Press Releases


NORTHCOM Commander Highlights Alaska’s Importance to Homeland Defense

WASHINGTON, DC - In a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee this week, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) received strong support for Arctic and Alaska-specific defense priorities from General Terrance O'Shaughnessy, the U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) commander, and Admiral Charles Richard, the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) commander. During the hearing, General O'Shaughnessy agreed with many of Senator Sullivan's Arctic priorities, including the need for additional missile … Continue Reading


Delegation Responds to Misguided Letter Seeking to Undermine Investment in Alaska

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, sent a letter this week to the chief executives of 11 major banks in response to a misguided letter that a number of their Democratic colleagues sent in late January. The delegation's letter calls out mischaracterizations being made as part of an effort to deter investment in responsible energy production in a small part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Below is an excerpt from the letter: "U… Continue Reading


Senate Confirms Joshua Kindred to Serve as Alaska District Court Judge

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, with the support of U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska), the U.S. Senate confirmed Joshua Kindred to serve as a United States District Court Judge for the District of Alaska. Before the confirmation vote, Senators Murkowski and Sullivan spoke on the Senate floor in support of Kindred's confirmation. "Josh Kindred's experience in civil, criminal, and administrative law, at both the state and federal levels, in both the public sector as well as th… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Van Hollen Introduce China Reciprocity Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Security, and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) today introduced the True Reciprocity Act of 2020, legislation to address the substantial imbalance in the relationship between the United States and China across a number of sectors, including diplomacy, trade, communications, and education. Specifically, the legislation directs the Trump administration to develop an in-depth report to Congress detaili… Continue Reading


Sullivan Applauds $20 Million Infrastructure Development Grant for Port of Alaska

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $20 million Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) grant to the Port of Alaska, located in Anchorage. "I want to thank Secretary Chao for recognizing the dire state of one of Alaska's most important pieces of infrastructure and heeding the call of Alaskans by approving this much-needed PIDP grant," said Senator Sullivan. "The Port of Alaska not only serve… Continue Reading


Sullivan Decries Senate Democrats’ Efforts to Block ANWR Development

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, rebuked 16 of his Democratic colleagues in a committee hearing yesterday for signing onto a letter to the heads of the nation's 15 largest banks that called on the banks to refrain from investing in Alaska's North Slope, particularly impending energy development within the non-wilderness 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). "I'm going to be a little pa… Continue Reading


Sullivan Votes “Not Guilty” on Two Articles of Impeachment

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today shared the following message with Alaskans after voting "not guilty" on the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. To read Senator Sullivan's full statement submitted to the Congressional Record, click here. VIDEO REMARKS AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY: Greetings from Washington, D.C. I just came out of the final session of the Senate impeachment trial of the President of the United States. I want to begin by t… Continue Reading


Full Statement on the Senate Impeachment Proceedings

I. Introduction Mr. SULLIVAN. Mr. President, I rise today to speak about the impeachment of Donald J. Trump. The Democratic House Managers, who are prosecuting the case against the President, emphasized that history is watching. That is true. Every action taken by the House and the Senate during this impeachment sets a precedent for our country and our institutions of government-whether good or bad. For that reason, it is our job as Senators to look at the entire record of this… Continue Reading


Sullivan Reacts to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement after attending President Donald Trump's third State of the Union address: "Hey, Alaska. Good evening. I just came from the President's State of the Union address here in D.C. I had a special guest with me at the State of the Union. This year, it was Matt Alward-the president of United Fishermen of Alaska. I was honored to take him around, having him meet a bunch of my Senate colleagues and talk about h… Continue Reading


Sullivan Statement on Witnesses in Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement today after joining a majority of the U.S. Senate in opposing a motion to pursue additional witnesses and evidence in the impeachment proceedings: "Out of respect to my constituents and constitutional oath, I have refrained from commenting on the Senate impeachment trial until both sides have fully presented their case. That has now taken place. "After reading hundreds of pages of briefs, speeches and the hi… Continue Reading


Senate Veterans’ Committee Advances Five Sullivan Bills

WASHINGTON, DC - Members of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee today voted unanimously to advance five pieces of legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), building on the senator's legislative efforts to support and serve America's veterans. The set of bills includes S.2991, theVeterans Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act, which would direct the VA to conduct an independent expert study to determine whether there's a direct correlation between veteran suicide and … Continue Reading


Sullivan Honored to Announce 2020 Military Service Academy Nominations

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) had the honor and privilege of nominating 32 outstanding young Alaskans to four of our country's U.S. Military Service Academies. "Nominating candidates for our nation's outstanding Military Service Academies is truly an honor and is one of my favorite things to do as a U.S. Senator." said Senator Dan Sullivan. "All of the candidates clearly exhibited academic excellence, and demonstrated leadership and a commitment to serving their communit… Continue Reading


Senate Resolution Supports National Trafficking, Modern Slavery Prevention Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today introduced a resolution in support of National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month. The resolution works to raise awareness by highlighting how prevalent cases are in the U.S. as well as identifying solutions to combat human trafficking. The full text of the resolution can be found here. "The human trafficking industry generates an estimated $150 billion in illega… Continue Reading


OP-ED: Goldman Sachs to Native Alaskans: Drop Dead

by Harry Brower Jr.

As the mayor of Alaska's North Slope Borough, I represent about 10,000 people in an area larger than most states. Beneath our lands are some of the largest oil and gas reserves in the world, including Prudhoe Bay and the coastal plain of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. Since the 19th century, when our Inupiat ancestors made initial contact with the West, we have worked to maintain a balance between the modern world and our rich cultural inheritance. Largely because of the oil and gas und… Continue Reading


Sullivan Applauds Revised Definition of WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issuing a revised definition of the "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) Rule: "I join hard-working Alaskans and land owners across the country in welcoming the Trump administration's final, clear WOTUS Rule, which stands in sta… Continue Reading


Information on the Senate's Impeachment Proceedings

Below are recent interviews where Senator Sullivan discusses the impeachment proceedings in the Senate. Further, we've provided links to both the Senate's and the House's impeachment briefings, which you can find below. Senator Sullivan encourages Alaskans to read the cases for both sides. On Friday, January 17, Senator Sullivan spoke with Morgan Krakow with the Anchorage Daily News. Senator Sullivan was interviewed by KTUU Channel 2 and KTVA Channel 11 on Friday, January 17: Addition… Continue Reading


EDITORIAL "The Senate—unanimously!—acts to improve the health of our oceans"


Sullivan Votes for USMCA Trade Deal that will benefit Alaskans

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement after voting in support of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal, which has significant benefits for Alaska. "On the heels of the signing of the first phase of the U.S.-China trade agreement-which contained positive news for Alaska fishermen-the Senate today passed yet another critical trade agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, with even more positive news for Alaska. … Continue Reading


Sullivan Applauds Signing of ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal with China

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement after attending the signing of the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Agreement at the White House: "I want to commend the President and his team-particularly U.S. Trade Representative Bob Lighthizer-for negotiating this trade agreement. Today's agreement is an important, serious, and much-needed first step in resetting the U.S.-China economic relationship. Importantly, it is positive news for Alaska's fishermen. Ch… Continue Reading


Sullivan-sponsored bill to address marine debris passes the Senate

by Sarah Lapidus

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill co-sponsored by a bipartisan group, including two Alaska senators, on Thursday to address the threat of plastic debris impacting the country's coastline and fisheries. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), along with Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced the bill in June. The bill, Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, builds on a previous bill, Save Our Seas Act, signed into law by the president in 2018 and addresses the increasing amoun… Continue Reading

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