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Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Republican, Alaska
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Office Phone: 202-225-3161
Committees:
Indian Affairs
Appropriations
Energy and Natural Resources
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
14.9% of children are in poverty
15.2% of children under 6 are in poverty
6.6% of children are in extreme poverty
13.4% are food insecure
9.6% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Murkowski on Child Poverty

  • voted for H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • Murkowski on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted for H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted against H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • co-sponsored S.428, the ACE Kids Act, which would authorize states to provide coordinated care to children with complex medical conditions through enhanced pediatric health homes.

  • co-sponsored S.783, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, which would provides for the identification of areas of need with respect to maternity care health professionals.

  • co-sponsored S.1112, the Maternal Health Accountability Act, which would support states in improving outcomes for mothers during pregnancy.

  • co-sponsored S.1827, the KIDS Act, which would extend CHIP funding for five years.

  • co-sponsored S.1835, the Lower Premiums Through Reinsurance Act, which would support states in creating individual health care reinsurance programs.

  • co-sponsored S.2055, the YOUTH Act, which would improve access to medication-assisted treatment for adolescents and young adults being treated for drug abuse.

  • co-sponsored S.2415, the Accelerating Kids’ Access to Care Act, which would streamline the process for children with complex medical needs seeking medical care across state lines through Medicaid or CHIP.

  • co-sponsored S.3388, the Ensuring Coverage for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, which would amend health laws to ban discrimination based on pre-existing conditions in the event that a similar provision in the Affordable Care Act is nullified.

  • Murkowski on Child Welfare

  • co-sponsored S.611, the Homeless Children and Youth Act, which would amend the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to meet the needs of homeless children, youth, and families.

  • co-sponsored S.1091, the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, which would establish a federal task force to support grandparents raising grandchildren.

  • Murkowski on Youth Justice

  • voted for the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • Murkowski on Gun Violence Prevention

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Guns. To learn more visit www.murkowski.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-3161.

    Murkowski on Housing

  • co-sponsored S.548, the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, which would increases state credit allocations and make several adjustments to the low-income housing tax credit.

  • co-sponsored S.3231, the Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act, which would establish a task force to study the impact that a lack of affordable housing has on life and life outcomes for people in the United States.

  • Murkowski on Nutrition

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Nutrition. To learn more visit www.murkowski.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-3161.

    Murkowski on Early Childhood Development

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Early Childhood. To learn more visit www.murkowski.senate.gov or call this member’s office at 202-225-3161.

    Murkowski on Education

  • voted against the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted for H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.2495, the STOP School Violence Act, which would reauthorize a grant program for school security to train local law enforcement, school personnel, and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for violent threats at school.

  • co-sponsored S.2513, the School Safety and Mental Health Services Improvement Act, which would provide for grants to schools for improved security measures, improved mental health training for school employees, and technical assistance for programs designed to improve mental health care for children.

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