Murkowski Announces Alaska Travel Schedule for August

Will Hold Four Health Care Town Hall Meetings Across State

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today announced her plans to travel around Alaska during the August congressional recess. Highlighting her plans are four health care town hall meetings that Sen. Murkowski will hold across Alaska.

Sen. Murkowski’s health care town halls will take place in Fairbanks on Thursday, August 13, Anchorage on Thursday, August 20, Wasilla on Friday, August 28, and Soldotna on Saturday, August 29.

“This August promises to be a busy one for me as I travel throughout Alaska,” Murkowski said. “I look forward to these public meetings so that I may hear from as many Alaskans as possible on some key issues affecting our state and nation.”

Following is a schedule of events that Sen. Murkowski will participate in over the recess.

Tuesday, August 11:

10:00 a.m. Anchorage – Sen. Murkowski delivers remarks to the biannual Meeting of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Conference Room 1 & 2
4000 Ambassador Drive

12:00 p.m. Anchorage – Sen. Murkowski delivers remarks to Commonwealth North on Health Care

Dena’ina Center
Kahtnu Rooms 1 & 2

2:00 p.m. Anchorage – Sen. Murkowski will deliver remarks at the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center.

Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center
1217 E. 10th Avenue

Wednesday, August 12:

10:30 a.m Soldotna—Sen. Murkowski will serve as the honorary host and participate in the 3rd annual Junior Classic fishing tournament

Harry Gaines Fish Camp
46425 Big Eddy Road 

Thursday, August 13, 2009:

12:00 p.m. Fairbanks -- Sen. Murkowski will visit the Tanana Valley State Fair

4:00 p.m. Fairbanks -- Town hall meeting on health care

Pioneer Park Theatre
2300 Airport Way

Thursday, August 20, 2009:

2:30 p.m. Anchorage – Sen. Murkowski, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, will chair a Homeland Security Subcommittee field hearing on the strategic importance of the arctic.

Witnesses include: Admiral Thad Allen, United States Coast Guard Commandant; Dr. Lawson Brigham, University of Fairbanks; David Benton, Executive Director, Marine Conservation Alliance; Edward Itta, Mayor, North Slope Borough and Mead Treadwell, Chairman, U.S. Arctic Research Commission

University of Alaska Anchorage- Consortium Library
Lew Haines Memorial Room (Room 307)
3211 Providence Drive

5:00 p.m. Anchorage -- Town hall meeting on health care

A.J. Dimond High School
2909 West 88th Avenue

Saturday, August 22, 2009:

10:00 a.m. Chena – Sen. Murkowski, Ranking Republican of the Senate Energy Committee, will chair a field hearing on the future of renewable energy in rural areas.

Chena Hot Springs Resort

1:30 p.m. Chena -- Sen. Murkowski will deliver remarks at the Fourth Annual Chena Renewable Energy Fair

Chena Hot Springs Resort
Main Event Tent

Friday, August 28, 2009:

10:00 a.m. Wasilla – Town hall meeting on health care

Curtis D. Menard Sports Center
1001 South Mack Drive

1:00 p.m. Palmer -- Sen. Murkowski will visit the 2009 Alaska State Fair

Saturday, August 29, 2009:

10:00 a.m. Soldotna – Town hall meeting on health care

Soldotna Sports Center
538 Arena Ave

1:00 p.m. Soldotna – Sen. Murkowski attends the Kenai Industry Appreciation Day

Park Strip, Soldotna

3:00 p.m. Kenai – Sen. Murkowski welcomes constituents to the reopening of her field office to serve the Kenai Peninsula.

805 Frontage Road, Suite 105

5:30 p.m. Soldotna – Sen. Murkowski will attend the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Annual Soup Supper

Kenai Central High School
9583 Kenai Spur Hwy

Monday, August 31, 2009:

12:00 p.m. Anchorage – Sen. Murkowski delivers remarks to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s “Make it Monday” Forum.

Dena’ina Center
Tubughnenq' Room, Second Floor