Press Releases

06.26.19

Sullivan, Whitehouse, Menendez Launch New Effort to Combat Marine Debris

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today led colleagues from both sides of the aisle in launching a new effort to combat the global marine debris crisis. At a news conference this morning in the Capitol, the senators unveiled the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act to address plastics and trash entering the ocean that harm fisheries and marine life, litter shorelines, and threaten the livelihood of coastal communities. The Save Our Seas 2.0 … Continue Reading


06.26.19

Delegation, Governor Welcome Lifting of PLOs to Restore Balanced Land Use in Alaska

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Rep. Don Young, and Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy, all R-Alaska, today released the following statement after the Department of the Interior issued new Public Land Orders (PLO) partially revoking a number of PLOs put in place in eastern interior Alaska in 1972. The Department also announced today it would partially revoke PLOs in place in the Bering Glacier area. Joe Balash, the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the De… Continue Reading


06.25.19

Sullivan, Whitehouse, Menendez Launch New Bipartisan Effort to Clean Up the World’s Oceans

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan, Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) will tomorrow morning launch a new bipartisan effort aimed at cleaning up the marine debris crisis affecting America's oceans, shorelines, and inland waterways, as well as other coasts across the globe. The Senators will unveil new legislation to build on the progress made by the Save Our Seas Act, which was sponsored by Sullivan and Whitehouse and signed into law last fall. Roughly eight million me… Continue Reading


06.25.19

Sullivan, Harris Introduce Legislation to Expand Legal Representation for Victims of Violence

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) have introduced S. 1959, the Ensuring Representation for Survivors Act, legislation that works to ensure that all survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault have access to a lawyer if they need it. Studies have shown that when abused victims are represented by an attorney, their ability to break out of the cycle of violence increases dramatically. "Thousands of victims each year-whether due to income, lack of ac… Continue Reading


06.19.19

ICYMI: Sullivan Convenes Hearing on Drone Security

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Security, yesterday convened a hearing on drone security. The hearing examined threats and challenges posed by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including the status of UAS detection and mitigation technology and capabilities. The hearing also examined the legal and regulatory authorities granted to government agencies to mitigate UAS threats, and recent deployments of UAS detection and mitigation t… Continue Reading


06.18.19

Delegation Urges Administration’s Support for Seafood Industry Embroiled in China Trade Dispute

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young (all R-AK) sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue urging the Trump administration to provide relief for Alaskan fishermen and seafood processers, as it has for the domestic agriculture industry, from the devastating impacts of retaliatory tariffs inflicted on American products by China. In May, President Trump announced roughly $15 billion in aid, directed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture,… Continue Reading


06.14.19

Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Jake Adams

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke yesterday on the Senate floor to recognize Jacob Adams, of Utqiagvik, a former mayor of Barrow and the North Slope Borough, former CEO of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, a whaling captain and founding member of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, and a legendary advocate for the larger Alaska Native community. Senator Sullivan recognized Adams as part of his series, "Alaskan of the Week." TRIBUTE TO JAKE ADAMS: Mr. President,… Continue Reading


06.13.19

Western States Call for Action on Transboundary Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate delegations of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Washington sent a letter to Premier John Horgan of British Columbia (B.C.) urging attention and action on key issues related to transboundary mining practices. The letter, led by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), which was also signed by U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Jim Risch (R-ID), Jon Tester (D-MT), Steve Daines (R-MT), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Patty Murray (D-WA), encourages standards… Continue Reading


06.11.19

Senators Introduce Post Traumatic Stress Resolution

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) have introduced a resolution designating the month of June as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month and June 27 as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day. "The wounds of war inflicted upon our brave men and women in uniform are not always visible," said Senator Sullivan. "Thousands of our returning service members continue to face the traumatic situations… Continue Reading


06.03.19

Alaska Congressional Delegation Applauds Justice Department Announcement on Initiative to Combat Violent Crime

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, today all thanked the Department of Justice for selecting Anchorage, Alaska as one of ten new National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) sites. This program aims to support areas with elevated crime rates, providing a framework for increasing federal support for tribal, local, and state law enforcement officials. "Anchorage is facing alarmingly high rates of violent crimes and addressing this … Continue Reading


