Press Releases

07.13.20

Sullivan, Rosen Introduce Bipartisan FRONTIER Community Act to Expand Access to Mental Health Telemedicine

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) today announced the introduction of their FRONTIER Community Act, bipartisan legislation to expand access to mental health services through telemedicine in frontier states, and to make this change permanent. Companion legislation has been introduced in the House by Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska). "One of my core responsibilities as a U.S. senator is to fix arbitrary rules and regulations that simply don't work f… Continue Reading


07.01.20

Paycheck Protection Program Deadline Extension Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation to extend the Paycheck Protection Program to August 8, 2020. The small business loan program expired yesterday, on June 30. It now needs to pass the House in order for it to be sent to the President's desk to be signed into law. Just last week the Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration announced a rule allowing commercial fishing businesses to account for crew member payroll when applying for Paycheck Protection… Continue Reading


07.01.20

Alaska Congressional Delegation Introduce Bill to Make Cost-Of-Living Adjustment For Alaska, Hawaii Nursing Facilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Alaska Congressional Delegation introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation that will provide for fair Medicare payments for nursing facilities in Alaska and Hawaii. The bill will authorize a cost-of-living adjustment at skilled nursing facilities in those states to take into account the higher costs of delivering care. The Equitable Payments for Nursing Facilities Act of 2020 is led by U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Mazie Hiro… Continue Reading


06.26.20

Alaska Delegation Welcomes Court Win for Alaska Native Corporations

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young (all R-Alaska) today welcomed the court decision deeming Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) eligible for tribal assistance appropriated through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Today U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta ruled that Alaska Native Corporations can receive a share of the $8 billion in funding set aside for Tribal governments that Congress approved in March. "When we pas… Continue Reading


06.26.20

Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Daniel Welborn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized Fairbanks resident Daniel Welborn, a recently retired police officer with the Fairbanks Police Department. Welborn, on the force for 26 years, did nearly every job there was to do, and retired as deputy chief of police. Senator Sullivan recognized Daniel Welborn as part of his series, "Alaskan of the Week."… Continue Reading


06.26.20

Delegation Announces Paycheck Protection Program Fix for Commercial Fishing Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young (all R-Alaska) today applauded a rule released by the Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration that will allow commercial fishing businesses to account for crew member payroll when applying for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Over the past several weeks, the Alaska Congressional Delegation has pressed the Trump administration for the change - which included sending a letter to Tre… Continue Reading


06.25.20

Alaska Native Vietnam War-Era Veterans Are One Step Closer To Being Able to Apply for Land Allotments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today welcomed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) announcement of proposed rules that will allow more than 1,000 Alaska Native Vietnam War-era veterans to apply for land allotments of up to 160 acres of land. This is a key step to fulfilling an important provision of the Dingell Act, landmark public lands legislation that Congress passed early last year. BLM also announced the specific lands availabl… Continue Reading


06.25.20

Delegation Welcomes Final Environmental Impact Statement on NPR-A Integrated Activity Plan

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today issued the following statements after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for an updated Integrated Activity Plan (IAP) for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A). The final EIS will be followed by a record of decision that will guide management of the NPR-A. "As Alaskans work toward economic recovery, having a robust plan to unlock … Continue Reading


06.24.20

Senate Democrats Block Debate of Police Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today voted with 54 of his colleagues to begin debate on the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act, a major law enforcement reform bill introduced by Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), which came up short of the 60 votes necessary to begin consideration on the Senate floor. Following the vote, Senator Sullivan released a video message to Alaskans to express his support for the JUSTICE Act and urge Senate Demo… Continue Reading


06.22.20

Key Sullivan Missile Defense Provisions Included in FY21 NDAA

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, secured key missile defense provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. These provisions mandate a new program of record for a new interim ground-based interceptor (GBI), and include funding for the Missile Defense Agency to develop the Hypersonic Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) … Continue Reading


