Lisa (Lisa) A. Murkowski (R)
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Capitol: 202.224.6665
FAX: 202.224.5301
District: 907.586.7277
District FAX: 877.857.0322
Room 522 HSOB- Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-0203

Residence: Anchorage, AK
Elected: 2002    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Verne Martell   DOB: 5/22/1957
Committee Assignments
ChairmanCongressional Hazards Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Oceans Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Study Group on Japan
FC MemberCommon Sense Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Wild Salmon
FC MemberSenate Women's Caucus on Burma
FC MemberSenate Cancer Coalition
FC MemberSenate Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nanotechnology Caucus
FC MemberSenate Cultural Caucus
FC MemberSenate Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (Senate)
FC MemberSenate Military Family Caucus
FC MemberSenate Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberSenate Task Force on Responsible Fatherhood
FC MemberSenate Caucus on Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberSenate Rural Education Caucus
FC MemberSenate Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberSenate Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberSenate Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberSenate Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberSenate Army Caucus
FC MemberSenate General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberSenate Western Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
FC MemberSenate Rural Health Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus


Senator Lisa Murkowski is the first Alaskan-born Senator and only the sixth United States Senator to serve the state. The state's senior Senator, Lisa 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 been a strong advocate for Alaska on the important issues facing the state, including energy, health care, education, military/veterans' affairs and infrastructure development.

Only the 32nd female to serve in the United States Senate since its founding in 1789, Senator Murkowski has assumed leadership roles quickly. She is the Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and also serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, where she is the Chairman of the Interior and Environment Subcommittee. Senator Murkowski is a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - the first Alaskan to serve on that panel - and also is a senior member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

She earned a B.A. in economics from Georgetown University in 1980 and a law degree from Willamette University in 1985. Prior to her appointment to the United States Senate, Senator Murkowski practiced commercial law in Anchorage and was elected to three terms in the Alaska State House of Representatives. She was elected to a full six-year U.S. Senate term in 2004, and was re-elected in 2010 in a historic write-in campaign, the first successful write-in effort to the Senate since 1954.

Senator Murkowski is married to Verne Martell and they have two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family in the Alaska outdoors.

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