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Dan Sullivan's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. Senate (AK) - Jr, Republican

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate (AK) - Jr

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Issue Positions

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  • "Proud to #MarchForLife w/ Americans from across the country to affirm our belief that life is precious & we need to protect most vulnerable." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee. (votesmart.org)
  • "This responsibility, coupled with his faith and life experiences, has taught him that life begins at conception and we must fight to protect the lives of the unborn." (votesmart.org)
  • "Today I voted YES on #BalancedBudget that will cut regulations, curb spending, & support stronger economic growth." (twitter.com)
  • "In addition to historic opening of ANWR, Tax Cut & Jobs Act is having a huge impact on the American economy, including job creation, economic growth, higher wages & reductions to utility rates -- something @JuneauEmpire highlighted in this recent piece " (twitter.com)
  • Rated 81% by National Tax Limitation Committee. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 22% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "Today I was pleased to vote for a fiscally responsible budget that will curb out-of-control spending, protect Social Security, strengthen Medicare and bring robust economic growth to America, all without raising taxes on hardworking Alaskans." (votesmart.org)
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  • "On September 11, 2001, Americans witnessed the most horrific terrorist attacks on our nation's soil. It was a reminder of the terrorist threats we face as a country. These threats have not ceased and we must ensure that we remain vigilant in the War on Terrorism. Dan has senior-level military, national security, foreign policy, and energy security experience through service to our country as a 20-year Marine Corps infantry officer and as a U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Energy, Economics and Business. He is committed to protecting our national security and providing our nation's military men and women with the resources they need to do this." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "This year's NDAA takes seriously the complexity of threats to our national security and the multitude of friction points around the world that deserve the attention of a fully-resourced U.S. military," said Senator Sullivan. "Importantly, this defense authorization recognizes Alaska's leading role in our nation's defense with significant resources to bolster our missile defense system, grow the military's Arctic presence and capabilities, and support the world-class military and training installations in Alaska." (votesmart.org)
  • "The overwhelmingly bipartisan passage of FY18 #NDAA is a significant & long overdue step toward rebuilding America’s military strength." (twitter.com)
  • "Today I voted YES on #BalancedBudget that will cut regulations, curb spending, & support stronger economic growth." (twitter.com)
  • "As a young & infrastructure-poor state, Alaska relies heavily on federal transportation dollars to expand & maintain access to our communities. Glad to join my @EPWGOP in advancing #ATIA, a bill authorizing $3.2 billion for #Alaska over five years." (twitter.com)
  • "As one of the youngest and most infrastructure-poor states in the country, Alaska relies heavily on the support of federal transportation dollars to expand and maintain access to our communities and provide economic opportunity for Alaskans," said Senator Sullivan. "This infrastructure authorization is a major boost for Alaska, even beyond the significant wins and funding we achieved in the 2015 FAST Act. ATIA provides robust support for transportation in Alaska, including ferries, highways and bridges; streamlines regulations on projects; and ensures communities have access to funds and grants to meet their own unique infrastructure needs. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate and House and members of the Administration to secure these provisions in the final bill." (votesmart.org)
  • "I applaud President Trump and his administration's continued focus and commitment on infrastructure -- which I believe presents our nation with significant bipartisan opportunities -- especially as it relates to permitting reform and growing our economy," said Senator Sullivan." (votesmart.org)
  • "As a result of our policies on tax reform, regulatory reform, unleashing an energy renaissance, and rebuilding our military, our nation continues to show strong economic and employment growth." (twitter.com)
  • "In addition to historic opening of ANWR, Tax Cut & Jobs Act is having a huge impact on the American economy, including job creation, economic growth, higher wages & reductions to utility rates -- something @JuneauEmpire highlighted in this recent piece" (twitter.com)
  • Rated 81% by National Tax Limitation Committee. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 748 - Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "I came to Washington with the goal of taking power and responsibility away from the federal government, and returning it to state and local hands," said Senator Sullivan. "With overwhelming passage of bipartisan education reform legislation in both the House and Senate -- the first in over a decade -- we have begun to do that." (votesmart.org)
  • "Remember, the states created the federal government, not vice versa." (votesmart.org)
  • "Responsible resource development historically has lifted whole communities out of poverty and lengthened life expectancy. I cannot support a proposal that would place such an absurdly large tax burden on American taxpayers and, at the same time, seek to vanquish whole industries that so many Alaskans and Americans rely on to support their families. I thank my colleagues who had the courage today to show where they stand on this truly radical effort to upend our country and its economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance. (votesmart.org)
  • "I am proud to join Senator Murkowski in introducing legislation to support Alaska's energy future, which includes renewables and natural gas," Sullivan said. "With legislation advancing the Terror Lake Hydro Project on Kodiak and the Mahoney Lake Hydro Project in Ketchikan, we have an opportunity to bring clean, renewable energy to many more Alaskans. Similarly, one of our bills will help clear a possible hurdle for a future Alaska natural gas pipeline. I am hopeful we can get these important bills across the finish line." (votesmart.org)
  • "From taking Alaska's fight against ObamaCare to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenging the abusive authority of the Environmental Protection Agency, Dan has fought the Obama Administration every step of the way. Remember, the states created the federal government, not vice versa." (votesmart.org)
  • Signed a letter stating: "We write in support of EPA's proposal to repeal the so-called "Clean Power Plan" (CPP), published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2017. When President Obama finalized the CPP in 2015, we opposed it because of the pervasive, negative effects it would have had on Americans across the country." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Environment America. (votesmart.org)
