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Congressional Delegation Congratulates Alaskan Olympians

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WASHINGTON – This month, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee announced that two Alaskans qualified to compete in  the 2024 Summer U.S. Olympic Team representing the United States at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Kristen Faulkner from Homer will represent the U.S. on the Cycling Pursuit Team and Alev Kelter from Eagle River will return to the Olympics for her third time…

Peltola Statement on Trump Shooting

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WASHINGTON – Today, following reports that former President Trump was shot at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, Representative Mary Peltola (AK-AL) released the following statement: “This is an assassination attempt plain and simple. America is better than this. My thoughts are with President Trump and his family, and all at the rally.” said Rep. Peltola.  ###

Peltola Intros Bill to Support Alaska Native Culture & Arts

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Mary Peltola (AK-AL) helped introduce the Native Arts and Culture Promotion Act with Representative Jill Tokuda (HI-02). Their bill would ensure that Native organizations can fully access funding they are entitled to under the Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development Program for cultural programming and…

Peltola on New Watchdog Report Finding Major Gaps in Efforts to Reduce Bycatch

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WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report entitled, Federal Fisheries Management: Efforts to Reduce and Monitor Unintentional Catch and Harm Need Better Tracking. The report found that federal efforts to monitor and reduce bycatch in U.S. fisheries are lacking.   “Alaskans and our fishing families know bycatch is a huge problem, but…

Peltola Pressure Helps Secure Ban on Uyghur Produced Seafood

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WASHINGTON – Today, following the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s announcement to add seafood to the list of high-priority sectors for enforcement under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (AK-AL) released the following statement: “America – and Alaska specifically – produces the cleanest, best quality fish, and we pay our workers a living…

Peltola Filling Freezers for Winter

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Office of Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (AK-AL) announced she would be absent from the House Floor for the week of July 8 to do what she has done every summer: put up fish for her family. Following her announcement, a spokesperson for the Representative released the following statement: “This week, Representative Peltola will be in state putting up fish with…

Peltola Announces $18 Mil for Airport Improvement Program

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (AK-AL) announced $18,851,014 in funding for the FY24 Airport Improvement Program via the Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) program, established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). “People in the lower 48 don’t understand how much Alaskans rely on air transportation – 82% of our communities aren’t on the road system,”…

Delegation Condemns “No Action” Decision on Ambler Road

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Mary Sattler Peltola, D-Alaska and U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, issued the following statements condemning the U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior) for selecting the “no action” alternative in its Record of Decision (ROD) for the Ambler Access Project (Ambler). The ROD rejects Ambler, a private haul road that…

Peltola Announces $54 Mil for AK Roads, Ports

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (AK-AL) announced $53,998,114 in FY24 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grants awarded via the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Alaska roads and ports. “Between permafrost, rising seas, and decades of under-investment from the Lower 48, Alaska roads and ports are long overdue for an upgrade,…

Peltola, Huffman, Moylan, and Case Re-Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Update Federal Fisheries Management

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Mary Peltola (AK-AL), Jared Huffman (San Rafael), James Moylan (Guam-AL) and Ed Case (HI-01) re-introduced Sustaining America’s Fisheries for the Future Act, legislation to update and reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), the primary law governing federal fisheries management and conservation that has made the U.S. a global leader in sustainable…