Press Releases

11.19.18

ICYMI: Sullivan Applauds Passage of Coast Guard Authorization Act in Speech on Senate Floor

ICYMI: Sullivan Applauds Passage of Coast Guard Authorization Act in Speech on Senate Floor ANCHORAGE, AK - Last week, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke on the Senate floor following the passage of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, a bipartisan and bicameral agreement he championed to reauthorize the Coast Guard for two years. The bill, which is expected to pass the U.S. House following the Thanksgiving holiday, included a number of priorities and provisions of Alaskan interes… Continue Reading


11.19.18

Sullivan Encouraged by B.C. Govt’s Efforts to Finally Clean Up & Close Tulsequah Chief Mine

ANCHORAGE, AK - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement in response to news that the British Columbia (B.C.) government will begin taking steps to clean up and permanently close the Tulsequah Chief Mine, which is located 40 miles northeast of Juneau. "I am encouraged to see the B.C. government taking a more active role in the long overdue clean-up of the Tulsequah Chief mine," said Senator Sullivan. "The announcement that the government intends to move forward and deve… Continue Reading


11.14.18

Sullivan Fulfills Years-Long Commitment to Permanently Exempt Alaska Fishing Vessels from Incidental Discharge Regulations

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Chairman of the Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard subcommittee, today applauded the Senate passage of the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, bipartisan legislation he co-authored to support the Coast Guard and its many missions. The legislation, which passed today by a vote of 94 to 6, includes a Sullivan-negotiated provision known as the Vessel Incident Discharge Act (VIDA) to provide Alaska fishing vessel owners… Continue Reading


10.20.18

Sullivan Convenes Senate Field Hearing on "The State of Our Salmon"

*** To submit public testimony for the record, please email Public_Testimony@sullivan.senate.gov by November 1, 2018. *** ANCHORAGE, AK -- US. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), chairman of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and the Coast Guard, convened a hearing titled "The State of Our Salmon," on Saturday, October 20, 2018 during the Alaska Federation of Native annual convention in Anchorage, Alaska. Senator Sullivan convening Senate field hearing on "The State of Our Salmon" … Continue Reading


10.17.18

ICYMI: Sullivan Convenes First Hearing as Readiness Subcommittee Chairman

WASHINGTON, DC - Earlier this month, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) held his first hearing as the new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support to explore the Air Force's efforts to improve its readiness - which has steadily declined over several decades. Senator Sullivan convened the hearing nearly six months since the full Senate Armed Services Committee heard testimony from the Air Force on its current posture in support of the Fiscal Year 2019… Continue Reading


10.11.18

Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Lisa Sauder

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) recognized Lisa Sauder, the Executive Director of Bean's Café in Anchorage, for her continued advocacy and work on behalf of the hungry and homeless. Lisa was honored as part of Senator Sullivan's "Alaskan of the Week" series. Sullivan Honoring Lisa Sauder as Alaskan of the Week (Click image or here to watch, click here to download). SENATE FLOOR TRIBUTE TO LISA SAUDER - (U.S. Senate - October 10, 2018) Mr. President, as the Presidin… Continue Reading


10.11.18

Bipartisan Bill to Tackle Marine Debris Crisis Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today applauded the signing by President Trump of their bipartisan Save Our Seas (SOS) Act, legislation to address the marine debris epidemic affecting America's oceans, shorelines, and inland waterways, as well as other coasts across the globe. The Senators - both members of the Senate Oceans Caucus - introduced the legislation in March 2017 to boost the federal government's domestic and inte… Continue Reading


10.10.18

Building on Recent Momentum, Congress Sends Major Water Infrastructure Package to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), is applauding the Senate's passage of S. 3021, the America's Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018, the fourth major piece of bipartisan legislation to make its way to the President's desk in recent days. The bill was approved today by vote of 99-1 and now heads to the president's desk to be signed into law. "Improving our inadequate and deteriorating infrastructure shoul… Continue Reading


10.06.18

Sullivan Outlines Extensive Process Behind Support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke on the Senate floor to discuss the extensive process behind his support for the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Excerpts from his Senate floor speech are below, and a full transcript can be found here. Sullivan Outlines Extensive Process Behind His Support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh in Speech on Senate Floor (click image or here to watch, click here to download). Voting to Confirm Judge Ka… Continue Reading


