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A hard fought campaign is over for South Dakota's lone member of Congress. Kristi Noem says it's time to get back to work in Washington, DC. We caught up with her on Thursday to talk about the campaign, her future and what needs to happen for progress in the nation's capitol.

There are 435 voting members in the House of Representatives, next Tuesday Kristi Noem will head back to Washington to be South Dakota's lone voice in a sea of lawmakers. No longer a freshman, Noem says her 2 years of experience mean a lot.     

“It will be helpful because last time when I was first elected you're working on getting some things done, but you're also working on setting up an office and hiring people and so this time we wont have to worry about that, as much.  We can get work right to work on policy, because right now more than ever we need to get something done quickly,” said Noem.

The one thing that surprised Noem the most about her first year in Washington was how slowly things happen at that level.

“When I got to Washington DC and saw that I could write a bill and it could never get scheduled for hearing that it may never see the light of day, that I could vote on something on the house floor but the senate may never take a look at it for me that was the biggest frustration to see that there is this process that is so broken that it enables the dysfunction to continues,” said Noem.

Noem has a plan to deal with that dysfunction. She says she's not afraid to reach across the isle.

“Most of the bills I brought forward and introduced I brought them forward with a democratic co sponsor.  Most people haven't had the chance to really hear that. But the best way to really make sure we're not playing political games is to work with people from the other party to get good policy in place,” said Noem.  

Noem says the leaders of both parties need to get on board and look for more ways to cooperate. And get, for example, agriculture policies and business friendly policies in place.

“We need our leadership Republicans and Democrats to realize that people are tired of us sitting round poking each other in the eye that they want us to work together to get something accomplished,” said Noem. According to Noem her priority is working on getting a farm bill passed.
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