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Nov. 20, 2014 Thune Joins Colleagues in Introducing Ebola Visa Ban Legislation 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, Nelson Introduce Legislation to Help Prevent Auto Injuries, Deaths From Faulty Parts by Incentivizing Whistleblowers Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2014 Banking Committee Approves Two Nominees Sen. Timothy Johnson 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
Nov. 13, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee - Nominations Hearing Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
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. 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 Johnson Announces US DOT $12.6 Million TIGER Grant for SD Railroad Sen. Timothy Johnson Unknown
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. 18, 2014 Following Request from Thune, STB Issues Reporting Requirements to Improve Rail Service Sen. John Thune Sioux Falls, SD
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 23, 2014 Senator Johnson Applauds Surface Transportation Board Announcement Sen. Timothy Johnson Unknown
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
May 12, 2014 Letter to Daniel Elliott, Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board - Address Poor Rail Service in Midwest Sen. Timothy Johnson 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 Johnson Holds Hearing on Importance of Public Transit Funding Sen. Timothy Johnson Unknown
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. 16, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee - MAP-21 Progress Report Sen. Timothy Johnson 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 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - Nominations Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder - 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
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
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 Johnson Statement on Obstruction of Important Funding Bill for Transportation and Housing Initiatives Sen. Timothy Johnson Unknown
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 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - "Expanding the Panama Canal: What Does it Mean for American Freight and Infrastructure?" Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 28, 2013 Johnson Highlights Public Transit in South Dakota Field Hearing Sen. Timothy Johnson Sioux Falls, SD
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
March 5, 2013 Letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner - Transportation Cuts Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2012 Letter to Speaker Boehner Sen. Timothy Johnson 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
July 24, 2012 Chairman Johnson Announces More than $3.5 Million for South Dakota Transit Sen. Timothy Johnson 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 29, 2012 Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
June 28, 2012 Johnson Statement on Surface Transportation Agreement Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
June 25, 2012 Grassley, Thune Continue to Seek Answers on Federal Loan to Luxury Car Maker Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 8, 2012 Johnson Statement on the Opening of the Transportation Conference Sen. Timothy Johnson 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 Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
April 13, 2012 Secretary of the Navy Announces Submarine USS South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
March 29, 2012 Johnson, South Dakota Contractors to House: Provide Certainty for Construction Projects Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
March 15, 2012 Letter to Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
March 12, 2012 Johnson on Passage of Surface Transportation Bill Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Feb. 21, 2012 Johnson Holds Public Transportation Roundtable with South Dakota Officials Sen. Timothy Johnson Sioux Falls, SD
Feb. 15, 2012 Johnson Addresses Indian Housing Conference Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2012 Surface Transportation Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2012 Executive Session Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Feb. 6, 2012 Thune Applauds Passage of Long-Term FAA Bill Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 6, 2012 Johnson: FAA Bill Good for South Dakota Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2012 Banking Committee Passes Johnson-Shelby Transit Reform Bill Sen. Timothy Johnson Unknown
Jan. 30, 2012 Johnson, Shelby Release Details of Bipartisan Transit Legislation Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2012 Johnson, Shelby Announce Mark Up of Bipartisan Public Transportation and Iran Sanctions Bills Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Dec. 7, 2011 Letter to President Obama Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Dec. 7, 2011 Thune Introduces Bill to Block European Tax on Flights in U.S Airspace Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2011 Rep. Johnson Renews Call to Limit Congressional Travel Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Oct. 17, 2011 Johnson Announces Funding for DOT Projects in SD Sen. Timothy Johnson Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Tom Latham Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
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