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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." Sen. John Thune Unknown
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. Sen. John Thune Unknown
Nov. 8, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thune, Hearing on Executive Session Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2017 Rounds Statement on EPA Advisory Committee Directive Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2017 Thune Talks Transportation, Cyber, and Border Security Challenges with Department of Homeland Security Nominee Kirstjen Nielsen Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 19, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader - Senators Pledge Support for Turning Senate on Full Time Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Oct. 16, 2017 Rounds Statement on EPA Decision to End "Sue & Settle" Practices Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2017 Trump Signs Noem's Women, Peace and Security Act Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Oct. 2, 2017 Senate Confirms FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to New FCC Term Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2017 Thune Introduces Bill to Reform TSA Aviation Security Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2017 Thune Introduces SDSU Graduate and USDA Nominee Steve Censky at Confirmation Hearing Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 12, 2017 Rounds Introduces Bill to Strengthen Transparency, Sound Science at EPA Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2017 Here to Serve You Sen. John Thune Unknown
Aug. 17, 2017 Letter to John Koskinen, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner - Stop Rehiring Employees with History of Misconduct Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Aug. 11, 2017 The Future is Within Our Reach Sen. John Thune Unknown
Aug. 3, 2017 Senate Confirms Commerce Committee Presidential Nominations Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2017 Hearing of the Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight Subcommittee of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Rounds, Hearing on Oversight of the US Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund Program Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
July 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - CASAC Nominations Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
July 27, 2017 Noem Seeks to Bring Greater Integrity to IRS Hiring with New Legislation Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
July 26, 2017 Thune Meets with FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 20, 2017 At Thune's Request, Additional South Dakota CRP Acres are Now Open to Emergency Haying and Grazing Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 10, 2017 USDA Approves Another Request to Help Drought-Stricken Livestock Producers Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Senators Call for Cancellation of August Recess Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
June 30, 2017 Thune Applauds Commerce Committee Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 29, 2017 Thune Statement on GAO Findings of Massive Fraud and Waste in FCC's "Lifeline' Phone Program Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 21, 2017 Debate Begins on Noem's IHS Reform Bill Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
June 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Cms Announces Complex Rehab Technology Change in Response to Congressional Letter Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
June 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy - Colleagues Oppose Proposal To Auction Off DOE Transmission Assets Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
June 7, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Hearing on FAA Reauthorization: Administration Perspectives Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 30, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Lindsey Graham, Chairman of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs - Fiscal Year 2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
May 30, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Lindsey Graham, Chairman of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs - Fiscal Year 2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 25, 2017 Barrasso, Thune, Hoeven Introduce Bill to Increase Accountability and Transparency at the Indian Health Service Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 19, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Executive Order on National Monumnets Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
May 18, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Markup on Executive Session: Coast Guard Authorization Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Samantha Dravis, Regulatory Reform Officer and Associate - Letter to EPA on Regulatory Review Process Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
March 30, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Armed Forces Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Hearing on the Nomination of Heather A. Wilson to be Secretary of the Air Force Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 30, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Armed Forces Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Rounds, Hearing on the Nomination of Heather A. Wilson to be Secretary of the Air Force Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
March 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation - New Transportation Secretary Urged to Prioritize Cybersecurity Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce - New Commerce Secretary Urged to Prioritize Cybersecurity Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 8, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Hearing on Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 2, 2017 Thune Reintroduces Bill to Eliminate Government Competition With Private Industry Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 1, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. John Thune, Hearing on A Growth Agenda: Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2017 Weekly Column: Nothing Less than a Miracle Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Jan. 10, 2017 Commerce Postpones Confirmation Hearing for Secretary of Commerce Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2017 Weekly Column: Ending the Reign of Regulators Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Jan. 6, 2017 With Noem Support, House Passes New Restraints on Federal Regulators Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Dec. 23, 2016 Weekly Column: A New Season Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Dec. 16, 2016 Weekly Column: A Look Back at the 114th Congress Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Nov. 28, 2016 Senate Sends Legislation Protecting Consumer Reviews to President Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2016 Plenty to be Thankful for This Year Sen. Marion Rounds Unknown
