The Associated Press: Murkowski launches YouTube segment

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is reaching out to constituents via YouTube.

The Alaska Republican has posted her first "Ask Lisa" segment online. In it, she answers questions that she says Alaskans sent in by e-mail or Facebook.

Issues discussed in the roughly 5-minute video were the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, whether taxpayer money would be used for abortions under the federal health care overhaul and whether Congress was weighing making permanent a higher FDIC insurance limit.

Murkowski said in a statement that her new Web cast is an effort to be more accessible and responsible to Alaskans. She said she'd try to answer as many questions as possible via video.

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Source: Originally published May 12, 2010