Press Releases

08.20.21

Alaska Delegation Condemns Court Ruling on Alaska’s North Slope Willow Project

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, released the following statements in response to an Order of the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska scraping an essential permit for the Willow Project, a multi-billion dollar expansion of ConocoPhillips's oil and gas operations in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A). The Willow Project was approved only after years of analysis and public input, including a robust environmenta… Continue Reading


08.17.21

Sullivan Names Experienced Alaskan Chad Padgett as New State Director

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today announced the appointment of Chad Padgett as the new state director for his Alaska Senate office. "With nearly three decades spent working to improve the lives of everyday Alaskans, Chad Padgett has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities we have in Alaska," said Senator Sullivan. "Chad brings with him a wealth of experience serving on the front lines looking out for the best interests of our communities and he will… Continue Reading


08.16.21

Senator Sullivan Responds to President Biden’s Speech on Afghanistan Debacle

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden's speech today on the unraveling situation in Afghanistan. "It has been a gut-wrenching few days for all Americans seeing our citizens being frantically ferried by helicopter in Kabul, echoing the tragic end of the Vietnam War. It did not have to be this way. President Biden chose to embark on a time-based withdrawal from A… Continue Reading


08.16.21

Sullivan to Secretary Granholm: Look to Alaska, not China or Saudi Arabia, for Energy Resources

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today sent a letter welcoming Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm for her first visit to Alaska as secretary, and urging her and the Biden administration to allow Alaska-rather than America's adversaries-to meet the nation's all-of-the-above energy needs, including oil and natural gas, and the critical minerals used in renewable energy technologies. Below is the full text of the letter. The Honorable Jennifer M. Granholm Secretary U.S. … Continue Reading


08.13.21

Senators to Blinken: Expand Afghan Visa Eligibility for U.S. Allies Before It’s Too Late

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), today sent a letter with 15 of their Senate colleagues to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the secretary to swiftly expand the State Department's interpretation of eligibility for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program, which the senators argue is being too narrowly applied, risking the live… Continue Reading


08.11.21

Sullivan Rejects Democrats $3.5 Trillion Reckless Tax and Spending Spree

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) issued the following statement on his vote in opposition to the Democrats' legislative blueprint for their $3.5 trillion reckless tax and spending spree that will have a disastrous impact on the country. "The Democrats' unprecedented $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree being written by self-described socialist Bernie Sanders is a partisan liberal wish list loaded with radical policies, like the Green New Deal, that will further push upon American… Continue Reading


08.11.21

Sullivan Amendment Blocks Taxpayer Funding of UN Human Rights Council for Empowering State Sponsors of Terror and Other Rogue Nations

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today proposed an amendment to the Democrats' reckless tax-and-spend legislation that would restrict U.S. funding from going to international organizations, such as the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), until the Department of State certifies that no members of the organization are U.S.-designated state sponsors of terrorism and the Department of the Treasury reports on the prevalence of sanctioned entities within countries that are memb… Continue Reading


08.10.21

Sullivan Amendment Would Prohibit the Purchase of Materials and Technologies from China for Federally Funded Renewable Energy Projects

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today proposed an amendment to the Democrats' reckless tax-and-spend spree that would ensure that federal funds, subsidies, or tax credits for material needed to build out our energy sector is sourced by the United States, or our allies-not by communist China. This would help ensure a robust, secure supply chain that doesn't rely on forced labor, and also provide good-paying jobs, and strengthen our economy and our national security. "If we are g… Continue Reading


08.10.21

Sullivan Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today released the following statement on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which was passed in the Senate. "Alaska is a resource rich, but infrastructure poor state. Getting more infrastructure built in our state, so we can unlock our full potential, has been one of my top priorities since I was elected," said Senator Sullivan. "We have natural resources that exceed most major countries, yet Alaska didn't benefit from the buil… Continue Reading


08.05.21

Sullivan Discusses Infrastructure Bill, Holding U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies Accountable on Fox Business

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) joined Charles Payne on Fox Business Network yesterday to discuss the bipartisan infrastructure bill being debated in the Senate, and the senator's call for serious reform of the federal permitting system to make sure any significant investment is not squandered by delays. The two also discussed Sullivan and Sen. John Kennedy's (R-La.) letter to Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Gary Gensler on behalf of American inves… Continue Reading


08.03.21

Alaska Delegation & Governor Criticize Biden Interior Department for Stalling ANWR

