Sen. Begich Video & Audio: Leon Panetta Nomination & Tourism
Sen. Begich Video & Audio:
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Sen. Begich addresses the nomination of CIA Director Leon Panetta to be Secretary of Defense and what it means for Alaska: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtzM1cC1U7Q&feature=player_embedded
- What will Director Panetta bring to the Department of Defense?
- What tough questions about Afghanistan will Director Panetta and the Department of Defense have to answer?
- Is Director Panetta familiar with the 8(a) program?
- Have you talked with Director Panetta about missile defense at Fort Greely?
Sen. Begich welcomes tourism season in a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlewAxWLO7I
His comments include:
- A message for the 40 thousand Alaskans who work in the Alaska tourism industry.
- Efforts the U.S. Senate has taken to promote tourism recently (the Travel Promotion Act & the formation of the new Senate Tourism Caucus).
- Senator Begich convened a meeting of tourism CEO's to discuss efforts to grow and market the industry domestically and internationally.
- What the future of tourism in Alaska looks like.