Congressman John Sullivan is a Founding Partner in SBL Strategies, LLC. Prior to SBL Strategies, Congressman Sullivan represented the 1st Congressional District of Oklahoma from 2002 until 2013. He served on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee Leadership Team as Vice Chairman of the Sub Committee on Energy and Power. As a member of the Committee, Congressman Sullivan had a profound impact on issues of energy, healthcare, and telecommunications. John also served in House leadership as Minority and Majority Assistant Whip.
As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Congressman Sullivan introduced, passed, and led several legislative initiatives including:
Passing the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nations Act. This passage forced the EPA to do a cost benefit analysis on programs prior to implementation to determine the impact on jobs, the economy, energy prices, electric reliability, and overall American competitiveness; Authored Nat Gas Act and built a coalition of over 250 businesses large and small, along with local governments in support of the bill. He secured 180 bi-partisan co-sponsors and was a key player in the introduction of a similar measure in the Senate; Led negotiations on the Energy and Commerce Committee, in conjunction with the House Transportation Committee to pass the Pipeline Safety Bill; Passed the E15 Amendment prohibiting the EPA from using any appropriated funds to implement the E15 waiver for fiscal year 2012; Passed the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. This legislation forced the EPA to rewrite draconian rules to minimize costs on producers; Secured over a billion dollars in grants and contracts for the state of Oklahoma.
Prior to his service in Congress, Congressman Sullivan worked in the fields of Energy, Transportation and Real Estate. He served eight years in the Oklahoma State Legislature where he served on the Energy and Regulatory Services, Public Health, Public Safety and Economic Development Committees.
John’s representation areas include corporations, trade associations, cities and townships and municipal entities.