Press Releases


Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Strengthens Alaska’s Wildfire Resilience

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) today announced the Department of the Interior (DOI) is investing over $3.3 million in funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, to bolster wildfire resilience on nearly 8,000 acres of land across Alaska. These wildland fire management investments will increase fuels treatments in "high wildfire hazard potential" areas, which will help protect homes, businesses, and other … Continue Reading


SULLIVAN: Joe Biden Must Stop Using Our Military to Push Political Agendas

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) gave a speech on the Senate floor yesterday condemning President Biden for advancing policies that weaken America's military and distract from the military's core mission of lethality. As Senator Sullivan noted, the president has continually proposed cuts to the defense budget, while American soldiers are advised to use food stamps, and attempted to politicize America's armed forces by ordering Marines to stand as props in a partisan speech in Phil… Continue Reading


Murkowski, Sullivan Press Biden Administration to Quickly Re-Approve Ambler Road Project

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, recently sent a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland reiterating their strong support for the Ambler Access Project (Ambler Road). The senators called on the Department of the Interior (DOI) to promptly complete its work to re-approve the Ambler Road following DOI's request for a voluntary remand of the project's Record of Decision (ROD). Murkowski and Sullivan specifically urged DOI to commit to a concrete timeline, a… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Senate Demand UN End China’s Charade as a “Developing Nation”

WASHINGTON-The U.S. Senate today voted unanimously in favor of an amendment offered by Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) conditioning the Senate's ratification of updates to the Montreal Protocol (known as the Kigali Amendment) on the U.S. taking action to remove China's designation as a "developing nation." In his remarks on the Senate floor prior to the amendment vote, Sen. Sullivan argued that China, by any fair measure, is not a "developing nation," and should no longer be able to exploit UN conc… Continue Reading


Alaska Delegation Urges Biden Administration to Approve Major Disaster Declaration for Western Alaska

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska), and Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska) sent a letter yesterday to President Joe Biden urging him to expeditiously approve Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy's (R-Alaska) request for a Major Disaster declaration to support Western Alaska's recovery from the impact of Typhoon Merbok on Alaskan families, homes, businesses, schools, and infrastructure. "This was the strongest storm in seventy years to impact o… Continue Reading


Murkowski, Sullivan, Peltola Urge BLM to Re-Approve Willow Project By Year’s End

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska), and Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska), today sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland urging the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to complete the permitting process for the Willow Project in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) by the end of the year, in time for the winter construction season. In their letter, the Alaska congressional delegation noted that the project has been develop… Continue Reading


Sullivan Champions Alaska Priorities in 2022 Coast Guard Authorization

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation (CST) Committee, and his committee colleagues voted this week to approve the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022, reauthorizing the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2022 and 2023. Sen. Sullivan championed an increase in appropriation levels that will enable the Coast Guard to carry out vessel capitalization and infrastructure development, particularly in the Arctic and Alaska, and support … Continue Reading


Sullivan Criticizes Biden & Schumer for Failing to Prioritize National Defense

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), yesterday criticized President Joe Biden for again proposing an inflation-adjusted cut to the Department of Defense, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for failing to quickly bring the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to the floor for a vote. Sen. Sullivan's remarks on the Senate floor followed a letter he sent with Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Colleagues Demand Leader Schumer Prioritize Troops, Bring NDAA to Floor

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) and 21 other Senate colleagues in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) demanding the Senate vote on the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) before the end of September. The House of Representatives approved its version of the legislation in July with a broad, bipartisan majority voting in support. The… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Lankford, Colleagues Stand Up for Female Athletes

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) were joined by 10 other Republican senators in sending a letter to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urging the secretary to withdraw a recently proposed Title IX rule that pushes far-left gender ideology on schools receiving federal financial assistance. The senators argued that the rule runs afoul of the clear parameters of the statute and congressional intent and would have the opposite effect of Titl… Continue Reading


Sullivan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Comprehensive Regulatory and Permitting Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Environmental and Public Works (EPW) Committee, joined Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va) and 43 of his Republican colleagues in introducing the Simplify Timelines and Assure Regulatory Transparency (START) Act, comprehensive federal regulatory permitting and project review reform legislation. "I have been an avid supporter of permitting reform since I first arrived to the Senate in 2015. That's why I worked with the Tr… Continue Reading


