Summary

Dan Sullivan was born in 1954 and is currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Alaska. Senator Sullivan’s seat is up for election in 2020.

Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Sullivan served as Alaska’s Attorney General and Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Sullivan served in the Administration of President George W. Bush as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Sullivan also served as a Director in the International Economics Directorate of the National Security Council staff at the White House.

Senator Sullivan serves on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; the Armed Services Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee; and the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Below is Senator Sullivan’s voting record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish Community 

Senator Sullivan opposed the Iran nuclear Deal.

He opposed UN Security Council Resolution 2334 that claims that Israel’s settlements have no legal validity. He supported the Taylor Force Act which states that no American governmental funds shall be given to a Palestinian entity that financially rewards terrorists or their families.

Senator Sullivan cosponsored the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act, a legislation that supported full funding of security assistance to Israel as outlined in the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding. Senator Sullivan has supported legislation, such as the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, that fight discriminatory boycotts of Israel. In 2019, he voted for the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act which, among other things, strengthened Israel’s security and allowed a state or local government to adopt measures to divest its assets from entities that boycott Israel.

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Opposed the Iran nuclear deal https://twitter.com/SenDanSullivan/status/621059014332391424

Voted For the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act of 2019 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=116&session=1&vote=00016

Cosponsored the Israel Anti-Boycott Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/720/cosponsors

Opposed UN Security Council Resolution 2334 and supported the two-state solution https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-resolution/6/cosponsors

Supported the Taylor Force Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1697/cosponsors

Supported the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem https://twitter.com/SenDanSullivan/status/996174516006121472

Cosponsored the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2497/cosponsors

Cosponsored Senate Resolution 120 that opposes the global BDS movement https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-resolution/120