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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2015, file photo, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voices her opposition after President Barack Obama waded into a decades-long fight over drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in Washington. Petroleum drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was not a consideration under Obama but it's getting renewed attention under the new administration. Murkowski and other members of the state’s congressional delegation are pushing legislation to allow drilling in the coastal plain of the refuge. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski listens during a meet-and-greet at her campaign headquarters in Juneau, Alaska. Murkowski says the presidential race has created a level of uncertainty for down-ticket races, including her own. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican and chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, offered muted protest when President Obama declared Bristol Bay exempt from energy exploration indefinitely. "It is incredibly frustrating that this administration looks at Alaska ... and decides that conservation is our most pressing need," she said. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, is pushing to make the export of U.S. natural gas and oil easier, over the concerns of environmentalists. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) during an interview on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, May 5, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, is pushing to make the export of U.S. natural gas and oil easier, over the concerns of environmentalists. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (The Washington Times/File)

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) during an interview on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, May 5, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) during an interview on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, May 5, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) during an interview on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, May 5, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) during an interview on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, May 5, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) during an interview on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, May 5, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski addresses reporters during a news conference following her speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski addresses reporters during a news conference following her speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski addresses reporters during a news conference following her speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, told Ron Binz at a confirmation hearing Tuesday she won't be able to vote for him to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Mr. Binz has sought the help of lobbyists and former lobbyists to win the post. (ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS)