U.S. Sen. Mark Begich shows the two pages of appointments prepared by his staff for his one visit to Juneau on Tuesday. He spoke to the Juneau Rotary Club during a luncheon at the Baranof Hotel.
Sen. Mark Begich defended the federal stimulus bill, a controversial vote he cast 30 days into his term of office, but one he said is helping Alaska.
"Alaska is reaping the benefits more than any other state," he said.
Begich, who took office in 2008, told Juneau Rotary members Tuesday that how to deal with the economic crisis was the first big decision he faced as a senator.
JUNEAU -- U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is recommending that the Coast Guard convey the decommissioned cutter Storis for use as a maritime museum in Juneau.
KINY-AM reports the Alaska Democrat sent the commandant of the Coast Guard a letter seeking conveyance of the vessel.
Without direction from Congress, conveyances are handled by the General Services Administration. The senator says the nonprofit Storis Museum organization fears that the agency may scrap the vessel or sell it to a foreign nation or another buyer.
The vessel after service in the North Atlantic during World ...
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich released the following statement commenting on the results of the 2010 general election: “I believe voters want their elected officials, both in Alaska and in Washington, D.C., to look beyond political labels and focus on what’s important to Alaskans: getting our economy back on track, creating jobs, improving schools, and reducing energy costs. I’m talking to my Senate colleagues this week about doing exactly that and am eager to get back to work when the Senate reconvenes next week. “I’ve always said that despite our different ...