Press Releases

08.12.22

Murkowski, Sullivan Enshrine Former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens’ Arctic Legacy through Grand Opening of Arctic Security Studies Center

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) took part in the grand opening of the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies. The center, named after the late Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, will support defense strategy objectives and policy priorities through a unique academic forum, while also developing robust international networks of security leaders. "The Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies-I'm so proud to be able to say that. Ted always watched out … Continue Reading


08.08.22

Senate Passes Sullivan-Duckworth Resolution Celebrating US-ROK Alliance, Korean War Memorial Re-dedication

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), announced the Senate's unanimous passage of their resolution thanking the Republic of Korea (ROK) for funding the new Wall of Remembrance at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and celebrating the long-standing U.S.-ROK alliance. The dedication ceremony took place on July 27. "Americans and Koreans gathered in D.C recently for a powerful d… Continue Reading


08.07.22

Sullivan: Working Class Americans will Bear the Brunt of Democrats’ Reckless Tax and Spending Bill

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) issued the following statement after voting against the Senate Democrats' reckless tax and spending bill. "The Biden administration inherited a strong economy, but now here we are-Biden stagflation has arrived in America. Inflation is the highest it's been in more than four decades and we're now in a recession following two quarters of negative growth. This is all a result of way too much spending and the unrelenting war on American energy being w… Continue Reading


08.07.22

VIDEO: Democrats Block Sullivan Amendment to Secure the Border

WASHINGTON-The Senate voted today on an amendment offered by U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) to direct $500 million in the Schumer-Sanders reckless tax and spending bill, originally earmarked for sustainability and environmental programs at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to instead be allocated to U.S. Customs and Border Protection to secure the southern border. All 50 Senate Democrats voted against the measure. "The humanitarian crisis, the national security crisis, and … Continue Reading


08.07.22

Sullivan Condemns China’s Aggressive Actions Toward Taiwan

WASHNGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement on China's military exercises in the Taiwan Strait: "These very aggressive maneuvers by the Chinese People's Liberation Army in the Taiwan Strait are dangerous and unacceptable. It is another reminder that we have entered a new era of authoritarian aggression led by the dictators Xi Jinping of China and Putin of Russia. They are increasingly isolated and dangerou… Continue Reading


08.07.22

Sullivan Condemns China’s Aggressive Actions Toward Taiwan

WASHNGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement on China's military exercises in the Taiwan Strait: "These very aggressive maneuvers by the Chinese People's Liberation Army in the Taiwan Strait are dangerous and unacceptable. It is another reminder that we have entered a new era of authoritarian aggression led by the dictators Xi Jinping of China and Putin of Russia. They are increasingly isolated and dangerou… Continue Reading


08.05.22

Senate Approves Sullivan-Murkowski-Reed Resolution Designating August 16th as “National Airborne Day”

WASHINGTON-The United States Senate last night unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan, Lisa Murkowski (both R-Alaska), and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) designating August 16, 2022 as National Airborne Day. The resolution calls on all Americans to observe the day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. The resolution also adds language acknowledging the recent re-activation of the 11th Airborne Division in Alaska as part of the ongoing history of American … Continue Reading


08.04.22

Sullivan Leads Effort to Defuse Biden ‘Delay Bomb’ for Infrastructure

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today was joined by all of his voting Republican colleagues and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) in passing his legislation to overturn the Biden administration's "National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Regulations Revisions." The Biden rule will bog down the already-onerous federal permitting process and add further delay to vital infrastructure projects that would put hard-working Americans back to work. "I want to t… Continue Reading


08.03.22

Sullivan, Senate Ratify Accession of Finland and Sweden into NATO Alliance

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today voted to ratify a resolution of advice and consent for the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). For new members to join the NATO alliance, every existing member must approve a country's accession. For the United States, this responsibility falls under the "advice and consent" duties of the U.S. Senate, the body tasked with … Continue Reading


08.02.22

Over 40 Organizations Support Hard-Working Americans With NEPA Reform

WASHINGTON-Following today's press conference on efforts by U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) to nullify the Biden administration's recently promulgated and onerous National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Regulations Revisions through a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution, Senator Sullivan's press office released a list of organizations supporting the resolution.Sullivan's resolution is supported by all 49 Senate Republicans. The names and statements (where applicable) of … Continue Reading


