Press Releases


Senator Sullivan Statement on President Biden’s Proposed Defense Budget

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and chairman of the International Republican Institute (IRI), released the following statement in response to President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2025 budget request: “Since President Biden assumed office, global chaos has spread, with the dictators from Russia, China, and Iran acting with greater impunity. In each of those four years, President Biden has proposed inflation-adjusted cuts to defense… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Murkowski, and Colleagues Urge Service Secretaries to Implement Cold Weather Pay for Service Members

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and North Dakota’s Senate delegation sent two letters urging U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall and U.S. Army Secretary Christine Wormuth to begin implementing the cold weather special duty pay for service members based in certain locations, a provision Senator Sullivan and Murkowski added to the Fiscal Year 2023 NDAA aimed at addressing mental hea… Continue Reading


Sullivan on Face the Nation: Global Chaos Has Been Driven by Biden Administration's Weakness

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) warned in an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation”this morning that the Biden administration’s approach to national security is “not serious,” has projected “weakness,” and has resulted in “chaos” around the world. During the interview, Senator Sullivan also advocated strongly in favor of national security legislation currently being debated in Congress, noting that the legislation is principally about rebuilding the nation’s capacity to protect… Continue Reading


Sullivan Shapes Senate FAA Reauthorization with Alaska Priorities

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation Subcommittee, recently secured numerous amendments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2024. The legislation, advanced by the full Senate Commerce Committee, reauthorizes the FAA through 2028 and now proceeds to the Senate floor for consideration. “Aviation is as essential to countless Alaska communities as roads and bridges are to most Lower 48 com… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Murkowski Welcome $125 Million for Rural Energy in Alaska

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (both R-Alaska) today welcomed the Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement of up to $125.1 million for five energy development projects in Alaska. DOE awarded the funds under its Energy Improvement in Rural or Remote Areas (ERA) program, which Murkowski helped author as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-58).   “Alaska is an all-of-the-above energy power house,” said Senator Sullivan. “I’ve long advocat… Continue Reading


Sullivan Applauds FTC Move to Block Albertsons-Kroger Merger

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today expressed his support of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) decision to sue to block the proposed Albertsons-Kroger merger on antitrust grounds. Sen. Sullivan raised concerns regarding the supermarket acquisition last year with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in a letter sent to FTC Chair Lina Khan, citing the effects on consumer prices, the state’s food security, and Alaskan employees. “Today, the FTC moved to block the proposed merger … Continue Reading


Murkowski, Sullivan Applaud $45 Million Investment in Alaska’s Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

Anchorage, AK - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) today applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of $45,509,000 for drinking water, clean water, and wastewater infrastructure upgrades in Alaska. EPA received the funding to make these awards, which go to state-run programs, from 2021’s bipartisan infrastructure law. “Thanks to this award, more Alaskans will have access to clean drinking water and upgraded wastewater facilities. This is truly … Continue Reading


Sullivan Shares Optimistic Vision for Alaska’s Future in Annual Address to Legislature

JUNEAU, ALASKA—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), in his annual address to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature today in Juneau, called Alaska “the big state that can” in recognition of Alaskans’ consistent track record of overcoming challenges and naysayers, pointing to the Willow project—the latest example of Alaskans uniting on an issue critical to the state’s future. Sen. Sullivan also outlined his vision of Alaska becoming a global research and intellectual hub, and announced that t… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Whitehouse Celebrate Establishment of Marine Debris Foundation Headquarters in Juneau, Alaska

JUNEAU, ALASKA—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) celebrated an announcement from the Marine Debris Foundation today that it will establish a headquarters in Juneau. The charitable and nonprofit foundation was established by Sullivan and Whitehouse’s 2020 Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, the most comprehensive legislation ever passed by Congress to address the plastic debris crisis. “For the past two years, I’ve strongly supported the continued growth of the Marine Debr… Continue Reading


Sullivan Statement on Reported Death of Alexei Navalny

MUNICH—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and chairman of the International Republican Institute (IRI), released the following statement in response to the reported death of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. “Alexei Navalny was a very courageous Russian leader, respected by millions of Russians. His murder—and, let's be clear: he was murdered—underscores the danger of the world in which we’re living and the brutality o… Continue Reading


Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Recognized Nationally for Second Year

