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.


32° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

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!

 

Noem Fires Back On Attack Ad

May 24, 2012, 10:09 PM by Don Jorgensen

Noem Fires Back On Attack Ad
Rep. Kristi Noem

SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Republican U.S. Representative Kristi Noem is answering questions about the latest attack advertisement by South Dakota Democrats. 

It's a radio ad and in it, they accuse Noem of missing important meetings and votes in Congress.

We caught up with Noem today and she wants to set the record straight.

"I think you're referring to the recent articles about me not attending committees," Noem said.

Noem addressed her attendance in Congress during a Farm Bill listening session she hosted in Sioux Falls on Thursday.

"I've just been real factual with everybody, telling them it's just a bunch of hogwash, I mean it's craziness," Noem said.

On June 23, 2011, Oklahoma congressman Frank Lucas, the chair of the House Agriculture Committee, attempted to introduce Noem at her very first meeting. He soon realized she wasn't there and the committee responded in laughter.

"I think the clip you saw on TV that ag hearing that showed um I was in another committee hearing introducing a bill on wind energy that was very important to South Dakota," Noem said.

Noem serves on three committees and nine sub-committees.

"I have two or three committee hearings at the exact same time. I can't possibly get to them all, but I get to the ones that are critical to South Dakota and I think my voting record, in committee and on the floor says that," Noem said.

Noem's office says she has a 99 percent voting record in committee and nearly 98 percent voting record on the House Floor and for Democrats to suggest she's a no show in Washington is wrong.

"I'm a mom and a South Dakotan, but I still haven't mastered the art of being in two or three places at one time," Noem said.

Any other committee meetings Noem missed, she says she was meeting with South Dakotans.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

SF City Council Considering Billboard Moratorium

3/24/2015 5:02 PM

You may have noticed more billboards going up in Sioux Falls. A new zoning ordinance allows the signs in more places, and some people don't like i...

Full Story | Watch
Iowa Gov. Branstad Cancels Events, Rests After Catching Cold

3/23/2015 2:00 PM

Gov. Terry Branstad took the day off Monday to recover from a cold.

Full Story
Daugaard Vetoes Exempting Amateur Coaches From Sales Tax

3/20/2015 3:40 PM

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has vetoed a measure that would have exempted the earnings of American Legion and VFW baseball coaches from the state sales tax.

Full Story
MN House Passes Tipped Employees Wage Bill

3/24/2015 7:51 AM

The move comes just a year after the first minimum wage increase in nearly a decade bumping the Minnesota's floor wage up to $9.50 an hour by 2016...

Full Story
Daugaard Signs Measure To Carve Out $7.50 Youth Minimum Wage

3/20/2015 2:36 PM

Daugaard weighed his decision before signing the measure Friday to create a $7.50 youth minimum wage.

Full Story


Events