Sullivan, a Republican, is the junior senator from Alaska and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Sullivan is next up for reelection in 2020.
Read our 2016 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 3 bills that were enacted:
- 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 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).
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%)
Some of Sullivan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1965: Allowing Alaska IVORY Act
- S. 1934: Alaska Remote Generator Reliability and Protection Act
- S. 1941: A bill to amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to clarify the treatment ...
- S. 1756: Rebuild America Now Act
- S. 1722: True Reciprocity Investment Act of 2017
- S. 1449: Serving our Rural Veterans Act of 2017
- S. 1442: Securing Our Arctic Interests Act of 2017
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H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
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 ...
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 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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