Press Releases

07.26.21

Sullivan, Feinstein, Padilla Introduce Resolution in Support of U.S. Flower and Foliage Industry

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) today introduced a resolution designating July as "American Grown Flower and Foliage Month" and encouraging Americans to buy domestically-grown flowers and foliage. "Innovative and hard-working Alaskans have established a world-class flower industry in our great state thanks in part to Alaska's moderate weather, cool soil conditions, and long and sunny summer days," said Senator Sullivan. … Continue Reading


07.25.21

FY 2022 Defense Markup Includes Sullivan-Authored Arctic Security Initiative

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), voted with 22 of his colleagues this week to advance from committee the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would raise the Department of Defense’s (DOD) budget by $25 billion beyond President Joe Biden’s defense budget proposal. Senator Sullivan has argued repeatedly over the past several weeks that the president’s defense budget is inadequate, not even keeping … Continue Reading


07.23.21

Alaska Congressional Delegation Announces Alaskan Garrett Boyle to Lead Denali Commission

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, today announced that Garrett Boyle has been appointed by the secretary of commerce as the Denali Commission federal co-chair. Boyle will replace John Torgerson who has been serving in the role of interim federal co-chair. Garrett Boyle received his bachelor's degree from Seattle University and is a graduate of Tulane University School of Law. He was raised in small towns throughout Alaska, includi… Continue Reading


07.23.21

Sullivan Honors Chad Resari as “Alaskan of the Week”

WASHINGTON-On the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized 85-year-old Chad Resari, of Anchorage, Alaska, the oldest person to ever finish Seward, Alaska's daunting Mount Marathon race. The race, which dates back to 1915, was called "the toughest 5K on the planet" by Outside magazine. Sen. Sullivan recognized Resari, a long-time physical education teacher in Alaska, as part of his series, "Alaskan of the Week." TRIBUTE TO CHAD RESARI Mr. President,… Continue Reading


07.21.21

Sullivan Calls on Blinken to Rescind Invitation for UN “Human Rights” Council To Investigate America

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging him to rescind the Biden administration's invitation for investigators from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to scrutinize the United States' human rights record. He also called the administration's intent to rejoin the council following America's withdrawal from its seat during the Bush and Trump administrations "misguid… Continue Reading


07.21.21

Sullivan, Baldwin Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Access to Veterans’ Services

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) reintroduced the Commitment to Veteran Support and Outreach Act, a bipartisan bill to authorize federal funding for county veterans service officers (CVSOs) and veterans service officers (VSOs). Companion legislation has been introduced in the House by Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), Mike Levin (D-Calif.), Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) and Tim Ryan (D-Ohio). Out of the estimated 19 million veterans… Continue Reading


07.20.21

Sullivan, Shaheen, and Durbin Welcome Belarusian Opposition Leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya to U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), chairman of the International Republican Institute (IRI) and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) to welcome Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya to the Senate this afternoon to me… Continue Reading


07.20.21

Sullivan & Murkowski Introduce Legislation to Combat Teen Dating Violence

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (both R-Alaska) have introduced Bree's Law, S. 2364. The legislation-named after Breanna (Bree) Moore, a 20-year-old Alaskan who was murdered by her boyfriend in 2014-drives education initiatives to enable youth, parents, and advocates to recognize, prevent, and mitigate teen dating violence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 1 in 11 female and 1 in 14 male high school students have reported experi… Continue Reading


07.16.21

Sullivan & Senate Colleagues Urge President Not to Revoke Title 42 Immigration Powers

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) signed on this week as a cosponsor of the Securing the Homeland from International Entrants with Life-threatening Diseases Act, or SHIELD Act, legislation introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to codify the previous administration's public health order under Title 42 that required U.S. border officials to promptly remove illegal immigrants to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Biden administration is reportedly considering revoking Title 42. U.S. … Continue Reading


07.15.21

Alaska Delegation Responds to USDA “Southeast Alaska Sustainability Strategy”

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, issued the following statements after the Biden administration announced it will seek to revoke the Tongass National Forest's full exemption from the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule (Roadless Rule), granted under the previous administration, and also further diminish the supply available for a viable timber industry. This announcement is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Sout… Continue Reading


