Press Releases


Sullivan Applauds Revised Definition of WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issuing a revised definition of the "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) Rule: "I join hard-working Alaskans and land owners across the country in welcoming the Trump administration's final, clear WOTUS Rule, which stands in sta… Continue Reading


Information on the Senate's Impeachment Proceedings

Below are recent interviews where Senator Sullivan discusses the impeachment proceedings in the Senate. Further, we've provided links to both the Senate's and the House's impeachment briefings, which you can find below. Senator Sullivan encourages Alaskans to read the cases for both sides. On Friday, January 17, Senator Sullivan spoke with Morgan Krakow with the Anchorage Daily News. Senator Sullivan was interviewed by KTUU Channel 2 and KTVA Channel 11 on Friday, January 17: Addition… Continue Reading


EDITORIAL "The Senate—unanimously!—acts to improve the health of our oceans"


Sullivan Votes for USMCA Trade Deal that will benefit Alaskans

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement after voting in support of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal, which has significant benefits for Alaska. "On the heels of the signing of the first phase of the U.S.-China trade agreement-which contained positive news for Alaska fishermen-the Senate today passed yet another critical trade agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, with even more positive news for Alaska. … Continue Reading


Sullivan Applauds Signing of ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal with China

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement after attending the signing of the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Agreement at the White House: "I want to commend the President and his team-particularly U.S. Trade Representative Bob Lighthizer-for negotiating this trade agreement. Today's agreement is an important, serious, and much-needed first step in resetting the U.S.-China economic relationship. Importantly, it is positive news for Alaska's fishermen. Ch… Continue Reading


Sullivan-sponsored bill to address marine debris passes the Senate

by Sarah Lapidus

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill co-sponsored by a bipartisan group, including two Alaska senators, on Thursday to address the threat of plastic debris impacting the country's coastline and fisheries. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), along with Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced the bill in June. The bill, Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, builds on a previous bill, Save Our Seas Act, signed into law by the president in 2018 and addresses the increasing amoun… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Sullivan, Whitehouse, Menendez Celebrate Passage of Save Our Seas 2.0

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) yesterday held a colloquy on the Senate floor to discuss the Senate's recent passage, by a unanimous vote, of the Save Our Seas (SOS) 2.0 Act, legislation introduced by the three senators last June. SOS 2.0 aims to address plastics and trash entering the ocean that harm fisheries and marine life, litter shorelines, and threaten the livelihood of coastal communities. SOS 2.0 is the most … Continue Reading


Sullivan Honors Alaskans of the Week: Doug & April Moore

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized Doug and April Moore, of Talkeetna, on the floor of the U.S. Senate this week. Doug and April are owners of Moores' Hardware and Building Supply in Talkeetna-an iconic establishment in the area. The Moores are devoted to their employees and heavily involved in the community, giving generously to those who need help, including donating time and equipment to those who lost structures during the wildfires that spread throughout the re… Continue Reading


Sullivan’s Save Our Seas 2.0 Act Passes Senate Unanimously

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Senate yesterday evening voted unanimously to pass S. 1982, the Save Our Seas (SOS) 2.0 Act,legislation introduced by Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to address the plastic debris crisis threatening coastal economies and harming marine life. SOS 2.0 builds on the success of the Save Our Seas Act, introduced by Senators Sullivan and Whitehouse, and signed into law by President Trump in October 2018. "Save Our… Continue Reading


Sullivan Applauds Trump Admin. Modernizing NEPA Environmental Reviews

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement regarding the Trump administration's release of a proposed rule to modernize and accelerate environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). "Because of our broken public works and environmental approval process, our country's infrastructure is in serious disrepair," said Senator Sullivan. "Our bridges, our water mains, our transportation corridors, our energy grid-the very foundation… Continue Reading


