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Tracking Tim Johnson and Stephanie Herseth Sandlin in Media

Sen. Tim Johnson – SD and Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin – SD-AL

Sen. Tim Johnson – SD

Senate Approval Ratings

Public Policy Polling: A recent survey polled constituents whether or not they have an opinion about their representative. Although the survey did not clarify the specifics of the held opinion, more than 90% of Sen. Johnson’s constituents have an opinion about their representative. More…

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Senator Johnson To Investors: Drop Dead

Index Universe: Matt Hougan: “Politics are colliding with exchange-traded funds and index funds in a major way, for both good and bad. First, the bad news: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) appears to have scuttled reform efforts that would have forced brokers selling investments to act in the best interests of their clients.” More…

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HERSETH SANDLIN ON PRESIDENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR DECEMBER STORM DAMAGE

Rep. Herseth Sandlin: Newsroom: Press Releases: Today, the President declared a major disaster exists in parts of South Dakota affected by storms in late December of last year. Rep. Herseth Sandlin recently joined Senators Johnson and Thune in writing the President to support Governor Rounds’ request for a disaster declaration. More…

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Johnson Joins Colleagues in Introducing Innovative Energy Efficiency Legislation

Sen. Johnson: Newsroom: Press Releases: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) joined a bipartisan group of colleagues today (March 10) in introducing legislation that would make it more affordable for families in rural areas to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.  This legislation, the Rural Energy Improvement Act of 2010, would provide low-interest loans to families to finance energy-efficient improvements, with the cost included in their monthly utility bill. More…

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Master Of Disaster: The Go-To Washington Lobbyist For Financial Predators

TPMMuckraker: Zachary Roth: The same Washington lobbyist who led the sub-prime mortgage industry’s successful bid to shoot down government efforts to curtail risky lending is now helping pay-day lenders to water down the financial-regulatory reform bill currently before Congress. Wright Andrews has been a prodigious political giver for several lawmakers including Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD).  More…

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Partisan concerns loom in Senate for Wall Street reform

CNN: Sen.  Merkley and four other senators introduced Wall Street reform legislation that proposes more reforms than the proposal committee Chairman Sen. Dodd was said to be negotiating. Though Dodd’s proposal has no Republican support, he said he will incorporate many Republican ideas in the hopes he will win bipartisan support. However, Sen.  Dodd abruptly announced that he’s cutting short negotiations in favor of moving forward with the bill. Sen.  Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Johnson (D-SD) said they are still hopeful they can get a bipartisan bill in time. More…

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Johnson Statement on Regulatory Reform Bill

Sen. Johnson: Newsroom: Press Releases: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) released the following statement as Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT) released new financial regulatory reform legislation this afternoon (March 15): “Although I’m still reviewing the proposal, the legislation put forth today by Chairman Dodd incorporates good ideas from Republicans and Democrats alike.” More…

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Regulatory Reform Must Move Forward

Sen. Johnson: Newsroom: Editorial: “This bill will not be perfect or solve all the problems we face, but I believe it is a carefully crafted, thoughtful and comprehensive plan to address many important issues.” More…

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Over $6 Million to Improve Health Information Technology in South Dakota

Sen. Johnson: Newsroom: Press Releases: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) announced today (March 15) that the South Dakota Department of Health will receive a $6,081,750 grant to better utilize electronic health medical records to improve the quality and efficiency of the health care system. The funding, from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program. More…

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We Need to Expand Rural Broadband Access

Sen. Johnson: Newsroom: Press Releases: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) today (March 16) applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for announcing its plan to increase the availability of broadband internet connections to more homes and businesses across the country. “I am committed to making sure those services are affordable and that federal policy does not end the Universal Service support that customers rely on in South Dakota.” More…

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Hearing Test

Common Sense Issues: South Dakota: South Dakotans should be very concerned by what Tim Johnson and Stephanie Herseth Sandlin are doing in Washington. Following is a statement from Shantel Krebs, a fourth generation South Dakotan who cares deeply about her state and who is featured in a 60-second radio spot titled ““Hearing Test.” More…

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Constituent Treated with Contempt by Aide of Senator Johnson (D-SD)

The Rush Limbaugh Show: CALLER:  Hey, Rush, I was able to get through to my Democrat Senator, Tim Johnson, yesterday, as well as our Democrat only congresswoman, Herseth Sandlin, and in both cases I was treated to a little contemptuous, young intern who’s basically talking from talking points and trying to school me as to what I should be saying and what I should be doing. More…

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Johnson Announces Launch of New Website

Sen. Johnson: Newsroom: Press Releases: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) today (March 18) announced the launch of his new Senate website at www.johnson.senate.gov. The website uses updated technology to make it easier for South Dakotans to follow the work of Congress and connect people across the state to constituent services provided by the Senator.  More…

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South Dakotans Testify Before Indian Affairs Committee

Sen. Johnson: Newsroom: Press Releases: At an Indian Affairs Committee hearing this afternoon (March 18), U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) took a hard look at ways to increase the amount of trained law enforcement officers on reservations in South Dakota and across Indian Country. “While there are many challenges that face Indian Country, we can all agree that law enforcement is one of the areas that require our immediate attention,” Johnson said. More…

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Amendments and Impasse May Hamper Banking Bill

The New York Times: Sewell Chan: The Obama administration, while focused on the health care debate, has been stepping up political pressure over the financial regulatory overhaul. The Treasury secretary held separate meetings this week with several members of the Banking Committee: Michael F. Bennet, Democrat of Colorado; Michael D. Crapo, Republican of Idaho; and Tim Johnson, Democrat of South Dakota. More…

