Cathy Giessel

Representing Northeast Anchorage, Anchorage Hillside, Indian, Bird, Girdwood & Portage

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Statement from Sen. President Giessel on Alaska LNG Export Approval

ANCHORAGE – Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday authorized the Alaska LNG project to export liquefied natural gas (LNG).  Full Story >>

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Sen. Giessel: ANWR Decision a Positive Step for Alaska’s Future

ANCHORAGE – Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s decision approving an oil and gas leasing program in a small section of the Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)....  Full Story >>

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Senate President Giessel Makes Selection to Redistricting Board

ANCHORAGE – Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, today appointed John Binkley to serve on the Redistricting Board  Full Story >>

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Bill Expanding Alaska Mental Health Services Signed into Law

JUNEAU – On Wednesday, a bill expanding mental health services in Alaska was signed into law by Governor Mike Dunleavy.  Full Story >>

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Statement from Senate President Giessel on Recess of 31st Legislature

JUNEAU – Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, early this morning released the following statement on the 31st Alaska Legislature’s extended recess during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Full Story >>

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Legislature Expands Alaska Mental Health Services

JUNEAU – The Alaska Legislature today passed a bill expanding mental health services in Alaska.  Full Story >>

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Striking a Balance for Alaska's Future

Last week, Alaskans across our state were shocked to learn the scale and depth of budget cuts proposed by the governor’s administration.  Full Story >>

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Resource development is good for Alaskans' health

To my surprise, an article published last May in the Journal of the American Medical Association caught my eye and put new and brighter light on what resource development means for Alaskans.  Full Story >>

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Thinking Twice about LNG

With dividends at stake, it is easy to become desperate, and seek action we would never rationally choose to do  Full Story >>

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Democrats loved credits, until they didn't

This is the law the Democrats fought to bring back in 2014 and the one they pine for to this day.  Full Story >>

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Cathy Giessel

District N, Republican

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Alaska State Senate: 2011-present

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Council of State Governments (CSG)

Council of State Governments-West

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Energy Producing State Coalition

National Council of State Legislators

Pacific Northwest Economic Region

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Western States

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SB 120 ~ PAs and APRNs; Psychotropic Drugs  Bill Text

Crises medication is psychotropic medication prescribed and administered to a patient without that patient’s informed consent This can only occur when the patient has been court-ordered to inpatient psychiatric...


SB 47 ~ Physical/Occupational Therapy Board/Practice  Bill Text

Senate Bill 47 amends the governing statutes for physical therapists and occupational therapists practicing in Alaska Its amendments are technical in nature and are designed to bring Alaska statutes in line with...


SB 44 ~ Telehealth: Physician Assistant; Drugs  Bill Text

Senate Bill 44 allows physician assistants the authority to practice using telehealth to serve their patients, just as do physicians.


SB 36 ~ Extend the Board of Nursing  Bill Text

In accordance with AS 08.03.010(c)(14,) the Board of Nursing is scheduled to terminate June 30, 2019. Senate Bill 36 extends the board’s termination date six years to June 30, 2025.


SB 37 ~ Renewal of the Alaska Vaccine Assessment Program  Bill Text

Senate Bill 37 reauthorizes the statewide immunization program in the Department of Health and Social Services, which is scheduled for repeal January 1, 2021.


SB 68 ~ Registered Dental Hygienist in Advanced Practice  Bill Text

Oral health plays a crucial role in the overall health and well-being of Alaskans Dental diseases and disease incidence disproportionately affect our state’s most vulnerable populations...



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