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Murkowski Morning Meeting, 11/15/2012 -- Petraeus to Testify

Petraeus to Testify on Libya Attack

Alaskan Impact: Like many Alaskans, Senator Murkowski has been outraged watching the inconsistent stories coming from the Obama administration surrounding the attack on our U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11/12.  What was originally called a grassroots uprising fueled by a YouTube video has now been traced to Al Qaeda in North Africa.  With threat levels rising in the days leading up to the event and reports that personnel were possibly discouraged from responding, the Senate Intelligence Committee will hear from former CIA Director General David Petraeus and the Director of National intelligence in a closed hearing.

10:30am AKDT

Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing – CLOSED

Topic: "Benghazi Terrorist Attack and Intelligence Security in Region"

Expected to testify:

  • General David Petraeus, Former Director of the CIA
  • Director of National Intelligence James Clapper

Off the Hill Events

The Path Ahead for Energy Policy in the U.S. Senate

Alaskan Impact: Senator Murkowski, ranking Republican on the Energy Committee, discussed America’s energy future with soon-to-be Energy Committee Chairman Senator Ron Wyden. Wyden joined Murkowski in Alaska in August, getting a first-hand look at the state’s broad range of energy opportunities. The Senators discussed the outlook for energy policy in the 113th Congress and their commitment to work together on the 80 percent of the issues where there’s bipartisan agreement, including revenue sharing, timber, hydropower and geothermal.

4:35am AKDT

CQ Roll Call Conference

Topic: "America’s Energy Future"

Senator Murkowski discusses America’s energy future with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)

Women Senators Making History

Women will hold 20 Senate seats in the 113th Congress after making historic gains in this year’s election – expanding on what has historically been a productive, bipartisan relationship. Today, Senator Murkowski continued working and collaborating with her current women Senate colleagues, as well as building a few new bridges with incoming Senators at the Senate Women Bipartisan Workshop.

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