Press Releases

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06.14.22

Murkowski Announces Alaskan Communities Selected for DOE Partnership to Transform Energy Systems & Increase Resilience

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced that four Alaskan communities were selected to partner with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help address high energy costs and vulnerable energy infrastructure. The Alaskan towns of Igiugig, McGrath, Nikolski, and St. George were among 12 communities nationwide selected by DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy as part of the Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP) to meet resilient energy goals. DOE selected c… Continue Reading


06.10.22

Murkowski Announces First Round of Funding from the Infrastructure Law’s Bridge Investment Program

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration opened the application process for the competitive Bridge Investment Program (BIP) established through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which she helped write, negotiate, and shepherd into law. A total of $2.36 billion in BIP 2022 funds are available to help plan, replace, and improve small and large bridges. "As Alaskans and our visitors tr… Continue Reading


06.10.22

Murkowski Announces 2022 Summer Interns

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski today announced the names of eleven interns and two intern coordinators who will work in her Washington, DC office this summer. These young Alaskans will get an up-close view of the federal legislative process while assisting Senator Murkowski and her team with Alaska-focused work. "Interns bring a renewed energy to my office, and I'm always so excited to host them. I enjoy getting to spend time with young Alaskans, and my team and I always appreciate their hard work… Continue Reading


06.09.22

Murkowski, Sullivan Introduce the Arctic Warrior Act

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-AK) today introduced the Don Young Arctic Warrior Act, legislation to alleviate some of the hardships faced by service members in Alaska. Sullivan also today offered the legislation as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year 2023, which will be considered next week in the Senate Armed Services Committee. In addition to proficiency pay and allowances for basic necessities, the bill increases the Department o… Continue Reading


06.08.22

Senators Introduce Bruce’s Law to Help Combat Deadly Fentanyl Epidemic

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), joined by Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), today introduced Bruce's Law. Bruce's Law - named after a young Alaskan, Robert "Bruce" Snodgrass, who passed away from a fentanyl overdose in 2021 - will bolster federal prevention and education efforts surrounding the dangers of drugs laced with fentanyl, an incredibly powerful and deadly synthetic opioid. It also authorizes new Community-Based Coalition Enhancemen… Continue Reading


06.06.22

Sullivan, Murkowski Celebrate Activation of the 11th Airborne Division in Alaska

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) today celebrated the activation of the 11th Airborne Division in Alaska. The Senators attended reflagging ceremonies at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) in Anchorage. Both ceremonies marked the U.S. Army Alaska's re-designation as the 11th Airborne Division. The 11th Airborne Division originally operated between 1943 and 1965, first activated during World War II in the Pacific Theater for the li… Continue Reading


06.06.22

Murkowski Announces Significant Infrastructure Law Funding for Tribal Communities

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today announced almost $1 billion in new funding from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which she helped write, negotiate, and shepherd into law. Approximately $700 million will come from the Indian Health Service (IHS) to address sanitation, $154 million from State Revolving Funds for Tribal water needs, and $120 million will go to Tribal transportation. These allocations are a result of Senator Murkowski's leadership on behalf o… Continue Reading


05.31.22

Reed & Murkowski Lead Bipartisan Effort to Renew Life-Saving Suicide Prevention Programs to Help Young People

With the pandemic exacerbating youth mental health challenges and rates of suicide among youth and young adults on the rise, U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act Reauthorization Act to enhance youth suicide prevention programs and improve mental health services for young people. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and leading mental health experts believe the coronavirus pandemic and its related economic and social consequences… Continue Reading


05.31.22

King, Murkowski Join to Introduce Bipartisan Bill Supporting Children’s Mental Health

As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) today announced that they have introduced legislation to address the impact of childhood trauma on long-term health. The Improving Data Collection for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Act would authorize $7 million annually over five years to support Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research and data collection efforts to study the potential ties between childho… Continue Reading


05.30.22

Murkowski Honors Fallen Soldiers with Memorial Day Message

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) released the following message in observance of Memorial Day: "On Memorial Day, I join with Alaskans as we reflect with somber hearts on the American servicemembers who have given their lives to protect the country we love and the freedoms we cherish. "It was General George Patton who stated that 'It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.' Those words are as true today as ever, as war and tyranny across the … Continue Reading


05.27.22

Arctic Caucus Co-Chairs Murkowski, King Join Congressional Resolution Supporting Finland’s and Sweden’s Accession in NATO

