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Sen. Dan Sullivan

Senator for Alaska

Sullivan, a Republican, is the junior senator from Alaska and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Sullivan is next up for reelection in 2020.

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Sullivan.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Sullivan is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Sullivan has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 100% United States Chamber of Commerce: 86% FreedomWorks: 83% The Club for Growth: 73% American Civil Liberties Union: 52% Human Rights Campaign: 16% League of Conservation Voters: 10% NIAC Action: F Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Dan Sullivan sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Sullivan was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sullivan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (22%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (20%) Environmental Protection (17%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Animals (7%) Native Americans (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Sullivan’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Sullivan’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Nay S. 764: Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015
Jul 7, 2016. Motion Agreed to 63/30.
This bill was the vehicle for passage of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which is the form it was enacted it. Prior to amendments, the bill regarded defunding Planned Parenthood and the National Sea Grant College Program. As enacted, the bill created national ...
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
Nay S. 754: Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015
Oct 27, 2015. Bill Passed 74/21.
After years of delay and false starts, Congress may finally be on the verge of passing a bill to address Internet data breaches and cybersecurity. The Senate is once again debating the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (S. 754), or CISA, and it appears to have ...
Nay On the Nomination PN31: Sally Quillian Yates, of Georgia, to be Deputy Attorney General
May 13, 2015. Nomination Confirmed 84/12.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Dec 2017, Sullivan missed 28 of 814 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: