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Murkowski Presses White House for Transparency on Federal Cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Lisa Murkowski issued the following statement after the White House failed to meet the Congressionally-required September 7th deadline to inform Americans about wide-ranging budget cuts on the horizon - after she co-sponsored legislation imposing the deadline on the President: "The nation is currently facing over an undefined 100 billion in spending cuts to next year's federal budget, and the President has yet to indicate how and where these cuts will be made through… Continue Reading


Murkowski: We Need to Act Soon on Nuclear Waste Issue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today made the following opening statement during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on S. 3469, the Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2012: "Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding this hearing on a topic that needs to be resolved in order for nuclear energy to play the role that it is capable of in meeting our energy needs. While I have been skeptical regarding the need to delay progress on resolving these issues whil… Continue Reading


Murkowski Condemns Attack of U.S. Consulate in Libya

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Lisa Murkowski had the following statement regarding the recent attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which took the lives of four Americans including the American Ambassador to Libya, John Christopher Stevens: "I condemn and am saddened by the violent death of four Americans in Benghazi, including our American Ambassador in Libya. Chris Stevens was a public servant who saw a senseless death while only trying to build bridges in a fragile part of the worl… Continue Reading


Murkowski Remembers September 11th

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the United States Senate commemorated the 11th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on America with the entire country, Senator Lisa Murkowski today released the following statement: "I remember, as many do, exactly where I was on this day eleven years ago. On that Tuesday morning the United States suffered a terrible attack that resulted in almost 3,000 immediate deaths. When we think of 9/11, we remember the shock, horror and feelings of helplessne… Continue Reading


Murkowski Honors Victoria Green, Theresa Huebler as Angels in Adoption

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Lisa Murkowski today congratulated Victoria Green and Theresa Huebler of Anchorage as 2012 Angels in Adoption for their outstanding parenting and advocacy for adoption in Alaska and nationwide. Green and Huebler took in two of four siblings as foster children and cared for them for an extended time. After a series of events - including the two foster kids being returned to their parents and Green's deployment abroad as a member of the Alaska Air National Guard - the … Continue Reading


Murkowski Responds to Japan’s $6M Tsunami Debris Contribution

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced this weekend that the Japanese government will provide $6 million to America's five Pacific coastal states and Canada's British Columbia province to help fund clean up efforts related to the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Senator Lisa Murkowski had the following response to the news: "Countries on both sides of the Pacific are sharing the worries and risks connected to the Fukishima earthquake and tsunami, so I thank the Japanese governmen… Continue Reading


Murkowski: Small Communities Generating Big Energy Ideas

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Fresh off a tour of Yukon River communities, Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she is optimistic about the future of rural Alaska after seeing firsthand local efforts to address high energy costs. Sen. Murkowski spent three days in the Interior last week visiting communities on the upper and middle Yukon River, including Beaver, Stevens Village, Tanana, Ruby, Galena, Kaltag, Grayling and Holy Cross. Sen. Murkowski praised the initiative shown by Tanana and Ruby leaders to employ lo… Continue Reading


Murkowski Asks PACAF Commander: Is Eielson Downsizing Plan Continuing?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Murkowski today sent a welcome letter to the incoming Commander of the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), while taking the opportunity to lay out serious concerns about whether the Air Force is proceeding with plans to relocate the F-16 Aggressor Squadron away from Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks. Despite the Alaska Congressional Delegation being told on June 26th that the proposed relocation - and the considerable downsizing that would result from the staff shift to J… Continue Reading


Murkowski Sharing Alaskan Ideas at Arctic Parliamentarian Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Murkowski is participating in the 10th Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region this week, being held in Reykjavik, Iceland - including a presentation focused on "Economic Opportunities in the Arctic." In addition to hearing of the trends and latest approaches being used by other Arctic nations, Murkowski will use this occasion to educate the representatives about emerging opportunities in resource development, cargo shipping and tourism for Alaskans and th… Continue Reading


Sen. Murkowski Welcomes Decision Allowing Shell to Start Preparatory Work in Chukchi Sea

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today released the following comment regarding the decision by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to allow Shell to conduct preparatory work in the Chukchi Sea this summer. "Today's decision is a positive step that will allow Shell to begin necessary preparatory work, while maintaining the highest environmental standards to ensure the protection of the Arctic," Murkowski said. "While we would all like to see a disc… Continue Reading


