Press Releases


Sullivan, Wicker, Cruz Introduce Bill to Guarantee Military Pay in Event of Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with 11 of their Senate colleagues, have introduced S. 2835, the Pay Our Military Act of 2023, legislation to ensure America’s military service members—Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard and Space Force—are paid in the event of a government shutdown in Fiscal Year 2024. Wicker serves as ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), on which Sullivan also serves. C… Continue Reading


Sullivan Again Demands President Biden Secure the Border

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement regarding the record-breaking number of illegal border crossings on the southern border this August. “There are no excuses for the Biden administration’s disastrous handling of our southern border. The numbers released by Customs and Border Protection reveal more than 200,000 illegal encounters last month ALONE. It is a humanitarian crisis. It is a national security crisis. It is a health crisis. Americans nationwi… Continue Reading


Alaska Senators Express Concern to FTC About Potential Albertsons-Kroger Merger

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) expressed concerns to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about the Albertsons-Kroger merger. The FTC is overseeing the potential deal. In a letter addressed to FTC Chair Lina Khan, the Senators identified their concerns with the possible compact, including how it would affect consumer prices, the state’s food security, and Alaskan employees and their union contracts. In the letter, the Senators wrote, “We write to expres… Continue Reading


Sullivan Delivers Caps on Camp Lejeune Attorney’s Fees, Finally Protecting Sick Marines

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), welcomed news that the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday instituted caps on the fees trial lawyers can charge in cases representing sick Marines and other individuals impacted by water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The caps, which will be applied to existing contracts regardless of the legal pathway a veteran or their family chooses, come after Sen. … Continue Reading


Murkowski, Sullivan Applaud $53 Million in Additional Tribal Broadband Grants

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, today acknowledged the announcement of an additional $ 53,959,517 million in federal broadband grants from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP). The grant recipients include Igiugig Village, Alaska Tribal Spectrum, Alaska Village Initiatives, Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor, Benhti Economic Development Corporation, Chugachmiut, Huna Totem Corpo… Continue Reading


Sullivan Announces New Council of Alaskans to Improve Federal Judicial Selection

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today announced a new nine-member Alaska Federal Judiciary Council he has convened to make recommendations for nominations to Alaska’s open federal judiciary seats. Traditionally, these recommendations are given significant weight when the White House makes nominations to the federal judiciary based on long-standing senatorial courtesy where a list of candidates is advanced by a state’s U.S. Senate delegation, the Senate’s “blue slip” practice, and… Continue Reading


Sullivan: Biden’s War on American Energy is a Gift to Our Adversaries

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) warned in a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday that the Biden administration’s war on American energy “is a gift to [America’s] adversaries” and weakens one of America’s greatest comparative advantages - energy security.   Senator Sullivan delivered his remarks one week after the Biden administration shut down millions of acres in the National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska (NPR-A) for resource development and canceled leases authorized by Congress… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Hageman Introduce Bill to Hold Administration Accountable for Regressive Energy Policies Targeting Rural and Low-Income Americans

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Representative Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.) introduced legislation this week that would curtail inflationary pressures caused by higher energy costs and defend communities most at risk of energy poverty, particularly rural, elderly, minority, and low-income Americans. The Energy Poverty Prevention and Accountability Act, featured in Fox News Digital this morning, requires the federal government to show how new regulations and proposed energy projec… Continue Reading


Commerce Committee Leadership Introduce Bill to Ensure Coast Guard Personnel Paid In Event of Gov’t Shutdown

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Chair Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Subcommittee Ranking Member Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Subcommittee Chair Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) today introduced the Pay Our Coast Guard Act, bicameral, bipartisan legislation that would ensure Coast Guard personnel receive pay and allowances in the event of a government shutdown if the members of the Armed Forces receive pay and allowances. The legislation would ensure that the Coas… Continue Reading


Sullivan To Attend First Hearing as Member of the Congressional Executive Commission on China

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the International Republican Institute (IRI) will attend his first hearing on the Congressional Executive Commission on China (CECC)today at 10 am Eastern Time. Senator Sullivan was appointed to the commission by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on July 24. Established in 2000, when the United States granted China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status, the CECC exists… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Sullivan Says Biden Admin is Undermining Energy Security in a Dangerous World

  WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) warned yesterday in a Fox Business interview on Varney & Co.that the Biden administration continues to undermine America’s energy security during a dangerous time for geopolitical stability. Senator Sullivan made his comments in direct response to the Biden administration’s recent announcement that they were canceling oil leases approved by Congress in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and locking upmillions of acres of land set asi… Continue Reading


Delegation, Alaska Leaders: Biden Administration puts American Energy Security at Risk; Harms the State and Alaska Native Communities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska), Representative Mary Peltola (D-Alaska), and North Slope and other Alaska leaders today expressed their opposition to two new anti-development decisions in Alaska announced by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). DOI is proposing to withdraw millions of acres within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) and canceling the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority's (AIDEA) lawfully awarded leases within… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Murkowski, Peltola Congratulate Appointees to New Salmon Research Task Force and Yukon-Kuskokwim-Focused Working Group

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (both R-Alaska), and Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska), celebrated the appointment of 19 members to the new Alaska Salmon Research Task Force, as well as appointments to the working group focused on salmon returns in the Alaska Yukon and Kuskokwim River region. The task force will study the increased variability in Pacific salmon populations in Alaska, including unprecedented declines in some regions, and provide recom… Continue Reading


Sullivan Celebrates Partnership to Build Seawall Protecting Utqiagvik

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—Senator Sullivan today participated in the signing of the U.S. Corps of Engineers Alaska District Project Partnership Agreement with the North Slope Borough for the Barrow Coastal Erosion Project. This partnership, and the funding for the erosion project, is a result of efforts Senator Sullivan, as a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, has made since in 2018, when the community of Utqiagvik lost its ocean seawall that protects parts of the downtow… Continue Reading


Sullivan: Fish & Wildlife Service Listens to Alaskans, Declines ESA Listing for Wolf Species

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today celebrated a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to not list the Alexander Archipelago wolf under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The potential listing was strongly opposed by community leaders and experts from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, and could’ve had a detrimental impact on the local economy. Sullivan wrote a letter on March 31 to USFWS Director Martha Williams opposing the potential listing. “I… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Ketchikan Celebrate Completion of New Pier, Return of NOAA Fairweather

KETCHIKAN, ALASKA—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) port facility in Ketchikan to host the return of the NOAA ship Fairweather—an effort Sen. Sullivan has championed since coming to the Senate. A 2002 law authored by the late Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) mandated the Fairweather be homeported in Alaska—where the vessel conducts all of its research work—but it has instead resided… Continue Reading


Ahead of Trilateral Summit, Sen. Sullivan, Rep. Kim Urge Biden To Promote American Energy Infrastructure & Exports

WASHINGTON—As President Biden prepares to host a trilateral summit between the United States, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK), U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Representative Young Kim (R-CA) urged the President to promote American energy infrastructure and exports in a letter sent to the President earlier this week. Senator Sullivan and Representative Kim emphasize the importance of unleashing American energy and energy cooperation, particularly with regards t… Continue Reading


Critical Infrastructure Grants Awarded to Alaska Will Help Salmon Habitats

Anchorage, Alaska - The Alaska congressional delegation hailed the funding for culverts in communities across Alaska that will offer meaningful restoration for critical salmon habitats. Awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Culvert Removal, Replacement, and Restoration Grant Program through the Culvert Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP) Program, over $44 million will be distributed to nine Alaska communities looking to strengthen fish habitats. “Our work on the bipartisa… Continue Reading


Alaska’s Delegation, Governor, North Slope Leaders Criticize District Court for Upholding Biden Administration’s ANWR “Pause” in Violation of 2017 Law

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska), Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska), Governor Mike Dunleavy (R-Alaska), and leaders from Alaska’s North Slope today criticized a U.S. District Court ruling dismissing the State of Alaska’s and the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority’s (AIDEA) legal challenge to the Biden administration’s suspension of lawfully-issued leases for oil and gas exploration… Continue Reading


U.S. Navy Names New Ship After Legendary Alaska Native Navy SEAL Sol Atkinson

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today welcomed an announcement from the U.S. Navy that a future Navajo-class Towing, Salvage, and Rescue (T-ATS) ship will be named in honor of the late Solomon “Sol” Atkinson, one of the first U.S. Navy SEALs and a legendary Alaska Native leader from the Metlakatla Indian Community on Annette Island. The announcement coincides with Metlakatla Founders Day, commemorating the founding of the community in 1887. “Sol At… Continue Reading

Showing page   of 75