Press Releases


Sullivan, Colleagues Demand EPA Repeal Rule Increasing U.S. Dependence on China-Produced Electric Vehicles

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and a group of senators and representatives recently sent a letter requesting the immediate repeal of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) May 5, 2023 proposed rule, which sets stringent emission standards for criteria pollutants and greenhouse gasses, a de facto mandate for electric vehicles (EVs). This rule requires that over two-thirds of all vehicles sold in the United States be fully electric in less than nine years, effectively forcing… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Cardin, Titus & Buchanan Aim to Deepen US-Mongolia Trade, Thwart CCP Interests

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Representatives Dina Titus (D-Nev.) and Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), introduced legislation today to increase direct trade between the United States and Mongolia by providing Mongolian cashmere products with duty-free access to the American market. The Mongolia Third Neighbor Trade Act would grant Mongolia this preferential trading relationship in order to strengthen the economy of a critical U.S. partner in central Asia an… Continue Reading


$131 Million More in Infrastructure Funds to Support Rural Ferry Service

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, today announced the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is awarding $131 million more in bipartisan infrastructure investments to support the Alaska Marine Highway System’s operations and recapitalize portions of the fleet. In January, Senator Murkowski announced $285 million in infrastructure funding to improve the reliability and service Alaska’s ferry system—an announcement she marked as a “big fat deal” for Alaska a… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Baldwin, Bonamici & Joyce Lead Legislation to Improve Harmful Algal Bloom Response

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), and Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) and Dave Joyce (R-Ohio), have introduced the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act (HABHRCA) of 2023, legislation to reauthorize the HABHRCA of 1998 and to improve monitoring, forecasting, prevention, and mitigation of harmful algal blooms (HABs) and hypoxia by requiring better coordination among task force agencies, and state and local entitie… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Colleagues Demand Answers On Biden Administration’s Unprecedented Pause of Firearms Export Licenses

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and 46 of his Senate colleagues last week sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo raising questions over the decision announced last month by the Bureau of Industry and Security to pause for 90 days the issuance of export licenses for firearms, ammunition, and certain accessories to most overseas markets. This unprecedented move is the latest chapter in the Biden administration’s hostility towards America’s firearms industry. “This pa… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Gallagher, Colleagues Press for NDAA Language to Better Prevent China From Acquiring Sensitive U.S. Technologies

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc.) urged strong language in the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to address the national security threat posed by sensitive technologies with dual-use applications being acquired by America’s adversaries, particularly the People’s Republic of China (PRC), through American businesses’ outbound investments. Sullivan and Gallagher led a letter today with 41 of their congressional colleagues to the ch… Continue Reading


Alaska Senate Delegation Welcomes $22 Million for Alaska Waste and Recycle Infrastructure

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) welcomed the announcement of $22.4 million in Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR) grants from the bipartisan infrastructure law for Alaska. This funding will support Alaska’s solid waste infrastructure for recycling, trash processing, and solid waste collection. “The bipartisan infrastructure law continues to bring home significant investments that support Alaska’s infrastructure, and these awards to communiti… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Baldwin Bipartisan Bill to Connect Veterans with Earned Benefits Unanimously Passes Senate

WASHINGTON—On Wednesday evening, U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Tammy Baldwin’s (D-Wisc.) Commitment to Veteran Support and Outreach Act passed the U.S. Senate unanimously. The bipartisan legislation would expand and support Tribal Veterans Service Officers and County Veterans Service Officers (CVSO), the community-based employees who work directly with veterans to inform them of eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs and services, file pension and compensation c… Continue Reading


Sullivan, GOP Senate Veterans Keep Commitment to Military Members & Their Families to Work to Bypass Blanket Holds and Confirm Military Nominees One-by-One

WASHINGTON—Late Wednesday night, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the only member of the Senate currently serving in the military, led Republican senators and military veterans, Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), in again trying to confirm a number of the 450 general military officer promotions—one-, two-, three-, and four-star generals and admirals—that have been held for nine months. This is the … Continue Reading


Sullivan, Rounds & Colleagues Urge Biden to Tackle Fentanyl Crisis During Meeting with Xi

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), along with six of their Senate colleagues, yesterday sent a bipartisan letter to President Joe Biden ahead of his meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In their letter, the senators focus on the devastating impact of fentanyl in the United States and the PRC’s role in the fentanyl supply chain. The letter calls on President Biden to urge President Xi to do more to stop the flow of prec… Continue Reading


