Sen. John Thune

South Dakota

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
2005-2017 Senator,
South Dakota
1997-2002 Representative,
South Dakota's At-Large District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Thune is a moderate Republican leader according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship. Thune’s bills have had a total of 178 cosponsors in the 113th Congress.

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Committee Membership

John Thune sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2005 to Apr 2014, Thune missed 39 of 2,882 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is better than the median of 1.8% 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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