Senate Passes Budget Resolution, Opening Door to Tax Reform, Responsible Development of 1002 Area

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today issued the following statement after voting for the Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution, which passed the Senate late tonight.

“This budget resolution offers a tremendous opportunity to secure the future of Alaska, from long overdue federal tax reform to responsible energy development in a small part of the non-wilderness 1002 Area,” Murkowski said. “Tonight was just the first step, but we are now on a path that will allow us to create jobs, generate new wealth, keep energy affordable, and protect our national security.”  

Murkowski is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, which is instructed to raise $1 billion in the FY 2018 budget resolution.