Vote — Feb 11, 2016 1:43 p.m.
Nomination Confirmed 93/0
Sen. Thune [R-SD]: Yea
Senator from South Dakota, Republican
Thune, a Republican, has been a senator from South Dakota since Jan 4, 2005 (next election in 2016).
He was previously the representative for South Dakota's at-large district (1997-2002).
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)
John Thune sits on the following committees:
Thune sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (24%) Health (22%) Transportation and Public Works (17%) Environmental Protection (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Government Operations and Politics (5%)
Some of Thune’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2005 to Feb 2016, Thune missed 44 of 3,500 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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