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Alaska’s senior U.S. senator touted a wide-ranging series of items affecting the Last Frontier Thursday, after the Senate’s passage of several spending bills containing funds for Alaska and the Arctic.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski hailed the wide bipartisan margin by which the bill passed, 92 to 6, as a major achievement. Wednesday’s measure includes funding for the departments of Interior, Agriculture, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and financial services appropriations.
“Yesterday afternoon was a pretty good day, I think, a great day in the Senate,” Murkowski told reporters Thursday. “When you look at those agencies every one of them really impacts the lives of Alaskans.”