CAPITOL HILL â€” A group of U.S. lawmakers has forged a bipartisan agreement on federal spending levels for a two-year period that will prevent another government shutdown if it becomes law. The accord lessens austerity budget cuts but does not solve Americaâ€™s long term fiscal imbalances.
U.S. Senator Mark Begich put the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on notice that any changes to Frankenfish policy must be well-promoted and must include ample time for public debate â€“ not obscured by a release during the holiday season.
Yesterday, two Democratic legislators and a former child protection worker called on Governor Parnell to enact recommendations in a child protection report his administration commissioned to identify ways to improve the Office of Childrenâ€™s Services (OCS).
WASHINGTON, D.C.â€”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 Shawâ€™s departure to run the policy operations of Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY).
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.
CAPITOL HILL â€” 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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C.â€”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 â€“ through the Military Justice Improvement Act â€“ as the Senate is expected to debate the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) before Thanksgiving.