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

Washington, D.C., September 30, 2022

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 see these bills through the House.” 

One of Peltola’s bills, the POWER 2.0 Act, is a House companion bill to the already passed Senate bill, S3115. Peltola hopes that her bill will be a touchstone of support for its passage in the house. 

“I applaud Senator Sullivan’s work in passing the POWER 2.0 Act in the Senate and look forward to championing it in the House,” said Petlola. 

A full list of Peltola’s bills are below: 

-A bill to amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to establish a United States Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs.

-A bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to authorize the provision of technical assistance under the Preserve America Program and to direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into partnerships with communities adjacent to units of the National Park System to leverage local cultural heritage tourism assets.

-A bill to permit under certain conditions the transportation of passengers between the State of Alaska and other United States ports on vessels not qualified to engage in the coastwise trade that transport more than 1,000 passengers.

-A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to allow infant food combinations and dinners as WIC-eligible foods.

-A bill to provide for the recognition of certain Alaska Native communities and the settlement of certain claims under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

-A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a demonstration program to adapt the successful practice of providing foreign aid to underdeveloped economies to the provision of Federal economic development assistance to Native communities in similarly situated remote areas in the United States.

-A bill to remove the 4-year sunset from the Pro bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018.

-A bill to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants for the transportation of highly rural veterans to medical care.