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John Thune's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (SD) - Sr, Republican Minority Whip

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01/22/2021 -9999
01/21/2021 Tweet - "Disappointing to see the new admin jump at the first opportunity to eliminate a project that provides high-paying jobs to 11,000 Americans & bolsters energy security. Blocking the Keystone XL pipeline -- after years of work already put in-- is a bad decision. SD delegation letter(Special Character)"
01/21/2021 Tweet - "Revoking permits for the Keystone XL Pipeline undercuts a serious infrastructure project, renewable energy growth, and rail relief for grain. This admin can't ask for unity & bipartisanship one minute but continue to push bad left-wing policy the next."
01/21/2021 Biden Administration
01/21/2021 Coronavirus
01/21/2021 Tweet - "Questioned @PeteButtigieg at his nomination hearing for Secretary of Transportation. He showed an interest in working together to make additional improvements to rural and tribal infrastructure -- important priorities for South Dakota and me. A good sign."
01/20/2021 Tweet - "Praying for our new president, Joe Biden, our new vice president, Kamala Harris, and our entire country on this historic day. I hope that we can find common ground in the years ahead and work toward an even stronger future for the country and South Dakota. #Inauguration2021"
01/20/2021 Vote on Haines Nomination
01/18/2021 Tweet - "Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy stands tall in our country's history. He helped lead our nation toward a better future. Today, we remember him and everything he stood for. https://keloland.com/news/local-news/mlk-jr-interview-in-sioux-falls-from-1961/ #MLKDay"
01/15/2021 Tweet - "Tragic to see the grass fires near Lemmon, Lake Oahe & Pine Ridge. Thousands of acres already burned. My thoughts are with South Dakotans who've had their property damaged & lives upturned. Please join me in praying for them & the brave firefighters who are battling these fires."
01/15/2021 Tweet - "More help is here for businesses still struggling from #COVID. Many community banks and credit unions can start accepting applications for #PPP round two today. This program has been a lifeline for business owners & small biz employees."
01/08/2021 Tweet - "Kimberley & I are heartbroken to learn that a U.S. Capitol Police officer has died heroically defending the Capitol against despicable violence. We're praying for the officer's family & for all the members of the @CapitolPolice, who are mourning the loss of their fellow officer."
01/06/2021 Tweet - "Today has been a sad day for America. The violent behavior at the Capitol is inexcusable and disgusting, but we won't be deterred from our Constitutional duty. We need to work together to protect our democracy. Please pray for our country."
01/01/2021 Unanimous Consent Request--H.R. 9051
01/01/2021 Unanimous Consent Request--H.R. 9051 and S. 5085
12/30/2020 William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021--Veto--Motion to Proceed
12/29/2020 Delegation Bill to Allow Tribal Grant Schools to Devote Additional Resources to Improving Education Signed Into Law
12/22/2020 Thune Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief Package
12/21/2020 Executive Calendar--Motion to Proceed
12/21/2020 Coronavirus
12/21/2020 Vote on Motion to Concur
12/21/2020 Tweet - "Congress has finally passed a targeted COVID bill to give much-needed relief to Americans who've shouldered the weight of this pandemic & provide more vaccine resources. This deal comes at a critical time as vaccines are being distributed. There's light at the end of the tunnel."
12/21/2020 Cloture Motion
12/21/2020 Signing Authority
12/21/2020 Environmental Legislation

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