Alaska Senate Delegation Leads Effort to Restore Energy Production on Alaska’s North Slope

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) have introduced Alaska’s Right to Produce Act of 2023,legislation that would reverse the Biden Department of the Interior’s (DOI) decision to prohibit oil and gas development on 13 million acres within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) and reinstate the lawfully awarded leases that the Biden DOI cancelled within the non-wilderness Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Representatives Pete … Continue Reading


Sullivan, Graham, Blumenthal & Colleagues Introduce Resolution Supporting U.S. Efforts to Deter Iran

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Katie Britt (R-Ala.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) today introduced a resolution emphasizing the fact that deterrence is most credible when the President keeps all options on the table, including the use of military force, to deter attacks from Iran and its proxies. On November 2, Sen. Sullivan led a… Continue Reading


Sullivan Honors Incredible Service and Sacrifice of America’s Veterans

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, today released the following video message in honor of Veterans Day. Below is a transcript of Sen. Sullivan’s Veterans Day message: Today, across Alaska and across our great nation, American communities throughout our country will be taking the time to recognize, celebrate and honor their veterans and those who continue to serve. For our state, this is a really important day, and I'm … Continue Reading


Sullivan Recognizes Gene Horner as “Alaskan of the Week”

WASHINGTON—On the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday, in honor of Veterans Day, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized Gene Horner, a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a skilled bugler who has volunteered his time to play Taps at hundreds of funerals for fallen service members in Alaska over the past 25 years. Horner first joined the Army in 1967 and first came to Alaska in 1968 during a short stopover on his way to Vietnam for his deployment. He has logged 10,000 volunteer hours for … Continue Reading


Federal Judge Rejects Lower 48 Legal Challenge to Alaska’s Willow Project

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (both R-Alaska), and Representative Mary Peltola (D-Alaska), hailed a federal judge’s ruling today dismissing a legal challenge filed by Lower 48 environmental groups against ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project within the National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska (NPR-A). In September, Sen. Sullivan led an amicus brief with his Alaska congressional delegation colleagues to the court in support of Willow. The federal judge referenced arguments presen… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Daines, American Legion Celebrate Caps on Camp Lejeune Attorney Fees, Protecting Marines & Families

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and American Legion Commander Daniel J. Seehafer, today hosted a press conference celebrating newly-imposed caps on the fees trial lawyers can charge in cases representing Marines, their families, and other individuals impacted by water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The caps, announced in September, came after Sen. Sullivan, with the strong support of the American Legion, fought to r… Continue Reading


Sullivan on Military Nominees: Driving Best Flag Officers Out of the Military Would Be a “National Security Suicide Mission”

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), the only member of the Senate currently serving in the military, said Monday he is concerned that the ongoing holds on military nominees presents a long-term strategic risk to America’s armed forces. In an interview on Fox News Channel’s “America Reports,” Sen. Sullivan told John Roberts he has heard from officers, who have served their nation honorably for decades, indicating they are strongly considering retirement due to the holds placed on the… Continue Reading


ICYMI: WSJ, Anchorage Daily News Editorial Boards Support Sullivan-Led Effort to Confirm Military Nominees

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan’s (R-Alaska) efforts last week to confirm nearly 370 military nominees received support from the Wall Street Journal and Anchorage Daily News Editorial Boards. “Some on the right are unloading on Sen. Sullivan and Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst for disagreeing with a fellow Republican,” the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board wrote. “But these GOP Senators are right to alert their colleagues to the growing political and strategic risks of Sen. Tuberville’s counterprod… Continue Reading


Sullivan, GOP Colleagues Urge Blinken to Marshal New Suite of UN Sanctions on Iranian Regime

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), this week led a letter with 12 of his Senate Republican colleagues to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, demanding the Biden administration press for a broader, more permanent framework of sanctions on Iran from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). On October 18, the UN’s sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile and drone programs expired, and in October 2020, the UN’s conventional arms e… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Merkley Press for Sanctions of Hong Kong Judiciary

WASHINGTON—This week, U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) and the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), co-chair of the CECC, introduced the Hong Kong Judicial Sanctions Act, which would hold officials of Hong Kong’s judiciary accountable for human rights violations and support Hong Kongers facing persecution under Beijing’s “national security law.” The Hong Kong Judicial Sanctions Act requires the Presi… Continue Reading

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