John Thune

United States Senator

Letter from Thune

October 3rd 2014

From Plainsman

Kyle Vander Laan, a sixth-grade home school student in Huron, received a letter from Sen. John Thune, after writing the Senator as part of a social studies project to ask which president he admires most. In Thune’s response, he said he admires Abraham Lincoln for the role he played in uniting the country during the Civil War, and Ronald Reagan, who led the United States to victory when the nation was facing the Cold War.

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South Dakota politicians share info about military academies

October 2nd 2014

From Rapid City Journal

SIOUX FALLS | South Dakota's Congressional delegation is looking for promising high school students to recommend to military academies.

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Thune, Klobuchar request study on economic impact of Midwest rail backlog

October 2nd 2014

From Agri-Pulse

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 - Two U.S. senators are requesting a USDA study on the rail backlog in the Upper Midwest and its economic impact on their states' agriculture, food processing and ethanol industries.

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Urban Indian health care: body, mind, spirit

October 1st 2014

From Argus Leader

Donna Keeler invited South Dakota’s junior senator by her workplace Tuesday morning to dispel a few myths and maybe provide a little enlightenment in the process.

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Combatting the EPA’s Most Costly Regulation in History

September 29th 2014

From Black Hills Pioneer

Since the enactment of the Clean Air Act in 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulated ground-level ozone, commonly known as smog, in urban areas across the country. Forty years later, big cities still struggle to meet the EPA’s smog standards, yet President Obama wants to expand these expensive regulations to rural states like South Dakota. South Dakotans are fortunate to enjoy clean air, and our communities should not be subject to the same federal regulations meant to address smog in places like Los Angeles. That’s why on September 17th, I led a group of my colleagues in introducing a bill to block what is expected to be the mostly costly regulation in the EPA’s history.

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