Latest Lisa Murkowski News

Lawmakers quick to unload FTX founder's contributions

Dec. 16, 2022 15:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A writer’s workshop in Alaska. Food banks in California. A charity that fights diabetes. Lawmakers who accepted piles of cash from onetime wunderkind Samuel Bankman-Fried now can’t move fast enough to offload their contributions from the disgraced crypto mogul...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Dec. 14, 2022 13:10 PM EST

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. December 12, 2022. Editorial: State should grow more of own teachers Pennsylvania has an urgent need to convince more high school students to return to classrooms as teachers. According to the U.S. Department of Education,...

Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins Senate passage

Nov. 30, 2022 09:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed bipartisan legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex marriages, an extraordinary sign of shifting national politics on the issue and a measure of relief for the hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples who have married since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision...

Senate set to vote on bill protecting same-sex marriages

Nov. 28, 2022 22:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to vote Tuesday on legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, putting Congress one step closer to passing the landmark bill and ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law. Senate Democrats are moving quickly, while...

Murkowski withstands another conservative GOP challenger

Nov. 25, 2022 13:56 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican, has twice withstood challenges from more conservative factions of her party; more than a decade ago, she mounted a historical write-in campaign to beat a tea party favorite, and this year she won reelection after inflaming the...

GOP's Lisa Murkowski wins reelection in Alaska Senate race

Nov. 23, 2022 23:01 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has won reelection, defeating Donald Trump-endorsed GOP rival Kelly Tshibaka. Murkowski beat Tshibaka in the Nov. 8 ranked choice election. The results were announced Wednesday, when elections officials tabulated the...

Republican Lisa Murkowski wins reelection to U.S. Senate from Alaska

Nov. 23, 2022 20:11 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Lisa Murkowski wins reelection to U.S. Senate from Alaska.

GOP's lackluster fundraising spurs post-election infighting

Nov. 21, 2022 12:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trailing badly in his Arizona Senate race as votes poured in, Republican Blake Masters went on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program and assigned blame to one person: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “You know what else is incompetent, Tucker? The...

Same-sex marriage legislation clears key Senate hurdle

Nov. 16, 2022 18:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages crossed a major Senate hurdle Wednesday, putting Congress on track to take the historic step of ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law. Twelve Republicans voted with all Democrats to move...

Florida's Scott takes on McConnell in bid for Senate leader

Nov. 15, 2022 19:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Rick Scott said Tuesday that he will mount a long-shot bid to unseat Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, opening the latest front in an intraparty battle between allies of McConnell and former President Donald Trump over the direction of the GOP following a...