Press Releases

04.04.17

Senators Urge Trump to Complete THAAD Deployment to South Korea, Press China to End Retaliation

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) sent a bipartisan letter to President Donald Trump - prior to his meeting this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping - to support the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) to South Korea and to draw attention to unwarranted Chinese retaliation to the deployment of this missile defense system. Underscoring the increasingly unpredictable and volatile nature of North Korea's recent nuclear and … Continue Reading


04.03.17

Sullivan Welcomes Alaska Cherry Blossom Princess to DC

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today announced that he has selected Caitlin Sweeney to serve as Alaska's representative in the 2017 Cherry Blossom Princess Program. Caitlin Sweeney is an Iñupiat originally from Barrow, Alaska. Currently a sophomore at Cornell University, she is pursuing a major in hotel administration. She serves on the executive board of the non-profit organization, Cayuga's Watchers, is a member of the women's club volleyball team, and volunteers a… Continue Reading


03.31.17

Alaska Senators Commemorate State’s Purchase from Russia 150 Years Ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-AK), introduced a resolution (attached) commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Alaska Purchase. This resolution highlights important events from the past 150 years and recognizes the many characteristics that make our state so unique. "Honoring our 150th anniversary as part of the U.S. gives us the opportunity to look at Alaska's rich and diverse history and to see Secretary of State William Seward's vision carried out… Continue Reading


03.29.17

Senators Form Bipartisan Alliance to Address Marine Debris Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) today introduced S. 756, the bipartisan Save our Seas (SOS) Act to help address the marine debris epidemic affecting America's ocean shorelines and inland waterways, as well as other coasts across the globe. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) have also co-sponsored the bill. "The global marine debris problem … Continue Reading


03.24.17

Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Ivory Gerhardt Cyrus

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke this week on the Senate floor in recognition of Ivory Gerhardt Cyrus, of Kiana, a powerful young advocate for students suffering from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and founder of the "One Positive Thing" initiative in Alaska. Cyrus was recognized as part of Senator Sullivan's series, "Alaskan of the Week." The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record: TRIBUTE TO IVORY GERHARDT CYRUS Mr. President, as my … Continue Reading


03.23.17

Sullivan, Heitkamp Reintroduce Bill to Combat Domestic Violence

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) today reintroduced the Pro bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER) Act, to help combat domestic abuse and sexual violence. Senators Shaheen (D-NH), Murkowski (R-AK), Capito (R-WV), Cornyn (R-TX) and Daines (R-MT) also co-sponsored the bill. "Today we mark the seventh anniversary of Alaska's first Choose Respect marches against the epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault, part of the larger initiative starte… Continue Reading


03.22.17

Sullivan Chairs Commerce Subcommittee Hearing with Coast Guard Commandant

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today convened his first hearing as chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and the Coast Guard. The hearing, attended by Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft, examined the missions, manpower, resources, acquisitions and budgetary needs of the U.S. Coast Guard. "Congress has given the Coast Guard a wide range of missions, from search and rescue, icebreaking, and marine environmental protection, … Continue Reading


03.21.17

Alaska Delegation Works Together to Reverse Harmful U.S. Fish and Wildlife Rule

WASHINGTON, DC - The Alaska Congressional Delegation today applauded the Senate's passage of H.J. Res. 69, a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to overturn an August 2016 final rule issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that significantly undermines public participation and restricts the state's ability to manage fish and wildlife on federal refuge lands in Alaska. "Working closely with Senator Lisa Murkowski and Congressman Don Young, we were able to co… Continue Reading


03.17.17

Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Pastor Evelyn Erbele

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke this week on the Senate floor in recognition of Pastor Evelyn Erbele, co-pastor of Ketchikan's First United Methodist Church, who operates the First City Homeless Services Day Shelter. Erbele was recognized as part of Senator Sullivan's series, "Alaskan of the Week." The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record: TRIBUTE TO EVELYN ERBELE Madam President, every week for the past few months, I have been comi… Continue Reading


03.17.17

Sullivan and Markey Call on FCC to Protect E-Rate Funding

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) calling on Chairman Ajit Pai to support the E-Rate program. The E-Rate program, a part of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, provides schools and libraries funding for internet access. Before passage of the law that created the E-Rate program, barely 14 percent of classrooms had access to the internet. Today, nearly all schools around the country are con… Continue Reading


