Press Releases

06.09.22

Sullivan, Murkowski Introduce the Arctic Warrior Act

Washington, DC—U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) today introduced the Don Young Arctic Warrior Act, legislation to alleviate some of the hardships faced by service members in Alaska. Sullivan also today offered the legislation as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year 2023, which will be considered next week in the Senate Armed Services Committee.   In addition to proficiency pay and allowances for basic necessities, the bill incre… Continue Reading


06.06.22

Sullivan, Murkowski Celebrate Activation of the 11th Airborne Division in Alaska

ALASKA—U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) today celebrated the activation of the 11th Airborne Division in Alaska. The Senators attended reflagging ceremonies at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) in Anchorage. Both ceremonies marked the U.S. Army Alaska’s re-designation as the 11th Airborne Division. The 11th Airborne Division originally operated between 1943 and 1965, first activated during World War II in the Pacific Theater f… Continue Reading


05.27.22

Sullivan Recognizes Mike Livingston and Gertrude Svarny as “Alaskans of the Week”

WASHINGTON-On the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday, and as we head into Memorial Day weekend, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized Mike Livingston and Gertrude Svarny, both from Unalaska. Senator Sullivan spoke about their respective roles in ensuring that a young man from Unalaska, Private George Fox, will after decades receive recognition for being killed in action during World War II. A ceremony, which Senator Sullivan is scheduled to attend, will be held for Private Fox on Monday in … Continue Reading


05.26.22

Murkowski, Sullivan Criticize EPA’s Pursuit of Veto for Pebble Mine

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) released the following statements after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a revised "Proposed Determination" to prohibit and restrict the use of certain waters and watersheds for the discharge of dredged and fill material from the Pebble Deposit area near Bristol Bay, Alaska. The Proposed Determination, if finalized, would effectively halt the Pebble project and other potential mining in the affected area.… Continue Reading


05.22.22

SULLIVAN: Taiwan Needs To Be Part Of Indo-Pacific Trade Pact

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement in response to reports that Taiwanwill not be included in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) that the Biden Administration is expected to unveil: "I have been encouraging senior Biden Administration officials for months not to leave Taiwan out of the Indo-Pacific Trade Pact," Senator Sullivan said. "This is a strategic mistake that signals to Beijing they can call the shots economically in the Indo-Pacific.… Continue Reading


05.20.22

SULLIVAN: Biden Admin. Shutting Down American Energy with One Exception—Interior Secretary’s Home State

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) delivered the following remarks yesterday on the Senate floor regarding the Biden administration's actions that continue to harm American energy production. Three Examples of the Biden Administration Shutting Down American Energy From the Past Three Weeks: ". . .Let me give you three examples, just in the past few weeks, that demonstrate this 100 percent that their goal continues to be to shut down energy production and still make it hard … Continue Reading


05.20.22

Biden Energy Secretary Affirms Support for U.S. LNG Exports, Contradicting John Kerry’s Purported Warnings to Allies

WASHINGTON-U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm yesterday testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) that the export of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) to America's allies is a "good thing." The secretary was responding to a series of questions from Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) who recounted conversations with senior Japanese officials who told him that White House Climate Czar John Kerry had discouraged them from pursuing the import of American LNG to meet their count… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Sullivan Discusses INDEX Act and Record-High Energy Prices on Squawk Box

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) discussed his newly introduced Investor Democracy is Expected (INDEX) Act on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning. The bill democratizes the corporate governance voting process by restoring voting rights from asset managers to their clients-the shareholders. Sullivan also discussed the record-high gas prices and unprecedented inflation as hard-working Americans endure a tenth straight day of record-breaking gasoline prices. SULLIVAN: We Need To Br… Continue Reading


05.18.22

Sullivan Introduces INDEX Act to Empower Investors and Neutralize Wall Street’s Biggest Investment Firms

WASHINGTON—U.S Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today introduced the Investor Democracy is Expected (INDEX) Act to address problems stemming from the consolidated corporate ownership and voting power within Wall Street’s largest investment advisers and their index funds. With passive investing exploding in popularity over the past two decades, these firms have quietly become the largest owners in almost all public U.S. companies. As such, they are able to leverage the investments of millions of i… Continue Reading


05.18.22

ARTICLE: Lawmakers Seek to Curb Voting Power of BlackRock, Vanguard and Other Big Asset Managers

by Angel Au-Yeung

A group of Republican senators is looking to curtail the power big asset managers like BlackRock Inc. and Vanguard Group have over public companies. In legislation to be introduced Wednesday, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R., Alaska) calls for voting choice to be made available to individual investors in passive funds when money managers own more than 1% of a company's voting securities. Big asset managers like BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street Corp. STT -2.56% have grown rapidly in recent years, fue… Continue Reading


