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Murkowski Morning Meeting, 7/16/2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

U.S. Senate Events 

Gas Prices Impact Every Alaskans’ Way of Life

Alaskan Impact: A June trip up the Kuskokwim River provided Senator Murkowski recent testimonials and information for a gas and fuel price hearing held by the Energy Committee today.  The high price of fuel Alaskans face is incredibly frustrating, given the vast untapped oil resources under our feet and waters, much of which is controlled by a federal government that won’t allow Alaskans to access them.  Today, the Senate looks at the many factors affecting prices at the pump in Alaska and nationwide.

6:00am AKDT

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing

Topic: United States gasoline and fuel prices

Testimony from:

  • Adam Sieminski, Administrator of the Energy Information Administration
  • Bill Klesse, Chairman and CEO of the Valero Energy Corporation
  • Dan Gilligan, President of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America

Watch the entire hearing online: energy.senate.gov

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Murkowski: In Alaska, gas prices dictate what you do.

Fighting for Fisheries

Alaskan Impact:  With more than 44,000 miles of coast line, what happens in the ocean around our state has big impacts on Alaskans.  Through her work on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Lisa Murkowski today advanced several Alaskan causes: last year’s fishery disasters, ensuring the best government response to tsunami debris washing up on Alaska shores, and efficiently monitoring of the commercial fishing fleet.

6:00am AKDT

Senate Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee

Topic: FY2014 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.

Listen to the entire ‘Mark-up’ of the 2014 CJS bill: appropriations.senate.gov

U.S. House Events 

Permanent Delay to Fix Health Care Reform

Alaskan Impact:  Alaskans continue to grow concerned about the high costs of the health care reform bill. The Obama administration recently announced it was delaying the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act, undercutting its case that the policy is sound and workable.  Senator Murkowski believes that the entire law should be delayed so that the policy can be rethought and a bipartisan solution can be crafted.  Today, a House Committee advanced her suggestion towards a vote next week.

1:00pm AKDT

House Rules Committee Meeting

Topic: Full committee meets to formulate a rule on H.R.2667, the "Authority for Mandate Delay Act"

Watch the entire meeting online: www.rules.house.gov

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