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Oct 18, 2016 Blog Post

- Ms. Julie Gourley, Senior Arctic Official, Department of State

- Mr. John Pendleton, Director of Force Structure and Readiness Issues, Government Accountability Office

- Ms. Sherri Goodman, Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Member, Joint Ocean Commission Initiative

Feb 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Alaskan Congressman Don Young today shared his thoughts following the State Department’s announcement to name retired Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp, Jr. the first United States Special Representative to the Arctic:

Feb 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—To help the U.S. better prioritize its interests in the Arctic, Reps. Rick Larsen, WA-02, and Don Young, AK, announced today they are creating the Congressional Arctic Working Group.

In The News

Jun 14, 2016 In The News

SEATTLE -- A Seattle-based Coast Guard crew is heading to the Arctic.

Sep 3, 2015 In The News

For too long, our country has fallen short in meeting its commitments as an Arctic nation.

Jan 23, 2015 In The News

The nation’s fleet of ice-cutting ships is getting older, and congressional action to modernize it isn’t moving at breakneck speed.

Jan 23, 2015 In The News

There’s an international tourism boom happening in the United States, but the newly popular destination might surprise you.

Jan 23, 2015 In The News

Rep. Don Young (Alaska), a senior Republican on the House Natural Resources and House Transportation and Infrastructure committees, has joined with Rep.

Our Mission

The Congressional Arctic Working Group seeks to help members of Congress better understand the opportunities and challenges for the U.S. as an Arctic nation and acts as a resource for other Arctic countries to interact with Congress.

The Working Group brings people together from across many stakeholder communities to advise Congress about the way forward on Arctic policy and establish a strong presence in the region.