The Murkowski Memo: Summer Recap from Alaska’s Senior Senator

Dear friends and neighbors,  
Summer coming to an end is always a bittersweet time in Alaska. The kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter and the termination dust starts to settle on the mountains. While fishing tapers off, berry picking and hunting ramps up as we work to fill our freezers for the winter ahead.

My summer was kept busy hosting federal officials on ferries and float planes, traveling to communities across the state to visit with folks, and keeping a legislative schedule in Washington D.C. until August. In between it all, I found time to fish on the Kenai, get outside and hike, pick berries, and make it out to our annual Interior hunting trip—enjoying the best of what summertime in Alaska has to offer.

In this Murkowski Memo, I hope you’ll enjoy this summertime roundup as well as updates on some policy and upcoming issues. We have a busy legislative calendar this fall to advance our appropriations bill as well as measures like the National Defense Authorization Act, Farm Bill, and other matters important to Alaskans. 



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