Mrs. Lisa Murkowski
Senator, United States Senate

Senator Lisa Murkowski is the first Alaskan born Senator to serve the State and only the sixth United States Senator from Alaska. Murkowski is a third generation Alaskan, born in Ketchikan and raised in towns across the state: Wrangell, Juneau, Fairbanks and Anchorage. Since joining the Senate in 2002, Senator Murkowski has already made many strides on issues facing Alaskans. As she advocates for legislation on the Senate floor, her passion for improving the state of health care, education, energy, Veteran’s affairs, and infrastructure development in Alaska is unquestionable.

Senator Murkowski is a leading expert on Arctic issues and is dedicated to helping America lead as an Arctic nation. She recognizes the Arctic is a national asset and a national priority, and continues to push for the U.S. to invest in the infrastructure and assets critical to a comprehensive strategy for the region. Murkowski supports those who call the Arctic home by addressing challenges such as national security, climate change, food security, and infrastructure needs.

Her efforts prompted an updated National Strategy for the Arctic Region and led every U.S. military service to release an Arctic strategy over the past three years. She helped establish and fund the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies, a new U.S. Department of Defense Regional Center based in Anchorage, Alaska. She also led the charge to convince the U.S. State Department to establish an Ambassador-at-Large for the Arctic.

Lisa is heavily engaged in international mediums dedicated to sustaining the Arctic as a zone of peace. She is the U.S. Representative for the Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, where she serves as Vice Chair, and participates in events held by the Arctic Council. In 2021, Murkowski was presented with the Icelandic Order of the Falcon in recognition of her efforts on Arctic diplomacy.

In the Senate, she serves on the Senate Committee on Appropriators, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and is the Vice Chair on Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. She previously served as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.