Press Releases


Sullivan Demands Transparency from Administration on Downed Unidentified Aerial Objects

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), in an interview this morning with Brian Kilmeade on "Fox & Friends," called for greater transparency for the American people from President Joe Biden and senior Biden administration officials regarding the nature of the multiple unidentified aerial objects shot down over North America in recent days. "I think the Biden administration needs to provide more transparency to the Americ… Continue Reading


Sullivan Statement on Shoot-down of Another Unidentified Aircraft

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released the following statement after an unidentified aircraft was detected and tracked by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and shot down by an Alaska-based F-22 fighter jet over northern Canada. The incident follows the shoot-down of another high-altitude objectover Alaska yesterday, and a Chinese spy balloon shot down off the coast of South Carolina a week ago. "… Continue Reading


Sullivan Presses Administration Not to Let Politics Alter Final Willow Decision

WASHINGTON-In a speech on the Senate floor this week, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) argued that if the Department of the Interior (DOI) takes the unusual step of selecting a different alternative than "Alternative E," recommended by career Bureau of Land Management (BLM) scientists and technical staff in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Willow Project on Alaska's North Slope-further narrowing the project's scope and making it economically unviable-such a decision wo… Continue Reading


Sullivan Commends Alaska Military Personnel for Successful Shoot-down of Unidentified Object Violating U.S. Airspace

WASHINGTON-In an interview this evening on Fox Business Network's "The Bottom Line," U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) commended the U.S. military personnel who tracked, intercepted and shot down an unidentified flying object violating U.S. airspace in the northeast part of Alaska. The incursion comes about one week after a Chinese spy balloon was shot down by a U.S. fighter jet off the coast of South Carolina after flying across much of the United States, including Alaska. Sen. Sullivan, a m… Continue Reading


Sullivan Leads Bicameral Legislative Effort to Protect Camp Lejeune Vets from Unscrupulous Trial Lawyers

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and nine other senators were joined by Representatives Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Mike Bost (R-Ill.), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC), in introducing the Protect Camp Lejeune Victims Ensnared by Trial-lawyers' Scams (VETS) Act. The bill would cap the fees trial lawyers can charge in cases representing sick Marines a… Continue Reading


Sullivan Statement on Unidentified Object Shot Down in Alaska Airspace

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released the following statement after an unidentified object flying in Alaska airspace was shot down by a U.S. fighter jet. "Like all Alaskans, I appreciate and am proud of the professional work of our Alaska-based military. Today's shoot-down of another unidentified object over Alaska takes skill, precision, discipline and proficiency. These exceptional Americans have been working ov… Continue Reading


Sullivan: America is Not Deterring China, But Biden Admin Can Change That

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) said he is urging Biden administration officials to reestablish deterrence with China in an interview on Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends this morning. Senator Sullivan told Fox's Steve Doocy that he raised the deterrence point to uniformed and civilian Pentagon officials at a classified briefing Thursday. The briefing covered the Chinese spy balloon that illegally entered American airspace over Alaska on January 28 and was later shot down off … Continue Reading


Sullivan Re-Introduces ROAR Act to Refill Strategic Reserve with American-Produced Petroleum

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) this week re-introduced the Replenishing Our American Reserves (ROAR) Act, legislation that would ensure that the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) only includes petroleum products produced in the United States, and the United States doesn’t sell petroleum products from the SPR to America’s adversaries, like China.  “The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is meant to support our nation through major security crises—not to bail out a President’s … Continue Reading


Sullivan, Whitehouse, Menendez, Peters, Bonamici & Gonzalez-Colón Seek to Enhance Effectiveness of Marine Debris Program

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 Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico), today reintroduced legislation amending the 2020 Save Our Seas (SOS) 2.0 Act and the 2006 Marine Debris Act to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with greater flexibility to deliver federal resources and enter into cooperative agreements to conduct marine d… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Tester Lead Bipartisan Bill to Explore Medicinal Cannabis as an Alternative Treatment for Veterans

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) introduced bipartisan legislation today that pushes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct research on the health effects of medicinal cannabis for veterans experiencing chronic pain and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). "Our nation's veterans deserve options when it comes to treating the wounds of war, which is why VA needs to have a better understanding of how medicinal cannabis plays a r… Continue Reading


