Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of January 11, 2010

View as a PDF Head Start Impact Study Sen. Murkowski with Josie Burton's 4th Grade Class in Nome, Alaska.Lisa "tells it like it is" to Education Secretary Duncan in Anchorage. Senator Murkowski tells stories with Bear Valley Elementary students in Anchorage. Sen. Murkowski with students of Galena Interior Learning Academy The Administration of Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the Head Start Impact Study this week. R… Continue Reading


Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of January 4, 2010

View as a PDF New Labor Market Publications Sen. Murkowski with Josie Burton's 4th Grade Class in Nome, Alaska.Lisa "tells it like it is" to Education Secretary Duncan in Anchorage. Senator Murkowski tells stories with Bear Valley Elementary students in Anchorage. Sen. Murkowski with students of Galena Interior Learning Academy The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the 2010-11 editions of the Occupational Outlook Handbook and the Career Guide to Industries. T… Continue Reading


Sen. Murkowski's Education Newsletter for the week of December 23, 2009

Sen. Murkowski with Josie Burton's 4th Grade Class in Nome, AlaskaSenator Murkowski with Secretary Duncan Sen. Murkowski visits with Bear Valley Elementary Students in Anchorage. Sen. Murkowski with students of Galena Interior Learning Academy Lisa Murkowski acts on her belief that Alaska's educators, parents, and others who care about our state's students deserve to know what is happening in Washington, D.C. and have an opportunity to share their suggestions, questions, concerns,… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski's 2009 Report to Alaskans

December 2009My Fellow Alaskans: This past year has seen some major changes for the Alaska congressional delegation. Not only do I have a new colleague in the Senate, Mark Begich, but I have been elevated to the Ranking Member role on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, selected to serve on the Appropriations Committee and elected to a position in the Senate's Republican leadership. As we look forward to next year and the start of the second session of the 111th Congress, I wanted to u… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski - eNewsletter 11/06/09

Friday november 6, 2009 Another Great AFN Convention I had the pleasure of attending the 2009 Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention in Anchorage. The theme, 'Northern Dreams - Our Historic Journey Continues,' captured the energy of those attending from all across Alaska. At this year's AFN, I was greeted by so many Alaskans who brought news from their remote communities. I enjoyed the opportunity to address the attendees and provide an update on issues and legislation affecting Alask… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski - eNewsletter 09/25/09

Summer visits by Murkowski to Newtok and St. PaulOver the summer work period, I was able to visit both Newtok and St. Paul for the first time.In Newtok, I was greeted by community leader Stanley Tom, who guided me on a tour of the community. Stanley has been instrumental in focusing the attention of local, state and federal agencies on erosion issues in Newtok. Following our tour, I attended a community meeting at the school to discuss issues surrounding the relocation of Newtok and the schedule… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski - eNewsletter 09-21-09

Many Alaskan Voices, One Vital Issue Sen. Murkowski, along with Joan Fisher, Executive Director of the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, announces that the ANHC will expand to better serve the Anchorage community.This August, I focused on the issue that captured national and local headlines this summer -- Washington's efforts to reform the nation's health care system. I began a series of health care meetings in early August at the Alaska Native Health Board mega-meeting. My meetings also in… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski - eNewsletter 07-17-09

Murkowski Cannot Support Health Care Reform as Currently Drafted Following a vote in the Senate HELP Committee, Sen. Murkowski spoke at a news conference about her concerns with the proposed Democrat health care bill. For the past several weeks, the Senate Heath, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee has been debating and amending the proposed Democrat health care reform bill, which the panel approved last week. I believe our health care system must improve, but any reform leg… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski - eNewsletter 06-24-09

Health Care Forum Americans are looking to Congress and the White House to see whether lawmakers and the president will deliver on their promises to reform our health care system. This is an issue that impacts every American and I am committed to working with both my Republican and Democratic colleagues to make improvements. Our success will be measured by whether we craft a health care bill that reduces costs while providing affordable, comprehensive medical coverage that ensures cont… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski - eNewsletter 06-12-09

Murkowski Meets With Veterans Secretary Eric Shinseki Earlier this year I was appointed to serve on the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee. I hope to use this important assignment to improve services to Alaska's 75,000 veterans, particularly those who live in Alaska communities that are not served by VA facilities. On May 22 I met with Veterans Administration (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki to discuss my VA priorities. The first thing I asked of the Secr… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski - eNewsletter 05-22-09

