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Thune seeks to hamstring EPA in 2 bills

September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., rarely has kind words for the federal Environmental Protection Agency, and Wednesday he promoted two bills that would shackle the agency on two fronts.

One bill Thune is sponsoring would slow down the EPA’s plans to crac…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Thune seeks to hamstring EPA in 2 bills

September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., rarely has kind words for the federal Environmental Protection Agency, and Wednesday he promoted two bills that would shackle the agency on two fronts.

One bill Thune is sponsoring would slow down the EPA’s plans to crac…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Thune applauds ruling on women’s contraception

June 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Republicans say they’re pleased with a Supreme Court decision that says for-profit businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

But state Democratic Party Chairwoman Deb Knecht says the decision will m…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

THUNE: Unprecedented EPA power grab hurts SD families

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

It seems like middle-class Americans just can’t catch a break. Over the past five and a half years of the Obama presidency, the price of everything has risen. Tuition prices have soared. Gas prices have almost doubled. Food prices have skyrocketed. A…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Senators want bison declared national mammal

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Senators from the Dakotas are among those making another attempt to have the bison declared the national mammal, citing the animal’s historical significance and importance to Native Americans.

South Dakota…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Thune: SD veterans wait longest for mental health treatment

June 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

In the era of post-traumatic stress disorder, high suicide rates and brain injuries resulting from combat, military veterans in South Dakota wait the longest in the Great Plains region for a mental health appointment, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said We…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Regulation mightbe costly, but sois polluted water

May 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

South Dakota’s Republican members of Congress are apparently determined to prevent water regulations from becoming their Waterloo.

Like the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte at the famous 1815 battle of that name, Sen. John Thune and Rep. Kristi N…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Fire fight: Lawmakers push EPA to ax stove rules

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Henry C. Jackson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wood-burning stoves have ignited a debate between the Obama administration and South Dakota lawmakers who oppose new regulations that would require more efficiency from an iconic feature of many rural home…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Fire fight: Lawmakers push EPA to ax stove rules

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Henry C. Jackson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wood-burning stoves have ignited a debate between the Obama administration and South Dakota lawmakers who oppose new regulations that would require more efficiency from an iconic feature of many rural home…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Thune places 14th in presidential straw poll

March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

U.S. Sen. Thune, R-S.D., received 1 percent of the straw vote tally last week for potential Republican presidential nominees at the Conservative Political Action Conference.Thune tied for 14th place. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Tenn., won the poll with 31 perc…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com