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June 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable David Shulkin, Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration - Senators Press VA on Inadequate Progress in Improving Quality, Timely Access to Care Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Sen. Thune Pushes for IHS Accountability Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 V-A to Voluntarily Implement Bipartisan Provision to Enhance V-A Medical Care Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Bicameral, Bipartisan Deal Reached on TSCA Reform Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Barrasso and Thune Introduce Bill to Reform the Indian Health Service Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Delegation Demands Answers From the Indian Health Service Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Rounds Urges Indian Affairs Committee to Consider Audit of Failing IHS System Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and Mr. Chris Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Service Administrative Company - Consulting Fees Draining Rural Health Care Telecommunications Fund Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 Thune Bill Offers Immediate Help for Combatting Zika Virus Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Call for Withdrawal of Proposed Drug Rule for Medicare Part B Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Thune Bill Would Create Independent Oversight Position for Veterans Choice Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Call for the Improvement of Meaningful Use Program for Health IT Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Rounds Introduces Legislation to Help Treat PTSD Among Service Members Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
March 29, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Delay Changes to Medicare's Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
March 18, 2016 Thune, Heitkamp Introduce Bill to Stabilize Access to Medically Necessary Equipment in Rural America Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Newscenter1 - Senate Hopes to Combat Drug Overdoses With New Legislation Sen. John Thune Unknown
March 10, 2016 Rounds Introduces Legislation to Gain VA Financial Accountability Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
March 9, 2016 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Halt Plans to Cut Medicare Advantage Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 4, 2016 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Transparency Regarding Federal Funding Of Planned Parenthood, Affiliates Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 4, 2016 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Transparency Regarding Federal Funding Of Planned Parenthood, Affiliates Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
March 4, 2016 Weekly Column: Invisible Illness Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
March 2, 2016 Rounds Discusses Veterans' Access to Health Care with VFW Representatives during Joint Hearing Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Swift FDA Action to Reduce Birth Defects in the Hispanic Community Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Feb. 11, 2016 Noem Presses HHS Secretary on Tribal Health Care Crisis Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to Rear Admiral Kevin Meeks, Acting Area Director of Great Plains Area Indian Health Service - Request for Monthly Updates Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Possible Contributing Factor to Opioid Crisis Sen. Marion Rounds Unknown
Feb. 5, 2016 Weekly Column: Raising Standards, Saving Lives Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Thune: IHS Leaders Must Be Held Accountable for Systemic Facility Failures Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Rounds Issues Statement from Hearing on Native American Health Care in the Great Plains Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Bipartisan Team of Senators Introduce Legislation to Expand Telehealth Services, Improve Health Outcomes, and Reduce Costs Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Cardin, Bipartisan Team of Senators Introduce Legislation to Expand Telehealth Services, Improve Health Outcomes, and Reduce Costs Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Rounds Participates in Veterans Suicide Prevention Forum Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2016 Committee Approves Thune Provision to Block EPA Regulation of Fishing Tackle Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 20, 2016 Thune: Child Nutrition Bill a Step Forward for Students in South Dakota Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2015 Noem, Pascrell Introduce Legislation Aimed at Improving Medication Adherence for Seniors Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Dec. 17, 2015 Thune, Rounds Introduce Bill to Protect Tribal Veterans' Health Care Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 17, 2015 Thune, Rounds Introduce Bill to Protect Tribal Veterans' Health Care Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Dec. 16, 2015 Noem, Schakowsky Aim to Increase Mental Health Care Access for Medicare Recipients Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Dec. 9, 2015 Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Rural Access to Therapy Services Heads to President for Signature Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 27, 2015 Weekly Column: A Prescription for Rural South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Nov. 19, 2015 Klobuchar, Thune Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Access to Rural Health Care Passes Senate Commerce Committee Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2015 Thune, Heitkamp Ensure Beneficiary Access to Durable Medical Equipment Sen. John Thune Unknown
Nov. 18, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Executive Session -- Multiple Agenda Items Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Letter to ESEA Conference Committee - Youth Suicide in Indian Country Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 In Advance of Veterans Day, Rounds, Colleagues Introduce New Legislation to Improve Staffing at VA Health Centers Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald - Tri-State Delegation Requests Extended Public Comment Period of Reconfiguration of Black Hills Health Care System Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald - Tri-State Delegation Requests Extended Public Comment Period of Reconfiguration of Black Hills Health Care System Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald - Tri-State Delegation Requests Extended Public Comment Period of Reconfiguration of Black Hills Health Care System Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Approach to Suicide Crisis Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Nov. 5, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - IHS's Approach to Suicide Crisis Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Approach to Suicide Crisis Sen. John Thune Unknown
