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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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