Murkowski Announces Sealaska lands bill Meeting in Ketchikan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today announced a Ketchikan town meeting on the Sealaska lands bill.

The meeting is part of a series held on Prince of Wales Island and in Southeast Alaska the week of March 8.

"These meetings will allow those most affected by the Sealaska bill to have their concerns fully heard," Murkowski said. "I'm hopeful this effort will help us improve the legislation."

Staff from the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee are holding the following meeting:

Saturday, March 13: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Ketchikan Borough Assembly Chambers - 1900 First Ave. - in the former White Cliff School building.

The meeting will be recorded with all comments transcribed and conveyed to members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, prior to the committee considering changes to the Sealaska lands bill and deciding whether to report the bill to the full Senate for consideration.

The public is invited to make all comments and suggestions about the bill during the town meetings. Residents can also submit comments on the bill to: Chuck Kleeschulte, professional staff, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, SD 316, Washington, DC 20510.

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