Press Releases


Sullivan, Wicker, Colleagues Demand Accountability on Iran-Linked DoD Official

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and 29 other Senate Republican colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin demanding a full accounting of actions taken by a senior Pentagon official who has close links to the Iranian government. Ariane Tabatabai, currently the chief of staff to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict,… Continue Reading


Sullivan Mourns Arctic Angels Killed in Vehicle Accident

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement today regarding a devastating military vehicle accident that occurred near Salcha, Alaska on Monday which took the lives of two Ft. Wainwright soldiers and injured twelve others. “Julie and I are praying for the family members of the Ft. Wainwright-based soldiers who lost their lives yesterday in a tragic vehicle crash, as well as for the 12 surviving soldiers being treated in Fairbanks and Anchorage. “Members of … Continue Reading


Sullivan Votes for Short-term Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement today after voting for a short-term government funding bill that averts a government shutdown. “I supported this short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown and give the House and Senate another 45 days to negotiate a longer-term, more substantive funding agreement. Importantly, today’s vote means our troops will continue to get paid as they defend our country—a priority I’ve been fighting for in spite o… Continue Reading


Murkowski, Sullivan slam weakest-ever offshore energy plan

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) today slammed the Biden administration for releasing a five-year plan for offshore energy development with a “maximum of three potential lease sales.” The Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Proposed Final Program, which arrives over a year late, has zero lease sales until at least 2025 and would not allow any to be held off the coast of Alaska. “I don’t pretend to understand why the Biden administration prefers energy f… Continue Reading


Democrats Block Sullivan’s Legislation to Pay Military During a Shutdown

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) attempted to pass the Pay Our Military Act of 2023 on the Senate floor Wednesday, but the legislation was blocked by Senate Democrats. Authored by Senator Sullivan, the legislation would ensure America’s military service members—Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard and Space Force—are paid in the event of a government shutdown in Fiscal Year 2024.  Prior to r… Continue Reading


Murkowski, Sullivan Introduce Legislation to Spur Hydropower Upgrades

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Today, U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-AK) introduced legislation that will help ensure that existing hydroelectric facilities are able to continue to provide emissions-free, flexible, and affordable electricity to Alaskan ratepayers. They were also original cosponsors of the Maintaining and Enhancing Hydroelectricity and River Restoration Act of 2023. The measure is supported by a wide coalition of industry, environmental, and clean energy organizations… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Congress Rebuke Biden Administration, Restore Funding for School Archery & Hunting Programs

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and his Senate colleagues today voted unanimously to pass the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act, legislation restoring funding for school archery, hunting and shooting sport clubs and programs that has been blocked by the Biden Education Department’s implementation of the 2022 Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA). While supporting some of the mental health provisions of the BSCA, Sen. Sullivan ultimately opposed the BSCAdue to concer… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Wicker, Cruz Introduce Bill to Guarantee Military Pay in Event of Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with 11 of their Senate colleagues, have introduced S. 2835, the Pay Our Military Act of 2023, legislation to ensure America’s military service members—Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard and Space Force—are paid in the event of a government shutdown in Fiscal Year 2024. Wicker serves as ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), on which Sullivan also serves. C… Continue Reading


Alaska Senators Express Concern to FTC About Potential Albertsons-Kroger Merger

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska) expressed concerns to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about the Albertsons-Kroger merger. The FTC is overseeing the potential deal. In a letter addressed to FTC Chair Lina Khan, the Senators identified their concerns with the possible compact, including how it would affect consumer prices, the state’s food security, and Alaskan employees and their union contracts. In the letter, the Senators wrote, “We write to expres… Continue Reading


Sullivan Again Demands President Biden Secure the Border

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) released the following statement regarding the record-breaking number of illegal border crossings on the southern border this August. “There are no excuses for the Biden administration’s disastrous handling of our southern border. The numbers released by Customs and Border Protection reveal more than 200,000 illegal encounters last month ALONE. It is a humanitarian crisis. It is a national security crisis. It is a health crisis. Americans nationwi… Continue Reading


Sullivan Delivers Caps on Camp Lejeune Attorney’s Fees, Finally Protecting Sick Marines

