Press Releases


Sullivan, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Service members, Examine Health Effects of Toxic Burn Pits

WASHINGTON, DC - This week, U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) reintroduced the bipartisan Burn Pits Accountability Act to examine the health effects of exposure to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals on service members and veterans. The legislation would require members of the Armed Forces to be evaluated for exposure to toxic airborne chemicals during routine health exams and direct the Secretary of Defense to record and share whether servicemembers were based o… Continue Reading


Sullivan Attends Missile Defense Review Announcement, Applauds Alaska Specific Focus

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Armed Services Committee, attended President Trump's and the Department of Defense's unveiling of the 2019 Missile Defense Review (MDR) at the Pentagon, which is the first update to American missile defense policy since 2010. "Over the past forty years, the issue of missile defense has been a largely partisan issue led by Republican Presidents," said Senator Sullivan. "Since entering the Senate, I have worked to reach a… Continue Reading


Sullivan Pushes Senate to Pass Pay our Coast Guard Act

WASHINGTON, DC- Yesterday evening, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) urged his Senate colleagues to take up and pass legislation that he and a bipartisan group of senators have introduced which would ensure that the more than 41,000 active members and retirees of the U.S. Coast Guard be paid throughout the partial government shutdown. Senator Sullivan is currently the chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Security, which has jurisdiction over the U.S. Coast Guard. To watch Senator Sul… Continue Reading


Sullivan Named Chair of Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Security

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today announced that he has been selected to serve as chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Security in the 116th Congress. This new subcommittee will provide oversight of the Coast Guard, Maritime Administration, Transportation Security Administration, the Merchant Marine, and other national security issues including drones, digital networks, and cybersecurity. "I'm honored to assume the chairmanship of this important subcommittee ta… Continue Reading


Sullivan Addresses Alaskans on Partial Government Shutdown and Border Security

WASHINGTON, DC-Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke on camera to Alaskans about the partial government shutdown, and the broader issue of border security and how it relates to the shutdown. To watch Senator Sullivan's address to Alaskans, CLICK HERE. Below is a full transcription of Senator Sullivan's remarks: Hello Alaska and Happy 2019 to everybody. I hope you have a great holiday season. I certainly did with my wife and daughters in Anchorage and in Fairbanks as well. Today I … Continue Reading


Alaska Congressional Delegation Backs Governor’s Request for Federal Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, sent a letter urging President Donald Trump to act promptly and approve Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy's (R-AK) request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration. This declaration would provide federal assistance for the State of Alaska to address the major earthquake that occurred on November 30, 2018, as well as impacts caused by subsequent aftershocks. In their letter, the Alaska Co… Continue Reading


Delegation Applauds Secretary of the Navy’s Decision to Name Future Destroyer After Senator Ted Stevens

WASHINGTON, DC - The Alaska Congressional Delegation today proudly announced that Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in honor of the late U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, who served as Alaska's Senator from 1968-2009. "It is an honor to help Secretary Spencer announce the naming of the USS Ted Stevens today," said Senator Sullivan. "As an Army Air Corps officer, a civil servant, and a historic U.S. Senator from our great state, Sena… Continue Reading


Sullivan Statement on Secretary of Defense Mattis

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to news that Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will retire in February 2019. "I'm disheartened by the impending resignation of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. His decades of service to our nation - from a Marine Corps second lieutenant to our 26th Secretary of Defense - embodies all that makes this country truly great. "I would like to personally tha… Continue Reading


Sullivan Statement on U.S. Withdrawal of Troops from Syria

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in reaction to the United States decision to withdraw troops for Syria: "I have supported the Trump administration's foreign policy across a number of areas: its tougher approach on China and Russia, its strategy to counter malign Iranian influence in the Middle East, and its robust military strategy to defeat ISIS. "Yesterday's abrupt about-face to withdraw our … Continue Reading


Alaska Delegation Commends Milestone for Responsible Energy Development on the Coastal Plain

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Rep. Don Young, and Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy (all R-Alaska) today issued the following statements after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the oil and gas leasing program on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). "One year ago, Congress directed the Department of the Interior to open the Coastal Plain for responsible energy development, and today mar… Continue Reading


Sullivan Votes Against FIRST STEP Act

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement today after voting against the FIRST STEP Act. The legislation would reform the federal prison system and modify several federal sentencing provisions - which may allow certain violent and drug criminals to be eligible for early release, and would reduce sentences for serious repeat drug traffickers. Sullivan Outlines His Vote Against the FIRST STEP Act (click here or image to watch). "While I support some of… Continue Reading


