Two of Alaska's three congressional delegation members are responding to concerns regarding President Trump's plans to build a wall along the nation's southern border with Mexico.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she was researching whether Alaska might lose military construction dollars as part of the president's efforts. Rep. Don Young is speaking out about funding as well, driven by concerns about the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters set to be based at Eielson Air Force Base.

"That's the part that bothers me. And I've written a letter to the president and I've talked to his liaison people because of the F-35s," Young said.

Young said he cited the importance of the fighters being based in Alaska, due to its strategic importance for aviation, in his letter to Trump.

"Because it's for the mission again. It's not by accident we've upgraded our military force in Alaska," Young said. "We can get to any of the hotspots in this country, in this world, from here better than anyplace else in the United States."

Young said he would vote no on efforts to block the president from declaring a national emergency, because he believes Trump has the authority to do it.

The U.S. should have an appropriate way for people to legally enter the country, according to Young, but if people aren't vetted then they shouldn't be allowed in.

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