WASHINGTON—This week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution, introduced by Senator Dan Sullivan and cosponsored by Senator Lisa Murkowski (both R-Alaska), to nationally recognize February 16, 2024 as “Elizabeth Peratrovich Day,” honoring the historic Alaska civil rights leader who played an instrumental role in the Alaska Territorial Legislature passing the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945—nearly two decades before the signing of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. This is the second … Continue Reading


Sullivan & Whitehouse Lead Bipartisan Senate Delegation to Munich Security Conference

WASHINGTON—Days after the passage of a bipartisan $95 billion national security supplemental package by the U.S. Senate, Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) are leading a bipartisan delegation to this weekend’s Munich Security Conference. “One of our greatest strengths relative to our adversaries—China, Russia, Iran, North Korea—is our vast network of allies, which administrations and U.S. Senators have built up over decades,” said Sullivan. “Given the incre… Continue Reading


Senate Resolution Highlights Importance of U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateral Cooperation

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) have introduced a resolution recognizing the importance of trilateral cooperation among the United States, Japan, and South Korea. The senators’ resolution says, “The Senate commends the extraordinary leadership of President of South Korea Yoon Suk Yeol and Prime Minister of Ja… Continue Reading


Delegation Applauds USDA Purchase of Alaska Seafood Products

Anchorage, AK - Today, U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) and Representative Mary Peltola (D-Alaska) applauded the USDA announcing its plans to purchase about $100 million of Alaska pink and sockeye salmon through Section 32 and the Commodity Credit Corporation. “USDA’s Section 32 purchase announcement is great news for Alaska—almost $100 million of Alaskan seafood for people experiencing food insecurity. This purchase won’t just bolster Alaska’s seafood industry and … Continue Reading


Sullivan, Murkowski Renew Effort to Deliver Alaska Native Vietnam-Era Veterans Their Rightful Land Allotments

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (both R-Alaska) have introduced legislation to extend the Alaska Native Vietnam Veteran Land Allotment Program for another five years before its expiration in December 2025. The program was established by a Sullivan-authored provision that became law in 2019, which enabled several thousand Alaska Native veterans to apply for their congressionally-promised Native land allotments—an opportunity many originally missed due to their military se… Continue Reading


Sullivan & 69 U.S. Senators Advance National Security Legislation

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released the following statement after voting with 69 of his fellow senators to pass legislation to strengthen America’s defense industrial base and provide weapons to America’s allies facing threats abroad. “The United States is in one of the most dangerous periods since World War II. Authoritarian dictators—Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin and the Ayatollahs in Iran—are on the march and wo… Continue Reading


Senator Sullivan Statement on Senate Border Legislation

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), released the following statement pending the Senate vote to advance border legislation: “On day one, the Biden administration created this border crisis with their self-imposed open border policies,” Sen. Sullivan said. “In the last three years, Americans in all fifty states have felt the impacts of this administration’s decision to do nothing, month after month, year after year, as the crisis on our southern border quickly became the largest inv… Continue Reading


Sullivan Announces 2024 Military Service Academy Nominations

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today announced the names of 27 young Alaskans he nominated to the U.S. Military Service Academies. Senator Sullivan made his selections with the help of an Academy Review Board, comprised of eleven members from across Alaska, many of whom are service academy graduates. The board reviewed applications, interviewed each of the applicants, and made recommendations to the senator. “It is a highlight of my job to nominate young Alaskans to our nation’… Continue Reading


Sullivan Statement on Retaliatory Strikes Against Iranian Proxies in Iraq & Syria

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), released the following statement today in response to retaliatory strikes launched by U.S. forces against Iranian terrorist proxies in Syria and Iraq. Iran-backed terrorist proxies have launched over 160 attacks on U.S. forces in the Middle East since last October, including killing three U.S. service members and wounding dozens more in a drone attack on January 28. “The Biden administration… Continue Reading


Alaska & Hawaii Delegations Seek Medicare Reimbursement Flexibility for Rural Hospitals

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (both R-Alaska), and Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono (both D-Hawaii), introduced legislation this week to increase the amount that hospitals in Alaska and Hawaii can be reimbursed by Medicare to perform outpatient procedures for enrolled seniors. Historically, rural states have faced significant cost disparities for Medicare reimbursement that drive up costs for both hospitals and patients. This legislation would recognize the uniqu… Continue Reading

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