Press Releases


Sullivan Reacts to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement after attending President Donald Trump's third State of the Union address: "Hey, Alaska. Good evening. I just came from the President's State of the Union address here in D.C. I had a special guest with me at the State of the Union. This year, it was Matt Alward-the president of United Fishermen of Alaska. I was honored to take him around, having him meet a bunch of my Senate colleagues and talk about h… Continue Reading


Sullivan Statement on Witnesses in Senate Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement today after joining a majority of the U.S. Senate in opposing a motion to pursue additional witnesses and evidence in the impeachment proceedings: "Out of respect to my constituents and constitutional oath, I have refrained from commenting on the Senate impeachment trial until both sides have fully presented their case. That has now taken place. "After reading hundreds of pages of briefs, speeches and the hi… Continue Reading


Senate Veterans’ Committee Advances Five Sullivan Bills

WASHINGTON, DC - Members of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee today voted unanimously to advance five pieces of legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), building on the senator's legislative efforts to support and serve America's veterans. The set of bills includes S.2991, theVeterans Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act, which would direct the VA to conduct an independent expert study to determine whether there's a direct correlation between veteran suicide and … Continue Reading


Sullivan Honored to Announce 2020 Military Service Academy Nominations

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) had the honor and privilege of nominating 32 outstanding young Alaskans to four of our country's U.S. Military Service Academies. "Nominating candidates for our nation's outstanding Military Service Academies is truly an honor and is one of my favorite things to do as a U.S. Senator." said Senator Dan Sullivan. "All of the candidates clearly exhibited academic excellence, and demonstrated leadership and a commitment to serving their communit… Continue Reading


Senate Resolution Supports National Trafficking, Modern Slavery Prevention Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today introduced a resolution in support of National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month. The resolution works to raise awareness by highlighting how prevalent cases are in the U.S. as well as identifying solutions to combat human trafficking. The full text of the resolution can be found here. "The human trafficking industry generates an estimated $150 billion in illega… Continue Reading


OP-ED: Goldman Sachs to Native Alaskans: Drop Dead

by Harry Brower Jr.

As the mayor of Alaska's North Slope Borough, I represent about 10,000 people in an area larger than most states. Beneath our lands are some of the largest oil and gas reserves in the world, including Prudhoe Bay and the coastal plain of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. Since the 19th century, when our Inupiat ancestors made initial contact with the West, we have worked to maintain a balance between the modern world and our rich cultural inheritance. Largely because of the oil and gas und… Continue Reading


Sullivan Applauds Revised Definition of WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issuing a revised definition of the "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) Rule: "I join hard-working Alaskans and land owners across the country in welcoming the Trump administration's final, clear WOTUS Rule, which stands in sta… Continue Reading


Information on the Senate's Impeachment Proceedings

Below are recent interviews where Senator Sullivan discusses the impeachment proceedings in the Senate. Further, we've provided links to both the Senate's and the House's impeachment briefings, which you can find below. Senator Sullivan encourages Alaskans to read the cases for both sides. On Friday, January 17, Senator Sullivan spoke with Morgan Krakow with the Anchorage Daily News. Senator Sullivan was interviewed by KTUU Channel 2 and KTVA Channel 11 on Friday, January 17: Addition… Continue Reading


EDITORIAL "The Senate—unanimously!—acts to improve the health of our oceans"


Sullivan Votes for USMCA Trade Deal that will benefit Alaskans

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement after voting in support of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal, which has significant benefits for Alaska. "On the heels of the signing of the first phase of the U.S.-China trade agreement-which contained positive news for Alaska fishermen-the Senate today passed yet another critical trade agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, with even more positive news for Alaska. … Continue Reading


Sullivan Applauds Signing of ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal with China

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement after attending the signing of the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Agreement at the White House: "I want to commend the President and his team-particularly U.S. Trade Representative Bob Lighthizer-for negotiating this trade agreement. Today's agreement is an important, serious, and much-needed first step in resetting the U.S.-China economic relationship. Importantly, it is positive news for Alaska's fishermen. Ch… Continue Reading


