Begich assigned to homeland security committee

JUNEAU, Alaska - U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has been named to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Begich's office says the panel has jurisdiction over issues concerning Alaska Native corporation contracting and improving national security, issues of interest in Alaska.

The state is home to numerous military installations.

Begich's office says the Democrat also will remain on the armed services, veterans affairs, budget and commerce committees.

For more information: Anchorage Daily News