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John Thune's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (SD) - Sr, Republican Assistant Majority Leader (Majority Whip)
Date Title
Jan. 15, 2019 Thune Reintroduces Bill to Prioritize H-2B Visa Allocation to Low Unemployment States
Jan. 11, 2019 Thune to Lead Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
Jan. 11, 2019 Thune: Ready to Hit the Ground Running
Jan. 10, 2019 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Jan. 10, 2019 Delegation Reintroduces Bill to Transfer Federal Land to Custer County, South
Jan. 10, 2019 Thune Joins Lawmakers in Reintroducing Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill
Jan. 9, 2019 Remarks by Vice President Pence After Meeting with Congressional Leadership on Border Security
Jan. 9, 2019 Tweet - "I've fought for years to lay the groundwork to bring the world's fastest internet to South Dakota, and with last night's city council vote, Sioux Falls is officially ready to make 5G internet a reality. Thanks to @paultenhaken for encouraging 5G development in the state."
Jan. 9, 2019 Tweet - "We're facing a humanitarian and security crisis at the border."
Jan. 8, 2019 Tweet - "As I get ready to pass the chairman's torch to new leadership, I wanted to reflect on the humbling and highly rewarding experience I've had over the last four years leading @SenateCommerce."
Jan. 8, 2019 Tweet - "Glad @POTUS signed my bill to update and modernize the National Integrated Drought Information System, a tool S.D. farmers and ranchers depend on to stay up-to-date and fully informed on drought conditions in their area."
Jan. 4, 2019 Tweet - ".@SenPatRoberts has been a terrific colleague and mentor, and his leadership on the Ag Committee has been second to none. Looking forward to all we can accomplish over the next two years, and I wish him well as he prepares for retirement after a long and distinguished career."
Jan. 4, 2019 Tweet - "I hope Democrats will think better of this government shutdown and decide that their national security obligations are more important than catering to the far-left wing of their party."
Jan. 4, 2019 Thune: It's Time to Fund Border Security and End the Shutdown
Jan. 4, 2019 Thune: Principles and Priorities for a New Year
Jan. 4, 2019 Thune: GOP Policies Are Working
Jan. 3, 2019 Thune Announces Committee Assignments for 116th Congress
Jan. 2, 2019 Thune Statement on Confirmation of White House OSTP Director
Jan. 2, 2019 Thune Statement on Confirmation of Patrick Fuchs to the Surface Transportation Board
Jan. 2, 2019 Thune Statement on FCC Confirmations
Dec. 20, 2018 Tweet - "Farm bills and agriculture policy in general have historically been areas where Congress could come together and do the hard work America's farmers and ranchers expect. This year was no different."
Dec. 20, 2018 Tweet - "General Mattis has spent a lifetime serving his country, and he can be proud of his extended and distinguished career. He's led the @DeptofDefense at a critical time and has done so with a steady hand."
Dec. 19, 2018 Senate Unanimously Approves Thune Bill to Reauthorize Critical Drought Information Program
Dec. 18, 2018 SAVE OUR SEAS ACT OF 2017--Continued
Dec. 18, 2018 Tweet - "We need to fund the government, and a critical part of that funding is border security."
Dec. 17, 2018 Tweet - "I've really enjoyed having @SenAlexander as a colleague and mentor during my time in the Senate. Although I am sad he will be leaving at the end of his term, I look forward to having the next two years to continue working with him to make a difference for the American people."
Dec. 15, 2018 Tweet - "Praying for a successful tour and safe return for the B Battery, 1-147th Field Artillery Unit as we send them off at the activation ceremony in Yankton this morning."
Dec. 14, 2018 Letter to Donald Trump - Help Keystone XL Pipeline Get Completed
Dec. 14, 2018 Tweet - "I'm proud to represent South Dakota's farmers and ranchers in Washington, and they're why I left it all on the field when it came to writing and passing the 2018 #FarmBill. More in my column:"
Dec. 14, 2018 Thune and Nelson Applaud Senate Passage of the National Quantum Initiative Act
Dec. 14, 2018 When You Defend Agriculture, You Defend South Dakota
Dec. 13, 2018 Tweet - "The economic benefits of #TaxReform are reaching the people who need them the most."
Dec. 13, 2018 Directing the Removal of United States Armed Forces From Hostilities in the Republic of Yemen That Have Not Been Authorized By Congress--
Dec. 13, 2018 Tweet - "The 2018 #FarmBill will help give South Dakota farmers and ranchers the flexibility, security, and certainty they want and need."
Dec. 12, 2018 Thune Applauds FCC Action on Rural Broadband Deployment
Dec. 12, 2018 Tweet - "After urging @POTUS to boost and strengthen Opportunity Zones in economically distressed communities throughout the country, I'm glad to see he's taking meaningful action. More on my effort with @SenatorTimScott:"
Dec. 12, 2018 Thune and Markey Applaud FCC Reassigned Number Database
Dec. 12, 2018 Thune, Scott Applaud President's Decision to Direct Federal Agencies to Boost Opportunity Zones in Distressed Communities
Dec. 11, 2018 Executive Session
Dec. 11, 2018 House and Senate to Vote on Bipartisan Farm Bill Compromise
Dec. 11, 2018 Senate Approves Bipartisan Farm Bill, Includes Nearly 20 Thune-Authored Provisions
Dec. 11, 2018 Tweet - "Getting a pro-agriculture, pro-farmer #FarmBill to the president has been the goal all along, and with this bipartisan, bicameral compromise, I'm glad we're one step closer to delivering on it. More on my nearly 20 provisions included in the legislation"
Dec. 11, 2018 Tweet - "Big step in the #FarmBill process today. Couldn't have done it without these two by my side. This is Ryan's first farm bill and my fourth, but Lynn has us beat with six. Grateful for all they've done for the S.D. ag community."
Dec. 11, 2018 Tweet - "Glad the Senate overwhelmingly voted to approve the bipartisan #FarmBill. Read more on my nearly 20 provisions included in the bill."
Dec. 9, 2018 CBS "Face the Nation" - Transcript: Campaign Finance
Dec. 7, 2018 Remembering 41
Dec. 7, 2018 Tweet - "Today we remember the men and women who were lost at #PearlHarbor and recognize members of the #GreatestGeneration who answered the call to serve."
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