Murkowski is the only Senate Republican to co-sponsor the more limited John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
The chairperson’s partisan displays have seeded doubts about the Bethel election process and raised ethical concerns.
The Senate passed an earlier version of the bill, which would have repealed the conflict of interest provisions entirely. The House passed its own version. A conference committee agreed on the compromise Monday.
The move to repeal the conflict of interest provisions is drawing concern from the ethics watchdogs who supported the law.