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April 27, 2017 Bipartisan Coalition Reintroduces Remote Transactions Parity Act Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
March 31, 2017 Thune Reintroduces Bill to Allow Employers to Assist Employees with Student Loan Debts Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 29, 2017 Thune Introduces Legislation to Improve Cybersecurity Resources for Small Businesses Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 23, 2017 Thune, Cardin Reintroduce Bill to Improve and Modernize S Corporations Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 7, 2017 Thune, Brown Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Simplify Income Tax Collection for Individuals Working in Multiple States Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 31, 2017 Letter to the President - Urging to Include Broadband in any Infrastructure Initiative Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Jan. 30, 2017 Gardner Joins Bill to Protect Family Farms Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 18, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. John Thune, Nomination Hearing on WIlbur Ross Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 7, 2017 President Signs American Innovation and Competitiveness Act Into Law Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 16, 2016 House Approves Gardner-Peters American Innovation and Competitiveness Act Headed to President's Desk Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2016 Senate Approves Gardner-Peters American Innovation and Competitiveness Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2016 Thune: Wilbur Ross Brings Exceptional Business Experience to the Dept. of Commerce Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 29, 2016 Senate Accomplishments and Priorities for the 115th Congress Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 29, 2016 Consumer Review Fairness Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 22, 2016 Upton & Thune Request Pause on Controversial Regulations Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 3, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jacob Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Opposing New Death Tax Regulations Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2016 Sens. Thune, Coats: Americans Deserve Sustained, Robust Growth Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee - Executive Session 'NASA Transition Act, 4 Other Bills' Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of the Dept. of State - Gunsmiths Regulations Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of the Department of State - In Defense of the Second Amendment and Small Businesses Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Aug. 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jacob Lew, Secretary of the Treasury - Trade-Based Money Laundering Proposed Regs Will Hurt U.S. Economy, Stifle Job Creation at Home Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
July 26, 2016 Glacial Lakes Rubber & Plastics Celebrates Grand Opening of New Manufacturing Facility With South Dakota Congressional Delegation Sen. Marion Rounds Unknown
July 26, 2016 Glacial Lakes Rubber & Plastics Celebrates Grand Opening of New Manufacturing Facility With South Dakota Congressional Delegation Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
July 26, 2016 Glacial Lakes Rubber & Plastics Celebrates Grand Opening of New Manufacturing Facility With South Dakota Congressional Delegation Sen. John Thune Unknown
July 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Meredith Attwell Baker, the president and CEO of CTIA - The Wireless Association- Exploring How Wireless Carriers May Reduce Unwanted Calls and Texts Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Thune, Cardin Introduce Bill to Improve and Modernize S Corporations Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Hearing on "How Will the FCC's Proposed Privacy Regulations Affect Consumers and Competition?" Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 11, 2016 Rounds Introduces Bill to Ease Regulatory Burden on Local Banks & Credit Unions Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury - Proposed Regulations Threaten Jobs & Economic Growth Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
June 27, 2016 Noem Talking Business in Rapid City Rep. Kristi Noem Rapid City, SD
June 22, 2016 Washington Examiner - GOP-led Congress Achieves Historic Regulatory Reform of Broken Environmental Law Sen. Marion Rounds Unknown
May 18, 2016 Rounds Statement on Obama Administration's New Overtime Mandate Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 The Daily Republic - SD delegation not happy withnew OT mandate Sen. Marion Rounds Unknown
May 18, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee - Chairman's Opening Statement on "The Telephone Consumer Protection Act at 25:Effects on Consumers and Business" Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 The Daily Republic - SD delegation not happy withnew OT mandate Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
May 18, 2016 The Daily Republic - SD delegation not happy withnew OT mandate Sen. John Thune Unknown
May 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chariman of the Federal Communications Commission - Set Top Box Proposal Opposition Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 Senate Passes Schatz-Thune Legislation To Improve And Grow Tourism In Native Communities Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 18, 2016 America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015 Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 13, 2016 America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015 Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 12, 2016 Hearing of the Waste, Superfund and Oversight Management Subcommittee of Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - American Small Businesses' Perspectives on Environmental Protection Agency Regulatory Actions Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
April 6, 2016 America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015--Motion to Proceed Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 28, 2016 Letter to Administrator McCarthy - Urging EPA to Release Strong Renewable Fuel Standard to Support Homegrown Ethanol Production Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
March 28, 2016 Letter to Administrator McCarthy - Urging EPA to Release Strong Renewable Fuel Standard to Support Homegrown Ethanol Production Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman House Appropriations Committee and The Honorable Rosa Delauro, Ranking Member House Appropriations Committee - Role Back of Labor Action Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Marisa Lago, Assistant Secretary, Department of the Treasury - Chinese Acquisition of Chicago Stock Exchange Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Jan. 29, 2016 ICYMI: The DeLorean is Back! Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2016 The Huffington Post - Sen. Thune and Rep. Issa - Suffer in Silence or Pay Up Sen. John Thune Unknown
