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Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

...National Wildlife Refuge off-limits to oil and gas drilling.While he landed a coveted spot on the Senate Appropriations Committee, his critics say he hasn't used his influence enough to help Alaska."Tell me how having a Democrat in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/embattled-sen-begichs-secret-weapon-ala
State
My Turn: Getting results for the Southeast

...will help keep the mine operating for many years to come. That means jobs.Through his seat on the Senate Appropriations Committee and as chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard, Begich has secured...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-01/my-turn
Opinion
Fish Factor: Frankenfish labeling advances in Congress

...may be labeled as such. The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee last week passed the bipartisan Murkowski-Begich...Democrat from Maryland and chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, added: "If something is a GMO food, we...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-06/frankenfish-labeling-advances-congress
State
Murkowski named to Senate Appropriations Committee

WASHINGTON - Alaska's U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, has been named to the Senate Appropriations Committee, a key post that will help her direct federal spending to the state. Murkowski, who has served in the Senate since 2002, follows...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012209/reg_380299706.shtml
Alaska Editorial: Avoiding an in-state fight over where to base F-35s

...Lisa Murkowski said Eielson Air Force Base is the best home for them. Her comment came Wednesday at a Senate Appropriations Committee subcommittee hearing and is notable because Air Force officials in February placed two Alaska bases - Eielson...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-09/alaska-editorial-avoiding-state-fight
Opinion
Begich speech focuses on job creation

...move forward.He said his appointment to the appropriations committee is a "powerful opportunity" for Alaska because...rose from $18 million when he first joined the appropriations committee to over $200 million last year. These investments...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/begich-speech-focuses-job-creation
State
Senate candidates weigh in on Arctic issues

...acted on my proposal to create an Arctic ambassador to elevate our role in the Arctic. I used my seat on the Appropriations Committee to bring the Polar Star icebreaker back in service, build new national security cutters, and launch an Arctic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-23/senate-candidates-weigh-arctic-issues
State | AK legislature
Spending bill includes more for Fort Wainwright

...spending bill approved this week by the Senate Appropriations Committee could include as much as $125 million for new...the post as early as next summer. The House Appropriations Committee has already approved $95 million for the same...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071009/reg_461808064.shtml
Spending bill includes more for Ft. Wainwright

...spending bill approved this week by the Senate Appropriations Committee could include as much as $125 million for new...the post as early as next summer. The House Appropriations Committee has already approved $95 million for the same...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071009/sta_461807841.shtml
Frustrated by the shutdown

...from getting paid when the government is shut down or defaults on our debts.Meanwhile, as a member of the Appropriations Committee, I'm working every day to end the shutdown. I'm bending the arms of Democrats and Republicans in both...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2013-10-10/frustrated-shutdown
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