John Thune


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We can make the individual side permanent. All it takes is a few Democrats to help us do
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Nov 15 2017
John Thune has been quoted 103 times. The one recent article where John Thune has been quoted is This is Swamp 101’: Democrats furious over new GOP attempt to gut Obamacare. Most recently, John Thune was quoted as having said, “All we need is a few Dems to help us.”.
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Sep 27 2017

It's all going to be when we get 50 votes for something, and when we do, we'll find a process that fits. And who knows. Maybe unicorns will come around here and we'll get some sort of bipartisan

Sep 27 2017 - Obamacare

I'd like to know where they are. He must be using a different calculator than the rest of

Sep 27 2017

We have to deliver on tax reform. I don't think failure is an

Sep 25 2017 - Obamacare

I don't anticipate that we'll probably be picking it up again. I think right now the focus is going to be tax reform and we try to be very clear-eyed about how challenging that is going to be but at the same time realize that this would be an important victory for the American people if we can get it across the finish

Sep 21 2017

We're a handful of votes short of having the 50 that we

Sep 19 2017 - Sex

I believe that these companies–like the rest of us–have an obligation to do

Sep 18 2017 - Obamacare

I just told Bill Cassidy he's a grave robber. This thing was six feet under, and I think he's revived it to the point where there's a lot of positive buzz and forward momentum. But it still comes down to, in the Senate, getting 50

Sep 12 2017 - Obamacare

It would take an extraordinary lift to get that done before the

Sep 08 2017 - American politics

I think in the end the president is going to need to work with the Republican leadership in the Congress to get the major items on his agenda done. There just isn't a lot of agreement with Democrats on some of these major

Sep 06 2017 - Driverless cars

Self-driving technology for trucks and other large vehicles has emerged as a pivotal issue in Congress' attempt to help usher in a new era of

Aug 04 2017 - Trump-Putin

We've had our vote, and we're moving on to tax

Aug 04 2017

On the next big thing, we can't fail. We have to double down on tax

Aug 02 2017

I would like to see us at least attempt to work with the Democrats to see if there are any of them … who are willing to work with us on tax reform that we think truly is

Jul 27 2017 - Republican Party

Voting on something at the end of the process when it's the only train leaving the station . . . I think that's a different vote for a lot of

Jul 27 2017 - Obamacare

Clearly, it has proven to be quite challenging to get 50 Republicans on board with one solution, but it's been trying to move pieces around to try to get everyone comfortable and find a good landing spot. We just haven't gotten there

Jul 26 2017 - Obamacare

The end game is to be able to move something at the end of this process across the senate floor that can get 50 votes and get it to conference with the

Jul 24 2017

I'd love for him to be here but I just don't expect

Jul 24 2017

We'll go back to the drawing board. It's not a question of if, it's a question of

Jul 23 2017 - American politics

The initial vote was simply a way to open debate on the bill so that senators from both parties could offer amendments. The first vote, which will occur sometime this week, will be to proceed to the consideration of that legislation and to at least have a debate where we can have an open amendment

Jul 23 2017 - Sanctions

I think (it) will pass probably overwhelmingly again in the Senate and with a veto-proof

Jul 23 2017 - Republican Party

That's a judgment that Senator McConnell will make at some point this week before the vote. But no matter which camp you're in, you can't have a debate about either unless we get on the bill. So we need a 'yes'

Jul 23 2017 - Obamacare

We are going to vote to repeal and replace

Jul 23 2017 - Republican Party

I want to see all our senators come back, so I would prefer that they would focus on defeating the Democratic opponents and invest their time and resources and energy on

Jul 23 2017

We're sort of waiting on the administration to tell us what it is exactly they want to

Jul 19 2017 - Obamacare

We don't have any delusions about the fact that this is going to be very hard. And we still have members who are not there

Jul 12 2017

Obviously that's the direction I think that a lot of our members want to move, is to keep some of those (taxes) in place and be able to use those revenues to put it into other places in the

Jul 11 2017

I think we have narrowed it down to where we know where the decision points

Jun 27 2017 - Republican Party

They want to play a constructive role, and I think they are sort of looking to us to say what that is. The ball is in the Senate's

Jun 22 2017

We've got members who are going to be interested in looking at the text and looking to see what they can do to refine and improve and dial things accordingly to try and figure out how we get 50 votes. There's a lot of areas that are probably subject to dials: tax credit,

Jun 20 2017 - Obamacare

It's high time we turned the page on this failed Obamacare

Jun 15 2017 - Obamacare

I think most of the taxes are going to go away. Our members are still having a conversation about if we want to make changes that are in the end going to require some additional

Jun 15 2017 - Twitter

I would like to see the president stay off of

Jun 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

I think he realizes, you know, our bill is going to move, probably, from where the House was and he seems fine with that. He talked about making sure that we have a bill that protects people with preexisting

Jun 07 2017

There have been many concerns raised regarding recent proposals for ATC reform and the potential impact on small community air

Jun 06 2017 - Driverless cars

We're not there yet but we are getting

Jun 06 2017 - Republican Party

Obviously, we're going to have a vote one way or the other, but if we don't pass something and we go into '18, you know, it's on us to try and get this

Jun 06 2017 - Trump Presidency

As we move forward in discussing potential reforms, getting a bill to President Trump's desk will require bipartisan support as well as a consensus among the aviation community on a way

Jun 05 2017 - Republican Party

The sooner we can do that the better and obviously it gives us time to work through whatever differences there are between our bill and the House

