Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu Holding Kodiak Hearing With Murkowski

Alaska’s Senior Senator to Showcase Arctic Nation Needs, Coast Guard Presence

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee today announced that – at Senator Lisa Murkowski’s request – it will hold a field hearing in Kodiak, Alaska.  Next Monday’s hearing will focus on the nation’s need for a robust United States Coast Guard presence in Alaska as the nation begins to pursue expanding opportunities in northern waters.

Senator Murkowski and Chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) will receive testimony from United States Coast Guard Admiral Papp and several Alaskan experts from academia and industry.

What:   Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Field Hearing on “U.S. Coast Guard Operations in Alaska”

Where: Hangar Number 3, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Kodiak, AK

When:  Monday, August 6th, 9:30am


Panel 1:

  • Admiral Robert J. Papp, United States Coast Guard Commandant

 Panel 2:

  • Dr. Mark Myers, Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Alaska-Fairbanks
  • Merrick Burden, Executive Director, Marine Conservation Alliance
  • Bruce Harland, Vice President-Commercial Services, Crowley Marine

Media availabilities will be held immediately following the event on site, Monday morning. An Anchorage media event will be held around 7pm Monday evening, when the group returns from Kodiak.


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