Press Releases

11.17.22

Murkowski, Sullivan Applaud An Additional $135.9 Million in Broadband Investment for Alaska

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) applauded the announcement of an additional $135.9 million in federal broadband grants for communities across Alaska. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP) announced the grants Thursday for broadband programs in Western, Southcentral, and Southeastern Alaska. Newly announced grant recipients include the NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Central Coun… Continue Reading


11.17.22

Sullivan Demands Congress Protect Sick Marines from Predatory Trial Lawyers

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), criticized some of his committee colleagues in an SVAC hearing yesterday for enabling predatory trial lawyers to charge sick Marines exorbitant fees in court cases related to water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Impacted Marines are able to seek compensation for service-related toxic exposure as a result of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which became law i… Continue Reading


11.14.22

Murkowski, Sullivan Continue to Press for Fair Process, Timely Re-Approval of Ambler Access Project

Anchorage, AK - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) sent a new letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland reiterating their strong support for the Ambler Access Project (Ambler Road). The Senators' letter, in response to the Department of the Interior's (DOI) recent request for public input as it scopes a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the project, urges DOI to limit its analysis to court-identified issues and to quickly complete the SEIS so develo… Continue Reading


10.28.22

Interior Alaska Receives $30 Million to Deploy High-Speed Internet

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) today announced that the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) is receiving a $30.3 million federal broadband grant, made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The grant comes through USDA's ReConnect Program, which aims to build out broadband infrastructure to connect communities across the United States with high speed internet access. TCC's grant will help to fund a fiber network in the Yukon-Koyukuk Ce… Continue Reading


10.26.22

$112 Million Announced for Alaska Ports and Ferry Terminals

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) today announced that four Alaska coastal communities will receive a total of $112 million in investments this year for critical port-related infrastructure and ferry terminal projects, marking the first wave of these type of investments attributable to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The awards, made possible by the IIJA's investments in Alaska's maritime infrastructure and supply chain, will benef… Continue Reading


10.24.22

Sen. Dan Sullivan, Ambassador Emanuel Lead AK LNG Summit in Tokyo

TOKYO-Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement at the conclusion of the Alaska LNG Summit of U.S. and Japanese energy and policy leaders convened in Tokyo by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel. The summit was a significant gathering of stakeholders seeking to advance the Alaska LNG Project-a proposed 800-mile pipeline from Alaska's North Slope to tidewater in Cook Inlet that would supply abundant natural gas to Alaskans and to Indo-Pacific allies of the Uni… Continue Reading


10.22.22

Sullivan Emphasizes the Power of Unity at Alaska Federation of Natives Convention

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), in a speech yesterday at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) annual convention, celebrated AFN's history of being a uniting force in Alaska, and spoke about how such unity among Alaska Native communities, as well as with the state and federal government, has resulted in great successes for all Alaskans. The successes Sullivan highlighted included battling COVID-19; securing funding for broadband, water and sewer in the Infrastructure In… Continue Reading


10.13.22

Murkowski, Sullivan Applaud An Additional $124.4 Million in Broadband Investment for Western and Southwestern Alaska

WASHNGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) applauded the announcement of an additional $124.4 million in federal broadband grants for Western and Southwestern Alaska. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP) announced Tuesday that the Bethel Native Corporation received a $42 million grant to build a fiber network for Bethel, Platinum, Eek, Napaskiak, and Oscarville, $52.6 million to Calist… Continue Reading


10.12.22

Sullivan Introduces ROAR Act to Refill Strategic Reserve with American-Produced Petroleum

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) yesterday introduced the Replenishing Our American Reserves (ROAR) Act, legislation that would require that the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) only include petroleum products produced in the United States, and only sell to domestic buyers. "Last November, President Biden began draining our country's Strategic Petroleum Reserve in a shortsighted attempt to control the skyrocketing gas prices his administration's energy policies have wro… Continue Reading


10.07.22

Sullivan Reacts to New National Strategy for the Arctic

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today issued the following statement in response to the White House's release of a new "National Strategy for the Arctic Region." "When I first came to the Senate, the Obama administration had an Arctic strategy document that was thirteen pages long, filled with mostly pictures, mentioned climate change five times, and only mentioned Russia in a footnote. I fought for legislation requiring … Continue Reading


