Press Releases

June 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week members of the Biofuels Caucus, led by U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-SD), urged President Biden to uphold his campaign commitment to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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June 17, 2021 Press Release
The OMB change would significantly impact federal programs in areas like Rapid City, South Dakota

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) today introduced the Metropolitan Statistical Area Preservation Act, a bill to preserve more than 140 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) from losing their classification as a MSA.

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June 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today urged U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Vilsack to utilize his administrative authority to release Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for emergency haying and grazing prior to August 1. The most recent U.S.

May 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today sent a letter to President Biden’s new Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, reminding the commission that only Congress has exclusive authority to amend or preserve the U.S. Supreme Court.

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May 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. House passed legislation led by U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) that connects Native veterans to VA services and vocational training by extending the VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program to Tribal Colleges and Universities in South Dakota.

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May 17, 2021 Press Release
“We urge the DOJ Antitrust Division to continue vigilance and where possible, provide updates of findings.”

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D) today led several of their colleagues in urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to continue the U.S.

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May 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-SD), Tom O’Halleran (R-AZ-01), and Tom Cole (R-OK-04) reintroduced the bipartisan, bicameral, Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes (RESPECT) Act.

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May 11, 2021 Press Release
According to the recent jobs report, employment rose by only 266,000 jobs in April

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and U.S. Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS), introduced the bicameral Get Americans Back to Work Act, a bill to remove the federal supplemental unemployment benefit by June 30th.

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May 11, 2021 Press Release
Names Professor Michael Roche as First Recipient of the Strength of South Dakota Award

Vermillion, SD – On Saturday, Representative Dusty Johnson announced Professor Michael Roche of Vermillion for the first Strength of South Dakota award. The Strength of South Dakota award was created to celebrate and honor South Dakotans that display unusual perseverance, compassion, and innovation, and are beloved by their community.

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May 7, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week Reps. Dusty Johnson (R-SD), Ron Kind (D-WI), Darin LaHood (R-IL), and Jim Costa (D-CA) led more than 70 of their colleagues in requesting U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to urge Vietnam to eliminate tariffs on U.S. pork to improve market access for local producers.

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