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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...
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...
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Senate women unite in fighting sexual assault

...wanted, us working together," said five-term Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., the head of the Senate Appropriations Committee.Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said the senators were united by the need for serious reforms. Sen. Amy...
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...
More than a million acres burn for first time since 2010

...Stuart Creek 2 have risen to approximately $21 million.Sen. Lisa Murkowski submitted a report to the Defense Appropriations committee Aug. 1 authorizing a Congressional inquiry into the cause of the Stuart Creek blaze. According to a release...
Begich could benefit from GOP's woes

...sought to paint Begich, who has risen in the ranks of the Senate Democratic leadership and is on the Senate Appropriations Committee, as a liberal in lockstep with President Barack Obama and other top Democrats. He supported Obama's signature...
Senator seeks $15 million for tsunami debris

...It's not clear just how quickly Congress will take up the aid package, or how big it might be. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, said he hasn't taken a position yet on how much money may be needed...
Sen. Begich ends 2012 with about $950K in bank

...Democratic senator from Alaska since Mike Gravel in 1981, and recently landed a coveted spot on the Senate Appropriations Committee, joining Murkowski on the panel. Begich won office in 2008, defeating then-U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens...
Reprieve for icebreaker Polar Sea

...may only be a six-month respite for the Polar Sea, I will use this period to work through my role on the Appropriations Committee to make America's icebreaking capacity a top priority," Murkowski said.The 399-foot Polar Sea is 35...
Admiral confident in Coast Guard Arctic readiness

...Guard, Papp said. Overall, the agency is ready, he said.Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chairwoman of Appropriation Committee's subcommittee on homeland security, said the Arctic is a profit center for the nation that needs more resources...


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