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Murkowski, Casey Introduce Legislation to Improve Senior Economic Security and End Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Anchorage, AK - U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) joined Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, in introducing the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA), legislation to support senior economic security across the Nation, including protections from workplace age discrimination. The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA) would level the playing field for older workers and restore safeguards against age-based… Continue Reading


Senators Hassan, Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Parental Leave Eligibility for Reserve and National Guard Members

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Reserve Component Parental Leave Parity Act, a bipartisan bill that would expand parental leave eligibility for Reserve and National Guard members to cover all new parents. In a recent annual defense bill, Congress successfully expanded parental leave eligibility for service members serving on active duty orders, but not for drilling members of the Reserves and National Guard. Currently, for members of the… Continue Reading


Arctic Caucus Co-Chairs Murkowski and King Welcome Finland’s Accession into NATO

Anchorage, AK - Today, Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Angus King (I-ME), co-chairs of the Arctic Caucus, celebrated Finland's accession into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). In May 2022, the Senators supported a bipartisan resolution and expressed their support for both Finland's and Sweden's accession into NATO. "Finland's accession to NATO is welcome news for the U.S., our Arctic allies, and the global security landscape. I've been supportive of the people of Finland and the… Continue Reading


Alaska Delegation Welcomes Ruling Upholding Willow Record of Decision

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (both R-Alaska), and Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska), today welcomed a federal judge's decision denying a preliminary injunction requested by Lower 48 environmental groups against Alaska's Willow Project in the National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska (NPR-A). The Willow Project was reapproved by the Biden administration on March 13 after years of litigation and environmental review, and following a united statewide push from Al… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Murkowski, Schatz Resolution Recognizing Contributions of Native Women

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution (S.Res. 148) led by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Brian Schatz (D-HI), Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) respectively, honoring the achievements of Alaska Native, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian women throughout the history of the United States. "National Women's History Month is about coming together to recognize the important contributions of women to the Uni… Continue Reading


Murkowski Supports Restoring Constitutional Power to Congress, Repealing Iraq War AUMFs

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) issued the following statement after voting in favor today of S. 316 to repeal the 2002/1991 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs), which passed the Senate in a bipartisan vote of 66-30. "When our Founding Fathers drafted the U.S. Constitution, they intentionally gave Congress the power to formally declare and end wars. For far too long Congress has abdicated that responsibility to the Executive. Today's vote returns the power to the elected represe… Continue Reading


Schatz, Murkowski Lead Oversight Hearing On Tribal Energy Development

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), vice chairman of the Committee, led an oversight hearing titled, "The Future of Tribal Energy Development: Implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law." Principal Deputy Under Secretary and Acting Under Secretary for Infrastructure Kathleen Hogan from the Department of Energy and Assistant Secretary - Indian Af… Continue Reading


Van Hollen, Murkowski, Pascrell Introduce Bill to Fund Vital Firehouse Upgrades Across the Country

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to help construct and upgrade fire stations across the country. The FIRE STATION Act will create a $750 million grant program within the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to modify, upgrade, and construct fire and EMS department facilities to support our first responders and their work to keep our communities… Continue Reading


Schatz, Murkowski Lead Roundtable On Native Communities’ Priorities For The 2023 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), vice chairman of the Committee, led a roundtable discussion, titled "Native Priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill Reauthorization," to hear directly from Native agricultural experts and leaders on their communities' priorities as Congress begins working on the sweeping agricultural and food policy legislation known as the Farm Bill. "The Farm Bill has … Continue Reading


ICYMI: Murkowski Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Medical Providers in Rural Communities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) joined Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) in introducing the bipartisan Rural America Health Corps Act. This legislation will incentivize more health professionals to serve and plant roots in rural communities. U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) are sponsoring this legislation and Representative David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) has introduced companion legislation… Continue Reading


Kaine and Murkowski Introduce Bill to Reduce Maternal and Infant Mortality, Address Racial Inequities in Maternal Health

Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, reintroduced the Mothers and Newborns Success Act, bipartisan legislation to promote maternal health and reduce racial inequities in maternal and infant mortality by strengthening support for women during and after pregnancy, expanding maternal health research and data collection, and ensuring women are better matched with birthing facilities that meet t… Continue Reading


Murkowski Recognizes Alaska Education Board’s Selection of Tribes for Native Education Pilot Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today recognized the selection of five Alaska Tribes by the Alaska Board of Education and Early Development to begin negotiation on a demonstration State-Tribal Education Compact (STEC) in Alaska. The five Tribes selected are: Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope Ketchikan Indian Community King Island Native Community Knik Tribe Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes "The state-tribal education demonstration initiativ… Continue Reading


Schatz, Murkowski: More Than $3 Million In New Tourism Grants For Native Communities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), vice chairman of the Committee, issued statements on the recent announcement of more than $3 million in Department of the Interior Tribal Tourism Grant Program funding to 30 Tribes and Tribal organizations, including four Alaska Tribes and Tribal Organizations. This funding, along with similar grants to Native Hawaiian organizations, is made possible… Continue Reading


Murkowski Marks One Year Without “The Dean”

One year ago today, the Congressman for All Alaska, Don Young, passed away. The late Congressman, who served the 49th state for 49 years and enacted at least 87 bills into federal law, became the 45th Dean of the House of Representatives and remains the longest-serving Republican in the history of Congress. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of his passing. "It's been a year now since we lost Don Young. As I reflect upon his life i… Continue Reading


Murkowski: Willow Project Reapproval “Significant for Alaska”

Following the Biden administration's decision to reapprove ConocoPhillips' Willow Project in Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve (NPR-A), Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) spoke on the Senate Floor to mark the significant announcement. Click here for a video of Senator Murkowski speaking on the Senate Floor marking the reapproval of the Willow Project. EXCERPTS: · [The Willow Project] is significant for Alaska. From a job perspective, this is going to create about 2,500 … Continue Reading


Murkowski, King Lead Legislation to Codify Position of Ambassador-At-Large for the Arctic Region

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators and Arctic Caucus Co-Chairs Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King (I-ME) introduced bipartisan legislation to codify the position of Ambassador-At-Large for the Arctic Region at the U.S. Department of State. "Before the State Department announced last year that they would create the position of Arctic Ambassador, the United States was the only Arctic nation without a dedicated regional representative at … Continue Reading


Delegation: Willow Reapproval is Monumental for Alaska

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) and Representative Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) today welcomed the Biden administration's decision to reapprove ConocoPhillips' Willow Project within Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve (NPRA). After litigation, a court remand, years of supplemental environmental analysis, and a united statewide push in strong support, the administration's final Record of Decision reapproves an economically viable three-pad project. "We finally did it, Wi… Continue Reading


Alaska Delegation Urges Court to Drop Deceptive Lawsuit Threatening Southeast Alaska Troll Fishermen

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (both R-Alaska), and Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska), filed an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington this week supporting Southeast Alaska troll fishermen in a case that threatens to shut down their small boat troll fishery on the pretense that their salmon harvest is a primary contributor to the population decline of Southern resident killer whales hundreds of miles away in Puget Sound. The lawsui… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Widespread Support for the Willow Project from North Slope Mayors, Education Leaders, and Laborers

Washington, DC - The Willow Project on Alaska's North Slope has garnered widespread support from North Slope leaders, Alaska's higher education system, the State of Alaska, national labor unions, and more. Op-Ed: Murkowski, Sullivan, Peltola Urging Biden To Re-Approve the Willow Project In an Op-Ed published in CNN by U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, (R-AK), and U.S. Representative Mary Peltola (D-AK), the Alaska Congressional Delegation highlight the Willow Project's broad su… Continue Reading


Schatz, Murkowski: Senate Confirms Patrice Kunesh As Administration For Native Americans Commissioner

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), vice chairman of the Committee, released the following statements on Patrice Kunesh's confirmation as the Commissioner of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS') Administration for Native Americans (ANA). The ANA was established to promote self-sufficiency and cultural preservation for Native Americans through training, technical ass… Continue Reading

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