03.16.17

Following Bipartisan Push, Vietnam Helicopter Crew Monument in Arlington Advances

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and U.S. Representative Mark Amodei (R-NV-2) today congratulated the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) on the new proposal from the Secretary of the Army to place a small monument in Arlington National Cemetery honoring the nearly 5,000 helicopter pilots and crewmembers killed during the Vietnam War. Earlier this year, Sullivan, Baldwin, and Amodei introduced the Vietnam Helicopter Crew Monument Act, bipartis… Continue Reading


03.16.17

Sullivan Statement on White House’s 2018 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement today on the White House's proposed fiscal year 2018 budget request: "First and foremost, it's important to remember that Congress holds the power of the purse, and will ultimately fund the federal government. This budget request from the White House is a first step and a general blueprint for where our country should be headed: Increased funding for our national defense and homeland security, and cuts to agenci… Continue Reading


03.15.17

Sullivan Congratulates Mitch Seavey on Iditarod Win

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today offered congratulations to Mitch Seavey and his team on winning the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. "For six years going, the Seaveys have led the pack in the Last Great Race, a proud distinction for this revered Alaska family," said Senator Sullivan. "I'm sure Dallas isn't excited to see his impressive three-year winning streak and all-time speed record come to an end, but he must be very proud that his dad was the one to do it. Congr… Continue Reading


03.10.17

Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Glen Hanson

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke yesterday on the Senate floor in recognition of Glen Hanson, a longtime volunteer with the Iditarod Air Force who is currently assisting with the logistics of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Hanson was recognized as part of Senator Sullivan's series, "Alaskan of the Week." The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record: TRIBUTE TO GLEN HANSON Mr. President, I have been coming down to the floor for the… Continue Reading


03.09.17

Sullivan Congratulates Repsol and Armstrong Oil & Gas on North Slope Discovery

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement today regarding Repsol and Armstrong Oil & Gas's recent discovery on the North Slope of Alaska, which the companies report is the largest U.S. onshore oil discovery in 30 years. "Today's news underscores why I remain optimistic about Alaska's economic future despite the challenges we face. As I said last month in my address to the Legislature, 'the responsible development of our world-class resources is the … Continue Reading


03.08.17

Sullivan, Murkowski Comment on Meeting With President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (both R-AK) issued the following statement after an hour-long meeting with President Trump and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke at the White House this afternoon. The group discussed a wide array of issues important to Alaska. "We had a productive meeting with President Trump and Secretary Zinke today, discussing everything from a road for King Cove and fisheries to national security, responsible resource development, and rei… Continue Reading


03.07.17

Senator Sullivan Joins Veterans Jobs Caucus

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) announced today that he will serve as a co-chair of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus for the 115th Congress. Originally founded by Representatives Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Tim Walz (D-MN), and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), the caucus aims to shed light on the challenges Active Duty, Reserve and Guard members face as they transition to civilian life. "Veterans and members of our military pick up many incredible skill sets during their service … Continue Reading


03.06.17

Sullivan Condemns Latest North Korean Missile Tests

HOUSTON, TX - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Armed Services Committee, reacted to reports of four more ballistic missiles being launched by North Korea today. "North Korea is quickly emerging as the most imminent threat to U.S. national security and the global order," said Senator Sullivan. "Kim Jong-un's single-minded pursuit of a nuclear ICBM that can reach American shores makes the world less stable and the U.S. less safe. We need a new whole-of-government effort, one whic… Continue Reading


03.03.17

Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Joyce McCombs

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) this week spoke on the Senate floor in recognition of Joyce McCombs, director of the community library in Delta Junction, and recent winner of the Alaska Library Association's Audrey P. Kolb Public Library Service Award for her "significant, innovative activities" to improve the library and serve the community. McCombs was recognized as part of Senator Sullivan's series, "Alaskan of the Week." The following is the statement submitted to th… Continue Reading


03.03.17

Sullivan Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today released the following statement after meeting with Judge Neil Gorsuch, nominated by President Trump to the U.S. Supreme Court: "I was pleased to meet with Judge Neil Gorsuch and learn more about his views ahead of his confirmation hearing later this month. Judge Gorsuch demonstrated the temperament and mainstream judicial philosophy fitting of our nation's highest court. His distinguished credentials and stellar reputation are well-known … Continue Reading

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