Murkowski wants to sneak through Law of the Sea Treaty in lame duck session this fall

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) says she’s hopeful that the Law of the Sea Treaty will pass Congress in the lame-duck session after the election, despite the fierce opposition of some conservatives.

Murkowski told The Associated Press the sea treaty will have better prospects in the Senate when the fall campaign is over. The global maritime pact would establish de facto rules for the nation’s oceans, and business interests say it will create opportunities for offshore drilling.

“This is a treaty that I believe very strongly will contribute not only to our national security, but will allow us a level of certainly in accessing our resources in the north,” Murkowski said.

Murkowski and Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) both support the treaty, and Murkowski has championed several other efforts to tap the state’s natural resources. The untapped deepwater oil and natural gas off Alaska’s coast could be a significant economic boon for The Last Frontier and the entire nation, she and many of her Republican colleagues argue.

“I don’t want us, as an Arctic nation, to abandon those opportunities, and we would be doing that if we fail to ratify the Law of the Sea treaty,” Murkowski said.

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  • What a complete piece of fecal matter this garbage person is, any lawmakers that try to cram legislation through during the lame duck session should find out one thing. The republicans need to leave some folks in Washington so there ISN”T a lame duck session, i swear, most of our polititions should be endicted for breaking their oath to office.

  • RescueKyron

    She is greedy and dirty and dangerous to our country.

  • CSN

    She’s a Red Herring….Joe Miller is the True Nominee….all you have in Alaska is a Shill for the Globalist/Communist Agenda…..wish Murkowski would take a long walk on a short pier.

  • marineh2ominer

    Murkowski , just like Obamass , got her office by fraud and deceit , she is a RHINO and is in reality a DEMONRAT . All the REAL Americans , both republican and democrats need to keep har activites bottled up until we can overcome her fraud and deceit and get her out of there .

  • There’s quite a few RINOS in the senate who have to go this fall. There’s 20 sens that supported the UN ATT gun ban,and now this. Do some research to find out who these 20 RINOS are and vote them out!

  • 1_Eddie_1

    This is why Murkowski should have lost to Joe Miller.

  • northernlight

    Murkowski’s lame duck line up includes locking up 3.5 million acres of federal land as wilderness as her feather to the PEW Foundation and Dems. She gets back the Sealaska Lands Bill S 730 which gives away–sit down– billions of dollars of federal land and property to one Alaska Native Corporation. She plans to be chair of the Natural Resources Committee, but she does not deserve it since she ran as an independent.

  • bouboulina

    I translated parts of the Law of the Sea Treaty years ago & know that it’s a nasty holdover stratagem from the Cold War to give the [former?!] Soviet Union huge advantages & sideline the US. China is now poised to reap its benefits & rape those parts of the world it hasn’t devastated already. I wonder how long it will be for the shine to dim on the return RINO Murkowski is expecting for voting for something that brands her as a traitor to her party & the country she swore to serve & protect.

  • Delores109

    LISA MURKOWSKI, you were on a Committee with Senator John Kerry, who was trying to “sell” the Sea Treaty. This Treaty is not in the best interests of our nation. Senator John Kerry is USING you to push the Treaty. You must be RECALLED If you try to do so. He lied to the 111th Lame Duck Session of the Senate about the New Start Treaty and its Preamble in order get the Treaty ratified. Kerry was questioned closely by Senator Kyl about the wording of the Preamble, which gave away our right to a Missile Defense System. Senator Kerry who was presenting the New Start Treaty for ratification stated, “The Preamble is NOT legally binding to the Treaty.” Obama had signed the Treaty in Russia, and no documentation was presented to the Senate. Kyl did a write-up in the Congressional Record, the Treaty was ratified and sent to the Duma. The Duma in Russia was seen laughing on TV, stating that the Preamble WAS a part of the Treaty. Hillary Clinton also lied about the Preamble. She said to a Senate Committee, “Of course, the Preamble is not a part of the Treaty.” Obama, everything always point to another ACT OF TREASON on your part. It was the Missile Defense System that you were speaking about to the leader of Russia on an open-microphone. This Sea Treaty MUST be stopped from being shoved through the Lame Duck Session.
    Delores Smith
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