Press Releases

Media Requests: Members of the media can contact the press office by emailing karina_borger@murkowski.senate.gov or by calling 202-224-6665 and asking for the press office.

03.28.19

Murkowski: Bernhardt Has the Background, Experience, and Competence to be Secretary of the Interior

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today chaired a hearing to consider President Trump's nominee to be Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI), David Bernhardt. The Senate previously confirmed Mr. Bernhardt as Deputy Secretary with bipartisan support in May 2017 and he has served as Acting Secretary since January 2019. Murkowski opened the hearing by expressing her strong support for Bernhardt's nomination, recognizing his extensive experience with public lands and natural resource i… Continue Reading


03.28.19

Sens. Coons, Murkowski, and Harris Applaud Senate Passage of bill during Women's History Month to recognize ‘Hidden Figures’ for contributions to U.S. leadership during the Space Race

U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) today applauded Senate passage of a bipartisan bill they introduced, along with 68 of their colleagues, to award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden and to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. The bill would also award a fifth Congressional Gold Medal to honor all women who contributed to NASA during the Space Race. The bill … Continue Reading


03.27.19

Murkowski, Booker, and 13 Colleagues Reintroduce the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Cory Booker, D-N.J., James Risch, R-Idaho, Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Chris Coons, D-Del., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, today reintroduced bipartisan legislation to boost nuclear energy innovation and ensure advanced reactors can provide clean, … Continue Reading


03.27.19

Delegation Reaffirms Strong Support for Coastal Plain Leasing Program

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Land and Minerals Management, Joe Balash, to express their continued strong support for the oil and gas leasing program for the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently moving forward with the development of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the program. "We are pleased the Departm… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Alaska Congressional Delegation Welcomes Supreme Court’s Unanimous Decision on Sturgeon Case

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, today welcomed a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Sturgeon v Frost, that the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) explicitly barred the National Park Service from prohibiting John Sturgeon from operating his hovercraft to hunt moose along the Nation River in the Yukon-Charley National Preserve in Alaska. In an opinion authored by Justice Elena Kagan, the court upheld the promises made t… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Murkowski: Voting Against Costly, Impractical Green New Deal

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of a vote on the Green New Deal resolution. Murkowski explained the impracticality of the resolution and instead outlined the more practical, pragmatic steps Congress can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Murkowski highlighted areas where Congress has already made progress in supporting policies to reduce emissions, such as increased funding for t… Continue Reading


03.26.19

Sullivan, Murkowski Resolution Recalls Exxon Valdez Tragedy

U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) yesterday introduced a resolution in the U.S. Senate marking the 30th anniversary of the disastrous Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska. The collision of the Exxon Valdez tanker with Bligh Reef in the early morning of March 24, 1989 resulted in the release of roughly eleven million gallons of crude oil into the open ocean, impacting more than 1,300 miles of coastline. "The Exxon Valdez disaster marked a turning point in the… Continue Reading


03.21.19

Murkowski, Shaheen Build on Bipartisan Efforts to Address Health Concerns for Firefighters’ Exposure to PFAS, Announce Bill that Would Require Blood Testing as Part of Routine Physicals for Military Firefighters

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that they'll introduce bipartisan legislation next week that would require the Department of Defense to include blood testing for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as part of routine physicals for military firefighters. The Protecting Military Firefighters from PFAS Act builds on the Senators' efforts to prioritize actions that respond to the potential health effects of occupational exposure to PFAS, particula… Continue Reading


03.15.19

Alaska Delegation Moves to Protect Native Craftsmen

U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) this week introduced the Empowering Rural Economies Through Alaska Native Sustainable Arts and Handicrafts Act, in the House and the Senate. The legislation would preempt states from banning walrus ivory, whale bone, and other marine mammal products that have been legally carved by Alaska Natives under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). Additionally, the bill preempts states from issuing bans on fossiliz… Continue Reading


03.15.19

Feinstein, Murkowski Introduce Women’s History Month Resolution

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced a resolution designating March as "National Women's History Month." "Women's History Month gives us an opportunity to reflect on the contributions women have made to our country and inspire the next generation of women leaders," Senator Feinstein said. "When I first came to the Senate, there were only two other women serving in the chamber. Today, a quarter of the senators are women and a record number of … Continue Reading


