01.06.23

Murkowski begins new term as Alaska’s senior senator

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, was officially sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the start of the 118th Congress, to serve as senior senator for Alaska.

Murkowski is now 15th in Senate seniority and sixth among Senate Republicans. She first took office on Dec. 20, 2002. The 118th Congress marks the start of Murkowski’s fourth full term.

During the 117th Congress, nearly two dozen of the bills she sponsored and cosponsored or their House companions, became law.

Murkowski’s achievements in the last Congress included the landmark bipartisan infrastructure law, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars in congressionally directed spending for Alaska, significant investments for Alaska’s military community, and assistance for mental health and those experiencing homelessness.

Her plans in the new congressional session include continuing to service as vice chair of the Indian Affairs Committee and as a senior member on the Appropriations, Energy and Natural Resources, and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committees.


By:  The Cordova Times
Source: Cordova Times