38 Facts About Lisa Murkowski

1. Lisa Murkowski walks with her husband Verne Martell and sons Nick and Matt Martell after voting on November 2, 2010 in Girdwood, Alaska.

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2. On October 6, 2018, Senator Lisa Murkowski stirred controversy when she cast her vote against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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3. Lisa Murkowski is a prestigious member of the Senate Oceans Caucus where she presently serves in her capacity as a co-chairperson, she belongs to the Senate Cultural Caucus as a member and has a membership of Afterschool Caucuses.

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4. Lisa Murkowski got into the American Senate by chance, when her dad Frank Murkowski, a then sitting senator got elected as a governor, he quickly brought his daughter on-board the Senate by appointing her to conclude his unfinished term as a senator in the USA.

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5. Lisa Murkowski joined calls today to reopen the rest of the federal government before the funding fight over the border wall is resolved, CNN reports.

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6. Lisa Murkowski is not the only Republican who is loathe to keep the shutdown going.

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7. Lisa Murkowski made her appeal for the now 19-day long shutdown to end.

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8. Lisa Murkowski said that with the government reopened, congress and President Trump can focus on carving out solutions to the President's "very legitimate concerns about border security" through the Homeland Security appropriations process.

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9. Lisa Murkowski called for an end to the government shutdown and a more focused approach to achieving progress on Pres.

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10. Lisa Murkowski says sheA¢A€A™s going to share her concerns about government funding impasse with Trump today.

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11. Lisa Murkowski saying out loud it's time to do something.

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12. In July 2007, Lisa Murkowski stated she would sell back land she bought from Anchorage businessman Bob Penney, a day after a Washington watchdog group filed a Senate ethics complaint against her, alleging that Penney sold the property well below market value.

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13. Lisa Murkowski has taken different positions on the so-called "nuclear option", under which the majority party can approve a nominee to the Supreme Court by a simple majority instead of allowing for the Senate's tradition of filibusters.

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14. Lisa Murkowski has cosponsored the bipartisan STATES Act proposed in the 115th US Congress by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Colorado Senator Cory Gardner that would exempt individuals or corporations in compliance with state cannabis laws from federal enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act.

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15. Lisa Murkowski has an A rating from the National Rifle Association for her support of gun rights.

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16. Lisa Murkowski introduced a bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency from limiting the amount of greenhouse gases that major industries can produce.

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17. Lisa Murkowski is currently the chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

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18. Lisa Murkowski became one of only three Republicans to vote with the Democrats in favor of repealing rule changes enacted by the Republican-controlled FCC.

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19. In 2007, Lisa Murkowski voted against the McCain-Kennedy proposal to offer amnesty to undocumented immigrants.

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20. On June 19, 2013, Lisa Murkowski announced her support of same-sex marriage, citing the encouragement of family values and Alaskans' favor of limiting government's power.

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21. Lisa Murkowski supported the repeal of don't ask, don't tell after consideration of the Department of Defense report.

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22. Lisa Murkowski voted for a federal constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in 2006.

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23. In 2004, Lisa Murkowski voted in favor of a federal constitutional amendment to define marriage to be between one man and one woman.

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24. In 2018, Lisa Murkowski voted with all other Republicans, except Susan Collins, against a resolution to repeal the "short-term health insurance plans" allowed by the Trump administration.

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25. Lisa Murkowski called for "a more open process" in writing a replacement bill.

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26. On July 27, 2017, Lisa Murkowski voted 'No' on the Health Care Freedom Act commonly referred to as the 'Skinny' repeal of the ACA.

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27. In 2017, Lisa Murkowski announced that she was opposed to repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement plan.

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28. Lisa Murkowski has stated numerous times that she would like to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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29. Lisa Murkowski opposed President Barack Obama's health reform legislation; she voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in December 2009, and she voted against the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

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30. Lisa Murkowski is an active member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and served as Vice Chairman of the Committee during the 110th Congress.

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31. On December 2, 2017, Lisa Murkowski voted for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, citing her desire for job growth and tax reduction.

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32. On March 30, 2017, Lisa Murkowski joined Susan Collins to break party lines voting with Democrats against a bill allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood.

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33. Lisa Murkowski emerged victorious after a two-week count of write-in ballots showed she had overtaken Miller.

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34. Lisa Murkowski faced the most difficult election of her career in the August 24, 2010, Republican Party primary election against Joe Miller, a former US magistrate judge supported by former Governor Sarah Palin.

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35. Lisa Murkowski was elected to a full six-year term against former Democratic Governor Tony Knowles in the 2004 election after winning a primary challenge by a large margin.

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36. Lisa Murkowski sat on the Alaska Commission on Post Secondary Education and chaired both the Labor and Commerce, and the Military and Veterans Affairs Committees.

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37. In 1998, Lisa Murkowski was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives.

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38. Lisa Murkowski was born in Ketchikan, Alaska, the daughter of Nancy Rena and Frank Murkowski.

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