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July 4, 2020 Weekly Column

The Fourth of July is a big deal in our house. More often than not, you can find Jacquelyn, our boys and myself out in the Black Hills around a campfire, toasting marshmallows in honor of our nation’s birthday. And plus – I’m not one to turn down some good fireworks.

July 2, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-SD), Filemon Vela (D-TX) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) introduced a bipartisan amendment to the House of Representatives’ National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This legislation focuses on improving the Department of Defense’s (DoD) approach to overseeing weapon systems investments.

June 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) introduced the Direct Interstate Retail Exemption for Certain Transactions (DIRECT) Act.

June 26, 2020 Weekly Column

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, I’ve spent hours listening and learning from community leaders, as well as law enforcement officials, about how we can bring about a more-just nation. These conversations have been productive and insightful as I prepared to return to Washington this week for police reform debate. 

June 25, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) today announced nine South Dakota students who will be attending one of the United States Service Academies. These students were nominated by Johnson and received an appointment to each student’s preferred academy.

June 25, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-SD) today introduced the Mount Rushmore Protection Act. This legislation prohibits the use of federal funds to alter, change, destroy or remove the likeness, the name of, or any of the faces on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. 

June 19, 2020 Weekly Column

I knew becoming a parent would be an incredible moment, but I’m not sure one can ever be fully prepared to become a father. There are responsibilities not only to help with homework and make sure kids get to their ball games, but the more important responsibilities – like raising great men and women. 

June 12, 2020 Weekly Column

Many may not know that Members of Congress are able to nominate students to our nation’s military academies. It’s a real opportunity to ensure South Dakota values help shape military decisions – and it’s also a real opportunity to make sure the military looks like the American people it’s responsible to defend.

June 5, 2020 Weekly Column

George Floyd’s murder was unacceptable. Racism is unacceptable. Violence is unacceptable. Trampling on the rights of journalists, protestors, property owners and others is unacceptable. Using language that divides, rather than unites, is unacceptable. Ignoring the problem is unacceptable.   



In The News

February 14, 2020 In The News

As the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is a concept that is often lost in Congress, however, this week was the exception. Legislation unanimously passed the House that will work to protect our borders and our number one industry – agriculture. 

January 27, 2020 In The News

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Representative Dusty Johnson says this is a difficult time for farmers.

The past few weeks, Johnson has been traveling across South Dakota talking to producers and hearing their concerns. He says we are in the fifth year of declining farm revenue and that Chinese tariffs on commodities like soybeans have put a strain on farmers.

January 6, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson learned about the towering accomplishments of Yankton’s Ehresmann Engineering during a special presentation and tour of the factory Monday.

January 3, 2020 In The News

U.S. Sen. John Thune said Iran has an opportunity to change course now that Iranian General Qasem Soleimani has been killed in the Pentagon's airstrike.


Soleimani was the "architect behind Iranian-sponsored chaos and conflict in the Middle East for decades," including U.S. military deaths in Iraq, Thune said in a statement.

December 13, 2019 In The News

This week, South Dakota Representative Dusty Johnson became just the second member of Congress to speak Lakota on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Johnson spoke the language as a way to advocate legislation that would advance the practice of Lakota languages.

November 26, 2019 In The News

Congressman Dusty Johnson is highlighting the importance of the Meals on Wheels program.

Johnson says just in Sioux Falls, 450 people rely on Meals on Wheels for food each day.

He says while it’s important local, state and federal governments support these programs, he is also calling on everyone in the community to help.

November 13, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., recently returned from a trip to Israel, where he said he met with residents and officials of all walks of life about the country's relationship with the United States.

Johnson, of Mitchell, said that while he’s not involved with committee work that is directly related to Israel, he said Middle East issues come up in Congress on a weekly basis.

October 28, 2019 In The News

A heartfelt “thank you” for service and sacrifice was at the core the deactivation ceremony for South Dakota Army National Guard’s Bravo Battery, 1-147th Field Artillery Battalion and 147th Forward Support Company (FSC) Saturday at the Lincoln High School gym in Sioux Falls.


October 24, 2019 In The News

Today U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), Liz Cheney (R-WY), and Frank Lucas (R-OK), introduced the Livestock Risk Management and Education Act, a bill that would provide grants to certain state land-grant universities to better equip livestock producers with risk management training.

October 21, 2019 In The News

Rep. Dusty Johnson is co-sponsoring a bill in the U.S. House to help agricultural students at public schools.

The bill would provide federal grants for risk management training, teaching students about volatility in the livestock market.