Sullivan-sponsored bill to address marine debris passes the Senate

by Sarah Lapidus

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill co-sponsored by a bipartisan group, including two Alaska senators, on Thursday to address the threat of plastic debris impacting the country's coastline and fisheries. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), along with Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) introduced the bill in June. The bill, Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, builds on a previous bill, Save Our Seas Act, signed into law by the president in 2018 and addresses the increasing amoun… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Sullivan, Whitehouse, Menendez Celebrate Passage of Save Our Seas 2.0

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) yesterday held a colloquy on the Senate floor to discuss the Senate's recent passage, by a unanimous vote, of the Save Our Seas (SOS) 2.0 Act, legislation introduced by the three senators last June. SOS 2.0 aims to address plastics and trash entering the ocean that harm fisheries and marine life, litter shorelines, and threaten the livelihood of coastal communities. SOS 2.0 is the most … Continue Reading


Sullivan Honors Alaskans of the Week: Doug & April Moore

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized Doug and April Moore, of Talkeetna, on the floor of the U.S. Senate this week. Doug and April are owners of Moores' Hardware and Building Supply in Talkeetna-an iconic establishment in the area. The Moores are devoted to their employees and heavily involved in the community, giving generously to those who need help, including donating time and equipment to those who lost structures during the wildfires that spread throughout the re… Continue Reading


Sullivan’s Save Our Seas 2.0 Act Passes Senate Unanimously

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Senate yesterday evening voted unanimously to pass S. 1982, the Save Our Seas (SOS) 2.0 Act,legislation introduced by Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to address the plastic debris crisis threatening coastal economies and harming marine life. SOS 2.0 builds on the success of the Save Our Seas Act, introduced by Senators Sullivan and Whitehouse, and signed into law by President Trump in October 2018. "Save Our… Continue Reading


Sullivan Applauds Trump Admin. Modernizing NEPA Environmental Reviews

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement regarding the Trump administration's release of a proposed rule to modernize and accelerate environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). "Because of our broken public works and environmental approval process, our country's infrastructure is in serious disrepair," said Senator Sullivan. "Our bridges, our water mains, our transportation corridors, our energy grid-the very foundation… Continue Reading


Alaska and Hawaii Delegation Introduce Bill to Improve Economic Prosperity of Tribes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) today introduced the "Inspiring Nationally Vibrant Economies Sustaining Tribes (INVEST) Act. This legislation aims to make significant improvements to the existing New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program to more effectively reach Native American communities, such as those in Alaska and Hawaii. For the full text of the bill, click here. "Despite the impressive record of the … Continue Reading


Congressional Delegation Applauds Grant to Assist Young Victims of Sex Trafficking Awarded to Covenant House Alaska

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $950,000 in grant funding to Covenant House Alaska to assist minor victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. "Human trafficking is undoubtedly one of the most horrific crimes and is unfortunately happening in all corners of the state. It's the second fastest growing crime on Alaska soil-happening in plain sight," sai… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Murkowski & King Introduce Arctic Naval Focus Act of 2019

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Angus King (I-Maine) have introduced S. 3080, the Arctic Naval Focus Act of 2019, legislation directing the federal government to recognize the importance of the Arctic region to our country's national and economic security interests, and to put forward a strategy for the U.S. fleet's ability to operate in the Arctic and respond to challenges. "As new sea lanes emerge and maritime traffic rapidly increases in … Continue Reading


KTUU: “We’re gonna take this very seriously" - Murkowski, Sullivan react to impeachment

Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan both called the House impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump "rushed" but said they would take upcoming Senate hearings seriously. At the Holiday Luncheon sponsored by the Midnight Sun Special Events Committee in Anchorage on Friday, Sen. Murkowski said that it was not up for debate whether the House trial was rushed. "I don't think that that's any great secret, whether you're Republican or Democrat. It's very clear that they wanted to advance… Continue Reading

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