Lisa Murkowski

Jun 25, 2019

America’s Energy, Tech and Defense Future Needs Mining

As the recent trade war with China has escalated, Beijing has implied that it may retaliate by withholding rare earth minerals. Such a strategic vulnerability – and America’s alarmingly high reliance on imported minerals and metals – is now in the spotlight for all the world to see.

In this April 18, 2013 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., center, and other members of immigration reform's bipartisan "Gang of Heat," appear at a Capitol Hill news conference in Washington. Passage of the landmark immigration bill won't be simple. Presidential ambitions alone will see to that, as Rubio, for one, attempts a political straddle while other potential GOP presidential candidates firmly oppose the measure. Rubio, who helped negotiate the bipartisan bill, has recently called for changes as he tries to keep faith with tea party supporters and other conservatives who will vote in the 2016 primaries and caucuses. Speaking at left is Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
Jun 21, 2013

Senate immigration bill boosted by border deal

Supporters of bipartisan immigration legislation smoothed the way Friday for likely Senate passage of their handiwork, overcoming last-minute disagreements at the bill's controversial core and tacking on other items certain to build support.