In this Feb. 26, 2018 photo, U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, gives a thumbs up while speaking about the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling during his annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

In this Feb. 26, 2018 photo, U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, gives a thumbs up while speaking about the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling during his annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Here’s when Alaska’s U.S. senators will be at the Capitol

Tentative dates set for Murkowski, Sullivan speeches in Juneau.

Tentative dates have been set for Alaska’s two U.S. senators to address state lawmakers in Juneau.

The state Senate on Friday accepted a request by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski to address a joint session on Feb. 19 and by U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan to address a joint session on Feb. 21.

The requests still must be accepted by the state House.

The House lacks an organized majority, limiting the business it can take up until a majority forms. But the House found a workaround to accept a request by Gov. Mike Dunleavy last month to give his State of the State speech.

Alaska’s U.S. senators traditionally address the Legislature to provide an update on their work in Washington, D.C.


• This is an Associated Press report.


In this Feb. 22, 2018 photo, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, arrives for her annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

In this Feb. 22, 2018 photo, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, arrives for her annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

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