Toomey, Manchin mull gun-bill compromise to lure support

Toomey, Manchin mull gun-bill compromise to lure support

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Backers of a bipartisan plan to expand U.S. gun-sale background checks mulled changing their compromise measure to win Senate votes, two news outlets reported.
Senate confirms Jewell as interior chief

Senate confirms Jewell as interior chief

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate confirmed outdoor retailer REI chief Sally Jewell as interior secretary, overcoming threats by some Republicans to hold up her nomination.
Rep. Salmon: Son gay but marriage straight

Rep. Salmon: Son gay but marriage straight

PHOENIX, April 2 (UPI) -- Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., said his son's homosexuality had not led him to change his view that marriage should only be between a man and a woman.

Flake: GOP gay marriage support inevitable

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- A Republican U.S. presidential nominee will back same-sex marriage sooner or later and will get party support, says a senator widely seen as a rising GOP star.
Interior nominee approved by comittee

Interior nominee approved by comittee

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate committee Thursday gave its approval to President Obama's nomination of Sally Jewell to be Secretary of the Interior.

API welcomes state oil revenue plan

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. energy industry expects revenue for oil and natural gas operations to contribute to an economic renaissance, the American Petroleum Institute said.

Sally Jewell questioned on land use

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, at a hearing for a new Interior chief, said U.S. land isn't just for recreation but for "paychecks" for energy and mining industries.

Murkowski wants balance from Energy chief

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who rolled out a 121-page energy plan last month, said she was concerned about the lack of balance in U.S. energy policy.
Shell suspends drilling in Alaska's arctic

Shell suspends drilling in Alaska's arctic

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Royal Dutch Shell PLC put its exploratory-well drilling off Alaska on ice after several costly accidents but said it was committed to arctic drilling.

Check Atlantic OCS potential, API says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- It would be "irresponsible" for Washington not to take a close look at the reserve potential on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf, said trade group API.
GOP calls for changes in U.S. rules

GOP calls for changes in U.S. rules

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The Republicans used their weekly radio address to call for a roll-back of government regulations in the U.S. energy industry.

Support grows for U.S. LNG exports

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. government needs to embrace a policy that prioritizes domestic energy resources like gas as an economic driver, the American Chemistry Council said.

Murkowski's energy blueprint stirs debate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A proposal from U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, drew fire from environmentalists but earned praise for its economic initiatives from the energy sector.
Class divide in 'no budget, no pay?'

Class divide in 'no budget, no pay?'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Some members of the U.S. Senate said the "no budget, no pay" provision in the debt ceiling bill would cause them hardship if the blow the budget deadline.

Alaska senator welcomes gas pipeline nod

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said building a natural gas pipeline through the Denali National Park is a low-risk option for the state.
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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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