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December 31, 2020 Weekly Column

When I am traveling across South Dakota I get dozens of questions a day, from the budget deficit to healthcare to national defense to agriculture policy. Over the last two years I’ve regularly used this space to address many of the issues most often asked about. 

December 25, 2020 Weekly Column

The Christmas season is a time of joy, thankfulness, and blessings. Families will gather together, give gifts, and drink libations. This year will look a little different though, and I was reminded as we sacrifice and keep our gatherings smaller this year, there are millions of Americans who have made that sacrifice willingly for generations – our servicemen and women.

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) issued a statement following the bipartisan U.S. House passage of a COVID-19 relief package, an effort Johnson has spearheaded with the Problem Solvers Caucus since September.

December 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), in an attempt to increase public discussion about the COVID-19 vaccine, is asking South Dakotans to vote when he should receive his shot.

December 18, 2020 Weekly Column

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December 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Friday evening, a bipartisan, bicameral surprise billing agreement was announced by the House Ways and Means Committee, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the House Education and Labor Committee, and the Senate Health Committee. Surprise billing has been a priority of U.S.

December 11, 2020 Weekly Column

Congress gets a bad rap for never getting anything done. It’s not completely undeserved, but every single day bills pass out of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate.

This week was no exception. My legislation to honor former Congressman and Rosebud Sioux tribal member Ben Reifel passed the U.S. Senate and is headed to the president’s desk to be signed into law.

December 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) congratulated Congressional App Challenge winner, Samyok Nepal, a student from Brookings High School. Nepal designed an app called Bobcat Notify, which alerts students on school closures for snow days.

December 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD-AL) today pushed congressional leadership to pass their bipartisan Securing Affordable Vaccines Equally (SAVE) for Seniors Act to make sure seniors on traditional Medicare have access to a future COVID-19 vaccine without cost-sharing.

December 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, a provision authored by U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) to improve the Department of Defense’s (DoD) approach to overseeing weapon systems investments was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 Conference Report.


In The News

February 25, 2019 In The News
“I think it’s exciting anytime you can see entrepreneurship at the private sector and at the local government level coming together and making for a better future. We need more agreements like this throughout the country,” said Rep. Johnson.
February 21, 2019 In The News

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Congressman Dusty Johnson took a break from the politics of Washington to make a stop in South Dakota.

He toured Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls Thursday morning before attending a discussion with the Farmer's Business Network.

February 21, 2019 In The News
“The job in Congress can be pretty challenging, but I would tell you it is rewarding. There are good things that can get done. You’ve got to work a lot harder than you want to to get them done, but if it’s one thing I understand, it’s hard work,” said Rep. Jonson.
February 20, 2019 In The News
While a trade agreement with Mexico and Canada was signed by President Donald Trump at the end of November, it has yet to be ratified by Congress. That needs to change, said U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., speaking Wednesday at the Aberdeen Ag Expo at the Best Western Ramkota Inn and Convention Center.
February 14, 2019 In The News
“If you look at this bill on the facts, on its potential to positively impact people’s lives, this is a good bill,” Johnson said.
February 6, 2019 In The News
"If your boss wants you to text, you text. If she wants you to come in and brief her in person, you brief her in person. One thing I'm increasingly seeing is that my boss, the people of South Dakota, want to have this kind of interaction so I better give it to them," said Johnson.
January 24, 2019 In The News
U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., announced Wednesday that he has been chosen for a seat on the House Agriculture Committee.
January 3, 2019 In The News
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