Dan Sullivan on Free Trade



Promote Alaska resources & tourism to the US and the world

Promoting Alaska resources to global markets by targeting specific companies and investors to invest in Alaska and responsibly develop our resources and create jobs:
As DNR Commissioner, Sullivan led an aggressive campaign to promote Alaska's natural resources and energy by highlighting the opportunities for responsible resource development in Alaska to thousands of companies & investors throughout the US and the world. Local press reports called him Alaska's "ambassador for energy." Spurring growth in the cruise ship sector through tax and regulatory reform:
As Attorney General, Sullivan played a critical role in reversing the drop in cruise ship tourism to Alaska. He led the effort to settle the lawsuit between the cruise ship industry and State, which was inhibiting future investment and visitors, and played an important role in Governor Parnell's strategy to promote a more competitive tax regime which would attract additional cruise ship passengers to Alaska.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website Sullivan2014.com "Accomplish" , Dec 5, 2013

Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank.

Sullivan voted NAY Export-Import Bank Reform and Reauthorization Act

Heritage Action summary of vote# S206: The Senate voted to table (kill) an amendment by Sen. Kirk to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. Sen. Kirk recommends voting NO. Heritage Foundation recommends voting YES because the "Ex-Im Bank is little more than a $140 billion slush fund for corporate welfare."

OnTheIssues explanation: Voting NO would allow a vote on reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank. Voting YES would kill the bill for reauthorizing the Ex-Im Bank.

Sierra Club reason for conditionally voting NO (from previous bill S.819):Sen. Shaheen's bill S.824 reauthorizes the Ex-Im Bank without undermining Obama's Climate Action Plan. The Sierra Club supports the bill because it makes both financial and environmental sense for the US and all of its taxpayer-backed financial institutions--including Ex-Im--to stop investing in dirty and dangerous fossil fuels like coal.

Cato Institute reason for voting YES to kill the bill:The Ex-Im Bank's reauthorization buffs contend that Ex-Im fills a void left by private sector lenders unwilling to provide financing for certain transactions. Ex-Im's critics [say that] by effectively superseding risk-based decision-making with the choices of a handful of bureaucrats pursuing political objectives, Ex-Im risks taxpayer dollars. It turns out that for nearly every Ex-Im financing authorization that might advance the fortunes of a single US company, there is at least one US industry whose firms are put at a competitive disadvantage. These are the unseen consequences of Ex-Im's mission.

Source: Supreme Court case 15-S0995 argued on Oct 19, 2015

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