John Thune

United States Senator

THUNE: EPA rule another power grab

July 21st 2014

From Rapid City Journal

As stewards of the land, our state’s agriculture producers and property owners take seriously the responsibility of caring for our wide-open spaces. Agriculture, hunting and travel are all big business in South Dakota and greatly depend on well-maintained cropland, forestlands and wetlands.

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Thune Questions GM and Delphi Executives

July 21st 2014

From KELO AM FM

Washington D.C. (KELO AM) - U.S. Senator John Thune, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, questioned top executives at General Motors (GM) and Delphi about their failures resulting in the GM ignition switch recall at today’s Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance Subcommittee hearing.

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Oversight and coordination key to improved South Dakota rail service

July 18th 2014

From Rapid City Journal

As South Dakota farmers plan for another harvest season, many producers and other rail shippers remain concerned about the availability of rail cars and the price of cars upon receipt. I understand the impact these delays have on our state’s economy, especially our agriculture industry, and continue to work directly with the railroads as well as the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which is responsible for overseeing freight service and shipping rates.

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Taxman, Won’t You Please Spare The Internet?

July 18th 2014

From The Wall Street Journal

Sen. John Thune and Ajit Pai

Millions of American consumers and entrepreneurs could soon see a sharp spike in their monthly bills for Internet access because of new taxes. This week, the House of Representatives passed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act to make sure they do not. But if the Senate fails to follow suit by Nov. 1, the current federal moratorium on taxing Internet access will expire-clearing the way for countless new taxes on broadband-Internet access.

 

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GOP: Democrats to blame for blocked bills on Capitol Hill

July 18th 2014

From FOX News

Republicans are firing back at President Obama's claims that the party has blocked "every serious idea" to strengthen the middle class.

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