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My Turn: Begich champions rural, tribal and veterans health providers the overdue contract support costs they were owed after decades of inaction. As a member of the Indian Affairs Committee, Begich held the Obama administration accountable by delaying the reappointment of the IHS's acting director...
Begich: Senate race not about Obama

...Begich spoke to volunteers in Juneau with Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee who was in Alaska as part of a trip that included the Alaska Native Brotherhood/Sisterhood Grand Camp in Petersburg...
More than words

...D., with 10 cosponsors, including Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich. It sits now in the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, and while gives it a 95 percent chance of making it out of committee, passage through the Senate...
IRS tribal audits could hit Alaska

...others," Dossett said. "And the tribes aren't the Tea Party, but you just can't do that."The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing in July to look into reports that the IRS was targeting tribes with audits. At the time, the...
New secretary lays out agenda for Native Americans

...Native Americans and Alaska Natives.Jewell made her first appearance as Interior secretary before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, chaired by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. The Interior Department includes the Bureau of Indian Affairs...
My Turn: Protecting Alaska from misguided federal oversight

...a bright spotlight on such concerns.Similarly, Senator Lisa Murkowski has used her position on the Senate Indian Affairs committee to question both Administration officials and telecommunications officials on the impact the FCC's reform order...
Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88

...years later to become chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.Inouye also chaired the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for many years. He was made an honorary member of the Navajo nation and given the name "The Leader Who Has...
Alaska looking at 2 senators on Appropriations

...after 22 years.Inouye's successor, Sen. Brian Schatz, is expected to serve on the Commerce, Energy and Indian Affairs committees. Schatz is Hawaii's senior senator, having been sworn in last week, ahead of the new Congress.He said...
Native shares bill passes Senate panel

...that would increase younger Alaska Natives' chances of receiving dividends from Native corporations passed the Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Senate Bill 449 would reduce the shareholder votes needed in each corporation to pass resolutions...
AFN officials bring concerns to lawmakers have our congressman in there," she said. She also announced Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) as Senate Indian Affairs Committee's new chair. He will also join Sen. Mark Begich on the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee...


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