Murkowski Morning Meeting June 12, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
U.S. Senate Events
Justice Department Questioned on White House Leaks – Who Told What to Whom?
Alaskan Impact: No stranger to criticism in Alaska, Attorney General Eric Holder faced questions on recent leaks of classified information that put Americans world-wide at risk. DOJ has appointed two attorneys to investigate the leaks, and today members of the Senate Judiciary Committee stressed the need for an independent investigation.
Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
Topic: “DOJ Oversight”
- Attorney General Eric Holder
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): Attorney General, how seriously do you take these leaks?
Watch the entire hearing online: http://bit.ly/LhDLxB
House of Representatives Events
House is not in session – constituent work week.
Off the Hill Events
Alaska’s Arctic Opportunities
Alaskan Impact: Alaska’s resource potential continues to draw a larger share of the Washington, DC spotlight. Today the Brookings Institute’s Energy Security Initiative takes up the Arctic region’s promising future in energy development. The discussion will center on the start of an 18-month research project on the challenges and opportunities of Arctic development.
Brookings Institution Energy Security Initiative
Topic: “Arctic Energy and Resource Development”
- Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Joe Balash
- Jim Ayres, president of Alaska Strategies
- Steve Phelps, manager of Exploration and Appraisal at Shell Alaska
- Julie Kitka, president of the Alaska Federation of Natives
- Mead Treadwell, Lt. Governor – Alaska
Watch the event online LIVE: http://bit.ly/KlrzhI