07.13.21

Sullivan, Portman, Sinema, Manchin Introduce Bill to Improve Federal Permitting Process, Create Jobs

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced the Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act, a bill to improve the federal permitting process for some of the largest infrastructure projects and build on efforts to update this process in 2015. "If we are going to grow our economy, build out vital infrastructure, and provide good-paying jobs for hard-working Americans, it's critical that we provide more c… Continue Reading


07.02.21

Sullivan & Bipartisan Group of Senators to Introduce Legislation to Expand Access to Telehealth Services

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) led a bipartisan group of senators-including Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)-in announcing the introduction of their Rural and Frontier Telehealth Expansion Act. The bipartisan legislation would increase Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) funding for telehealth services in frontier states, or states with limited access to … Continue Reading


07.02.21

Sens. Sullivan, Rubio, Warner, Colleagues Send Bipartisan Letter to Ambassador Tai Highlighting Importance of Reconvening Trade Talks With Taiwan

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) joined Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) in sending a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Katherine Tai, highlighting the importance of reconvening trade agreement talks with Taiwan. Sen. Sullivan recently led a bipartisan visit to East Asia that included a stop in Taipei where the delegation announced the allocation of 750,000 COVID-19 vaccines for the people of Taiwan. "We respectfully request that you pr… Continue Reading


06.30.21

Delegation Welcomes Over $20 Million in Funding to Improve Rural Alaska Airport Infrastructure

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded over $20 million to the Robert Curtis Memorial Airport in Noorvik and the Togiak Airport in Togiak Village. The funding was made available under the FAA's Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which allocates funding for airports to make capital improvements, enhance public safety, and restore aging or debilitated infrastructu… Continue Reading


06.26.21

Sullivan Honors Lydia Jacoby as “Alaskan of the Week”

WASHINGTON-On the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized Lydia Jacoby, of Seward, a young Alaskan swimmer who will be representing the United States at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in July. Jacoby, just 17 years old, recently swam the season's second-fastest women's 100-meter in the world at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Sen. Sullivan recognized Jacoby as part of his series, "Alaskan of the Week." TRIBUTE TO LYDIA JACOBY Madam Presi… Continue Reading


06.25.21

Sullivan, Senate Colleagues Call on Biden to Prioritize National Defense

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), led a press conference yesterday with several of his Senate Republican colleagues, including SASC Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), calling on President Joe Biden to prioritize national defense and homeland security in the administration's budget proposals. According to the Washington Post, the president's $6 trillion Fiscal Year 2022 budget request increases discretionary funding dramatically f… Continue Reading


06.25.21

Supreme Court Rules Alaska Native Corporations Eligible for CARES Act Tribal Relief

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, today welcomed a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation that upholds the decades-long inclusion of Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) as "Indian tribes" under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDA)-also known as ISDEAA, confirming ANC eligibility for the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) tribal set-aside within Title V of … Continue Reading


06.24.21

Sullivan, King, Gallagher & Luria Launch Arctic Security Initiative Act

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Angus King (I-Maine), along with Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc.) and Elaine Luria (D-Va.) in the House of Representatives, today introduced the Arctic Security Initiative Act of 2021, legislation requiring the Department of Defense (DOD) to conduct a security assessment of the Arctic region and establish an Arctic Security Initiative (ASI) with a five-year plan to fully resource the DOD and individual service-specific strategies for t… Continue Reading


06.22.21

Sullivan Calls on Biden to Withdraw BLM Nominee Tied to Eco-terrorism

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) last night called on President Joe Biden to withdraw his nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to serve as the next director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Sen. Sullivan argued that Stone-Manning is unfit to serve due to her troubling history with Earth First!, a radical environmental group involved in eco-terrorist activities, like tree spiking. On Monday, the former BLM director during the Obama administration, Bob Abbey, called on Stone-M… Continue Reading


06.11.21

Alaska Delegation Responds to Biden Administration Actions to Suppress SE Alaska’s Economy

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, today issued the following statements after the Biden administration published its Agenda of Regulatory Actions calling for repeal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) final rule, published in October 2020, "Special Areas; Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in Alaska," to exempt the Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule. "In Southeast Alaska, where the … Continue Reading

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