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Angus King (I-Maine), co-chairs of the Senate Arctic Caucus, issued the following statement after co-sponsoring Senate Resolution 646 (S.Res.646) expressing support for Finland's and Sweden's accession into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and expediting the ratification of accession protocols. "As the world rallies behind Ukraine's efforts to defend democracy and against Russia's unprovoked and barbaric invasion, I'm proud to put my supp… Continue Reading


05.27.22

Murkowski Announces over $6.2 Million in Army Corp Funding for Alaska Projects

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski R-AK commends the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on their recently released work plan for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) which allocates over $6.2 million for projects in Alaska. Total FY22 allocations in Alaska include: ATKA NAVIGATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS - $507,000 AKUTAN HARBOR NAVIGATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS - $350,000 CRAIG HARBOR - $406,000 ELIM SUBSISTENCE HARBOR - $2,000,000 LOWELL CREEK (TUNNEL) FLOOD DIVERSION - $3,000,000 "The Army Corps of Engineers has provided pi… Continue Reading


05.26.22

Murkowski, Sullivan: Pebble is the Wrong Mine in the Wrong Place

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today released the following statements after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a revised "Proposed Determination" to prohibit and restrict the use of certain waters and watersheds for the discharge of dredged and fill material from the Pebble Deposit area near Bristol Bay, Alaska. The Proposed Determination, if finalized, would effectively halt the Pebble project and other potential mining in the affected area. Senat… Continue Reading


05.25.22

Senator Murkowski Announces Upcoming “Mobile Office” Hours

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced upcoming mobile office locations across Alaska. Mobile office is a longstanding tradition of the office of Senator Murkowski, where staff members visit Alaskan communities and set up a mobile office, giving constituents an opportunity to meet with staff of Senator Murkowski, learn more about the services provided by the U.S. Senate office such as help with federal agencies, and ask questions. Mobile Office Locations, Dates and Hours *All location… Continue Reading


05.24.22

Murkowski Joins Bipartisan Letter with 82 Senators Requesting Biden Admin to Swiftly Advance NATO Applications for Sweden & Finland

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Thom Tillis (R-NC), and a bipartisan group of 79 Senators in a letter to President Biden urging him to expedite the Executive Branch's process to advance Sweden and Finland's applications for NATO membership and pledging to work with the Administration to ensure swift ratification of the Washington Treaty. In the letter, the Senators noted that NATO's expansion will send a clear message to Putin and authoritarian lead… Continue Reading


05.20.22

ICMYI: Murkowski Leads GOP Colleagues in Calling Out Biden Administration for Failed Energy Policies, High Gas Prices

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) led a group of her Senate Republican colleagues in a press conference this week to discuss the recent record-high gas prices across the country and call out the Biden administration for their failed energy policies. "I come from a state where we are an energy producer. But we pay some of the highest energy costs in the country, and right now our gas prices are the sixth highest in the country. Statewide, regular gas has increased by more than 52 percent over l… Continue Reading


05.20.22

Murkowski Continues Push to Address Infant Formula Shortage

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) this week continued her efforts to mitigate the dangerous shortage of infant formula in the United States. First, Murkowski joined her colleagues in sponsoring the bipartisan Access to Baby Formula Act (S. 4257), and helped ensure the House companion (H.R. 7791) passed the Senate by unanimous consent. The bill provides the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) with statutory authority to give states, grocery stores, and mothers the tools they need under the Sp… Continue Reading


05.20.22

Senate Commemorates National Police Week

The U.S. Senate unanimously adopted a resolution marking National Police Week and reiterating support for the men and women in law enforcement. Senator Murkowski (R-Alaska) joined the bipartisan resolution led by Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). It was also cosponsored by 83 of their senate colleagues. The resolution honors the 576 law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2021, including nearly 400 who died from CO… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Murkowski Supports Ukraine’s Fight to Defend Democracy

Today, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voted in favor of the Ukraine supplemental aid package, totaling $40.1 billion, which passed the Senate in an 86-11 vote. The package includes support for direct military assistance and humanitarian aid. It also provides funding to replenish the U.S. supplies of military weapons and equipment that were sent to Ukraine to assist in Russia's unprovoked war. "The United States must not sit back as Russia continues its campaign against Ukraine's sovereign… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Sens. Murkowski, Marshall, Capito Demand FDA Explanation on Failures that Caused Baby Formula Shortages

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) are demanding answers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its inadequate investigation into Abbott Nutrition's Michigan manufacturing facility and failure to mitigate the nationwide baby formula shortage. The senators are also seeking answers regarding when the White House was made aware of the dire situation and the steps available to limit the harmful impact on families and … Continue Reading

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