In the midst of the current government shutdown, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich took to the Senate floor to detail the unnecessary and unfortunate effect the shutdown is having on Alaskans.
CAPITOL HIILL â€” The U.S. Senate is meeting Monday afternoon, and will likely reject a spending bill passed early Sunday by the House of Representatives that ties funding the government to delaying President Obama's signature health care law.
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants to close a host of offshore tax loopholes to make the federal tax code fairer for small businesses and families and raise as much as $200 billion as the foundation for a balanced deficit-reduction package.
WASHINGTON, D.C.â€”Senator Lisa Murkowski today announced a change in her Alaska leadership team, with current State Director Miles Baker departing to become the Director of Government Relations and External Affairs for the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation and Murkowski veteran Kevin Sweeney returning to run her state operations and outreach efforts.
A rare 100-0 vote took place in the U.S. Senate just one scant hour after freshman Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas completed his filibuster delaying the vote on the House-passed temporary spending bill that excluded funding for President Obama's Healthcare program.
With only two Democrats voting for it and one Republican voting against it, the U.S. House passed a short-term spending plan to keep the government doors open until mid-December. But, missing from the plan is funding for President Obama's Healthcare law.
The 3rd Court of Appeals in Texas has reversed the money-laundering case against former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom Delay on Thursday.
Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan's resignation was accepted by Governor Parnell on Thursday it was announced by the Governor's office.
WASHINGTON, D.C. â€“ U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on Tuesday announced that the Denali Park Improvement Act is headed to President Obamaâ€™s desk to be signed into law. The bill includes three separate measures to reduce the use of diesel fuel, improve energy access in Denali National Park and Preserve, and honor Athabascan climber Walter […]