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Moving Forward on Health Reform

Sen. Johnson: Newsroom: Press Releases: U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) released the following statement as Congress continues to move forward with comprehensive health care reform legislation: “We are on the doorstep of historic reform.” More…

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Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin – SD-AL

Charities Win In Rangel Cash Dump

National Journal: Members of Congress have handed at least $383K they received from embattled Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) to charities, according to a Hotline OnCall survey. Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) gave $17K Charity. More…

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Herseth Sandlin says no to Senate health bill, reconciliation

Rapid City Journal: Herseth Sandlin, D-S.D., confirmed during a telephone conference call with reporters that she won’t vote for the U.S. Senate version of health care reform, just as she didn’t vote for an earlier version approved by the House of Representatives. More…

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HERSETH SANDLIN ON PRESIDENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR DECEMBER STORM DAMAGE

Rep. Herseth Sandlin: Newsroom: Press Releases: Today (March 09), the President declared a major disaster exists in parts of South Dakota affected by storms in late December of last year. Rep. Herseth Sandlin recently joined Senators Johnson and Thune in writing the President to support Governor Rounds’ request for a disaster declaration. More…

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South Dakota: House Hopeful Airs First Radio Ad

CQ Politics: South Dakota state Rep. Blake Curd (R) is up with his first radio ad in the campaign for the state’s at-large House seat.The 60-second introductory spot is airing for two weeks in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s two biggest media markets. Then Curd speaks about Washington’s problems and goes after Democratic incumbent Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin. Herseth Sandlin, he says, “has had her chance. She hasn’t changed Congress, she’s become part of the problem.” More…

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Protecting South Dakota’s Rural Economy

Rep. Herseth Sandlin: Newsroom: OpEd: “As I’ve traveled the state recently and spoken to farmers and ranchers, utility providers, business owners, and community leaders, many South Dakotans have expressed concerns regarding EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.  I believe we need to act to ensure that South Dakota’s rural economy is protected from overly-burdensome regulations that harm our agricultural and energy producers, and other industries.  That’s why I recently signed on as a co-sponsor to what’s known as a “resolution of disapproval” related to EPA’s endangerment finding on greenhouse gas emissions.” More…

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Obama campaign guru eyes House seat

CNN: Political Editor Mark Preston: Senior Obama campaign official Steve Hildebrand is eyeing a Democratic primary challenge to South Dakota Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, a decision he said hinges largely on whether she votes against health care reform later this week. “I want to see how she votes on health care,” Hildebrand said. “If the vote is very, very close and we lose it or come close to losing it, I will take a serious look at challenging her.” More…

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HERSETH SANDLIN ENCOURAGES SOUTH DAKOTANS TO PREPARE FOR SPRING FLOODING; PROVIDES LIST OF FLOODING RESOURCES ON WEBSITE

Rep. Herseth Sandlin: Newsroom: Press Releases: March 16, 2010: Rep. Herseth Sandlin added, “I am committed to working closely with local, state, and federal officials to prepare for flooding and respond to any emergencies in South Dakota. More…

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HERSETH SANDILN ANNOUNCES $29M FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION BONDS

Rep. Herseth Sandlin: Newsroom: Press Releases: Today (March 17), Rep. Herseth Sandlin announced that the state of South Dakota will receive $29,797,000 in allocation authority to issue qualified school construction bonds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More…

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HERSETH SANDLIN MEETS WITH SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE

Rep. Herseth Sandlin: Newsroom: Press Releases: Today (March 17), Rep. Herseth Sandlin met with Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley to discuss national security issues of importance to South Dakota, Ellsworth Air Force Base and Joe Foss Field. More…

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Hearing Test

Common Sense Issues: South Dakota: Following is a statement from Shantel Krebs, a fourth generation South Dakotan who cares deeply about her state and who is featured in a 60-second radio spot titled ““Hearing Test.” The spot draws attention to Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin’s apparent loyalty to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi instead of the taxpayers she supposedly represents. More…

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Undecided Democrats hold power over health bill

USA Today: John Fritze: Herseth Sandlin’s will be a key vote to watch on health care for two reasons: First, she is co-chair of the Blue Dog Coalition and, second, she represents a group of Democrats who are mostly wary of the process being used to pass the bill. More…

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Despite pressure, Herseth Sandlin still a “no” on health care reform

Rapid City Journal: Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin is still a “no” vote on President Barack Obama’s health care reform plan, despite consistent pressure from White House and Democratic leadership in Congress, a spokesman for the congresswoman said Wednesday. More…

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On health care, failures bipartisan, Herseth Sandlin says

Rapid City Journal: Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin criticized congressional Republicans Thursday for making what she said were misleading, partisan attacks rather than cooperating to improve the nation’s health care system. But she also took a swipe at Democratic leadership in Congress for squandering what she called opportunities to “move to the center” on bipartisan health care agreements. More…

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Constituent Treated with Contempt by Aide of Senator Johnson (D-SD)

The Rush Limbaugh Show: CALLER:  Hey, Rush, I was able to get through to my Democrat Senator, Tim Johnson, yesterday, as well as our Democrat only congresswoman, Herseth Sandlin, and in both cases I was treated to a little contemptuous, young intern who’s basically talking from talking points and trying to school me as to what I should be saying and what I should be doing. More…

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