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Murkowski pushes to lift crude oil exports ban

Murkowski pushes to lift crude oil exports banA campaign by Senator Lisa Murkowski to lift the decades-old ban on crude oil exports got its first hearing in Washington today.

Alaska delegation pans State of the Union

President Obama gave his State of the Union address last night, and the response from Alaska's U.S. senators was swift and negative, particularly to Obama's pledge to act without Congress where he can.

Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending billThe U.S. Senate has passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that includes substantial funds for programs important to Alaska, including fisheries disaster relief and military spending.

Murkowski calls for end to crude export ban

Murkowski calls for end to crude export banSen. Lisa Murkowski yesterday called for lifting the decades-old ban on crude exports.

New energy politics changes likely to affect Alaska

New energy politics changes likely to affect AlaskaIn Washington, at both the White House and in Congress, 2014 brings changes to the politics of energy that are likely to affect Alaska.

Budget pressure mounts on Senate Appropriations Committee

Budget pressure mounts on Senate Appropriations CommitteeIt’s quiet in the U.S. Capitol these days, but the pressure is on one groups of lawmakers – the appropriators – among them Alaska’s two senators, Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich.

Alaska may get 8 military cargo planes

Alaska may get 8 military cargo planesThe planes are C-23 Sherpas and they are beloved by National Guardsmen around the country who flew them. The twin-engine Sherpa looks like a flying box and can hold more than 20 paratroopers.

Obama’s ACA ‘fix’ will be tricky to implement in Alaska

Obama’s ACA ‘fix’ will be tricky to implement in AlaskaPresident Obama said yesterday insurers can continue offering the plans they intended to cancel as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Murkowski says sequestration jeopardizing national defense

Murkowski says sequestration jeopardizing national defenseThe country could face a second round of automatic budget cuts if Congress can’t agree on a spending plan by year’s end.

Senate passes anti-discrimination bill

Senate passes anti-discrimination billThe U.S. Senate has passed a bill to ban workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people.