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Channel 2 NewsAlaska's U.S. senators say they oppose an executive order that would give members of Congress a pay raise. Senator Mark Begich said on his Facebook page that the American people don't get an automatic pay raise, and neither should members of Congress....
Tags: U.S. Congress, Mark Begich, Barack Obama
Channel 2 NewsAlaska's congressional delegation wants changes in federal plans to put observers on more commercial halibut fishing boats. The observer program has been around since 1990 for large catcher and catcher-processor vessels in Bering Sea and Gulf of...
Channel 2 NewsGov. Sean Parnell took a major step toward making a proposed North Slope natural gas liquefaction plant a reality Friday, announcing a $355 million package to support its construction as well as an utility and a private-sector natural gas distribution...
Channel 2 NewsThe U.S. Department of Energy released a new report Thursday looking at how U.S. liquefied natural gas is exported, which is being hailed by Alaska's U.S. senators -- although Alaska wasn't included in it. The study's authors say they didn't include LNG...
Channel 2 NewsAlaska's U.S. senators spoke up Wednesday on continuing negotiations between the White House and Republican House leaders to avert a "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, set to take effect Jan. 1 if the two sides don't make a deal this...
Tags: Fiscal Cliff, Mark Begich, U.S. Senate
Channel 2 NewsThe U.S. House passed a conference version Thursday of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013, containing a number of amendments affecting Alaska’s military forces made by the state’s congressional delegation. Rep. Don...
Channel 2 NewsThe Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act Tuesday with a number of amendments affecting Alaska, including a one-year delay in the planned transfer of an F-16 fighter squadron from Eielson Air Force in Fairbanks to Anchorage. Sen. Lisa...
Channel 2 NewsThe U.S. Senate has passed a defense funding bill one day after the House did so, sending several provisions that affect Alaska’s military forces to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich’s...
Channel 2 NewsFormer North Slope Borough Mayor Edward Itta was appointed by President Obama to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission Tuesday, drawing praise from Alaska’s U.S. senators for his continued service to the Last Frontier. Itta is a member and former...
Channel 2 NewsAlaska’s D.C. Delegation, including Rep. Don Young and Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski, has voiced their concerns again over the proposal to move the F-16 squadron from Fairbanks to Anchorage with a letter to the Air Force’s top brass...
Channel 2 NewsAfter the mishandled trial of former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, the U.S. Senate is trying to decide if it should change the rules for how federal prosecutors handle evidence. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) argued, Wednesday, for reform before the Senate...
Channel 2 NewsAlaska's U.S. senators are taking yet another approach in their efforts to ground an Air Force plan to move an F-16 fighter squadronfrom Fairbanks to Anchorage. Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski have written a letter (PDF) requesting that no money...
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