Press Releases

07.17.18

Sullivan's Bipartisan POWER Act Passes Out of House

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Alaska Congressman Don Young praised the House-passage of S.717, the Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER) Act. The POWER Act, as amended in the U.S. House, mandates that each year for four years, the Chief Judge of each Judicial District across the country hold at least one event promoting pro bono legal services as a critical way to empower survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault, engage citizens, and h… Continue Reading


07.13.18

ICYMI: Sullivan Speaks on Importance of Allies Following NATO Summit

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to discuss his thoughts following the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium. Senator Sullivan speaking on the importance of allies and alliances following this week's NATO Summit (click image or here to watch). NATO SUMMIT (U.S. Senate - July 12, 2018): Mr. President, this a… Continue Reading


07.13.18

Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Governor Bill Sheffield

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke on the Senate floor this week in recognition of Anchorage resident and former Alaska Governor Bill Sheffield, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday. The policies that Governor Sheffield undertook and the projects that were built during his administration have a huge impact on Alaska today. Governor Sheffield was honored as part of Senator Sullivan's "Alaskan of the Week" series. Senator Sullivan Honoring Governor Bill Sheffield as Al… Continue Reading


07.12.18

Sullivan Announces Plan to Support Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Serve on U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today offered his support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as the next Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. The endorsement was made following an hour-long meeting between Sullivan and Kavanaugh, which highlighted a number of national and Alaska-focused legal issues. "Today, I met with Judge Kavanaugh to discuss at length and great depth his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court and his viewpoint on a variety of national and Alaska-focu… Continue Reading


07.11.18

Sullivan Named to National Defense Authorization Act Conference Committee

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was appointed to serve on the conference committee tasked with producing a final FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate affirmed this appointment of conferees by a vote of 97-2. "Today's conference committee vote moves us one step closer to passing the National Defense Authorization Act, a powerful piece of legislation that supports our military men and women and the vi… Continue Reading


07.10.18

Sullivan Votes to Advance VA Secretary Nominee Out of Committee

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement today after the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee voted to advance Robert Wilkie, nominee to become the next Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), out of committee. "Today I was pleased to join my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in voting to advance Mr. Wilkie out of the VA Committee," said Senator Sullivan. "During his confirmation process, I explained to Mr. Wilkie the unique challenges t… Continue Reading


07.10.18

Sullivan Secures Important Provisions for Alaska Fisherman and Farmers In Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, DC- Before the July 4th holiday, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) joined 85 of his colleagues in support of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the Farm Bill, which contained important provisions for Alaska. The bill now heads to conference committee with the U.S. House of Representatives. The Farm Bill supports America's farmers and ranchers, reauthorizes and improves farm, forestry, and conservation programs, reauthorizes programs and critical fundin… Continue Reading


07.09.18

Sullivan Statement on Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement today after President Trump announced the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court: "I've had the pleasure of knowing Judge Brett Kavanaugh for some time - dating back to when we worked together in the Bush administration. He is very well regarded as a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals - the second most important court in the country. In that role he is … Continue Reading


06.27.18

Sullivan Situation Report (SITREP) -- June 27, 2018

What to Watch - FARM Bill: This week, the Senate focuses its efforts on the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill - a multi-year law that governs an array of agricultural and food/ nutrition programs. Though Senator Sullivan is not a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, he continues to engage on a number of important issues as the legislation moves forward in the Senate. Stay tuned for more. Retirement of Supreme Court Justice Kennedy: As many have seen by … Continue Reading


06.27.18

Sullivan Statement on Justice Kennedy’s Retirement from Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) issued the following statement after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement effective July 31, 2018: "I would like to thank Justice Kennedy for his years of service to our nation and for his unwavering commitment to civility. I wish him and his family the very best in their future endeavors. Going forward, the President has the opportunity to nominate a justice who believes in textualism as it relates to interpreting the … Continue Reading


06.27.18

Senate Committee to Hold Field Hearing in Alaska on Small Business Administration Federal Contracting Programs

Washington, DC - The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, chaired by Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), will hold an oversight hearing in Anchorage, AK on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 2:00PM (AKST) titled, "Opportunities and Challenges with the Small Business Administration's Federal Contracting Programs." The field hearing - which comes at the request of Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) - works to provide stakeholders and the Small Business Administration (SBA) a public opportunity to highlig… Continue Reading


