Murkowski Delivers Congressionally Directed Spending for 130+ Alaska Projects

2023-01-09 21:31:01 By : Ms. Miley Yuan

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, today announced that she secured close to $500 million in Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2023. The funding will benefit over 130 community-driven projects in Alaska.

Through this process, Murkowski delivered significant investments for workforce development, fisheries, public safety, higher education, infrastructure, protection from natural disasters, wildfire mitigation, water and wastewater, the Alaska gasline project, outdoor recreation, contaminated lands cleanup, legacy well cleanup, mental and behavioral health, public health, military construction, defense, and more. PE500 Sheet

Murkowski Delivers Congressionally Directed Spending for 130+ Alaska Projects

After the Senate’s bipartisan passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, Murkowski released the following statement:

“Leaders from across Alaska have come to me requesting help on needs and priorities for their communities. I have listened to their requests, and I’m proud to deliver significant assistance in the form of direct, targeted funding to projects throughout our state.

“This year’s CDS process will benefit dozens and dozens of communities and nearly every sector in our state—from health and public safety to fisheries and workforce development and much, much more.

“Alaskans have shared their anxieties on the workforce, housing, and food security. I’m particularly pleased with the funding we secured to help address those challenges, which will make our communities safer and our economies stronger. Other projects will strengthen Alaska on so many fronts—from climate resilience to wildfire protection, cleaner water, and a higher quality of life for our military members and their families.

“I thank the Alaskans who identified these needs, and then worked closely with me and my team to bring this funding to our state. Together, we are creating a brighter future for the beautiful place we call home.”

The CDS process, which resumed in FY 2022, allows Alaskans to identify and receive federal assistance for needs in the state. It helps restore Congress’ Constitutional power of the purse, accounts for no more than one percent of federal discretionary spending, and does not increase overall spending levels. Without this process, many of the dollars now headed for Alaska would go to other states based on decisions made by federal departments and agencies. 

Murkowski secured the following CDS projects for Alaska in the FY 2023 omnibus: 

Congressionally Directed Spending Allocations for Alaska

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Financial Services and General Government

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies 

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

510 L Street Suite 600 Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: (907) 271-3735 Fax: (877) 857-0322

800 Glacier Ave Suite 101 Juneau, AK 99801 Phone: (907) 586-7277 Fax: (877) 857-0322

851 E. Westpoint Drive Suite 307 Wasilla, AK 99654 Phone: (907) 376-7665 Fax: (877) 857-0322

44539 Sterling Highway Suite 203 Soldotna, Alaska 99669 Phone: (907) 262-4220 Fax: (877) 857-0322

1900 First Avenue Suite 225 Ketchikan, AK 99901 Phone: (907) 225-6880 Fax: (877) 857-0322

Murkowski Delivers Congressionally Directed Spending for 130+ Alaska Projects

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