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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Stopped by Monument Health’s vaccination site at the Rushmore Mall where, today, they had 872 vaccinations scheduled. It was also great to catch up with Wayne, a Rapid City resident, as he got his first dose of the vaccine.

Met with @MarcLongMMC  for an update and tour of @mountmarty  in Yankton, SD. Very impressive & high-tech nursing school labs & athletic facilities. #MoMentUm 

Impressed by the expansion that’s happened at the National Field Archery Association in Yankton. Thanks to Bruce Cull for the tour of their facilities as they gear up for the World Archery Championships. Also met 2-time Olympic medalist, Vic Wunderle, coach of @MMULancersARCH .

I was able to join the community in celebrating the groundbreaking at the Liberty Center today. This new addition near Ellsworth AFB will give our airmen, their families, & the Box Elder community a new, world-class recreation facility.

Not sure the grands tune in every week to Chris Wallace and @FoxNewsSunday , but they were especially interested in this morning’s discussion on infrastructure. #futurevoters 

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I confess I had missed the part in the Constitution that said the Supreme Court is only legitimate if a majority of its members were nominated by a Democrat president – or at least reliably deliver liberals’ preferred outcomes.

If Democrats want to make impactful infrastructure investments, how about resuming (already paid for) wall construction at the southern border? Let’s start there.

Conditions at our southern border are dire – Ds can't deny it, so they’re trying to hide it (by blocking press). Pres. Biden & VP should find time to see it. Maybe then they'll make needed policy changes. Until they do, good efforts by @CustomsBorder  are just band-aids on a cracked hull.

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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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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.

My statement on @POTUS’s proposal to end the shutdown:

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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.

Hong Kong’s autonomy is under attack. Recent bipartisan passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights & Democracy Act sends a clear statement that Congress stands with #HongKongers  committed to preserving the independence that's made #HongKong  the prosperous city it is today.

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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