During his time in Congress, Sullivan has developed a reputation as a hard worker who champions the core conservative values of less government, fiscal responsibility, lower taxes and energy independence.
Sullivan rose through the ranks to earn a seat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee early in his tenure in 2004. In the 112th Congress, Sullivan was tapped to serve as a member of the Energy and Commerce leadership team, where he serves as the second ranking Republican on the Energy and Power Subcommittee. Sullivan also sat on the Environment and Economy, and Oversight and Investigations subcommittees.
Hailing from a leading energy-producing state, and being the only Oklahoman on the Energy and Commerce panel, has given Sullivan the opportunity to play a leading role in developing a comprehensive national energy policy.
He works closely with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who he calls a "very close friend.”
In Their Own Words
"We can get control of the deficit in this country; the spending, the borrowing and the taxing has to stop and we have to concentrate on the economy and getting people back to work."