Alaska and Hawaii Delegation Introduce Bill to Improve Economic Prosperity of Tribes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) today introduced the "Inspiring Nationally Vibrant Economies Sustaining Tribes (INVEST) Act. This legislation aims to make significant improvements to the existing New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program to more effectively reach Native American communities, such as those in Alaska and Hawaii. For the full text of the bill, click here. "Despite the impressive record of the … Continue Reading


Congressional Delegation Applauds Grant to Assist Young Victims of Sex Trafficking Awarded to Covenant House Alaska

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $950,000 in grant funding to Covenant House Alaska to assist minor victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. "Human trafficking is undoubtedly one of the most horrific crimes and is unfortunately happening in all corners of the state. It's the second fastest growing crime on Alaska soil-happening in plain sight," sai… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Murkowski & King Introduce Arctic Naval Focus Act of 2019

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Angus King (I-Maine) have introduced S. 3080, the Arctic Naval Focus Act of 2019, legislation directing the federal government to recognize the importance of the Arctic region to our country's national and economic security interests, and to put forward a strategy for the U.S. fleet's ability to operate in the Arctic and respond to challenges. "As new sea lanes emerge and maritime traffic rapidly increases in … Continue Reading


KTUU: “We’re gonna take this very seriously" - Murkowski, Sullivan react to impeachment

Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan both called the House impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump "rushed" but said they would take upcoming Senate hearings seriously. At the Holiday Luncheon sponsored by the Midnight Sun Special Events Committee in Anchorage on Friday, Sen. Murkowski said that it was not up for debate whether the House trial was rushed. "I don't think that that's any great secret, whether you're Republican or Democrat. It's very clear that they wanted to advance… Continue Reading


Sullivan Votes for Funding Bills

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement after voting today to fund the federal government though September 30-the end of fiscal year 2020. "While I continue to believe that the process by which we fund the government is fundamentally flawed and must be reformed, these bills include significant wins for Alaskans. At long last, we were able to repeal the Affordable Care Act's so-called Cadillac Tax. This tax, up to 40 percent on health insurance plan… Continue Reading


Sullivan Works to Include Air Traffic Controllers Hiring Reform in NDAA

WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass the conference report to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which now heads to the President's desk for his signature. Among the many provisions included in the final legislation was the Air Traffic Controllers Hiring Reform Act, a bill cosponsored by Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), which will reform the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) current hiring process for air traffic controllers (ATC) by giving a… Continue Reading


Alaska Delegation Locks In Two More Years of Secure Rural Schools

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today issued the following statements after successfully including a two-year extension of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program in the final Appropriations measures for Fiscal Year 2020. All three delegation members are strong proponents of the program, which many Alaska communities are forced to rely on due to declining timber receipts from surrounding federal lands. "From the Kenai Peninsula to Yak… Continue Reading


Bipartisan Defense Bill Heads to the President’s Desk with Sullivan’s Support

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today joined 85 of his colleagues in voting to pass the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) following a constructive conference process between the House and Senate. The bill authorizes $738 billion in critical defense spending and includes numerous provisions and amendments introduced by Sullivan, many of which directly impact Alaska. "The passage of this year's NDAA -… Continue Reading


Sullivan Works to Strengthen 8(a) Contracting in NDAA

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today voted with 85 of his colleagues to pass the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes $738 billion in critical defense spending and includes many provisions introduced by Sullivan that positively impact Alaska. One Sullivan-provision of particular importance would undo a discriminatory contracting requirement that applied only to businesses owned by tri… Continue Reading


Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Hugh “Bud” Fate

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized Dr. Hugh "Bud" Fate, of Fairbanks, Alaska, on the floor of the U.S. Senate last week. Bud, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, is a legend across Alaska. He has been a rodeo cowboy, a college football player, a roughneck, a soldier, a gold miner, a carpenter, a hunter, a commercial and subsistence fisherman, a dog musher, a bush pilot, a dentist, a businessman, a state representative, an author, an artist-an Alaskan renaiss… Continue Reading

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