Press Releases


Senators Introduce Bill to Improve Access to Justice in the West, Create New Twelfth Circuit

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) have introduced the Judicial Efficiency Improvement Act of 2021, a bill that would codify the Judicial Conference's most recent recommendations as well as other important measures to enhance the effectiveness of the federal judiciary. The legislation would authorize 77 permanent district court judgeships, convert nine temporary district court judgeshi… Continue Reading


Sullivan Criticizes Senate Democrats for Confirming Eco-Terrorist Stone-Manning as BLM Director

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) yesterday voted against confirming Tracy Stone-Manning as director of the Bureau of Land Management. Her nomination was ultimately confirmed by a vote of 50 to 45. For months, Sen. Sullivan has strongly opposed Stone-Manning's nomination due to her disturbing involvement with eco-terrorists during her time working for EarthFirst!, a violent environmental group, and her misrepresentations about her involvement during her confirmation hearings. Sull… Continue Reading


Sullivan Honors Alaska State Trooper Anne Sears as “Alaskan of the Week”

WASHINGTON-On the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized Anne Sears-originally from Nome, Alaska, and now living in Wasilla-an Alaska state trooper who retired yesterday after several decades of dedicated service to Alaskans. Trooper Sears, the first and only Alaska Native female state trooper, was inspired to follow a career in public safety beginning as a clerk for the Juneau Police Department. Her career as a trooper took her to all corners of Alaska, i… Continue Reading


Sullivan: “Democrats Are in Disarray” on $3.5 Trillion Tax-and-Spend Spree

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) said yesterday that "Democrats are in disarray" regarding their plan to advance a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. In his interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network, Sen. Sullivan also criticized Senate Democrats for not holding a single committee hearing or mark-up in advance of a vote, providing the American people with no transparency on this largest-in-a-generation spending package. On Monday, Sen. Sullivan spoke on the Senate f… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Sullivan Reacts to Tense Afghanistan Hearing with General Milley, Secretary Austin

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), spoke with Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Primetime last night and Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network this morning regarding the senator's tense exchanges in a SASC hearing with General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin about the total lack of accountability within the Biden administration for the botched withdrawal of U.S. forces and citi… Continue Reading


Sullivan Demands Answers, Accountability from Senior Biden & Pentagon Officials Following Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal in Tense Hearing

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), in a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) today, demanded accountability from the most senior military leaders and defense officials in the Biden administration for the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan that left hundreds of Americans and thousands of America's Afghan allies stranded, and has resulted in a safe haven for global terrorism in the country once again. Sen. Sullivan first asked each of the witnesses about President… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Risch and Colleagues Introduce Comprehensive Afghanistan Legislation

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), along with 21 of their Senate colleagues, yesterday introduced the Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight, and Accountability Act, legislation to address the outstanding issues related to the Biden administration's rushed and disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. "The consequences of President Biden's botched withdrawal from Afghanistan are devastating: The faith of our allies has weakened, our adversaries have been em… Continue Reading


SPEECH: Democrats' Tax and Spending Spree

Mr. President, I want to talk about transparency, and I want to talk about the need for transparency here in the U.S. Senate more than ever. The House and the Senate are moving with breakneck speed to pass one of the biggest, most reckless spending social bills in U.S. history, over $3.5 trillion--a spending spree that will be the largest in a generation--which will include the largest tax hike that we have seen in peacetime and something that the majority leader himself has called the largest … Continue Reading


SPEECH: Biden's Afghanistan Debacle

Mr. President, there have been a lot of discussions on the floor today--and I fully support them--about an important, important role of the U.S. Senate that we need to take on with regard to our oversight responsibility of what the entire country has recently observed as a fiasco, debacle, with regard to foreign policy in Afghanistan that is going to have consequences for years. Like all of us, I was home over August when all of these images on TV were unfolding. And I will tell you, I d… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Schatz, Murkowski, Hirono Introduce Bill to Make Cost-Of-Living Adjustment For Alaska, Hawaii Nursing Facilities

