Press Releases


Sullivan Honors Beth Bragg as “Alaskan of the Week”

WASHINGTON-On the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized Beth Bragg, of Anchorage, who retired recently after a 35-year-long career covering sports for the Anchorage Daily News. Bragg has covered Alaska's diverse sports scene and events, from the Iditarod to the World Eskimo Indian Olympics, as well as Alaska's many heroes, from Kikkan Randall, to Tommy Moe, to Lydia Jacoby, to the everyday athlete who makes Alaska so special. Bragg was recognized as part … Continue Reading


Save Our Seas 2.0 Lead Sponsors Welcome New Academy of Sciences Report on Marine Debris Crisis

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) and Don Young (R-Alaska)-champions of the 2020 Save Our Seas (SOS) 2.0 Act, the most comprehensive marine debris legislation ever-today welcomed a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine entitled "Reckoning with the U.S. Role in Global Ocean Plastic Waste." The report, mandated by the SOS 2.0 Act and sponsored by … Continue Reading


Sullivan Introduces Arctic Focus Act to Direct Coast Guard Operations to America’s Arctic

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), ranking member of the Senate Commerce subcommittee with oversight of the Coast Guard, today introduced the Arctic Focus Act, legislation to ensure the historic investments being made in the Arctic achieve their intended benefits for the United States, including improving America's ability to operate in the Arctic, securing economic opportunities as sea ice recedes and traffic increases, and addressing threats posed by America's adversaries. The Co… Continue Reading


Sullivan Statement on Biden Decision to Tap Strategic Petroleum Reserve

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today issued the following statement regarding President Biden's decision to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in an attempt to tame skyrocketing gas prices. "The Biden administration's incompetent and schizophrenic energy policies continue, and America's working families are paying the price. Since Day 1, this administration has purposely sought to raise energy prices, by limiting the production of American energy, killing energy … Continue Reading


Murkowski, Sullivan Introduce Landless Legislation to Rectify 50-Year Injustice

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, introduced updated legislation to allow the Alaska Native communities of Haines, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, and Tenakee to form urban corporations and receive land entitlements under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). The five Southeast communities were not included in ANCSA, which divided 44 million acres of land among more than 200 regional, village, and urban corporations to resolve land claims throug… Continue Reading


Alaska Delegation Criticizes Biden Administration Rule to Restrict Economic Activity Across the Tongass

WASHINGTON--U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, issued the following statements after the U.S. Forest Service announced it will attempt to re-impose near-blanket restrictions on road construction and other economic activities across millions of acres of the Tongass National Forest. The Forest Service will seek to do this by proposing a new rule to reinstate the 2001 Roadless Rule, despite finalizing a different rule to exempt the Tongass from t… Continue Reading


Sullivan Statement on House Passage of Democrats’ Reckless Tax and Spending Bill

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) issued the following statement after passage of the Democrats' reckless tax and spending bill in the House of Representatives. "The out-of-control spending being driven by radical far-left Democrats is going to do real, lasting damage to our economy. It's going to have a huge cost for our country and American taxpayers are going to be the ones paying for it, both in terms of new taxes and inflation," Sen. Sullivan said. "With the skyrocketing pric… Continue Reading


Delegation Condemns Harmful Resource Provisions in Partisan Reconciliation Bill

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, (all R-Alaska) today sharply criticized the House of Representatives' passage of a partisan reconciliation bill that would repeal the oil and gas program for the non-wilderness portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). That provision is among several in the bill that would harm Alaska's ability to responsibly produce energy and mineral resources needed by the rest of the country and the world. "Th… Continue Reading


Sullivan, GOP Senators Officially File Challenge to Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

WASHINGTON-Today, the formal challenge against President Biden's vaccine mandate under the Congressional Review Act has been filed by all 50 Republican senators: Dan Sullivan, Mike Braun, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Bill Hagerty, Roger Marshall, Mike Lee, James Lankford, Rick Scott, Marsha Blackburn, Rand Paul, Cynthia Lummis, Shelley Moore Capito, Marco Rubio, John Barrasso, Cindy Hyde-Smith, John Thune, Jerry Moran, Roger Wicker, Richard Burr, Mike Rounds, John Hoeven, Pat Toomey, Tommy… Continue Reading


