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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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As we continue to work at the Federal and State level to find solutions to address the challenges of the Alaska Mar… week, the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood hosted a food and supply drive which—with the… in Southeast, a common topic of discussion was the significance of Alaska’s Marine Highway System. It’s an im… appreciate all the fishermen in Sitka who took time out of their day to talk me through some of the challenges th… supporting Alaska’s local fishermen, we are in turn helping to create substantial benefits for Alaska’s economy… it’s for food, development of bioplastics, the collection of iodine, or other uses, the emerging possibilit… in Sitka I had a chance to speak briefly at a training presented by the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundati…
Pacific High School makes students feel supported, respected, and given a true sense of belonging. To see what this… are multi-grade, teaching students students a wide range of skills and abilities (including cooking impress… a diverse range of educational options for young Alaskans is incredibly important. I had a great visit to… I remain committed to working w/ the State of Alaska to assist the Alaska Marine Highway System. This has been… with my colleagues, I helped secure a two-year extension of the Secure Rural Schools program which means Al… to be with @SitkaChamber to share an update on what’s been happening in Congress. We repealed the Cadillac Tax… those who say Alaska must immediately stop developing our resources: Alaskans set the standard for responsible p…
This also gave me the opportunity to hear from community health center leaders and providers about challenges they… the Alaska Primary Care Association’s annual Juneau legislative fly-in, I spoke about my continued support for c… had a great discussion with members of the business community during a sit-down with the Juneau Chamber Board abo… appreciated the opportunity to speak at the Alaska Municipal League conference to give an update about what’s hap… on the Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, we honor the valor, courage, & selflessness of our servicemembe… Juneau I visited the Marine Exchange to hear more about their efforts to enhance maritime safety. The vessel tra… 33,000 miles of coastline to protect, the Marine Exchange of Alaska serves as the air traffic controllers of t…
In just a matter of months, this 32 unit facility is going to double in capacity, expanding the opportunity to offe… homelessness is no stranger to Alaska, there are positive efforts underway to change that. In Juneau, I visit… mariculture to Tlingit Haida social enterprises, electric vehicles and hydro projects, I had a productive disc… House and Senate page program is a great way for Alaskan youth to get involved in our state’s political process…’s always great to see longtime friends and familiar faces here at the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau. We share t…
And when it comes to Alaska’s strategic role in our national defense or the importance of our oceans to name a few,… message today to #AKLeg: when we work together and push past partisan politics, we can make significant strides… I’ll deliver my annual address to the Alaska State Legislature. I’ll speak to how we are implementing l… by the KINY studio in Juneau to talk about how efforts underway in the Senate will impact Alaskans. My inte…
Check out this @uscensusbureau PSA featuring musician Byron Nicholai of Toksook Bay about the importance of respond… you to all the folks at @SpecialOlymAK for your tireless dedication, and to the athletes like Darci who inspi… week I visited with @SpecialOlymAK athlete and health wellness advocate Darci Owens and other members of Speci… cannot express just how appreciative I am of the brave men and women in uniform who serve in Alaska and abroa… is no other place I would rather be than in Alaska saluting our military. Last night I spoke at the 43rd Annu… @usairforce @EielsonAirForce @asymca Mrs. Hurt is an inspiration for the tremendous support she provides to the Eie… to Mrs. Joyce Hurt, the wife of active duty @usairforce Chief Joshua Hurt, 354th Command Chief at…
Specialist Sanouvong’s dedication and service are deeply appreciated and admired. I thank him and each of our… to Specialist Jysamon F. Sanouvong, Ground Base Interceptor Military Police Security of the 49th Missile D… originally served as an active-duty member before transitioning to the Reserves, PO1 Reyes has worked tirele… @USCGReserve is a key-component to ensuring successful @USCG operations. Congrats to Petty Officer 1st Class (P…
PO1 Madison has received high praise for her work, including culinary operations and victim advocacy. Thank you PO1… brave men and women of the @USCG work diligently every day to safeguard the lives of Alaskans. Congratulations… spoke at the 3rd annual “More than Our Stories” event organized by ALS advocates. My message to the ALS community… was thankful I had the opportunity to meet with so many inspiring young leaders who are committed to bettering th… Champions: Owen L. Oliver (Quinault (Chinook) Indian Nation & Isleta Pueblo) Jazmine Wildcat (Northern Arapaho… @center4youth Champions for Change is a youth leadership program that shines a spotlight on Native youth who ar… Mullins has stood out by demonstrating a willingness and commitment to ensuring the reliability & serviceabili… Sergeant (TSgt) Colten G. Mullins of the @USAFReserve, a Senior Munitions Inspector for the 477 Maintenan… Airman Cuevas has enjoyed a stellar career, has demonstrated exceptional technical aptitude, and her commitm… to @usairforce Senior Airman Hope E. Cuevas, Medical Logistician at the 673d Medical Support Squadron, DOD…
