Press Releases


Sullivan: Before Willow Approval, I Asked President Biden: How Can You Lift Sanctions On Venezuela and Not Let Alaska Produce?

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) yesterday told John Roberts on Fox News' "America Reports" that, prior to the Biden administration's approval of the Willow Project, he asked President Biden how he could justify lifting sanctions on Venezuela while shutting down energy production in Alaska. "The one thing that I actually mentioned to the president, I mention it to every Biden administration official, and they've never been able to answer it, even the ones who supposedly care abou… Continue Reading


Sullivan: Haaland’s Latest King Cove Road Decision Is a Disingenuous, Purposeful Delay

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement after Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced she would be withdrawing a land exchange between the Interior Department and King Cove Corporation. The land exchange, which is currently under review by theNinth Circuit, would allow the construction of a gravel road providing residents of King Cove access to critical life-saving emergency services. "This decision is the latest act in Secretary Haaland's dising… Continue Reading


Sullivan Welcomes AUKUS Nuclear Sub Agreement, Calls for Further Congressional Briefings

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today welcomed an agreement between the leaders of AUKUS-the trilateral security pact between the U.S., Australia and the United Kingdom-to provide Australia with three American Virginia-class nuclear-powered submarines, and to deploy U.S. and British submarines in rotations through Western Australia in the coming years. Sen. Sullivan also called on the Biden administration to brief congressi… Continue Reading


Delegation: Willow Reapproval is Monumental for Alaska

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) and Representative Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) today welcomed the Biden administration's decision to reapprove ConocoPhillips' Willow Project within Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve (NPRA). After litigation, a court remand, years of supplemental environmental analysis, and a united statewide push in strong support, the administration's final Record of Decision reapproves an economically viable three-pad project. "We finally… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Daines & Nehls Reintroduce RED Tape Act

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and Representative Troy E. Nehls (R-Texas) reintroduced The RED (Regulations Endanger Democracy) Tape Act this week. The legislation would help rein in the administrative state and grow our country's economy by freezing the growing number of federal regulations promulgated each year. If the legislation is enacted, a federal agency would be required to remove a regulation from the Code of Federal Regulations for every ne… Continue Reading


Alaska Delegation Urges Court to Drop Deceptive Lawsuit Threatening Southeast Alaska Troll Fishermen

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (both R-Alaska), and Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska), filed an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington this week supporting Southeast Alaska troll fishermen in a case that threatens to shut down their small boat troll fishery on the pretense that their salmon harvest is a primary contributor to the population decline of Southern resident killer whales hundreds of miles away in Puget Sound. The lawsui… Continue Reading


Sullivan Makes Final Case: Willow Is Exactly the Kind of Energy Project Joe Biden Should Want to Support

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) yesterday gave his final arguments on the Senate floor in support of the Willow Project, a major pending oil development on the North Slope of Alaska awaiting a final decision by the Biden administration. On February 1, the Department of the Interior issued a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Willow and the administration is expected to release a final Record of Decision (ROD) for the project any day now. On March 2, Sull… Continue Reading


Alaska Delegation Demands Secretary Haaland Rescind Unlawful NPS Hunting Order

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska), sent a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland last week urging her to withdraw the National Park Service's (NPS) proposed rule, released in January, with new restrictions on hunting and trapping in National Preserves in Alaska. The Alaska congressional delegation argues that the rule, put forward without any consultation with the State of Alaska, is unsupported by scientific… Continue Reading


ICYMI: At CERAWeek, Sullivan Says Willow Project Aligns with Biden’s Priorities

WASHINGTON-At CERAWeek 2023 on Monday in Houston, Texas, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) participated in a discussion on the Willow Project and energy security with S&P Global Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin. During the discussion, Senator Sullivan emphasized that he and the rest of the Alaska congressional delegation urged President Biden to approve the Willow Project in a meeting last week in the Oval Office. Sullivan argued that the Alaska oil project aligns with President Biden's priori… Continue Reading


Senators Urge Administration to Rally Support for U.S. LNG Exports to Allies

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and John Kennedy (R-La.) today sent a letter to U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel urging the Biden administration to publicly support the export of abundant U.S. natural gas to America's allies in Europe and Asia, particularly Japan, which has prioritized energy security in its term leading the G7. The s… Continue Reading


