John Thune

United States Senator

Our Veterans Deserve Better

May 19th 2014

From Black Hills Pioneer

Several weeks ago, stories began to emerge about administrators at the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital in Phoenix falsifying medical records to cover-up delays in care to veterans. The story also highlighted a number of preventable deaths of veterans who were victims of the secret wait lists. Since then, similar stories in states throughout the country have come to light about employees using comparable tactics to conceal backlogs.

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Republicans and Telecom CEOs Threaten Legal War If FCC Makes the Internet a Utility

May 15th 2014

From National Journal

Liberal advocacy groups are begging the Federal Communications Commission to turn broadband Internet into a heavily regulated public utility. And FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is starting to indicate that he will hesitantly, cautiously consider the option.

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Improved rail service is a start, S.D. senators say

May 15th 2014

From Argus Leader

WASHINGTON – South Dakota lawmakers sayBNSF and Canadian Pacific need to do more to restore service back to normal for area shippers, with the state’s lone Democrat in Washington pushing the regulatory body overseeing the country’s railroads to take more action if things do not improve soon.

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Thune Offers Amendments to Provide ObamaCare Relief to Long-term Unemployed, Stop Collection of Indi

May 15th 2014

From Insurancenewsnet.com

U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota) today offered two amendments to the Senate's legislation to extend certain expiring tax provisions, commonly referred to as tax extenders legislation (H.R. 3474), that would provide relief from the ObamaCare employer mandate for the long-term unemployed and the individual mandate tax penalty.

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Thune Questions Burwell About Obamacare Exemptions for Unions

May 15th 2014

From The Washington Free Beacon

Sen. John Thune (R., S.D.) questioned Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Sylvia Burwell Wednesday about the Obama administration’s call on exempting specific union plans from Obamacare’s reinsurance tax.

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