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Murkowski Morning Meeting, 4/19/2012 -- FEMA's AK Flood Maps "Lousy Right Now"


Thursday, April 19, 2012

U.S. Senate Events 

“Lousy” Flood Maps in Alaska

Alaskan Impact: Two weeks ago, Senator Murkowski hosted a roundtable discussion with federal and state officials on the potential for Alaskan floods after this winter’s record snowfall. Today Senator Murkowski highlighted the “lousy” FEMA floodplain mapping and expressed concern over what is being done to equip our communities like Homer and Juneau with the most up-to-date information possible.

5:30am AKDT

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing

Topic: “Rising Sea Levels and Domestic Impact”


  • Waleed Abdalati, NASA
  • Leonard Berry, Florida Center for Environmental Studies
  • Adam Freed, Long-Term Planning and Sustainability -- New York City Mayor's Office


Sen. Murkowski: FEMA flood maps “are lousy right now”

House of Representatives Events

Ensuring Justice for All Alaskans and Americans

Alaskan Impact: The House Judiciary Committee heard from Henry Schuelke – the special investigator whose report detailed a series of failures of the in the trial of Senator Stevens. Unfortunately, this misconduct is not an isolated incident and Senator Murkowski has introduced legislation that would ensure this misconduct doesn’t happen to another American again.

5:30am AKDT

House Judiciary, Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subcommittee Hearing

Topic: “Prosecution of Former Senator Ted Stevens”

Testimony from:

  • Henry Schuelke III, partner at Janis, Schuelke, and Wechsler
  • Kenneth Wainstein, partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Alan Baron, senior counsel at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Watch the entire hearing online: http://1.usa.gov/JmNpP9

On the Hill Events

Protecting Alaskans from Cyber Threats

Alaskan Impact: You got the Murkowski Morning Meeting in your e-mail, so you know: 84 percent of Alaska’s population is active on the Internet. And as we continue to become more active online, what is being done to protect consumers against cyber threats? Today the American Chemical Society took a look into legislation and other measures that will do just that.

8:00am AKDT

American Chemical Society and the Congress Project Discussion

Topic: “Cybersecurity and Smart Infrastructure”


  • Herb Lin of the National Research Council
  • Sunil Cherian of Spirae Inc.

·         Stacy Prowell of Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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