Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski was one of 18 Republican senators who voted with Democrats to approve a $1.7 trillion bill to fund the federal government for the next year. The legislation includes 7,200 earmarks costing over $15 billion, including $11 million for LGBTQ special interest activist groups across the nation.

Additionally, Fox News reported that the bill contains $200 million for a “Gender Equity and Equality Action Fund,” to promote “gender programs” in Pakistan, and $286 million in Title X funding that assists groups like Planned Parenthood for non-abortion related expenses.

The House passed the bill on Dec. 23, with nine Republicans joining Democrats in 225-221 vote.

A California-based transgender activist organization that aims to interject queer history into public education is set to receive $750,000 from the spending package. The TransLatin@ Coalition’s website says it aims to educate the non-transgender population about specific transgender issues.

“It is necessary that the larger population is aware of TGI cultural identity to root our existence in histories and create cis-trans solidarity,” the group maintains. “Transgender history and discourse must begin in schools and primary education to promote respect and acceptance from early ages.”

The spending bill also carves out nearly $5 million for LGBTQ community centers, $3 million for the American LGBTQ+ Museum and $477,000 for the Equity Institute in Rhode Island to indoctrinate teachers with antiracism trainings.

In nearly 4,200 pages, the omnibus bill encompasses more than $770 million for non-defense discretionary programs and nearly $860 for defense funding.

Alaska’s portion includes about $500 million for more than 130 nonprofit groups, Native corporations, local governments and other entities across the state. Most of the Alaska funding goes towards educational projects, childcare expansion, youth programs, healthcare organizations, law enforcement upgrades, homeless services, natural resource development and monitoring, domestic violence organizations, recreational expansion efforts, and local infrastructure and public works projects.

Murkowski’s website praised her work in helping pass the massive spending bill.

“I thank the Alaskans who identified these needs, and then worked closely with me and my team to bring this funding to our state,” she said. “Together, we are creating a brighter future for the beautiful place we call home.”

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Murkowski helps Dems pass spending bill that includes $11M for LGBTQ special interests

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Molly says:

    She remains an oath breaking traitor to our nation.

    • American Truth says:

      LGBTQ are people too, Molly.

      • Steve says:

        Sure they are but that doesn’t mean we should have to support their behavior. Why should tax payers have to build centers for their religion. The leftist would freak out if tax payers were to build a Christian or Jewish support center. Lisa is nothing more the a big scale grifter. I believe Lisa is part of cabal that intends to bankrupt this country financially and morally.

      • Lobo says:

        So are murderers.

      • Elizabeth Henry says:

        Yes – they are people just like us ——-so why the 11 million dollars? It is a crock of you know what.

  • Billy says:

    I am grateful for how effective they have been in getting funding for our great state, and funding that will save lives by teaching people about the history and value of lgbt people. Seeing the rampant transphobia in places like this highlights the need for education about the topic.

    • Lobo says:

      “Education on the topic” is easily found in the Holy Bible. .. Unless, one refuses to be “educated”.

    • Steve says:

      Billy you need to be educated as to were this funding comes from, it’s not the government. We are so deeply in debit to other country’s, and have strapped the next several generations with our government wastefully spending. Queers chose their own life style and it shouldn’t be at mine, or your expense. If there is such a large group that support Queerism then they should build these support centers from private donations.

      • Dog lick says:

        By that reasoning, churches should not be tax exempt. After all, religious people chose their own lifestyle.

    • FreedomAK says:

      “The TransLatin@ Coalition’s website says it aims to educate the non-transgender population about specific transgender issues.” Soooo…instead of providing pertinent information relevant to their political position and allowing people to draw their own conclusions, they seek to “educate” us? Those are two entirely different things. One, providing information, is a service and the other, educating, is an anticipated outcome. I guess that’s why such an emphasis on “educating” out grade school kids about the homosexual agenda? Change my mind.

