Senator John Thune

Senator John Thune


U.S. Senator John Thune, South Dakota. Senate Republican Whip. Father. Grandfather. Husband. Avid Outdoorsman. Sports Fan.

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I’m noticing a distinct pattern of Democrats trying to force Republican-governed states to bend the knee to their radical agenda. We are not going to allow Democrats to rewrite election laws in South Dakota, or any other state. Period.

The United Kingdom is one of our closest allies and a key partner in everything from national security to trade, especially as it relates to S.D. agriculture. Good to sit down with @BorisJohnson  to discuss the many global challenges that the U.S. and U.K. are facing together.

Hard to believe our oldest granddaughter, Henley, is turning 5 years old. Grateful to be able to celebrate with her. #grandkidsrock  #luckyguy 

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Democrats seem to have forgotten that the states created the federal government, not the other way around. South Dakotans don’t want Washington elites – who may have never stepped foot in our state – to be writing our election laws. Plain and simple.

House Ds are calling their bill the “Women’s Health Protection Act,” but really, it’s probably the most anti-life legislation ever to be considered in Congress. It would eliminate nearly every abortion restriction in every state – parental notification, informed consent – gone.

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While Dems continue to peddle their socialist fantasies, GOP economic policies have made life better for Americans. And we actually have the numbers to back it up: - 18 months of wage growth at or above 3% - Nearly 2 years of unemployment below 4% - 7 million new jobs in 3 years

Despite the Dem-led misinformation campaign, filling this SCOTUS seat follows historical Senate norms. There is a different precedent if you have a divided government (2016) vs. having the same party in control in the WH & Senate (now). In fact, Joe Biden made the distinction.

My statement on the president’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court⬇️. While I look forward to meeting Judge Barrett & learning more about her experience, her resume speaks for itself. She’s an impartial jurist who doesn’t legislate from the bench.

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By blocking relief for Main Street, Democrats are behaving as they always do in circumstances like this one: hijacking the process to get other items included. Meanwhile, many #smallbiz  are hanging on by a thread. Every day of delay means lost jobs.

This never needed to happen. @SenateGOP  was ready to approve more relief funds last week — Dems stepped in to block. *Once again* Dems are holding important relief hostage to push other items. Small businesses are the backbone of our country, & right now they need our help.

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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.

We're all hearing a lot in the news, on social media, and in conversations about "social distancing." Here’s a good explanation of what it is and why it WORKS ⬇️

Many small biz, who only a few weeks ago were having one of their best years ever, are now struggling to keep their doors open. The federal gov has to step in to help them. What we don’t want is workers laid off and not brought back when the economy recovers – we WILL recover.

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