It’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.
The 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.
President Obama said yesterday insurers can continue offering the plans they intended to cancel as part of the Affordable Care Act.
The country could face a second round of automatic budget cuts if Congress can’t agree on a spending plan by year’s end.
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to ban workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people.
A group of U.S. senators, including Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, is pressing to strip military commanders of the authority to decide how to handle accusations of rape within their units.
Monday night, the U.S. Senate voted to move ahead with a bill to protect gay people from workplace discrimination.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski met this week with federal officials investigating FEMA’s response to this year’s flooding in Galena.
Congress usually passes a few hundred bills a year. So far this year it has passed only 46.
Congress has passed a one-year extension of a program that pays out millions of dollars to communities in Alaska near national forest land, like Petersburg.