Press Releases


Sullivan Addresses Alaskans on Partial Government Shutdown and Border Security

WASHINGTON, DC-Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke on camera to Alaskans about the partial government shutdown, and the broader issue of border security and how it relates to the shutdown. To watch Senator Sullivan's address to Alaskans, CLICK HERE. Below is a full transcription of Senator Sullivan's remarks: Hello Alaska and Happy 2019 to everybody. I hope you have a great holiday season. I certainly did with my wife and daughters in Anchorage and in Fairbanks as well. Today I … Continue Reading


Alaska Congressional Delegation Backs Governor’s Request for Federal Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, sent a letter urging President Donald Trump to act promptly and approve Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy's (R-AK) request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration. This declaration would provide federal assistance for the State of Alaska to address the major earthquake that occurred on November 30, 2018, as well as impacts caused by subsequent aftershocks. In their letter, the Alaska Co… Continue Reading


Delegation Applauds Secretary of the Navy’s Decision to Name Future Destroyer After Senator Ted Stevens

WASHINGTON, DC - The Alaska Congressional Delegation today proudly announced that Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in honor of the late U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, who served as Alaska's Senator from 1968-2009. "It is an honor to help Secretary Spencer announce the naming of the USS Ted Stevens today," said Senator Sullivan. "As an Army Air Corps officer, a civil servant, and a historic U.S. Senator from our great state, Sena… Continue Reading


Sullivan Statement on Secretary of Defense Mattis

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to news that Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will retire in February 2019. "I'm disheartened by the impending resignation of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. His decades of service to our nation - from a Marine Corps second lieutenant to our 26th Secretary of Defense - embodies all that makes this country truly great. "I would like to personally tha… Continue Reading


Sullivan Statement on U.S. Withdrawal of Troops from Syria

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in reaction to the United States decision to withdraw troops for Syria: "I have supported the Trump administration's foreign policy across a number of areas: its tougher approach on China and Russia, its strategy to counter malign Iranian influence in the Middle East, and its robust military strategy to defeat ISIS. "Yesterday's abrupt about-face to withdraw our … Continue Reading


Alaska Delegation Commends Milestone for Responsible Energy Development on the Coastal Plain

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Rep. Don Young, and Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy (all R-Alaska) today issued the following statements after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the oil and gas leasing program on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). "One year ago, Congress directed the Department of the Interior to open the Coastal Plain for responsible energy development, and today mar… Continue Reading


Sullivan Votes Against FIRST STEP Act

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement today after voting against the FIRST STEP Act. The legislation would reform the federal prison system and modify several federal sentencing provisions - which may allow certain violent and drug criminals to be eligible for early release, and would reduce sentences for serious repeat drug traffickers. Sullivan Outlines His Vote Against the FIRST STEP Act (click here or image to watch). "While I support some of… Continue Reading


Sullivan Statement on Secretary of Interior Zinke

ANCHORAGE, AK - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement in response to news that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will be stepping down at the end of the year. "Over the past two years, Alaska has had no better friend than Ryan Zinke. He joins the ranks of Gov. Wally Hickel as one of the great Secretaries of Interior. "From assembling an all-star leadership team led by talented Alaskans, to unleashing American energy dominance - by reversing the previous Administr… Continue Reading


Sullivan Outlines Opposition to Yemen War Resolution on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, DC- Yesterday, in a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) outlined his opposition to S.J. RES 54, a resolution restricting U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen. S.J. RES 54 passed the Senate today by a vote of 56 to 41, with Sullivan voting in opposition. Senator Sullivan Outlines Opposition to S.J. RES. 54 (click here or image to watch). Key Highlights: "(T)he heinous murderers of [Jamal Khashoggi] need to be held accountable. There is no doubt about th… Continue Reading


Air Force Recommends Additional F-22 Raptors be stationed at JBER

WASHINGTON, DC -The U.S. Air Force announced on Friday that it is recommending the operational F-22 Raptors formerly housed at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) in Florida, be accommodated at other operational bases across the country, including at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Alaska. "We have recommended that the best path forward to increase readiness and use money wisely is to consolidate the operational F-22s formerly at Tyndall in Alaska, Hawaii and Virginia, and make the decision no… Continue Reading


Sullivan Welcomes Revised Definition of WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), 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) proposed revised definition of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule: "I welcome the EPA's long awaited proposal to restore power to states and protect land owners - and hardworking Alaskans - from the confusing and burdensome… Continue Reading


