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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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Every summer, the brown bears of Katmai gather at Brooks Falls to hunt the salmon coming upstream to spawn. I love…
My recently introduced “Arctic Farm” bill aims to put fishermen on a level playing field, recognizing they are inde…’m encouraged by the immediate benefits we’re already seeing and look forward to the future opportunities this bil…
We recognize that in order for the Coast Guard to carry out its mission, whether in the Arctic or on our waters, we… Senate Approps Cmte approved the Homeland Security FY19 Approps bill, which strengthens our Arctic security, im… selfie with the Alaska press corps here in D.C., our nation’s farm bills have not supported the unique agricultural needs of our state, so my bill wil… Alaska our waters are often our farms. I'm proud my bill recognizes fishermen as ranchers of the sea & requires… bill increases food security, maintains conservation efforts, expands opportunities for trade, improves rural de… to announce my “Arctic Farm Bill”- containing a range of initiatives that are significant to Alaska, based on… response to President Trump's executive order today regarding family separation at our border. will bring much needed relief to Alaska’s economy, providing compensation and recovery for commercial fisherma… news for AK fisheries. Alaska is set to receive more than $56 million in disaster funding --vital to those who…
Testifying was Mary Peltola, Executive Director of the Kuskokwim Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. In her testimony, sh… I took part in an Indian Affairs Committee hearing to examine the importance of traditional subsistence activ… joined together in Fairbanks for “My Grandma’s House Healing Journey”, an event dedicated to strengthening…
I've long fought to fund the construction of a robust fleet of icebreakers for the @USCG. Today during a Subcommitt… voted in favor of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY19, which supports our troop… our troops with the resources, equipment, and training they need to do their jobs and keep our nation sa…
My statement on the practice of separating children and parents at the U.S. border: 2016, the Supreme Court acknowledged that “Alaska is different.” I hope the court will again rule for John Sturg… U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear, for the 2nd time, the case of John Sturgeon, an Alaskan who sued the Nationa…
During the 2018 Denakkanaaga Elders & Youth Conference this week, youth and elders alike were able to share their p… honor of Father’s Day, sharing a pic from good times fishing with my dad near Ketchikan last summer. Happy Fathe…
Visited the Ocean Plastics Lab exhibit on the National Mall today—a closer look at the significant problem of marin… there are many unknowns as to the impacts of these newly announced tariffs, I urge President Trump to work to… is proud to produce high quality, delicious, and sustainably harvested seafood products. It’s imperative tha…'m very concerned about the impact that China’s tariffs on American seafood will have on Alaska’s economy. In 2017… had a great time watching my colleagues compete in the annual #CongressionalBaseballGame this week- a great, bipa… conjunction with #MensHealthWeek, the Men’s Health Network organized the 21st Annual Congressional Health Screen…
Appropriations Cmte approved the FY19 Commerce, Justice, Science funding bill, which supports Alaska’s world-class… there is no single, simple fix for these acts of violence, this is a huge step towards targeting the root cau… the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations FY19 bill, we fund $100 million for the STOP School Violence… FY19 Interior Appropriations bill takes significant steps to protect our lands and our people. We fund wildfire… investments today will make a lasting impact on Alaska. We provide significant resources toward the developme… FY19 Interior Appropriations bill is heading to Senate floor for consideration. This bill is significant to Alas… investments today will make a lasting impact on Alaska. We provide significant resources toward the developme… FY19 Interior Appropriations bill provides for infrastructure development -- including important investments for…, our nation celebrated #FlagDay- a time to reflect on what the stars & stripes mean to our country. I was…
Whether it’s funding initiatives to boost Alaska’s tourism & recreation or providing resources to protect Alaskans… Interior Approps Cmte Chairman, I secured a number of provisions in my FY19 Interior Approps bill that will prov… GAO's high risk list for 115th Congress includes three Indian programs critical to Alaskans. To address these r…
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is working in Alaska, putting money back into the pockets of hardworking Alaskans. Good n… our remote nature to our diverse cultures, Alaska & Hawaii are similar in more ways than one would think. I wa…
From maintaining rural health facilities and developing water and wastewater infrastructure to providing the tools… the FY19 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, I secured several funding initiatives… statement on U.S. summit with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea:
2 Alaska projects were among 6 total awardees announced by @energy for funding to support the development of innova… to work w/ my colleague Senator @KamalaHarris on the #EMPOWERAct, which empowers victims of harassment in the…
Nearly 300 athletes competed in @SpecialOlymAK Summer Games this weekend in everything from gymnastics & basketball… case you missed it:
The 2018 Sealaska Heritage Institute Celebration kicked off this Wednesday in Juneau. This special event draws peop… big congratulations to the Spring 2018 Senate Pages, who just graduated from the 5-month Page Program and a speci… wearing my new @SkhoopUS vest Matt got me for my birthday. #skhoop to all the hard-working volunteers, including my staff, who offered their time this week to help NeighborWor… to have my 1st group of interns in DC to assist in my office. These recent high school grads will get an up cl…
Whether its providing access to care for vets in remote and rural areas, providing funding for the F-35 beddown at… that the Senate Approps Cmte approved the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, & Related Agencies Approps… short construction seasons & changing permafrost conditions, to access to isolated communities, Alaskans face… Senate Appropriations Cmte approved the Transportation, Housing & Urban Development (T-HUD) appropriations bill… to see the @Capitals team - and this guy in particular - win the #StanleyCup. to go CAPS! Congrats on winning the Stanley Cup. Huge night for DC and all @Capitals fans. #StanleyCupCongratulations to Unalakleet’s Nick Hanson on completing the obstacle course on “American Ninja Warrior” and movin…
Here in the Senate it’s #nationalseersuckerday — an annual tradition we have and a reminder that Washington, D.C. i… had a blast at the NOAA Fish Fry last evening, helping to show off some of Alaska’s finest seafood to those in ou…
Today the President signed the #VAMISSIONAct, bipartisan legislation that will reform the VA Healthcare system, add… a @IndianCommittee business meeting today, I voted in favor of Tara Mac Lean Sweeney of AK to be Assistant S…, during a Military Construction Approps Subcommittee markup, we approved the FY19 bill, which increases acces…
In Alaska, we’ve seen the benefits of upfront investment in hazardous fuel reduction and fuel breaks before fires s… I chaired an Energy Cmte hearing to examine the 2018 wildfire season, and how the use of innovative technolog… am proud to be a part of this legislation which both prohibits efforts to silence victims and shines the light on… Sen. @KamalaHarris, I introduced the Ending the Monopoly of Power Over Workplace harassment through Educa… Alaskans are mourning the loss of John Active, legendary AK Native journalist, KYUK broadcaster, preservation…
I was happy to celebrate the opening of the Excursion Inlet bridge, which provides access to the Excursion Inlet ca… forward to having young Alaskans working in my office as interns this summer. I’ll always cherish my time a…
Alaska National Lab Day wrapped up yesterday in Fairbanks, showcasing the good work our government, communities, an… have worked so hard to put a plan in place to refill TAPS for another 40 years. Our state’s strong record of env… had no greater victory over the past yr than in our fight to open the Coastal Plain of ANWR. We recognize that A… a year ago @SecretaryZinke traveled to Alaska and promised Alaskans that in this administration the path to…