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Jan. 9, 2018 Tweet - "I couldn't agree more. My MOBILE NOW bill would address spectrum and infrastructure issues critical to deployment of next generation telecommunications throughout the country, including in rural areas. https://www.thune.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=75B5AEA7-234B-457A-8360-3DD43D589C31 …" Sen. John Thune Unknown
Nov. 27, 2017 Letter to Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber Technologies, Inc. - Sen. Moran Seeks Answers on Uber Data Breach Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thune, Hearing on Executive Session Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2017 Hearing of the House Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Hearing on Protecting Consumers in the Era of Major Data Breaches Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Thune, Hearing on Protecting Consumers in the Era of Major Data Breaches Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 3, 2017 For Self-Driving Vehicle Technology, the Future is Now Sen. John Thune Unknown
Oct. 31, 2017 Letter to the Federal Communications Commissioners - Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge FCC to Ensure Access to Affordable Broadband in Rural Communities Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Michael O'Rielly, Mignon Clyburn, Jessica Rosenworcel, Brendan Carr, Federal Communications Commission - Ensure Access to Affordable Broadband in Rural Communities Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2017 Hearing of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Hearing on the Commercial Satellite Industry: What's Up and What's on the Horizon Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 17, 2017 Letter to Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture, Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the EPA, Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the FDA - Promote Innovative Biotech Policy Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Oct. 12, 2017 Thune on Kirstjen Nielsen for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 10, 2017 Letter to Adrian Abramovich, Marketing Strategy Leaders, Inc. - Senators Send Inquiry to Alleged Mastermind of 100 Million Robocalls Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Sens. Thune and Markey Encourage FCC Action On Robocalling Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2017 Senate Confirms FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to New FCC Term Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2017 Executive Calendar--Continued Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2017 Thune Introduces Bipartisan Autonomous Vehicle Legislation Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2017 Thune and Peters Announce Agreement on Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Hearing on Addressing the Risk of Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline Program Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2017 South Dakota Public Utilities Commissioner Testifies at Thune-Led Hearing on the Failures of the FCC's Lifeline Program Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 20, 2017 Rounds Statement on DSU Announcement Sen. Marion Rounds Madison, SD
Aug. 11, 2017 The Future is Within Our Reach Sen. John Thune Unknown
Aug. 3, 2017 Thune Applauds Senate Passage of His MOBILE NOW Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2017 Senate Passes Three Thune-Sponsored Technology and Telecommunications Bills Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2017 Klobuchar, Thune, Tester Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Rural Call Completion Passes Senate Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2017 Mobile Now Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Hearing on Executive Session Sen. John Thune Unknown
July 13, 2017 Thune and Markey Applaud FCC for Exploring Solutions to Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 12, 2017 On This Day of Action, the Internet Needs a Law, Not a Regulation Sen. John Thune Unknown
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 15, 2017 Thune: It's Time to Move Forward With Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 9, 2017 Thune Hosts FCC Chairman Pai in Rapid City Sen. John Thune Rapid City, SD
May 3, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Hearing on Investing in America's Broadband Infrastructure: Exploring Ways to Reduce Barriers to Deployment Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 3, 2017 Sen. Warner Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Telehealth Services Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 27, 2017 Rounds Chairs First SASC Cyber Subcommittee Open Hearing Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
April 26, 2017 Bicameral Leaders Comment on Pai's Internet Regulations Announcement Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 11, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Ajit Pai, Michael O'Reilly, and Mignon Clyburn, Federal Communications Commission - Advance Broadband Deployment in High-Cost Rural Areas Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
April 11, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Ajit Pai, Michael O'Reilly, and Mignon Clyburn, Federal Communications Commission - Advance Broadband Deployment in High-Cost Rural Areas Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 7, 2017 Weekly Column: Opportunity at the Click of a Mouse Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
March 30, 2017 Senate Approves Negotiated Weather Reform Bill with Amendments Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 29, 2017 Thune Statement on FCC Decision to Return Lifeline Program Authority to States Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 28, 2017 SASC Cyber Subcommittee Chairman Mike Rounds Hosts Informal Meeting with Israeli Directorate Sen. Marion Rounds 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 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation - New Transportation Secretary Urged to Prioritize Cybersecurity Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 22, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Hearing on The Promises and Perils of Emerging Technologies for Cybersecurity Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 9, 2017 Rounds, Kaine Introduce Bipartisan DOD Cyber Scholarship Program Act of 2017 Sen. Marion Rounds 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 Hearing of the Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Hearing on Exploring the Value of Spectrum to the U.S. Economy Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 1, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Hearing on Connecting America: Improving Access to Infrastructure for Communities Across the Country Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 13, 2017 Thune and Peters Announce Joint Effort on Self-Driving Vehicles Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 13, 2017 Sens. Peters and Thune Announce Joint Effort on Self-Driving Vehicles Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2017 Letter to Ms. Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo! Inc. - Provide Answers on Yahoo! Data Security Incidents Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. John Thune, Hearing on A Look Ahead: Inspector General Recommendations for Improving Federal Agencies Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Broadband Internet Access and Quality Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2017 Thune, Wicker, and Heller Applaud FCC Transparency Initiative 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 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President - Broadband Connectivity In Infrastructure Proposal Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Jan. 23, 2017 House Passes Noem-Backed Bill to Improve Rural Call Quality and Reliability Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
Jan. 23, 2017 Thune Statement on Pai's Appointment to Lead FCC 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. 11, 2017 Thune Cosponsors Bill to Improve Rural Call Quality and Reliability Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2017 American Innovation and Competitiveness Act Signed into Law Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 3, 2017 Thune Reintroduces MOBILE NOW Act on First Day of 115th Congress Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee - Opening Statement on "Exploring Augmented Reality" Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2016 Thune Statement on FCC IG Report Concluding that Chairman Wheeler Initiated Lifeline Leak Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2016 Thune to FCC: Don't Keep FCC Set-top Box Proposal Secret Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee - Opening Statement on 'Oversight of the Federal Trade Commission' Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2016 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017--Continued Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee - Opening Statement on 'Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission' Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the Hon. Penny Pritzker, Secretary of the Dept. of Commerce - Call for Administration to Reconsider ICANN Internet Transition Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2016 Thune Speaks at South Dakota Technology Showcase Sen. John Thune Sioux Falls, SD
July 15, 2016 Letter to Meredith Attwell Baker, President and CEO of CTIA - Reduce Unwanted Calls and Texts Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
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 15, 2016 Weekly Column: Classified: Careless Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
July 13, 2016 Thune Leads Senate REBOOT Members in Introducing Legislation to Improve Meaningful Use Program Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Thune Leads Senate REBOOT Members in Introducing Legislation to Improve Meaningful Use Program Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015 Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Noem: "Serious Questions' Remain Regarding Clinton's Email Controversy Rep. Kristi Noem 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 29, 2016 Thune-Led Commerce Committee Approves Rural Call Completion Bill Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission - Removing State Authority In Lifeline Program Will Increase Fraud/Abuse Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Thune and Wicker Statements on FCC Open Internet Order Court Decision Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee - Chairman's Opening Statement on "Examining the Multistakeholder Plan for Transitioning the Internet Assigned Number Authority Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Thune Statement on Facebook Response to Questions About "Trending Topics" Bias Allegations Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 Legislation to Encourage Greater Innovation in DoD Cyber Procurement Included in 2017 Defense Bill Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and Mr. Chris Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Service Administrative Company - Consulting Fees Draining Rural Health Care Telecommunications Fund Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
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 29, 2016 Weekly Column: Log in to Safety Rep. Kristi Noem Unknown
April 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Call for the Improvement of Meaningful Use Program for Health IT Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Commerce Approves FCC Reauthorization, Internet of Things Bill, and Five Other Bills Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Warner, Rounds, Beyer, Wittman Act to Encourage Competition & Innovation in DoD Cyber Procurement Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee, Science and Transportation - FCC Reauthorization Bill, Six Other Bills and Nominations Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
April 6, 2016 Rounds Introduces Iran Cyber Sanctions Act Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
March 9, 2016 Mobile Now Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Thune's MOBILE NOW Act Clears Key Senate Hurdle Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Hearing of the Senate committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - Opening Statement of Sen. John Thune - Hearing on the Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2016 Multiple Thune Provisions, Including Permanent Ban on Internet Access Tax, Become Law Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2016 Weekly Column: Innovation Over Regulation Rep. Kristi Noem Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Bipartisan Trade and Customs Bill Strengthens U.S. Ability to Enforce Trade Laws Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 A Victory for the Internet, Entrepreneurs and Consumers: Senate Passes Bill to Ban Internet Access Taxes Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan MOBILE NOW Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
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