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March 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR 5) introduced bicameral, bipartisan legislation to improve public health preparedness by ensuring federal agencies advance a “One Health” approach—the idea that human and animal health are linked, and that they should be studied together—to prevent and respond to disease outbreaks.

March 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Indian Health Service (IHS) announced they will be stripping former Capt. (ret.) Stanley Patrick Weber of his federal pension and benefits. This announcement comes after a U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Board of Inquiry completed its review of Mr.

March 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Angie Craig (D-Minn.) and U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) today urged Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to prioritize reducing U.S.

March 12, 2021 Weekly Column

Temps are rising and the sun isn’t setting at 4:30 in the afternoon – that can only mean one thing – Daylight Saving Time (DST) is here.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Dusty Johnson (R-SD) today along with 100 of his colleagues, led a bipartisan group of Members in a letter to Michael A. Khouri, Chair of the Federal Maritime Commission, voicing concern over reports that certain vessel-operating common carriers (VOCCs) are declining to ship U.S. agricultural commodity exports from U.S. ports.

March 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) today introduced legislation to ensure that new broadband networks are built to provide rural internet customers with sufficient upload and download speeds.

March 5, 2021 Weekly Column

“We can join forces, stop the shouting and lower the temperature. For without unity there is no peace, only bitterness and fury. No progress, only exhausting outrage. No nation, only a state of chaos. This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge, and unity is the path forward.”

Those were the words spoken by President Biden the day he was sworn into office.

March 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the co-chairs of the House Biofuels Caucus introduced two new pieces of legislation to increase access to biofuels and to fully recognize the environmental benefits.

March 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) introduced the Adopt GREET Act, a bill which would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to update its greenhouse gas modeling for ethanol and biodiesel to more accurately reflect the environmental benefits of agriculture and biofuels.  

March 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and U.S. Rep.



In The News

July 5, 2020 In The News

As holiday weekend celebrations are winding down, we take a look back at Friday night at Mount Rushmore, where a large crowd gathered to celebrate the holiday with fireworks and a speech from the 45th President of the United States.

Among the crowd, at Mount Rushmore Friday night were the three members of South Dakota’s Congressional delegation.

July 4, 2020 In The News

Democrats and activists are so obsessed with America's "imperfections," they seem to forget how lucky they are to be here, Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-SD, said Saturday.

February 14, 2020 In The News

As the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is a concept that is often lost in Congress, however, this week was the exception. Legislation unanimously passed the House that will work to protect our borders and our number one industry – agriculture. 

January 27, 2020 In The News

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Representative Dusty Johnson says this is a difficult time for farmers.

The past few weeks, Johnson has been traveling across South Dakota talking to producers and hearing their concerns. He says we are in the fifth year of declining farm revenue and that Chinese tariffs on commodities like soybeans have put a strain on farmers.

January 6, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson learned about the towering accomplishments of Yankton’s Ehresmann Engineering during a special presentation and tour of the factory Monday.

January 3, 2020 In The News

U.S. Sen. John Thune said Iran has an opportunity to change course now that Iranian General Qasem Soleimani has been killed in the Pentagon's airstrike.


Soleimani was the "architect behind Iranian-sponsored chaos and conflict in the Middle East for decades," including U.S. military deaths in Iraq, Thune said in a statement.

December 13, 2019 In The News

This week, South Dakota Representative Dusty Johnson became just the second member of Congress to speak Lakota on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Johnson spoke the language as a way to advocate legislation that would advance the practice of Lakota languages.

November 26, 2019 In The News

Congressman Dusty Johnson is highlighting the importance of the Meals on Wheels program.

Johnson says just in Sioux Falls, 450 people rely on Meals on Wheels for food each day.

He says while it’s important local, state and federal governments support these programs, he is also calling on everyone in the community to help.

November 13, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., recently returned from a trip to Israel, where he said he met with residents and officials of all walks of life about the country's relationship with the United States.

Johnson, of Mitchell, said that while he’s not involved with committee work that is directly related to Israel, he said Middle East issues come up in Congress on a weekly basis.

October 28, 2019 In The News

A heartfelt “thank you” for service and sacrifice was at the core the deactivation ceremony for South Dakota Army National Guard’s Bravo Battery, 1-147th Field Artillery Battalion and 147th Forward Support Company (FSC) Saturday at the Lincoln High School gym in Sioux Falls.