Press Releases

May 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) today sent a letter to President Trump in support of Gov. Kristi Noem’s (R-S.D.) request for a major disaster declaration in South Dakota following severe late-winter storms, high winds, heavy rain, and flooding that began on March 13, 2019.

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and U.S. Sens.

May 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) announced Emily Hughes, from Pierre, as the winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for South Dakota. Hughes won for her acrylic on vinyl painting, “Koi,” which depicts a swimming koi fish painted on a vinyl record. Hughes is a junior at T.F. Riggs High School. Her art teacher is Jill Kokesh.

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May 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) introduced legislation that would designate the United States Postal Service building in Rosebud, South Dakota as the Ben Reifel Post Office Building. Click here for full speech.

April 4, 2019 Press Release
“Work has dignity. Work is opportunity. Work is not a dirty word. Able-bodied adults cannot be kept on the sidelines while we witness historically low unemployment and a record-high seven million open jobs.”

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) took part in his first hearing as Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Subcommittee.

March 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) today introduced the Furthering American Security by Tempering Environmental Regulations Act or the FASTER Act, which would strengthen the Secretary of Homeland Security’s ability to waive environmental reviews required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

March 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) praised the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule that would allow for the year-round sale of E15, a 15 percent ethanol fuel blend. Current regulations only allow for E10 in the summer months, limited to 10 percent ethanol.

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March 11, 2019 Press Release

PIERRE, S.D. – Today U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and the South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC) announced the 2019 Congressional Art Competition, which puts the artwork of South Dakota students in the nation’s Capitol. The South Dakota Arts Council is now accepting entries on behalf of Rep. Johnson’s office.

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March 8, 2019 Press Release

 Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) opposed legislation that would overhaul the election system in the United States and ultimately cost taxpayers billions of dollars. H.R.1 is the first piece of legislation proposed by Democrats in the 116th Congress.

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March 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) supported a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and bigotry following offensive comments by Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN). This is the second resolution to pass the U.S. House of Representatives following offensive comments made by Rep. Omar.

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