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 National    July 24, 2014

VA health legislation fails to pass

U.S. Senator Mark Begich expressed frustration that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) is still recovering from years of flat funding, during which the United States engaged in two wars that resulted in 1.4 million additional veterans, and...

 By Fern Greenbank    National    July 3, 2014

Sen. Begich swings into Seward

At the largest gathering for a political candidate in Seward so far this season, Sen. Mark Begich (D) provided a speed version of his campaign strategy as he makes his way through a whirlwind tour of...

 By Heidi Zemach    National    February 21, 2013

VAWA passes U.S. Senate, tribal provisions disputed

The Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill that passed in the U.S. Senate last week on a bipartisan basis, 78-22, is receiving harsh criticism from some Western Alaska Native tribal leaders...

 National    August 9, 2012

Comprehensive veterans bill passes house

A comprehensive bill to improve veterans’ health care, housing, education, and care for homeless veterans, including a provision sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mark Begich to waive telehealth co-payments, passed the Senate July 24 and is on its way to the...

 National    August 9, 2012

Murkowski pushes for more rural doctors

Sen. Lisa Murkowski urged Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius on July 25 to enforce existing law on rural medical training — and create an environment that will boost rural medicine nationwide. Last month The...

 National    August 9, 2012

House reauthorizes Marine Debris Act

Alaskan Congressman Don Young spoke on the House floor Aug. 1 in support of H.R. 1171, the Marine Debris Act Amendments of 2012, a bipartisan bill that ultimately passed the House by voice vote. The legislation will appropriate $4.9 million annually...