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Murkowski: DOE Must Focus on Maintaining U.S. Global Leadership in Science and Innovation

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today chaired an oversight hearing to examine the U.S. Department of Energy's $30.6 billion budget request for Fiscal Year 2019. Murkowski opened the hearing by welcoming Secretary of Energy Rick Perry back to the committee and noted that she looks forward to hosting him in Alaska in the near future. In her opening remarks, she focused on the importance of energy innovation. "While we should always be looking for places to cut the budget, we should also reco… Continue Reading


Committee Reviews Two Energy Nominees

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today chaired a hearing of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to consider two nominees for the Department of Energy (DOE). The nominees were Ted Garrish to be Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs and James Campos to be Director of the Office of Minority Impact. Murkowski opened the hearing by thanking both nominees for their willingness to serve our country and highlighting their qualifications for the roles. "Mr. Garrish has a lo… Continue Reading


Sens. Murkowski and Sullivan Welcome FERC Review Schedule for AK LNG Project

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, today released the following joint statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a Notice of Schedule for the environmental review process for the Alaska LNG (AK LNG) project. "This schedule is a necessary step forward for the AK LNG project and provides a clear trajectory for Alaskans' efforts to commercialize our massive reserves of natural gas. FERC's schedule for this project-the largest energy infrastruct… Continue Reading


Murkowski on Ending the Opioid Crisis in Rural Alaska

Today the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, of which U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski is a member, focused on understanding the extent of the impacts of the opioid epidemic in Native American and Alaska Native communities and steps to make a difference. Witnesses testifying ranged from Tribal leaders to health professionals in the Indian Health Service and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as a representative from the U.S. Department of Justice. "Alaska may be a rural state, b… Continue Reading


Regulatory Relief Bill Passes Senate

U.S. Senator Murkowski (R-AK) today voted for S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, legislation that measures good practices and fair treatment of banking institution customers and rolls back many burdensome Dodd-Frank provisions that had unintended consequences for consumers, home-buyers, and small business owners. "I have heard from many local lending institutions and they are excited about the regulatory relief measures for community and regional finan… Continue Reading


Murkowski Congratulates Ulsom on Iditarod Victory

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski today congratulated Joar Leifseth Ulsom, of Norway, and his team on winning the 2018 Iditarod, finishing in nine days and twelve hours. "The Iditarod holds a special place in Alaska's history and demonstrates the toughness and determination that sets this event apart from the rest of the world. This thousand mile race takes mushers across rugged terrain in harsh winter conditions-a true test of grit. A huge congratulations to Joar Leifseth Ulsom on his victory today.… Continue Reading


Murkowski: Interior Budget Proposal Will Increase Access, Protect Lands, Boost Resource Production

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today chaired a hearing to examine the U.S. Department of the Interior's $11.7 billion budget request for Fiscal Year 2019. Murkowski opened the hearing by welcoming Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke back to the committee and highlighting the good work he has done for Alaska, other western states, and the nation during his first year leading the department. "You and I have worked closely to chart a path to greater energy security, which runs right throu… Continue Reading


Senators Tina Smith, Lisa Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Mental Health Services in Schools

U.S. Sens. Tina Smith (D-MN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today introduced a bipartisan bill to expand mental health services in the school system. The Improving Access to Mental Health Services Act would bring mental health professionals who currently work in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) into schools, community-based organizations, and into the homes of families who need the services. Right now, NHSC professionals can only provide care at certain approved clinics and are limited in th… Continue Reading


Murkowski on Steel and Aluminum Tariff Announcement

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski made the following statement after President Trump announced he is imposing a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports: "I share the President's desire to help rebuild our steel and aluminum industries, but have significant concerns about the impact these tariffs will have on our broader economy, trade relationships, and particularly our nation's energy sector. A lot of good work has gone into ensuring that the U.S. is able to r… Continue Reading


Donnelly, Murkowski, Hassan Announce Bipartisan Bill to Address Opioid Treatment Workforce Shortage

U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act, bipartisan legislation that would address the ongoing shortage of professionals needed to provide treatment and recovery services as communities combat the opioid abuse epidemic. The bill would incentivize students to pursue substance use disorder work by providing them with student loan relief up to $250,000 if they work for six years in areas tha… Continue Reading


