In honor of Native American Heritage month, I extend my appreciation and respect for Alaska’s First Peoples. Our great state is home to a remarkable 229 federally recognized tribes, each of which vary in cultural background and traditions. Our Alaska Native community has shaped the history of our state and has contributed to the framework […]
Frustrated by the State of Alaska’s ongoing delays in its review of the conviction of Alaskans George Frese, Kevin Pease, Marvin Roberts and Eugene Vent—widely known as the “Fairbanks Four”—U.S. Senator Mark Begich has requested a formal review of the case by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). In his […]
Begich to Introduce Legislation to Promote Ocean Acidification Monitoring and Protect Alaska Fisheries
Monday, U.S. Senator Mark Begich joined Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) to call for a national strategy to address ocean acidification and prevent harm to Alaska and our nation’s commercial fishing industry. The announcement came during a stop at a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) laboratory to see high-tech buoys that detect changes in ocean […]
After a two-year fight against an ill-conceived proposal to relocate the F-16s from Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks to Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (J-BER) , "warm" the base and cut thousands of jobs, Alaska's congressional delegation on October 2 received official word that the Air Force has scrapped the proposal.
Sen. Mark Begich yesterday announced his nomination of 32 of Alaskaâ€™s finest young men and women for admissions to one of the U.S. service academies for the year 2013.
In this week's Begich Minute, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich takes time to sign holiday cards for members of the armed services and their families at an event coordinated by the Red Cross in the U.S. Capitol. Sen. Begich is joined by the American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern
As we spend time with our families and reflect on the things we are grateful for, Sen. Begich takes time to send a special thank you to our active duty military men and women and our veterans for all they have done and continue to do to serve our country.
Members of Alaskaâ€™s travel and tourism industry from across the state took the opportunity to meet with Sen. Mark Begich and Daniel Halpern, a board member of Brand USA, about how the federal government and the recently created Brand USA marketing initiative can help support the industry in Alaska.