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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/embattled-sen-begichs-secret-weapon-ala
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-01/my-turn
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-06/frankenfish-labeling-advances-congress
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-09/alaska-editorial-avoiding-state-fight
Opinion
Senate women unite in fighting sexual assault

...people 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...

http://juneauempire.com/donna-cassata/2013-11-20/senate-women-unite-fighting-sex
Senator seeks $15 million for tsunami debris

...Washington.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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-10/senator-seeks-15-million-tsunami-debris
State
Sen. Begich ends 2012 with about $950K in bank

...first 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-05/sen-begich-ends-2012-about-950k-bank
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-07/begich-could-benefit-gops-woes
State
Alaska editorial: Eielson progress

...Air Force structure commission's report deadline by a year - until March 31, 2014.As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Murkowski also earlier had obtained proposed language in a separate spending bill that would prohibit force...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-12-17/alaska-editorial-eielson-progress
Opinion
Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88

...poised to take over the Senate Appropriations Committee."He was the kind of...power as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairman of the defense...chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.Inouye also chaired...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-17/sen-daniel-inouye-hawaii-dead-88
State

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