Sullivan Condemns House Democrats’ Reckless ANWR Vote

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today released a statement condemning the passage of H.R. 1146 in the House of Representatives, a bill to repeal the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) oil and gas program that was signed into law as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.   

“This morning, Democrats in the U.S. House flagrantly ignored the voice of a strong, consistent majority of Alaskans, including those who actually live in ANWR, by passing a reckless bill to block exploration in the 1002 area, a small sliver of ANWR set aside years ago by Congress for resource development,” Senator Sullivan said. “Senator Murkowski, Congressman Young and I—with the help of so many Alaskans—fought hard to get the ANWR provision across the goal line in late 2017, and we have every intention of protecting what we’ve earned. Alaskans should know, the Democrats’ bill will be dead on arrival in the Senate.” 

Today, Senators Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski, and Congressman Don Young (all R-AK), penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal rebutting the arguments made by proponents of the repeal legislation. To read the op-ed in full, click here

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