Sullivan Highlights Work to Revitalize State Economy in Annual Address to Alaska Legislature

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) yesterday delivered his annual address to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature in Juneau, Alaska. Sen. Sullivan focused on three overarching themes: revitalizing Alaska's economy and creating opportunities for good jobs for all Alaskans; addressing the social challenges of domestic violence and sexual assault, addiction, and mental health declines among Alaska youth; and utilizing Alaska's unique advantages and resources to help the United Sta… Continue Reading


Murkowski, Sullivan Lead Effort to Lift Outdated PLOs, Remove Barriers to Public Land Access in Alaska

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, a senior member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) have reintroduced S.175, which would codify the revocation of five Public Land Orders (PLOs), undoing the Biden administration's efforts to unfairly halt access to federal public lands in Alaska. This legislation would return nearly 28 million acres of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) territory in Alaska to "multiple use" status by lifting several PL… Continue Reading


SPEECH: Sen. Dan Sullivan Addresses the Alaska Legislature

Introduction Good morning, everybody. Thank you, Mr. President and Speaker Tilton. It's very much an honor to be back here. To all legislators-some of you new to me, some of you dear old friends-I just want to say, it's great to be back home with all of you! Things around here have changed some. There's a lot of young blood in the building-men and women who have entered the arena. Welcome. As Teddy Roosevelt told us in his famous speech, "Citizenship in a Republic," the arena is not a place fo… Continue Reading


Sullivan Recognizes Frank Hughes and Lincoln Bean as “Alaskans of the Week”

WASHINGTON-On the floor of the U.S. Senate last week, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized Frank Hughes and Lincoln Bean, Alaska Native leaders of the village of Kake, Alaska. Hughes and Bean led a years-long effort to repatriate 25 precious Native objects-baskets, a headdress, a replica of a canoe, ceremonial paddles, and rattles used by Tlingit spiritual medicine men-to their community from George Fox University in Oregon. The items had been taken from their village and were in storage a… Continue Reading


Sullivan Pressing Military, Administration Officials on Chinese Spy Balloon Incursion

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after a Chinese spy balloon was shot down by a U.S. fighter jet off the coast of South Carolina this afternoon. "I want to commend the skilled airmen who safely executed the mission to finally take down the Chinese spy balloon. "I have already begun pressing our senior military leaders and Biden administration officials on why this surveillance balloon… Continue Reading


Sens. Sullivan, Braun, 48 Senate Colleagues Challenge Biden Rule Politicizing Americans’ 401(k)s

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and 48 of theirSenate colleagues, will be introducing a bipartisan joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn President Joe Biden's environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) rule, instituted last November, which allows retirement plan fiduciaries to use millions of Americans' retirement investments to push far-left political agendas instead of getting the best returns f… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Sullivan Says Alternative to the Willow Project Could be Dirty Venezuelan Oil

WASHINGTON-In an interview on Fox News Channel's America Reports yesterday, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) told Fox News host John Roberts that the Willow Project is far cleaner than imported oil from Venezuela, which the Biden Administration's recently allowed by the lifting of sanctions. As Senator Sullivan noted, Venezuelan oil is 18 times dirtier than the average American oil project. The Willow Project, whichreceived a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) from th… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Sullivan Challenges Media to Report on Overwhelming Union, Alaska Native Support for Willow Project

WASHINGTON-In a speech on the Senate floor yesterday, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) criticized the media for coverage of the latest regulatory milestone for the Willow Project that excluded the voices and perspectives of unions and Alaska Native leaders who are overwhelmingly supportive of the development. Sullivan noted that environmental activist groups from the Lower 48 were quoted extensively in the national and local stories, while statements from the North America's Building Trades … Continue Reading


Sens. Sullivan, Cruz, Manchin, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Prohibit Sale of Oil from SPR to China

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Angus King (I-Maine), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.), and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) today introduced a bipartisan bill to prohibit the sale of A… Continue Reading


Alaska Delegation Welcomes Next-To-Last Step for Federal Re-Approval of Willow Project

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and U.S. Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska), today welcomed the Department of the Interior's (DOI) release of a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for ConocoPhillips' Willow Project on Alaska's North Slope. "The Willow Project has earned very broad support from communities on the North Slope, Alaska Native leaders, labor unions, and stakeholders across the political spectrum. That's … Continue Reading

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