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John Thune's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (SD) - Sr, Republican Majority Conference Chair
Date Title
Dec. 13, 2017 Thune Pushes Forward on Tax Reform in Conference Committee Meeting
Dec. 13, 2017 Tweet - "My bill that would reauthorize and improve a national drought early warning system that's important for South Dakota agriculture cleared a key @SenateCommerce hurdle and is now headed for a vote in the full Senate. More on my bill:"
Dec. 13, 2017 Tweet - "As we continue our work in the House-Senate tax reform conference committee, our principles for providing tax relief for middle-income Americans remain the same: doubling the standard deduction, doubling the child tax credit, and lowering rates."
Dec. 12, 2017 Tweet - "Earlier today, I met with @HHSGov nominee Alex Azar. I appreciated our discussion on rural health care in South Dakota as well as the challenges faced by the Indian Health Service."
Dec. 12, 2017 Tweet - "Glad @POTUS signed the NDAA for 2018 into law. This important legislation sends a strong message to our troops and countries around the world that America is committed to our military and our national defense programs. Thanks to @SenJohnMcCain for his leadership on this bill."
Dec. 10, 2017 Tweet - "America may have been through a rough patch lately, but she is coming back stronger than ever. America led the world in the 20th century, and reforming our outdated tax code will ensure she'll do the same in the 21st century. More in my column -->"
Dec. 8, 2017 We're Standing at the Doorstep of History
Dec. 7, 2017 Tweet - "I introduced legislation this week to reauthorize and improve a national drought early warning system that's important for South Dakota agriculture. "
Dec. 7, 2017 Tweet - "As my colleagues from both chambers and I work together to deliver a tax reform bill that provides relief for middle-income Americans, our shared goals remain the same -- doubling the standard deduction, expanding the child tax credit, and lowering rates."
Dec. 7, 2017 Thune Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Critical Drought Information Program
Dec. 6, 2017 "Restoring America's Place in the World"
Dec. 6, 2017 Tweet - "America has always been about opportunity. A place where you could start from nothing and become anything. The #TaxCutsandJobsAct is about restoring the American Dream."
Dec. 6, 2017 Thune Presses Trump Administration to Prioritize Agriculture in NAFTA Negotiations
Dec. 6, 2017 Tweet - "Honored to be appointed to the tax reform conference committee. I look forward to working with my colleagues from both chambers to ensure that our final product delivers relief for middle-income Americans suffering under our current tax code."
Dec. 6, 2017 Thune Appointed to Committee That Will Negotiate Final Tax Reform Bill
Dec. 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, the Hon. Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Extend Secure Rural School Program
Dec. 5, 2017 Tweet - "Hardworking Americans deserve relief. Tax cuts for middle-income families will allow them to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks. #TaxReform"
Dec. 4, 2017 Finance Committee Republicans Applaud Senate Passage of Historic Tax Reform
Dec. 2, 2017 Stabenow Statement Following Senate Vote on Republican Tax Bill
Dec. 2, 2017 Thune Statement on Senate Passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Dec. 1, 2017 Tweet - "In the time I've been in Washington, my experience is that Democrats like to grow the government, and Republicans like to grow the economy. #TaxReform"
Dec. 1, 2017 Tweet - "Our economy has been growing at a sluggish 2 percent rate for the last eight years. When the economy starts moving at a faster rate, the result is better paying jobs and an increase in wages. #TaxReform"
Dec. 1, 2017 Tweet - "When you create a more favorable environment for investment and job creation, you get more competition and a higher price of labor. When the price of labor goes up, companies have to pay higher wages. This means bigger paychecks for American families. #TaxReform"
Dec. 1, 2017 Tweet - "Our current tax system has the highest business rates in the industrialized world. We lose jobs, businesses, and profits to other countries because the current tax code isn't competitive enough. #TaxReform"
Nov. 30, 2017 Tweet - "The argument that the Senate #taxreform plan is simply a tax cut for the rich is not true. Here's why:"
Nov. 30, 2017 Tweet - "Doubling the standard deduction, doubling the child tax credit, and lowering rates are all benefits that positively impact middle-income Americans. #TaxReform"
Nov. 29, 2017 Tweet - "By making the United States a more attractive place to do business, we create a greater demand for labor, which means more jobs and bigger paychecks. #TaxReform"
Nov. 27, 2017 Letter to Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber Technologies, Inc. - Sen. Moran Seeks Answers on Uber Data Breach
Nov. 21, 2017 Small Businesses are a Not-So-Small Part of South Dakota's Economy
Nov. 20, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce - Conduct Economic Analysis of NAFTA Changes to Ag Sector
Nov. 17, 2017 A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity
Nov. 16, 2017 A Tax Plan to Provide Relief for the Middle-Class
Nov. 16, 2017 Tweet - "Our #TaxReform plan provides incentives for businesses to invest by lowering rates and accelerating cost recovery, two features that will lead to greater economic growth."
Nov. 16, 2017 Tweet - "According to the nonpartisan @jctgov, middle-income Americans would benefit from the Senate #TaxReform plan. Of all the income levels, folks who earn $20,000-$30,000 per year would get the largest percentage tax cut under our plan."
Nov. 16, 2017 Tweet - "Tax relief for middle-income Americans is one step closer to reality."
Nov. 16, 2017 Thune Statement on Senate Finance Committee Passage of Tax Cuts & Jobs Act
Nov. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative - Prioritize Job Creation Over Trade Deficits in NAFTA Renegotiations
Nov. 15, 2017 Young- and Donnelly-Supported Bill Requiring U.S. Amateur Athletic Organizations to Report Sexual Abuse Passes Senate
Nov. 15, 2017 Tweet - "Stagnant wages and lack of opportunities have left many American families stretched thin. #TaxReform will provide them with real relief."
Nov. 14, 2017 Senate Passes Bill Requiring U.S. Amateur Athletic Organizations, Members to Report Sexual Abuse
Nov. 14, 2017 Tweet - "Today I met with Robert Weaver, @POTUS's nominee to be director of @IHSGov, and I expressed my strong concerns about deficient IHS facilities in the Great Plains region. If confirmed, I am committed to working with him to improve this flawed agency."
Nov. 14, 2017 Delegation Meets With Indian Health Service Director Nominee
Nov. 13, 2017 Tweet - "For South Dakotans, #TaxReform means an increase of $2,528 in after-tax income and 2,768 more jobs, according to a recent analysis by @taxfoundation."
Nov. 13, 2017 Tweet - "#TaxReform is about economic growth. We've had abysmal growth rates for the last eight years, and the American people deserve better."
Nov. 11, 2017 Tweet - "The Senate tax reform plan would create 925,000 new jobs and raise wages by 2.9 percent over 10 years, according to a new analysis released by the @TaxFoundation."
Nov. 11, 2017 High Praise from Committee Republicans on Senate Tax Plan
Nov. 11, 2017 Tweet - "According to a new analysis released by the @TaxFoundation, the Senate tax reform plan would create jobs and increase after-tax income for middle-income South Dakotans by $2,528."
Nov. 9, 2017 Senate Tax Reform Plan Would Help Middle-Income South Dakotans, Farmers and Ranchers
Nov. 9, 2017 Tweet - "The American people deserve a tax code that works for them, not against them. That grows their paychecks, instead of shrinking them. That expands their opportunities, instead of eliminating them. And that's exactly what we're going to give them, starting today."
Nov. 9, 2017 Tweet - "Our #TaxReform bill helps American businesses by lowering rates and accelerating cost recovery."
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