Articles written by Sen. Lisa Murkowski

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  • Murkowski: Bill honors unsung heroes of WWII

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski|Jul 1, 2016

    Editor’s note: This press statement was received on May 27, 2016. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has introduced S.2989, the Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act, in honor and appreciation of the Merchant Mariners who served during World War II. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) is a co-sponsor. “Merchant Mariners were instrumental during World War II, providing valuable support transporting troops and vast quantities of war material needed to fight and win that war,” said Sen. Murkowski. “Their dedication and vital s...

  • America must honor its Hmong "stealth heroes"

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski|Jul 1, 2013

    Editor’s note: This press statement was received on June 12, 2013. Senator Lisa Murkowski advocated today on behalf of the 6,900 living Hmong-American veterans who served in Vietnam under covert operations, testifying before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee in support of her legislation that would allow these veterans to be paid a final honor they earned: being laid to rest beside their brothers-in-arms in our national cemeteries. “Members of our Hmong community that fought under the CIA during Vietnam currently enjoy no rights as vet...

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