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Rep. Don Young OK After ‘Minor Chest Discomfort’


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.