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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.

March 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) supported a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and bigotry following offensive comments by Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN). This is the second resolution to pass the U.S. House of Representatives following offensive comments made by Rep. Omar.

February 28, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) voted against two Democrat gun control measures. The two bills proposed by Democrats in the House (H.R.8, H.R.1112) would heavily curb law-abiding citizens’ access to firearms.

February 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill (S.

February 22, 2019 Weekly Column

After seven consecutive weeks of session in Washington, DC, I was grateful to spend a full week working back in beautiful South Dakota. My first in-state work week was full of “firsts.” 


February 15, 2019 Weekly Column

I came to Congress to solve real issues for South Dakotans. This office has awarded me the opportunity to meet and engage with constituents that perhaps I would not have otherwise had the opportunity to know. Every meeting that comes through my door is important, but I am particularly impressed by the intentionality of South Dakota’s tribal members.

February 8, 2019 Weekly Column

I may not be a farmer, but I know what it’s like to work hard. If you are a farmer during weeks like this one, where Antarctica looks balmy, there is no option to simply take the day off. Farmers endure. Agriculture endures.