Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Official Twitter account for U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski. Follow me for news and updates on what's happening in the Senate and across Alaska.

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The Southeast Alaska Regional Health ConsortiumLand Transfer Act will help @SEARHCTweets  improve patient care and assist them in delivering the best possible care for generations.

I thank my colleagues for advancing these bills to help improve access to care and support health infrastructure development.

Native Corporations still have not received any payments and may not receive payments until September – an unacceptable outcome for communities in need.

I recently introduced a bill w/ Sen. @MartinHeinrich  that extends the coverage of Coronavirus Relief Fund payments allocated under the CARES Act to tribal govts, allowing the relief funds to be used until December 2022, rather than the original deadline of the end of this year.

I joined my colleagues @SenToddYoung  & @SenatorBennet  on The RESTART Act, legislation to create a loan program to jump-start the hardest-hit businesses for the remainder of 2020 and provide loan forgiveness as a backstop against ongoing economic challenges.

Shortly, I will be speaking on the Senate floor to encourage colleagues to support the nomination of Mark Menezes to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of @ENERGY . Watch live here →

Important piece from @DunleavyGov , @Alaska_DHSS  Commissioner Crum & Alaska Chief Medical Officer@abzinkn  urging Alaskans to wear face masks to help reduce the spread of . #COVID19rotect  yourself, your loved ones, & those around you and . #MaskUpAlaska 


Soon, I’ll be speaking on the Senate floor on my decision to oppose the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Watch live here:

There is no excuse for the president’s spiteful comments –they were absolutely unacceptable and this needs to stop.

I continue to stress that there is no good reason for a shutdown. The reality is thousands of federal employees & contractors have no paycheck in sight, small businesses that rely on them are suffering & there’s no reason they should be held hostage to a political dispute.

Stop it! The Presidential platform should be used for more than bringing people down.

(1/5) I worked for a fair, honest, and transparent process, modeled after the Clinton trial, to provide ample time for both sides to present their cases, ask thoughtful questions, and determine whether we need more.

(5/5) I will not stand for nor support that effort. We have already degraded our institution for partisan political benefit, and I will not enable those who wish to pull down another. We are sadly at a low point of division in this country.

Here is my following statement on the healthcare bill:

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(2/5) The House chose to send articles of impeachment that are rushed and flawed. I carefully considered the need for additional witnesses and documents, to cure the shortcomings of its process, but ultimately decided that I will vote against considering motions to subpoena.