Murkowski Morning Meeting, 10/1/2013
Like most Alaskans, Senator Murkowski has consistently opposed the Affordable Care Act. As unworkable and bad as she believes the bill is, she understands that a government shutdown means lost paychecks for gas, rent and grocery money for the thousands of Alaskans who work for the federal government. It also impacts vital services for our veterans, seniors, children and disabled – and creates a harmful ripple effect on the Alaskan economy. Last night, she shared her concerns about the lives and families impacted.
What We Suggest Alaskans Read
Given today’s uncertainty, the MMM team realizes that your interest in ‘What DC is Reading’ is not nearly as important as what the shutdown means to your day-to-day. We found a very useful, understandable Q and A here:
- USA Today – “66 Questions About the Government Shutdown”
What DC is Reading
·CNN – “Obamacare Debut Stymied by Glitches”
U.S. Senate Events
Sharing an Energy Coastline Border
Alaskan Impact: Alaskans understand what having another country next door means, and the considerations and collaborations that come with offshore development in waters that border Canada – and Russia. Today, Ranking Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski and the entire Energy Committee discussed a legal framework for developing oil and gas reservoirs that straddle the U.S.-Mexico maritime border in the Gulf of Mexico, and promoting dialogue on energy and security issues between the United States and Mexico.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing
Topic: "Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act."
- Carlos Pascual, International Energy Affairs, United States State Department
- Tammy Beudreau, Acting Assistant Interior Secretary for Land and Minerals Management
- Jacqueline Savitz, Vice President for U.S. Oceans at Oceana
- Erik Milito, American Petroleum Institute's Upstream and Industry Operations
Watch the entire hearing online:energy.senate.gov
Lessons Learned from the Navy Yard Shooting - Cancelled Due to Shutdown
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee Hearing
Topic: "The Navy Yard Tragedy: Examining Government Clearances and Background Checks
U.S. House Events
Keeping College in Reach as Tuition Increases – Cancelled Due to Shutdown
House Education and the Workforce Committee Hearing
Topic: "Keeping College Within Reach: Simplifying Federal Student Aid."
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Posted: October 3, 2013