05.24.19

Murkowski, Sullivan Applaud Senate Passage of Disaster Relief Supplemental

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, today applauded the Senate passage of a bipartisan supplemental disaster relief package. The $19.1 billion package passed the Senate with strong support, by an 85-8 vote. "Following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake and other disasters across the state, we've seen the incredible resilience of Alaskans. Like so many communities across the nation, in the face of hardship they came together to help their friends, family, nei… Continue Reading


05.23.19

Legislation Combatting Unwanted, Illegal Robocalls Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, joined his Senate colleagues today in passing S. 151, the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, legislation introduced by Senators Thune (R-SD) and Markey (D-MA) that Sullivan cosponsored. The bipartisan legislation would provide regulators and law enforcement additional tools to prevent illegal robocalls and punish illegal robocallers, a… Continue Reading


05.23.19

Sullivan Secures Alaska Military Priorities in Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate Armed Services Committee, with U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan's (R-AK) support, passed out of committee bipartisan legislation to authorize $750 billion in critical defense spending for Fiscal Year 2020. This year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes 30 provisions and amendments introduced by Senator Sullivan that will directly impact Alaska-including advancing military capabilities in the Arctic, strengthening and improving our missile defense system, and … Continue Reading


05.22.19

Sullivan, Senate Leaders Announce Bipartisan 5G Leadership Act

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Mark Warner, D-Va., Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, today introduced the United States 5G Leadership Act of 2019. This legislation would establish U.S. policy for the commercial deployment and security of Fifth Generation (5G) networks by creating the Supply Chain Security Trust Fund grant program. This program would help U.S. … Continue Reading


05.17.19

Alaska Applauds Air Force Decision to Base Additional F-22 Jets at JBER

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, today applauded the Air Force for its plan to permanently station six additional F-22s, previously based at Tyndall AFB, Florida, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The plan is expected to become final following completion of environmental review. "We have long advocated for our military in Alaska, including the importance of our strategic geographic location for protecting our nation and res… Continue Reading


05.17.19

Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Anchorage Police Officer Angie Fraize

WASHINGTON, DC - During National Police Week, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) recognized all of the law enforcement officers across Alaska, including Officer Angie Fraize of the Anchorage Police Department (APD). Officer Fraize is passionate about her job and about finding creative ways for the police department and the public to interact. She's also a strong advocate for people with special needs. As APD Chief Justin Doll said, "She is the epitome of the public servant ideal that is the founda… Continue Reading


05.17.19

Sullivan, Commerce Committee Advance Maritime Administration Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC - This week, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) joined his colleagues on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee in voting to approve the Maritime Administration (MARAD) Authorization and Enhancement Act, authorizing appropriations for MARAD for Fiscal Year 2020, including several provisions pushed by Sullivan. "Alaska's unique geography and lack of infrastructure mean that my constituents rely on maritime transportation as a lifeline," said Senator Sullivan. "A… Continue Reading


05.17.19

ICYMI: Senator Sullivan Counters Dangerous Iranian Narrative

WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke on the Senate floor about the threat that Iran poses to our troops, personnel and allies in the Middle East. In his remarks, Senator Sullivan countered what he believes is a dangerous narrative being promulgated by some of his colleagues, and former Obama administration officials about Iran being an "innocent" country that the Trump administration is trying to prod into war. "Over 2,000 of our troops were killed and wounded by … Continue Reading


05.16.19

Sullivan Fights to Protect Patients from Surprise Medical Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) yesterday cosponsored the bipartisan STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act, legislation introduced with Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Todd Young (R-IN), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Tom Carper (D-DE) to protect patients from surprise medical bills. "Through no fault of their own, too many Americans get hit with outrageously expensive medical bills as a result of a confusing and opaque health care b… Continue Reading


05.16.19

Sullivan Statement on White House Telecommunication Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan, chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Security, today released the following statement on the White House's executive order authorizing the Department of Commerce to secure America's information and communications technology supply chain, and placing Chinese manufacturer Huawei on the Bureau of Industry and Security Entity List, intended to inform the public of entities that could present a risk to national security. "As chairman of the C… Continue Reading

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