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Rep. Don Young OK After ‘Minor Chest Discomfort’

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The office of Rep. Don Young says the congressman is fine after experiencing “minor chest discomfort” that prompted diagnostic tests this weekend.

Young was traveling in Southeast Alaska during a congressional work period when he felt chest pains. Young was initially examined at the Wrangell Medical Center, where staff advised him to travel to Anchorage for further testing. In a news release, his office said the Saturday afternoon tests resulted in a “clean bill of health.”

The 80-year-old Young had double bypass surgery for coronary heart disease in 1997.

Young was first elected to Congress in 1973 after winning a special election and with the Oct. 18 death of Rep. Bill Young of Florida became the longest serving Republican member of the U.S. House.