10.04.22

Murkowski, Sullivan, and Colleagues Demand Administration End Its War on U.S. Oil & Gas

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-AK) joined nineteen of their Republican Senate colleagues, in a letter led by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), to demand the Biden administration end its assault on domestic oil and gas production and continue to sell oil and gas leases on federal land and water. The push comes in response to the U.S. Department of the Interior's draft proposal for the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program, in which the depar… Continue Reading


09.30.22

Sullivan, Barrasso Introduce Bill to End China’s Unfair Advantage

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) have introduced legislation, the Ending China's Unfair Advantage Act, to end American taxpayer handouts to China. The Ending China's Unfair Advantage Act prohibits U.S. funding going to the Montreal Protocol, a United Nations (UN) treaty, until China is no longer treated as a developing country. C… Continue Reading


09.30.22

Murkowski, Sullivan Introduce Bill to Recognize the Legacy of the Late Congressman Don Young

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) yesterday introduced the Don Young Recognition Act, a bill to honor the legacy of the late Don Young, congressman for all Alaska. The legislation designates one of the most active volcanoes in the Aleutian Islands, currently known as Mount Cerberus, as Mount Young. In addition, the bill recognizes Congressman Young's lifelong contributions to Alaska by designating the federal office building in Fairbanks as the Don Young Fe… Continue Reading


09.29.22

Sullivan, Carper Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Implement Holistic Approach to Children’s Health Care

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, along with Representatives Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Michael Burgess (R-Texas), today introduced the Kickstarting Innovative Demonstrations Support (KIDS) Health Act of 2022 to establish a "whole child health care" model for children and youth eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The legislation would authorize federal dollar… Continue Reading


09.29.22

Alaska Delegation Applauds Announcement of 100% Federal Cost Share for Western Alaska Disaster

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska), Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska), and Governor Mike Dunleavy (R-Alaska) today welcomed an announcement that President Biden has approved the State of Alaska's request to waive the state's cost share for individual and public assistance for recovery efforts from the impacts of Typhoon Merbok in Western Alaska. President Biden's order today increases the federal share for emergency assistance to 100 percent of … Continue Reading


09.27.22

Sullivan Introduces Bill to Remove Obstacle to Mental Telehealth Services for Seniors

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today introduced legislation to permanently waive a federal provision requiring seniors who are seeking mental health services to have an in-person visit before receiving services virtually. The Trump administration waived this requirement during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the declaration of a public health emergency (PHE). Without legislative action, these flexibilities will end when the federal PHE ends. "Just like the 'origi… Continue Reading


09.27.22

Alaska Delegation United in Urging President Biden to Waive State’s Cost Share for Western Alaska Disaster

WASHINGTON-Following last week's federal major disaster declaration to support Western Alaska's recovery from the impact of Typhoon Merbok, U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska), Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska), and Governor Mike Dunleavy (R-Alaska) are urging President Biden to waive 100 percent of the state's cost share for federal individual and public assistance for recovery efforts for 30 days, citing the fact that the cost is too great to cover with c… Continue Reading


09.23.22

Alaska Delegation Applauds Approval of Major Disaster Declaration for Western Alaska

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska), and Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska) today welcomed an announcement that President Joe Biden approved Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy's (R-Alaska) request for a major disaster declaration to support Western Alaska's recovery from the impact of Typhoon Merbok on Alaskan families, homes, businesses, schools, and infrastructure. This announcement comes just two days after the delegation sent a letter urging the… Continue Reading


09.23.22

$63 Million in Broadband Investments Announced for Alaska

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) today announced that communities on the North Slope and in Southeast Alaska will receive a total of $63 million for high-speed internet network buildout / deployment projects. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ReConnect Program grants, awarded to the Alaska Telephone Company and Arctic Slope Telephone, will help improve broadband access, including its affordability, for rural communities. "Having reliable internet… Continue Reading


09.22.22

Sullivan Calls for Quick, Equitable Federal Assistance for Alaskans Recovering from Typhoon Merbok

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) spoke on the Senate floor today about the importance of federal disaster relief funds for communities that were recently hit by Typhoon Merbok, one of the strongest storms in Alaska's history. Preliminary assessments show extensive damage to structures and essential infrastructure throughout the region. The Alaska congressional delegation sent a letter Tuesday to President Biden, urging him to immediately approve a federal disaster declaration re… Continue Reading

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