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Date Title Officials Location
Nov. 12, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Reclassification of the Internet Under Title II of the Communications Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2014 Thune Statement on President's Net Neutrality Announcement Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 24, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Trans-Pacific Partnership Must Protect Cross-Border Data Flows to Grow Digital Economy Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2014 Letter to Secretary Jacob Lew, Chairwoman Janet Yellen, Chairman Martin Gruenberg, Comptroller Thomas Curry, and Chairwoman Debbie Matz - Seeking Information on Cybersecurity Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2014 Johnson, Crapo Seek Information on Cybersecurity Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2014 Johnson Announces $5 Million Grant To SD Technical Institutes Sen. Timothy Johnson Unknown
Sept. 26, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman Federal Communications Commission - Process to Improve Rural Telephone Service Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Demanding Immediate Details on HealthCare.Gov Security Problems Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 12, 2014 Growing Importance of Health IT Sen. John Thune Unknown
Sept. 9, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman Federal Communications Commission - Protect Rural Arkansans from Steep Phone Rate Hikes Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
July 28, 2014 Thune Unveils Rail Service Website Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 24, 2014 Bring Jobs Back Home Act -- Motion to Proceed Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 17, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 16, 2014 Rockefeller, Thune Statement on STELA Reuthorization Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 16, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - At a Tipping Point: Consumer Choice, Consolidation and the Future Video Marketplace Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 15, 2014 Thune Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Block Taxes on Internet Access Overwhelmingly Passes House Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 9, 2014 Thune Statement Ahead of FCC E-Rate Vote Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 9, 2014 Thune Statement Ahead of FCC E-Rate Vote Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 9, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Banking Committee - The Role of Regulation in Shaping Equity Market Structure and Electronic Trading Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
June 25, 2014 Thune Calls for 21st Century Updates to Communications and Internet Policy in Speech to Free State Foundation Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 19, 2014 Bipartisan Group Presses For Floor Action on Permanent Internet Access Tax Moratorium Bill Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 19, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House; Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader; Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader; and Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader - Passing the Internet Tax Freedom Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 5, 2014 Thune Lauds FCC Rural Call Completion Enforcement Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 5, 2014 Johnson Statement on FCC Rural Call Completion Settlement Sen. Timothy Johnson Unknown
May 22, 2014 Internet Tax Freedom Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
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 14, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman Federal Communications Commission - FCC Must Maximize Spectrum Auction Participation and Revenue Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 13, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman Federal Communications Commission - Leave Internet Open and Free Sen. John Thune Unknown
May 6, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Universal Service of Advanced Communications Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
May 6, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Universal Service of Advanced Communications Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 17, 2014 Congressman Cantor Announces Bipartisan Congressional Delegation To Asia-Pacific Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
April 9, 2014 World News - Johnson Introduces Legislation to End Dropped Rural Telephone Calls Sen. Timothy Johnson Unknown
April 4, 2014 Letter to Lawrence Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, National Telecommunications and Information Administration - Answers from Administration on Internet Transition Sen. John Thune Unknown
March 26, 2014 Thune Data Breach Hearing Statement Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 15, 2014 Thune Statement on NTIA's Internet Governance Announcement Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 13, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2014 Udall Praises Reauthorization of Critical Drought Information Program to Protect N.M. Farmers, Ranchers and Communities Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - FCC's Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 19, 2014 Thune Statement on Chairman Wheeler's Announcement Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2014 Thune Statement on NIST Cybersecurity Framework Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 6, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee - Oversight of Financial Stability and Data Security Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Feb. 5, 2014 Johnson, Crapo Continue to Work on Housing Finance Reform Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2014 Agricultural Act of 2014 -- Conference Report Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2014 Thune State of the Net Conference Remarks Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 15, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Future of Unmanned Aviation in the U.S. Economy: Safety and Privacy Considerations Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 14, 2014 Wicker, Thune Statement on Net Neutrality Decision Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2014 Maintaining the Free Flow of Digital Trade Sen. John Thune Unknown
