Senator Dan Sullivan addresses Alaska Senate and House

Published: May. 4, 2021 at 4:18 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Senator Dan Sullivan gave an address to a joint session of the Alaska House and Senate Monday.

In his speech, Sullivan praised the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also decried what he called an anti-Alaska agenda from the federal government.

Sullivan spoke about the development possibilities he sees in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska as well as the Willow Project.

Finally, the senator presented a vision of Alaska as a place to attract transplants from the lower 48.

“I believe we have an incredible opportunity right now to attract resilient, self-sufficient, freedom loving people, entrepreneurs and risk takers with big ideas like those who built our state and who can help us grow our economy to the next level. We all know it but it’s important to remember, we have so much to offer. We have a great diversity of people and cultures,” he said.

After speaking, Sullivan took questions from the legislature.

These ranged from the impact of Biden’s infrastructure plan on Alaskan jobs, to an increased Navy presence in Alaska.

A link to the full address can be found here.

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