05.18.22

ARTICLE: Sen. Sullivan looks to curb power of giant investment firms embracing ESG

by Zachary Halaschak

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) has introduced legislation to rein in the power over corporations enjoyed by the biggest asset managers, many of whom have provoked Republicans by embracing "Environmental, Social, and Governance" standards for businesses. The Investor Democracy Is Expected Act would give more power to passive investors who invest their money in mutual and exchange-traded funds through firms like Vanguard. It would require money managers to vote proxies based on their clients' wishes ra… Continue Reading


05.17.22

Sullivan Statement On Record High Alaska Gas Prices

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement today on Alaska gas prices averaging a record-high of $5.00 per gallon. "Today, Americans, especially in my home state of Alaska, are paying the price for Joe Biden's destructive energy policies," Sen. Sullivan said. "The sad truth is, the pain Americans experience each time they try to fill up their vehicle is part of an intentional plan by this administration-beholden to the ultra-left-to drive up prices in orde… Continue Reading


05.16.22

Sullivan, Murkowski Welcome Signing of American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act

WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden this week signed the American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act into law, bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and cosponsored by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that will create an industry-led committee to assist in the administration of federal fisheries marketing, research, and development grants.  “For the past 50 years, Alaska’s and America’s fishermen have lacked a meaningful seat at the table in the important Saltonstall… Continue Reading


05.12.22

Murkowski, Sullivan Slam Interior for Cancelling Cook Inlet Lease Sale

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, issued the following statements after the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced it will "not move forward" with a planned oil and gas lease sale in Cook Inlet, Alaska. The Biden administration claimed-falsely-that industry had no interest in leasing in the basin. At a time when Alaskans and every other American are facing historic inflation and skyrocketing energy costs, the Biden administration has once again pu… Continue Reading


05.12.22

Sen. Sullivan, Rep. Bost Lead Effort to Modernize VA Home Loan Program

WASHINGTON-Today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and Congressman Mike Bost (R-Ill.), ranking member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, released the following statements after introducing S.4208, the Improving Access to the VA Home Loan Act of 2022, a bill to enhance the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) home loan program by streamlining the home buying process for veterans and their families. "My team and I have heard fro… Continue Reading


05.12.22

Sullivan Opposes Powell’s Confirmation as Fed Chair

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today released the following statement after voting against the confirmation of Jerome Powell to serve a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. "Although I respect his experience and knowledge, today I voted against the confirmation of Jay Powell to serve a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. "The Federal Reserve has a dual mandate from Congress: maintaining price stability while keeping unemployment low. During Chairman Pow… Continue Reading


05.11.22

ICYMI: SULLIVAN: Despite Biden’s Varying Explanations This Past Year, Inflation is Joe Biden’s Fault

WASHINGTON-On the Hugh Hewitt Show today, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) called out President Joe Biden for refusing to accept responsibility for the record-setting inflation that is "crushing middle-class and working-class families." Sullivan said the sky-high prices Americans are paying are "Joe Biden's fault…the Federal Reserve's fault…Biden's anti-energy policies' fault." Sullivan also discussed letters he has sent to the Interior Department's inspector general and ethics… Continue Reading


05.06.22

Sullivan Recognizes Alison Kear as “Alaskan of the Week”

WASHINGTON-On the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) recognized Alison Kear, of Anchorage, the executive director at Covenant House Alaska, the largest shelter in Alaska for at-risk youth experiencing homelessness. During her tenure, Kear has grown the services offered, including shelter, job training, education services, and counseling, among others. Covenant House Alaska is now a nationwide model for helping youth. Kear was recognized as part of Sen. Sullivan's… Continue Reading


05.06.22

Sullivan, Van Hollen Recognize U.S. Foreign Service Day

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), co-founders of the bipartisan Senate Foreign Service Caucus, announced they will introduce a resolution celebrating May 6, 2022, 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 f… Continue Reading


05.06.22

Murkowski, Sullivan Announce Fisheries Disaster Funding for Alaska

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, today announced the U.S. Department of Commerce will direct nearly $132 million to Alaska for fishery disasters. The funds, which were appropriated by Congress, are part of a total of $144 million that will be disbursed nationwide for this purpose. "I'm pleased to announce this crucial funding is finally on the way for Alaska's seafood industry. After facing both serious fishery disasters and the pandemic, there are owners… Continue Reading

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