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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During @SecAFOfficial  Barrett’s visit at @EielsonAFB_AK , , @SenDanSullivanSec . Barrett, & I spoke to various members of the 168thwing of the AK Air National Guard & @NORADCommandanker  support personnel about serving in Alaska, & to thank them for their commitment to service.

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Thank you to all the essential workers who continue to make a difference in their communities each day, and to the military service members for their service and supporting their fellow Americans during this difficult time.

Next Thursday, July 16th, the @CDCgov  and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry are hosting an online information session about Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure assessment in Moose Creek, Alaska near Eielson AFB.

Exposure to PFAS has been linked to a number of adverse side effects in humans. This informational session will help provide Alaskans w/ important info on their PFAS exposure levels & the steps being taken to document & understand PFAS exposure in the broader community

These conversations are important so we can better support the 168th Wing’s dynamic response capabilities in the Last Frontier, the Pacific theater, & the #Arctic  .

We also had a sneak peak of a new picture, featuring the city of Fairbanks’ name and a Nanook, which will be featured on the Boeing KC-135, the 168th Wing’s primary assigned aircraft.

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We were briefed on the F-35 operations & maintenance. I also checked in on the pilots & asked them how their families are settling in to their new community. As we care for our military and improve readiness, it’s imperative that we support the families who serve alongside them.

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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.

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