Sullivan Discusses American Energy, Jobs & Climate Plan on CNBC Squawk Box

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) spoke with Joe Kernen this morningon CNBC's Squawk Box about the American Energy, Jobs & Climate Plan, the senator's innovative clean energy and climate strategy that has the potential to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by up to 40 percent from today's levels by 2050 and create thousands of jobs for hard-working Americans. Senators Sullivan, Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) held a press conference on November 3rd to ann… Continue Reading


Sens. Sullivan, Cramer, Lummis Unveil “American Energy, Jobs & Climate Plan”

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) held a press conference today in the Capitol to announce the American Energy, Jobs & Climate Plan, an innovative clean energy and climate strategy with the potential to reduce global emissions by up to 40 percent from today's levels by 2050 and create thousands of jobs for hard-working Americans. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Kennedy (R-La.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) also attended the press… Continue Reading


Sullivan Applauds Alaska Railroad, Urges Other Businesses to Retain Employees Pending Outcome of Litigation Over Biden’s Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandates

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), in an interview today with Stu Varney on Fox Business Network, urged employers across the country not to fire their employees who are out of compliance with the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandates, which Sullivan contends are unconstitutional. Sen. Sullivan applauded the Alaska Railroad Corporation for rescinding its initial vaccine mandate pending the outcome of legal challenges to President Biden's order. "We all want to put the C… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Shaheen, Capito and Murkowski Introduce POWER Act 2.0 to Combat Domestic Violence and Expand Pro Bono Legal Resources

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) have introduced legislation to permanently extend the authorization for the Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER) Act. The POWER Act, which helps combat domestic violence and sexual assault by encouraging lawyers across the country to offer pro bono legal services to victims and survivors of these crimes, was originally signed into law in 2018, but is s… Continue Reading


Sullivan Honors Veteran Jim Schmidt as “Alaskan of the Week”

WASHINGTON-On the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized Jim Schmidt, of Anchorage, who began a remarkable career of military service at just 14 years old when, in 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army to fight in World War II. After Schmidt was wounded in the Battle of Sicily, his mother sent a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt requesting her underage son be returned home. But shortly after returning home, Schmidt reenlisted at 16 years old, this time i… Continue Reading


Murkowski, Sullivan Introduce Bill to Establish Offshore Revenue Sharing for Alaska

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-AK, today introduced legislation to provide for equitable revenue sharing from energy production and development in Alaska's Outer Continental Shelf. The bill, Alaska Offshore Parity Act, will facilitate the establishment of a revenue sharing program for Alaska to provide parity with onshore and offshore development in the outer Continental Shelf. This program will provide support for onshore infrastructure for coastal communities… Continue Reading


Murkowski, Sullivan Thank Judge Burgess For Service to Alaska

WASHINGTON.- U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) issued the following statements after Judge Timothy Burgess announced his upcoming retirement from active service as a United States Judge for the District of Alaska, effective December 31, 2021. Judge Burgess has been chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska since 2015 and joined the court in 2006 after being nominated by then President George W. Bush. "Alaska has been fortunate to have Judge T… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Colleagues to President Biden: Stop the Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandates

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today sent a letter to President Joe Biden criticizing the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandates, which the senators argue threaten the jobs and livelihoods of millions of hard-working Americans and lack precedent, legal a… Continue Reading


Murkowski, Sullivan Secure Extension on COVID Relief Dollars for Alaska Natives

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) welcomed the Senate's passage last night of S.3011, the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act, legislation that includes a provision the senators authored granting an extension until December 31, 2022 for tribes-including Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs)-to spend Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) resources from the March 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Econ… Continue Reading


SPEECH: IRI's 2021 Freedom Award Celebration

It is a great honor to be here with you tonight as the Chairman of IRI. I want to thank President Dan Twining for his exceptional leadership, the IRI Board, and so many of my Senate colleagues for being here tonight. And of course, the many supporters of IRI who have made this such a successful evening. Tonight we are here to celebrate democracy and its heroes, and to thank all those who work across the globe to counter one of the 21st century's most significant challenges-the rise of pow… Continue Reading


SPEECH: Biden's Vaccine Mandates

Mr. President, I want to address a topic this afternoon here in the U.S. Senate that I believe not enough people are talking about. It is something that I certainly heard a lot about when I was back home in Alaska, and I think it is something that millions of Americans are talking about. But nobody here on the Senate floor is talking about, but we should be because this goes to constitutional authority, and it goes to what I believe means to be an American--freedom, liberty, and it is thi… Continue Reading

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