John Thune

United States Senator

With a Full Agenda, Thune Takes Charge

February 24th 2015

From Multichannel.com

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) has begun his tenure atop the Senate Commerce Committee at one of the busier moments in communications history, with the Federal Communications Commission preparing to woo spectrum back from broadcasters and reclassify cable Internet-service providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act.

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THUNE: Obama must do more for meat industry

February 24th 2015

From Rapid City Journal

Many of us recall the popular 1980s ad campaign by the fast food chain Wendy’s with its slogan, “Where’s the beef?”

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THUNE: Let’s get back on track

February 23rd 2015

From Mitchell Daily Republic

A reliable and efficient supply chain is critical to our nation's global competitiveness. Our ports are a vital link in that chain, but unfortunately, some of the biggest challenges at our ports are self-imposed and are having major repercussions across the country, including South Dakota. The current delays and disruptions caused by labor disputes in the West Coast ports have directly harmed exports, product availability, and jobs in South Dakota. In particular, South Dakota's farmers, ranchers, retailers and households are bearing the costs of these labor slowdowns.

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Sen. John Thune To Discuss Net Neutrality Ahead Of FCC Vote At National Journal

February 23rd 2015

From National Journal

February 19, 2015 In the hours before the FCC votes on the latest net neutrality proposal, Sen. John Thune, a vocal critic of the plan, will join National Journal's "Conversation with the Chair" series to discuss the implications of the FCC action, his alternative legislation on the matter and what a ruling could mean for the future of internet policy.

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SD delegation against new dietary guidelines

February 23rd 2015

From KELO AM FM

WASHINGTON, DC (KELO AM)—Following a new report from the Obama administration’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the suggested 2015 dietary guidelines, U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) expressed their concern about the misleading and inconsistent guidelines on meat consumption in the report.

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