Press Releases


Sens. Sullivan, Van Hollen Celebrate U.S. Foreign Service Day

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), co-founders of the bipartisan Senate Foreign Service Caucus, announced the introduction of a resolution recognizing "Foreign Service Day," which takes place today, and that they will soon reintroduce the Foreign Service Families Act. The legislation will help ensure that the Foreign Service is able to attract and retain a world-class diplomatic corps by providing expanded career options and services to eligible family… Continue Reading


SPEECH: Sen. Sullivan Addresses Alaska Legislature

WASHINGTON - On Monday, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) spoke to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature. In his sixth address since taking office, Sullivan discussed ongoing challenges posed by the Biden administration, highlighted bipartisan accomplishments throughout his first term, and opportunities to bolster Alaska's economic future, including his forthcoming pro-jobs energy and climate plan. Click here to watch video of the senator's speech. Transcript: Many things have changed… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Tester Push VA to Explore Medicinal Cannabis as an Alternative Treatment for Veterans

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), both members of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation this week that pushes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to explore the potential benefits of medicinal cannabis for veterans. The Senators' VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act directs the VA to begin clinical trials to test the effects of medicinal cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress (… Continue Reading


Sullivan & 18 Colleagues Urge President to Investigate Allegations Against John Kerry

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today sent a letter to… Continue Reading


Sullivan Discusses Biden’s Upcoming Speech, John Kerry Allegations on Bloomberg TV

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) joined David Westin on Bloomberg TV's Balance of Power today to discuss what he wants to hear from President Joe Biden's upcoming address to a joint session of Congress, the status of negotiations on a large infrastructure package in Congress, and the recent allegations that John Kerry, the former secretary of state and current special presidential envoy for climate, disclosed covert Israeli attacks against Iranian interests in Syria to Iran's fore… Continue Reading


Sen. Sullivan Fights Against Efforts to Pack the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and several of his Senate colleagues have re-introduced a constitutional amendment to limit the Supreme Court of the United States to nine justices, and a separate resolution condemning recent Democratic efforts to pack the court. Although the court has had nine justices since 1869, Democratic members of the House and Senate have introduced legislation to expand the court, and President Joe Biden has signed an executive order establishing a commiss… Continue Reading


Sens. Sullivan, Cruz & Colleagues Urge Biden to Address Worsening Southern Border Crisis, End Dangerous Policies That Created It

WASHINGTON-U.S. Sens. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Thune (R-S.D.), John Barasso (R-Wyo.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) yesterday sent a letter to President Joe Biden detailing their eye-opening congressional delegation (CODEL) trip in March to see firsthand the humanitarian, national security, and public health crises at the southern border. The senators urged the… Continue Reading


INTERVIEW: Sen. Dan Sullivan on Fox Business Network's "Kudlow"

Transcript LARRY KUDLOW, FBN ANCHOR: So, we bring in Senator Dan Sullivan who is a great friend from the great state of Alaska. Dan, it's very brave, you called his resignation -- and by the way, he's not my favorite person in Washington, so I'm sure not going to defend him. But I just do want to ask to fill the story out. Israel itself apparently has publicly released this notion or these factoids that they attacked Iranian interests in Syria 200 times, but we don't know exactly when, I gues… Continue Reading


Sen. Sullivan: If Reports of Leaked Intelligence to Iran Are True, John Kerry Must Resign

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today called on John Kerry, U.S. special presidential envoy for climate, to resign if press reports are accurate that the former secretary of state disclosed more than 200 covert attacks by Israel against Iranian interests in Syria. The report comes from an interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif that was leaked to Iran International, a Persian television channel, before being shared wit… Continue Reading


Sullivan Discusses Biden’s Job-Killing Climate Plan, Cruise Ships & Iran Deal on Full Court Press

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) joined Greta Van Susteren on Full Court Press this weekend to discuss a range of issues, including President Joe Biden's upcoming address to a joint session of Congress, the Biden administration's job-killing climate plan, efforts to get the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to finally issue health and safety guidance for cruise lines, the role American natural gas can play in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, and the dangers… Continue Reading


