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Topic - John Thune
Sen. John Thune and Rep. Kristi Noem are two of the federal health overhaul's most consistent critics. But the South Dakota Republicans take a more measured approach to a key provision of the law in their own state.
Sen. John Thune said Wednesday there is "low-hanging fruit" to stimulate job growth — the Keystone XL oil pipeline project for one — that would help Americans climb out of tough economic times without accepting a Democrat-led bid to increase the minimum wage.
A sleeping giant awakening? The Republican National Committee is on war footing as the competitive gleam in chairman Reince Priebus' eye grows ever brighter.
South Dakota's congressional delegation pressed the U.S. agriculture secretary Wednesday to expedite a provision in the new farm bill that helps ranchers in the Dakotas and Nebraska recover from an October blizzard.
The legislative fight in Washington over the nation's new farm bill may be over, but North Dakota lawmakers say their work on it is hardly done.
For decades, the federal agency that oversees workplace safety has been prohibited from regulating small farming operations. But lawmakers in South Dakota and other farm states have grown concerned that could be changing and are seeking to head off any effort to change decades of precedent.
South Dakota's Republican members of Congress said the latest State Department report on the Keystone XL oil pipeline should prompt the president to approve the project, but the state's Democratic senator said the report was just one step in a long decision-making process.
The Republican members of South Dakota's congressional delegation say President Barack Obama should strive more to work with Congress.
As a deadline nears for comments, South Dakota's congressional delegation is pushing the Obama administration to reverse course on proposed changes that would significantly reduce the amount of ethanol in the country's fuel supply.
Congress needs to move quickly to pass a farm bill, largely to help western South Dakota ranchers recovering from a fall blizzard that killed thousands of cattle, Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson and leaders of the South Dakota Farmers Union and SD Stockgrowers Association said Tuesday.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking another step toward closing the VA campus in Hot Springs, a decision that has upset members of South Dakota's congressional delegation.
Sen. John Thune introduced a bill Monday that would thwart the White House from softening the impact of the new health care law on unions, a traditional set of White House allies who are rethinking their support for the controversial reforms.
Senators put forward a bipartisan, business-backed measure Tuesday that aims to toughen the nation's cybersecurity by relying on voluntary compliance by banks, utilities and other companies.
Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday that he won't bring an immigration bill to the chamber floor unless it can win the support of a majority of House Republicans, creating hurdles for those hoping to see Congress legalize illegal immigrants.
Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didn't want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status while the fence was being built.
"Each state must look at their unique situation and weigh whether the federal government will be able to maintain the funding commitments it made in the health care law," Thune said.
If approved, the size of the Powder River Training Complex would quadruple, making it the largest terrestrial training space over the continental United States, Thune said.