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John Thune's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (SD) - Sr, Republican Majority Conference Chair
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Issue Position: Guns
Issue Position: Cap & Trade
Issue Position: Veterans
Issue Position: Fiscal Responsibility
Issue Position: National Security and Foreign Policy
Issue Position: Transportation
Issue Position: Agriculture
Issue Position: Taxes
Issue Position: Immigration
Issue Position: Energy
Issue Position: Education
Issue Position: Homeland Security
Issue Position: Judges
Issue Position: Jobs and Economic Growth
Issue Position: Protecting Life
Issue Position: Environment
Issue Position: Family
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Ellsworth Air Force Base
Sept. 25, 2015 Protecting the Most Vulnerable Among Us
Sept. 23, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Press Chinese on U.S. Agricultural Biotech Approval Delays
Sept. 22, 2015 Thune: We Must Protect the Most Vulnerable Among Us
Sept. 22, 2015 Thune: Democrats Risk National Security to Double Down on Filibuster Strategy
Sept. 18, 2015 President's Energy Agenda Bad for South Dakota
Sept. 17, 2015 Thune: Senate Democrats Choose Partisan Politics Over National Security
Sept. 17, 2015 Thune, Schatz, and Moran Introduce Bill to Protect Consumers from Fines for Negative Online Reviews
Sept. 17, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - Opening Statement of Senator John Thune, Nomination Hearing
Sept. 16, 2015 GAO Report Confirms Need for Positive Train Control Deadline Extension
Sept. 11, 2015 Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Rural Access to Therapy Services
Sept. 11, 2015 Thune Statement on Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks
Sept. 11, 2015 South Dakotans Deserve a Voice on President's Flawed Deal With Iran
Sept. 10, 2015 Thune: Senate Democrats Silence Voices of American People on Iran Deal
Sept. 10, 2015 Thune, Stabenow Praise CMMI Decision to Evaluate Value-Based Insurance Design
Sept. 9, 2015 Nuclear Deal With Iran Bad for U.S.
Sept. 9, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Anthony Fox, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, The Honorable Penny Pritzker, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission - Test Vehicle-to-Vehicle Spectrum Sharing
Sept. 4, 2015 A South Dakota Summer
Sept. 4, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Tom Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Requesting Extension of Comment Period on Proposed DOL Rule
Aug. 28, 2015 Thune Statement on Injunction Blocking Obama EPA's WOTUS Implementation
Aug. 17, 2015 Statement on FCC Decision to Strip DISH Network of Auction Discount
Aug. 11, 2015 The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation issued a midyear report on efforts from the first half of the year and the committee's upcoming agenda. U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Commerce Committee, noted the following in the report: "Since the Senate's fresh start in January, our panel of 24 senators has worked to spur job creation through policies that strengthen our nation's competitiveness in the global marketplace. This report offers an update on what we have accomplished in the first quarter of the 114th Congress and what we will focus on in upcoming months. From our six active subcommittees to the full committee membership, our committee continues efforts to forge a federal government that is more accountable, transparent, and responsive. I look forward to an active committee calendar this fall." Since January, the committee approved 36 bills, held 42 hearings an conducted five legislative markups. In addition, the Senate has passed nine Commerce bills and six additional bills have been included in Senate-passed legislation.
Aug. 6, 2015 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security - Targeting of Second Amendment Rights
Aug. 6, 2015 Rounds, Thune Introduce Bill to Strengthen Military Families' Right to Self-Protection
Aug. 5, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Nominate Commerce Department Inspector General
Aug. 5, 2015 Republicans, Democrats Agree: IRS "Delinquent" With Treatment of Tax-Exempt Organizations
Aug. 4, 2015 Republican-Led Senate
Aug. 4, 2015 Thune, Rounds Introduce Legislation to Authorize Permanent Land Transfer for Expansion of Black Hills National Cemetery
Aug. 3, 2015 Daines Leads 27 Senators in Urging State Department to Halt Misguided ITAR Changes
Aug. 3, 2015 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, and Anthony Dearth, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary - International Traffic in Arms Regulation
Aug. 3, 2015 EPA's Backdoor National Energy Tax a Burden for South Dakota Consumers
Aug. 3, 2015 Thune Bill Would Improve Access, Availability of Rural Health Care
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