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Senate Welcomes New Members and Announces New Committee Assignments

Senate Majority Creates Two Committees to Address Increasing Oil Production and In-State Energy Needs

JUNEAU-Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell this afternoon swore-in new members of the 28th Legislature during the Senate’s first Floor Session. Immediately following the ceremony, the Senate also created two new committees to work on two of the most important issues facing Alaskans right now- how to increase oil production and address in-state energy needs.  The Senate Special Committee on Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) Throughput and the Senate Special Committee on In-State Energy were created by resolution.   

The Senate Committee on Committees also confirmed assignments for the Senate Standing Committees and the Senate President made appointments to the Special and Joint Legislative Committees.  To visit the entire list, click here.

At 4:30 this afternoon, Senate Majority Leadership, along with the Co-Chairs of the newly-created Special Committees on TAPS and In-State Energy, will hold a press availability to discuss the purpose and goals of the new committees.   

WHO: Senate Leadership, Co-Chairs of TAPS Throughput and In-State Energy Committees

WHAT: Press Availability

WHEN: Tuesday, January 15th at 4:30pm

WHERE: Alaska State Capitol, Butrovich Room

The public and media are welcome to attend.    For media or constituents who can’t attend in person, you can participate by teleconference.  In Juneau, call (907) 463-5009 or statewide toll free at (855) 463-5009.

Note:  This press availability is to address the new committees only.  Senate Majority members will discuss overall goals and objectives following Governor Parnell’s State of the State address on Wednesday night.

For more information, please call Senate Majority Press Secretary Carolyn Kuckertz at (907) 465-3803

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