King Cove, AK – July 20, 2017 – King Cove Tribal and Community leaders are delighted after House Bill 218 passed during a hearing on the floor this morning in Washington, D.C.
“We are so grateful to Congressman Don Young for his unflagging support in pushing to get this bill passed,” said Della Trumble, spokeswoman for the King Cove (Native) Corporation. “This is another step forward in the process of getting our life-saving road. We so appreciate all the support we’ve received from Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, as well as Alaska Governor Bill Walker, the Alaska Legislature, the National Congress of American Indians and the Alaska Federation of Indians. We won’t stop fighting to get this essential single-lane gravel road until our people have access to the nearby all-weather Cold Bay Airport. The health and safety of our people are so important.”