Young Prepares for New Term, New Goals

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC

Congressman Don Young started his 20th term in the House of Representatives today. He was sworn in with the rest of the House members in an en mass ceremony performed by newly elected House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.

Young supports the Republicans first big agenda item: repealing the Democratic-lead health care bill. He says there are a lot of brand new Republicans this year who plan to shake things up, but says he’ll wait and see where things actually go.

Young had a reception this evening to celebrate with staffers and friends, but this is his first time in nearly 40 years of taking office without his wife Lu by his side. She died in 2009.

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