Press Releases


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Delegation Slams Biden Decisions to Further Restrict, Deny Resource Development in Alaska

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) and Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska) today slammed President Biden and his administration for making two more major adversarial decisions—on top of dozens of others over the past three years—that will prevent responsible resource development in Alaska. Earlier today, the Department of the Interior (DOI) released a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Ambler Access Project (AAP), se… Continue Reading


Alaska Delegation Leads Effort to Delay Alaska Air National Guard Cuts, Protect Defense in the Arctic

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska) today applauded the announcement that the Air National Guard will delay the implementation of full-time leveling actions in the state of Alaska that would impact or eliminate nearly 80 Active Guard Reserve positions and threaten the United States homeland defense mission in Alaska and beyond. The delay moves implementation from October 1, 2024 to September 30, 2025, allow… Continue Reading


Sullivan: “What a Dangerous World This President Has Created” as Biden Administration Continues Sanctions on American Energy

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee(SASC), warned in a press conference today that the Biden administration’s continued sanctions levied against American energy and critical mineral production endanger U.S. national security. The press conference was held in anticipation of the announcement that the Biden administration will impose severe restrictions on resource development in the National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska (NPR-A) and kill … Continue Reading


Sullivan, Luján Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Boost Wildfire Mitigation and Research

WASHINGTON--Today, U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) introduced the Regional Leadership in Wildland Fire Research Act to establish regional research centers at institutions of higher education across the country. Under this bipartisan legislation, these regional centers would be tasked with developing next-generation fire and vegetation models and technologies to support the wildland fire management community in their mission, and address the specific needs of the … Continue Reading

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