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.
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
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?
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
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.
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.
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