WASHINGTON â€” A push for U.S. immigration reform and Senate action on President Barack Obamaâ€™s cabinet picks highlight what promises to be a busy week in U.S. politics.
JUNEAU-Today Senator Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, introduced Senate Bill 30, which allows teachers, firefighters, troopers and other public servants to choose between two Alaska retirement systems: paying into the current 401(k)-styledefined contribution accounts or earning a defined benefit pension. The legislation creates a new, more predictable pension tier for public employees.
JUNEAU – David Guttenberg (D â€“ District 38) was sworn in yesterday to serve his sixth term in the Alaska House of Representatives. Speaker Mike Chenault administered the oath of office during the Houseâ€™s regular floor session.
WASHINGTON, D.C. â€“ U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, will hold an on-the-record pen & pad session with reporters on Wednesday, Jan. 23, to discuss her recent trip to Asia. The pen & pad session will be held in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committeeâ€™s library (enter through Senate Dirksen-370) at 11 a.m.