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May 21, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee - Nomination Hearing Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 19, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee - FAA Reauthorization: Air Traffic Control Modernization and Reform Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 19, 2015 Thune Statement on Expansion of Takata Airbag Recalls Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 13, 2015 Thune and Nelson Statement on Deadly Amtrak Derailment Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 6, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee - Nomination Hearings Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 1, 2015 Thune and Shuster Statement on DOT's Crude-by-Rail Announcement Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 28, 2015 Statement on Nomination of TSA Administrator Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 28, 2015 Thune, Nelson Applaud Senate Passage of Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 25, 2015 Commerce Committee Approves Five Bills and Three Nominations Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Noem Introduces Legislation to Prevent FWS from Listing Long-Eared Bat as an Endangered Species Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
March 19, 2015 Thune and Nelson Introduce Bipartisan Freight Rail Reform Bill Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 17, 2015 Letter to Melvin Carraway, Acting Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration - Screening of Employees at Airports Sen. John Thune Unknown
March 2, 2015 Letter to Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - FAA Vulnerabilities Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Executive Session Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2015 Thune Speech at National Journal Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2015 Commerce Committee Approves Bipartisan Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 20, 2015 Commerce Committee Leaders: "Takata Must Do Everything Possible to Aid Federal Safety Regulators' Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 19, 2015 Amid Labor Dispute, Congressional Leaders Urge President Obama to Keep Ports Open to Commerce Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 18, 2015 Letter to President Obama - West Coast Port Labor Dispute Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 5, 2015 Rubio, Thune, and Nelson Introduce Legislation to Set a National Standard for Small Vessel Discharges Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 29, 2015 Thune and Nelson Reintroduce Legislation to Incentivize Auto Industry Whistleblowers who Bring Serious Safety Defects to Light Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 29, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Freight Rail Transportation: Enhancing Safety, Efficiency, and Commerce Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Nomination of Administrator to the Transportation Security Administration Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 22, 2015 Thune Announces Commerce Committee Hearing to Examine Freight Rail Transportation Challenges Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 21, 2015 Committee Hearing to Examine Freight Rail Transportation Challenges Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2015 Thune Officially Designated as Commerce Chairman and Announces Subcommittee Chairmen Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 4, 2015 FOX "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" - Transcript: 114th Congress Sen. John Thune Unknown
Dec. 3, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Transportation Safety Nominations Hearing Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2014 Thune Joins Colleagues in Introducing Ebola Visa Ban Legislation Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2014 Thune, Nelson Introduce Legislation to Help Prevent Auto Injuries, Deaths From Faulty Parts by Incentivizing Whistleblowers Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Examining Takata Airbag Defects and the Vehicle Recall Process Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2014 Thune Statement on NHTSA Nomination Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 14, 2014 Working to Address South Dakota's Transportation Needs Sen. John Thune Unknown
Oct. 29, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Ending Nearly Yearlong Vacancy at Helm of NHTSA Sen. John Thune 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. 8, 2014 Thune Applauds New STB Transparency Reporting Requirements For Railroads Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 3, 2014 Rounds Supports Keystone Solution Sen. Marion Rounds Pierre, SD
Oct. 1, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Reporting on Economic Impact of Rail Service Challenges Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2014 Rail Service Challenges Provide Opportunity to Address Needed Reforms Sen. John Thune Unknown
Sept. 17, 2014 Thune STB Reform Bill Passes Commerce Committee Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2014 Thune Announces Commerce Committee Markup of STB Reform Bill Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 10, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Freight Rail Service: Improving the Performance of America's Rail System Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 5, 2014 Rockefeller, Thune to Introduce Bill to Strengthen the Surface Transportation Board Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 4, 2014 Thune Submits Comments on South Dakota Rail Service Concerns for Fargo STB Hearing Sen. John Thune Unknown
Sept. 2, 2014 Thune Announces Commerce Committee Hearing on Rail Service Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 22, 2014 Newsletter: Weekly Column: Addressing the Barricade Between Field and Market Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Aug. 21, 2014 First Senate Debate Shows Big Differences Sen. Marion Rounds Mitchell, SD
Aug. 18, 2014 Following Request from Thune, STB Issues Reporting Requirements to Improve Rail Service Sen. John Thune Sioux Falls, SD
Aug. 2, 2014 Argus Leader - Four Candidates for Senate Differ on Highway Funding Sen. Marion Rounds Unknown
July 28, 2014 Thune Unveils Rail Service Website Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
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 Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 23, 2014 Tourism Promotion Bill with Thune Improvements Approved by Commerce Committee Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 18, 2014 Weekly Column: Reconstructing the Highway Trust Fund Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
