Alaska Congressman Don Young, who died on March 18 at the age of 88, will be honored by having a volcano in the Aleutian Islands bear his name.
S.5066, the Don Young Recognition Act, passed the Senate earlier this fall, sponsored by Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan. On Wednesday evening, the bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives, renaming Mount Cerberus, on Semisopochnoi Island, “Mount Young.” It is one of Alaska’s most active volcanoes.
The bill also designates the Jobs Corps center at 800 East Lynn Martin Drive in Palmer as the Don Young Alaska Job Corps Center; and the federal office building at 101 12th Avenue in Fairbanks as the Don Young Federal Office Building.
The bill now will be sent to the desk of the president for signature.