U.S. Senator Mark Begich put the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on notice that any changes to Frankenfish policy must be ...
Yesterday, two Democratic legislators and a former child protection worker called on Governor Parnell to enact recommendations in a child protection report ...
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Lisa Murkowski today announced the promotion of Kate Williams to become her new Legislative Director in Washington, DC, to oversee her legislative efforts in the United States Senate. Williams will fill the vacancy created by Tara Shaw’s departure to run the policy operations of Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY). ... Full story
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich Monday continued his efforts to make Alaskans aware of the full range health insurance options available to them, including remaining on their current plan, by calling on Governor Sean Parnell to expedite the rate review process so Alaskans have the opportunity to review and understand all of their health coverage options. ... Full story
CAPITOL HILL — The Democratic-led U.S. Senate has voted to change the rules for confirming presidential nominees and strip the ability of minority Republicans to block them. ... Full story
Yesterday, the Alaska Chapter of the American Planning Association honored Representative Les Gara and the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation with its Best Practices Award for their work on legislation to promote vibrant neighborhoods and desirable businesses in low and middle income residential developments. ... Full story
Republican Tea Party favorite and U.S. Representative from Florida, Trey Radel, pleaded guilty to one count of Cocaine possession in the District of Columbia Superior Court today after being caught in a 3.5 gram drug buy in the country's capitol in late October. ... Full story
Wednesday the Senate approved legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and co-sponsored by Senator John Boozman (R-AR) to expand benefits to homeless veterans. The Helping Homeless Veterans Act of 2013 closes a loophole in current law that prevents veterans who are homeless as the result of domestic violence from receiving certain benefits such as counseling and housing. ... Full story
It is simply unacceptable for Alaskans to bear the brunt of the Administration’s mismanagement of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and that is the message U.S. Senator Mark Begich delivered to President Obamaon Wednesday. ... Full story
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday joined a bipartisan coalition of her colleagues to kick off a final two week push to create an independent, objective and non-biased military justice system – through the Military Justice Improvement Act – as the Senate is expected to debate the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) before Thanksgiving. ... Full story