Sullivan is the junior senator from Alaska and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Sullivan is next up for reelection in 2020.
Read our 2017 Report Card for Sullivan.
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.
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Dan Sullivan sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- Chair, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
- Member, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness
- Senate Committee on Armed Services
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Member, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife
- Member, Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Sullivan was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- S. 2273: A bill to extend the period during which vessels that are shorter than 79 feet in length and fishing vessels are not required to have a permit for ...
- S. 933: Express Appeals Act of 2017
- S. 1492 (114th): A bill to direct the Administrator of General Services, on behalf of the Archivist of the United States, to convey certain Federal property located in the State ...
- S. 1335 (114th): Ensuring Access to Fisheries Act
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 at least about half 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).
Sullivan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (24%) Environmental Protection (20%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (18%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Animals (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Native Americans (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)
Some of Sullivan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3094: A bill to restrict the department in which the Coast Guard is operating ...
- S. 2980: Integrated Missile Defense Act of 2018
- S. 2641: American Food for American Schools Act of 2018
- S. 2485: Medal of Honor Surviving Spouses Recognition Act of 2018
- S. 2369: Whaling Convention Amendments Act of 2018
- S. 2331: A bill to extend the period during which vessels that are shorter than ...
- S. 2273: A bill to extend the period during which vessels that are shorter than ...
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S. 139: FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017
Jan 18, 2018. Motion Agreed to 65/34.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill would extend so-called "section 702" government surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The bill was originally introduced and passed the Senate in 2017 as the Rapid DNA ...
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
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 ...
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 ...
On the Nomination PN31: Sally Quillian Yates, of Georgia, to be Deputy Attorney General
May 13, 2015. Nomination Confirmed 84/12.
From Jan 2015 to Jun 2018, Sullivan missed 33 of 963 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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