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Sen. Lisa Murkowski @lisamurkowski Alaska & Washington, D.C.

Official Twitter account for U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski. Follow me for news and updates on what's happening in the Senate and across Alaska.

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Congratulations to Ms. Robyn Harris on being named 2018 Alaska Secondary School Principal of the Year for providing… https://t.co/TR8YkaSa4DCongratulations to @SenDanSullivan on being made full colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve. It was a privilege to at… https://t.co/KoVqBY9JqP
9/25
2018
Last week the Washington Examiner published my opinion piece, highlighting how a robust nuclear energy industry in… https://t.co/7ZIq5Om8tcWe are long overdue in providing all U.S. territories w/ access to the AMBER Alert system. Proud to cosponser legis… https://t.co/DJ6B0gXdlE
9/24
2018
Great to visit w/ students at Huffman Elem. & witness their annual potato harvest. A 15-yr tradition, students plan… https://t.co/CMIlO5xVVE
9/23
2018
Great meeting with the Noatak Tribal Council—pictured here: my ride to the airport. https://t.co/GWNazLb53HOn our way to Noatak — a village in the Northwest Arctic Borough in Alaska. https://t.co/uiIYSgVtsxI enjoyed visiting kindergartners in the Yup’ik Immersion program at College Gate Elementary in Anchorage. Quyana (… https://t.co/2DJqeGp86XTundra mist. #ThisIsAlaska https://t.co/fCl27kiRfNMorning over Kotzebue Sound. https://t.co/BjRKtCtSZ6Just listening to the radio where they are talking about the high school football game in Utqiagvik (formerly known… https://t.co/0vOYLok6gZTomorrow is #NationalPublicLandsDay! I hope everyone has a chance to get out and appreciate the great outdoors, wit… https://t.co/A147JGvILF
9/22
2018
The Port of Alaska also delivers cargo to deep-water vessels and is an important player in our nation’s defense inf… https://t.co/mMgs0cgvvXThe Port of Alaska, previously known as the Port of Anchorage, is a lifeline to our state, handling more than 3.5 m… https://t.co/ZqLdmJ8VNCGlad to meet with Col. Phillip Borders, recently named the 28th Commander of the Army Corps of Engineers Alaska Dis… https://t.co/RPxMuCgEE3Proud this bill was included in the recently passed Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, which will help fight the o… https://t.co/yszbVxBx3cIn May, I introduced the National Milestones to Measure Progress in Ending the Opioid Epidemic Act, w/ @SenMarkey w… https://t.co/gHsiQ750jl
9/21
2018
Year after year Alaska tops the charts with having some of the highest suicide rates in the country. We know that o… https://t.co/tVQcXoBg5y.@SenWarren & I introduced the Native American Suicide Prevention Act. This bipartisan effort will ensure Native co… https://t.co/iLfxYRwGv8Pleased to see that 24 community health centers across Alaska will receive @HHSGov funding to help address the opio… https://t.co/1ac1X0Z7FqThanks to @SenRobPortman and my other Senate colleagues for all the work they have done to ensure opioids and other… https://t.co/tI50jMVMuFOne provision included in the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, the STOP Act, requires the U.S. Postal Service mu… https://t.co/CMmlhUK2LcWe know that across Alaska, opioids are getting into our communities and villages through the U.S. Postal Service,… https://t.co/B0VdotyFvj
9/20
2018
During a Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee hearing focused on reducing healthcare costs by making healt… https://t.co/K4z0CSFFAgIn Alaska and the rest of the nation, patients rarely know the cost of medical services before receiving care, and… https://t.co/lZcniFpo6lAlso included is legislation of mine with @SenDonnelly for a loan repayment program to help recruit/retain workers.… https://t.co/b0A85lssA0One measure of mine w/ @SenTinaSmith included in the opioid package was the Improving Access to Mental Health Servi… https://t.co/3o24c9p6uWIn Alaska, one of the difficulties we face in addressing the opioid crisis is the shortage of healthcare workers an… https://t.co/yMmTPq07vcIt will bolster our defense capabilities by modernizing existing facilities, strengthening training & emphasizing i… https://t.co/fRHPzKT1QtThis bill invests in Alaskan futures by directing funds to programs that will support high-quality, locally-led job… https://t.co/KfwScoX11eThe Senate passed a funding pkg that includes the largest pay raise for troops in nearly a decade, funding for a ne… https://t.co/tvZTmfdynA
9/19
2018