08.02.22

Sullivan, Senate Colleagues Support Visit to Taiwan by Speaker Pelosi

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and 25 of his colleagues-including Senators Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Rob Portman (R-Ohio)… Continue Reading


08.01.22

EDITORIAL: A Permitting Test for Democrats

by Editorial Board

Permitting headaches for public works are a bipartisan complaint. So we wonder: Will Democratic Senators join their Republican colleagues in voting to reverse a Biden Administration rule that adds costly new roadblocks? Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan plans to call for a vote as early as this week on a resolution to overturn a Council on Environmental Quality change to permitting rules under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Under the Congressional Review Act, a simple majority of both ch… Continue Reading


07.29.22

Sullivan Will Hold Three Pentagon Nominees Over Biden’s Choking Off Domestic Critical Mineral Supplies

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), yesterday announced he intends to hold three senior Biden administration Defense Department nominees in response to the administration's decision in February to stall the Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Road project in Alaska. The nominees will be in charge of the nation's defense industrial base, including the domestic supply chain of critical minerals, resources that are essential … Continue Reading


07.28.22

Senate Passes Key Infrastructure Provisions for Alaska Ports and Harbors

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) celebrated today's passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022 on the Senate floor. The legislation includes key victories for Alaska infrastructure, including increased cost-sharing for the Nome Arctic Deep Draft Port (resulting in community savings of $132 million) and authorization for the Elim Subsistence Harbor project.… Continue Reading


07.28.22

Murkowski, Sullivan Announce Over $116 Million in Infrastructure Funding for High-Speed Internet in Alaska

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding over $116 million to improve high-speed internet access in numerous Alaska villages and communities. These grants were made possible by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), led by Senator Murkowski. The grants come through USDA's ReConnect Program, which aims to provide high-speed internet for all communities across the United Sta… Continue Reading


07.28.22

Sullivan: We Are in a Recession and Democrats Want to Raise Taxes

WASHINGTON-Following the announcement by the Bureau of Economic Analysis that U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 0.9% in this year's second quarter, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement: "According to Biden's own National Economic Council Director, today's GDP numbers indicate we are in a recession," Sen. Sullivan said. "I find it extremely concerning that the White House refuses to acknowledge and accept responsibility for the havoc they have unle… Continue Reading


07.28.22

SPEECH: Sullivan Speaks on Biden's Burdensome NEPA Rules

WASHINGTON-Madam President, today, actually, I want to talk about the Americans of the century, the Americans of the century. This is an iconic, iconic picture of the men--and, of course, women--who built our great Nation: the working families, the union members who built our great Nation, won World War II. This is, by the way, the Empire State Building. Some of our workers built that. I want to talk about that here in a minute. They are having a little bit of lunch. But these are the wor… Continue Reading


07.22.22

Sullivan Recognizes Betsy Lawer as “Alaskan of the Week”

WASHINGTON-On the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized Betsy Lawer, the board chair, CEO and president of First National Bank Alaska, which is celebrating 100 years since its founding. Betsy is a member of the storied Cuddy family, which purchased a controlling interest in the bank by the early 1940s and helped grow it into an important financial institution supporting the growth of the state and economic opportunities for Alaskans. Lawer was recognized … Continue Reading


07.22.22

Sullivan: Why Won’t Senate Democrats Tell Americans The Truth About Spiking Energy Prices?

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) this week called out Senate Democrats for blocking a bill offered by Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) that would direct the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) to determine whether any executive order or action taken by the Biden administration has caused or contributed to the recent spike in energy prices. Senate Democrats objected to passage of S.3086, the Give Americans Stability at Pumps as Rising Inflation Causes Emergencies (GAS PRICE) Act, by unani… Continue Reading


07.19.22

Sullivan: Biden’s Domestic Energy Surrender Put President in “Position of Weakness” with Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON-On CNBC Squawk Box this morning, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) called President Joe Biden's recent trip to Saudi Arabia a failure due to the president's inability to secure commitments from the Saudis to ramp up oil and gas production. Sullivan argued that the president's domestic energy policies-blocking energy infrastructure, pressing the financial sector to blackball American energy, and appointing anti-U.S. energy senior financial officials-have put the United States in a p… Continue Reading

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