10.04.18

Sullivan-Backed Bills to Combat the Opioid Epidemic Set to Become Law

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) is applauding the passage of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, a bipartisan, bicameral package to address the nation's unrelenting opioid epidemic that took the lives of more than 72,000 Americans last year - the highest rate in history. The legislation, which represents the work of thirteen House and Senate Committees and includes provisions authored by hundreds of Members of Congress, now heads to the President's desk for signature.… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Sullivan Welcomes USTR Decision to Withdraw Proposed Tariffs on Alaska Caught Salmon

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) - the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard - welcomed the recent decision by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to remove proposed tariffs on Alaska salmon from a list of approximately $200 billion worth of additional tariffs on Chinese imports. The change comes following months of engagement by Senator Sullivan and his staff to protect hardworking Alaskan fisherman and to educate t… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Sullivan Works to Pass Major FAA Reauthorization with Key Provisions Benefitting Alaska

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Aviation Operations, Safety and Security Subcommittee, today joined his colleagues in the overwhelming passage of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018. This legislation - which now heads to the President's desk - reauthorizes the FAA through 2023, and contains several key provisions of Alaskan importance secured by Senator Sullivan. "Simply put, aviation and aviation infrastructure are … Continue Reading


10.03.18

Senate ENR Committee Approves Bill to Restore Equity for Alaska Native Vietnam Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee yesterday advanced S. 785, the Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity Act, out of committee by voice vote. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski, both R-Alaska, would allow approximately 2,800 Alaska Natives who served during the Vietnam-era to apply for their Congressionally-promised Native allotment, after they missed their initial opportunity to do so because of their service. … Continue Reading


10.02.18

Congress Sends Sullivan’s Save Our Seas Act to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) applauded the recent passage of the Save Our Seas Act, legislation he introduced along with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to address the global marine debris crisis. The bill, which moves to the President's desk following last Thursday's passage in the U.S. House of Representatives, will boost the federal government's domestic and international response to ocean waste, and allow the NOAA Administrator to declare severe marine debris events an… Continue Reading


10.01.18

Sullivan Statement on New U.S. – Mexico – Canada Agreement

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement after the United States, Mexico, and Canada announced that an agreement has been reached on the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): "While I'm still reviewing the final text released late last night, I'm glad to see the Trump administration finalize this important trilateral agreement with our closest neighbors and two of our largest trading partners," said Senator Sullivan. "In my frequent discussions with… Continue Reading


09.25.18

Senator Sullivan Sets Record Straight on Kavanaugh Protesters

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement on protests today in opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court: "There has been a number of questions raised today regarding a protest in and directly outside of my Washington, D.C. office in opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Given the attention this has received, I believe it warrants a response. "First, I try to meet with each and every Alaskan visiting Washington, D.C. In r… Continue Reading


09.18.18

Senate Passes Sweeping Legislation to Combat Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation known as the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 to further address the enduring epidemic affecting every state and nearly every community across the nation. U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a longtime champion for combatting the opioid addiction crisis, applauded the efforts to produce the bipartisan package - which included provisions from more than 70 U.S. Senators across five separate committees. "Yesterday, the S… Continue Reading


09.12.18

Sullivan Applauds Subsistence Whaling Quota Renewal at IWC Meeting in Brazil

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today applauded the hard work of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission (AEWC) and the entire U.S. delegation for their efforts at the 67th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Florianopolis, Brazil to renew subsistence whaling quota for seven more years and to secure for the first time the automatic renewal of its whaling quota as long as harvests remain sustainable. The measure passed earlier today by a vote of 58 to 7. "This is a m… Continue Reading


09.10.18

Sullivan Appointed to Serve as Chairman of Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) has been named the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, a role recently vacated by newly appointed chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK). The vacancies come after the passing of the late Senator John McCain, who had chaired the full Senate Armed Services Committee since 2015. "The passing of Senator John McCain leaves extremely large shoes to fill, not only in the United… Continue Reading


09.04.18

Senator Sullivan’s POWER Act Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) issued the following statement after President Trump signed S. 717, the Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER) Act into law. To help combat domestic abuse and sexual violence, Senator Sullivan first introduced the POWER Act in 2015. The POWER Act mandates that each year for four years, the Chief Judge of each Judicial District across the country hold at least one event promoting pro bono legal services as a critical way to empower … Continue Reading

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