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Daines Snaps His Way Through Alaska

Daines, right, documented the field hearing in Alaska with Murkowski and others on Snapchat.
Daines, right, documented the field hearing in Alaska with Murkowski and others on Snapchat.

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., has HOH covered with intel on what members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee are doing in Alaska.  

On Monday, the committee held a field hearing on energy technology innovation, deployment and opportunities for Alaska’s energy future. On the way to the hearing in Bethel, Alaska, Daines showed Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.; Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.l; Angus King, I-Maine and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz via Snapchat. Moniz testified at the hearing.  

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Daines showed the five senators jammed into a car in Bethel and then listening to people speak Yupik, the native language. The group drove down the ice on a frozen river to get to Oscarville, Alaska, followed by a motorcade.  

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker spoke to a roomful of schoolchildren, according to the snap, then the senators were entertained with a native dance and posters made by the children.  

Daines zoomed in on the “trout croakies” around Moniz’s neck and captioning in a frame of his snap, “You know you’re in Alaska when …”  

The group participated in the field hearing, which Daines showed a frame of, and left from there for Anchorage.  

The senator also snapped his trip to the Republican retreat in January. Follow along with him at the username “SteveDaines.”


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