Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski was able to tuck 65 medium-sized to small grants to Alaska communities and nonprofits in the 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act that President Joe Biden is expected to sign Tuesday, March 15.

Twelve annual appropriations bills for federal agencies were combined in the bill along with sevaeral billion dollars in military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine and other funds to strengthen NATO forces in Europe against Russian aggression. Also included is a pay raise for military personnel and Department of Defense civilian employees along with a boost in housing, and food allowances, and child care.



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