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Hawaii's US Sen. Schatz named to Senate appropriations committee

...resources and shipping."Until recently, Alaska was in the unique position of having two senators on the Appropriations Committee. Alaska's Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich lost his re-election bid, but Republican U.S. Sen...
My Turn: 2014 election brings new Energy to U.S. Senate

...paraphrased), "to keep Ted Stevens on as Appropriations Committee Chairman as long as possible."Tony Knowles...very long time.Sen. Murkowski serves on the Appropriations Committee, where she sits on five subcommittees. She...
Sullivan's win adds to GOP's Senate sweep

...of proposals for what he would do as senator. Begich touted his clout, including a position on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and tried to paint sharp contrasts between himself and Sullivan in areas such as women's health, education...
Empire Editorial: Begich did more than enough to keep his seat

...clinics. After decades of underpayments, a $489 million settlement was agreed upon. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Begich has helped funnel $440 million in federal highway dollars to Alaska. Murkowski also holds a seat...
Murkowski ready to lead Senate Energy Committee

...Anchorage restaurant on election night only steels her resolve.Murkowski also sits on the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee and will directly control Jewell's budget."Sally Jewell is probably looking at the outcome tonight with...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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