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12.19.22

Murkowski-Led Efforts to Protect Alaska’s Oceans and Environment Pass in Annual NDAA

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), a co-chair of the Senate Oceans Caucus, applauded the recent passage of H.R. 7776, the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23), which included several Murkowski-led provisions aimed at supporting the blue economy and protecting Alaska's oceans and environment, such as the bipartisan BLUE GLOBE Act she championed with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). The bill also invests in port and harbor in… Continue Reading


11.17.22

Murkowski, Sullivan Applaud An Additional $135.9 Million in Broadband Investment for Alaska

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) applauded the announcement of an additional $135.9 million in federal broadband grants for communities across Alaska. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP) announced the grants Thursday for broadband programs in Western, Southcentral, and Southeastern Alaska. Newly announced grant recipients include the NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Central Council Tlingit… Continue Reading


11.15.22

Murkowski Marks One Year of Infrastructure Law: Nearly $3 Billion and Counting for Alaska

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today released the following statement marking the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, under which nearly $3 billion has already been announced for Alaska. Murkowski helped write, negotiate, and shepherd this historic law through Congress last year with a small bipartisan group of Senators. It focuses on building and rebuilding the nation's roads, bridges, rail, ferries, ports, airports, water systems, and broadba… Continue Reading


11.03.22

Alaska to Receive $13 Million to Address High Energy Costs

Anchorage, AK - U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced that Alaska was awarded $13.7 million through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Overseen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this funding will help low-income individuals and families pay for home heating costs this winter and cover unpaid utility bills.These funds will also help families make cost-effective home energy repairs to lower their heating and cooling bills. The funding announced today … Continue Reading


10.28.22

Interior Alaska Receives $30 Million to Deploy High-Speed Internet

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) today announced that the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) is receiving a $30.3 million federal broadband grant, made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The grant comes through USDA's ReConnect Program, which aims to build out broadband infrastructure to connect communities across the United States with high speed internet access. TCC's grant will help to fund a fiber network in the Yukon-Koyukuk Ce… Continue Reading


10.26.22

$112 Million Announced for Alaska Ports and Ferry Terminals

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) today announced that four Alaska coastal communities will receive a total of $112 million in investments this year for critical port-related infrastructure and ferry terminal projects, marking the first wave of these type of investments attributable to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The awards, made possible by the IIJA's investments in Alaska's maritime infrastructure and supply chain, will benefit the Alaska Mari… Continue Reading


09.26.22

Alaska To Receive Over $14 Million for Recreation Infrastructure

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will invest $37.75 million to improve recreation related infrastructure on national forests and grasslands, including $14.4 million specifically for projects within the Tongass and Chugach National Forests. These investments are made possible by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which Senator Murkowski helped write, negotiate, and shepherd into law last year. Maintaining both heavily used and r… Continue Reading


09.22.22

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Strengthens Alaska’s Wildfire Resilience

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-AK) today announced the Department of the Interior (DOI) is investing over $3.3 million in funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, to bolster wildfire resilience on nearly 8,000 acres of land across Alaska. These wildland fire management investments will increase fuels treatments in "high wildfire hazard potential" areas, which will help protect homes, businesses, and other critical infrast… Continue Reading


09.22.22

Murkowski, Sullivan Press Biden Administration to Quickly Re-Approve Ambler Road Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, recently sent a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland reiterating their strong support for the Ambler Access Project (Ambler Road). The Senators called on the Department of the Interior (DOI) to promptly complete its work to re-approve the Ambler Road following DOI's request for a voluntary remand of the project's Record of Decision (ROD). Murkowski and Sullivan specifically urged DOI to commit to a concrete timel… Continue Reading


08.13.22

Murkowski Announces Over $57 Million in Additional Infrastructure Funding for Alaskan Communities

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the U.S Department of Transportation (DOT) are awarding over $57.1 million in grants for infrastructure upgrades and development across Alaska. The grants are for road construction, dock and service center construction, and buses and bus facilities. The entities benefiting from these new awards, which are being made under the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, include the… Continue Reading


