Alaskan Congressman Don Young presents Catherine and Lily Stevens with a resolution from the National Rifle Association honoring Ted Stevens and his lifelong commitment to defending the 2nd Amendment.
Congressman Don Young's Alaska Energy for American Jobs Act
Congressman Young spoke during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on H.R. 3407, the Alaska Energy for American Jobs Act. Rep. Young used his time to speak on the importance of opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for development.
Congressman Don Young recently introduced H.R. 3450, The Fine Act of 2011 in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) reluctance to help communities come into compliance with their regulations. This legislation would require the EPA to take the money it collects from fines on government entities or private industry, and create community grant programs to aid communities in funding projects to comply with EPA regulations.
Congressman Young and House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) recently introduced the Alaskan Energy for American Jobs Act which would open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for future energy production and job creation. The revenues the Federal Government would see from such production would go towards paying for new infrastructure projects in America.
Washington D.C., Nov 22 - Alaskan Congressman Don Young has introduced H.R. 3504, the DebtPatriots.Gov Act of 2011. “Lead By Example; Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is." This legislation would modernize an existing Department of Treasury Website and give it an easily recognizable domain name (debtPatriots.gov). This website will better serve the function of receiving gifts from patriotic Americans to reduce the public debt. Americans who want to help reduce the Federal debt by contributing beyond their tax obligation, would have the option to be publically recognized and thanked for their patriotism.
Congressman Young’s legislation calls for three different award levels to be established including Corporate Awards, Individual awards (Premium), and Individual Awards. Additionally, within each level, the donor awards would be arranged by the amount of money donated. To view a complete breakdown of the award levels, click here.
“My intent with this bill is to simply remind folks like Warren Buffett and any other so called ‘patriotic millionaire” that they can already contribute as much money as they would like to help retire the Federal debt,” said Rep. Young. “My legislation is very straightforward; if an American company or individual wants to pay more in taxes than they’re required to already, then all they need to do is visit debtpatriots.gov and give their payment information."
“Raising taxes on the hardworking Americans and small businesses that are the backbone of our economy is not going to create jobs or reduce the deficit. These so called patriotic millionaires should know that. That is why I am calling on them to lead by example and put their money where their mouths seem to be.”
Established in 1843, there is a specific account where Americans who wish to make a general donation to the United States Government may send their contributions. This has evolved into an website infrastructure on www.pay.gov. Recently, The Daily Caller published a story pointing out the hypocrisy of this very subject.