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Representative Mary Sattler Peltola issues statement on vote for the Respect for Marriage Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola released the following statement on her vote for the Respect for Marriage Act: “Today, I voted for final passage of the Respect for Marriage Act so that it can be signed into law. Enacting this important legislation is a major victory for freedom, privacy, dignity, and equality. The federal government should never stand in the way of so...

Representative Mary Sattler Peltola highlights Alaskan provisions in National Defense Authorization Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola voted for H.R. 7776, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 which contained important provisions for Alaskans. “This bill authorizes $847.3 billion in discretionary spending for national defense for FY 2023 and makes significant quality of life improvements for our service members and their families,” said Peltola. ...

Representative Mary Sattler Peltola issues statement on Biden administration funding for Alaskan tribe relocation

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola released the following statement on the news that the Biden administration will pay $50 million in relocation costs to Alaska Native tribes whose homes are threatened by climate change: “The $50 million dedicated to the relocation of Newtok and Napakiak by the Biden Administration represent a critical investment. These two villages are ...

Representative Mary Sattler Peltola issues statement on final passage of the POWER Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola released the following statement on the final passage of the POWER Act: “Today, the House passed S.3115, the POWER Act. My bill of the same title, H.R. 9113, was the companion to this Senate bill in the House, introduced to show my strong support. Both bills address the same flaw in our system – that survivors of intimate, partner-relat...

Representative Mary Sattler Peltola recognizes Alaska students’ contribution to National Christmas Tree celebration

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Washington, D.C. – This week, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola extended her gratitude to the students at Effie Kokrine Charter School in Fairbanks for supplying the ornaments that adorn the tree representing Alaska next to the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C. “I am incredibly proud of the creative work these students put into each of their ornaments that are now on display here in Wa...

Representative Mary Sattler Peltola joins Representative Mullin on resolution recognizing November as National Native American Heritage Month

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) led Reps. David Joyce (OH-14), Tom Cole (OK-04), Mary Peltola (AK At-Large), and Sharice Davids (KS-03) in introducing a resolution to recognize the month of November as National Native American Heritage Month. This resolution recognizes the distinct and important contributions of Native Americans along with the commitment to strengthe...

Representative Mary Sattler Peltola applauds major investments in Alaska broadband

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Washington, D.C. – This week, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola was notified that an additional $135.9 million in federal broadband grants is heading to Alaska. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP) announced the four grants today which include broadband programs in Western, Southcentral, and Southeastern Alaska. “The c...

Representative Mary Sattler Peltola works to amend Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act; ensure federal assistance for vulnerable populations

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Washington, D.C. – This month, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola introduced a bill that would amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to exclude certain payments to aged, blind, or disabled Alaska Natives from being used to determine their eligibility for federal assistance programs. The bill would also apply to descendants of Alaska Natives. “This bill will ensure that Alaska Native Elder...

Representative Mary Sattler Peltola applauds $112 million federal investment in Alaska ports and ferry terminals

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola was notified by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg that four coastal communities in Alaska will receive a total of $112 million due in large part to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The money is divided into four grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration. “I was thrilled to recei...

Representative Mary Sattler Peltola Co-Sponsors Legislation to Combat Fentanyl Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Congressman David Trone, alongside Reps. Hal Rogers (R-KY), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), and Mary Sattler Peltola (D-AK), introduced Bruce’s Law, new legislation that will authorize Community-Based Coalition Enhancement Grants and expand federal agencies’ efforts to raise awareness about fentanyl. “As our nation faces a worsening overdose epidemic, it is crucial that we invest in ...

Representative Mary Sattler Peltola calls for federal disaster funding for crab fisheries

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Washington, D.C. – Last week, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro asking them to consider appropriating disaster relief funding for those impacted by this year’s total shut down of crab harvests. This is the first time ever that the Bering Sea snow crab harvest is closed, and the second consecutive closed seaso...

Representative Mary Sattler Peltola calls for preserving provisions of the Don Young Arctic Warrior Act in National Defense Authorization Act

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Washington, D.C. – This week, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola signed on to a letter urging colleagues in both chambers to retain funding aimed at helping improve the quality of life for service members stationed in Alaska as well as preventing suicide across the military in next year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Peltola joined California Representative Jackie Speier in the lett...

Representative Mary Sattler Peltola announces new staff hires, shifts focus to constituent services

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola announced four additional staff hires. “I’m thrilled to be expanding my team both in Washington and back home in Alaska,” said Peltola. “With Congress out of session for the month of October, my team will be putting an extra focus on constituent services and setting up our operations across the state.” Peltola has hired Sam Hiratsuka as...

Representative Mary Sattler Peltola votes to keep government open, secures billions in funding for Alaskans

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola voted to keep the federal government open through December 16th and give Congress time to complete negotiations on a full-year funding bill. The continuing resolution (CR) also delivers new investments to meet the needs of Alaskan families as they recover from Typhoon Merbok. “I was proud to vote to keep the federal government open and ...

Representative Mary Sattler Peltola reintroduces slate of bills championed by the late Congressman Don Young

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola reintroduced eight bills that were championed by her predecessor, the late Congressman Don Young. “I’m honored to be able to continue Don’s legacy by bringing attention back to these important pieces of legislation,” said Peltola. “We shared many of the same views on policies that are important to Alaskans, and I will work tirelessly to...