In the News/Op-eds


Sullivan talks federal regs, military presence

by Molly Dischner

JUNEAU - U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan on Monday said fighting federal overreach and pushing for a continued military presence in Alaska are among his priorities. Sullivan made his comments in addressing a joint session of the state Legislature. Such addresses are tradition among Alaska's U.S. senators, and this was the first for Sullivan, a Republican who won election last November. Sullivan said his efforts to limit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency include support for a bill that provides f… Continue Reading


Congress should have a say in US-Iran nuclear weapons deal

by Sen. Dan Sullivan

As I traveled throughout our great state last year, I heard repeatedly how worried Alaskans were about national security. From the growth and brutality of ISIS and a resurgent Russia waging war in the heart of Europe, to a steady march by Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, Alaskans recognized the unprecedented challenges threatening our country. They sensed what former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger recently put into words during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing: "The United States ha… Continue Reading


Let's win assault on Alaska together

by Senator Dan Sullivan

Most of us remember where we were when we first learned of some momentous event that seemed briefly to freeze history in time. Like many Alaskans, I'll never forget where I was on 9/11. Many of us will never forget where we were when we learned that Sen. Ted Stevens was in the plane crash that took his life, or when Gov. Wally Hickel passed on. And I will never forget where I was when I heard that President Barack Obama was once again going to attempt to lock up millions of acres of Alaska la… Continue Reading


Dan Sullivan sworn in as Alaska's new senator

Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan was sworn in at the start of the new Congress on Tuesday, becoming Alaska's junior senator. An Alaska contingent that included Gov. Bill Walker and state lawmakers were in Washington, D.C., for the event. Sullivan said he was honored and humbled by the turnout. He said the joke was that the "Alaskainvasion" - which he numbered at more than 200 people - brought with it the snow that blanketed the area Tuesday. Sullivan, a former state attorney general and Natur… Continue Reading

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