Press Releases

05.24.24

Sullivan Condemns NOAA Finding on ESA Petition for Gulf of Alaska King Salmon

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today released the following statement regarding the National Marine Fisheries Services’ (NMFS) determination that a listing of king salmon in the Gulf of Alaska as “threatened or endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) “may be warranted” in response to a petition filed by the Seattle-based Wild Fish Conservancy. “My team and I have been very engaged on this misguided petition to list king salmon under the Endangered Species Act from th… Continue Reading


05.24.24

Sullivan Presses to End U.S. Cooperation with International Criminal Court Following Outrageous Arrest Warrants for Israeli Leaders

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), introduced legislation yesterday barring the United States from cooperating with or funding the International Criminal Court (ICC) following the ICC’s widely-condemned decision to issue arrest warrants for Israeli leaders. The legislation also prohibits economic support funds under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961from being made available to the Palestinian Authority. “The ICC’s false mora… Continue Reading


05.23.24

Sullivan, Van Hollen Celebrate 100 Years of the U.S. Foreign Service Ahead of Centennial Anniversary

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and , co-founders of the bipartisan Senate Foreign Service Caucus, honored the 100th anniversary of the United States Foreign Service, which will be observed on May 24, 2024. The institution as it is organized today was established through the Rogers Act of 1924, which consolidated and reorganized the existing Diplomatic and Consular Services into a single entity. Since then, the Foreign Service has led U.S. d… Continue Reading


05.23.24

Sullivan, Alaska Fishermen Meet with Commerce Secretary & Senior Administration Officials on Seafood Market Crisis

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today is convening a roundtable meeting with Alaska community and fisheries leaders, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, and other senior federal officials to discuss how the global seafood market crisis is impacting Alaska businesses, coastal communities, and fishermen. The discussion will focus on federal policy initiatives that can improve the competitive position of U.S.-produced seafood in global markets and ensure the long-term viability of the… Continue Reading


05.20.24

Sullivan Delivers Speech at 2024 International Republican Institute Freedom Award Celebration

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), chairman of the International Republican Institute (IRI), delivered a speech last week championing President Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy of peace through strength and its enduring lessons as the world enters a “new era of authoritarian aggression.” Sen. Sullivan made the remarks at IRI’s Freedom Award celebration, which honored Bishop Rolando Alvarez of Nicaragua for his dedication to the pursuit of religious freedom in South America and across… Continue Reading


05.13.24

Congressional Delegation Introduce Chugach Alaska Land Exchange and Oil Spill Recovery Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) and U.S. Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska) introduced the Chugach Alaska Land Exchange and Oil Spill Recovery Act to direct a land exchange between the federal government and Chugach Alaska Corporation (Chugach). This exchange would resolve conflicts that exist between the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (EVOS) Trustee Council’s Habitat Protection Program (the “Program”) goals for habitat conservation of surface lands… Continue Reading


05.10.24

Sullivan and Colleagues to Biden: Oppose ICC Action Against Israel

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and a bipartisan coalition of Senate colleagues sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to strongly oppose the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) potential legal action targeting Israel’s right to defend itself against terrorists seeking its destruction following the October 7, 2023 atrocities committed by Hamas.  Senator Sullivan, along with Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Jacky Rosen (D-… Continue Reading


05.09.24

FAA Reauthorization Passes Senate with Sullivan-led Alaska Priorities

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation Subcommittee, secured numerous provisions in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2024. The legislation passed in the Senate by a vote of 84-4 and reauthorizes the FAA through 2028. It now proceeds to the House for final passage before the President signs it into law. “Aviation is as essential to countless Alaska communities as roads and bridges are to … Continue Reading


05.06.24

Senator Sullivan & Governor Dunleavy Introduce Alaska Fentanyl Awareness Campaign

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan and Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy (both R-Alaska) today introduced the fentanyl awareness campaign, “One Pill Can Kill - Alaska,” to combat the increase in fentanyl-related deaths across Alaska and the country. The public awareness campaign examines where fentanyl is coming from, where and how it is being sold, the dangers of the drug, how it impacts Alaska communities, and the resources that are available for treatment, prevention, and reporting crimi… Continue Reading


05.03.24

Sullivan Demands Haaland Answer for Illegal Termination of ANWR Leases

WASHINGTON— In a letter sent Thursday, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), demanded Interior Secretary Deb Haaland explain how her department is not violating the law when the Department of the Interior (DOI) cancelled legally obtained oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The competitive oil and gas leasing program in the non-wilderness Coastal Plain of ANWR was established in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. As was required by the law, the first lease sale was h… Continue Reading


