Newsletters

12.12.18

Advancing Initiatives for Alaskans

Keeping Connected Hello Alaska! I just returned to Washington D.C. from a brief trip to Anchorage, Eagle River, and the Mat-Su Valley with Senator Sullivan to assess the damage from the 7.0 magnitude earthquake which struck the region on November 30. The words I would use to describe what we saw are gut wrenching, astounding, and remarkable. Gut wrenching, to stand in a school where cinder blocks flew through the walls. Astounding in the sense that in places, the ground literally liquefied, wh… Continue Reading


07.18.18

Staying in Touch with Alaskans

Greetings Alaskans! I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and experiencing the outdoors in all its splendor.The President recently nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and now we begin the rigorous vetting process. While I have not met Judge Kavanaugh, I look forward to sitting down for a personal meeting with him. I will review Judge Kavanaugh's decisions on the bench and writings off the bench, and pay careful attention to his responses to que… Continue Reading


05.21.18

Goodbye Spring, Hello Summer!

Keeping Connected With Alaskans: Keeping in touch with Alaskans is the best way to develop an understanding of what our state truly needs. But I also recognize it isn't just important for me to hear and see the needs of Alaskans. Part of my job is showing others the opportunities we have and the challenges we face. I invited Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry to Alaska for a firsthand look at some of the energy innovation taking place in our state.… Continue Reading


04.17.18

Keeping Connected

Keeping Connected The cherry blossoms are blooming here in D.C. and the days are getting longer and longer back home --- spring is making its appearance! This is always a busy time of year, both in my D.C. office and in the state. From passing a funding bill with major benefits for our state to spending quality time meeting with so many hardworking Alaskans, the past month has been filled with significant progress.… Continue Reading


03.22.18

Keeping Connected

Keeping Connected With daylight saving behind us, spring is on the horizon! Although the winter can be a dark and gloomy time of the year awaiting for spring, I feel energized after connecting with Alaskans as I've traveled across the state. An added bonus to spending time in the state was getting to celebrate the end of winter at Fur Rondy and the Iditarod. The Iditarod represents true grit, determination, and drive as the mushers and their teams travel across some of the most treacherous terr… Continue Reading


02.12.18

New Year, New Opportunities

New Year, New Opportunities It's been a busy start to a New Year! Whether it's securing a life-saving road for the community of King Cove, addressing our nation's pressing energy needs and Alaska's vast resource potential, or fighting back against the opioid crisis --- we've started off the year in stride and have much work ahead of us.… Continue Reading


12.19.17

Update From Capitol Hill

It's been a busy December, overhauling our nation's outdated tax code and moving one step closer to achieving the decades long goal of opening a small portion of the 1002 Area within the non-wilderness portion of ANWR to responsible resource development. Here's a quick update with what's been happening here in D.C. and how it may impact you. As always, you can keep track of what I'm working on for Alaska in the U.S. Senate by following me on my Facebook and Twitter accounts. Senate Action Tax … Continue Reading


10.13.17

End of Summer Newsletter for 2017

Greetings Alaska, It's hard to believe summer is behind us already! Coming home is always a breath of fresh air. Whenever I'm home I'm reminded of just how beautiful our state truly is and how important it is for me to be able to spend time connecting with Alaskans. You all help keep me grounded, energized, and most importantly, you remind me again and again how vital it is to continue to fight for our great state and people. I am excited for the work we've done and look forward to doing all I… Continue Reading


06.20.17

Early Summer Newsletter for May and June, 2017

Greetings Alaskans! May and June have been busy times for me, both in D.C. and on my trips back home. Many Alaskans made the long trip to our nation's capital, wanting to talk about healthcare, the proposed budget, infrastructure, and of course many school groups with young Alaskans visiting. I also had the opportunity to meet with many of you while I was up in Alaska for the Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Fairbanks and later during my trip throughout the state over the Memorial Day work… Continue Reading


05.02.17

Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for April in the State, 2017

Greetings Alaskans! I recently returned to Washington, D.C. after spending time at home in Alaska. I met with students, seniors, and Alaskans from Deadhorse to Utqiagvik, down to the Mat-Su, Anchorage, and the Kenai Peninsula. As we begin another busy legislative session here in the nation's capital, I wanted to give you a quick update on my travels around the state.… Continue Reading