Nov. 10, 2016 Thune Statement on 2016 Elections Sen. John Thune Souix Falls, SD
Nov. 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Demanding EPA Use Sound Science Rep. Kristi Noem Lafayette, LA
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to the Hon Ashton Carter, Secretary, Department of Defense - Regarding Recoupment of Bonuses Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jacob Lew, Secretary of the Treasury and the Hon. Shaun Donovan, Director, Office of Management adn Budget - Do Not Finalize Section 385 Regulations in Haste Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2016 Thune Statement on Commerce IG Report on "Globetrotting Obama official' Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 7, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Mac Thornberry, Jack Reed, Adam Smith, Chairmen and Ranking Members, Congressional Armed Services Committees - Regarding Women Registering for Selective Service Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Questioning EPA Transparency on Administration's Litigation and Regulatory Actions Sen. Marion Rounds 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
June 30, 2016 Weekly Column: This Fourth of July is a Time to Reflect on What's Important Sen. Marion Rounds Unknown
June 29, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee- Executive Session - American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, Other Items, Opening Statement Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Demand for Answers on EPA's Harmful Energy Regulations Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
June 15, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation- Executive Session - Small Business Broadband Deployment Act and Other Items, Opening Statement Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Thune and Wicker Statements on FCC Open Internet Order Court Decision Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable David Shulkin, Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration - Senators Press VA on Inadequate Progress in Improving Quality, Timely Access to Care Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Sen. Thune Pushes for IHS Accountability Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice - Call for Full Implementation Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Bicameral, Bipartisan Deal Reached on TSCA Reform Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
April 22, 2016 Weekly Column: Commonsense Accountability Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
April 21, 2016 Ensuring Integrity in the Irs Workforce Act of 2015 Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 House Passes Noem's IRS Workforce Integrity Bill Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Management of EPA Funds Spent on Lobbying Efforts Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Providing Internal Revenue Service Publication 17 Free to Taxpayers Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Prohibiting the Use of Funds By Internal Revenue Service to Target Citizens of the United States Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
April 13, 2016 Noem's IRS Workforce Integrity Bill Advances Unanimously Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
April 13, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
March 31, 2016 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight of the Senate Environment and Public Works - Senator Rounds Opening Statement at Subcommittee Hearing on Missouri River Management Sen. Marion Rounds North Sioux City, SD
March 23, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service - Combat Improper Payments Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2016 Five FCC Commissioners to Testify March 2 Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Thune Statement on House Introduction of FAA Legislation Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Gina McCarthy, Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Statements on Gold King Mine Spill Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2015 Noem: EPA Must be Held Accountable for Breaking the Law Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - GAO Review of Political Appointee Conversions to Federal Civil Service Positions Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 12, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Lack of Transparency Concerning the Release of Guantanamo Detainees Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Extended Public Comment Period Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Extended Public Comment Period Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Extended Public Comment Period Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 3, 2015 Federal Water Quality Protection Act -- Motion to Proceed Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 30, 2015 Culture Change Needed at the IRS Sen. John Thune Unknown
Oct. 28, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Nomination Hearing - Jessica Rosenworcel to be FCC Commissioner Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary, United States Department of Labor - Withdraw Anhydrous Ammonia Retail Facility Ruling Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Oct. 9, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Hold Benefits Bureaucrats Accountable for "Shockingly Unethical' Misuse of Funds Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Oct. 9, 2015 Weekly Column: Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Noem, Roskam Aim to Improve Integrity of IRS Workforce with New Legislation Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Oct. 8, 2015 Rounds: Senate Democrats Continue to Block Appropriations Process Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Rounds: Latest Democrat Filibuster of Appropriations Legislation Hurts South Dakota Veterans Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Prepaid Account Rule Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Prepaid Account Rule Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2015 Letter to The Hon. Shaun Donovan, Director, Office of Management and Budget and The Hon. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services - Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Sept. 22, 2015 Rounds: Democrats Continue to Filibuster Appropriations Bills Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to The Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Hiring Practices Sen. Marion Rounds Unknown
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