May 25 2017 - Republican Party

Even amid charged rhetoric from both sides, I remain optimistic that there can still be a bipartisan congressional effort to pass open internet

May 24 2017

I think they're trying to do their best to come up with a budget that gets where we need to go but doesn't take on in a significant way entitlement programs, which is where most of us know the money is. And so that part is

May 22 2017 - American politics

We want to get more people into the pool and that obviously makes it better for

May 18 2017 - FCC

We need a statute offering clear and enduring rules that balance innovation and investment throughout the entire internet

May 18 2017 - FCC

We should not…view the FCC's action today as a final outcome. While I commend Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Mike O'Rielly for taking this necessary step, I fully recognize that today's action alone does not create ideal certainty for the internet. There is more work yet to

May 17 2017

Either he has a reckless contempt for the truth, or he can't discern the truth from lies. In either case, that's a miserable commentary on the elected leader of the free

May 16 2017 - American politics

These are daily – not daily, hopefully, but it seems like lately daily – distractions, and you just have to manage around it. I think our job is to try and stay focused on the things that we want to

May 15 2017 - Trump Presidency

I would be concerned anytime we're discussing sensitive subjects with the

May 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

It's another little speed bump in the road, I guess you could say. You just kind of have to play the hand you're

May 12 2017

They didn't score the more recent version right? We don't know how much is available to modify the tax credit from the house bill. We know what they were proposing to have in there but we haven't seen an official CBO

May 11 2017 - Republican Party

Of course there are unanswered questions, and I think the administration needs to give a more full explanation with respect to the timing and how it was done, the rationale for it. I think if they answer those questions as quickly and honestly as possible ... things will sort of get back to

May 11 2017 - Republican Party

While this was ultimately a judgment call by the president, I think there are questions about timing that the administration and Justice Department are going to need to answer in the days

Apr 06 2017 - SCOTUS

I think Democrats are playing with fire. What goes around comes around. And someday they're going to be in the

Apr 05 2017 - FCC

I don't think it hurts for the FCC to move [first] because it puts additional pressure on Congress. I think it's going to be hard to get Democrats on this committee, or Democrats generally, unless the FCC starts

Mar 30 2017

From long-term forecasting that can prevent costly agricultural losses to more actionable information about severe weather, this legislation will help save lives and reduce avoidable property

Mar 23 2017

It's being whipped as we speak. We'll

Mar 23 2017

We have language on it with all the different thresholds and when it kicks in and how it varies among both age and

Mar 16 2017

We want to build on what the House has done, and we think that this amendment does that. It just makes it more defensible both in terms of the policy implications and the

Mar 14 2017

It'd be nice to add it to the House bill, but if necessary it'd be in the

Mar 07 2017

Everybody right now is trying to leverage their position … but when push comes to shove, it's going to either be a vote for a status quo or a vote to repeal this and to a better way. We have a difference of opinion right now but I think before this is all said and done consensus will

Feb 27 2017

Mr. Ross will bring decades of business, entrepreneurial and civic experience to this important

Feb 27 2017

I believe his extensive management experience in the private sector, and his understanding of the challenges faced by workers and businesses alike, will equip him well for the job of leading the Department of

Feb 15 2017

There are things we want to get done here, and we want to have a clear-eyed focus on our agenda, and this constant disruption and drumbeat with these questions that keep being raised is a

Jan 26 2017

We view that to be a matter of set

Jan 26 2017

I've not seen any evidence to that effect, but if they want to take that issue up, that's a decision obviously that he can make. All I can say is what I've said before, and that is that we've moved on, the election's over with, we had a decisive winner in our constitutional system, and we're ready to go to

Jan 26 2017

It's a work in

Jan 25 2017

What we have to do is focus on the things that unite us. A work in

Jan 24 2017

I don't know what that number is. You'll have to get that information for him. But like the leader said, there's always a certain amount of irregularity that goes on in elections - someplace perhaps more so than others. How you quantify that I'm not sure but he must have his

Jan 18 2017

I will be asking Mr. Ross about many of the challenges facing the department and our economy. First and foremost, I will be asking how he plans to deal with trade

Jan 12 2017

He's not a creature of this place so there's always a bit of a learning

Jan 04 2017

Everyone realizes there's going to have to be a phase-in, phase-out

Dec 06 2016

His positions on trade are somewhat different than members up here have, but we'll figure out a way to sort it all out. It'll probably be a

Dec 05 2016

The key to me is that what tax reform ought to be about is

Dec 02 2016

I think it would depend entirely on how committed the administration was to pushing some sort of

Oct 12 2016

I intend to support the nominee of our party. But he's got a lot of work to do, I think, if he's going to have any hope of winning this

Sep 29 2016

Congress now needs to pass this plan in the coming weeks to avoid service disruptions that will impact shippers across the country and commuter railroad

Sep 20 2016

We're close to ending unfair gag clauses that can intimidate consumers away from telling the truth about their purchase

Jun 23 2016

I'm not sure what the purpose of the trip

May 24 2016

Any attempt by a neutral and inclusive social media platform to censor or manipulate political discussion is an abuse of trust and inconsistent with the values of an open

Mar 16 2016 - Fiat Chrysler

I don't think having the Department of Transportation decide what is reasonable or unreasonable is a correct route to

Mar 01 2016

I've always said that Republicans in Congress have to run their own races, you know, you've got to take care of your own business, It doesn't matter what's happening above you. Obviously that has down-ballot impacts but you can't control

Mar 01 2016

I'll support the

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