Please join me and my staff this Sunday at 8:30am for a constituent coffee at New Sagaya. We look forward to seeing you in person to talk about legislative session and neighborhood concerns.
Campaign Finance Reform Passes House:
The House Majority Coalition developed and passed campaign finance reform legislation this week that will bring back campaign contribution limits after those limits were eliminated by political appointees on APOC. I offered a successful amendment to limit outside contribution to no more than 25% of a candidates total campaign contributions.
Violence Against Women:
The Tribal Affairs Committee of which I am a member is advancing legislation to address the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis. Yesterday. President Biden signed reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, and Senator Murkowski and Congressman Don Young included language in that bill empowering Alaska tribes to crack down on perpetrators of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Child Care Bill in House Finance:
The House Finance Committee is considering HB 149, a bill of mine to strengthen the child care sector. I'm working with child care advocates like thread, Alaskans for the Education of Young Children, and Growing Alaska Leaders on an amendment (which Rep. Josephson will offer) to authorize a child care trust fund, and an endowment that would provide a sustainable ongoing funding stream to expand the supply of childcare and make prices more affordable for parents. If you share my belief we must act to strengthen the child care sector, send me an email supporting HB 149 and a Child Care Trust Fund and we'll include it in the public record.
The House Labor & Commerce Committee is drafting four bills to ensure that Russia is not profiting off of Alaska investments. We will introduce the bills and hear them in committee soon.
Thanks to everyone who responded to our revenue survey: