Sen. John Thune [R]

Senator from South Dakota

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2005-2016 Senator South Dakota
1997-2002 Representative South Dakota's At-Large District

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Thune has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Thune is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

John Thune sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Thune sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (25%) Health (21%) Transportation and Public Works (18%) Environmental Protection (10%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Thune’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2005 to Oct 2015, Thune missed 43 of 3,419 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is on par with the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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