Press Releases

06.19.19

ICYMI: Sullivan Convenes Hearing on Drone Security

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Security, yesterday convened a hearing on drone security. The hearing examined threats and challenges posed by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including the status of UAS detection and mitigation technology and capabilities. The hearing also examined the legal and regulatory authorities granted to government agencies to mitigate UAS threats, and recent deployments of UAS detection and mitigation t… Continue Reading


06.18.19

Delegation Urges Administration’s Support for Seafood Industry Embroiled in China Trade Dispute

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young (all R-AK) sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue urging the Trump administration to provide relief for Alaskan fishermen and seafood processers, as it has for the domestic agriculture industry, from the devastating impacts of retaliatory tariffs inflicted on American products by China. In May, President Trump announced roughly $15 billion in aid, directed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture,… Continue Reading


06.14.19

Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Jake Adams

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke yesterday on the Senate floor to recognize Jacob Adams, of Utqiagvik, a former mayor of Barrow and the North Slope Borough, former CEO of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, a whaling captain and founding member of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, and a legendary advocate for the larger Alaska Native community. Senator Sullivan recognized Adams as part of his series, "Alaskan of the Week." TRIBUTE TO JAKE ADAMS: Mr. President,… Continue Reading


06.13.19

Western States Call for Action on Transboundary Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate delegations of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Washington sent a letter to Premier John Horgan of British Columbia (B.C.) urging attention and action on key issues related to transboundary mining practices. The letter, led by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), which was also signed by U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Jim Risch (R-ID), Jon Tester (D-MT), Steve Daines (R-MT), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Patty Murray (D-WA), encourages standards… Continue Reading


06.11.19

Senators Introduce Post Traumatic Stress Resolution

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) 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. "The wounds of war inflicted upon our brave men and women in uniform are not always visible," said Senator Sullivan. "Thousands of our returning service members continue to face the traumatic situations… Continue Reading


06.03.19

Alaska Congressional Delegation Applauds Justice Department Announcement on Initiative to Combat Violent Crime

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, today all thanked the Department of Justice for selecting Anchorage, Alaska as one of ten new National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) sites. This program aims to support areas with elevated crime rates, providing a framework for increasing federal support for tribal, local, and state law enforcement officials. "Anchorage is facing alarmingly high rates of violent crimes and addressing this … Continue Reading


05.24.19

Murkowski, Sullivan Applaud Senate Passage of Disaster Relief Supplemental

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, today applauded the Senate passage of a bipartisan supplemental disaster relief package. The $19.1 billion package passed the Senate with strong support, by an 85-8 vote. "Following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake and other disasters across the state, we've seen the incredible resilience of Alaskans. Like so many communities across the nation, in the face of hardship they came together to help their friends, family, nei… Continue Reading


05.23.19

Legislation Combatting Unwanted, Illegal Robocalls Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, joined his Senate colleagues today in passing S. 151, the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, legislation introduced by Senators Thune (R-SD) and Markey (D-MA) that Sullivan cosponsored. The bipartisan legislation would provide regulators and law enforcement additional tools to prevent illegal robocalls and punish illegal robocallers, a… Continue Reading


05.23.19

Sullivan Secures Alaska Military Priorities in Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Armed Services Committee, with U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan's (R-AK) support, passed out of committee bipartisan legislation to authorize $750 billion in critical defense spending for Fiscal Year 2020. This year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes 30 provisions and amendments introduced by Senator Sullivan that will directly impact Alaska-including advancing military capabilities in the Arctic, strengthening and improving our missile defense system, and … Continue Reading


05.22.19

Sullivan, Senate Leaders Announce Bipartisan 5G Leadership Act

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Mark Warner, D-Va., Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, today introduced the United States 5G Leadership Act of 2019. This legislation would establish U.S. policy for the commercial deployment and security of Fifth Generation (5G) networks by creating the Supply Chain Security Trust Fund grant program. This program would help U.S. … Continue Reading


