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Sullivan Chairs Hearing on America’s Military Readiness in the Arctic

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) yesterday chaired a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support on U.S. military policy and posture in support of readiness in the Arctic. The committee heard testimony from Dr. James H. Anderson, who is performing the duties of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, and General Terrance O'Shaughnessy, Commander of U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and the North American Aerospace Defense… Continue Reading


Sullivan Praises Passage of Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, today praised the Senate's recent passage of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 during a committee hearing on 5G supply chain security. Senator Sullivan is an original co-sponsor of the Senate version of the bipartisan legislation, which is intended to protect American communications networks from threats presented by foreign suppliers, such… Continue Reading


POLITICO: Senator slams lack of port infrastructure in the Arctic


The chairman of a Senate Armed Services subcommittee sounded the alarm Tuesday on what he said is practically nonexistent port infrastructure in the Arctic, even though the Defense Department's Arctic strategy calls for enhancing port capability in the far north. Sen. Dan Sullivan noted that legislation from his subcommittee on readiness, as well as provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act, has long addressed a lack of strategic ports, specifically in the Arctic. The Alaska Republic… Continue Reading


Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Petty Officer Evan Grills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized U.S. Coast Guard Petty OfficerEvan Grills, who serves at the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Kodiak, Alaska. Petty Officer Grills rescued two crew members from the Scandies Rosecrabbing vessel, which sank late in the night on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2019, 170 miles southwest of Kodiak amid 40-knot winds, 30-foot-high swells and a frigid temperature of ten degrees Fahrenheit. Sadly, five me… Continue Reading


Alaska Congressional Delegation Announces Earthquake Relief Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, (all R-Alaska), today announced a $33.5 million grant coming to Alaska to assist communities impacted by the magnitude 7.1 earthquake on November 30, 2018. The U.S. Department of Transportation grant was awarded to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to assist the Municipality of Anchorage, Mat-Su Borough, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough with the repair or reconstruction of highway… Continue Reading


Sullivan & Murkowski Direct Feds on Flowers: “Buy American!”

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Angus King (I-Maine) yesterday introduced the American Grown Act, legislation requiring all federal agencies to only procure cut flowers and cut greens grown in the United States. Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) first introduced the legislation in the House in May of 2019. "Alaska has a burgeoning peony and flower industry that offers world-class blooms during our long, sunny sum… Continue Reading


Sullivan Cosponsors Modernization of the Older Americans Act

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) has signed on as a cosponsor of the Modernization of the Older Americans Act Amendments, legislation that reauthorizes the Older Americans Act (OAA) for another four years. The safety-net program was first enacted in 1965 and ensures seniors have access to needed services as they age. Alaska is slated to receive approximately $4.8 million in federal funding for Fiscal Year 2020. This reauthorization includes a seven percent increase in progra… Continue Reading


Alaska Congressional Delegation Welcome Disaster Relief for Alaska Fisheries

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, (all R-Alaska), today welcomed an announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that the agency approved $24.4 million to restore losses for Alaska fisheries impacted by the 2018 Pacific cod fishery disaster and $10.3 million for the 2018 sockeye salmon failure in Chignik. The NOAA-approved funds will now be administered by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, the age… Continue Reading


Sullivan Raises Concerns On Overly Expansive Humpback Whale Habitat Designation

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) sent a letter this month to Dr. Neil Jacobs, acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere - the acting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator - urging the revision of a proposed rule, issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), designating critical habitat for humpback whales in the North Pacific. Specifically, Sullivan asks Dr. Jacobs to exclude much of Alaska's coastal areas, particu… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Sullivan Discusses Iwo Jima 75th Anniversary on Fox News

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) yesterday joined The Story with Martha MacCallum on Fox News Channel to discuss the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. Sullivan, a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, is an original cosponsor of a Senate resolution recognizing the valor and heroism exhibited by America's service members, led by the United States Marine Corps, in defeating Imperial Japan on the small island, resulting in more than 26,000 Amer… Continue Reading


Sullivan Receives Disabled American Veterans’ Legislator of the Year Award

WASHINGTON, DC - Disabled American Veterans (DAV), a more than one million member veterans service organization (VSO), this week presented U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) with its 2020 Outstanding Senate Legislator of the Year Award. Earlier today, Sullivan, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, heard from the DAV national leadership in a committee hearing on the organization's legislative priorities for the coming year. DAV has identified the Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recogn… Continue Reading


Sullivan’s POWER Act Leads to 100 Pro Bono Legal Summits in 2019

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today welcomed a report from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts detailing 100 public events promoting pro bono legal services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault that were held in 2019 in 86 judicial districts across the country in accordance with the Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER) Act, Sullivan's legislation that was signed into law in 2018. The POWER Act mandates that each year for four y… Continue Reading


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

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