U.S. Senator John Thune, South Dakota. Senate Republican Whip. Father. Grandfather. Husband. Avid Outdoorsman. Sports Fan.
This is a hopeful week for America . Americans are already being vaccinated with the safe & effective COVID vaccine & now we have a deal on a relief bill to help those who are struggling because of this pandemic.
The COVID vaccine was authorized 5 times faster than any vaccine in history. It's critical that resources are in place to distribute this life-saving vaccine. There's bipartisan support for targeted relief. Now, we'll see if Dem leadership will let something pass. I'm hopeful.
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.
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.
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.
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.