Murkowski Reflections on Memorial Day Above, Senator Murkowski spoke with and thanked some of the Veterans attending The Gathering in Palmer in April. The Gathering is an event to recognize Veterans from the State of Alaska hosted by Veterans Aviation Outreach in concert with the Anchorage VA. On Memorial Day, we recognize the men and women of our military who have served our country. I call on all Alaskans to thank those who have served and remember those who made the ultimate sacrific… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski - eNewsletter 05-06-09

Murkowski Introduces Southeast Initiatives Sen. Murkowski introduces the U.S. Ferry Investment Act, part of her Southeast Initiative legislation. With Senator Murkowski are (left) David Moseley, Director of Washington State Ferries, Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA-2) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). Over the past few weeks, I have introduced four bills aimed at growing the economy in Southeast Alaska. As we all know, the Southeast region has been hard hit the downturn in the timber industry… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski - eNewsletter 04-24-09

On The Mend Earlier this week, Senator Murkowski participated in a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Legislative Branch Subcommittee, on which she is the ranking member. Over the Easter recess, I returned to Alaska and underwent surgery for the knee injury I sustained in March while skiing at Mt. Alyeska. The surgery went well thanks to the many fine Alaskan medical professionals who attended to me. I am now back on my feet, with crutches, and am undergoing daily physical therapy.… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski - eNewsletter 03-27-09

Murkowski Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Senator Murkowski delivers remarks at a recent NOAA event commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. This past Tuesday commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Prince William Sound. It was on March 24, 1989, that Alaskans awoke to the news that an oil tanker had run aground on Bligh Reef spilling nearly 11 million gallons of oil into the Sound. In the 20 years that have f… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski - eNewsletter 03-13-09

2009 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and the Alaska Army National Guard Senator Murkowski with Maverick, one of the four-legged athletes competing in the 2009 Iditarod. I was thrilled to be in Anchorage this past weekend at the ceremonial start of the 37th Annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. I always look forward to coming home for Alaska's Last Great Race and meeting the spectators and competitors. While at the Iditarod's ceremonial start, Senator Murkowski also visited with back to … Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski - eNewsletter 02-27-09

Presidents Day Recess in Alaska Senator Murkowski delivers her annual address to the Alaska State Legislature. Over the Presidents Day recess I delivered my annual speech to the Alaska Legislature. This is the seventh annual address I have delivered to the Legislature and it is a highlight of my year to return to the Alaska House chamber where my career as a legislator began. By now, you've probably heard about my proposal which I introduced today to develop the energy reserves benea… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski - eNewsletter 02-09-09

Sen. Murkowski appointed to the Senate Republican Leadership Team Senator Murkowski meets with Senator McConnell earlier this month as part of his leadership team. I was honored to be appointed to the Senate Republican leadership team earlier this month. Republican Leader Mitch McConnell named me as a counsel, which means that I will offer my input, advice and guidance to the leadership team. This leadership position, combined with my recent appointment to the Senate Appropriations Com… Continue Reading


Senator Murkowski - eNewsletter 01-30-09

Inauguration week with so many Alaskans was great! Senators Murkowski and Begich with dancers from Barrow who performed in the Inaugural Parade. Last week was a historic week in Washington. The inauguration of President Barack Obama drew more Alaskans to D.C. than I have ever seen here before. The historic election of President Obama brought people from all over the country and the excitement and sense of purpose here was contagious. It has been great to see so many old friends and … Continue Reading


Sen. Murkowski eNewsletter 01/09/2009

Sen. Murkowski welcomes Mark Begich to the United States Senate Sen. Murkowski looks on as Mark Begich is sworn in as Alaska's new Senator. This was a busy week in the nation's capital with the opening of the 111th Congress and the swearing-in of Alaska's new United States Senator, Mark Begich, who becomes only the seventh senator to represent the state. In keeping with Senate tradition, I had the privilege of escorting Mark down the center aisle of the Senate chamber for his swearing… Continue Reading


Sen. Murkowski eNewsletter 12/18/2008

Sen. Murkowski visits with wounded Alaskan soldiers at Walter Reed This week I had the honor of visiting with five wounded soldiers attached to units of the 1/25 Stryker Brigade from Fort Wainwright. Surrounded by family members, all five are recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington from wounds suffered during their service in Iraq. No matter how severe their pain or how challenging their recovery ahead, you could not meet a more inspiring group of men. Federal priva… Continue Reading

Showing page   of 7