Senator Murkowski gains seat on Appropriations Committee

Senator Lisa Murkowski has secured a seat on the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. Her office announced the appointment today. In order to take the slot on Appropriations, she’s giving up membership on the Foreign Relations Committee. But she’ll retain her spot as the ranking Republican on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and she’ll stay on the Indian Affairs Committee and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Murkowski says she pursued being on Appropriations in part to push for funding projects that can benefit Alaska, from basic infrastructure like roads to hospitals.

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington, DC

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