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WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers released the following statement regarding the passing of his friend U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-AK), Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives:

"I am incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend of more than 41 years, the Congressman for all Alaska and Dean of the House of Representatives, Don Young.

"I always admired Don for his singular focus on serving the people of Alaska. No matter the situation, he always put his constituents first, and would never take no for answer. Don was a true giant in the House, and will be missed by many across the political spectrum.

"My wife Cynthia and I share our deepest sympathies with his wife Anne, his children and grandchildren, his staff, and the people of Alaska."

Congressman Young was the sole House Member from Alaska, where he had served since 1973. 

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