President Biden is expected to pay his respects on Tuesday afternoon.
The late Alaska MP Don Young, the longest-serving Republican in the history of the House of Representatives, was remembered by colleagues on Capitol Hill on Tuesday because his body was in the state at the National Statue Hall.
Young died at the age of 88 on March 18 after losing consciousness on a flight to Seattle while returning to Alaska with his wife, Ann, his office said. He is survived by his two daughters, Johnny and Don.
Young’s casket arrived in the mountains just before 11 a.m., and lawmakers, including Alaska Sense. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, the Honor Guard, gathered nearby to watch him take the steps to the east. A small group of family, including his wife, with their hands in their hearts, waited at the top of the stairs for the arrival procession.
The office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said before a formal ceremony for young families and invited guests would be opened on Tuesday before all members of Congress welcomed Yang to the state, it was reserved for more respected Americans.
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden’s scheduled afternoon visit to pay his respects marked his third time as president, and he visited Capitol Hill to attend the funeral of a former congressional colleague. Biden is a former Senate Majority Leader, Bob Doll, R-Kansas, and Harry Reid, D-Nev. He also visited and left the presidential campaign in 2020 to pay tribute to the late envoy John Lewis, D-Ga.
“Dawn’s legacy survives on infrastructure projects that he was delighted to be able to steer across Alaska,” Biden said in a statement. “By chance he has moved forward with his election. He has become a champion of increased protection for Native tribes. His legacy will continue where he loved America.”
Young was one of 13 House Republicans to vote for Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure bill late last year.
Pelosi said in a statement that Young’s “respect and devotion to the House shines through in everything he does,” calling it “an institution of the sacred halls of Congress.”
Young, who was “Dean of the House” at the time of his death, was first elected to Congress in 1973. Re-elected in his 25th term as the only member of the Alaska House in 2020, he was known for a disgusting style and for bringing home federal investment. Alaska.
He said in 2016: “I will defend my kingdom to the point of death, and I will always do it and they know it.”