Oct. 29, 2015 Murphy, Thune, Isakson, and Donnelly Introduce Bill to Encourage Healthy Living Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - MLR Payments and PRC Program Sen. John Thune Unknown
Oct. 8, 2015 Rounds Signs on to VETS Act Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Administration Will Keep Lean Red Meat in 2015 Dietary Guidelines Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Daniel R. Levinson, Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General - Request HHS Inspector General Examine Fetal Tissue Research Practices, Planned Parenthood Compliance Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Daniel R. Levinson, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Investigation of Planned Parenthood Tissue Practices Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Daniel R. Levinson, Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General - Request HHS Inspector General Examine Fetal Tissue Research Practices, Planned Parenthood Compliance Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Daniel R. Levinson, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Investigation of Planned Parenthood Tissue Practices Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2015 Weekly Column: Double-Digit Disaster Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Sept. 29, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Adopt Stage Two Modifications for Electronic Health Records Program, Make Rules for Stage Three Final No Sooner Than 2017 Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2015 Letter to The Hon. Shaun Donovan, Director, Office of Management and Budget and The Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services - Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Sept. 11, 2015 Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Rural Access to Therapy Services Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2015 Argus Leasder - Noem sponsors bill to end Planned Parenthood funding Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Aug. 3, 2015 Thune Bill Would Improve Access, Availability of Rural Health Care Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 21, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration - Halt of Obama Plan to use Social Security to Restrict Gun Rights Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
July 20, 2015 Weekly Column: Fighting Diabetes with Research Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
July 14, 2015 Portman, Heinrich, Thune and Bennet Introduce Bill to Streamline Patient Access to Medical Devices Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 24, 2015 Finance Committee Clears Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Rural Access to Therapy Services Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 26, 2015 Recognizing May as Preeclampsia Awareness Month Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
May 26, 2015 Senators Introduce Bill to Improve Medical Payment Models for Rural Health Care Organizations Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 12, 2015 Rounds Introduces Legislation to Streamline Tricare for Service Members and Military Retirees Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
May 6, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Breast Cancer Prevention Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
April 29, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs - New Billing Rule Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
April 17, 2015 Weekly Column: Taxing Tragedies Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
April 10, 2015 Loosening the Belt on School Lunches Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
March 25, 2015 Noem, Cramer, Zinke Offer Bill to Preserve Access to Rural Health Care Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
March 20, 2015 Argus Leader - Noem Plan Would Relax School Food Requirements Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
March 19, 2015 The Hill - House Bill Takes Aim at School Lunch Rules Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
March 18, 2015 South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Noem, USDA Secretary Disagree on School Lunch Nutrition Standards Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
March 18, 2015 Black Hills Fox - Noem Files School Lunch Reform Bill Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
March 10, 2015 Thune, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Provide Licensure Clarity for Sports Medicine Professionals Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 9, 2015 Baldwin, Thune Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Costs and Increase Efficiency in Healthcare Delivery Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 9, 2015 Baldwin, Thune Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Costs and Increase Efficiency in Healthcare Delivery Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2015 Thune and Warner Introduce Reforms to Combat Medicare Fraud Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2015 Delegation Meets with VA Secretary to Urge Reconsideration of Proposal to Close Hot Springs VA Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Choice Card Program Sen. John Thune Unknown
Feb. 20, 2015 KELO Radio - SD Delegation Against New Dietary Guidelines Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Feb. 20, 2015 KELO Radio - SD Delegation Against New Dietary Guidelines Sen. Marion Rounds Unknown
Feb. 20, 2015 KELO Radio - SD Delegation Against New Dietary Guidelines Sen. John Thune Unknown
Feb. 10, 2015 Delegation Urges VA Secretary to Withdraw Plans to Close Hot Springs VA from Obama Admin. Budget Proposal Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 30, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - HealthCare.gov Security Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 29, 2015 Letter to John Koskinen, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service - Wasteful Spending at IRS Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2015 Moran, Tester, Thune Introduce Bill to Preserve Rural Therapy Care Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2014 Senate Passes Bill to Preserve Rural Access to Therapy Services Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2014 Thune Joins Colleagues in Introducing Ebola Visa Ban Legislation Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 7, 2014 Honoring Our Nation's Heroes Sen. John Thune Unknown
Oct. 24, 2014 Newsletter: Costly Policies Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Oct. 23, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Using Civil Reserve Air Fleet to Aid Ebola Efforts Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
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