This all-encompassing bill package, addresses prevention, treatment, recovery, & long-term support. From cutting of… https://t.co/SgDs6dSY9PThe opioid epidemic has wreaked havoc across our nation and in my home state of Alaska—and it isn’t just impacting… https://t.co/Nq0wLFv6SJLast night the Senate passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 by a 99-1 vote. This bipartisan package was dev… https://t.co/zdIAHwiouHThe bill ends the practice of concealing prices from patients by prohibiting the use of “gag clauses,” which have b… https://t.co/W4VXnx3ZbhTonight the Senate passed the Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act, a bill I proudly cosponsored to increase trans… https://t.co/6zVkYOZMOiAddressing the high cost of healthcare in Alaska remains a priority of mine. One component of addressing those chal… https://t.co/JOAxG331Ux
9/18
2018
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9/17
2018
My heartfelt thanks go out to the members of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, who play a central role in safeg… https://t.co/0YdO2rGiAbThe importance of subsistence for the food security & cultural vitality of Arctic communities cannot be understated… https://t.co/NFulN1f7U4
9/15
2018
According to the International Energy Agency, imports to Europe are expected to rise almost 20 percent by 2040. Wit… https://t.co/AO6khUJ1BrI chaired an Energy Committee hearing on the economic & geopolitical implications of a stronger U.S.–EU energy rela… https://t.co/qupZnVkahdProud to have introduced the SAFE Kids Act w/ @SenatorDurbin which puts limitations on flavored tobacco products. G… https://t.co/BWdwVHsqDzPlease share this safety info for #Florence: 🔹If trapped in a building, go to the highest floor. 🔹Do not climb into… https://t.co/BDPEiqQcEQ
Retweeted by Sen. Lisa MurkowskiHammond was a decorated World War II Marine Corps fighter pilot & was one of Alaska’s great statesmen, dedicating h… https://t.co/g1R93r2IscProud that my bill designating 2.6 million acres of existing federal wilderness located within @LakeClarkNPS as the… https://t.co/TsPsIKIWgV
9/14
2018
I’m proud of this bipartisan package that capitalizes on energy opportunities, increases innovation, and bolsters o… https://t.co/huLMXdwljMThe funding package invests in developing clean, diverse & reliable energy and making home-heating & energy costs m… https://t.co/QEbkR8qTD6A funding package bill on Energy and Water; Military Construction-Veterans Affairs; and Legislative Branch for FY19… https://t.co/xMIN2DwiFWHappening now, our conference committee is meeting to negotiate the details of our four-bill funding package which… https://t.co/0Y8GyKcTCBDuring my speech I also addressed the progress we’ve made on the federal budget such as passing legislation which p… https://t.co/j9nnDb1vJfI spoke to tribal leaders at the Tribal Impact Unity Days meeting here in DC about work underway in the Senate, inc… https://t.co/vK35a6froY
9/13
2018
As our only operational coal mine in Alaska, Usibelli provides our state with 115 jobs and averages between 1.2 and… https://t.co/zpBAT1KuRrToday I met w/ Usibelli Coal Mine to talk through a range of initiatives, including: the importance of coal for ele… https://t.co/zRID50wsO3As Hurricane Florence nears landfall on the East Coast, my heartfelt appreciation goes out to the Alaska Air Nation… https://t.co/JlSuGgAmoMIn addition, Ms. Taggart is a finalist in the Ms. Veteran America competition, which highlights the strength, coura… https://t.co/bmXFoBB1KtWhile visiting JBER, I met with retired U.S. Army Sergeant, Kathryn Taggart, who currently works for Final Salute I… https://t.co/X1c32yZoENThank you Alaskans for honoring the courage, heroism, and bravery shown by everyday Americans and first responders… https://t.co/xPRAMR0rk9
9/12
2018
Recently met with Dr. Tim Ballard, the Director of the Alaska VA Healthcare system, to discuss opportunities to bui… https://t.co/VIC2KFzf8KThe East High School health clinic is finding ways to bring healthcare to students, from physicals to urgent care t… https://t.co/US0hIQCFo4Yesterday, I had the chance to tour the East High School health clinic. I was impressed to learn all the ways our e… https://t.co/a4NCzQAiIOWith Hurricane Florence heading for the East Coast, I encourage everyone to prepare for when this Category 4 storm… https://t.co/NTKgeLxa7lToday we pause to remember the tragedies of #September11th as we honor those we lost & the heroic acts of so many.… https://t.co/BU394uBsOTI’m glad to have been a part of this celebration that demonstrates our commitment to assuring that military familie… https://t.co/UNbsa3yVrUFisher House is an organization dedicated to providing housing for military members & their families at no cost whi… https://t.co/47fKQpI1TQ
9/11
2018
The State is working with the USDA Forest Service on a rulemaking to address roadless area management. To apply for… https://t.co/omdphwEpZFAlaska is taking steps to address a 17-year-old rule that has greatly restricted access to the Tongass National For… https://t.co/XOPe5wDBe2Thanks to all who participated in the Alyeska Climbathon this weekend. Mike Heatwole did an impressive 10 laps up M… https://t.co/J6SSsCsCcD
