SPEECH: Address to the Alaska Legislature

President Giessel. Speaker Edgmon. Members of the House and Senate from the Great State of Alaska, thank you for inviting me to speak to you. Thanks also to each member of the Legislature and your staff for your service to our state. It's great to be home, back in this historic chamber. Much of my leadership team is here in the gallery today. Erik Elam, my legislative director, my senior advisor Amanda Coyne, Renee Reeve my state director. Dana Herndon is helping me here in Juneau. My chief of… Continue Reading


Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commemoration Speech

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commemoration SpeechAs Prepared1/14/2018 Thank you for the distinct honor to celebrate a date that memorializes one of America's greatest citizens. There are so many to thank. Pastor May, many thanks for inviting me to this very important event. I am very honored to be onstage with so many of Alaska's civil rights leaders. Now I must say that watching Mr. Heartwell and listening to this wonderful choir, I'm reminded of some remarks I made recently on the Senate… Continue Reading


Supporting Alaska's Law Enforcement Community and Honoring Sergeant Allen Brandt

Mr. President, the holidays are nearly upon us. It is the time when Christmas cheer descends on us, when hearts open and we reach out to our neighbors, friends, and even strangers, particularly those who are in need. Today I want to reach out to the police force in Alaska. These men and women put their lives on the line every day for us, and anyone who has seen the news in these past few months knows it has been a particularly difficult time for police officers all across the country, who have … Continue Reading



Mr. SULLIVAN. Mr. President, I wish to say a few words on the nuclear agreement that is being negotiated with Iran. I will start by commending the members of the Foreign Relations Committee, particularly Senator Corker, the chairman of that committee. They moved the Corker-Menendez bill through the committee a few days ago with a unanimous vote. It was very important work. It is a good start to a critically important topic for the American people. I know it was a struggle. We read about what hap… Continue Reading


Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) Maiden Speech

Remarks prepared for delivery: Mr. President, today I stand in support of the Keystone Pipeline project. As an Alaskan, I feel it's important to talk about this bill and the importance of American energy infrastructure. I live in a state with one of the world's largest pipelines. In 1973, after bitter debate, similar to the debate about Keystone, Congress passed a bill that led to the construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline system- what we in Alaska call TAPS. It almost didn't happen. … Continue Reading

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