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John Thune's Public Statements

Full Name: John R. Thune
Office: U.S. Senate (SD) - Jr, Republican Minority Conference Chair
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kimberley; 2 Children: Brittany, Larissa
Birth Date: 01/07/1961
Birth Place: Pierre, SD
Home City: Sioux Falls, SD
Religion: Protestant
Date Title
Issue Position: Immigration
Issue Position: Education
Issue Position: National Security and Foreign Policy
Issue Position: Transportation
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Guns
Issue Position: Judges
Issue Position: Cap & Trade
Issue Position: Taxes
Issue Position: Ellsworth Air Force Base
Issue Position: Energy
Issue Position: Family
Issue Position: Fiscal Responsibility
Issue Position: Veterans
Issue Position: Environment
Issue Position: Protecting Life
Issue Position: Agriculture
Issue Position: Jobs and Economic Growth
Issue Position: Homeland Security
Aug. 18, 2014 Following Request from Thune, STB Issues Reporting Requirements to Improve Rail Service
Aug. 14, 2014 Letter to Senator Mikulski, Senator Shelby, Senator Udall, and Senator Johanns - Stop Postal Service Cuts
Aug. 11, 2014 Thune Tours Big Stone Power Plant, Discusses Costly New EPA Regulations
Aug. 8, 2014 Sounds from the Midway
Aug. 7, 2014 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior - Expanded Access to Federal Offshore Areas is Absolutely Vital
Aug. 3, 2014 Thune on NBC's Meet the Press: Harry Reid Senate a Factory for Show Votes
Aug. 1, 2014 Financial Transparency Critical to Combatting Union Corruption
July 31, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Black Hills Health Care Systems
July 30, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee - Cramming on Wireless Phone Bills: A Review of Consumer Protection Practices and Gaps
July 30, 2014 Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2014
July 30, 2014 Thune Introduces Bill to Require Transparency in Unions' Financial Activities
July 29, 2014 The Hill - Democrats Propose Blacklisting Contractors for Offshore Tax Deals
July 28, 2014 Thune Unveils Rail Service Website
July 28, 2014 Letter to Neil Kornze, Director of the Bureau of Land Management
July 28, 2014 Letter to Neil Kornze, Director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management - Funding for the Wildfire Community Assistance Program
July 25, 2014 Brand USA is Good for South Dakota Tourism
July 24, 2014 Letter to Daniel R. Elliott III, Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board; Debra Miller, Vice Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board; and Ann D. Begeman, Member of the Surface Transportation Board - Include New Metrics on Weekly Rail Grain Order Reports
July 24, 2014 Thune Meets With VA Secretary Nominee McDonald
July 24, 2014 Bring Jobs Back Home Act -- Motion to Proceed
July 23, 2014 Thune Urges Flexibility in School Nutrition Standards
July 23, 2014 Tourism Promotion Bill with Thune Improvements Approved by Commerce Committee
July 22, 2014 Nomination of John W. Degravelles to Be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana
July 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Request for a Major Disaster Declaration
July 17, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D
July 17, 2014 Thune Questions GM and Delphi Executives on Ignition Switch Recall
July 16, 2014 Congress Research Service Centennial
July 16, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - At a Tipping Point: Consumer Choice, Consolidation and the Future Video Marketplace
July 16, 2014 Rockefeller, Thune Statement on STELA Reuthorization
July 15, 2014 Thune Applauds Release of DOT Emergency Funds to Aid Infrastructure Repairs From June Flooding
July 15, 2014 Thune Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Block Taxes on Internet Access Overwhelmingly Passes House
July 15, 2014 Executive Session
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