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April 4, 2019 Press Release

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 29, 2019 Weekly Column

I grew up in a large working-class family in central South Dakota. My parents worked hard, every single day. So did I, and so did my brother and my sisters.


March 22, 2019 Weekly Column

I’ve believed for a long time that technical and skilled labor education are the backbone of a strong national workforce. It’s one thing to hear about successful programs at the state and local level, but it’s a totally different experience to witness them firsthand and see the impact programs have on local communities.  

March 15, 2019 Weekly Column

As a self-described policy guy, I’ve spent a lot of time researching topics like agriculture and telecommunications. It’s no secret that when elected I was laser focused on gaining a spot on the Agriculture Committee for South Dakotans. Now as a member of two very different committees, I’ve appreciated how many topics Members of Congress have the opportunity to study and debate.

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.

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.

March 8, 2019 Weekly Column

  Trade is about more than exchanging goods and services.  Trade can lift families and industries out of an economic slump and offer opportunities for growth.  The absence of trade can result in uncertainty and struggle.

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.