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Begich picks up early 2014 endorsement from AFL-CIO

The Alaska AFL-CIO endorsed the Democrat this week, more than a year and a half before voters go to the polls.

Begich proposes bill to improve mental health care

Sen. Mark Begich is co-sponsoring legislation aimed at improving mental health care in this country.

Senator Begich will not support assault weapons ban

Vice President Joe Biden says he will deliver recommendations for new gun control measures to President Barack Obama on Tuesday.

Alaska looking at 2 senators on Appropriations

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is in line for the Senate Appropriations seat left vacant by the death of Daniel Inouye.

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.

Senate passes disaster relief bill

The Senate passed a disaster relief bill on Friday. Included is money for fishery disasters across the country.

No deal in sight to avert federal spending cuts

There is no deal in sight, though leaders may try and push a pared back plan to avert the fiscal cliff.

Pro-Gun Democrats branch out, Begich stays put

Speaking in Newtown Sunday night, an unusually direct President Barack Obama made clear, Washington and the rest of the country will once-again engage in a heated debate over weapons.

Aid package includes money for marine debris

A proposed $60.4 billion federal disaster aid package includes money for marine debris removal

Begich expected to serve on Indian Affairs

Alaska Sen. Mark Begich is expected to serve on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee during the upcoming Congress.