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

HONOLULU - Hawaii's U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has been named to serve on the powerful Senate Committee on Appropriations, putting him in a strong position to look out for Hawaii's needs.
Fish Factor: Frankenfish labeling advances in Congress

...genetically modified salmon is approved by the federal government, it may be labeled as such. The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee last week passed the bipartisan Murkowski-Begich amendment requiring that consumers be advised of what...
My Turn: Getting results for the Southeast

...that 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...
Sullivan's win adds to GOP's Senate sweep

...way 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...
Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

...Arctic 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...
Murkowski ready to lead Senate Energy Committee an 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...
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...
Begich could benefit from GOP's woes

...have 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...


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