Press Releases

07.13.24

Sullivan Statement on Assassination Attempt on President Trump

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement after the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump today at a rally in Pennsylvania. “I am incredibly relieved that President Trump is safe after a cowardly attempted assassination earlier today in Pennsylvania. Julie and I are praying for President Trump and his family and are hoping for a speedy recovery. He exhibited incredible courage today. Our hearts and prayers also go out to the family of th… Continue Reading


07.09.24

Sullivan: NATO’s Minimum Defense Spending Commitment Must Increase to Confront Dangerous Times

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and chairman of the International Republican Institute (IRI), released the following statement as the annual North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit began today in Washington. Senator Sullivan met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today and is scheduled to meet with other high-ranking foreign officials throughout the week. “Since NATO last convened a year ago, the world ha… Continue Reading


07.03.24

Access Denied: BLM To Revoke 2021 Public Land Orders, Keep Alaska Lands in Highly Restricted Status

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, issued the following statements criticizing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) after it released a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) recommending the revocation of five Public Land Orders (PLOs) signed in January 2021 that would return 28 million acres of Alaska lands to federal multiple use status, and instead maintain a series of restrictive, long-obsolete encumbrances. Leaving PLOs in place across Alask… Continue Reading


07.03.24

Alaska Delegation Rebukes Park Service for Implementing Unlawful, Unwarranted Rule with Hunting Restrictions

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska), today condemned the National Park Service’s (NPS) finalized rule that will impose new restrictions on hunting and trapping in 22 million acres of National Preserves in Alaska. The Alaska congressional delegation wrote to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland in March urging her to withdraw the proposed rule, noting it was put forward without any consultation with the State of … Continue Reading


06.28.24

Sullivan Celebrates Supreme Court Decision Ending ‘Chevron Deference’

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement after the Supreme Court today overruled the landmark 1984 Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council decision. The ruling overturns the often-cited ‘Chevron’ doctrine, which directed courts to defer to federal agencies when their interpretations of ambiguous federal statutes are deemed “reasonable.” “The Supreme Court’s ruling today, overturning Chevron vs. NRDC, is welcome news for Alaska and all American… Continue Reading


06.28.24

Delegation Condemns “No Action” Decision on Ambler Road

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska), and Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska), today issued the following statements condemning the U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior) for selecting the “no action” alternative in its Record of Decision (ROD) for the Ambler Access Project (Ambler). The ROD rejects Ambler, a private haul road that would provide economic benefits in Alaska and facilitate domestic supplies of key minerals, after the projec… Continue Reading


06.18.24

Sullivan Efforts Lead to Historic G7 Statement Opposing Russia’s Unfair, Unsustainable Seafood Trade

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, today welcomed the inclusion of language in the recent Group of Seven (G7) Leaders’ Communique opposing Russia’s “environmentally unsustainable and unfair trading practices regarding fish and seafood products.” Because of the devastating impacts Russia’s seafood dumping has had on Alaska and the larger U.S. seafood industry, Sen. Sullivan and his team worked relentlessly with… Continue Reading


06.14.24

Sullivan Secures $790 Million+ in Military Projects for Alaska in FY 2025 Defense Authorization

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), voted with 21 of his committee colleagues yesterday to advance the Fiscal Year 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) from committee. The $923 billion legislation includes 34 provisions authored by Sen. Sullivan and authorizes more than $790 million in military construction for Alaska. “This year’s NDAA reinforces Alaska’ critical role in America’s national defense with more than $79… Continue Reading


06.11.24

Sullivan: America’s Navy is Being Overmatched by China As Biden Admin Prioritizes Climate Change

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and ranking member of the Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee, sounded the alarm this morning in an interview on Fox News’ America Newsroom over the dramatic reduction of the U.S. Navy fleet and the shipbuilding crisis that has exponentially worsened under President Biden’s watch. Senator Sullivan warned that the United States is now being “overmatched” by our adversaries, including … Continue Reading


06.11.24

Sullivan Secures Improved Social Security Administration Service for Alaskans

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has committed to a series of service improvements for Alaskans following meetings between Sen. Sullivan and SSA Commissioner Martin O’Malley. In his letter to Sen. Sullivan, Commissioner O’Malley committed to increasing the number of virtual appointment days in the Mat-Su, placing five new hires in Alaska, and launching a new awareness campaign to educate Alaskans about the availability … Continue Reading


