Press Releases

February 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) toured the Rapid City Monument Health COVID-19 vaccine center. South Dakota continues to rank in the top ten of states for vaccine distribution.

February 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Angie Craig (D-MN) led Co-Chairs of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus in introducing bipartisan legislation to ensure transparency and predictability to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) small refinery exemption (SRE) process.

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February 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Chris Smith (R-N.J.) along with 142 of their colleagues introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1080), which would prohibit most abortions after 20 weeks.

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February 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) announced his appointment as the top Republican on the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock & Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee. Johnson is the first Northern Plains congressman to be selected as top Republican of this subcommittee in nearly 40 years.

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February 9, 2021 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) February 6, 2021— For the fifth Congressional cycle, there will be a Veterinary Medicine Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. Veterinarians bring a unique perspective to federal legislation as the only health professionals with roles that benefit both animal and human health.

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February 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.), and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) hosted a roundtable with more than twenty South Dakota business owners who have been impacted by President Biden’s Executive Order shutdown of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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January 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) introduced the Direct Interstate Retail Exemption for Certain Transactions (DIRECT) Act. This legislation will allow state inspected meat to be sold across state lines through e-commerce, allowing small producers and processors more options to directly market to consumers.

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January 27, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) reintroduced the District of Columbia-Maryland Reunion Act, legislation that would revert the majority of Washington, D.C., suburbs to the state of Maryland. The National Capitol Service Area, consisting solely of the National Mall and federal buildings, would remain the District of Columbia.

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January 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Members of the Congressional Western Caucus released the following statements in opposition to President Biden’s expansion of the moratorium on oil and gas leases for federal lands and waters.

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January 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) 199 of his Republican colleagues sent a letter to Congressional leadership this morning in opposition to Democrat efforts to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which has existed for more than forty years and prevents the federal government from funding abortion.

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