Murkowski To Hold “Tele-Town Hall” on Economy

Senator to Hear from Alaskans on Debt, Deficit Impacts on State

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski today announced that she is holding an extra town hall this Thursday evening, via phone, on the economic challenges facing the nation and to hear from Alaskans who weren’t able to make it to her three town halls in late October.

 The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction – 12 members of Congress are tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in savings over the next decade – are currently reviewing all federal programs with a November 23rd deadline.  This hold serious potential impacts for Alaska, given that 35% of the state’s economy comes from the federal government.

“There were a lot of positives that came out of my October town halls – from the ideas and suggestions to the attendance in all three locations,” said Murkowski.  “But the one negative is that I didn’t get to have more than three town halls to hear from more Alaskans.  This is crunch time in Washington, DC with the Super Committee deliberating and considering ideas, which is why I wanted to open up the conversation to all Alaskans, not just the people on the road system in Anchorage, Palmer and Fairbanks.”

 DIRECTIONS: The town hall will commence at 5:45pm Alaska time on Thursday evening.  If Alaskans want to join in, they need to call 1-877-229-8493 and enter the pin #14674.