Alaska Sen. Mark Begich is expected to serve on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee during the upcoming Congress.
Both Senators Murkowski and Mark Begich voted for VAWA – as it’s known in D.C. And Congressman Don Young voted for the House version, too.
Alaska’s congressional delegation wants changes in federal plans to put observers on more commercial halibut fishing boats.
There’s a rift in Congress over whether the country should export its glut of natural gas.
The U.S. Senate approved an amendment to the military budget that would delay an Air Force cost-cutting plan that includes a proposed transfer of F-16s from Eielson Air Force Base to Anchorage.
Both chambers of Congress adopted a two year ban on congressionally directed spending for the current session that’s winding down.
Congress is preparing a six-month stop gap funding bill. It should keep the government afloat until the end of March, and avoid any potential for a government shutdown before the election.
Alaska’s congressional delegation says restrictions on land proposed for the 36,000-square mile National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska could create problems for Arctic offshore drilling.
The House and Senate are offering different versions of the bill that change the jurisdiction tribal authorities have over offenders.
Murkowski says good health care should be more accessible for Alaskans but she says this law isn’t the answer for providing that.