Official twitter account for U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan. Proudly serving the state of Alaska.
My statement following President Biden's announcement today of new executive actions on firearms.
One of my colleagues claimed today that up to 10% of U.S. military members ascribe to “extremist” ideology—what would amount to more than 200,000 uniformed personnel. As a colonel in the @MarForRes , this unsubstantiated, reckless claim fired me up a bit.
There are certainly knuckleheads in every organization in the world, but besmirching the integrity of the entire U.S. military is just outrageous, especially before we have data, something I have been calling for from Pentagon leaders.
Today in a @SASCMajority hearing, I asked our witnesses—two esteemed generals with decades of service—whether they believe we have anywhere close to 10% of service members being “extremists.” More:
I’ve introduced a bill w/ @SenRickScott & @marcorubio to accomplish what letters & repeated meetings have not—directing @CDCgov to finally codify timely guidance & a plan for cruise ships to safely & responsibly welcome passengers this summer. More 👉
One critical element missing from the Biden “infrastructure” plan? Permitting reform. It takes, on average, 9 to 19 years to permit a highway in America. This is crazy. @PresElectBiden needs to work w/ both sides of the aisle on a real bipartisan package.
@PresElectBiden If we don’t include permitting reform, we could pass a $5 trillion infrastructure bill, and the only people who will get jobs are the lawyers, the environmental groups, and the bureaucrats—not the men and women who build stuff.
Glad to meet today with my new colleague in the Senate—Kelly Loeffler, from the state of Georgia. As I learned today, Senator Loeffler has a few family connections to Alaska, and she’s also run the Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon. Welcome to the Senate, @SenatorLoeffler !
One Merchant Mariner I'll never forget is Eldon Gallear, who passed in 2016 but did incredible work advocating with @AMMWWII . Eldon has an incredible story, having been the sole survivor of the “Tillie Lykes” vessel that was torpedoed by a German U-boat during World War II.
It appears that exculpatory “Brady” evidence, which could have benefited Flynn’s defense, was withheld by the prosecution. Alaskans are very familiar with those kinds of violations as a result of the reckless prosecution of the late Senator Ted Stevens.