Murkowski keeps main committee assignments

Sen. Lisa Murkowski will keep all her main committee assignments during the new Congress, including a slot on the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Murkowski, Republican, also will be on Indian Affairs, meaning both Alaska’s senators are expected to serve on that committee. Democrat Sen. Mark Begich had previously announced his assignment to the panel.

Murkowski’s other committees are energy and natural resources and health, education, labor and pensions.