9/10
2018
This weekend the 2018 Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Air Force Ball celebrated the Air Force's 71st birthday. The… https://t.co/iSuHvGKPt1
9/9
2018
#OnlyInAlaska do you see bathtub races down the street and boats chasing thousands of rubber ducks! This year marke… https://t.co/AeLK85KI0h
9/8
2018
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Retweeted by Sen. Lisa MurkowskiI was proud to nominate Lori Wing-Heier as she has led efforts to stabilize the market, such as creating the Alaska… https://t.co/i80v2REOx6Congratulations to Lori Wing-Heier, Director of the State of Alaska Division of Insurance, on being selected for a… https://t.co/p9k8pXRpgk
9/7
2018
During the hearing, I also asked Nazak Nikakhtar, Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis at the ITA, to give… https://t.co/L0WT1Va4GyAlaska has some of the world’s most sustainable and productive wild fisheries, making the current uncertainties in… https://t.co/SgGuVJRzi4Our bipartisan bill will provide the tools, resources, and partnerships necessary to drive innovation in advanced r… https://t.co/PdXIerVsUtNuclear power provides clean, safe, efficient, flexible & reliable power to American families & businesses, but we'… https://t.co/rLNjjY6jh1Every year, natural disasters threaten life, property & ecosystems across Alaska. I thank @POTUS for acknowledging… https://t.co/g2lYwtmxDeIn May, the Mat-Su Valley sustained tremendous flood damage. Yesterday, President Trump approved an Alaska Disaster… https://t.co/I4LVtEutEU
9/6
2018
I welcome Jon Kyl back to the U.S. Senate. He was a strong senator and this was a strong pick. I previously served… https://t.co/k4To6XtVwpThe Inupiaq language has been added as an option on Facebook’s translation tool. In August, I joined an Indian Affa… https://t.co/TMNyiYnTjK
9/5
2018
On the Senate floor I paid tribute to Senator John McCain’s incredible impact to the nation. We are inspired by hi… https://t.co/qwjBwjBJNaSpeaking now on the Senate floor to honor the life and legacy of my colleague Senator John McCain. https://t.co/l5swc0X7DcBecause Alaska is a coastal state, our safety largely rests in NOAA’s ability to collect information and issue warn… https://t.co/oTJrqZnBHfAs we are an Arctic nation, I have consistently supported funding for NOAA’s charting & survey efforts, specificall… https://t.co/4JfZdrxga3
9/4
2018
Happy Labor Day Alaskans! I encourage everyone to get outside and enjoy the beauty of our state. Have fun and stay safe.
9/3
2018
Things are looking bright thanks to solar energy’s growth in Alaska. The innovation we are seeing with solar power… https://t.co/zizjci75ZG
9/2
2018
Today we laid to rest a true American hero and patriot, Senator John McCain. It was a fitting ceremony to honor a m… https://t.co/MRKs6OOfxX
9/1
2018
For those here in Washington, DC who wish to pay their respects, a viewing is open for the public from 1:00 – 8:00p… https://t.co/4J9i5klDTCToday we honor the life and legacy of Senator John McCain as he lies in state in the United States Capitol Rotunda.… https://t.co/t4vxLUyi1C
8/31
2018
I often comment on the high cost of living in AK. But, I’m not sure people understand what these “high costs” look… https://t.co/dSKcR3NmBzGreat read on the value of the Community Health Aide Program, a network of Community Health Aides/Practitioners who… https://t.co/od77s2ufcP
8/30
2018
With the uncertainty of the outcome in the upcoming Texas v. United States case, this legislation is needed now mor… https://t.co/kIuySAL864As I talk to Alaskans, healthcare remains a huge concern. One of the key pieces to care is ensuring that people wit… https://t.co/O1fTDnm6lhCongrats to Sealaska Heritage Institute & artists Stephen Jackson, TJ Young & David Robert Boxley, on the unveiling… https://t.co/pTFrlL3OFQCongrats and well done to all of the 77 recent graduates from Alaska Job Corps who are ready to add their new skill… https://t.co/L0WBkIZzYV
8/29
2018
Over 200 students just graduated from @AKMYA –their largest-ever graduating class! This class of grads will either… https://t.co/ebKCJdlYejWhen you hear the phrase “overcrowded home”, many might assume the biggest issues are discomfort and lack of rest d… https://t.co/MbLtDOHyGDSenator McCain penned a farewell letter to all Americans before his passing. Powerful doesn’t even begin to describ… https://t.co/WCwOtZtjzr
8/28
2018
While the living conditions of overcrowded homes were heartbreaking, we also had a chance to see some of the new ho… https://t.co/yCGYBshyNv
8/27
2018

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