John Thune

John Randolph Thune is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from South Dakota, a seat he has held since 2005. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the U.S. Representative for SD-AL from 1997 to 2003. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
John Thune has 1,521 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1996 Forum as a Republican Representative. The year with the most videos was 2019 with 154 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2020 with an average of 6,604 views per program. Most appearances with Mitch McConnell (172), John A. Barrasso M.D. (142), Roy Blunt (108). Most common tags: Republican Party, Washington Politics, Federal Budget.

Appearances by Title:January 3, 2005 - Present U.S. Senator, R-SD View Map Majority Whip (Jan 03, 2019 - Present) Republican Conference Chair (Jan 26, 2012 - Jan 03, 2019) Republican Policy Committee Chair (Jan 02, 2009 - Jan 26, 2012) Videos: 1,320


U.S. Senate Candidate, South Dakota
c. October 4, 2002 - c. November 5, 2002 Videos: 14 U.S. Representative, R-SD View Map January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2003 Videos: 187 U.S. Representative Candidate,
c. November 5, 1996 - c. November 11, 1996 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    In a 49-44 vote, the Senate confirmed Representative John Ratcliffe’s (R-TX) to become Director of National Intelligence…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

  • Senate Session, Part 1

    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate confirmed Scott Rash’s nomination to be a U.S. district judge for the District of Arizona.

  • Senate Republican Leadership News Conference

    Senate Republican Leadership News Conference

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other members of the Senate Republican leadership team spoke to reporters following a…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    In an 80-16 vote, the Senate voted to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) through December 1, 2023.…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate considered H.R. 6172, the USA Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2020, a bill to reauthorize and reform the Foreign…

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District Map Ideology Rankings Past Elections

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