September 10, 1997

UA President Testifies on Sen. Murkowski's Bill

September 10, 1997  NR 16-1997

Dr. Jerome B. Komisar, president of the University of Alaska, will testify tomorrow in Washington, D. C., at a hearing on Senate Bill 660, the legislation proposed by Alaska Sen. Frank Murkowski to grant federal public lands to the university.

The hearing is being held by the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which is chaired by Sen. Murkowski. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, in Room SD-366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

The text of Dr. Komisar's brief oral testimony is attached.
The oral testimony as well as the text of a longer statement that was submitted to the committee, are available on the public affairs Web page:

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Bob Miller, 907-474-7272