Press Releases

12.08.17

Sullivan Honors Alaskans of the Week: Great Alaska Shootout and UAA Women’s Basketball Team

WASHINGTON, DC - This week, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) recognized the Great Alaska Shootout and the 2017 championship winning UAA Women's Basketball team as part of his "Alaskan of the Week" series. Alaskan of the Week on the U.S. Senate Floor (click image or here to watch). The following statement was submitted to the Congressional Record: Mr. President, every week I've been coming to the floor to brag about my state, about the wonders of its natural landscape - a land that everyo… Continue Reading


12.08.17

Sullivan Meets with HHS Secretary Nominee Azar

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement after meeting with President Trump's designee to become the next Secretary of the Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar. Senator Sullivan and Alex Azar, nominee to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services. "I had a very positive and productive meeting yesterday with Alex Azar, President Trump's nominee to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services," said Senator Sullivan. "Among our many di… Continue Reading


12.07.17

Senator Sullivan Names State Director

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today announced the appointment of Renée Limoge Reeve to serve as his State Director based in his Anchorage, AK office. "I'm pleased to welcome Renée to the Sullivan team," said Senator Sullivan. "Her experience and understanding of Alaska will be invaluable as we further our efforts to advance Alaska and America's interests in the U.S. Senate." Renée Limoge Reeve comes to Senator Sullivan's office from the Alaska Suppor… Continue Reading


12.07.17

Congressional Delegation Congratulates Alaskan Joe Balash on Confirmation as Assistant Secretary of the Interior

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today issued the following statements after the U.S. Senate voted 61-38 to confirm Alaskan Joe Balash to be the next U.S. Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the Department of the Interior. Click image or here to view Senator Sullivan's floor statement "Today I'm pleased to see that after weeks of partisan gridlock, Joe Balash was finally confirmed as a U.S. Assistant Secretary o… Continue Reading


12.06.17

Sullivan Statement on Expulsion of Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement today on the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision to expel Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. "I applaud the International Olympic Committee for taking this decisive action against Russia and their state-sponsored doping program," said Senator Sullivan. "This unprecedented action sends a powerful message to the international sporting community that this orchestrated atte… Continue Reading


12.05.17

Sullivan Chairs Hearing on Nominee to Head NOAA

Washington, D.C. - Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) last week chaired a hearing in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on the president's nominee, Barry Lee Myers, to serve as administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). If confirmed, Myers would serve as Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and oversee many critical operations for Alaska, including daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, fisheries science and manageme… Continue Reading


12.05.17

Sullivan Congratulates Congressman Young on Becoming Dean of the House and Tax/ANWR Conferee

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following video congratulating Congressman Don Young (R-AK) on becoming the Dean of House, the most senior member of the U.S. House of Representatives, in addition to being named by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to serve on the conference committee responsible for producing final tax and ANWR legislation. Senator Sullivan congratulating Congressman Young (click photo or here to watch) "To my fellow Alaskans, I wanted to highlight what… Continue Reading


12.02.17

Sullivan Praises Passage of Legislation to Unlock Tax Reform and 1002 Development

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) offered his support for the passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, as amended by the Senate, legislation to reform our nation's outdated tax code and unlock the energy resources in the 1002 Area of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). "I was proud to cast a vote to reform our nation's outdated tax system, and to unleash America's energy potential by opening up the 1002 area of ANWR for energy production," said Senator Sulliv… Continue Reading


12.02.17

Senate Passes Legislation to Open Alaska’s 1002 Area

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today released the following statements after the Senate passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which includes Murkowski's title opening a small portion of the non-wilderness 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for responsible energy development. "Tonight is a critical milestone in our efforts to secure Alaska's future," Murkowski said. "Opening the 1002 Area and tax reform both … Continue Reading


11.28.17

Sullivan Outlines Support for Pro-Growth Tax Measure Before Senate

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today expressed his support for the Senate tax overhaul also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Senator Sullivan spoke in favor of the comprehensive, pro-growth tax package, particularly his interest in stimulating new economic growth and empowering American families with more money in their pockets. The measure, which passed the Senate Budget Committee today and is expected to be considered on the Senate… Continue Reading


11.20.17

Sullivan Statement on Designation of North Korea as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