OP-ED: America deserves a pro-jobs climate plan

by Sen. Dan Sullivan

America stands at a strategic crossroads. We could enact the Biden administration's climate change policies that would shut down whole industries, provide pink slips to millions of American workers during a pandemic with no alternatives in the near term, drastically raise prices on American families, undermine economic growth, decrease energy reliability, diminish our national security and do little or nothing to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Or we could pursue a worker-oriented en… Continue Reading


Sullivan Joins Murkowski in Effort to Ramp-Up Domestic Critical Mineral Supply Chain

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today joined Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in introducing legislation to improve the quality and timeliness of federal permitting and review processes with respect to critical mineral production on federal land. Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) are original cosponsors of the bill. The current federal permitting process has b… Continue Reading


CENTCOM Commander Affirms Importance of U.S. Energy to National Security

WASHINGTON-General Frank McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), yesterday affirmed the importance of domestic energy production to America's national security and foreign policy objectives, and said policies that curtail U.S. energy production are "not helpful." The question was posed by Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), who has raised concerns for several months about how orders issued by the Biden administration targeting the … Continue Reading


Sullivan Honors Beth Trowbridge as “Alaskan of the Week”

WASHINGTON-On the floor of the U.S. Senate today, and in honor of ongoing Earth Day celebrations, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized Beth Trowbridge, of Homer, the executive director of the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies (CACS). Trowbridge has spent the last 40 years advocating for Alaska's wilderness and wildlife, cleaning up the oceans and shorelines plagued by marine debris, and educating others about their role in preserving the natural environment for future generations. Senator… Continue Reading


Sullivan Hosts Roundtable Highlighting Alaska’s Marine Debris Programs

WASHINGTON-Last week, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) hosted a virtual meeting with the leadership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program and program directors of organizations from across Alaska to discuss their marine debris clean-up projects and how the Sullivan-authored, bipartisan Save Our Seas 2.0 Act (SOS) is advancing these efforts. Signed into law in December of 2020, SOS 2.0 has increased investments in domestic infrastructure, strength… Continue Reading


Alaska Delegation Encourages Department of Homeland Security to Help Keep Alaska Seafood Industry Running

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young issued the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the department is making available 22,000 temporary, non-agriculture worker visas through the H-2B visa program: "The H-2B visa program is crucial to on-shore fish processors in Alaska and to our national seafood supply. The COVID-19 pandemic has created incredible hardships for American businesses across the nation, and Alaska's seaf… Continue Reading


Quick Passage of Sullivan/Scott CRUISE Act Blocked in Senate

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) today attempted to advance their Careful Resumption Under Improved Safety Enhancements (CRUISE) Act on the Senate floor, but Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) objected, preventing the bill from passing. The CRUISE Act, also introduced with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), would revoke the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) current "Conditional Sailing Order" on cruises and require the CDC to provide COVID-19 mitigation … Continue Reading


Sullivan Lauds Alaska Lawsuit Against CDC to Salvage Cruise Season

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today released the following statement regarding Governor Mike Dunleavy's (R-Alaska) announcement yesterday that the State of Alaska will join a Florida lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) challenging the legal authority of the agency's Conditional Sailing Order (CSO), which is preventing coastal communities and cruise lines from planning to safely resume operations this summer. "Enough is enough. I fully support … Continue Reading


U.S. Space and Strategic Commanders Rebut Claim of Widespread Extremism in Military Ranks

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and a colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve, in a hearing yesterday asked the commanders of U.S. Space Command and U.S. Strategic Command if they were aware of widespread extremism in the ranks of the military. The question comes on the heels of a suggestion made last week by one of the senator's colleagues that as much as ten percent of America's military service members may ascribe to "violent… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Van Hollen Introduce China Reciprocity Legislation

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) today introduced the True Reciprocity Act of 2021, legislation to address the substantial imbalance in the relationship between the United States and China across a number of sectors, including diplomacy, trade, communications, and education. Specifically, the legislation directs the Biden administration to develop an in-depth report to Congress detailing the obstacles put in place by China to obstruct the free work of… Continue Reading

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