Rep. Don Young defended the law against Republican critics. He said it will bring in $6,000 per resident for transportation infrastructure into Alaska, the most of any state.
The bill includes $2.5 billion for ferries nationwide, with $250 million for a pilot program to create electric or low-carbon ferries.
As soon as Congress passed a bill Thursday to temporarily exempt Alaska-bound cruise ships from the Passenger Vessel Services Act, Holland America announced it would sail north on July 24. Norwegian Cruise Line is taking reservations for early August.
Sullivan says decisions made by the Trump administration that benefit Alaska are under attack.
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan on Thursday voted to move ahead with Deb Haaland’s nomination to be Interior secretary.
Frustration and impatience with Congress is building among out-of-work Alaskans and local leaders, who say the lack of a social safety net has made it far more painful to maintain the health mandates aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19.
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan was leading challenger Al Gross by some 30 percentage points as Election Day came to a close.
Some of the Republican incumbents who are losing had caucused or worked closely with Democrats.
Drivers need to be “self-contained,” with all the supplies they need so they won’t have to buy anything in Canada other than fuel at gas stations
In selecting Joshua Kindred, President Trump veered from the process Alaska’s senators normally use.