Sullivan: As Alaskans’ Paychecks Shrink, Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats Take a Victory Lap

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) issued the following statement after the August 2022 Consumer Price Index (CPI) revealed inflation rose 13.2 percent since Joe Biden took office in January 2021. "Today's inflation numbers are another reminder of the economic pains this administration has unleashed on hard-working American families. Most concerning of all is that, as Americans struggle to stay afloat and continue to watch their paychecks shrink, especially in Alaska, President Bid… Continue Reading


Murkowski, Sullivan Welcome Congresswoman Mary Peltola to the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) today attended the official swearing-in ceremony for Mary Peltola (D-Alaska), Alaska's newly-elected Congresswoman, who will serve the remainder of the late Congressman Don Young's term. Following the event, the Senators released the following statements. "I congratulate Congresswoman Peltola on her swearing-in and welcome her, not only as a member of our delegation, but also as the first Alaska Native to ever serve in Con… Continue Reading


Sullivan Congratulates Mary Peltola on the Special Election to U.S. House of Representatives

ANCHORAGE-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) issued the following statement congratulating Mary Peltola on winning the special election to represent Alaska in the U.S. House of Representatives: "I congratulate Mary Peltola on winning the special election to serve out the remaining term of the late, great Congressman Don Young. The three-person Alaska congressional delegation has a long and distinguished record of working together to advance and defend the interests of Alaskans, despite not al… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Murkowski Urge Energy Department To Complete, Without Delay, Draft SEIS For AKLNG Project

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (both R-Alaska) sent a letter yesterday to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm expressing their support for the Alaska LNG Project (AKLNG), and urging the department to "complete, without delay, finalization of the draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS)" for the project. The letter calls for the DOE to reissue their approval of the project. "Given the United States is on the brink of an economi… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Whitehouse Introduce FISH Act to Fight Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated Seafood Harvest

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today announced the introduction of the Fighting Foreign Illegal Seafood Harvest (FISH) Actto combat foreign illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The FISH Act will combat foreign IUU fishing by blacklisting offending vessels from U.S. ports and waters, bolstering the U.S. Coast Guard's enforcement capabilities, and advancing international and bilateral negotiations to achieve enforceable agreements and… Continue Reading


Murkowski, Sullivan Welcome over $45 Million DOT Grant to the Native Village of Eyak to Benefit Oil Spill Response Facility

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-AK) today announced $45.7 million in a U.S. Department of Transportation grant has been awarded to the Native Village of Eyak. This funding will allow for a 4.2 mile highway extension to connect to Cordova's existing road system at Orca Creek to the Shepard Point Oil Spill Response Facility. "The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill resulted in the release of roughly eleven million gallons of crude oil into the open ocean, impacting … Continue Reading


Senate Passes Bill to Make Sullivan-Shaheen POWER Act Permanent, Supporting Survivors of Violence

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) are celebrating the Senate's unanimous vote to remove the sunset date for the Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER) Act, which was set to expire later this year after being signed into law in 2018. The POWER Act has been helping combat domestic violence and sexual assault across the country by holding summits that encourage lawyers to offer pro bono legal services to survivors of these crimes. The bill also req… Continue Reading


Murkowski, Sullivan Congratulate Santos on Pikka Project Investment Decision

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) today issued the following statements welcoming Santos' announcement that it has approved a $2.6 billion investment for Phase 1 of its Pikka project on Alaska's North Slope. "This is great news for Alaska that will strengthen our economy for a long time to come," Murkowski said. "The Pikka project will help refill the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System while creating good jobs for Alaskans and bolstering our nation's en… Continue Reading


Murkowski, Sullivan Enshrine Former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens’ Arctic Legacy through Grand Opening of Arctic Security Studies Center

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) took part in the grand opening of the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies. The center, named after the late Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, will support defense strategy objectives and policy priorities through a unique academic forum, while also developing robust international networks of security leaders. "The Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies-I'm so proud to be able to say that. Ted always watched out … Continue Reading

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