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We've had our vote, and we're moving on to tax reform.feedback
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John Thune has been quoted 82 times. The one recent article where John Thune has been quoted is With Few Wins in Congress, Republicans Agree on Need to Agree. Most recently, John Thune was quoted as having said, “On the next big thing, we can't fail. We have to double down on tax reform.”.
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Jul 23 2017 - Republican Party

That's a judgment that Senator McConnell will make at some point this week before the vote. But no matter which camp you're in, you can't have a debate about either unless we get on the bill. So we need a 'yes' vote.feedback

Jul 23 2017 - Obamacare

We are going to vote to repeal and replace Obamacare.feedback

Jul 23 2017 - Republican Party

I want to see all our senators come back, so I would prefer that they would focus on defeating the Democratic opponents and invest their time and resources and energy on that.feedback

Jul 23 2017

We're sort of waiting on the administration to tell us what it is exactly they want to do.feedback

Jul 19 2017 - Obamacare

We don't have any delusions about the fact that this is going to be very hard. And we still have members who are not there yet.feedback

Jul 12 2017

Obviously that's the direction I think that a lot of our members want to move, is to keep some of those (taxes) in place and be able to use those revenues to put it into other places in the bill.feedback

Jul 11 2017

I think we have narrowed it down to where we know where the decision points are.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - Republican Party

They want to play a constructive role, and I think they are sort of looking to us to say what that is. The ball is in the Senate's court.feedback

Jun 22 2017

We've got members who are going to be interested in looking at the text and looking to see what they can do to refine and improve and dial things accordingly to try and figure out how we get 50 votes. There's a lot of areas that are probably subject to dials: tax credit, Medicaid.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Obamacare

It's high time we turned the page on this failed Obamacare experiment.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Obamacare

I think most of the taxes are going to go away. Our members are still having a conversation about if we want to make changes that are in the end going to require some additional revenue.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Twitter

I would like to see the president stay off of Twitter.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

I think he realizes, you know, our bill is going to move, probably, from where the House was and he seems fine with that. He talked about making sure that we have a bill that protects people with preexisting conditions.feedback

Jun 07 2017

There have been many concerns raised regarding recent proposals for ATC reform and the potential impact on small community air service.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Driverless cars

We're not there yet but we are getting closer.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Republican Party

Obviously, we're going to have a vote one way or the other, but if we don't pass something and we go into '18, you know, it's on us to try and get this fixed.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Trump Presidency

As we move forward in discussing potential reforms, getting a bill to President Trump's desk will require bipartisan support as well as a consensus among the aviation community on a way forward.feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Republican Party

The sooner we can do that the better and obviously it gives us time to work through whatever differences there are between our bill and the House bill.feedback

May 25 2017 - Republican Party

Even amid charged rhetoric from both sides, I remain optimistic that there can still be a bipartisan congressional effort to pass open internet protections.feedback

May 24 2017

I think they're trying to do their best to come up with a budget that gets where we need to go but doesn't take on in a significant way entitlement programs, which is where most of us know the money is. And so that part is frustrating.feedback

May 22 2017 - American politics

We want to get more people into the pool and that obviously makes it better for everybody.feedback

May 18 2017 - FCC

We need a statute offering clear and enduring rules that balance innovation and investment throughout the entire internet ecosystem.feedback

May 18 2017 - FCC

We should not…view the FCC's action today as a final outcome. While I commend Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Mike O'Rielly for taking this necessary step, I fully recognize that today's action alone does not create ideal certainty for the internet. There is more work yet to do.feedback

May 17 2017

Either he has a reckless contempt for the truth, or he can't discern the truth from lies. In either case, that's a miserable commentary on the elected leader of the free world.feedback

May 16 2017 - American politics

These are daily – not daily, hopefully, but it seems like lately daily – distractions, and you just have to manage around it. I think our job is to try and stay focused on the things that we want to accomplish.feedback

May 15 2017 - Trump Presidency

I would be concerned anytime we're discussing sensitive subjects with the Russians.feedback

May 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

It's another little speed bump in the road, I guess you could say. You just kind of have to play the hand you're dealt.feedback

May 12 2017

They didn't score the more recent version right? We don't know how much is available to modify the tax credit from the house bill. We know what they were proposing to have in there but we haven't seen an official CBO score.feedback

