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April 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-SD) is an original cosponsor of the Finish the Wall Act with Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA), which would require the Secretary of Homeland Security to immediately resume construction of the southern border wall.

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April 23, 2021 Weekly Column

“Fighting Escalates in Eastern Ukraine, Signaling the End to Another Cease-Fire.”

“Russia seems to be preparing to invade Ukraine but it's not clear whether Putin will go through with it.”

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April 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-SD) spoke on the U.S. House floor today in support of his bill, the D.C.-Maryland Reunion Act, a proposal that would merge the residential portions of the district with Maryland. Johnson opposed H.R. 51, legislation Democrats passed today to provide D.C. with statehood and full voting representation in Congress.

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April 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Dusty Johnson (R-SD) along with Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westermann (R-AR-04) introduced the Forestry Improvements to Restore the Environment

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April 16, 2021 Weekly Column

At the start of the 117th Congress when control of the Senate and White House changed, I had concerns regarding legislation coming down the pipeline. I saw politically-motivated changes to the Supreme Court coming from a mile away – that’s why the first bill I introduced this year was to safeguard the Supreme Court by capping the number of justices at nine.

April 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, as House and Senate Democrats unveiled legislation to expand the Supreme Court to thirteen justices, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-SD) announced that his constitutional amendment to cap the Supreme Court at nine justices reached 100 cosponsors in the House.

April 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) introduced the Kids In-Person Determines School (KIDS) Success Act to assess the impact extended school closures have on students’ academic and emotional wellbeing.

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April 9, 2021 Weekly Column

South Dakota is lucky to call home to seven of our nation’s National Parks, Monuments and Recreation Areas. As we celebrate National Parks Week in the month of April, I can’t help but reminisce on the beauty of places like the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, and the Missouri River.

April 8, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today members of the Biofuels Caucus, led by Representative Dusty Johnson (R-SD), urged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Secretary Regan to meet with the bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss prioritizing the Renewable Fuel Standard and higher ethanol and biodiesel blends in consultation with agricultural stakeholders.

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April 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Members Rep. Jim Costa (Chair of Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture) and Rep.

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April 12, 2021 In The News

Members of the House Biofuels Caucus, led by Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., on April 8 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to prioritize the Renewable Fuel Standard and the use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel.

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April 9, 2021 In The News

Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., was named the most effective Republican for agriculture issues by the Center for Effective Lawmaking, a joint project of Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia, among others.

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April 6, 2021 In The News

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson received a shot for the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday in Sioux Falls, South Dakota as part of an effort to promote widespread vaccinations in order to extinguish the pandemic.

“This is how we get back to normal,” Johnson, a Republican, said shortly after receiving the shot at a Sanford Health facility.

March 30, 2021 In The News

Two members of Congress toured the Neiman Enterprises saw mill in Hill City and also met with Black Hills National Forest officials Tuesday morning to try to get a better understanding on job loss in the timber industry, while trying to balance a healthy ecosystem.

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March 16, 2021 In The News

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Indian Health Services officials said Tuesday that a former pediatrician sentenced for sexually abusing boys on two reservations has been stripped of his estimated $100,000-a-year pension.

March 16, 2021 In The News

Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., told Newsmax TV on Tuesday that President Joe Biden "is making a terrible decision" in not allowing a fireworks display at Mount Rushmore on the Fourth of July.

March 5, 2021 In The News

Even with everyone in attendance sporting a face mask, it was easy to tell that most people were wearing as smile Friday as they entered the building to get their shot at the latest COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Mitchell.

February 24, 2021 In The News

Currently, under the Federal Crop Insurance Program, producers unable to plant a crop due to adverse weather conditions are eligible to receive a small indemnity but prohibited from growing a cash commodity due to a missed window in the growing season.

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February 18, 2021 In The News

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - South Dakota Representative Dusty Johnson was in the Black Hills Thursday, to meet with local Republicans.

Johnson was the speaker for the Pennington County Republican Women’s monthly meeting.

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