Debate ensues over U.S. oil revenue

Debate ensues over U.S. oil revenue

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) -- Alaska's Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she was disappointed the government is wary of legislation that would distribute oil production royalties to coastal states.

Perez nomination as labor secretary advances in Senate

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday voted 60-40 to end debate on the nomination of Thomas Perez, clearing the way for his confirmation as secretary of labor.
Paul, Cruz back Gillibrand military sex-assault revamp

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WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Two Tea Party Senate firebrands joined Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand in pressing to end U.S. military commanders' power to decide which sex assaults to prosecute.

Senate committee OKs ban on LGBT workplace discrimination

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate committee Wednesday voted in favor of a bill banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Senate wards off GOP filibuster on U.S. immigration reform bill

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WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Monday voted 67-27 to kill a Republican attempt to filibuster the immigration reform bill.

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WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- A series of bills passed by a Senate energy committee strikes the appropriate balance between energy and conservation, Sen. Lisa Murkowski said.
Murkowski endorses same-sex marriage

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 19 (UPI) -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, endorsed same-sex marriage, becoming the third Republican senator to do so.

U.S. oil, gas debate shifts north

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is called on to enact measures that would prohibit oil and gas exploration in an arctic reserve, U.S. House leaders said.

Debate stirs over Alaskan energy policies

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- Energy exploration conducted in an Alaskan reserve area decades ago left behind a legacy of contamination, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said.
Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

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The road to the 2016 general election is becoming more and more rocky as mounting numbers of members of the U.S. Congress announce their intentions to seek a life beyond Capitol Hill.
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Bipartisan praise heaped on energy chief Moniz

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will help position the United States as a world leader in terms of sustainable natural resources, President Obama said.

Policy woes cloud arctic energy potential

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- U.S. policymakers and those in the energy industry need a clear set of rules before they can start arctic exploration campaigns, lawmakers said.

U.S. oil efforts focus on Atlantic coast

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Potential oil and natural gas reserves off the coast of Virginia must be included in a comprehensive energy plan, the oil industry said.

Warm reception for U.S. hydropower

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- U.S. legislation under consideration for hydropower improvement is viewed favorably by federal energy regulators, FERC Energy Director Jeff Wright said.
U.S. Senate votes to kill gun control legislation

U.S. Senate votes to kill gun control legislation

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said Wednesday the Senate vote to kill a bill expanding gun sale background checks was "shameful," but it was "just round 1" of the fight.
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Lisa Murkowski
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) is questioned by reporters about fellow Alaskan senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 31, 2007. Last night federal agents raided Stevens' home in relation to a public corruption probe. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Lisa Ann Murkowski (born May 22, 1957) is the senior U.S. Senator from the State of Alaska and a member of the Republican Party. She was appointed to the Senate in 2002 by her father, Governor Frank Murkowski. After losing a Republican primary in 2010, she became the second person ever to win a U.S. Senate election through write-in votes.

Born in Ketchikan, Alaska, she is the daughter of former U.S. Senator and Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski. She graduated from Georgetown University and received her law degree from Willamette University College of Law. After working as an attorney in the 1980s and 1990s, she was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives in 1998. Shortly after being elected House Majority Leader in 2002, she was appointed to the United States Senate by her father.

Murkowski was re-elected to a full term in 2004. Her 2010 re-election grew turbulent when former magistrate judge Joe Miller defeated her in the Republican primary. Murkowski mounted a write-in campaign, winning the general election. The long-shot campaign made national headlines: the only other Senate candidate to win a write-in vote was Strom Thurmond in 1954. Murkowski, generally considered a moderate conservative, is the only current Republican Senator from any West Coast state.

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