Press Releases

02.26.21

Senators Sullivan, Markey, and Van Hollen to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Affordable, Safe, and Healthy Transportation Options

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) yesterday announced their introduction of the Connecting America's Active Transportation System Act. This bipartisan legislation will dedicate $500 million in federal funds annually for grants to local, regional, and state government entities to connect walking and biking infrastructure into active transportation networks that allow people to reach destinations within a community, as well a… Continue Reading


02.26.21

Alaska Delegation Rebukes Fish & Wildlife Service for Misleading Public on “Failed” ANWR Polar Bear Surveys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, (all R-Alaska) today issued a statement rebuking the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) for engaging in a bad faith permitting process with Kaktovik Iñupiat Corporation (KIC), an Alaska Native Village Corporation seeking to conduct a seismic survey on land it owns within the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). "We are appalled to learn that the U.S. Fish and Wildlif… Continue Reading


02.25.21

Sullivan, Manchin Reintroduce Bill to Address Veterans’ Burn Pit Exposure

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, yesterday re-introduced the Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act, legislation which addresses a barrier currently preventing many veterans from getting U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and benefits for illnesses and diseases related to exposure to burn pits. The bill would recognize and concede their exposure during deployed service. Notabl… Continue Reading


02.25.21

Sullivan, Murphy to Introduce Bill to Better Coordinate Health Care & Social Services

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced today they will be introducing the Leveraging Integrated Networks in Communities (LINC) to Address Social Needs Act, legislation that would offer grants to states to establish statewide or regional partnerships to better coordinate the work of health care and social service providers, and improve the health and well-being of Americans as a result. The senators' bill would enable states to leverage local expert… Continue Reading


02.19.21

Sullivan Named Ranking Member of Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, Climate Change, and Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, was announced as the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, Climate Change, and Manufacturing. As ranking member, Sen. Sullivan will oversee the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Mammal Commission, U.S. Global Change Research Program, and Department of Commerce Manufacturing Bureaus (MBDA, NIST-ME… Continue Reading


02.19.21

Alaska Delegation Rebukes Administration for Delaying PLO Revocation

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, issued the following statement after the Department of the Interior postponed the revocation of public land orders (PLO) signed by former Interior Secretary David Bernhardt. By removing the PLOs, the land will return to multiple-use status and there could be the potential for additional, responsible resource development on nearly 10 million acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) territory i… Continue Reading


02.18.21

Sullivan Again Named Lead Republican on Senate Armed Services Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on Tuesday announced that U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) has been selected to serve another term as the lead Republican on the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support in the 117th Congress. In his capacity as the ranking member of the SASC Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, Sen. Sullivan will oversee military readiness across each branch within the Department of Defense, including training, logistics and m… Continue Reading


02.17.21

Alaska Delegation Deeply Troubled by 9th Circuit Decision to Halt Willow Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, expressed frustration and disappointment at a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision to extend a District Court's injunction, pending appeal, halting all work on the Willow project on Alaska's North Slope. The Willow project is a multi-billion dollar development proposed by ConocoPhillips in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A). It is located to the west of the Gre… Continue Reading


02.16.21

Sens. Sullivan, Moran Call on VA Secretary to Conduct Inter-Agency Collaboration to Provide Care for K2 Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee (SVAC), and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), ranking member of SVAC, today sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Denis McDonough urging him to work with Congress, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Defense (DOD) to find solutions for veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during their service. The letter is also signed by Senators Marsha Bla… Continue Reading


02.13.21

Sullivan Votes to Acquit Former President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today voted "not guilty" on the article of impeachment brought against former President Donald Trump by the House of Representatives and issued the following statement: "I cast my vote today to acquit former President Trump on the single article of impeachment as a result of an extensive review of the Constitution, historical precedent, and, as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story said two centuries ago, 'a deep responsibility to future t… Continue Reading


02.13.21

Alaska Congressional Delegation Urges Canada Prime Minister to Find Common Ground on Travel Restrictions

Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, penned a letter to Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, urging him to work with the Alaska Congressional Delegation on COVID-19 travel restrictions in an effort to limit the negative impacts to Alaskan and Canadian constituents. This letter follows a February 4 announcement from the Canadian Minister of Transport on two new Interim Orders which ban pleasure craft in Canadian Arctic waters … Continue Reading


02.10.21

Sullivan, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Shortage of Affordable, Quality Child Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) reintroduced the Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act to address the national shortage of affordable, quality child care, especially in rural communities. Many families are struggling to find access to available child care, and states are continuing to experience an expansion of "child care deserts" due to the noticeable decline in the number of child care providers, which is an issue that has only been exace… Continue Reading


02.10.21

Sullivan, Van Hollen Introduce Resolution Honoring Late Secretary George Shultz

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), co-chairs of the Senate Foreign Service Caucus, have introduced a resolution honoring the life, achievements and legacy of George P. Shultz, who diedon Saturday. Shultz served as secretary of state in the Reagan administration, secretary of the treasury and of labor in the Nixon administration, and senior staff economist in the Eisenhower administration. Early in his career, Shultz also rose to the rank of capta… Continue Reading


02.08.21

RESOLUTION: Celebrating Black History Month

S.Res.45 - A resolution celebrating Black History Month Whereas, in 1776, people envisioned the United States as a new nation dedicated to the proposition stated in the Declaration of Independence that "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"; Whereas Africans were first brought involuntarily to the shores of the United States as early as the 17th century; Whereas Africa… Continue Reading


02.08.21

SPEECH: Remembering George P. Shultz

Madam President, as many of us know, our country is mourning the loss of a great man, a man who I believe was one of the greatest of the Greatest Generation. Yesterday, we all received the sad news that George Shultz, Secretary Shultz, died in his home in California yesterday. He was 100 years old. He just celebrated his 100th birthday in December. He was a man of great intelligence, of courage, of integrity. He exemplified service, what is great about this Nation, and hope for our country--no… Continue Reading


02.05.21

Canada Decision to Ban Cruise Ships in Canadian Waters is Unacceptable: Alaska Congressional Delegation

Washington, DC- The Canadian Minister of Transport, the Honorable Omar Alghabra, announced two new Interim Orders which ban pleasure craft in Canadian Arctic waters and cruise vessels in all Canadian waters until February 28, 2022. The effect of these combined bans will prevent Alaska sailings out of Seattle via Canada. Following the announcement, U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, released the following statement: "As the state with the most ex… Continue Reading


02.05.21

Sullivan Announces 2021 Military Service Academy Nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today announced the names of 41 young Alaskans he nominated to the U.S. Military Service Academies. Senator Sullivan made his selections with the help of an Academy Review Board, comprised of ten members from across Alaska, many of whom are service academy graduates. The board reviewed applications, interviewed each of the applicants, and made recommendations to the senator. "This year's selection of candidates was exceptional, as always, w… Continue Reading


02.04.21

Peters, Sullivan, Hassan & Tillis Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Firefighters from Hazardous PFAS Chemicals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-Mich.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) reintroduced a bipartisan bill to help protect the health and safety of firefighters, emergency responders and the communities they serve. The Protecting Firefighters from Adverse Substances (PFAS) Act, which passed the Senate last Congress, directs federal agencies to develop best practices, trainin… Continue Reading


02.03.21

Biden EPA Nominee: Not a ‘good idea to kill jobs’ in Energy Sector

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Michael Regan, President Joe Biden's nominee to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), today agreed with U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), that losing jobs in the energy sector, in the middle of a pandemic-driven recession, is not "a good idea." The exchange, which occurred in an EPW confirmation hearing for Regan, follows Sen. Sullivan's concerns about sweeping actions taken … Continue Reading


02.02.21

Biden DOD Nominee Acknowledges Crucial Link Between Domestic Energy & National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), questioned Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks, nominee to become deputy secretary of defense, during her confirmation hearing about how she views the relationship between a robust domestic energy sector and national security. Sen. Sullivan has raised concerns about recent orders issued by the Biden administration targeting domestic oil and gas producers, including sending a letter with 25 o… Continue Reading

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