John Thune

John Randolph Thune is an American politician and senior United States Senator from South Dakota, a member of the Republican Party. He previously served as a United States Representative for . He became South Dakota's senior senator with the retirement of Tim Johnson in 2015. He is the highest-ranking Republican senator from South Dakota, having served as the GOP's Chief Deputy Whip in 2006, chairman of the Republican Policy Committee in June 2009, and Republican Conference Chairman in 2011, the third-ranking position in the Senate. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
John Thune has 1,130 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1996 Forum as a Republican Representative for South Dakota's 1st district. The year with the most videos was 2009 with 121 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 5,614 views per program. Most appearances with Mitch McConnell Jr. (78), John Cornyn (60), John A. Barrasso M.D. (60). Most common tags: Republican Party, Federal Budget, South Dakota.

Appearances by Title:January 3, 2005 - Present U.S. Senator, R-SD View Map Republican Conference Chair (Jan 26, 2012 - Present) Republican Policy Committee Chair (Jan 02, 2009 - Jan 26, 2012) Videos: 930

Previously

U.S. Senate Candidate, South Dakota
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c. October 4, 2002 - c. November 5, 2002 Videos: 14 U.S. Representative, R-SD 1st View Map January 3, 1997 - January 3, 2003 Videos: 186 U.S. Representative Candidate,
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c. November 5, 1996 - c. November 11, 1996 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • TSA Nominee Confirmation Hearing

    TSA Nominee Confirmation Hearing

    David Pekoske, President Trump’s nominee to be the next administrator for the Transportation Security Administration,…

  • Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told reporters he planned to release a discussion draft of the Republican…

  • Senate Session, Part 3

    Senate Session, Part 3

    Members re-convened following a briefing on Senate security in light of the previous-week’s shooting of House Majority Whip…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 98-2 to approve a bill imposing additional sanctions on Iran and Russia. The new sanctions on Iran penalize…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate continued debate on an Iran sanctions measure to penalize companies or people helping Iran develop ballistic…

  • HHS Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request

    HHS Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request

    Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the president’s proposed 2018…

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