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC), welcomed news that the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday instituted caps on the fees trial lawyers can charge in cases representing sick Marines and other individuals impacted by water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The caps, which will be applied to existing contracts regardless of the legal pathway a veteran or their family chooses, come after Sen. … Continue Reading


Murkowski, Sullivan Applaud $53 Million in Additional Tribal Broadband Grants

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, today acknowledged the announcement of an additional $ 53,959,517 million in federal broadband grants from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP). The grant recipients include Igiugig Village, Alaska Tribal Spectrum, Alaska Village Initiatives, Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor, Benhti Economic Development Corporation, Chugachmiut, Huna Totem Corpo… Continue Reading


Sullivan Announces New Council of Alaskans to Improve Federal Judicial Selection

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today announced a new nine-member Alaska Federal Judiciary Council he has convened to make recommendations for nominations to Alaska’s open federal judiciary seats. Traditionally, these recommendations are given significant weight when the White House makes nominations to the federal judiciary based on long-standing senatorial courtesy where a list of candidates is advanced by a state’s U.S. Senate delegation, the Senate’s “blue slip” practice, and… Continue Reading


Sullivan: Biden’s War on American Energy is a Gift to Our Adversaries

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) warned in a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday that the Biden administration’s war on American energy “is a gift to [America’s] adversaries” and weakens one of America’s greatest comparative advantages - energy security.   Senator Sullivan delivered his remarks one week after the Biden administration shut down millions of acres in the National Petroleum Reserve of Alaska (NPR-A) for resource development and canceled leases authorized by Congress… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Hageman Introduce Bill to Hold Administration Accountable for Regressive Energy Policies Targeting Rural and Low-Income Americans

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Representative Harriet Hageman (R-Wyo.) introduced legislation this week that would curtail inflationary pressures caused by higher energy costs and defend communities most at risk of energy poverty, particularly rural, elderly, minority, and low-income Americans. The Energy Poverty Prevention and Accountability Act, featured in Fox News Digital this morning, requires the federal government to show how new regulations and proposed energy projec… Continue Reading


Commerce Committee Leadership Introduce Bill to Ensure Coast Guard Personnel Paid In Event of Gov’t Shutdown

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Chair Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Subcommittee Ranking Member Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Subcommittee Chair Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) today introduced the Pay Our Coast Guard Act, bicameral, bipartisan legislation that would ensure Coast Guard personnel receive pay and allowances in the event of a government shutdown if the members of the Armed Forces receive pay and allowances. The legislation would ensure that the Coas… Continue Reading


Sullivan To Attend First Hearing as Member of the Congressional Executive Commission on China

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) will attend his first hearing on the Congressional Executive Commission on China (CECC)today at 10 am Eastern Time. Senator Sullivan was appointed to the commission by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on July 24. Established in 2000, when the United States granted China Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status, the CECC exists… Continue Reading


ICYMI: Sullivan Says Biden Admin is Undermining Energy Security in a Dangerous World

  WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) warned yesterday in a Fox Business interview on Varney & Co.that the Biden administration continues to undermine America’s energy security during a dangerous time for geopolitical stability. Senator Sullivan made his comments in direct response to the Biden administration’s recent announcement that they were canceling oil leases approved by Congress in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and locking upmillions of acres of land set asi… Continue Reading


Delegation, Alaska Leaders: Biden Administration puts American Energy Security at Risk; Harms the State and Alaska Native Communities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan (both R-Alaska), Representative Mary Peltola (D-Alaska), and North Slope and other Alaska leaders today expressed their opposition to two new anti-development decisions in Alaska announced by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). DOI is proposing to withdraw millions of acres within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) and canceling the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority's (AIDEA) lawfully awarded leases within… Continue Reading


Sullivan, Murkowski, Peltola Congratulate Appointees to New Salmon Research Task Force and Yukon-Kuskokwim-Focused Working Group

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (both R-Alaska), and Representative Mary Sattler Peltola (D-Alaska), celebrated the appointment of 19 members to the new Alaska Salmon Research Task Force, as well as appointments to the working group focused on salmon returns in the Alaska Yukon and Kuskokwim River region. The task force will study the increased variability in Pacific salmon populations in Alaska, including unprecedented declines in some regions, and provide recom… Continue Reading

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