Press Releases

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


09.04.18

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


08.31.18

Klobuchar, Sullivan Push Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation to Prevent Election Interference on Online Platforms

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today pushed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to work with social media and online platforms to identify and prevent election interference. More than 3,000 Russian-linked ads from Facebook were disclosed after the 2016 election that targeted American voters with false information. "The ongoing nature of the threat we face requires consistent information sharing that… Continue Reading


08.31.18

Sullivan, Tester, Roe & Walz Push VA to Study Medical Cannabis as Alternative Therapy for Veterans with PTSD or Chronic Pain

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Representatives Phil Roe (TN-01) and Tim Walz (MN-01) are urging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to begin clinical trials to better understand the potential benefits or dangers of medical cannabis use. In a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, the members ask him to begin a large-scale study as soon as possible, so veterans using medical cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain … Continue Reading


08.29.18

Sullivan Pays Tribute to Senator John McCain in Speech on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) yesterday spoke on the Senate floor to honor and pay tribute to his colleague and friend the late Senator John McCain. Senator Sullivan speaking on the Senate floor in honor of Senator John McCain (click image or here to watch). REMEMBERING JOHN McCAIN -- (Senate - August 28, 2018) Mr. President, I am standing at a different desk this evening to give my remarks because I want to be actually behind this desk in front of me, which is Senator … Continue Reading


08.28.18

Sullivan Applauds Senate Passage of American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) is applauding the Senate passage of S. 1322, the American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act, bipartisan legislation he introduced alongside Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to create an Advisory Committee to assist in the awarding of fisheries marketing, research, and development grants. Alaska Congressman Don Young is the sponsor of companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. "S… Continue Reading


08.23.18

Sullivan Presses Trump Administration on Chinese Seafood Tariffs

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) testified today at the public hearing of the interagency Section 301 Committee at the U.S. International Trade Commission in opposition to the Trump administration's recent tariff proposal on $200 billion worth of products imported from China - which includes an estimated $900 million in American seafood, primarily caught by Alaskan fishermen. "While I know there is much work that needs to be done to remedy deficits and hold countries like China… Continue Reading


08.20.18

Mallott and Sullivan Continue to Press Canadian Government on Transboundary Mining

WASHINGTON, DC - Following a trip to Ottawa, Canada earlier this year, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan and Alaska Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott have followed up with senior officials in the Canadian government to continue to raise the issue of transboundary mining impacting Southeast Alaska. In a letter addressed to the Minister of Environment Catherine McKenna and Minister of International Trade James Carr, Sen. Sullivan and Lt. Governor Mallott thanked the Canadians for their attention to trans… Continue Reading


08.20.18

Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Kara Nelson

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) last week recognized Kara Nelson, the Director of Haven House in Juneau, for her continued advocacy and work on behalf of those on their path to addiction recovery. Kara was honored as part of the "Alaskan of the Week" series. Senator Sullivan Honoring Kara Nelson as Alaskan of the Week (Click image or here to watch, click here to download). SENATE FLOOR TRIBUTE TO KARA NELSON -- (U.S. Senate - August 16, 2018): Mr. President, it is Thursd… Continue Reading


08.02.18

Sullivan Honors Alaskans of the Week: Christine Pate and Nikole Nelson

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke on the Senate floor this week in recognition of two Alaskans - Sitka resident Christine Pate, the Legal Director for the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, and Anchorage resident Nikole Nelson, the Executive Director of Alaska Legal Services. Both of these Alaskans have spent decades working tirelessly to bring legal representation to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska. Christine and Nikole were… Continue Reading


08.02.18

Alaska Delegation Welcomes Agreement Launching Work on Alaska Roadless Rule

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today released the following statements after the State of Alaska and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to officially initiate the rulemaking process to develop an Alaska-specific Roadless Rule, ensuring greater access to our national forests. "As I have said many times before, the Roadless Rule has never made sense in Alaska. I welcome today's… Continue Reading


08.01.18

National Defense Authorization Act Moves to President’s Desk with Critical Priorities for Alaska, the Arctic, Overall Defense of Nation

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Conference Report to H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and conferee, applauded the passage, which continues the 57-year bipartisan tradition of passing this bill. The bill authorizes $716 billion, which includes a 2.6% pay increase for our service members and includes a number of critical provisions imp… Continue Reading


07.31.18

Sullivan Continues Effort to Bring Americans Equal Access to Justice, Split Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) is continuing his efforts to bring Alaskans and Americans equal access to justice by introducing legislation to provide the necessary judgeships and structural changes to our nation's Federal Judiciary. Senator Sullivan recently introduced S. 3259, the Judicial Efficiency Improvement Act - alongside Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) - to authorize all of the additional judgeships recommended by the Judicial Conference of the United States, split the Ni… Continue Reading


07.30.18

Alaska Wellness Summit 2.0: Confronting Alaska's Crime Wave

*** For a detailed agenda, click here. *** Dear Fellow Alaskans, Two years ago, I had the honor of convening the Alaska Wellness Summit: Conquering the Opioid Crisis, an important gathering of federal, state and local community leaders dedicated to tackling the many challenges associated with the growing opioid and heroin epidemic. That summit, which largely focused on issues of addiction, recovery and community, was very productive - with hundreds of Alaskans gathering to listen, gain inspi… Continue Reading


07.25.18

Sullivan, Tester, Udall Fight to Improve VA Services for Native American Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Tom Udall (D-NM.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve VA outreach, health care and benefits for Native American veterans. The Senators introduced the VA Tribal Advisory Committee Act to establish a VA Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs. The Committee will facilitate communication and understanding between the VA and Tribal governments to better address the unique barriers Native American veter… Continue Reading


07.23.18

Sullivan Votes to Confirm Robert Wilkie as Next VA Secretary

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, released the following statement after the Senate voted 86 - 9 to confirm Robert Wilkie as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: "Today, alongside an overwhelming majority of my colleagues in the Senate, I cast my vote in support of Robert Wilkie to become our next Secretary of Veteran Affairs. Mr. Wilkie brings a level of experience and institutional knowledge necessa… Continue Reading


07.20.18

Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Jeanne Follett

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke on the Senate floor this week in recognition of Jeanne Follett from Moose Pass. For over a decade during the summers, Jeanne has helped keep Alaska clean by volunteering hours nearly every day cleaning up trash from the side of the of Seward and Sterling Highways. She estimates that she covers around 50 miles of highway every season. Jeanne was recognized as part of Senator Sullivan's "Alaskan of the Week" series. Senator Sullivan hono… Continue Reading


07.17.18

Sullivan's Bipartisan POWER Act Passes Out of House

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Alaska Congressman Don Young praised the House-passage of S.717, the Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER) Act. The POWER Act, as amended in the U.S. House, 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 survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault, engage citizens, and h… Continue Reading


07.13.18

ICYMI: Sullivan Speaks on Importance of Allies Following NATO Summit

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to discuss his thoughts following the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium. Senator Sullivan speaking on the importance of allies and alliances following this week's NATO Summit (click image or here to watch). NATO SUMMIT (U.S. Senate - July 12, 2018): Mr. President, this a… Continue Reading


07.13.18

Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Governor Bill Sheffield

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke on the Senate floor this week in recognition of Anchorage resident and former Alaska Governor Bill Sheffield, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday. The policies that Governor Sheffield undertook and the projects that were built during his administration have a huge impact on Alaska today. Governor Sheffield was honored as part of Senator Sullivan's "Alaskan of the Week" series. Senator Sullivan Honoring Governor Bill Sheffield as Al… Continue Reading

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