Sullivan Named Ranking Member of Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, Climate Change, and Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, was announced as the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, Climate Change, and Manufacturing. As ranking member, Sen. Sullivan will oversee the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Mammal Commission, U.S. Global Change Research Program, and Department of Commerce Manufacturing Bureaus (MBDA, NIST-MEP).

“I’m honored to have been chosen as the ranking member of the Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, Climate Change, and Manufacturing—issues that have such a significant impact on Alaska,” said Senator Sullivan. “From cleaning up our oceans, to protecting and bolstering our fisheries, to supporting the vital work of the Coast Guard, to preparing for challenges and opportunities posed by the changing Arctic, this new position will be crucial to making progress on the priorities of Alaskans. I look forward to carrying on the bipartisan tradition of the Commerce Committee and building on the successes we’ve been able to achieve together over the past six years.” 

Sullivan has served on the Commerce Committee since he was first elected to the Senate in 2014. He has used his position to advance and enact legislation critical to Alaska, such as increasing the sustainability of Alaska fisheries by addressing the ocean debris crisis through the Save Our Seas (SOS) Act, signed into law in 2018, and the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, signed into law in 2020; including the U.S. Coast Guard authorization in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the first time ever last year; making fisheries a principal point of negotiations in all future trade agreements through the USMCA (United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement); and combatting illegal fishing in U.S. waters.

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