Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement:
“An absolutely heartbreaking loss for Congress, Alaska, and the United States of America. As Dean, Don Young was an institution in the House of Representatives, beloved and revered by Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle. Almost every Member of Congress has a one-of-a-kind story of their first interaction with Don Young. He was a tireless and exceptional advocate for the people of Alaska. He spent every single day doing what he loved - bringing his gargantuan voice and outsized leadership on behalf of Alaskans. He was a friend to so many. I was proud to call him a friend and colleague. Don Young’s sudden passing leaves a hole in our hearts and he is simply irreplaceable in the People’s House. Our deepest prayers and condolences go to his beloved family, friends, dedicated staff, and constituents."