Bipartisan Advanced Nuclear Research and Energy Bill Passes Senate

Bipartisan legislation led by Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) cleared the Senate today by voice vote. The measure, S.97, known as the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act, (NEICA), would create partnerships between private-sector innovators in nuclear energy with government researchers to create the next generation of clean, advanced nuclear power. The measure, cosponsored by Sens. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Cory Booker (D-New Jersey), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), … Continue Reading


Energy and Natural Resources Committee Advances 24 Measures

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today held a business meeting to approve 24 energy, lands, and territories bills. After the meeting, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, thanked her colleagues for their work to develop and report the measures for consideration by the full Senate. The bipartisan measures reported today include bills to: address Northern Mariana Islands workforce needs; expedite the approval of small-scale LNG exports; boost research efforts at the Departmen… Continue Reading


USGS Nominee Will Prioritize America’s Mineral Security

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today chaired a hearing of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to consider the nomination of Dr. James Reilly to be director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS surveys and inventories our nation's mineral base, provides real-time data for natural hazards, and deploys thousands of stream gauges across the country to monitor groundwater and river levels. Murkowski opened the hearing by thanking Dr. Reilly for his willingness to serve our coun… Continue Reading


Senator Hatch and Bipartisan Senators Introduce Critical School Safety Legislation

Today US Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Bill Nelson (D-FL), John Cornyn (R-TX), Tom Udall (D-NM), Dean Heller (R-NV), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Doug Jones (D-AL), Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Angus King (D-ME) in… Continue Reading


Duckworth, Murkowski & Udall Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Ensure Servicemembers Don’t Go Hungry

U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Lisa Murkowksi (R-AK) and Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced bipartisan legislation this week to help prevent troops and military families from going hungry so that no one willing to serve this nation in uniform struggles to feed their families. The Military Hunger Prevention Act fixes a quirk in federal law and eliminates inconsistencies that prevent many low-income servicemembers from accessing federal food assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assi… Continue Reading


Murkowski: Common Sense Solutions and Cooperation Necessary to Protect Energy Infrastructure Against Cyber Threats

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today chaired a hearing to examine opportunities to promote the cybersecurity and resiliency of our nation's critical energy infrastructure. "Protecting our nation's energy infrastructure is critical to maintaining so much of the American way of life," Murkowski said. "We have repeatedly heard how protection of our nation's critical assets is a shared responsibility, with federal, state, and private sector partners working together to improve cyber defenses a… Continue Reading


Murkowski Calls on Oil and Gas Industry to Share Hiring Data, Seeks Input to Increase Hiring of Alaskans

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, this week sent a letter to the five largest oil and gas producers in Alaska, raising concerns about the rising percentage of workers from outside of the state and requesting ideas to increase the number and share of Alaskans who work in the industry. "Consistent with my previous requests over the past years, I ask that you provide up-to-date information on your companies' employment of Alaska residents, including data for your contractors and subcontract… Continue Reading


Sen. Murkowski to Host Forest Service Chief in Southeast Alaska

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today announced she will host U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke on Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24 in Ketchikan and on Prince of Wales Island in the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska. The trip will allow Chief Tooke, who took over as the head of the Forest Service in August 2017, to hear from a variety of local stakeholders and gain a greater understanding of the forest management challenges faced by communities i… Continue Reading


Murkowski Welcomes Critical Mineral List

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today welcomed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's release of a draft list of critical minerals, which are important to the U.S. economy and national security but increasingly imported from foreign nations. "I thank Secretary Zinke for his recognition of the dangers of our foreign mineral dependence and his continued efforts to strengthen our nation's mineral security," Murkowski said. "This list provides a good starting point as we seek to develop more of the m… Continue Reading


Murkowski Statement on Senate Immigration Votes

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski made the following statement after the Senate failed to advance immigration legislation to address DACA and improve border security: "I am extremely disappointed that the Senate failed to advance our bipartisan proposal that provided both certainty for the Dreamers and critical improvements to border security. The legislation was developed through weeks of discussion and while far from perfect, it offered a path forward to the most urgent and pressing immigration i… Continue Reading

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