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 1,153 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 5,628 views per program. Most appearances with Mitch McConnell Jr. (85), John A. Barrasso M.D. (67), John Cornyn (65). 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: 953


U.S. Senate Candidate, South Dakota
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,
c. November 5, 1996 - c. November 11, 1996 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • Sex Trafficking

    Sex Trafficking

    The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing examining legislation to combat sex trafficking, specifically a section of the…

  • Business Tax Reform

    Business Tax Reform

    Tax policy experts testified at a hearing on possible reforms to the U.S. business tax code. The witnesses changes they believe…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate continued work on 2018 defense spending authorization.

  • Self-Driving Trucks

    Self-Driving Trucks

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on the future of self-driving trucks and how…

  • Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Republican Agenda

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he still stood by his support of Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi in the wake of ethnic violence…

  • Children's Health Insurance Program

    Children's Health Insurance Program

    Funding for the Children’s Health Insurnace Program - known as CHIP - is set to expire at the end of September 2017. The…

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