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July 16, 2021 Weekly Column

In Congress, hardly anything is perfect. But just because it’s not perfect, doesn’t mean there’s not progress.

This past week we made progress for South Dakota.

The first comes following the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) decision to walk back plans to change the city status of Rapid City.

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July 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Following a legislative push from U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will abandon efforts to reclassify Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) like Rapid City and 140 other cities.

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July 9, 2021 Weekly Column

Crime is on the rise across America.

Since the beginning of 2021, cities have faced surging levels of violence. The most staggering statistics have emerged in Portland, where homicides and shootings have jumped by a disturbing 533% and 126% respectively, compared to 2020.

Rates are not likely to slow either, as summer is known to be the most violent time of year.

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July 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), Ranking Member of the Livestock & Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee, issued a statement following President Biden’s Executive Order and the U.S.

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July 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) spoke on the House floor in support of the Hyde Amendment which prohibits federal funding of abortions.

Despite decades-long precedent, the Hyde Amendment was not included in President Biden’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2022.  

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July 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), Ranking Member of the Livestock & Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee, and Representative Angie Craig (D-MN), applauded the U.S.

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July 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) announced three South Dakota student artist winners for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition.

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July 2, 2021 Weekly Column

Identifying bills to cosponsor, writing memos on proposed legislation, answering constituent calls, and compiling news stories – this is a day in the life of an intern in my Congressional office.

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July 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) is seeking internship applications for the fall in his Washington, D.C., Rapid City, Aberdeen, and Sioux Falls offices.

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June 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Co-Chairs of the Congressional Veterinary Medicine Caucus, Reps. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) introduced the Healthy Dog Importation Act of 2021. This bipartisan plan would ensure dogs imported into the United States are not at risk of spreading dangerous diseases that could harm Americans and our animals.

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In The News

July 7, 2021 In The News

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Representative Dusty Johnson visited the newly designated Ben Reifel Post Office in Rosebud on Wednesday.

Rep. Johnson introduced the legislation in May 2019 as a way to honor Ben Reifel’s legacy in the state. The legislation was signed by former President Trump in 2020.

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June 26, 2021 In The News

Small meat processors across the nation may benefit from a bipartisan bill introduced Thursday that looks to ease regulatory barriers and bring new grant and loan opportunities through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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June 10, 2021 In The News

WALL, S.D. — Congressman Dusty Johnson applauding the new interstate agreement Thursday afternoon while touring the Wall Meat processing facility.

He talked with the staff to get a feel for how the business is faring.

Johnson says there are two major issues when it comes to meat processing in the U.S. – transparency and capacity.

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June 5, 2021 In The News

There's a new hot topic within the Department of Veterans Affairs health care network.

U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., visited with administrators from the Aberdeen VA outpatient clinic about what's called "de-prescription" during a stop in Aberdeen this week. He also got a tour of the facility.

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May 24, 2021 In The News

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Congressman Dusty Johnson was in Rapid City Monday honoring two Vietnam War Veterans at the Fountain Springs Health Care Center.

Ted Big Crow served in the Marines and Harry Parkhurst served in both the Army and the Navy. Both men made multiple trips to serve overseas.

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May 17, 2021 In The News

Two members of South Dakota’s congressional delegation are urging US Attorney General Merrick Garland to continue the US Department of Justice investigation into the nation’s four biggest meatpackers.

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May 14, 2021 In The News

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson released a video that may reflect how a lot of us feel.

The video shows the congressman giving advice on what we can do with masks when they are longer needed. The video shows Johnson using his old mask as a drink cuzzi, a cleaning cloth and a pocket square to name a few uses. All set to Taylor Swift’s “Shake it off.”

May 11, 2021 In The News

Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., and Sen. Roger Marshall R-Kansas, introduced Tuesday the bicameral Get Americans Back to Work Act, a bill to remove the federal supplemental unemployment benefit by June 30.

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