Murkowski retains place on four key committees

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK, was sworn in for her fourth term as a U.S. Senator on Jan. 3, with her husband, Verne Martell, on hand as Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office.

The senator retain her place on the Senate committees on Energy and Natural Resources, Appropriations, Indian Affairs, and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has jurisdiction over both the Energy and Interior departments, and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has jurisdiction on all federal policy that involves or impacts trust responsibilities, focusing on many concerns of Alaska’s 229 federally-recognized tribes.