04.10.17

Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for March, 2017

Hello, Alaska! It's been an extremely busy month in Washington, D.C. and I'm ready to be headed home for a state work period. Here's a recap from the last month. I was proud to cast my vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He is an extremely well-qualified jurist with the right view of the role of the court under our Constitution. With Judge Gorsuch, western states like Alaska get an intellectual individual who understands our lives and … Continue Reading


03.17.17

Senator Murkowski Newsletter for February in the State, 2017

With the busy Senate schedule in Washington D.C., I haven't been able to get back home to the state as much as I would like. So I am challenged to find new ways to connect with fellow Alaskans. While in person is always preferred, it is not always possible, so I am going to use the tools available to help bridge the 3,000 miles that separate us.… Continue Reading


02.01.17

Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for January and February, 2017

I kicked off the New Year by spending time with loved ones, and I truly hope that you all had the opportunity to do the same! It was great to spend time with family and friends before jumping back into action and getting to work with the new Congress.… Continue Reading


09.14.16

Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for July and August, 2016

I was so happy to be able to spend a good portion of July and all of August at home in Alaska as the Senate adjourned for a longer than normal state work period. It was a productive, informative, busy, and rejuvenating time. I treasure every moment that I spend in our state, with my family, and all of you. From traveling along the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers and points in-between, to taking selfies with former interns in airports and local ferries, to meeting people at farmers markets in communit… Continue Reading


04.19.16

Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for April 19, 2016

Travel in Alaska can be an adventure - flexibility is key. I was in Fairbanks for an Energy Committee field hearing several weeks ago with a busy day scheduled the following morning in the Mat-Su Valley. Pavlof had other plans for my travel. The volcanic eruption grounded all air traffic in the Interior, which meant that I got to borrow a toothbrush and spend the night with my sister. With travel still shut down the next day, we decided to drive the Parks Highway south to Anchorage. The 360 mile… Continue Reading


02.23.16

Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for February 23, 2016

Hello Alaskans! It has been a busy six weeks since we began the New Year. The Senate's legislative agenda began early with my Energy Policy Modernization Act on the floor for debate. I have been working to craft this comprehensive energy bill for the past year, and I'm pleased to have it before the full Senate. Energy-related news was briefly eclipsed in January by serious snowfall in Washington, D.C. which shut down the Capitol-at least for some. (Believe it or not we had to include language … Continue Reading


07.13.15

Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for July 13, 2015

Hello, Alaskans - It was energizing and educational to be home for the Solstice Weekend in June and the Fourth of July work period, catching up with so many of you! Before I update you about my work in Washington, D.C. and across Alaska, I must share with you my extreme disappointment that the Obama administration is cutting 2,600 soldiers from Fort Richardson and 75 from Fort Wainwright. This does damage to our national defense capability as well as our state's economy. I am troubled that th… Continue Reading


06.18.15

Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for June 18, 2015

Hello Alaskans, It was great to be surrounded by so many of you when I was up in Alaska for the Memorial Day state work period. It's vital for me to be on the ground, talking directly with Alaskans on issues that you're thinking and worrying about, so I can see what we can do to best facilitate solutions back in Washington, D.C. I look forward to catching up with even more of you during the Independence Day state work period later this month. Thank You to our Firefighters (Click image … Continue Reading


05.06.15

Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for May 5, 2015

Greetings, Alaska! Last week I returned from a trip to Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada, where the United States assumed Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The Arctic Council is comprised of the eight Arctic nations which come together to cooperate and collaborate on issues facing the North. Taking the lead of the Arctic Council for the next two years provides an opportunity for us to make the Arctic a national priority. I continue to press the administration on our preparedness to take on our obliga… Continue Reading


03.06.15

Senator Murkowski E-Newsletter for March 13, 2015

Hello from Washington, D.C., where a week after most of the Senate (but not me) shut down for snow, it's hitting spring-like temperatures in the 60s. We have been busy with budget hearings in committees and have begun our appropriations subcommittee work. The best part of my recent days is visiting with so many Alaskans who have made the trip out here to Capitol Hill. It's D.C.'s version of March Madness! Here are some stories about my recent trips back home, along with an update on what I've b… Continue Reading

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