07.28.22

Murkowski, Sullivan Announce Over $116 Million in Infrastructure Funding for High-Speed Internet in Alaska

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-AK) today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding over $116 million to improve high-speed internet access in numerous Alaska villages and communities. These grants were made possible by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), led by Senator Murkowski. The grants come through USDA's ReConnect Program, which aims to ensure high-speed internet for all communities across the United States. Alaska has… Continue Reading


07.08.22

Murkowski: Historic Infrastructure Funding Now Available for Ferries

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today announced the Federal Transit Administration is making $300 million available for ferries. This landmark funding, which will support ferry service and fast-track electrified ferry transportation, was made possible by H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which Senator Murkowski played a lead role in writing and negotiating. Today's announcement features funding availabilities for three grant programs, including the Ferry Service for Rur… Continue Reading


07.08.22

Murkowski, Sullivan Announce Infrastructure Grant for Ted Stevens International Airport

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, today announced over $2.4 million in grant funding for the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage. This grant was made possible by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act's (IIJA) Airport Terminals Program. "The Ted Stevens International Airport has facilitated our ability to fly across Alaska for decades - moving goods and services, connecting friends and family, supporting tourism, and serving as a hub for glo… Continue Reading


03.30.22

Murkowski Announces Details of Upcoming Grant Symposium

On Monday, April 11, 2022, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a lead author and negotiator of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, will host a federal grant symposium at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The purpose of the symposium is to provide Alaskans with a better understanding of the unprecedented opportunities made possible by the bipartisan infrastructure law, which provides for historic investments in core physical infrastructure-roads, bridges, rai… Continue Reading


03.17.22

U.S. Coast Guard Releases Spending Plan for Infrastructure Bill Funding

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, released the following statements after the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) released a spending plan for funding received through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Over half of the total funding allocated to the USCG through the IIJA will be used for Alaskan projects. "I've been a long-time advocate for all of America's military members, including Alaska's Coasties. The work our Coast Guard men and w… Continue Reading


03.04.22

Delegation Announces USDA Investment of More than $39 Million in Watersheds and Water Supply

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska welcomed an announcement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that?the?U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing more than $39 million in Alaska's infrastructure. This funding is through implementation of?the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which was signed into law last November. "The cultural identity and subsistence way of life for Alaska Native communities is directly tie… Continue Reading


03.04.22

Delegation Welcomes $187 Million Investment from Infrastructure Law to Boost Supply Chain & Strengthen Border Security

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, celebrated the announcement of over $187 million from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act heading to Alcan, Alaska for the design and construction of a new Alcan Land Port of Entry (ALCAN) Border Station. Constructed in 1971, the ALCAN is the most isolated land port of entry between the US and Canada, processing commercial truck traffic, in addition to buses and privately-owned vehicles. Th… Continue Reading


02.01.22

Alaska Delegation Welcomes $32 Million Available to Alaska for Legacy Well Cleanup

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, released the following statements after the U.S. Department of the Interior announced $1.15 billion is available states to clean up orphaned oil and gas wells. The funding is available through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which was signed into law on November 15, 2021, with $32.2 million available to Alaska: "The failure to address legacy wells has long been an issue in too many comm… Continue Reading


01.19.22

Murkowski Announces Significant Funding for Alaska from Bipartisan Infrastructure Act

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today announced that as a result of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which she played a lead role in crafting and advancing into law last year, four more projects in Alaska have been selected to receive substantial federal funding. Today's announcement, which follows last week's announcement of $25 million for the Denali Park Road, includes $250 million for the Port of Nome; $185 million for the Lowell Creek flood diversion project in Sew… Continue Reading


01.13.22

Delegation Welcomes Major Announcement on Denali Park Road

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, issued the following statements after Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that $25 million from the bipartisan infrastructure law is being made available to expedite a solution for Denali Park Road access. The investment is one of the first that the Department of the Interior (DOI) has made under the infrastructure law. It is both timely and critical for Alaska, as the Denali Park Road has continu… Continue Reading

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