July 15, 2014 Thune Applauds Release of DOT Emergency Funds to Aid Infrastructure Repairs From June Flooding Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 7, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Surface Transportation Reauthorization: Progress, Challenges, and Next Steps Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 29, 2014 Thune Encourages South Dakotans to Attend STB Rail Service Meetings Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 15, 2014 Thune Commends STB on Fertilizer Decision Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 15, 2014 Letter to Rodney O'Neal, Chief Executive Officer and President of Delphi Automotive - Rockefeller, McCaskill, Thune, Heller Seek Information Regarding Delphi's Role in GM Recalls Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 10, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - South Dakota Rail Service Issues Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 4, 2014 Working to Address South Dakota's Rail Service Issues Sen. John Thune Unknown
April 3, 2014 Following Pressure from Thune, EU Delays Illegitimate Tax on International Flights Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 2, 2014 Letter to Matthew Rose, Executive Chairman of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway - Deteriorating Rail Service Sen. John Thune Unknown
April 2, 2014 Letter to Keith Creel, President and CEO of Canadian Pacific - Deteriorating Rail Service Sen. John Thune Unknown
March 13, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee - The U.S. Aviation Industry and Jobs: Keeping American Manufacturing Competitive Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 6, 2014 Hearing of the Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee - Enhancing Our Rail Safety: Current Challenges for Passenger and Freight Rail 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
Dec. 5, 2013 Letter to Federal Aviation Administrator Michael P. Huerta - Request Overdue In-Flight Communications Report Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Nominations Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2013 Letter to Eric Holder, US Attorney General - Proposed Airline Merger Settlement Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2013 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation and Duane Woerth, Ambassador of the US Mission to ICAO and Todd Stern, Special Envoy for Climate Change and Julie Oettinger, Assistant Administrator of the Department of State - Global Approach to Aviation Emissions Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2013 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation, Julie Oettinger, Assistant Administrator of the US Department of State, Duane Woerth, Ambassador of the US Mission to the International Civil Aviation Organization, and Todd Stern, Special Envoy for Climate Change - Hold Line on Aircraft Emission Taxes Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2013 Thune Statement on FAA Electronic Device Recommendation Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2013 Letter to Ambassador Duane Woerth, US Mission to ICAO; Assistant Administrator Julie Oettinger, FAA; & Todd Stern, US Dept of State - EU ETS Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2013 Following DOE's Fisker Announcement, Thune Calls on Senate to Eliminate the Green Vehicle Manufacturing Loan Program Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 12, 2013 Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 9, 2013 The Importance of Affordable, Reliable Commercial Airline Service Sen. John Thune Unknown
Aug. 1, 2013 Thune Introduces Positive Train Control Extension Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 24, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Cruise Industry Oversight Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 24, 2013 Column - Summer Travel Should Not Mean Pain at the Pump Sen. John Thune Unknown
May 22, 2013 Thune Statement on Secretary of Transportation Confirmation Hearing Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 7, 2013 Thune & Shuster Question Whether FAA Has Explored All Cost Savings Before Punishing Employees and Traveling Public Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 2, 2013 Letter to Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation, and Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - Preserve Contract Tower Funding Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 1, 2013 Thune Praises Air Force Plan to Partially Restore B-1 Training Flight Hours Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 29, 2013 Thune Statement on Foxx Nomination Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 25, 2013 Senate Passes Bill to Provide FAA with Sequester Flexibility Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 12, 2013 Letter to the Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration Michael P. Huerta - Safety Concerns About FAA Shutting Down Towers Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 12, 2013 Letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta - Address Safety in Control Tower Closures Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 10, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Expanding the Panama Canal: What Does it Mean for American Freight and Infrastructure? Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 22, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood - Tower Closures Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 7, 2013 Letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood - Has Explored All Cost Savings Before Punishing Employees and Traveling Public Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2012 Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012 Motion to Proceed--Continued Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 31, 2012 Committee Approves Thune Bill to Block European Tax on Flights in U.S. Airspace Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 29, 2012 Rep. Noem Votes to Reauthorize Funding for Transportation Projects, Keep Student Loan Interest Rates Low Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
June 25, 2012 Grassley, Thune Continue to Seek Answers on Federal Loan to Luxury Car Maker Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 13, 2012 Secretary of the Navy Announces Submarine USS South Dakota Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 13, 2012 Secretary of the Navy Announces Submarine USS South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2012 Surface Transportation Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
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