Sullivan Discusses Fisheries, Trade with Commerce Secretary Designee Wilbur Ross

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, today released the following statement after meeting with President-elect Donald J. Trump’s designee to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Wilbur Ross.

“I had a productive discussion with Wilbur Ross today about the importance of Alaska’s fisheries to our state and national economies,” said Senator Sullivan. “As a result of science-based management and hard-working Alaska fishermen, Alaska is the superpower of seafood. As a member of the Commerce Committee, I will work with incoming Secretary Ross to make sure it stays that way. We also discussed other issues important to Alaska, including trade, infrastructure, permitting reform, and the immense promise for Alaska and America from increased energy production from our state. I was very impressed with Mr. Ross’s knowledge on a variety of issues, including his business experience in Alaska, and look forward to hearing more from him during his confirmation hearing.”