Sullivan Statement on Secretary of Interior Zinke

ANCHORAGE, AK - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement in response to news that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will be stepping down at the end of the year. "Over the past two years, Alaska has had no better friend than Ryan Zinke. He joins the ranks of Gov. Wally Hickel as one of the great Secretaries of Interior. "From assembling an all-star leadership team led by talented Alaskans, to unleashing American energy dominance - by reversing the previous Administr… Continue Reading


Sullivan Outlines Opposition to Yemen War Resolution on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, DC- Yesterday, in a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) outlined his opposition to S.J. RES 54, a resolution restricting U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen. S.J. RES 54 passed the Senate today by a vote of 56 to 41, with Sullivan voting in opposition. Senator Sullivan Outlines Opposition to S.J. RES. 54 (click here or image to watch). Key Highlights: "(T)he heinous murderers of [Jamal Khashoggi] need to be held accountable. There is no doubt about th… Continue Reading


Air Force Recommends Additional F-22 Raptors be stationed at JBER

WASHINGTON, DC -The U.S. Air Force announced on Friday that it is recommending the operational F-22 Raptors formerly housed at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida, be accommodated at other operational bases across the country, including at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Alaska. "We have recommended that the best path forward to increase readiness and use money wisely is to consolidate the operational F-22s formerly at Tyndall in Alaska, Hawaii and Virginia, and make the decision no… Continue Reading


Sullivan Welcomes Revised Definition of WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), 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) proposed revised definition of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: "I welcome the EPA's long awaited proposal to restore power to states and protect land owners - and hardworking Alaskans - from the confusing and burdensome… Continue Reading


Sullivan Recognizes All Alaskans for Their Remarkable Response to Earthquake

Sullivan Recognizes All Alaskans for Their Remarkable Response to Earthquake WASHINGTON, DC - Last week, as part of his "Alaskan of the Week" series, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) recognized all Alaskans for their remarkable response to the November 30, 2018 earthquake the shook Southcentral Alaska. Sullivan honoring all Alaskans for their response to the November 30th earthquake (Click image or here to watch, click here to download). EARTHQUAKE IN ALASKA -- (U.S. Senate - December 6, … Continue Reading


ICYMI: Sullivan Applauds Passage of Coast Guard Authorization Act in Speech on Senate Floor

ICYMI: Sullivan Applauds Passage of Coast Guard Authorization Act in Speech on Senate Floor ANCHORAGE, AK - Last week, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke on the Senate floor following the passage of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, a bipartisan and bicameral agreement he championed to reauthorize the Coast Guard for two years. The bill, which is expected to pass the U.S. House following the Thanksgiving holiday, included a number of priorities and provisions of Alaskan interes… Continue Reading


Sullivan Encouraged by B.C. Govt’s Efforts to Finally Clean Up & Close Tulsequah Chief Mine

ANCHORAGE, AK - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement in response to news that the British Columbia (B.C.) government will begin taking steps to clean up and permanently close the Tulsequah Chief Mine, which is located 40 miles northeast of Juneau. "I am encouraged to see the B.C. government taking a more active role in the long overdue clean-up of the Tulsequah Chief mine," said Senator Sullivan. "The announcement that the government intends to move forward and deve… Continue Reading


Sullivan Fulfills Years-Long Commitment to Permanently Exempt Alaska Fishing Vessels from Incidental Discharge Regulations

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Chairman of the Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard subcommittee, today applauded the Senate passage of the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, bipartisan legislation he co-authored to support the Coast Guard and its many missions. The legislation, which passed today by a vote of 94 to 6, includes a Sullivan-negotiated provision known as the Vessel Incident Discharge Act (VIDA) to provide Alaska fishing vessel owners… Continue Reading


Sullivan Convenes Senate Field Hearing on "The State of Our Salmon"

*** To submit public testimony for the record, please email by November 1, 2018. *** ANCHORAGE, AK -- US. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), chairman of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and the Coast Guard, convened a hearing titled "The State of Our Salmon," on Saturday, October 20, 2018 during the Alaska Federation of Native annual convention in Anchorage, Alaska. Senator Sullivan convening Senate field hearing on "The State of Our Salmon" … Continue Reading

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