John Thune

United States Senator

SD Delegation Announced Provision To Extend School Aid

December 15th 2014

From KCSR Radio

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—South Dakota U.S. Senators John Thune and Tim Johnson and Representative Kristi Noem today announced that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 includes a provision to extend the simplified payment calculation process for federally impacted schools for three years, resulting in timelier payments to school districts.

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Rockefeller, Thune Statement on Passage of Commerce Cybersecurity Bill

December 15th 2014

From National Journal

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV) and Ranking Member John Thune (R-SD) today applauded the passage of their bipartisan cyber legislation that will help strengthen and protect the nation's economic and national security. The passage of the Rockefeller-Thune bill last night follows years of work to reach a bipartisan consensus on cybersecurity legislation.

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Thune urges USDA to defend farmers from EPA

December 15th 2014

From The Mitchell Daily Republic

At a hearing last week before the Senate Agriculture Committee, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., questioned the head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service about the progress clearing the backlog of undetermined wetlands in South Dakota.

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SD Leaders React To CIA Torture Report

December 11th 2014

From KDLT News

The release of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA interrogation practices has led to many reactions from U.S. leaders.

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Thune leads charge against EPA regulation of ammo

December 11th 2014

From KELO AM FM

WASHINGTON, DC (KELO AM) —U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota), co-chair of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, announced today that the omnibus appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2015 includes an important provision championed by Thune preventing the Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating lead in ammunition and fishing tackle for one year.

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