Sen. John Thune

Senator from South Dakota


Senior Senator

Elected Positions

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

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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

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2005 to May 2015, Thune missed 42 of 3,326 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than 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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