Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

Posted March 28, 2011 at 6:24pm

“Happy Seward’s Day Alaskans! Today we celebrate the purchase of #Alaska in 1867. Check out this replica check: #AK https://twitpic.com/4ec37l”

— Sen. Lisa Murkowski in a Monday afternoon tweet. The Alaska Republican attached a photo of a replica of the check that the U.S. gave to Russia in exchange for the territory that later became Alaska.