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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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February 4, 2021 Weekly Column

As we all know by now, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted just about every part of life – federal government agencies are no exception. One of the most frustrating realities of this pandemic was the impact it had on IRS operations.

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January 29, 2021 Weekly Column

Over the last several years, there’s been a lot of discussion about making our nation’s capital city the 51st state in the union. I think that’s a bad idea, but it’s supported by many for a few reasons.

Some support statehood for Washington, D.C., because they want to expand Democratic control of the United States Senate. I’m opposed to that kind of a political power grab.

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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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January 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) joined Newsmax Wake Up America with Rob Finnerty to discuss his constitutional amendment to cap the Supreme Court at nine justices.

Click here to watch the full interview.

January 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In advance of this year’s reauthorization of the five-year highway bill, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) has been appointed to the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.

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In The News

August 15, 2019 In The News

As part of an investigation into labor trafficking in South Dakota, the Argus Leader asked our state's congressional delegation about the extent of illegal labor practices in the area and possible solutions.

 

August 9, 2019 In The News

An average summer day in South Dakota is 82 degrees. While I am in the state for the August work period, I want to make sure I get face time with as many of you as possible.

August 9, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson was in Aberdeen for a town hall-style event at the Twist Cone.

His event, called “Inside Scoop with Dusty” drew a crowd of about 40.

Earlier in the day Johnson met with a group of constituents at Aberdeen Development Corp. and toured Avera St. Luke’s Hospital.

June 18, 2019 In The News

Spaghetti with meat sauce, hot hamburger with mashed potatoes, beef and noodles and cheeseburgers — these are the tasty menu items enjoyed by students at Wall School in Wall, S.D., all prepared by head cook Lynn Dunker using locally-raised beef.

June 12, 2019 In The News

A newly introduced bill could help alleviate feed shortages.

"Across the state of South Dakota and really nationwide have experienced a spring in which excess moisture has been a problem," vice president of South Dakota Corn Growers Association, farms in McCook County, Scott Stahl said.

June 12, 2019 In The News

Representatives Dusty Johnson of South Dakota and Angie Craig of Minnesota have introduced the Feed Emergency Enhancement During Disasters or FEEDD Act. The legislation gives farmers and ranchers additional flexibility to help alleviate feed shortages during planting seasons due to drought or with high levels of prevent plant due to extreme moisture.

June 11, 2019 In The News

McCOOK COUNTY, S.D.  (KELO) - From a wet, muddy calving season to soggy fields, this spring has been anything but easy for farmers and ranchers. Now a new bill could hopefully relieve some of their stress.

April 29, 2019 In The News

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid overdoses kill an average of 130 Americans each day.

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April 26, 2019 In The News

As someone who didn’t grow up around technology, U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., said he doesn’t envy the youth of today because he recognizes the extra challenges that social media bring.

Johnson, South Dakota’s lone representative in the U.S. House, was at Central High School Thursday morning fielding questions from students in government class.

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April 22, 2019 In The News

South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson is back in KELOLAND after what he calls an "educational" trip to the southern border. Johnson and fellow members of Congress spent time in southwest Arizona earlier this week. 

After spending time down south, Johnson says the hands-on experience at the U.S.-Mexico border is something every member of Congress should take part in. 

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