Reducing Pain at the Pump
Alaskan Impact: Fuel prices have doubled over the past 3 years and are now threaten America’s economic recovery. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today examined how the federal government can help consumers with gas prices. Sen. Murkowski believes it's imperative on Congress to explore every option to reduce the impacts high gas prices are having on American families and businesses by increasing domestic production
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing
Topic: “Gas prices: near-term and future outlook”
· Howard Gruenspecht, Energy Information Administration
· Daniel Yergin, chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates
· Frank Verrastro, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Senator Murkowski informs the committee of the high costs of gasoline in Juneau, Barrow, Kotzebue.
Watch the entire hearing online: http://bit.ly/GZ1MaQ
House of Representatives Events
Health Care Reform in the Hands of the Highest Court
Alaskan Impact: Yesterday, the Supreme Court wrapped up three days of oral arguments on the health care law. Today the House Ways and Means Committee continued the discussion on the constitutionality of the health care law and its individual and employer mandates.
House Ways and means Committee Hearing
Topic: “Individual and Employer Health Care Mandates”
· Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network
· Joseph Henchman, vice president for legal projects at the Tax Foundation
· Steven Bradbury, partner at Dechert LLP
Off the Hill Events
Alaskan Impact: In Alaska, domestic violence and sexual assault rates are two and a half times the national average. In rural Alaska, 3 out of 4 American Indian and Alaska Native women will be physically assaulted in her lifetime. Today, the Alaskan Delegation held a “Choose Respect” rally.
Choose Respect Rally
· Senator Murkowski
· Senator Begich
· Congressman Young