Sen. Murkowski gets committee seats

Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska's newest U.S. senator, Lisa Murkowski, has been confirmed on four committees she will serve on.

Murkowski will serve on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Veterans Affairs Committee and the Indian Affairs Committee.

Murkowski was confirmed Tuesday. Earlier, she was escorted to the front f the Senate chamber by Alaska's senior senator, Ted Stevens, and her father, Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski -- where she repeated the oath administered by Vice President Dick Cheney.

Lisa Murkowski said she will focus on several projects, including drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a natural gas pipeline and large transportation projects coming up for consideration this session.



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