John Thune

United States Senator

THUNE: Rail service needs reform

September 21st 2014

From Rapid City Journal

Since the beginning of this year, businesses and agriculture producers in South Dakota and many other states have been particularly challenged by rail service delays and network congestion, as well as locomotive and railcar shortages.

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Senate passes Thune, Johnson resolution celebrating 125th anniversary of SD statehood

September 20th 2014

From The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Tim Johnson (D-S.D) praised the Senate's bipartisan passage of their resolution celebrating South Dakota's 125th anniversary of statehood.

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A VISION FOR ‘LOCAL CHOICE’ TV STILL ALIVE ON CAPITOL HILL

September 19th 2014

From Human Events

WASHINGTON — Concerns about higher consumer prices if cable and satellite customers could unsubscribe from local channels they didn’t watch stalled a move on Capitol Hill to create a la carte local TV. But the proposal’s champions are fighting to keep the idea alive.

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Thune Calls for President to Finally Approve Keystone XL Ahead of Sixth Anniversary

September 19th 2014

From KELO AM FM

Washington D.C. (KELO AM) - U.S. Senator John Thune joined a number of his Senate Republican colleagues at a press conference calling for President Obama to finally approve the Keystone XL pipeline ahead of the sixth anniversary of TransCanada’s original application.

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ACE Backs Senator’s STB ReAuthorization Legislation

September 18th 2014

From WNAX

The American Coalition for Ethanol is backing South Dakota Senator John Thune’s Surface Transportation Board Re Authorization Act of 2014 that passed out of Committee on Wednesday. ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings says it’s a good start in addressing the ever growing rail back log problem that’s effecting shipments of ag commodities, renewable fuel and even coal.

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