05.17.19

Alaska Applauds Air Force Decision to Base Additional F-22 Jets at JBER

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, today applauded the Air Force for its plan to permanently station six additional F-22s, previously based at Tyndall AFB, Florida, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The plan is expected to become final following completion of environmental review. "We have long advocated for our military in Alaska, including the importance of our strategic geographic location for protecting our nation and res… Continue Reading


05.17.19

Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Anchorage Police Officer Angie Fraize

WASHINGTON, DC - During National Police Week, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) recognized all of the law enforcement officers across Alaska, including Officer Angie Fraize of the Anchorage Police Department (APD). Officer Fraize is passionate about her job and about finding creative ways for the police department and the public to interact. She's also a strong advocate for people with special needs. As APD Chief Justin Doll said, "She is the epitome of the public servant ideal that is the founda… Continue Reading


05.17.19

Sullivan, Commerce Committee Advance Maritime Administration Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC - This week, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) joined his colleagues on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee in voting to approve the Maritime Administration (MARAD) Authorization and Enhancement Act, authorizing appropriations for MARAD for Fiscal Year 2020, including several provisions pushed by Sullivan. "Alaska's unique geography and lack of infrastructure mean that my constituents rely on maritime transportation as a lifeline," said Senator Sullivan. "A… Continue Reading


05.17.19

ICYMI: Senator Sullivan Counters Dangerous Iranian Narrative

WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke on the Senate floor about the threat that Iran poses to our troops, personnel and allies in the Middle East. In his remarks, Senator Sullivan countered what he believes is a dangerous narrative being promulgated by some of his colleagues, and former Obama administration officials about Iran being an "innocent" country that the Trump administration is trying to prod into war. "Over 2,000 of our troops were killed and wounded by … Continue Reading


05.16.19

Sullivan Fights to Protect Patients from Surprise Medical Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) yesterday cosponsored the bipartisan STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act, legislation introduced with Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Todd Young (R-IN), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Tom Carper (D-DE) to protect patients from surprise medical bills. "Through no fault of their own, too many Americans get hit with outrageously expensive medical bills as a result of a confusing and opaque health care b… Continue Reading


05.16.19

Sullivan Statement on White House Telecommunication Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan, chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Security, today released the following statement on the White House's executive order authorizing the Department of Commerce to secure America's information and communications technology supply chain, and placing Chinese manufacturer Huawei on the Bureau of Industry and Security Entity List, intended to inform the public of entities that could present a risk to national security. "As chairman of the C… Continue Reading


05.15.19

Sullivan Moves to Protect Law Enforcement Heroes

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) has introduced the Protect Our Heroes Act, legislation to make it a federal crime to assault or kill a public safety officer and add a penalty in the event an officer is lured to a location for an ambush attack. "We ask so much of our men and women in law enforcement - sending them into precarious, often dangerous situations to resolve disputes, enforce our laws, hold criminals to account, and protect the safety of our families," said Senator Su… Continue Reading


05.13.19

Senators Introduce Creig Sharp Funeral Honors for Veterans Act

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have introduced the Creig Sharp Funeral Honors for Veterans Act, to ensure that all veterans have access to full military funeral honors. Specifically, the legislation requires military installations to develop a plan to utilize both on-base and off-base resources for funeral ceremonies for veterans, even when government resources may not be available. "Kathryn Sharp … Continue Reading


05.10.19

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Fishing Safety Programs

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Angus King (I-Maine), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) this week introduced the Funding Instruction for Safety Health, and Security Avoids Fishing Emergencies (FISH SAFE) Act. The bipartisan bill restores the federal share of fishing safety training and research grants back to 75 percent, fixing the decrease to 50 p… Continue Reading


05.08.19

Sullivan, Durbin Introduce Due Process Protection Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today introduced the Due Process Protection Act, legislation to reinforce the constitutional right of defendants to access favorable and relevant evidence obtained by prosecutors. "Our Constitution and Supreme Court have long established fundamental, commonsense protections for citizens facing prosecution - including the evidence disclosure obligation outlined in the case, Brady v Maryland," said Senator Sullivan. "Unf… Continue Reading

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