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Murkowski Morning Meeting - Solstice Tuesday Edition


U.S. Senate - Events

Commerce Secretary Concerns -

Alaskan Impact: Earlier this month, President Obama nominated John Bryson to be the next Secretary of Commerce - a particularly crucial position during a recession. Senator Murkowski is very concerned about what Mr. Bryson's past suggests about his future views, since he founded the National Resources Defense Council.

10:30am AKDT

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Hearing

Topic: "Bryson/Garcia nominations"

Expected to Testify:

·         Commerce Secretary nominee John Bryson

·         Deputy Commerce Secretary nominee Terry Garcia

Questioning/Hearing: http://1.usa.gov/mAzvz0

Cyber Security: Protecting Identities, Finances and Security Risks

Alaskan Impact: Hacking and cyber security is a widespread problem, with the U.S. Senate becoming the most recent victim just last week. With critical information and financial markets all at risk, what precautions can the country adopt?

10:30am AKDT

Senate Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee Hearing

Topic: "Cybersecurity and Data Protection in the Financial Sector"


  • Mr. Marc Rotenberg, President, Electronic Privacy Information Center
  • Mr. Stuart Pratt, President/CEO Consumer Data Industry Association
Questioning/Hearing: http://1.usa.gov/lFPX1m

Mr. Pratt remarking that cyber security is "a moving target": http://bit.ly/k5EQmq

Joint House/Senate - Events

Improving The Economy While Cutting Expenses

Alaskan Impact: The U.S. is facing an extended recession, a debate over how deep to cut the budget, and a potentially structural unemployment. A Joint Economic Committee hearing will discuss what policies can be considered to restart America's economy.

10:00am AKDT

Joint Economic Committee Hearing

Topic: "Spend Less, Owe Less, Grow the Economy"

Off The Hill - Events

Alaskan Impact: As the amount of Arctic Sea ice dips, new opportunities present themselves.  But Senator Murkowski said today we are falling behind other Arctic nations when it comes to investment.

5:00am AKDT

The U.S. National Ice Center and the U.S. Arctic Research Commission 4th Symposium

Topic: "Impacts of an Ice - Diminishing arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations"


·         Sen. Lisa Murkowski (click here for speech)

·         Sen. Mark Begich

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