Longtime Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) underwent a few examinations after experiencing minor chest discomfort while traveling in Southeast Alaska.
Rep. Young, 80, had an examination at the Wrangell Medical Center during the Congressional state work period. Medical staff advised Young to seek further diagnostic tests, and he did so Saturday afternoon in Anchorage.
“Following tests, Congressman Young was given a clean bill of health and is in excellent spirits,” said Matt Shuckerow, a spokesperson with Rep. Young’s office, in a news release. “Saturday’s tests are standard procedure for someone who has had major heart surgery, which Congressman Young underwent in 1997.”
In late October, Young became the longest serving GOP member upon the death of Rep. Bill Young of Florida. Alaska’s sole representative in the U.S. House has served since 1973.
Young’s office also encouraged, “anyone experiencing this kind of discomfort not to hesitate to seek medical attention.”