Senator John THune

Senator Thune Wants to See South Dakota Become More High Tech

Senator John Thune held a discussion panel today about the technological future of South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, SD— Senator John Thune led a panel discussion about the benefits of bringing high-speed broadband to rural areas. Which he believes could help South Dakota be on par with other high-tech states. “If you can have the productivity at the same speeds and the same type of digital clarity,” said Thune. “Just as you could in any other place…

Sen. John Thune Optimistic After Elections Are Over

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The mid-term elections are over and parties are either celebrating their victories or settling for defeat. South Dakota stayed red with GOP wins for Governor, House and Attorney General. KDLT’S Nicole Griffith sat down with U.S. Senator John Thune on his reaction to the highly anticipated Election Day. Republicans are celebrating as the party swept the state…

Senator Thune Hopeful in Brining 5G to South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Senator John Thune wants South Dakota to pave the way in bringing in the next generation of cellular service. Experts say 5G would change the way we communicate and increase access to the internet. It’s up to 20 times faster than the next best thing, 4G. Thune held a field hearing on the exciting, new technology at…

Thune, Rounds React To SCOTUS Nominee

Statement on Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON —  U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) issued the following statement after President Trump nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court justice: “I commend President Trump for his selection of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh’s judicial career has demonstrated his commitment to impartiality and faithful application of the Constitution. I…

Jackley Joins Support For Concealed Carry Bills Recognizing Concealed Carry Nationwide

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 24 attorneys general in support of recognizing concealed carry nationwide. The concealed carry reciprocity act of 2017 would require each state to recognize concealed carry permits from every other state. The bill was co-sponsored by South Dakota Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds. The group of attorneys general is also supporting a…

Charlottesville Protest Puts Focus On Confederate Monuments

Several Cities Have Removed Or Replaced Statues And Monuments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The reaction to the Charlottesville, Virginia protest continues to make waves. Following President Donald Trump’s press conference Tuesday, the response has centered all attention on Confederacy memorials and statues. Several cities around the country, including Baltimore, Los Angeles and Orlando have removed similar statues and monuments. President Trump tweeted it is “sad” to see the monuments…

Sen. Thune Begins Work On Health Care Bill

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It was one of the biggest promises President Trump made during his election campaign. He was going to repeal and replace Obamacare. Last week, House Republicans took the first step in doing this, passing Trump’s American Health Care Act. But the Senate still needs to vote on the bill. One organization hopes some big changes are…