ANCHORAGE, AK - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on the Trump administration's decision to designate North Korea as an official state sponsor of terrorism: "I commend President Trump's decision to designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. Under the reign of Kim Jong-un, North Korea's provocative actions have only increased, and today's designation to further isolate this rogue regime sends a st… Continue Reading


11.20.17

Sullivan Names Deputy Communications Director

ANCHORAGE, AK - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today announced the addition of Matthew Shuckerow to his Washington, D.C. office, where he will serve as Deputy Communications Director. Shuckerow, who returns to the U.S. Senate after four years as Alaska Congressman Don Young's Communications Director, will serve as the primary spokesman and principal media contact for Senator Sullivan. "Matt Shuckerow is a familiar face to many in the Alaska media and has proven himself to be a seasoned profes… Continue Reading


11.17.17

Sullivan Meets with Secretary of Homeland Security Designee Nielsen

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, released the following statement after meeting with President Trump's designee to become the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen. "I had a productive meeting with Kirstjen Nielsen, President Trump's nominee to head DHS," said Senator Sullivan. "Kirstjen's experience and leadership working at DHS gives her the familiarity needed to run s… Continue Reading


11.17.17

Sullivan Convenes Hearing to Review U.S. Coast Guard Operations and Readiness, Underscores Need for King Cove Road

WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard, convened a hearing to review the readiness and operational performance of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), particularly in light of numerous natural disasters and storms that may have stretched the multi-mission service beyond its limits. Highlighted throughout the hearing were numerous discussions on Alaska-focused priorities and concerns, including the de… Continue Reading


11.16.17

Senator Sullivan Applauds Passage of NDAA Conference Report

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Conference Report to H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and conferee, applauded the passage, which continues the 56-year bipartisan tradition of passing this bill. The bill authorizes $634.2 billion for base budget requirements, $65.7 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), and includes a number of provisions i… Continue Reading


11.06.17

AK Delegation Applauds Major Missile Defense Increase in Trump Administration’s Budget Request

WASHINGTON, DC - The Alaska Congressional delegation today applauded the Trump administration's FY18 budget amendment for the Department of Defense, which requests $4 billion for missile defeat and defense upgrades to counter increasing threat from North Korea. This action includes $2.1 billion for missile defense, including $200 million in military construction for a new missile field at Fort Greely, AK, and 20 missile interceptors required to operationalize the field. "For the past year, I h… Continue Reading


11.02.17

Alaska Delegation: Now is the Right Time to Open Alaska’s 1002 Area

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today chaired a hearing focused on the potential for oil and gas development in the non-wilderness portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), known as the "1002 Area" or Coastal Plain, to meet the $1 billion budget reconciliation instruction the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee received last week in H. Con. Res. 71. During the hearing, Sen. Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, both R-Alaska, provided opening statements … Continue Reading


10.31.17

Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Chris Apassingok

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke on the Senate floor this week in recognition of Chris Apassingok, a young whaler from Gambell, Alaska who is helping to keep the Alaska Native whaling tradition alive. Chris was recognized as part of Senator Sullivan's series, "Alaskan of the Week." Click here to watch Senator Sullivan's floor remarks. The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record: TRIBUTE TO CHRIS APASSINGOK Mr. President, one of the privileges o… Continue Reading


10.26.17

Sullivan Applauds President for Declaring Opioid Public Health Emergency

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) attended the White House today for President Trump's announcement that his administration will declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency, and afterward issued the following statement: "I want to thank the President for declaring a public health emergency concerning the opioid epidemic," said Senator Sullivan. "I applaud the flexibility and authority granted to federal agencies to address the epidemic, though we cannot effectively comba… Continue Reading


10.19.17

Sullivan Supports FY18 Budget Resolution, Lays Foundation for Tax Reform, Unlocking Alaska’s Energy Potential

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement tonight after voting in support the FY18 Budget Resolution, which passed on a vote of 51-49. "Today I was pleased to vote for a fiscally responsible budget that will curb out-of-control spending, protect Social Security, strengthen Medicare and bring robust economic growth to America, all without raising taxes on hardworking Alaskans," Senator Sullivan said. "Today's effort will begin the process of allowing hard… Continue Reading

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