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‘My State Needs Relief,’ Says Sen. Murkowski on COVID-19 Relief Package as Alaska Struggles From Actions Like Keystone Ban

Masooma Haq March 4, 2021 Alaska, American rescue plan, Congress, Politics, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, US Comments Off on ‘My State Needs Relief,’ Says Sen. Murkowski on COVID-19 Relief Package as Alaska Struggles From Actions Like Keystone Ban
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) told reporters Wednesday that her state “needs relief” when asked what was needed for her to support of Biden’s $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” that is headed to a vote in the Senate. “So, my whole point for COVID relief, whether it was the five packages that we moved through in 2020, or this one, is to make sure that it’s targeted, targeted to the need. And whether it is relief for your small businesses, your tourism sector that’s been just brought to its knees, these are the types of things that I’m looking at saying, so show me in this huge $1.9 trillion proposal, how this helps a state like Alaska,” Murkowski told reporters. The House of Representatives on Feb. 27 passed Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, with no Republican support and two Democrats voting against it. The package now moves to the Senate where Democrats and …

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