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John Randolph Thune (born January 7, 1961) is the junior United States Senator from South Dakota and a member of the Republican Party. He previously served as a United States Representative...

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  • Congress Steers General Motors Probe Focus To Engineers, Considers ...

      News Source: International Business Times | 7 days ago
    One month after congressional committees launched formal probes into why it took GM more than a decade to respond to ignition switch safety defects with the recall, lawmakers still do not know exactly how company engineers initially reacted to the
  • Senate GOP blocks pay equity bill

      News Source: Politico | 7 days ago
    Senate Republicans banded together on Wednesday to block the Paycheck Fairness Act, a Democratic bill aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women. The legislation failed to clear a 60-vote threshold to open debate on the bill, falling short,
  • IRS: 90 Percent of Confused Taxpayers Seek Help in Preparing Their Returns

      News Source: | 7 days ago
    Over the past 20 years, an increasing number of American taxpayers -- bewildered by "the increasing complexity of tax law" and "confusion over how to comply with the tax code" -- have sought help in preparing their income tax returns, IRS
  • Gender pay gap bill faces tough road in Senate

      News Source: Virginian-Pilot Online | 8 days ago
    From the Capitol to the White House, Democrats are rallying behind campaign-season legislation curbing paycheck discrimination against women. The bill, partly designed to energize the party's core voters, stands little chance of surviving in the
  • GOP not fazed by paycheck vote

      News Source: Politico | 8 days ago
    Republicans working to improve their image among women aren't worried about suffering a political backlash if they follow through with plans to block the Paycheck Fairness Act. Most Senate Republicans are expected to unite on Wednesday to block the
  • Rubio: Bush won't deter a 2016 run

      News Source: Politico | 8 days ago
    Sen. Marco Rubio has long considered Jeb Bush his political mentor. But the Florida senator says that relationship won't factor into his decision whether to seek the presidency. With chatter growing over the possibility of a Bush-2016 run, Rubio
  • Election-year GOP split over home-state projects

      News Source: The Olympian | 10 days ago
    This March 25, 2014 file photo shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections can't seem to reach an official party line on that the old
  • Senate's jobless vote could be delayed

      News Source: Politico | 13 days ago
    Republicans are insisting they get a vote on their amendment to the Senate's unemployment insurance proposal, potentially delaying passage of the bill. If the GOP doesn't receive a roll call vote on their package of proposals, aides say a final vote

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