our Southern Border is still not secure. We’ve long demanded President Biden change course and empower the Border Patrol, and he’s finally...

Peltola Denounces Listing King Salmon as Endangered, Calls for Real Action

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Peltola Denounces Listing King Salmon as Endangered, Calls for Real Action Statement follows NOAA Fisheries issuance of positive 90-day finding on a petition to list Chinook Salmon as threatened or endangered WASHINGTON – This week, following the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announcement of a study into the merits of listing Gulf of Alaska King Salmon as threatened or end...

Peltola Introduces Pair of Fish Bills to Restrict Bottom Trawling, Reduce Bycatch

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Mary Peltola (AK-AL) introduced a pair of bills to restrict bottom trawling and reduce bycatch – the bipartisan Bycatch Reduction and Mitigation Act and the Bottom Trawl Clarity Act. “Since coming to Congress, I’ve worked to make fish and fishing policy the issue of national importance it deserves to be,” said Rep. Peltola. “I know fish, I know Alaska, and I kno...

Peltola Secures Wins for Alaska Skies

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Peltola Secures Wins for Alaska Skies FAA Reauthorization Act passes U.S. House with Peltola-led Alaska wins WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Mary Peltola (AK-AL) voted to pass the House version of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act – legislation reauthorized every five years to regulate federal air transportation The bill now heads to the president’s desk to be signed...

Congressional Delegation Introduce Chugach Alaska Land Exchange and Oil Spill Recovery Act

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Congressional Delegation Introduce Chugach Alaska Land Exchange and Oil Spill Recovery Act Implements Regional Land Study, Helps Realize Benefits Promised Under ANCSA Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-AK) and U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-AK) introduced the Chugach Alaska Land Exchange and Oil Spill Recovery Act to direct a land exchange between ...

Peltola Submits FY25 Spending Requests

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Peltola Submits FY25 Spending Requests Projects span Alaska issues, geography WASHINGTON – Friday, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (AK-AL) submitted Fiscal Year 2025 Community Project Funding requests for Alaska’s At-Large district, seeking to secure nearly $60.2 million in diverse and much-needed projects for the state. “Alaska’s needs are vast and unique, from the Mat-Su to Kotzebue. I’m pro...

On Alaska Mining Day, Peltola Loosens Mining Restrictions

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On Alaska Mining Day, Peltola Loosens Mining Restrictions Peltola-led Mining Regulatory Clarity Act passes U.S. House WASHINGTON – On May 10, Alaska Mining Day, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (AK-AL) celebrated House passage of H.R. 2925, the Mining Regulatory Clarity Act. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV-02) and co-led by Rep. Peltola, passed the U.S. House 216-195 on Wednesday....

Peltola Blasts Motion to Vacate

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2024 Contact: Kaitlin Hooker kaitlin.hooker@mail.house.gov Peltola Blasts Motion to Vacate WASHINGTON – Today, following Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s call to remove Speaker Mike Johnson, Representative Mary Peltola (AK-AL) released the following statement: “The last time party infighting created days of Speaker votes, I had to leave my family while we were g...

Peltola Votes to Lower Energy Bills for Alaskans

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2024 Contact: Kaitlin Hooker kaitlin.hooker@mail.house.gov Peltola Votes to Lower Energy Bills for Alaskans Hands Off Our Home Appliances Act Passes U.S. House WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (AK-AL) voted to pass H.R. 6192, the Hands Off Our Home Appliances Act. The legislation would prevent the Department of Energy from establishing energy eff...

Peltola Bill Would Nix Pebble Mine

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Bristol Bay Protection Act codifies 2023 EPA decision WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Mary Peltola (AK-AL) introduced the Bristol Bay Protection Act, new legislation that would codify a 2023 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to veto the Pebble Mine – a proposed copper-gold-molybdenum mining project in the Bristol Bay region of Southwest Alaska – under Clean Water Act section 404(c)...

Peltola Hires Grant Coordinator to Bring Federal Dollars to AK Communities

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Peltola Hires Grant Coordinator to Bring Federal Dollars to AK Communities Aurora Taylor to Join Team Mary WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Mary Peltola (AK-AL) announced her office had created a new staff position focused specifically on aiding Alaska cities, towns, and localities to better identify and secure federal grant funding. Aurora Taylor, whose previous experience includes grant and pr...