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What others say: Political ads show relentless focus on trivia rather than real issues

...the best voting record among the state's Congressional delegation. Rep. Don Young has missed nearly 15 percent of House votes in his decades of service - three times as many as Sen. Begich - but that didn't stop Americans for Prosperity awarding...
Health care budget fact check

...ago said was impossible: A strong bipartisan majority voted to defund Obamacare." - Statement after the Sept. 20 House vote.McCARTHY: "That's why today when we acted, it wasn't just a group of Republicans, but it was a bipartisan vote...
Democrats seek to turn stand on issues into votes

...start a "discharge petition" to try to force House Republican leaders to bring a Senate-passed immigration bill to a House vote.But Pelosi announced this week the Democrats' discharge effort will focus on a bid to raise the minimum wage instead...
Suicide awareness training bill nears House vote

JUNEAU - A proposal that would require Alaska teachers and school staff to undergo training for suicide awareness and prevention cleared the House Finance Committee on Thursday. Sen. Bettye Davis, D-Anchorage, is the sponsor of SB137. She said the goal of the measure is to help more people spot warning signs that may exist. Teachers, counselors and school staff in some cases know children better than anyone and are in a unique position to spot warning signs.
House votes down amendment to abolish primary elections

...affiliated with a party could vote the ballot of their choice unless the party's bylaws prohibit voting by non-members. A House vote on the primary election bill was scheduled for Thursday.
Alaska fisheries disaster money stripped as Sandy aid bill quietly rolls on

...storm. The Senate approved a $60.4 billion measure in the final days of the Congress that expired Jan. 3, and a House vote had been expected quickly. But House Speaker John Boehner unexpectedly postponed the vote in the final hours of the...
House vote is a great day for Alaska

It's a great day for America! Growing up in Alaska, I was taught that neighbors help neighbors. Now I live in a small town that holds improptu fundraising for families in need.
Congress should support health care reform

...Those who did not vote for the bill have one last opportunity to reconsider and support reform in the upcoming final House vote -- and they should do so. A vote for this bill will provide secure and stable coverage for Americans with insurance...
Young improves but still misses 15 percent

...than Young were Robert Erlich, a Republican who was campaigning to be governor of Maryland and missed 19 percent of House votes, and Gary Condit, a California Democrat hounded by the press because of his relationship with a Washington intern...
Murkowski sees ANWR dream slip away in 2001

...It's hard really to know,'' Negin said. ''We didn't think we were going to get killed that badly on the House vote.'' In an August coup for Alaska Rep. Don Young, the House overwhelmingly approved an energy bill that would boost...


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