John Thune

United States Senator

FCC vote could boost Thune Internet bill

February 27th 2015

From Argus Leader

WASHINGTON – Legislation backed by Sen. John Thune to limit federal regulation of the Internet could gain new momentum with a Federal Communications Commission vote Thursday to impose new rules for online access.

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Senate panel approves auto whistleblower bill

February 27th 2015

From The Detroit News

Washington — The Senate Commerce Committee approved the first piece of auto safety legislation in the wake of two massive auto safety crises — a bill to give automotive sector employees incentives to sound the alarm on vehicle defects.

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Sen. John Thune Wants Tax Reform To Fund Highway Infrastructure

February 27th 2015

From Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Sen. John Thune, chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and the chamber’s third-ranking Republican, said a tax overhaul could solve the short- and long-term funding woes facing the federal transportation system.

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Sen. John Thune Will Lean on FCC Over Net-Neutrality Rule

February 27th 2015

From National Journal

On the day the Federal Communications Commission is poised to take a historic vote to reclassify the Internet as a public utility, a major victory for open-Internet advocates, the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee had other ideas. He is bringing the five FCC commissioners before the committee in two weeks to ask them, more or less, what they were thinking.

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US Senator Thune Says Provisions In Obama Budget Request Harm South Dakota

February 26th 2015

From SDPB

South Dakota’s congressional delegation is meeting with the Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs to discuss President Obama’s recent budget request. US Senator John Thune says he is working to get certain provisions removed because they are detrimental to South Dakotans.

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