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Offshore Revenue Sharing Gets Push in U.S. Senate -- Murkowski Morning Meeting, 3/20/2013


Senators Murkowski and Landrieu Unveil “FAIR Act”

PHOTO: Office of Senator Lisa Murkowski

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

U.S. Senate Events 

Revenue Sharing Means Justice and Jobs

Alaskan Impact: Onshore energy-producing states keep 50 percent of royalties, rents and bonus bids; offshore energy-producing states receive virtually nothing.  Today, Senator Murkowski joined her colleague Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to introduce the Fixing America’s Inequities with Revenues (FAIR) Act – to ensure all energy producing states receive a fair share of the revenues they help produce.  The bill would authorize 37.5 percent of revenues for all offshore energy producing states, regardless the type of energy produced.

U.S. House Events

Improving the VA for Veterans

Alaskan Impact: New concerns over the building backlog for Veterans Affairs benefits have people nationwide calling for change.  Here at home, the announcement of a new VA director has Senator Murkowski optimistic Alaska can build on positive momentum of recent years in the areas of accessibility, cultural understanding and responsiveness for the state’s veterans.  Today, the House examined how to make VA system work for the rest of the country.

6:00am AKDT

House Veterans' Affairs Committee Hearing

Topic: "Focusing on People: A Review of VA's Plans for Employee Training, Accountability, and Workload Management to Improve Disability Claims Processing."

Testimony from:

  • VA Undersecretary for Benefits Allison Hickey
  • Diana Rubens, Deputy Undersecretary for Field Preparations in the Veterans Benefits Administration

Watch the entire hearing online: veterans.house.gov

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