Confirmation hearing on Federal bench for Alaska today

WASHINGTON - The Senate will meet today to consider Executive Calendar 706. This is to conduct hearings on the confirmation of the nomination of Ralph Beistline for U.S. District Judge for the District of Alaska.

Part of the hearing process is a roll call vote on the confirmation. Beistline's placement on this federal bench will place him on the front lines of relations with Alaska Natives, tribal governments and environmental groups.