Federal spending bill includes multiple provisions for Alaska
January 4, 2023
WASHINGTON — The $1.7 trillion federal spending package includes hundreds of millions of dollars in appropriations for projects specific to Alaska and enacts legislation that will directly affect the state.
“There is literally no part of our state that this legislation doesn’t benefit,” said Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee that helped negotiate the legislation.
Congress passed the bill on its last day of work Dec. 23, funding the government through September 2023. President Joe Biden signed the bill last Thursday.
The omnibus bill...