Jan. 9, 2014 Letter to Humayun Chaudhry, President and CEO Federation of State Medical Boards, and Jon Thomas, Chairman of the Board of Directors - Applaud Federation of State Medical Boards Proposal to Advance Telemedicine Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2014 Letter to Humayun Chaudhry, President and CEO Federation of State Medical Boards, and Jon Thomas, Chairman of the Board of Directors - Applaud Federation of State Medical Boards Proposal to Advance Telemedicine Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2014 GOP Senators Express Concern Over HHS IG Report Citing Insufficient Oversight of Electronic Health Record Program Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Data Brokers Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2013 Thune, Wyden Introduce Bill to Promote Strong Rules to Protect the Digital Economy and Global, Open Internet Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - Crafting a Successful Incentive Auction: Stakeholders' Perspectives Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2013 Letter to Federal Aviation Administrator Michael P. Huerta - Request Overdue In-Flight Communications Report Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 13, 2013 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Protect Television Reception Across Rural America Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2013 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Keep Robust Rural Broadband Infrastructure Improvements Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2013 Thune Statement on FAA Electronic Device Recommendation Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2013 Thune Applauds FCC Efforts on Call Completion Problems Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2013 Senators Johnson, Klobuchar, Fischer: FCC Approves Order to Strengthen Enforcement Against Providers Failing to Complete Telephone Calls to Rural Areas Sen. Timothy Johnson Unknown
Sept. 24, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Electronic Health Records Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2013 Johnson on Circulation of Rural Call Completion Order Sen. Timothy Johnson Unknown
Sept. 13, 2013 Blog: Emerging Importance of Health IT Sen. John Thune Unknown
Aug. 1, 2013 Wyden, Thune Seek to Make Permanent Protections Against Unfair Internet Taxes Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 31, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Energy Drinks: Exploring Concerns About Marketing to Youth Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 31, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Cybersecurity Act and the Drought Information Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 25, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Partnership Between NIST and the Private Sector Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 25, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - State of Wireline Communications Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 25, 2013 Wyden, Thune Bill Protects Innovative Digital Goods from Multiple and Discriminatory Taxes Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 18, 2013 Letter to Lawrence Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, Department of Commerce - Spectrum Management Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 17, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - E-Rate 2.0 Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 20, 2013 Senators Toomey, Thune, and King Introduce Data Security Bill Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 18, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - India Intellectual Property Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
June 4, 2013 Hearing of the Communications, Technology, and the Internet Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - State of Wireless Communications Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 29, 2013 Klobuchar, Johnson, Fischer Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Calling for Action to Improve Rural Communications Sen. Timothy Johnson Unknown
May 15, 2013 Thune Statement on Advanced Vehicle Technology Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 24, 2013 Thune Introduces Amendment to Prevent Duplicative, Discriminatory Taxes on Digital Goods and Services Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 24, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - "A Status Update on the Development of Voluntary Do-Not-Track Standards" Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 9, 2013 Hearing of the Communications, Technology, and the Internet Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - State of Rural Communications Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 21, 2013 Thune Calls for More Cleared Wireless Spectrum Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 20, 2013 Thune Commends FCC Commissioner McDowell on Years of Service Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 18, 2013 Thune, Klobuchar Re-introduce Bill to Reduce Hospital Re-admissions through Telehealth Technology Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 12, 2013 Johnson Statement on Rural Call Completion Settlement Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
March 12, 2013 Thune Calls For More Spectrum, Update of Communications Laws Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 7, 2013 Opening Statement of Ranking Member Thune On Cybersecurity Partnership Between Private Sector and Government Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2013 Statement by Senators McCain, Chambliss, and Thune on President Obama's Executive Order on Cybersecurity Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 14, 2013 Johnson: Technical Education Creates Skilled Workforce Sen. Timothy Johnson Sioux Falls, SD
Oct. 11, 2012 Grassley, Thune Continue to Seek Answers on Federal Money to Battery Company With Chinese Investor Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 16, 2012 Delegation Announces Major Upgrade to Sioux Falls Weather Radar Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Aug. 16, 2012 Delegation Announces Major Upgrade to Sioux Falls Weather Radar Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Aug. 16, 2012 Delegation Announces Major Upgrade to Sioux Falls Weather Radar Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 9, 2012 Rep. Noem Applauds U.S. Postal Service's Decision to Keep Rural Post Offices Open Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
March 29, 2012 Hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee - "Developing the Framework for Safe and Efficient Mobile Payments" Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Feb. 7, 2012 FCC Answers Johnson's Call to Fix Phone Problems in Rural Areas Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2012 Letter to Julius Genachowski, Chairman of Federal Communications Commission Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2012 Letter to Julius Genachowski, Chairman of Federal Communications Commission Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Jan. 18, 2012 Letter to Julius Genachowski, Chairman of Federal Communications Commission Sen. Timothy Johnson Sioux Falls, SD
Dec. 13, 2011 Thune Elected to Serve as Republican Conference Chairman Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2011 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 27, 2011 Letter to Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Applying Retrospective Review Towards Net Neutrality Order and Pursuing Cost Benefit Analysis Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
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