Fifty countries will need to ratify the treaty. In the United States, only the Senate does so, and because of the magnitude of these treaties, they require 67 votes.
The group Numbers USA aims to “educate voters” in states with senators who could play a pivotal role in the coming immigration debate.
His spokesperson says the amount Senator Begich returns will be calculated from the money saved from those furloughs.
Alaska Senator Mark Begich is standing by statements he made about voting access in Alaska after a state official criticized those remarks.
Senator Begich said he does not know how many people fit that qualification in Alaska, but he estimated the number to be in the thousands.
As the Alaska state legislature starts its budget hearings, Sen. Mark Begich is offering his own request: Put $2 billion toward ports infrastructure.
The halls of the state Capitol should be quieter later this week as many lawmakers head out for the traditional Energy Council break, though there are a number of hearings crammed into the schedule through Wednesday.
Alaska's U.S. senators split on the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as the country's new defense secretary.
The development plan could be one of the last decisions for Ken Salazar; he’ll leave office as soon as the Senate confirms his successor.
A USPS inspector general report showed the bypass system lost more than seventy million dollars in 2010.