06.11.24

ICYMI: Sullivan says Congress must step in to fix America’s shipbuilding crisis

WASHINGTON—In an opinion published today in the Washington Examiner, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and ranking member of the Readiness and Management Subcommittee, announced amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, legislation being negotiated this week, to address the crisis in U.S. Navy shipbuilding. This crisis is poised to leave the U.S. Navy overmatched by the Chinese Navy in the Indo-Pacific as the Chinese Communis… Continue Reading


06.10.24

OP-ED: Congress must step in to fix America’s shipbuilding crisis

by Sen. Dan Sullivan


06.09.24

OP-ED: Sullivan corrects the record on News-Miner’s account of flag incident

by Sen. Dan Sullivan

While I don’t always agree with the News-Miner’ editorials, I have long respected its professional work, especially getting the facts right. But the recent editorial, “The media rush that sparked a flag frenzy and got it all wrong,” misses the mark in so many ways, I felt compelled to respond personally. But before recounting the serious problems with this editorial, let me start with what happened and share an area of agreement. My office received a phone call from a constituent who was worki… Continue Reading


06.05.24

Sullivan, Murkowski Call for Five Year Tribal BABA Waiver

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), and U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) expressing their concern with the implementation of the Build America, Buy America (BABA) Act and the impact on infrastructure development in Native communities. In the letter, the senators note that Native communities continue to face challenges with infrastructure constructi… Continue Reading


05.30.24

Sullivan Statement on Verdict in President Trump’s New York Trial

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today released the following statement regarding the verdict issued in the New York jury trial of former President Donald Trump. “This is a very sad day for America and the rule of law. The conviction of a former President—the leading candidate for the White House—just months before the election sets a dangerous precedent and pushes our great nation even further into banana republic territory. This case, brought by a far-left, partisan local prose… Continue Reading


05.30.24

Leading Bipartisan Senate Delegation to Shangri-La Dialogue, Sullivan & Duckworth Reaffirm U.S. Iron-Clad Commitment to Strengthening Cultural, Economic & Military Ties with Indo-Pacific Partners & Allies

[SINGAPORE] - After completing their successful official visit to Taiwan, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and a retired colonel with 30 years of service in the Marine Corps Reserve, and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois)—who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years and is a member of both SASC and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC)—are continuing the bipartisan congressional delegation they are leading by traveling t… Continue Reading


05.28.24

Sullivan, Duckworth Lead Bipartisan Senate Delegation Reinforcing U.S. Support for Taiwan Following Successful Democratic Elections

[TAIPEI, TAIWAN] - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and a retired colonel with 30 years of service in the Marine Corps Reserve, and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois)—who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years and is a member of both SASC and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC)—are leading a bipartisan congressional delegation to underscore and reaffirm our nation’s strong bipartisan support for the Taiwanese people … Continue Reading


05.24.24

Sullivan Condemns NOAA Finding on ESA Petition for Gulf of Alaska King Salmon

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today released the following statement regarding the National Marine Fisheries Services’ (NMFS) determination that a listing of king salmon in the Gulf of Alaska as “threatened or endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) “may be warranted” in response to a petition filed by the Seattle-based Wild Fish Conservancy. “My team and I have been very engaged on this misguided petition to list king salmon under the Endangered Species Act from th… Continue Reading


05.24.24

Sullivan Presses to End U.S. Cooperation with International Criminal Court Following Outrageous Arrest Warrants for Israeli Leaders

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), introduced legislation yesterday barring the United States from cooperating with or funding the International Criminal Court (ICC) following the ICC’s widely-condemned decision to issue arrest warrants for Israeli leaders. The legislation also prohibits economic support funds under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961from being made available to the Palestinian Authority. “The ICC’s false mora… Continue Reading


05.23.24

Sullivan, Van Hollen Celebrate 100 Years of the U.S. Foreign Service Ahead of Centennial Anniversary

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and , co-founders of the bipartisan Senate Foreign Service Caucus, honored the 100th anniversary of the United States Foreign Service, which will be observed on May 24, 2024. The institution as it is organized today was established through the Rogers Act of 1924, which consolidated and reorganized the existing Diplomatic and Consular Services into a single entity. Since then, the Foreign Service has led U.S. d… Continue Reading

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