John Thune

United States Senator

Transparency Group Wants to Know If HUD’s Promotion of Obamacare Was Illegal

April 16th 2014

From Government Executive

A conservative-leaning investigative group on Monday called upon two inspectors general to probe whether the Housing and Urban Development Department broke the law by coordinating with the Health and Human Services Department to promote the Affordable Care Act.

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THUNE: Sales tax deduction good for state

April 15th 2014

From Rapid City Journal

South Dakota is one of seven states throughout the country without a state income tax. With a 0 percent state income tax rate, 0 percent corporate income tax rate, and 4 percent sales tax rate, South Dakotans enjoy one of the lowest tax burdens in the country.

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Thune Calls on Rail Companies To Fix Backlog

April 15th 2014

From KELOLAND

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator John Thune wants railroad companies to work faster to uncork the bottleneck of freight cars nationwide.  Thune, who's the ranking Republican on the Senate committee which oversees rail service, testified Thursday about the hardships South Dakota farmers and ethanol producers are facing because of the backlog.  Thune says without quick action by the rail companies, the problem will only worsen this spring.

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Railroad woes put grain, ethanol shippers in trouble

April 11th 2014

From Argus Leader

WASHINGTON – U.S. grain and ethanol shippers told federal regulators Thursday that delays in getting rail cars to ship their products are causing themfinancial havoc and warned of long-term damage to their businesses unless conditions improve.

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Thune Leads GOP Senators in Calling for USDA, DOE, EPA to Resist Taxing Livestock Emissions

April 11th 2014

From KELO AM FM

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) led a number of his Republican Senate colleagues today in sending a letter to Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack, Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, calling on the agencies to refrain from regulating livestock emissions as part of President Obama’s proposed methane emission reduction plan.

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