03.14.19

Senator Murkowski Votes to Uphold Separation of Powers

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) issued the following statement after voting on House Joint Resolution 46, to terminate the President's national emergency declaration at the United States' southern border: "I take very seriously my oath to uphold the Constitution, and my respect for the balance within the separation of powers. Article 1 provides that the power to appropriate lies with the legislative branch. When the executive branch goes around the express intention of Congress on matters wi… Continue Reading


03.14.19

Murkowski Introduces Bill to Address Ocean Acidification

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act, legislation to address ocean acidification by identifying and assessing communities which are most dependent on coastal and ocean resources that may be impacted by ocean acidification. The bill would conduct coastal community vulnerability assessments related to ocean acidification, assessing the nature of social and economic vulnerabilities of coastal communities and identify the harmful impacts of oc… Continue Reading


03.13.19

Murkowski Supports Yemen War Resolution

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) issued the following statement after voting for S.J. Res. 7, the Yemen War Powers Resolution, which passed the Senate by a vote of 54-46. "Over the past three months, the world has watched the humanitarian crisis in Yemen continue to deteriorate, and we have seen no meaningful action, nor has Congress been provided any meaningful information after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi," said Senator Murkowski. "Saudi Arabia has long been an ally, but that … Continue Reading


03.12.19

Senators Introduce Bill to Improve Access to Justice in the West, Create New Twelfth Circuit

U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Steve Daines (R-MT), Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) have introduced the Judicial Efficiency Improvement Act of 2019, a bill that would codify the Judicial Conference's most recent recommendations as well as other important measures to enhance the effectiveness of the federal judiciary. The legislation would authorize 56 permanent district court judgeships, convert eight temporary district court judgeships into permanent posts, and authorize fi… Continue Reading


03.12.19

President Trump Signs Sweeping Lands Package into Law

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today commended President Donald J. Trump for signing S. 47, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, formerly known as the Natural Resources Management Act, into law. The bipartisan legislation contains more than 120 public lands, resources, sportsmen, conservation, and water management bills. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 92 to 8 on February 12, and the House passed it on February 26 by a vote of 363 to 62. "I thank P… Continue Reading


03.12.19

Murkowski Statement on President’s Budget Request

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) issued the following statement after President Trump unveiled a budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2020: "The President's request is the first step in the budget process. I look forward to reviewing the President's priorities - including his commitment to our national defense and proposed spending cuts - and will take them under consideration as we work through the Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations process." Murkowski is a member of the Senate Appropriations C… Continue Reading


03.08.19

Murkowski Welcomes Intent to Nominate David Bernhardt to be Interior Secretary

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today issued the following statement after President Trump announced his intent to nominate David Bernhardt to be Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI). "I strongly support David Bernhardt to serve as Secretary of the Interior. He is an excellent choice and has demonstrated he is more than capable of leading on a permanent basis. It is critical that our Interior Secretary understand Alaska and I have no doubt he will continue to be a strong partne… Continue Reading


03.08.19

Murkowski, Harris Address Workplace Harassment

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) recently reintroduced comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to address the ongoing issue of workplace harassment and reduce barriers that prevent victims from speaking out and seeking justice. The Ending the Monopoly of Power Over Workplace Harassment through Education and Reporting (EMPOWER) Act arms individuals with the resources they need to address workplace harassment. The bill works to reverse the culture of silence by prohibitin… Continue Reading


03.08.19

Murkowski Blasts FDA’s Decision to Allow GE Salmon to Enter U.S. Without Clear Labeling

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) issued the following statement after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deactivated a 2016 import alert that prevented Genetically Engineered (GE) salmon from entering the U.S. market: "I'm extremely disappointed in the FDA's short-sighted decision. It is wrong-headed and a bad idea, simple as that. I am not going to back down and will continue my fight to ensure that any salmon product that is genetically engineered be clearly labeled," said Senator Murko… Continue Reading


03.08.19

In Case You Missed It: Murkowski Discusses Historic Lands Package

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) this week participated in two national interviews related to S. 47, her bipartisan lands package. On Wednesday, she joined Judy Woodruff on PBS NewsHour and on Thursday, she joined Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) on ABC News to highlight how the bill will benefit communities across the country. S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, combines more than 120 bills related to public lands, natural resources, water management, sportsmen's, and conservation p… Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149 Page 150 Page 151 Page 152 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155 Page 156 Page 157 Page 158 Page 159 Page 160 Page 161 Page 162 Page 163 Page 164 Page 165 Page 166 Page 167 Page 168 Page 169 Page 170
Showing page   of 170