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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.

6:00am AKDT

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Full Committee Hearing

Topic: The nomination of Dr. Ernest Moniz to be the Secretary of Energy

Murkowski Opening Statement (here)           Murkowski asks about LNG exports, hydropower (here)

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.

6:00am AKDT

Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing 

Topic: "Current Issues in Campaign Finance Law Enforcement."

Testimony from:

  • 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.

90By2020

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.

5:00am AKDT

House Education and the Workforce Committee Hearing 

Topic: "Reviving Our Economy: Higher Education in Job Growth and Development."

Testimony from:

  • 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
 

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