Don Young

From the office of:

Don Young

Sending Office: Honorable Don Young
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        Request for Signature(s)

Dear Colleague:

Please join me in supporting full funding for the current authorized discretionary levels for the Essential Air Service in the Fiscal Year 2021 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.

Support for the Essential Air Service is a cost-effective way to ensure that taxpayers in small communities maintain a minimum level of scheduled air service. The Essential Air Service was established out of the Airline Deregulation Act (ADA) of 1978, which
gave air carriers the freedom to determine which markets they serve within the United States.  This vital safety net provides subsidized links with hub airports at over 170 airports in 36 states and territories nationwide that would otherwise lack commercial
air service.

The below letter requests funding for the current authorized levels and language for the Essential Air Service that ensures funds will be made available from other sources.  

To sign on, or if you have any questions, please contact Kevin Swanson with Rep. Don Young’s office, (
The deadline to sign is March 12, 2020.


Congressman for All Alaska