Sen. Murkowski said she’ll learn more about the infrastructure proposal at an upcoming White House meeting for committee chairs. Top Democrats were invited, too, which Murkowski said indicates the White House isn’t intending the proposal as a partisan exercise.
Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski says a proposed bill would give 100,000 acres of federal land in total to Native groups in five Southeast Alaska towns. The proposed legislation looks to mitigate issues with the original Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act that was passed almost a half century ago.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced a decision to keep alive a proposal from the Obama administration to protect the headwaters of Bristol Bay, a proposal U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and other Republicans had complained was egregious federal overreach.
In a recent letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, VOICE wrote, “with respect to the Arctic [Outer Continental Shelf] announcement on the [Draft Proposed Program], we feel the concerns of local organizations were ignored and that deeply disturbs us.”