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, Congressman Don Young, and Governor Mike Dunleavy (all R-Alaska) issued the following statements criticizing today's announcement by the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that the agency is initiating the supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) process for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program. This comes on the heels of the Interior Department suspending… Continue Reading


08.02.21

ICYMI: Sullivan Talks Holding U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies Accountable, Infrastructure Bill on CNBC Squawk Box

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) spoke with Becky Quick and Joe Kernen on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning about his letter, with Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), to Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Gary Gensler on behalf of American investors urging the SEC to enforce transparency requirements for Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges. Sen. Sullivan's request comes as the result of the recent initial public offering (IPO) by the Chinese ride-hailin… Continue Reading


07.30.21

Sullivan Honors Lydia Jacoby as “Alaskan of the Week,” Part Two

WASHINGTON—On the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized Lydia Jacoby, the seventeen-year-old swimmer from Seward, Alaska who stunned the world earlier this week when she won the gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games in the women’s 100-meter breastroke. Jacoby was previously recognized as part of Senator Sullivan’s series, “Alaskan of the Week,” on June 26 after she became the first Alaskan swimmer ever to qualify to compete at the Olympics. It… Continue Reading


07.30.21

Sullivan and Kennedy Welcome SEC Chair Gensler’s Response to Their Call for More Scrutiny of Chinese Companies

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and John Kennedy (R-La.) today issued the following statement regarding U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler’s announcement that the SEC would increase scrutiny on Chinese companies seeking to be listed on U.S. exchanges. “We appreciate SEC Chair Gensler’s quick public response to our recent letter on the risks to American investors posed by U.S.-listed Chinese companies. While we were encouraged to see that the SEC … Continue Reading


07.30.21

Sullivan, Feinstein, Murkowski & King Introduce American Grown Act

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Angus King (I-Maine) yesterday introduced the American Grown Act, legislation requiring the Executive Office of the President, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State 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, and introduced companion legislation last … Continue Reading


07.30.21

Alaska Congressional Delegation Introduces Legislation to Bring Economic Development and Growth to Alaska Native Communities

WASHINGTON-The Alaska congressional delegation introduced landmark legislation to increase accessibility for tax-exempt financing on economic development efforts for Alaska Native and American Indian projects. Such financing, known as Tribal Economic Development (TED)bonds, is an important tool for tribal governments to finance economic development opportunities and diversify resources that benefit their communities. The purpose of this legislation is to even the playing field by updating the ru… Continue Reading


07.29.21

Sullivan: Inflation & Biden’s Insane Energy Policies Are Hurting Hard-working Americans

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) spoke at a press conference with eight of his Republican colleagues yesterday criticizing the reckless tax-and-spend policies of the Biden administration and congressional Democrats that are driving up inflation, and threatening America's post-pandemic recovery and the livelihoods of hard-working Americans. Sen. Sullivan argued that the Biden administration's policies aimed at killing the domestic oil and gas sector have contributed to the dramatic… Continue Reading


07.29.21

Sullivan, Kennedy Call on SEC to Enforce Transparency Laws for Chinese Companies Following Didi IPO Debacle

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and John Kennedy (R-La.), along with five of their Senate colleagues, sent a letter today to Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Gary Gensler on behalf of American investors following the recent initial public offering (IPO) by the Chinese vehicle-for-hire company Didi, and subsequent enforcement actions by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that are still reverberating throughout the broader stock market. In their letter,… Continue Reading


07.28.21

Sullivan Criticizes Senate Democrats for Green-Lighting Extremist to Lead Bureau of Land Management

WASHINGTON-The U.S. Senate yesterday voted narrowly, 50 to 49, to proceed to consideration of the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to serve as director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), with all Senate Democrats voting for the motion. Before the vote, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), who voted against the motion, spoke on the Senate floor and urged his Democratic colleagues not to allow Stone-Manning's nomination to move forward given her disturbing involvement with eco-terrorists du… Continue Reading


07.26.21

Sullivan, Feinstein, Padilla Introduce Resolution in Support of U.S. Flower and Foliage Industry

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) today introduced a resolution designating July as "American Grown Flower and Foliage Month" and encouraging Americans to buy domestically-grown flowers and foliage. "Innovative and hard-working Alaskans have established a world-class flower industry in our great state thanks in part to Alaska's moderate weather, cool soil conditions, and long and sunny summer days," said Senator Sullivan. … Continue Reading

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