Sullivan Recognizes All Alaskans for Their Remarkable Response to Earthquake

Sullivan Recognizes All Alaskans for Their Remarkable Response to Earthquake WASHINGTON, DC - Last week, as part of his "Alaskan of the Week" series, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) recognized all Alaskans for their remarkable response to the November 30, 2018 earthquake the shook Southcentral Alaska. Sullivan honoring all Alaskans for their response to the November 30th earthquake (Click image or here to watch, click here to download). EARTHQUAKE IN ALASKA -- (U.S. Senate - December 6, … Continue Reading


ICYMI: Sullivan Applauds Passage of Coast Guard Authorization Act in Speech on Senate Floor

ICYMI: Sullivan Applauds Passage of Coast Guard Authorization Act in Speech on Senate Floor ANCHORAGE, AK - Last week, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke on the Senate floor following the passage of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, a bipartisan and bicameral agreement he championed to reauthorize the Coast Guard for two years. The bill, which is expected to pass the U.S. House following the Thanksgiving holiday, included a number of priorities and provisions of Alaskan interes… Continue Reading


Sullivan Encouraged by B.C. Govt’s Efforts to Finally Clean Up & Close Tulsequah Chief Mine

ANCHORAGE, AK - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement in response to news that the British Columbia (B.C.) government will begin taking steps to clean up and permanently close the Tulsequah Chief Mine, which is located 40 miles northeast of Juneau. "I am encouraged to see the B.C. government taking a more active role in the long overdue clean-up of the Tulsequah Chief mine," said Senator Sullivan. "The announcement that the government intends to move forward and deve… Continue Reading


Sullivan Fulfills Years-Long Commitment to Permanently Exempt Alaska Fishing Vessels from Incidental Discharge Regulations

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Chairman of the Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard subcommittee, today applauded the Senate passage of the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, bipartisan legislation he co-authored to support the Coast Guard and its many missions. The legislation, which passed today by a vote of 94 to 6, includes a Sullivan-negotiated provision known as the Vessel Incident Discharge Act (VIDA) to provide Alaska fishing vessel owners… Continue Reading


Sullivan Convenes Senate Field Hearing on "The State of Our Salmon"

*** To submit public testimony for the record, please email by November 1, 2018. *** ANCHORAGE, AK -- US. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), chairman of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and the Coast Guard, convened a hearing titled "The State of Our Salmon," on Saturday, October 20, 2018 during the Alaska Federation of Native annual convention in Anchorage, Alaska. Senator Sullivan convening Senate field hearing on "The State of Our Salmon" … Continue Reading


ICYMI: Sullivan Convenes First Hearing as Readiness Subcommittee Chairman

WASHINGTON, DC - Earlier this month, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) held his first hearing as the new chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support to explore the Air Force's efforts to improve its readiness - which has steadily declined over several decades. Senator Sullivan convened the hearing nearly six months since the full Senate Armed Services Committee heard testimony from the Air Force on its current posture in support of the Fiscal Year 2019… Continue Reading


Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Lisa Sauder

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) recognized Lisa Sauder, the Executive Director of Bean's Café in Anchorage, for her continued advocacy and work on behalf of the hungry and homeless. Lisa was honored as part of Senator Sullivan's "Alaskan of the Week" series. Sullivan Honoring Lisa Sauder as Alaskan of the Week (Click image or here to watch, click here to download). SENATE FLOOR TRIBUTE TO LISA SAUDER - (U.S. Senate - October 10, 2018) Mr. President, as the Presidin… Continue Reading


Bipartisan Bill to Tackle Marine Debris Crisis Signed into Law

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today applauded the signing by President Trump of their bipartisan Save Our Seas (SOS) Act, legislation to address the marine debris epidemic affecting America's oceans, shorelines, and inland waterways, as well as other coasts across the globe. The Senators - both members of the Senate Oceans Caucus - introduced the legislation in March 2017 to boost the federal government's domestic and inte… Continue Reading


Building on Recent Momentum, Congress Sends Major Water Infrastructure Package to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), is applauding the Senate's passage of S. 3021, the America's Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018, the fourth major piece of bipartisan legislation to make its way to the President's desk in recent days. The bill was approved today by vote of 99-1 and now heads to the president's desk to be signed into law. "Improving our inadequate and deteriorating infrastructure shoul… Continue Reading

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