Tag Archives: Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Alaska Senior Senator Praises all of Kodiak Coast Guard on Senate Floor in Washington

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski praises Kodiak commands for the work the Coast Guard does to keep Kodiak and Alaska safe. Following is the text of a speech Murkowski gave on the U.S. Senate floor on Wed. Jan. 15, 2020. It has been formatted to make it easier to read.   SENATE SPEECHES AND INSERTS Page S240 Jan. 15, 2020 RECOGNIZING …

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Alaska Senators Split on Ed Sec DeVos’ Confirmation

Liz Ruskin/APRN The U.S. Senate today (TUESDAY) voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as Education secretary. DeVos is the only one President Trump’s cabinet nominees so far to face serious trouble on the Senate floor. Senators were evenly divided, 50 to 50, and Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaker in favor of confirmation. Alaska’s two senators were split. Like the …

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Retired Army Officer Wants to Take Saw to Partisan Gridlock in D.C.

U.S. Senate candidate Margaret Stock (I-Alaska) Next to incumbent Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski’s name on November’s General Election ballot will be the names of several people looking to unseat her and take over her job in the United States Senate. “I think Lisa Murkowski is a really nice person, but she’s been a terrible senator for Alaska.” That’s the opinion …

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Senator Joins Base Dignitaries for Housing Ribbon-Cutting

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Jay Barrett/KMXT photo The new housing units at Coast Guard Base Kodiak were dedicated on Saturday. In attendance was Alaska’s senior senator, who had ushered through Congress funding for the units. Lisa Murkowski said the 20 new 3-bedroom units should help alleviate Kodiak’s crowded housing situation. “Until you have more houses out on the market, as …

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Air Force Earmarked $10-Million for Narrow Cape Operations

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System Jay Barrett/KMXT Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski announced Thursday morning that she has secured funding and language in the 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill that will see spending on Coast Guard and other military projects in Alaska. One item directs $10-million to the Air Force to spend on the former Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow …

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Senate Hearing Illustrates Arctic Needs


Senators Mary Landrieu (D-La) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) held a senate subcommittee hearing in an aircraft hanger at Air Station Kodiak regarding America’s presence in the Arctic. Brianna Gibbs/KMXT photo Brianna Gibbs/KMXT Two U.S. senators crossed party lines Monday when they met to discuss the future of the arctic, and what it means for the country, and in particular, the …

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