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July 30, 2015 Thune Statement on Passage of Bipartisan DRIVE Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015--Continued Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 28, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 27, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015--Continued Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015--Motion to Proceed--Continued Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 22, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Nominations Sen. John Thune Unknown
July 21, 2015 The Highway Bill Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 21, 2015 Thune Statement on Bipartisan DRIVE Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 15, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation - Executive Session Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 15, 2015 Commerce Sets Confirmation Hearing for PHMSA Nominee Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 15, 2015 Senate Commerce Approves Multi-Year Transportation Bill with Bipartisan Provisions Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Thune Sets Mark-Up of Transportation Bill with Regulatory and Consumer Protection Reforms Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 25, 2015 Committee Approves Wicker/Booker Railroad Reforms Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 25, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee - Executive Session Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 24, 2015 Rounds Applauds Committee Passage of Six Year Highway Bill Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee - Recalls of Defective Takata Air Bags and NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Efforts Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 Neffenger Confirmation Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 22, 2015 Thune Pledges to Work with TSA Administrator on Agency Challenges Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 19, 2015 Senate Passes Bipartisan Surface Transportation Board Reforms Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 17, 2015 Thune Statement on Reversal of Proposed Carry-On Bag Guidelines Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 10, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Passenger Rail Safety: Accident Prevention and On-Going Efforts to Implement Train Control Technology Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 4, 2015 Senate Commerce Approves Nomination of TSA Administrator Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 2, 2015 Joint Thune and Nelson Statement on TSA Checkpoint Test Failure, Transfer of Acting Administrator Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee - Nomination Hearing Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 Argus Leader: Rounds talks trade and transportation Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
May 19, 2015 Thune Statement on Expansion of Takata Airbag Recalls 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 13, 2015 Thune and Nelson Statement on Deadly Amtrak Derailment Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 8, 2015 Letter to Members of United State Senate - Fully Funding National Infrastructure Sen. Marion Rounds 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 30, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation - U.S. Open Skies Policy Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
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 5, 2015 Klobuchar, Thune Requested Report Outlines Rail Service Challenges in Upper Midwest 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 Commerce Committee Approves Bipartisan Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2015 Thune Speech at National Journal 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. 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 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions 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. 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, 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. 20, 2014 Thune Joins Colleagues in Introducing Ebola Visa Ban Legislation 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 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 15, 2014 Thune Commends STB on Fertilizer Decision 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 Keith Creel, President and CEO of Canadian Pacific - Deteriorating Rail Service Sen. John Thune Unknown
April 2, 2014 Letter to Matthew Rose, Executive Chairman of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway - 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, 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
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