Dec. 9, 2015 Statement on DOT's Inclusion of Crash Avoidance Technology in 5-Star Auto Ratings Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 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
Nov. 18, 2015 Commerce Committee Advances Bill to Protect Consumers, Online Reviews Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Noem Leads House in Protecting Tribal Sovereignty on Labor Issues Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Nov. 17, 2015 Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015 Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Hearing on Zero Stars: How Gagging Honest Reviews Harms Consumers and the Economy Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to Mr. Shigehisa Takada, Chairman and CEO, Takata Corportation - Recent Side Airbag Ruptures Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2015 Thune, Schatz, and Moran Introduce Bill to Protect Consumers from Fines for Negative Online Reviews Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 4, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Tom Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Requesting Extension of Comment Period on Proposed DOL Rule Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 4, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Tom Perez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor - Requesting Extension of Comment Period on Proposed DOL Rule Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Aug. 21, 2015 Weekly Column: Boosting Opportunity Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Aug. 17, 2015 Statement on FCC Decision to Strip DISH Network of Auction Discount Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
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. Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2015 Rounds, King Introduce Bill to Give Small Businesses, Community Banks and Credit Unions a Say in CFPB Decision Making Sen. Marion Rounds Pierre, SD
July 30, 2015 Noem Named Hero of Main Street Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
July 8, 2015 Cardin, Thune Submit Business Income Tax Working Group Report to Finance Committee Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 8, 2015 Thune, Cardin Submit Business Income Tax Working Group Report to Finance Committee 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 Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015 Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
May 20, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - TRID Regulation Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
May 15, 2015 Weekly Column: Reliable, Affordable Energy Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
April 16, 2015 Murphy, Thune Reintroduce Bipartisan Jobs Bill to Support Startups, Small Businesses Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 6, 2015 Keloland - Noem Hosts Health Care Round Table Rep. Kristi Noem Sioux Falls, SD
March 31, 2015 Letter to Secretaries Tom Vilsack, Department of Agriculture, and Sylvis Matthews Burwell, Department of Health and Human Services - Call for Sound Science in Dietary Guidelines Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
March 26, 2015 Thune, Brady: Time to End the Death Tax's Hold on Family Businesses, Farms, and Ranches Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 20, 2015 Weekly Column: Obamacare's Five Year Anniversary: More Money, More Problems Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
March 13, 2015 Weekly Column: More Trade Can Bring Opportunity and Peace Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
March 10, 2015 Noem Honored with NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Rep. Kristi Noem Brookings, SD
March 9, 2015 Shop Floor - Noem, Manufacturing Leaders Talk Trade in South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Feb. 21, 2015 Thune Statement on Agreement to End West Coast Ports Dispute Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 13, 2015 With Noem Support, House Passes Permanent Increase to Section 179 for Farmers and Small Businesses Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Feb. 13, 2015 KELO Radio - With Noem Support, House Passes Permanent Increase for Farmers and Small Business Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Feb. 11, 2015 Senators' bill would repeal Obamacare mandates to help employees/employers 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
Jan. 30, 2015 Letter to Robert McEllrath, President of the International Longshore Warehouse Union and James McKenna, Chair and CEO of Pacific Maritime Association - Port Negotiation Resolution Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Jan. 29, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 29, 2015 Thune and Nelson Reintroduce Legislation to Incentivize Auto Industry Whistleblowers who Bring Serious Safety Defects to Light Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 20, 2015 Thune Welcomes South Dakota Business Executive to Testify on Impact of Proposed Internet Regulations Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 16, 2015 Congressional Leaders Unveil Draft Legislation Ensuring Consumer Protections and Innovative Internet Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 14, 2015 Reuters - Congressional Proposal Offers Internet Rules of the Road Sen. John Thune Unknown
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. 12, 2014 Letter to Thomas Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Reclassification of the Internet Under Title II of the Communications Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2014 Thune Statement on President's Net Neutrality Announcement Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2014 Rapid City Journal - Paychecks Buy Less Today than a Year Ago Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Oct. 24, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Trans-Pacific Partnership Must Protect Cross-Border Data Flows to Grow Digital Economy Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2014 Thune Calls on Interior and Commerce Departments to Withdraw Endangered Species Act Rules Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2014 Letter to Scott Darling, Acting Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Adam Sieminski, Administrator of the Energy Information Administration - Requesting Update on Implementation of Home Heating Fuel Bill Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2014 Letter to Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman, and Richard Shelby, Ranking Member, of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tom Udall, Chairman, and Mike Johanns, Vice Chairman, of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee - Keep COOL Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 3, 2014 Washington, Take Note of South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Oct. 2, 2014 Noem Named a Hero of Main Street Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Sept. 29, 2014 Rounds Receives NFIB Endorsement Sen. Marion Rounds Pierre, SD
July 30, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee - Cramming on Wireless Phone Bills: A Review of Consumer Protection Practices and Gaps Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
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