Latest Lisa Murkowski News

Reports: Alaska's Murkowski has big cash lead over GOP rival

Jul. 15, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska ended the latest quarter with a big cash-on-hand advantage over Republican rival Kelly Tshibaka, according to fundraising reports released Thursday. Murkowski, a Republican who has not officially announced plans...

Murkowski camp teases fundraising ahead of deadline

Jul. 14, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Sen. Lisa Murkowski hasn't officially announced if she will run again next year, but her campaign released fundraising details Wednesday that an adviser says “strongly positions” the Alaska Republican for a reelection bid. Kevin Sweeney, a...

Climate activists hail Dem budget spending on clean energy

Jul. 14, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental groups hailed a sweeping $3.5 trillion domestic spending plan announced by Democrats, saying it would make “transformational investments” in clean energy and jobs and put the nation on a path to cut greenhouse emissions by at least 50% by 2030. The plan...

Alaska Native communities get grants to reduce energy costs

Jul. 14, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — More than 13 Indigenous communities, including seven in Alaska, will split $12 million for energy cost reduction efforts, officials announced.. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm announced the grants during a teleconference Tuesday....

Alaska GOP leaders endorse challenger to US Sen. Murkowski

Jul. 10, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The leaders of Alaska's Republican Party on Saturday endorsed a challenger to incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who has been one of the GOP's most outspoken critics of former President Donald Trump, the Anchorage Daily News reported. The...

GOP filibuster blocks Democrats' big voting rights bill

Jun. 22, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats' sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law suffered a major setback in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a filibuster wall of Republican opposition to what would be the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation. ...

Senate GOP hails new Interior deputy as 'voice of reason'

Jun. 17, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily confirmed former Obama administration official Tommy Beaudreau as deputy secretary at the Interior Department on Thursday, a rare bipartisan moment in an increasingly bitter fight over President Joe Biden's policies on energy production and climate...

Bipartisan infrastructure group swells to 21 senators

Jun. 16, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan senators’ group working on a $1 trillion infrastructure compromise more than doubled in size to 21 members Wednesday, a key threshold that gives momentum to their effort as President Joe Biden returns from overseas at a pivotal time for his big legislative...

Senators press Interior Secretary Haaland on oil lease pause

Jun. 16, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both Republican and Democratic senators pressed Interior Secretary Deb Haaland for answers Wednesday after a federal court blocked the Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters. In a sharply worded ruling...

Senate Democrats press ahead on voting bill despite dim odds

Jun. 16, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats pledged to forge ahead with a likely doomed vote on their sprawling elections and voting bill next week, even as it faces universal opposition from Republicans, as well as from a key senator in their own party. Democrats have made the...