John Thune

United States Senator

Obama to make GOP rift much worse: Senator Thune

November 21st 2014

From CNBC

President Barack Obama's planned executive action on immigration is a "big mistake" that will make working with the GOP on other issues more difficult, Sen. John Thune told CNBC on Thursday.

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Senator: Auto recalls should be ‘wake-up call’

November 21st 2014

From The Hill

The string of high-profile vehicle recalls that have been announced this year should spur highway safety regulators to be more aggressive in overseeing the auto industry, a Senate Republican said Thursday.

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Sen. Thune: Air Force airspace training decision close

November 21st 2014

From AirForceTimes

PIERRE, S.D. — The U.S. Air Force is in its "final step" of deciding whether to move forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would help solidify Ellsworth Air Force Base's future in the region, South Dakota U.S. Sen. John Thune said Wednesday.Thune said Air Force officials will make a decision late next month about expanding the Powder River Training Complex, which spans portions of Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas.

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UPDATE 3-Obama nominates NTSB’s Mark Rosekind to lead auto safety regulator

November 20th 2014

From Reuters

Nov 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated transportation expert Mark Rosekind to lead the top U.S. auto safety regulator, which has come under criticism this year for a perceived slow response to major scandals.

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