Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'john thune'

Sen. Thune asks Bush for $2B in Indian funding

Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota), a newly elected Republican leader in the Senate, is asking President Bush to include $2 billion in funds for Indian Country in the Bush administration's final budget proposal. Thune led the effort to amend a...

Sen. Thune: A proud legacy for Native Americans

The following is the opinion of Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota). One of my greatest honors in public service has been working with the Great Sioux Nations. South Dakotans are fortunate to live in a state with a rich historical...

Sen. Thune: Addressing meth in Indian Country

The following is the opinion of Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota). South Dakota towns, both large and small, are great places to live, to work, and to raise families. Like towns and cities everywhere, however, there are problems that endanger...

Sen. Thune to host tribal meeting in South Dakota

Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) will host a tribal roundtable in South Dakota tomorrow. Thune plans to hear from tribes on law enforcement, health care and other issues. He said his last roundtable led him to sponsor a $2 billion...

Senate backs bill with $2B for Indian Country

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a global health bill on Wednesday that includes $2 billion for Indian Country. The money is part of a $50 billion package that targets HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other diseases worldwide. Key Senators were able to...

Senate considers $2B infusion into Indian Country

Update. Sen. Thune said the Senate has agreed to his $2 billion amendment and will include it in the bill by a voice vote. He said $750 million will be used for law enforcement and $250 million for health care,...

Column: Sen. Thune takes on law enforcement issues

"When Sen. John Thune ran against then-Sen. Tom Daschle in 2004, he spent a respectable amount of time campaigning on South Dakota's Indian reservations. Four years later, he's back on the reservations. This time, he's working for law and order....

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