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai'i), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai'i) today reintroduced legislation that will provide for fair Medicare payments for nursing facilities in Hawai'i and Alaska. The bipartisan Equitable Payments for Nursing Facilities Act will authorize a cost-of-living adjustment at skilled nursing facilities in those states to take into account the higher costs of delivering care. "As the largest state in the coun… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Rubio, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Designate Taliban as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) were joined by Senators Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) in introducing the Preventing Recognition of Terrorist States Act, which directs the U.S. secretary of state to designate the illegitimate "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan" as a state sponsor of terrorism, and the Taliban as a terrorist organization. The bill would also impose sanctions agains… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Braun, Hagerty, Marshall, Lee Oppose Biden Vaccine Mandate and Demand Congressional Review

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), along with Congressman Fred Keller (R-Pa.), are demanding congressional review of President Biden's recent vaccine mandate on private employees before it goes into effect. Last week, President Joe Biden issued vaccine and testing mandates for private businesses with more than 100 employees, affecting more than 80 million Americans and threatening $14,000 f… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Lee & Tuberville Introduce Bill Requiring Senate Vote for CDC Director

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) yesterday introduced the Restoring Trust in Public Health Act, which would require that nominees for director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) be confirmed by the United States Senate. Recently, the CDC has impacted the lives of hundreds of millions of Americans through its COVID-19 guidelines and eviction moratorium, all under directors who have not been confirmed by the Sena… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Sullivan Discusses Briefing on Biden’s Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), spoke at a press conference yesterday with seven of his Senate colleagues after participating in a classified briefing with testimony from General Austin Scott Miller, the former commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, regarding the Biden administration's botched withdrawal from Afghanistan. Sen. Sullivan also discussed the briefing with Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino on Fox News Channel's America… Continue Reading


Alaska Delegation Responds to EPA’s Announcement to Reinstate the 404(c) Determination Process

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, issued the following statements after the EPA announced it is seeking to reinstate the process to make a Clean Water Act Section 404(c) determination over what it the agency called an effort to "protect certain waters in Bristol Bay, Alaska." "A year ago, the Army Corps of Engineers denied a section 404 permit for the proposed Pebble mine project. This denial came after years of study, including t… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Colleagues Call for Hearings on Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), along with eight of their colleagues on the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), sent a letter yesterday to SASC Chairman Jack Reed (D-R.I.) calling on him to exercise the committee's authority by holding hearings on the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Specifically, the senators requested sworn testimony from senior military leaders, including Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chie… Continue Reading


Sullivan Warns America’s Adversaries Will “Test” Biden Administration Following Afghanistan Debacle

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino on Fox News Channel's America's Newsroom this morning to discuss the aftermath of the Biden administration's full withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan on Monday, with hundreds of Americans still in the Taliban-controlled country. In the interview, Sen. Sullivan warned that America's adversaries, like Russia and China, will likely "test" the United Stat… Continue Reading


Sullivan Demands Answers from Biden Officials on Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal

KETCHIKAN, ALASKA-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan demanding answers on why the Biden administration chose the seemingly arbitrary date of August 31st to withdraw all U.S. military forces from Afghanistan, even though American citizens remain trapped in the Taliban-controlled country. Below is the full text… Continue Reading


Sullivan: President Biden Has Forsaken Hundreds of Americans in Afghanistan

KETCHIKAN, ALASKA-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released the following statement after the departure of the last U.S. military personnel from Afghanistan while hundreds of U.S. citizens remain behind in the country, now controlled by the Taliban. "I never thought I'd see the day when the U.S. government would knowingly leave behind hundreds of its own citizens-who wanted to be rescued by the U.S. military-in one of the most d… Continue Reading


Sullivan to Biden: Get Our Citizens Trapped in Afghanistan Out Now

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), spoke with Charles Payne on Fox News Channel this morning about the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan following the Biden administration's botched withdrawal of U.S. forces and personnel. Sen. Sullivan called on President Biden to level with the American people about his responsibility for the debacle taking place in Afghanistan, to assure U.S. veterans of Afghanistan and their families that thei… Continue Reading

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