Enrolled SR 2: Expressing support for federal legislation establishing a United States Department of Defense regional center for security studies in the state.
00Enrolled SR 2 01 Expressing support for federal legislation establishing a United States Department of Defense 02 regional center for security studies in the state. 03 _______________ 04 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE: 05 WHEREAS the United States military recognized the strategic significance of the 06 Arctic at the 2019 Alaskan Command Arctic Symposium held at the University of Alaska 07 Fairbanks; and 08 WHEREAS, as this state is the only Arctic state in the United States and the only 09 reason the United States is an Arctic nation, it would be wise for the United States to increase 10 its focus on the North; and 11 WHEREAS the bill currently designated as S. 2707 in the United States Senate would 12 establish a United States Department of Defense regional center for security studies in the 13 state; and 14 WHEREAS S. 2707 would name the regional center for security studies the "Ted 15 Stevens Arctic Center for Security Studies"; 16 BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska Senate supports the passage of S. 2707. 17 COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President
01 of the United States; the Honorable Mark Esper, United States Secretary of Defense; and the 02 Honorable Lisa Murkowski and the Honorable Dan Sullivan, U.S. Senators, and the 03 Honorable Don Young, U.S. Representative, members of the Alaska delegation in Congress.