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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
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
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. 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 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 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 Weekly Column: Classified: Careless Rep. Kristi Noem 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 15, 2016 Letter to Meredith Attwell Baker, President and CEO of CTIA - Reduce Unwanted Calls and Texts 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 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 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
Feb. 11, 2016 Bipartisan Trade and Customs Bill Strengthens U.S. Ability to Enforce Trade Laws Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2016 Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Thune Remarks on Future of 5G Wireless Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2016 Rounds Introduces Bill to Help Speed Defense Department Hiring of Cyber Security Professionals Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Bipartisan Team of Senators Introduce Legislation to Expand Telehealth Services, Improve Health Outcomes, and Reduce Costs Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Cardin, Bipartisan Team of Senators Introduce Legislation to Expand Telehealth Services, Improve Health Outcomes, and Reduce Costs Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Thune Statement on EU-US "Privacy Shield" Data Transfer Agreement Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 31, 2016 Dakota War College - The Importance of Staying Connected With You Sen. John Thune Unknown
Jan. 26, 2016 The Huffington Post - Sen. Thune and Rep. Issa - Suffer in Silence or Pay Up Sen. John Thune Unknown
Jan. 21, 2016 Rounds Supports New North Korean Sanctions Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Jan. 20, 2016 Thune Announces Launch of New Senate Website Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Jan. 14, 2016 Thune Urges Administration to Work with Congress on Automated Vehicles Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
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 Commerce Committee Advances Bill to Protect Consumers, Online Reviews Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Joint Commerce Committee Statement on Senate Passage of Bill to Boost Competitiveness of U.S. Space Industry Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
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. 27, 2015 Rounds Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Protect South Dakotans from Cyber Threats Sen. Marion Rounds Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2015 Thune Welcomes Passage of Significant Cybersecurity Bill Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Penny Pritzker, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce and the Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission - Concerns Surrounding Trans-Atlantic Digital Trade Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 9, 2015 Commerce Committee Shares Resources to Improve Online Safety for Cyber Security Awareness Month Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 9, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Penny Pritzker, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce and the Hon. Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission - U.S. E.U. Safe Harbor Agreement Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Thune, Hearing on Removing Barriers to Wireless Broadband Deployment Sen. John Thune 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. 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 Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
Aug. 17, 2015 Statement on FCC Decision to Strip DISH Network of Auction Discount Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Thune Announces Series of Wireless Broadband Hearings Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
July 2, 2015 Weekly Column: Supporting Science in South Dakota Sen. Marion Rounds Unknown
June 25, 2015 Commerce Committee Approves DOTCOM Act to Protect the Open Internet Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 25, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee - Executive Session Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 18, 2015 Thune and Wicker Statement on Lifeline Program Expansion Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Thune on Court Declining to Issue Temporary Stay in FCC Internet Case Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Sens. Thune, Schatz, Wicker and Rubio Introduce DOTCOM Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Rubio, Thune, Schatz, And Wicker Introduce DOTCOM Act Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
June 4, 2015 Thune Statement on FCC's Effective Competition Vote Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
May 20, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee - Executive Session Sen. John Thune Washington, DC
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