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Sens Begich, Murkowski call for action on transboundary mines

...Polley Mine, Imperial Metals Corporation, is in charge of the Red Chris Project.Begich, as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and the Coast Guard, plans to hold a hearing on the transboundary mines...
'Deadliest Catch' fishery a no-go in shutdown

...sitting here scratching our heads, going, 'Why are we not fishing?'"Colburn's testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee last week was filmed by a Discovery crew for the season that begins in April. The effects of the furlough on...
My Turn: Protecting Alaska from misguided federal oversight

...ways to bring greater regulatory certainty to the program.Finally, Senator Begich, from his position on the Senate Commerce Committee that oversees FCC operations, has been working with both the rest of the delegation and key lawmakers from...
Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88

...the Senate in 1994.When the Democrats regained control in the 2006 elections, Inouye became chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee. He left that post two years later to become chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.Inouye...
Please stop the nancification of cable

Last week, Sen. Stevens, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, hosted informal hearings on regulating cable and satellite TV programming. Stevens is under pressure from extremists who don't...
Ted Stevens lends hand to lawmaker son in dispute over highway money

...Begich over control of federal transportation spending in Anchorage. The elder Sen. Stevens, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, inserted a provision into the recently approved transportation bill that says state legislators may serve...
Bill on Arctic gets committee approval

...scientific research in the Arctic is advancing in the U.S. Senate. The bill was approved Thursday by the Senate Commerce Committee. It is one of several bills concerning the Arctic that was introduced by the Alaska Democrat earlier this year...
Begich announces Arctic field hearing

...senators on the challenges and opportunities Alaska faces due to climate change. Begich announced plans for a Senate Commerce Committee field hearing during a joint session to the Legislature Wednesday.
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Remote towns may lose airline subsidy

...them pay some of the cost. The 27-year-old Essential Air Service program was discussed during a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing in Anchorage Tuesday that was chaired by U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska. Stevens was the only...
My Turn: Protecting our children must be a top priority

...with my colleagues on the Senate Commerce Committee to develop effective policies...recent hearing held by the Senate Commerce Committee, I submitted a question...this alarming trend, the Senate Commerce Committee recently passed Senate Bill...


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