Energy Efficiency for Alaska, America - Murkowski Morning Meeting, 2/26/2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
U.S. House Events
American, Alaskan Energy Efficiency
Alaskan Impact: Alaskans deal with some of the highest energy prices and energy security troubles in the nation. Senator Murkowski has found that some rural families spend up to an unacceptable 47 percent of their income just to keep warm. As the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Murkowski brought her Alaskan concerns and Energy 20/20 blueprint to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee as she presented her vision how our nation can make energy more abundant, affordable, clean, diverse and secure.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing
Topic: Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing on "American Energy Security and Innovation: An Assessment of Private-Sector Successes and Opportunities in Energy Efficient Technologies"
- Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Senate Energy and Natural Resources ranking member
- Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Energy Secretary for Energy Efficiency
Senator Murkowski: “We must squeeze everything out of the energy that comes our way.”
U.S. Senate Events
The U.S. Budget: Sequestration & Beyond
Alaskan Impact: Sequestration is scheduled to begin on March 1st – meaning $85 billion in across-the-board cuts to federal programs and agencies this year as the nation begins a ten year effort to cut $1.2 trillion. While Senator Murkowski believes that cuts are necessary, she would prefer targeted cuts to the “meat axe” approach of sequestration. Earlier today, the Senate Finance Committee discussed the economic outlook for the next decade, including considering many of the proposals to bring down the debt that Murkowski raised in her 2011 Alaskan Economic Town Halls.
Senate Finance Committee Hearing
Topic: "The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023”
- Robert Greenstein, President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President of The American Action Forum
- Douglas Elmendorf, Director of the Congressional Budget Office
VIEW the entire hearing online: finance.senate.gov