  • "As a Marine-qualified "expert" on the rifle and pistol, Dan is a strong advocate and defender of our Second Amendment rights. Americans are protected by the Constitution to keep and bear arms." (votesmart.org)
  • "Like most Alaskans, I'm extremely troubled by President Obama's executive actions that limit our Second Amendment rights." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 86% by National Rifle Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "I had a good time last weekend meeting with Alaskans at the Eagle River Lions Club Gun Show. The clubhouse was filled with #2A advocates—great Alaskans who recognize the importance of this right to the 49th state and our way of life." (twitter.com)
  • "One of my campaign promises was to vote to repeal Obamacare, which I did on Thursday." (votesmart.org)
  • "In this new Congress, I am committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on an orderly transition that focuses on market oriented reforms that reduce the cost of healthcare without growing the size of government, and ultimately provides greater healthcare affordability and choice for Alaskans." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "I could not in good faith support two other proposals put forward today. One proposal fell far short of my belief that any solution before us must include significant reforms and investments to our border security. Another, while well intentioned, would have had the effect of weakening border security and further incentivizing people to enter the country illegally -- which is neither good for immigrants nor the country as a whole." (votesmart.org)
  • "Addressing the serious challenges in our immigration system – including a resolution for the beneficiaries of the DACA program – requires compassion, securing our border, and respect for the rule of law." (twitter.com)
  • "Today, the bipartisan proposal I supported would have re-opened the government, provided necessary funding to secure our Southern border with a barrier and also by using 21st Century technologies, and would fund an increase in much-needed border patrol agents and immigration judges. The bill would have also provided a degree of certainty to the DACA participants -- young people who were brought to our country through no fault of their own. At the end of the day, this bill was a compromise proposal that included both Democratic and Republican priorities." (votesmart.org)
  • "Addressing the serious challenges in our immigration system -- including a resolution for the beneficiaries of the DACA program -- requires compassion, securing our border, and respect for the rule of law. To this end, I believe the Secure and Succeed Act of 2018, which I supported, was both a serious and generous proposal. Importantly, it brought a compassionate and fair resolution for DACA children who came to our country illegally through no fault of their own, while also making important reforms to border security and strengthening our legal immigration process." (votesmart.org)
  • "Going forward, in addition to securing our border, it is important to keep in mind that the beneficiaries of the DACA program came to our country as children through no fault of their own. Most are hardworking, law-abiding members of our communities, including hundreds in Alaska. I intend to work with Republicans and Democrats to address these particular immigration cases through legislation both with compassion and a respect for the rule of law." (votesmart.org)
  • "Addressing the serious challenges in our immigration system – including a resolution for the beneficiaries of the DACA program – requires compassion, securing our border, and respect for the rule of law." (twitter.com)
  • "Today, the bipartisan proposal I supported would have re-opened the government, provided necessary funding to secure our Southern border with a barrier and also by using 21st Century technologies, and would fund an increase in much-needed border patrol agents and immigration judges. The bill would have also provided a degree of certainty to the DACA participants -- young people who were brought to our country through no fault of their own. At the end of the day, this bill was a compromise proposal that included both Democratic and Republican priorities." (votesmart.org)
  • "While we work to re-impose sanctions against the Iranian regime, there may be an opportunity to revisit this agreement. But unless we see numerous improvements, including the elimination of sunset provisions, a cease in all ballistic missile activities, and legitimate efforts to address Iran's global terrorism activities, I believe it is in America's best interest to fully withdraw from the agreement. Until Iran starts to play a constructive role in world affairs, the United States should focus its policies on isolating and tightening sanctions on the Iranian regime." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "Until Iran demonstrates a clear change in behavior, the United States and all members of the community of nations have a duty to continue existing sanctions on the regime for its unrelenting threats to peace and order." (votesmart.org)
  • "Going forward, it is imperative that sanctions on North Korea remain in place, that credible military options remain on the table, and that the U.S. continues to bolster our military -- especially our homeland missile defense." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "Appreciate @RealDonaldTrump‘s recent decision to leave contingent of U.S. troops in #Syria. We cannot allow for the resurgence of ISIS nor permit Iran to increase its arc of influence in the region." (twitter.com)
  • "Ensuring that Afghanistan does not again become a safe haven for global radical Islamic terrorist operations remains a fundamental U.S. national security interest. It is particularly significant that the President indicated U.S. involvement going forward would be based on strategic considerations rather than arbitrary timelines, and that he emphasized increasing pressure on Pakistan to eliminate terror safe havens as well as working with our allies and partners in the region." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S 1 - Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act of 2019. (votesmart.org)
  • "I got a provision signed into law in 2016 mandating that fisheries be a principal negotiating objective in all future trade agreements. As a result, #USMCA features an entire chapter on fisheries, including phasing out subsidies, combatting illegal fishing and reducing tariffs." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of HR 5430 - United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "At a time when the economy desperately needs a boost, these agreements will help move our country forward by unlocking new opportunities for growth and expansion for our workers, from those in the high-tech sector to our ranchers, farmers and fishermen," Senator Sullivan said." (votesmart.org)
  • "Of the products targeted by this proposal, over $900 million is American seafood, caught predominantly by Alaskan fishermen, much of which is destined for the American market. If enacted, these tariffs will clearly and wrongly target an American product harvested with American labor on American flagged vessels -- completely counter to the administration's strategy regarding China." (votesmart.org)

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