From the initiatives at the federal level with legislation and funding, to the task force Operation Lady Justice, i… are seeing real progress towards addressing this crisis of missing, murdered, and trafficked Indigenous Women in… on my long-standing efforts to address rural Alaska’s public safety emergency, I helped lead a Capitol Hil… thought of anyone, let alone a child, falling victim to the perverse & inhumane crime of human trafficking is u…'d the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention Training Act with @SenTinaSmith, which provides grants to… 105 years, the @navy_reserve have helped maintain our national security through sustained forward presence whil…’d like to congratulate Petty Officer Second Class (PO2) Ronie Marc R. Salvador, Hospital Corpsman Second Class at… Swan has demonstrated visionary and innovative leadership, devoting herself day-in and day-out to supporting he… to Petty Officer Second Class (PO2) Erika D. Swan, Medical Department Representative and Mobilizati…
My statement after joining my colleagues to pass the bipartisan Iran War Powers Resolution, which passed the Senate… of my colleagues sent a misguided letter to deter bank executives from investing in Alaska’s responsible energ…’re closer than ever to reaching another historic milestone for the #EqualRightsAmendment. 100 years after the pa… should be treated equally, but the U.S. Constitution does not currently guarantee women the same rights an… Dillow was honored for demonstrating tremendous leadership capability, earning various military recognitions,… to Lance Corporal (LCpl) Benjamin D. Dillow of Military Police Company D, 4th Law Enforcement Batta…
SGT Arziga’s can-do spirit and support for America’s national defense is inspiring. I thank him and his fellow Mari… to SGT Daniel A. Arziga, an Administrative Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, Substance Abuse Control Off… Kindred has long called Alaska home, was raised in our local schools, and is raising his family there. He knows… background also brings a welcomed & valuable understanding of Alaska’s unique federal lands laws & landscape. T… voted to confirm Joshua M. Kindred as a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Alaska. His experience in c… you to @USDOT & @SecElaineChao for allocating a $20M Port Infrastructure Development Program grant to the Por… Port of Alaska is our state’s primary import terminal, ensuring the delivery of food, construction materials, f…
His dedicated service to the defense of this nation is commended, and we are blessed to have soldiers like him lead… to U.S. Army Sergeant Lawrence C. Davis of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry… year the @ASYMCA Salute to the Military selects outstanding enlisted service members to be honored for their a… to Brent Sass and his amazing team on winning the 2020 Yukon Quest, the world’s only sled dog race that sp… the Alaska delegation I met w/ @GovDunleavy to discuss working cooperatively on issues such as improving… of the remote nature of our rural communities, something as simple as getting together for a sports practic… of us in Congress will take those requests under consideration as we work to determine what programs to fund… President’s request unveiled today marks the start of the budget process and clearly outlines the administratio…
The #2020Census is ongoing in rural and remote areas of Alaska. Alaskans, consider supporting your community and he…
The students shared how valuable it is for them to have the opportunity to be immersed in and supported by their In… College is the northernmost accredited community college in the U.S. & Alaska’s sole Tribal College. I… also discussed opportunities for Reserve members to take part in Innovative Readiness Training & addressing suic… met w/ Lt Gen Richard Scobee, @USAFReserve Commander, including the @477FG at JBER. We discussed how I can…
As a staunch supporter of a strong Alaskan educational system, I was glad to meet with @AKSchoolBoards to discuss h… we welcome home 64 @akNationalGuard members of the 211th Rescue Squadron and supporting Airmen from other 176th… of roughly 5,000 U.S. troops deployed in Iraq, more than 2,000 are from Alaska. They have a significant presenc… year it's my honor to nominate an exceptional group of young Alaskans to attend our military service academies…
I am shocked & saddened by the news of the fire at the Harold Kaveolook School in Kaktovik. I’m relieved that no in… met with @jkenney, the Premier of Alberta, to discuss our roles as energy producers, how import infrastructure is…
As one whose family has been touched by ALS, understanding how Congress can support the ALS community has long been… the race, -20 degrees is a good day. -40 degrees is a tough day. Stories like musher Allen Moore going for 7… is an event so rugged that many have coined it with the unofficial motto, “survive first, race seco…
This afternoon, we closed a trying, difficult and painful chapter in American history as we concluded impeachment p…, the President delivered his third State of the Union address. It’s an opportunity for the President to lay…
Together Connie and Bernie battled ALS, a fatal disease, with remarkable faith and strength of character. Connie ma… will tell you himself that what he has accomplished, the innovation that he has achieved, would never have b… came to Alaska in 1971 to work on the pipeline, which is where she met her husband and best friend, Bernie K…