The Energy Secretary Nominee Fields Questions, 4/9/2013 - Murkowski Morning Meeting
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
U.S. Senate Events
Secretary of Energy Nominee’s Confirmation Hearing:
Alaskan Impact: The Department of Energy plays an important role in developing and fostering Alaska’s mix of conventional and renewable energy sources. Research into unconventional oil and gas are the future of Alaska’s energy patch, and decisions on natural gas exports could affect the development of a gasline to tidewater. In the past, Dr. Moniz has spoken in favor of a free-flowing global gas trade and has defended unconventional gas. Today, he will have the chance to voice his positions before the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where Senator Lisa Murkowski is the top ranking Republican.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Full Committee Hearing
Topic: The nomination of Dr. Ernest Moniz to be the Secretary of Energy
Campaign Finance Reform, Inspired by Alaska
Alaskan Impact: Alaska’s campaign finance laws have received acclaim for being among the most innovative and far reaching laws in the nation. Senator Murkowski has teamed up with her colleague Senator Ron Wyden across the aisle in opening up a conversation to use that same innovative spirit on the federal level to improve transparency. Today, the Senate looks at how the current campaign finance laws are enforced.
Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
Topic: "Current Issues in Campaign Finance Law Enforcement."
- Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman, DoJ Criminal Division
- Patricia Haynes, Deputy Chief for Criminal Investigation at the Internal Revenue Service
- Lawrence Noble, President of Americans for Campaign Reform
Watch the recorded hearing here: judiciary.senate.gov
U.S. House Events
Preparing Alaska Kids For Good Jobs
Alaskan Impact: A recent Anchorage Economic Development Corporation report shows Anchorage employers believe job readiness of the Alaskan workforce is a significant barrier to business growth. Graduating high school is the first step toward a successful future and earlier this month Senator Murkowski spoke to Central Anchorage Middle School students about the importance of a diploma and higher education. Today the U.S. House looks at the role of education in job growth.
Senator Murkowski speaks to Central Middle School students as part of the 90% by 2020 program, a joint initiative between the United Way and the Anchorage Downtown Rotary.
House Education and the Workforce Committee Hearing
Topic: "Reviving Our Economy: Higher Education in Job Growth and Development."
- Henry Lievens, Commissioner of Monroe County, Monroe, Mich.
- Lynette Dowler, Plant Director, Fossil Generation, DTE Energy, Detroit, Mich.
- Susan Smith, Economic Development Partnership of Hillsdale County, Jonesville, Mich.
Watch the recording of the hearing online: edworkforce.house.gov