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July 14, 2016 Letter to Elon Musk, Chairman and CEO of Tesla Moters - Autopilot Technology Sen. John Thune Unknown
July 13, 2016 Congress Sends Pro-Security Aviation Bill to the President's Desk Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Thune Announces Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement on Aviation Bill Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 House and Senate Leaders' Joint Statement on FAA Extension Agreement Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee - Chairman's Statement on "Implementation of the FAST Act" Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 31, 2016 Thune: New GAO Aviation Security Report Underscores Need for House Action on Senate's Security Focused Aviation Bill Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 22, 2016 Bipartisan Aviation Bill Reaches New Heights Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee, Science and Transportation - FCC Reauthorization Bill, Six Other Bills and Nominations Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Commerce Leaders Praise Passage of Security-Focused, Passenger-Friendly FAA Bill Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Senate Passes Thune's Bipartisan Aviation Bill, Including Major Security Reforms Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 13, 2016 America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015 Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 7, 2016 America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015 Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 7, 2016 Thune Provisions to Enhance Airport Security Added to Bipartisan FAA Legislation Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 6, 2016 America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015--Motion to Proceed Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 6, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Science, Commerce and Transportation Committee - Transportation Security: Protecting Passenger and Freight Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 16, 2016 Executive Session - FAA Reauthorization Bill, Nomination Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, "Hands Off: The Future of Self-Driving Cars" -Thune Opening Statement Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Making Air Travel a Little Less Stressful Sen. John Thune Unknown
March 9, 2016 FAA Reauthorization Bill Would Protect Consumers, Help General Aviation Community Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Thune Discusses STB Reform Implementation With Chairman Dan Elliott Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Thune Statement on House Introduction of FAA Legislation Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 29, 2016 ICYMI: The DeLorean is Back! Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 14, 2016 Thune Urges Administration to Work with Congress on Automated Vehicles Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2016 Black Hills Pioneer - New Year, Same Priorities Sen. John Thune Unknown
Dec. 11, 2015 Delivering On Our Promise to the American People Sen. John Thune Unknown
Dec. 10, 2015 Next Stop for Thune's Bipartisan STB Reforms: President's Desk Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2015 Thune Applauds House Passage of Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2015 Weekly Column: A Long-Term Highway Bill for South Dakota Sen. Marion Rounds Unknown
Dec. 9, 2015 Commerce Committee Approves Legislation to Tighten Screening for Airport Workers Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 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
Dec. 9, 2015 Statement on DOT's Inclusion of Crash Avoidance Technology in 5-Star Auto Ratings Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 4, 2015 Senate Passes Thune Bill to Reauthorize Successful Sport Fish and Boating Fund Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Rounds: Long-Term Highway Bill Brings Certainty to Transportation Projects, Restores Crop Insurance Cut Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Thune Statement on Passage of Bipartisan, Five-Year Transportation Bill Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Noem Helps Drive Long-Term Highway Bill through the House Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Dec. 3, 2015 Thune Statement on Passage of Five-Year Transportation Bill Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 - Conference Report Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2015 Thune and Nelson Statements on Five-Year Surface Transportation Bill Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2015 Lincoln Journal Star - Working Together on the Future of Commerce Sen. John Thune Lincoln, NE
Nov. 6, 2015 Keeping America's Trains Moving Sen. John Thune Unknown
Oct. 29, 2015 Thune Statement on Enactment of Legislation to Continue Highway Funding, Avert a Railroad Shutdown Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 Thune Statement on Passage of Legislation to Avert Railroad Shutdown Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 Positive Train Control Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Thune Statement on U.S. DOT Grant Funding for South Dakota Rail Projects Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Noem: Support for South Dakota Rail is Good News for Producers, Shippers, and Economy Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Sept. 30, 2015 Military Construction, the Department of Vetreans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Thune Statement on House Introduction of Bill to Avert a Rail Service Shutdown Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Military Construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 -- Motion to Proceed Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader and The Honorable Harry Field, Minority Leader - Ensure Safety of Freight and Passenger Rail Operations Without Creating Lapse in Service Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Implementation of Positive Train Control Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Sept. 16, 2015 GAO Report Confirms Need for Positive Train Control Deadline Extension Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 28, 2015 Weekly Column: Infrastructure Investments: Building blocks for a healthy economy Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
July 30, 2015 Thune Statement on Passage of Bipartisan DRIVE Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 30, 2015 Commerce Committee Transportation Reforms Approved in Multi-Year Bill 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 Senate Commerce Approves Multi-Year Transportation Bill with Bipartisan Provisions Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 15, 2015 Commerce Sets Confirmation Hearing for PHMSA Nominee 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 Neffenger Confirmation Sen. John Thune 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 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 Argus Leader: Rounds talks trade and transportation Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee - Nomination Hearing Sen. John Thune 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 Thune, Nelson Applaud Senate Passage of Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 28, 2015 Statement on Nomination of TSA Administrator 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 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. 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
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