Pointing out the direct impact on Alaskan women and veterans, U.S. Senator Mark Begich expressed frustration the Senate today refused to move forward toward approval of a hike in the federal minimum wage, a move that could raise 5,000 Alaskans out of poverty and raise incomes for 49,000 Alaskans in minimum wage jobs — including 1,700 […]
U.S. Senator Mark Begich, a strong advocate for the Keystone XL pipeline, today co-sponsored binding legislation that would green-light the Keystone XL infrastructure project immediately. “The Keystone XL pipeline will provide a secure supply of energy, create 42,000 jobs and is expected to generate over $20 billion of economic activity,” said Begich. “Natural resources can […]
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich released the following statement in response to news that Alaskan Tommy Beaudreau has been named the new chief of staff at the Department of the Interior.
U.S. Senators Mark Begich and Jon Tester (D-MT) urged Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate to ensure Native American tribes and Alaska Natives are true partners in the emergency management community.