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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
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. 17, 2015 Thune, Rounds Introduce Bill to Protect Tribal Veterans' Health Care Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Dec. 17, 2015 Thune, Rounds Introduce Bill to Protect Tribal Veterans' Health Care Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
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 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. 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. 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 Administration Will Keep Lean Red Meat in 2015 Dietary Guidelines Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Rounds Signs on to VETS Act 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. 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, 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. 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 Black Hills Fox - Noem Files School Lunch Reform Bill 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 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. John Thune Unknown
Feb. 20, 2015 KELO Radio - SD Delegation Against New Dietary Guidelines Sen. Marion Rounds 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
Oct. 17, 2014 Newsletter: Tackling Diabetes Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Oct. 17, 2014 Travel Ban Will Better Protect Americans From the Spread of Ebola Sen. John Thune Unknown
Oct. 15, 2014 Thune & Shuster Call for Travel Ban in Response to Ebola Outbreak Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2014 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation, and Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Calling for Travel Ban in Response to Ebola Outbreak Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 10, 2014 Newsletter: Think Pink Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Considering Rural Impact Before Finalizing Health Care Policies Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 12, 2014 Growing Importance of Health IT Sen. John Thune Unknown
Sept. 9, 2014 House Passes Companion to Thune's Bill to Preserve Rural Access to Therapy Services Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 19, 2014 Hearing Draws Large Crowd Rep. Kristi Noem Hot Springs, SD
Aug. 19, 2014 Chairman Impressed With Hot Springs Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Aug. 6, 2014 Noem Announces Congressional Hearing on Hot Springs VA Hospital Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
July 31, 2014 House Passes Noem-Backed Legislation to Reduce Duplicative Regulations Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
July 31, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Black Hills Health Care Systems Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Black Hills Health Care Systems Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
July 30, 2014 Noem and U.S. House Move to Finalize VA Reform Agreement Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
July 30, 2014 Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2014 Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 24, 2014 Thune Meets With VA Secretary Nominee McDonald Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 24, 2014 Bring Jobs Back Home Act -- Motion to Proceed Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 23, 2014 Thune Urges Flexibility in School Nutrition Standards Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 22, 2014 Nomination of John W. Degravelles to Be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 15, 2014 Executive Session Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 5, 2014 Thank You for Your Support Sen. Marion Rounds Unknown
June 27, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Medicare Part D Policy Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 10, 2014 Executive Session Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 9, 2014 Noem Statement on Newly Released Department of Veterans Affairs Audit Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
June 4, 2014 Thune Joins GOP Colleagues in Supporting Bill to Improve Veteran Choice in Health Care Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 3, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Thune on Shinseki Resignation: Necessary First Step, But Crisis Doesn't End There Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Noem Calls for VA Secretary Shinseki to Step Down, Says the Country Has Seen Enough Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
May 28, 2014 Following Phoenix VA IG Report, Thune Again Calls for Nationwide Investigation Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 22, 2014 Letter to Carl Levin, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations, and John McCain, Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations - Regarding Investigation into Veteran's Healthcare System Sen. John Thune Unknown
May 22, 2014 GOP Senators Welcome Administration's Major Reversal on Electronic Health Records Deadlines Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 Following Pressure From Thune, CMS Backs Off Unrealistic Electronic Health Record Requirements Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 Thune: Tough Words Aren't Enough Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Release Details of South Dakota VA Wait Times Sen. John Thune Unknown
May 20, 2014 The Economy Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 13, 2014 Thune Blasts Administration Plans to Press Forward with Hot Springs VA Closure Amid Recent VA Scandals Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 12, 2014 Thune Calls for Independent Nationwide VA Investigation Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 30, 2014 Noem Leads House in Barring VA from Funding EIS Studies on Facilities like the Hot Springs VA Hospital Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
April 8, 2014 Thune, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Provide Licensure Clarity for Sports Medicine Professionals Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
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