Tshibaka hits Biden & Murkowski for policies harming housing construction


Tshibaka with Seward Public Works Director Doug Schoessler at the mouth of Lowell Creek


Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka discussed housing construction in a visit to Seward on Friday, highlighting the devastating impact President Joe Biden’s policies have had on Alaska. As she discussed housing needs with Seward officials, Tshibaka noted that Biden has caused inflation, exacerbated supply chain problems, and limited access to timber, all while being enabled by Sen. Lisa Murkowski. “Lumber prices are back up again, which makes any kind of construction extremely expensive and difficult, and it’s partly due to supply chain problems,” Tshibaka said. “Add that to the increased price of fuel, which affects everything, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster for a place like Seward, which needs to build housing for people.” Related to timber production, Biden is attacking Alaska’s resources economy again by sealing off the Tongass National Forest with the so-called “roadless rule.” The rule will stifle tourism and prevent access to the forest to produce lumber. Biden’s Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, is leading the administration’s charge on this damaging plan. In another act of enabling Biden’s anti-Alaska policies, Murkowski voted to confirm Vilsack’s nomination to his job. “You can’t say that you’re looking out for the interests of Alaskans and then vote to confirm Biden’s cabinet secretaries who are bent on turning our state into a national park for the rest of the country,” Tshibaka said. “At some point, you have to stick up for us instead of groveling for approval from the Washington, D.C. insiders. When it comes to policies that harm Alaska, Murkowski has been Biden’s Chief Enabling Officer.” In addition to voting to confirm Vilsack, Murkowski also cast the deciding vote in committee to advance the nomination of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, who has led Biden’s energy-annihilating agenda. In 2011, Murkowski also voted to confirm the federal judge who has blocked both the job-producing Willow oil and gas project and the life-saving King Cove Road in the Aleutians. “We need a U.S. Senator who will represent Alaska to Washington, D.C., not represent Washington insiders to Alaska,” Tshibaka said. “I’m running for the Senate to be a voice for the people at home.” ###