Murkowski Again Named Chairman of Interior Appropriations Subcommittee

Controls Budget for Multiple Federal Agencies Impacting Alaska

Today U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) was named Chairman of the Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee. She has served as Chairman since 2015.

“The Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is critical to Alaska as it controls funding levels for federal agencies and departments that have a large presence in our state which affect the lives of Alaskans,” said Senator Murkowski. “As Chairman, I have the ability to directly influence how these agencies operate, whether that’s blocking excessive regulations or directing federal resources to where they are needed. I will continue to be a tireless advocate for our state and look forward to providing greater opportunities for Alaskans to build the economy and create healthy communities.”

The Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee controls funding levels for federal agencies and departments such as the Department of the Interior (DOI), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Forest Service (FS), National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and Indian Health Service (IHS). Murkowski, as Chairman, is able to write the Senate’s annual appropriations bill for the Subcommittee.