Senators Murkowski, Wyden Wrap Up Energy Tour of Alaska

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Lisa Murkowski and Ron Wyden (D-OR) wrapped up a wide-ranging, bipartisan tour of Alaska's energy resources today, as part of an ongoing study of energy-producing regions of the United States. Senator Wyden made the trip at the invitation of Senator Murkowski, the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Depending on how the 2012 elections impact the political balance of the Senate, either Murkowski or Wyden is poised to be the committee's ne… Continue Reading


Alaska Delegation Backs Parnell Request For Federal Fisheries Disaster Declaration on Upper Cook Inlet Salmon Runs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Concerned with low Chinook salmon returns throughout the state, the Alaska Congressional delegation today wrote to Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank in support of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell's request for a disaster declaration for the Upper Cook Inlet region. This letter (attached) of support comes after Governor Parnell requested federal assistance to address the immediate needs of fishermen and businesses that depend on the fisheries in the Kenai, Susitna and oth… Continue Reading


Alaska Delegation Protests Administration Decision to Lockup 11.8 Million Acres of Petroleum Reserve

WASHINGTON,D.C. - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), and Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) today sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar protesting a proposed land management plan for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) that represents the largest land withdrawal by the federal government in decades. If allowed to stand, the Interior Department's decision to place half of the 23.5 million acre petroleum reserve under special protection status would block ac… Continue Reading


Murkowski Commemorates 70th Anniversary of Attu Invasion, Village Sacrifice

WASHINGTON,D.C. - Senator Lisa Murkowski this week traveled with U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo to Alaska's Aleutian Islands - including to Attu - to dedicate apermanent memorial that honors the sacrifice of the Attu villagers on the 70th anniversary of Attu being invaded by Japanese troops. Sen. Murkowski with Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo at the Attu Village 70th Anniversary Memorial (Click image or HERE for video of the dedication, click HERE for photo gallery) On Sunday, Jun… Continue Reading


Sen. Wyden to Tour Alaska Energy Facilities at Invitation of Sen. Murkowski

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will spend the weekend showing Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) around Interior and Southcentral Alaska to discuss energy and public lands policies with her colleague on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The senators will hold media availabilities in Chena, Kenai and Anchorage while they are in Alaska. The visit, which begins in Fairbanks on Saturday, is an opportunity for Sen. Murkowski to acquaint Sen. Wyden with Alaska's vast and var… Continue Reading


Murkowski Honors New Generation of Heroes with ‘Veteran Spotlight’ on National Airborne Day

In honor of National Airborne Day, Senator Lisa Murkowski today released the Veteran Spotlight of Paul Shirey, an Army infantry veteran living in Eagle River, Alaska who was inspired to join the Army after 9/11 and did tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. In a compelling and honest Veteran Spotlight interview, Paul recounts his experiences while serving with the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division based at Fort Richardson. Paul served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanist… Continue Reading


Murkowski to Hold an “Alaskan Bottom Line of Health Care Reform” Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Senator Lisa Murkowski is holding an "Alaskan Bottom Line of Health Care Reform" in Anchorage tomorrow, August 15th 2012, and will live web-stream the event to all Alaskans at www.Murkowski.Senate.Gov . The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in June 28th,2012, with the justices ruling the controversial individual mandated was only legal as a tax. According to research by one of the nation's largest health insurance providers, the ACA imposes more t… Continue Reading


Sen. Murkowski Criticizes Administration’s Decision to Lock Up Millions of Acres of Petroleum Reserve

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today issued the following comment regarding the Obama administration's decision to unilaterally ban oil and natural gas exploration in half of the 23.5 million acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. "Today, The Obama administration picked the most restrictive management plan possible," Murkowski said. "The environmentally sensitive Teshekpuk Lake area was already under a 10-year deferral for additional study, but this alternative goes vas… Continue Reading


Murkowski Mourns the Death of Al Adams

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator Lisa Murkowski was saddened today to hear of the death of former Alaskalegislator Al Adams. Adams, 70, passed away this morning at his home surrounded by his family. "Throughout his career, Al was a leader in the Alaska Native community, in the Alaska State Legislature and as an Alaskan statesman," said Sen. Murkowski. "Al will be remembered for his many accomplishments but also for his quick wit, keen insights and unyielding commitment to working for what was best f… Continue Reading


Murkowski Responds to Romney’s Selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as Running Mate

WASHINGTON, DC - Mitt Romney today announced he has selected Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his vice presidential running mate. Senator Lisa Murkowski had the following reaction to the news: "America needs bold and intelligent problem solvers to put our nation on a sound path for the future and restore the people's trust. "With an accomplished background as one of the brightest and most visionary economic minds on Capitol Hill, Governor Romney's selection of Representative Paul Ryan is a … Continue Reading

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