User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


40° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Thune Continues Rise Up Senate Republican Ladder

January 24, 2012, 10:51 AM
Updated: January 24, 2012, 1:30 PM

Thune Continues Rise Up Senate Republican Ladder
Senator John Thune

SIOUX FALLS, SD - Sen. John Thune is set to become the third-highest ranking Republican in the U.S. Senate when he assumes the position of conference chairman.

Thune has been the GOP's policy committee chairman since 2009 but moves up the leadership ladder as Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee relinquishes the title.  He was elected to the post in December but the leadership change takes place Wednesday during the Republicans' annual Senate retreat at Mount Vernon.

The South Dakotan's previous leadership job involved providing colleagues and staffers with information on every bill and vote. He says his new position will involve communicating the party's message.

Thune is the highest ranking Republican senator from South Dakota since Sen. Chan Gurney of Yankton, who served as conference vice-chair, the No. 5 position, in the 1940s.

Previous Story

Next Story


Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

State Lawmaker Married A Day Before Heading To Legislature

1/19/2015 2:59 PM

Not many South Dakotans spend their honeymoon at the state Capitol.

Full Story
Congressional Delegation Reacts To Obama's Speech

1/21/2015 6:23 AM

Members of South Dakota's all-Republican congressional delegation say ideas presented by Democratic President Barack Obama in his State of the Uni...

Full Story
North Dakota Senator Invites Couple To State Of Union

1/20/2015 10:20 AM

Each senator gets one ticket for a guest, and Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson gave Heitkamp his ticket so she could invite both husband and wife.

Full Story
Republican Senators Want To Phase Out Social Security Tax

1/20/2015 1:38 PM

Minnesota is one of just seven states that apply an income tax to Social Security. Seniors who make less than $25,000 a year are exempt.

Full Story
U.S. House GOP Abruptly Drops Vote On Abortion Bill

1/22/2015 6:20 AM

Republican leaders were forced late Wednesday to abruptly drop plans for House debate of legislation criminalizing most abortions after 20 weeks of pr...

Full Story


Events