  • John J Otness says:


    • Billy says:

      According to the Bible, Demons are just Angels that moved out of their parent’s house. Lol

      As far as education goes…the Bible is a terrible choice. It is violent and contradictory. Also, it doesn’t say anything at ALL about homosexuality. It references pedophilia which is abhorrent, but NOT related to people being lgbt. If you think they are the same thing, you are ignorant and in dire need of an actual education.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Billy, please quote the bible passages that support your statement that the demons just moved out? I say that you have this incorrect.

    • Debi Kirchner says:

      Totally agree!

      • Billy says:

        FoH. You don’t seem very familiar with the Bible. The section I was referring to is Revelations. “ 7 And war broke out in heaven: lMichael and his angels fought mwith the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they 1did not prevail, nor was a place found for 2them in heaven any longer. 9 So nthe great dragon was cast out, othat serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, pwho deceives the whole world; qhe was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”. All those ‘demons’ the bible talks about are imperfect creations of God.

  • Great Granny says:

    Another mark in Lisa’s portfolio proving she’s a Democrat…not a Republican!! But of course they are paying her to do this! She was censured in 2021 by the Alaska Republican Party…is there a consequence for not following the Republican platform! She should not have been allowed to run as a republican…that’s hypocrisy at it’s finest!!

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    I want to know how much Lisa, Dan Sullivan, Mary Peltola, the CEOs and Directors of the native corporations, and others are getting paid to feed the native people a line of b.s. and lead the Alaska Natives to their lineage’s early demise? Traitors to humanity all of them!

  • Steve Peterson says:

    It’s as if she is saying, “Yeah I stuck my finger in your eye, now I’m going to poke them out.”. The in-your-face evil of this woman is beyond comprehension.

  • Debi Kirchner says:

    I’d like to hear her explanation to Alaskans as to why she voted to let them take our guns away. She is not a republican anymore. She promised that she would not do that and yet she did. Shame on her!

    • Amanda Hugnkiss says:

      Nobody is ‘taking your guns away’. If our state passes a red flag law(which it should), then your family or people living with you may petition the courts to temporarily hold your guns if they have evidence you are a threat to yourself or others. States that have passed red flag laws have seen significant drops in suicide deaths. Alaska has one of the highest suicide rates in the entire world…many lives could be saved.

      The only way you can lose your guns is if you threaten someone or are telling people ur going to kill yourself or are ‘acting’ that way. Everyone involved is entitled to due process. All you need to do is demonstrate that you do not intend to murder someone or kill yourself.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Amanda Hugnkiss, can you please show the statistics for the suicides? What method(s) were used to commit the suicide? In my years in Alaska, my recollection of suicides came from drug overdoses or cutting. Not very many people pull a trigger and kill themselves.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        In addition to my first comment to Amanda, if this logic for guns is going to be used, we need to have red flag laws for kitchen knives, vehicles, bats, for hands that are trained in martial arts. You name it and it probably needs a red flag law!

  • jon says:

    Thank you, Lisa for supporting the Omnibus bill. With your help it passed. I praise rank choice voting that sent you to Washington instead of Sarah Palin.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      My thanks to the Almighty Creator and his son through whom we receive our salvation and knowledge of what is coming in the days ahead. Amen!

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      P.S. Lisa stole the seat from Kelly Tshibaka, not Sarah. You don’t even know who was on the ballot sheet…are you sure that YOU voted???

  • ML Moore says:

    Murkowski, should never have been allowed to represent herself as a Republican, and Begich, should never have been endorsed by the our State GOP. The State GOP is the manufacturer of this fiasco we are dealing with now. Had they endorsed Palin, and had they stripped Murkowski, of her Republican credentials, we’d have a Republican in Congress, and a Republican in the Senate, not Murkowski!
    Being queer, or transgender is not a lifestyle, but is definitely a mental health issue. It seems the world has lost every shred of common sense it ever had, and if you don’t buy into it you have some sort of phobia. So, our religious group will understand; in the end of days, “Men will call right, wrong and wrong right”. and that pretty much sums it up….it’s wrong, and has never been right. When will we see our taxes go toward what the people of this nation need, and benefit the whole rather than the few, or for that matter other countries. As for the anti-gun nuts filtering into our state…….go back to California.

  • Me says:

    cool, queer history is important.