06.26.18

ICYMI: Press Conference by Secretary Mattis and Sen. Sullivan in Alaska

WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Secretary of Defense James Mattis held a press conference at Eielson AFB to discuss their 24-hour tour of Alaska-based military assets and missions, including a visit to Ft. Greely Alaska - home to the 49th Missile Defense Battalion. Below is a transcript of that press conference. Click here to watch Senator Sullivan and Secretary Mattis' press conference. Press Conference by Secretary Mattis and Sen. Sullivan in Alaska S… Continue Reading


06.25.18

Sullivan Hosts Secretary of Defense Mattis in Alaska

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, AK - At the invitation of U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Secretary of Defense James Mattis traveled to see firsthand a number of Alaska-based military assets and missions, including air combat capabilities at Eielson Air Force Base and America's missile defense infrastructure at Ft. Greely. "I am honored that Secretary Mattis accepted this important invitation to visit Alaska," said Senator Sullivan. "Today, Secretary Mattis saw firsthand that Alaska is the cornersto… Continue Reading


06.22.18

Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Greg Brown

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke on the Senate floor this week in recognition of recently retired teacher Greg Brown. Mr. Brown is a legend among his former students at A.J. Dimond High School in Anchorage, where for 25 years he taught European and U.S. history, art history, philosophy, and student government. He is such a revered teacher that his former students raised $16,500 for him to travel the world in his retirement. Mr. Brown was honored as part of Senator Sullivan… Continue Reading


06.20.18

Alaska Delegation Welcomes $56 Million in Disaster Relief for Alaska Fisheries

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, (all R-Alaska), today welcomed a funding allocation announcement by the Secretary of Commerce for states and territories affected by recent fishery disasters. Alaska is receiving $56,361,332 in disaster funding, which will support compensation, recovery, and relief for fishermen, communities, and stakeholders affected by the 2016 Gulf of Alaska pink salmon fishery disaster. "The news of this disaster relief funding fo… Continue Reading


06.20.18

Sullivan Cosponsors Bills to Permanently End Family Separations at Border

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) has joined lawmakers in cosponsoring two bills - The Protect Kids and Parents Act and The Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act - aimed at providing an enduring legislative solution to end family separations during immigration proceedings. "The goal of these bills is to provide a legislative solution that allows families who illegally enter the country to remain together as they navigate the legal system, while also providing expedited… Continue Reading


06.19.18

Sullivan Supports Defense Bill with Vital Icebreaker, Missile Defense, and Indo-Pacific Provisions

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined 84 of his colleagues in voting for the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which supports $716 billion in defense funding for fiscal year 2019, and includes a 2.6% pay increase for our service members. The legislation includes 29 amendments and provisions secured by Senator Sullivan important to Alaska and the national security of our nation. "This year'… Continue Reading


06.19.18

Bipartisan Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Recognizing National G.I. Bill Commemoration Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today joined the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Jon Tester (D-MT) and other senators in introducing a bipartisan resolution recognizing the week of June 18 through June 22 as National G.I. Bill Commemoration Week. This week marks the 73rd anniversary of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, landmark legislation that established the original G.I. Bill, whic… Continue Reading


06.18.18

Sullivan Statement on Sturgeon Case

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court granted Alaskan John Sturgeon's second Petition for Certiorari in Sturgeon v. Frost. "I was encouraged to hear the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the Ninth Circuit's most recent decision in the Sturgeon case. In the first 2016 Sturgeon case, the U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged that 'Alaska is different.' It appears that the Ninth Circuit - once again - did not follow the Supr… Continue Reading


06.13.18

PoliticoPro: Trump's talk of Korean pullout could echo across Asia

by Jacqueline Klimas and Wesley Morgan

Republicans and defense experts are warning that President Donald Trump's idea of pulling American troops from South Korea would undermine stability across Asia and weaken the U.S. against China. One GOP senator, Alaska's Dan Sullivan, is pushing legislative language touting the importance of the U.S. military presence in deterring North Korean aggression - in contrast to Trump's repeated calls for withdrawing American forces someday. And other Republicans have sounded that theme since Tuesday'… Continue Reading

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