WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski Thursday wrote President Barack Obama to ensure Interior Alaskans recovering from receding spring flood waters and devastating damage are given the same federal assistance to help their communities recover as all others across the nation. In doing so, she stressed equal attention to Alaska’s rural community needs, saying it would be wrong “to exclude these communities from individual assistance simply because they are small and remote.” ... Full story
WASHINGTON, D.C. – There are at least fifteen different and distinct federal definitions of ‘rural’ in the U.S. government – eleven alone from an agricultural policy perspective – and today Senator Lisa Murkowski argued for more sensible policies to address America’s rural regions that reflects the needs of the nation’s less populated areas. ... Full story
Sen. Murkowski: Bipartisan Hydropower, Energy Efficiency Legislation Could be First Energy Public Laws this Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today commended her Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee colleagues for working together to advance energy legislation. The committee voted to move five bills out of committee on hydropower and energy efficiency. ... Full story
Senator Lisa Murkowski is releasing her 11th Veteran Spotlight installment today, featuring Jim VanOss, a U.S. Army Veteran who was drafted during the Vietnam War and served as a military police office and an embassy guard in Saigon during the Tet Offensive.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) asks Interior Secretary nominee, Sally Jewell, for her commitment to work with her and the State of Alaska to clean up the legacy wells that were left abandoned by the federal government decades ago.
The comet that will make its closest approach to the sun on November 28th, had its picture taken by the Hubble telescope on April 10th. ... Full story