May 11 2017 - Republican Party

Of course there are unanswered questions, and I think the administration needs to give a more full explanation with respect to the timing and how it was done, the rationale for it. I think if they answer those questions as quickly and honestly as possible ... things will sort of get back to normal.feedback

May 11 2017 - Republican Party

While this was ultimately a judgment call by the president, I think there are questions about timing that the administration and Justice Department are going to need to answer in the days ahead.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - SCOTUS

I think Democrats are playing with fire. What goes around comes around. And someday they're going to be in the minority.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - FCC

I don't think it hurts for the FCC to move [first] because it puts additional pressure on Congress. I think it's going to be hard to get Democrats on this committee, or Democrats generally, unless the FCC starts something.feedback

Mar 30 2017

From long-term forecasting that can prevent costly agricultural losses to more actionable information about severe weather, this legislation will help save lives and reduce avoidable property loss.feedback

Mar 23 2017

It's being whipped as we speak. We'll see.feedback

Mar 23 2017

We have language on it with all the different thresholds and when it kicks in and how it varies among both age and income.feedback

Mar 16 2017

We want to build on what the House has done, and we think that this amendment does that. It just makes it more defensible both in terms of the policy implications and the politics.feedback

Mar 14 2017

It'd be nice to add it to the House bill, but if necessary it'd be in the Senate.feedback

Mar 07 2017

Everybody right now is trying to leverage their position … but when push comes to shove, it's going to either be a vote for a status quo or a vote to repeal this and to a better way. We have a difference of opinion right now but I think before this is all said and done consensus will emerge.feedback

Feb 27 2017

Mr. Ross will bring decades of business, entrepreneurial and civic experience to this important position.feedback

Feb 27 2017

I believe his extensive management experience in the private sector, and his understanding of the challenges faced by workers and businesses alike, will equip him well for the job of leading the Department of Commerce.feedback

Feb 15 2017

There are things we want to get done here, and we want to have a clear-eyed focus on our agenda, and this constant disruption and drumbeat with these questions that keep being raised is a distraction.feedback

Jan 26 2017

We view that to be a matter of set law.feedback

Jan 26 2017

I've not seen any evidence to that effect, but if they want to take that issue up, that's a decision obviously that he can make. All I can say is what I've said before, and that is that we've moved on, the election's over with, we had a decisive winner in our constitutional system, and we're ready to go to work.feedback

Jan 26 2017

It's a work in progress.feedback

Jan 25 2017

What we have to do is focus on the things that unite us. A work in progress.feedback

Jan 24 2017

I don't know what that number is. You'll have to get that information for him. But like the leader said, there's always a certain amount of irregularity that goes on in elections - someplace perhaps more so than others. How you quantify that I'm not sure but he must have his methodology.feedback

Jan 18 2017

I will be asking Mr. Ross about many of the challenges facing the department and our economy. First and foremost, I will be asking how he plans to deal with trade matters.feedback

Jan 12 2017

He's not a creature of this place so there's always a bit of a learning curve.feedback

Jan 04 2017

Everyone realizes there's going to have to be a phase-in, phase-out period.feedback

Dec 06 2016

His positions on trade are somewhat different than members up here have, but we'll figure out a way to sort it all out. It'll probably be a negotiation.feedback

Dec 05 2016

The key to me is that what tax reform ought to be about is growth.feedback

Dec 02 2016

I think it would depend entirely on how committed the administration was to pushing some sort of reforms.feedback

Oct 12 2016

I intend to support the nominee of our party. But he's got a lot of work to do, I think, if he's going to have any hope of winning this election.feedback

Sep 29 2016

Congress now needs to pass this plan in the coming weeks to avoid service disruptions that will impact shippers across the country and commuter railroad passengers.feedback

Sep 20 2016

We're close to ending unfair gag clauses that can intimidate consumers away from telling the truth about their purchase experiences.feedback

Jun 23 2016

I'm not sure what the purpose of the trip is.feedback

May 24 2016

Any attempt by a neutral and inclusive social media platform to censor or manipulate political discussion is an abuse of trust and inconsistent with the values of an open internet.feedback

Mar 16 2016 - Fiat Chrysler

I don't think having the Department of Transportation decide what is reasonable or unreasonable is a correct route to go.feedback

Mar 01 2016

I've always said that Republicans in Congress have to run their own races, you know, you've got to take care of your own business, It doesn't matter what's happening above you. Obviously that has down-ballot impacts but you can't control that.feedback

Mar 01 2016

I'll support the nominee.feedback

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