Mark believes we need to defend and strengthen the programs seniors rely on, especially Social Security and Medicare.
One of Mark's top priorities is making sure our schools provide Alaska’s children with the education necessary to compete in the global economy. Mark has not supported the No Child Left Behind education law because its one-size-fits-all model doesn’t work for Alaska.
From day one in the Senate, Mark has championed efforts to get a comprehensive energy bill which capitalizes on Alaska’s role as America’s energy storehouse.
Mark's top priority is growing Alaska’s economy by creating good jobs right now for Alaskans, and investing in critical basic facilities such as roads, bridges, airports and harbors.
Mark has been working across party lines to cut wasteful federal spending and has helped cut the deficit by 40 percent and $2.4 trillion.
With more than 76,000 veterans in Alaska—the most per capita in the nation—we must focus on the critical need for expanded veteran’s health care, job training and placement, mental health support and housing assistance.
Alaska’s economic success, culture, and traditions are rooted in rural Alaska. Mark has brought 11 Cabinet members to Alaska, with nearly all of them traveling to rural communities to see first-hand the opportunities and challenges of rural Alaska.