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  • Lack of adequate and timely health care in Indian Country has been an ongoing issue for many years. The Indian Health Service (IHS) of the Great Plains region, which is responsible...
  • While Washington, D.C., was digging out of nearly two feet of snow from winter storm Jonas last week, another kind of storm was unveiled to the American public: the federal budget...
  • In the President’s final State of the Union Address, many of us had hoped to hear him propose serious ideas for reaching across the aisle to address the challenges our...
  • It has been a year since I was sworn into the United States Senate. When you trusted me with your vote to represent you in Washington, I promised to work to reduce burdensome...
  • As we ring in 2016, many South Dakotans will make New Year’s Resolutions for themselves. Oftentimes, these resolutions are self-improvement goals for the year ahead. As I...
  • A healthy economy is dependent on a strong and reliable transportation system. In South Dakota, we rely on the Interstate System and the National Highway System to travel across...
  • The American people deserve a healthcare system that works for them, not against them. One that is truly affordable for all families, offers viable health insurance options and...
  • South Dakotans – and all Americans – stand united with France after last week’s terror attacks in Paris. With 129 murdered and more than 350 wounded, they were...
  • On November 11, South Dakotans across the state once again gathered in auditoriums, gymnasiums, Legion halls and at memorials to recognize the service and sacrifices of our...
  • Veterans Day is a special time to thank the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States of America, past and present, and acknowledge those who have sacrificed...
  • In South Dakota, we take great pride in our land. We rely on our vast natural resources for nearly every aspect of our lives: to provide clean water, maximize ag production,...
  • South Dakotans continue to suffer from overreaching, misguided rules being promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since President Obama took office, the EPA has...
  • In South Dakota, we celebrate Native Americans' Day rather than the federal holiday known as Columbus Day.  This historic state holiday originated in 1990 when Governor George...
  • As the United States continues to face grave threats at home and abroad, it is as important as ever to make sure our armed forces have our full support. Between the rise of ISIS...
  • The internet has become such an integral part of our daily lives that most of us take it for granted. It is where we go to read the news, pay our bills, socialize with others, do...
  • Washington, D.C., recently hosted Pope Francis during his first visit to the United States. Not just Catholics, but citizens across the country have been preparing for his...
  • With September in full swing, students across the state are back in the classroom to begin a new school year. Making sure our kids receive a top-notch education is important to me...
  • This month, as we pause to recognize the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 and 2012 Benghazi terror attacks and remember those we lost, we are reminded...
  • With the elections far behind us and so many pressing issues before us - the Iran deal, the rise of ISIS and “lone wolf” terrorists, a national highway bill and cyber...
  • In my first eight months working as a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I'm beginning to learn just how complicated it can be for our veterans to work with...