Press Releases

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01.22.09

SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI TO SERVE ON THE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

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01.15.09

MURKOWSKI STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF OMNIBUS PUBLIC LANDS BILL

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01.15.09

MURKOWSKI VOTES AGAINST GIVING THE TREASURY MORE FUNDS

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01.15.09

Interior Secretary nominee Ken Salazar promises to visit Alaska

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Mark Begich, D-Alaska, have secured a promise from Secretary of the Interior nominee Ken Salazar to visit Alaska and learn firsthand about the unique challenges Alaskans face. "Sen. Salazar and I have developed a close working relationship over our past four years together on the Senate Energy Committee," Murkowski said. "I'm very confident that our record of working together toward bipartisan solutions on issues important to Alaska… Continue Reading


01.14.09

Murkowski statement on ANWR "wilderness" bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, released the following statement today strongly opposing legislation that would designate as "wilderness" the coastal plain of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. "Given that we were at record oil prices only a few months ago, it makes no sense to deny Americans access to lower-cost energy by permanently locking up North America's largest potential source of oil and gas," Senator Murkowski said. "I'm confident that through the use of m… Continue Reading


01.13.09

SENATOR MURKOWSKI EARNS SUPPORT FOR LAW OF THE SEA TREATY AND ARCTIC POLICY

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01.12.09

SEN. MURKOWSKI CALLS ON CONGRESS AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO IMPLEMENT NEW ARCTIC POLICY

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01.08.09

Murkowsi announces 2009 Service Academy nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, nominated 33 of Alaska's best and brightest young people for appointment to the U.S. military service academies for the year 2009-the Class of 2013. "We received a great many appointment requests from wonderful and gifted Alaska students. It is unfortunate that we never have enough openings to accommodate all of the nominees who have the makings of successful service men and women," said Murkowski. "These are all stellar candidates who h… Continue Reading


12.18.08

Senator Murkowski comments on the nomination of Senator Salazar to be Secretary of the Interior

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, made the following statement after President-elect Barack Obama nominated U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, D-CO, to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior. Sen. Murkowski, who served with Sen. Salazar on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for four years, said she was pleased by his nomination. Sen. Murkowski said his nomination is a positive sign that the incoming Obama administration plans to take a practical approach to resour… Continue Reading


12.18.08

Senator Murkowski fights for Alaska spending projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has contacted the leadership of the Senate Appropriations Committee asking that they retain all Alaska funding items in the remaining Fiscal Year 2009 appropriations bills. "These are extremely important projects for the State of Alaska, and I am hopeful that most, if not all, will be included in whatever form a final spending plan takes," Murkowski said. It is unclear whether Congress will end up passing a catch-all spending bill, i… Continue Reading


12.15.08

Murkowski responds to President-elect Barack Obama's energy team

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, welcomed the official announcement today of President-elect Barack Obama's energy team. "The incoming administration's choice of seasoned energy and environmental advisors demonstrates the seriousness with which the new president takes the challenges facing the country in simultaneously tackling climate change and energy security," Murkowski said. Sen. Murkowski, who is expected to be the ranking Republican on the Senate Energy and Natura… Continue Reading


12.12.08

SEN. MURKOWSKI COMMENTS ON CHOICE OF FORMER SENATOR TOM DASCHLE AS HHS CABINET SECRETARY

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11.20.08

Alaska receives additional $9.5 million in PILT payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today announced that the Department of the Interior is distributing an additional $9.5 million to Alaskan communities in compensation for taxes that could not be levied on federal lands in their jurisdictions during fiscal year 2008. The Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program provides monetary compensation to local governments that contain National Forests, Bureau of Land Management public lands, National Parks and other lands dedicate… Continue Reading


11.20.08

SEN. MURKOWSKI RECOGNIZES SEN. STEVENS’ SERVICE TO ALASKA

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11.12.08

MURKOWSKI WELCOMES NEW ASSESSMENT OF NORTH SLOPE METHANE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today welcomed a new assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey indicating that up to an additional 157.8 trillion cubic feet of methane gas hydrates may be recoverable from Alaska's North Slope. The study adds urgency to efforts to get an Alaskan natural gas pipeline under construction. "This report improves the economics of an Alaskan natural gas pipeline, and may be key to keeping America from increasing its dependence on imported sourc… Continue Reading


11.10.08

SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI ISSUES VETERANS’ DAY MESSAGE

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11.04.08

SEN. MURKOWSKI’S STATEMENT ON BARACK OBAMA’S PRESIDENTIAL VICTORY

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10.27.08

SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI ON THE SEN. TED STEVENS VERDICT

SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI STATEMENT ON THE SEN. TED STEVENS VERDICT WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today made the following statement regarding the conviction of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska: "Given today's verdict, it's a sad day indeed for Sen. Stevens and his family as well as for Alaska. Ted Stevens is an honorable, hard-working Alaskan who has served our state well for as long as we have been a state. It was clear that the prosecution blundered in several instan… Continue Reading


10.27.08

IRS Seeks to Return More Than One Million Dollars in Undeliverable Refunds

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10.24.08

SEN. MURKOWSKI ADDRESSES THE ALASKA FEDERATION OF NATIVES CONVENTION

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