Washington, D.C....On Thursday, July 17, 1997, Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) underwent a 4 1/2 hour coronary bypass operation. The operation was successful and Rep. Young is resting comfortably as he recovers from the operation.

Congressman Young, in 1995, was the prime sponsor of H.R. 899, which was the legislation in the House of Representatives to repeal the federal Section 153 penalties on States without helmet laws. Rep. Young offered the text of his bill as an amendment to the National Highway Systems Designation Act (NHSDA) of 1995 in committee mark-up, winning approval on a vote of 38 ayes to 17 nays. The repeal amendment stayed intact through out the legislative process and became law when President Clinton signed the NHSDA into law on November 28, 1995.

Those wishing to send Congressman Young a get well card can do so at the following address:

Congressman Don Young
U.S. House of Representatives
2111 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-0201

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