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My Turn: Tongass programs growing in right direction

...times the level of reductions over the same period. However, as a result of Murkowski's leadership, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved legislation setting funding levels which directed the Forest Service to "prioritize funding for...
Senate panel would allow pot vendors to use banks

...legally produce and sell marijuana to do business with banks and other financial services providers.The Senate Appropriations Committee approved, by a 16-14 vote, an amendment that would effectively ease laws making it officially illegal...
My Turn: Sullivan: Alaska, Washington state must work together

...preserve, protect and enhance the commercial fishing industry in our states. Stevens, as chair of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, also steered significant federal funds to Sea-Tac International Airport and helped facilitate the expansion...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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

...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...


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