ICYMI: WSJ on the “Camp Lejeune Lawsuit Racket”

WASHINGTON-The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board published an editorial today criticizing Senate Democrats for prioritizing the interests of trial lawyers over sick Marines and their families in cases of water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Marines, their family members, and other individuals are able to seek compensation for service-related toxic exposure at the base as a result of the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, which b… Continue Reading


Alaska Delegation Issues Statement on White House Meeting

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) and U.S. Representative Mary Peltola (D-Alaska)-the three members of Alaska's congressional delegation-today released the following statement after meeting with President Joe Biden and top members of his team to urge the reapproval of Alaska's Willow Project. "We met with the President and his senior advisors in the Oval Office for more than an hour yesterday afternoon. The conversation was honest and respectful, an… Continue Reading


Alaska Native and Union Leaders Join Delegation to Urge Re-Approval of Willow Project

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) and Representative Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) participated in an event outside the U.S. Capitol calling on the Biden administration to re-approve the Willow Project on Alaska's North Slope. The delegation was joined by Alaska State Representative Josiah Patkotak (I-Utqia?vik); Nagruk Harcharek, president of Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat; Joelle Hall, president of AFL-CIO Alaska; Doreen Leavitt, directo… Continue Reading


Alaska Legislature Passes Unanimous Resolution Supporting Willow Project

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska), and Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska), today thanked members of the Alaska House and the Alaska Senate for passing a unanimous resolution supporting the pending Willow Project on Alaska's North Slope, and urging the White House to approve the economically-viable "Alternative E" project scope recommended by career Department of the Interior (DOI) staff and scientists. DOI issued the Final Supplemental Environme… Continue Reading


Defense Experts Affirm Importance of U.S. Energy to National Security, Including Alaska’s Willow Project

WASHINGTON-In a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) last week, several defense policy experts testified to the importance of domestic energy production as a critical strategic advantage for the United States relative to America's main adversaries, China and Russia. The witnesses were responding to questions posed by U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a senior SASC member, who asked whether it serves U.S. national security interests to produce more oil and gas-like the massiv… Continue Reading


Sullivan Recognizes R.C. Roberts as “Alaskan of the Week”

WASHINGTON-On the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized R.C. Roberts, a World War II veteran with an extraordinary story of service. Roberts, who now lives in Anchorage, Alaska, landed on Omaha Beach in 1944 as part of the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France. Despite the discrimination he faced, having to serve in a racially-segregated unit several years before President Truman integrated the U.S. military, Roberts served his country heroically, earni… Continue Reading


Sullivan: Interior Secretary Remarkably Quiet About “Climate Bomb” in Her Own Home State

WASHINGTON-In a speech on the Senate floor yesterday, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) questioned why Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and her department are expressing concerns about the potential greenhouse gas emissions of Alaska's pending Willow oil project, while showing no apparent concern about her home state of New Mexico increasing oil production exponentially in recent years-eclipsing what is produced in Alaska. In his remarks, Sen. Sullivan reiterated the extensive, rigorous review… Continue Reading


Sullivan: Recent Incursions Underscore Alaska's Critical Role as Frontline For America’s National Defense

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), released the following statement after the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) reported that Alaska-based U.S. military forces detected and intercepted a Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber and other fighter jets in Alaska's Air Defense Identification Zone for the second time this week: "In the past two weeks, Alaska-based US military units - active duty, guard, and reserves - have tracke… Continue Reading


Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Recognized Nationally for First Time

WASHINGTON-The U.S. Senate today unanimously passed a resolution, introduced by Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (both R-Alaska), to nationally recognize February 16, 2023 as "Elizabeth Peratrovich Day," honoring the historic Alaska civil rights leader who played an instrumental role in the Alaska Territorial Legislature passing the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945-decades before the signing of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. "Elizabeth Peratrovich fought tirelessly for racial equa… Continue Reading


Senator Sullivan to Serve as Vice Chair of Senate Western Caucus

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senate Western Caucus Chair Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) announced that Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) will serve as the vice chair of the Senate Western Caucus in the 118thCongress. "Senator Sullivan knows the west and issues unique to the states we represent, which is why I am honored to have him join me in leading the Senate Western Caucus," said Sen. Lummis. "The Senate Western Caucus focuses on everything from natural resources and energy to broadband and economic develo… Continue Reading

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