06.18.20

Sullivan’s Critical Minerals Provisions Included in FY 2021 NDAA

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and chairman of Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, last week successfully included two key amendments in the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to address the United States' rising dependence on China and other foreign countries for minerals and metals that are critical for virtually all modern technology, including critical strategic defense techn… Continue Reading


06.17.20

Alaska Delegation Urges Senior U.S. Monetary Officials to Review Big Banks’ Discrimination Against the Energy Sector & Alaska Native Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski, and Congressman Don Young (all R-Alaska) yesterday sent a letter to Chairman Jerome Powell and Vice Chair Randy Quarles of the Federal Reserve, Acting U.S. Comptroller of Currency Brian Brooks, and Chairwoman Jelena McWilliams of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, urging these officials to consider regulatory action and oversight of large American financial institutions that are "openly discriminating against some of the m… Continue Reading


06.16.20

Senators Introduce Post Traumatic Stress Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) have introduced a resolution designating the month of June as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month and June 27 as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day. Representatives Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Brian Mast (R-Fla.), Anthony Brindisi (D-N.Y.), and John Katko (R-N.Y.) have introduced a companion resolution in the House. "Many of our brave men and women in uniform suffer in sil… Continue Reading


06.12.20

Sullivan Secures $193 Million in Military Spending for Alaska

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee, voted alongside his Armed Services Committee members this week to pass the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes $8.15 billion in FY2021 military construction funding, $193 million of which is authorized specifically for Alaska projects and improvements. "This bill comes at a time when our communities need support more than ever, and authorizes almost $200 million in military… Continue Reading


06.12.20

Sullivan Works to Include New DoD Arctic Security Studies Center in NDAA Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Armed Services Committee this week passed out of committee the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act. U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the committee - and Chairman of Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, successfully included key elements of a bill introduced earlier this Congress with Senator Murkowski authorizing a new regional Department of Defense (DoD) Center - appropriately named the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Stud… Continue Reading


06.11.20

Sullivan Speaks on Racism in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) yesterday spoke on the Senate floor regarding the tragic killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the outcry and protests that have emerged, and the part he can play to work to end racism in America. Transcript Mr. President, there is no doubt that there is a lot of anger in our country right now. We have seen that anger being given voice all throughout our communities and small towns and big cities. We have seen it in our househ… Continue Reading


06.11.20

ICYMI: Defense News & Breaking Defense on White House Arctic Memo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) was mentioned in Defense News and Breaking Defense, two leading publications that cover the Pentagon and national defense issues, regarding the Memorandum on Safeguarding U.S. National Interests in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions, released by the White House on Tuesday. The memorandum calls for assets and resources in the Arctic to ensure a persistent United States presence in the area, including a fleet of polar security icebre… Continue Reading


06.10.20

Sullivan Welcomes White House Memo on America’s Arctic Interests

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today commented on the Memorandum on Safeguarding U.S. National Interests in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions, which was released by the White House. The memorandum calls for assets and resources in the Arctic to ensure a persistent United States presence in the area, including a fleet of polar security icebreakers that is operationally tested and fully deployable by Fiscal Year 2029. "We are an Arctic nation because of Alaska, and I'm grat… Continue Reading


06.09.20

Sullivan Votes to Confirm General Brown as Air Force Service Chief

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today joined his colleagues in voting unanimously to confirm General Charles Q. Brown, Jr. as the next chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force. Sullivan spoke on the Senate floor shortly before the confirmation vote. Transcript: Mr. President, this is going to be a historic day for the U.S. Senate as we come down to the floor after the recess to be voting on the confirmation of General… Continue Reading


06.05.20

Sullivan, Schatz & King Introduce Visit America Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Angus King (I-Maine) recently introduced S. 3831, the Visit America Act, which would set a visitation goal of 116 million annual international travelers to the United States by 2028, formally authorize the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, and create a high-ranking position within the Department of Commerce focused on bolstering America's travel and tourism industry and coordinating a strategy across mult… Continue Reading

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