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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.

6:00am AKDT

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"

Testimony from:

  • 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.

6:00am AKDT

Senate Finance Committee Hearing

Topic: "The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023”

Testimony from:

  • 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

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