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Senate Energy Committee debates LNG Exporting

The Senate Energy Committee held its first meeting of the new Congress. It wasted no time in discussing one of the most controversial issues the committee will tackle this session – exporting liquefied natural gas.

President Obama proposes options to delay sequester

The across the board government spending cuts go into effect two weeks from Friday. This week President Barack Obama proposed a short term mix of spending cuts and tax increases to delay the sequester, but Republicans on Capitol Hill called it dead on arrival.

Alaska’s Congressional delegation reacts to Jewell’s nomination as Interior Secretary

Alaska’s Congressional delegation reacts to Jewell’s nomination as Interior Secretary

President Barack Obama nominated REI chief executive Sally Jewell to lead the Department of the Interior Wednesday. It’s a Cabinet position with incredible influence over Alaska.

Murkowski, Begich back effort to reauthorize act

Alaska’s two U.S. senators are among those hoping to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

Murkowski introduces bill to run pipeline in Denali Park

Murkowski introduces bill to run pipeline in Denali Park

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski is trying to make a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope more feasible.

Murkowski again proposes renaming Mount McKinley

Murkowski again proposes renaming Mount McKinley

Alaska’s senior senator has once again introduced legislation to rename Mount McKinley, Denali.

Senators express frustration on fisheries aid

Alaska’s U.S. senators voted with the majority in supporting a $50.5 billion emergency relief package for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Murkowski meets with Hagel ahead of hearing

Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she had a productive meeting with President Obama’s nominee for Defense Secretary.

Congress returns to debt limit battle

Just one day after President Obama’s inauguration, Congress returned to the fight over whether to raise the nation’s borrowing limit.

Congress passes superstorm Sandy relief bill

On Friday, Congress passed the first of two relief bills for Superstorm Sandy. Money for Alaska was not in it.