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November 20, 2020 Weekly Column

Like most South Dakotans, I want to keep our schools open and our economy strong. If we don’t get COVID-19 under control, that’s going to be increasingly difficult.

November 12, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) applauded the Senate passage of his bipartisan bill to safeguard Educational Impact Aid for military and tribal schoolchildren amid the pandemic. The bill is now headed to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The Impact Aid Coronavirus Relief Act (H.R.

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November 6, 2020 Weekly Column

November is memorable for many things – including Election Day and the start of the holiday season – but it also marks the start of National Adoption Month.

In South Dakota, the average age of a child waiting to be adopted is nine years old. My youngest is eight – it’s heartbreaking knowing there are so many children my son’s age in need of a loving home.

October 30, 2020 Press Release

America is a special place.

I was reminded of that this week as I had coffee with Svitlana and Iryna. Both of these women moved to America from Ukraine two years ago. Both are married to hardworking husbands, and both have children.

October 30, 2020 Weekly Column

America is a special place.

I was reminded of that this week as I had coffee with Svitlana and Iryna. Both of these women moved to America from Ukraine two years ago. Both are married to hardworking husbands, and both have children.

October 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, members of the Western Caucus released the following statements after Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced the delisting of the gray wolf in the lower 48 states. 

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October 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) introduced the Securing Affordable Vaccines Equally (SAVE) for Seniors Act, bipartisan legislation that would ensure seniors on traditional Medicare have access to a future COVID-19 vaccine without cost-sharing.

October 16, 2020 Weekly Column

This week I hit the road and traveled across the state to sit down with our students and enjoy a hot meal during school lunch. It’s National School Lunch Week, so I toured schools from Box Elder to Vermillion.

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October 9, 2020 Weekly Column

We all know 2020 has been a year filled with adversity. While the majority of this year has been tough for most, it’s not been all bad. I was reminded of the good still happening in this world last week when my wife told me about the story of Mitchell resident, Samantha Schaefer. 

October 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) introduced 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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October 24, 2019 In The News

Today U.S. Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), Liz Cheney (R-WY), and Frank Lucas (R-OK), introduced the Livestock Risk Management and Education Act, a bill that would provide grants to certain state land-grant universities to better equip livestock producers with risk management training.

October 21, 2019 In The News

Rep. Dusty Johnson is co-sponsoring a bill in the U.S. House to help agricultural students at public schools.

The bill would provide federal grants for risk management training, teaching students about volatility in the livestock market. 

October 20, 2019 In The News

A partial breakthrough in the on-going trade dispute with China.

That country has now agreed to once again allow U-S poultry products to be sold in the country ending a five year ban following an outbreak of Avian Flu in 2014.

U-S trade representatives say this development could lead to $1 billion in U-S poultry exports to China over the next year.

October 8, 2019 In The News

A South Dakota woman has spent months raising funds to support a trip to the nation’s capital, hoping to speak to lawmakers about CMT, a nervous system disorder. When she wasn’t able to raise enough to make the trip Congressman Dusty Johnson came to her instead.

 

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October 8, 2019 In The News

Place a politician into a roomful of curious news reporters and there’s a chance that mayhem will ensue, with questions being shouted and the elected office holder trying his or her best to come up with a politically correct answer.

 

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September 25, 2019 In The News

U.S. Sen. John Thune and U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson applauded a new U.S. trade deal with Japan as a positive for the agriculture industry.

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September 18, 2019 In The News

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota's Republican U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson says it's time for Congress to pass a trade deal with Mexico and Canada.

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September 11, 2019 In The News

Sen. John Thune's thoughts were with his hometown of Sioux Falls as it faced the aftermath of three tornadoes.

"I'm grateful to all the emergency responders, electric crews and all those who worked through the night to keep residents safe," Thune said on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.

September 4, 2019 In The News

PIERRE, S.D. — Looking to ease the burden of child care for parents in college, U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., is planning to introduce a bill to open federal college and university grant dollars to fund more accessible child care to student-parents.

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August 31, 2019 In The News

 

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Kelo.com) -- Representative Dusty Johnson is looking to make the transition for single parents going into higher ed a little easier. In the month of September Johnson will introduce the Empower Parents in College Act.

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