05.03.24

Sullivan, Van Hollen Recognize U.S. Foreign Service Day On Centennial Anniversary

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), co-founders of the bipartisan Senate Foreign Service Caucus, have introduced a Senate resolution celebrating May 3, 2024 as “Foreign Service Day.” The day recognizes the men and women who have served, or are presently serving, in the Foreign Service of the United States and honors the members of the Foreign Service who have given their lives in the line of duty. Foreign Service Day has been celebrated on the first Fr… Continue Reading


05.02.24

Senate Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Legislation Led by Sullivan, Peters, Brown, Cramer to Protect Burial Benefits for Military Families

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed bipartisan legislation led by U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) to ensure military families can continue to be laid to rest together in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries. Under current law, in the tragic case of the spouse or child of an active duty service member predeceasing the service member, the VA has the authority to bury that service mem… Continue Reading


05.02.24

Alaska & Florida Delegations Introduce FISHES Act to Bolster Disaster Relief for Fisheries

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced legislation to improve the federal process associated with delivering fishery disaster relief. Representatives Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska) and Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) introduced the companion legislation in the House of Representatives last year. The Fishery Improvement to Streamline Untimely Regulatory Hurdles post Emergency Situation Act (FISHES Act) s… Continue Reading


05.01.24

Sullivan, Ricketts, James, Fulcher Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Overturn Biden’s EV Mandates

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.) and U.S. Representatives John James (R-Mich.-10) and Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho-01) introduced bipartisan Congressional Review Act (CRA) legislation in the Senate and House to block the Biden administration’s electric vehicle mandates. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized new emissions regulations which would require up to two-thirds of new cars and nearly 40 percent of trucks sold in the U.S. … Continue Reading


04.24.24

Sullivan & Blumenthal Call on President to Enforce Stronger Sanctions Against Iran

Sullivan & Blumenthal Call on President to Enforce Stronger Sanctions Against Iran WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), called on President Biden to enforce stronger sanctions against Iran in a letter sent last week. Citing Iran’s attacks on Israel on April 13, as well as the repeated attacks by Iran’s proxies on Israel and U.S. Navy ships, the senators detailed several ways the United … Continue Reading


04.23.24

Sullivan Says National Security Legislation Is Not an Exhibit of Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Triumphs, But a Response to His Failures

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), delivered remarks on the Senate floor today advocating for passage of the national security legislation he played a lead role in crafting and voted with 30 of his Republican colleagues to advance. In his speech, Senator Sullivan emphasized that the legislation will help improve America’s capacity to produce weapons and military readiness, and is necessary because of the Biden administration’s… Continue Reading


04.23.24

Sullivan, Cotton, Colleagues Demand Biden Administration Protect Jewish Students from Pro-Hamas, Antisemitic Mobs

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), along with 25 of their Senate Republican colleagues, sent a letter today to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, urging them to restore order to campuses that have been effectively shut down by antisemitic mobs that are targeting Jewish students. The senators requested Attorney General Garland and Secretary Cardona provide an update on efforts to protect Jewish students by Wednesday, … Continue Reading


04.23.24

Sullivan, Cotton, Colleagues Demand Biden Administration Protect Jewish Students from Pro-Hamas, Antisemitic Mobs

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), along with 25 of their Senate Republican colleagues, sent a letter today to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, urging them to restore order to campuses that have been effectively shut down by antisemitic mobs that are targeting Jewish students. The senators requested Attorney General Garland and Secretary Cardona provide an update on efforts to protect Jewish students by Wednesday, … Continue Reading


04.22.24

Sullivan: Biden Cancelled Indigenous Alaskans Supporting Resource Development in NPR-A

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) said President Joe Biden effectively “cancelled” the voices of the Alaska Native North Slope leaders who were unanimously opposed to the President’s decision to restrict more than 13 million acres in the National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska (NPR-A) from resource development in an interview on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” and in an opinion published in the Wall Street Journal over the weekend. Senator Sullivan also warned of the dangerous national … Continue Reading


04.22.24

Sullivan, Padilla Lead Senate Resolution Recognizing “National Water Week”

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) today thanked their colleagues for unanimously passing their bipartisan Senate resolution recognizing the week of April 7, 2024 through April 13, 2024 as “National Water Week.” The resolution recognizes that every community in the United States deserves to have access to affordable, safe, and clean drinking water, sanitation, and other critical water infrastructure. The resolution also highlights the hurdles to guarant… Continue Reading

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