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Senator John Thune
U.S. Senator John Thune, South Dakota. Senate Republican Whip. Father. Grandfather. Husband. Avid Outdoorsman. Sports Fan.
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Like many Sioux Falls residents, daughter Brittany had a lot of clean up to do after the tornado. Everyone pitched in, some more than others.
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Senator John Thune Sep 13
Updated the Sioux Falls Rotary West Club on the work Congress has to tackle this fall, including confirming more federal judges (over 150 so far), getting signed into law, and passing a budget. Thanks to everyone who came by.
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Senator John Thune Sep 13
Lots of damage to Advanced Auto Parts in Sioux Falls. It’s hard to see so much wreckage, but I’m grateful to all of the first responders’ for their hard work, to Mayor for his leadership through this ordeal, & to the amazing volunteers who have helped with cleanup.
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Senator John Thune Sep 13
Also stopped at some homes in the La Quinta neighborhood that had destruction from the storm.
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Senator John Thune Sep 13
Surveying the damage from the at . Their staff’s efforts to keep all of their patients safe during the storm is inspiring and makes me extremely proud of my hometown. Plans to rebuild are already underway.
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Senator John Thune Sep 13
. should immediately tell our farmers & ranchers, who work hard every day to help feed the world, that she is willing to put up for a vote in the House. The Senate is ready. Now we need the Dem-led House to do their part.
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Senator John Thune Sep 12
Congrats to the men and women at Ellsworth Air Force Base who participated in the Combat Raider military exercise over the past three days. These rigorous exercises keep our soldiers prepared & ready for any modern threats to our . Keep up the good work!
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Senator John Thune Sep 12
As I traveled across S.D. last month, I heard many concerns from farmers & ranchers about the difficult growing season & the need to open global markets. Meanwhile, is delaying a deal that would expand markets with two of our biggest trading partners.
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Senator John Thune Sep 12
Great thread. Proud of all the Sioux Falls reporters and their teams for their dedication to getting the public the information they needed even in scary and dangerous circumstances. A testament to the value of local journalism.
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Senator John Thune Sep 12
Interesting AEI chart based on this week’s Census report that shows the percentage of middle- and low-income Americans is shrinking “because they are moving up.” The full article:
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Senator John Thune Sep 12
My staff and I are monitoring the heavy flooding going on in eastern South Dakota. I know South Dakotans are resilient, and this definitely isn't the first time we've experienced tough weather, but please proceed with caution.
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Senator John Thune Sep 12
Sat down with representatives from the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce this week to talk about everything from 5G to what our strong economy means for workforce availability. Thankful for the work they do.
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Senator John Thune Sep 11
Met with ’s Tom Johnson, President-Elect of , to discuss his new role and important issues affecting pharmacists, like drug shortages and DIR fees.
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Senator John Thune Sep 11
Thank you to the folks from for presenting me with the Fueling Growth Award, which recognizes legislators who strongly support the biofuel industry. Biofuels and the ag jobs & communities they support will continue to be a priority for me & for many S.D. producers.
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Senator John Thune Sep 11
Had a good conversation with the South Dakota Pork Producers about efforts to pass , which would help open markets with two of our biggest trading partners: Canada and Mexico.
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Senator John Thune Sep 11
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Senator John Thune Sep 11
Closely monitoring the situation from Washington and stand ready to help the community any way I can.
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Senator John Thune Sep 10
Today, I shared some of my dad’s many stories about “the golden age of railroads” with the folks from . Railroads have been reliably carrying people & freight for over 100 years and will continue to do so for many more.
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Senator John Thune Sep 10
Humbling to address today’s commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first recorded arrival of slaves to the U.S. There is no undoing the sins of our past, but remembering them is an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to that new birth of freedom of which Lincoln spoke.
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Senator John Thune Sep 10
Met with the Spearfish Mayor and Michael Harmon to get an update on their project to develop a cross-wind runway in Spearfish. They are working hard to promote infrastructure investment in their community.
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