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Senator John Thune
Senate Majority Whip. Representing South Dakota. Father. Grandfather. Husband. Sports Fan. Avid Outdoorsman. Hates Shoveling Snow.
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Senator John Thune 13h
Today, on , we pay tribute to and honor our country's brave heroes who fought with valor and sacrificed in the defense of freedom. One of the best parts of my job is helping South Dakotans get the recognition they deserve.
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Senator John Thune 17h
The July was better than predicted with 1.8 million jobs added + a lower unemployment rate. After the economy took a big hit during the shutdown, we are continuing to work our way back to what was a stellar economy pre-.
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Senator John Thune Aug 6
Just intro'd a bill with & to require to use current greenhouse gas modeling for biofuels. Biofuels & efficient farming reduce lifecycle emissions. Accurate modeling will help support export opportunities.
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Edge Aug 4
Edge commends 61 senators for fighting against anti-competitive trade tactics that prevent use of common names.
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Senator Mike Rounds Aug 5
Joined on legislation to improve snowpack & drought monitoring so the Corps can more accurately manage the Missouri River. We cannot have a repeat of 2011 or 2019.
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Senator John Thune Aug 5
Republicans want to pass a coronavirus relief bill, & we’re ready to negotiate. But Democrats have to want to come to the table. ‘Our way or the highway’ is not a negotiating position. I hope – I really hope – that Dems will work with us on a bill that can actually become law.
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Senator John Thune Aug 5
Republicans have offered multiple proposals for the next step of relief, yet each time Democrats come back with the same response: "pass the HEROES Act.” 1. This bill won't pass – it’s not targeted & not fiscally responsible 2. This is not how negotiations work.
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Senator John Thune Aug 5
When Republicans announced our relief bill, we knew our version wouldn’t be the final draft & were open to negotiating. But negotiations involve compromise on both sides, and Democrats apparently aren’t willing to budge one inch on their $3 trillion+, 100% partisan bill.
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Senator John Thune Aug 5
Let’s be clear, Dems’ $3 trillion+ bill will never pass the Senate. It’s not targeted. It’s not fiscally responsible. Republicans have been trying to negotiate in good faith, but Dems refuse to work w/ us to find common ground, & they continue to push their messaging bill.
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Senator John Thune Jul 31
Democrats voting against extending benefits for unemployed Americans just to spite Republicans might be a new low. And remember, these funds were passed *unanimously* in March.
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Senator John Thune Jul 30
In March, Republicans & Democrats unanimously supported an additional layer of UI benefits that are set to expire tomorrow. Today, Republicans tried, in good faith, to provide additional funds to unemployed Americans before they expire and zero out. Democrats objected.
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Senator John Thune Jul 30
Countries shouldn't be able to “own” generic food names like parmesan & feta. This puts made-in-America products at a disadvantage. That’s why 50+ of my colleagues joined my letter to & urging them to prioritize this issue in trade negotiations.
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Senator John Thune Jul 30
There’s only one way we’re going to make progress on the next round of COVID relief: Democrats must come to the table in a serious way. wants to help, but piling an additional $3 TRILLION onto the national debt, as Dems have suggested, is a totally unserious proposal.
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Senator John Thune Jul 30
Anyone who knows me knows that I love sports – especially basketball. Sports instill important values like respect, work ethic, & sportsmanship. Pro leagues should uphold such ideals, not echo the human rights abuses of China's communist government.
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Senator John Thune Jul 30
No, these aren’t magic beans. If you randomly receive seeds in the mail, contact the (). Do not open, plant, or discard the seeds, and keep the packing intact.
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Senator John Thune Jul 29
It makes no sense to most South Dakotans why a t-shirt they wear can say “made in country x” but often the beef we eat cannot. Americans would like to know where in the world their beef is coming from, yet the continues to rule against country-of-origin labeling for beef.
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Leader McConnell Jul 29
The coronavirus does not care that we are divided. The coronavirus will not care if Washington Democrats decide it suits their partisan goals to let relief run dry. The American people are hurting and Congress should have their backs.
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Senator John Thune Jul 29
Big tech has a strong incentive to exercise control over the content on their sites. They use sophisticated content moderation tools & algorithms to shape the content we see, and yet we're given little or no info on how that information we see has been shaped & censored.
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Senator John Thune Jul 29
Coronavirus has turned lives upside down. People who are now working remotely in a different state than their office and medical professionals who traveled to help fight should NOT be subject to higher & more complicated tax bills. My proposal 👇🏻
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Senator John Thune Jul 29
The internet of 1996 is a far cry from the internet of 2020, and it's important to re-evaluate 1996's Section 230 internet protections within today’s context. My would enable greater transparency for users w/o damaging the entrepreneurial benefits of current protections.
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