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John Thune

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John Thune
First Name: John
Last Name: Thune
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Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Thune
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State: South Dakota
Office: Senate
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Party: Republican
Incumbent or Challenger: Incumbent
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Senate Official Site: http://www.thune.senate.gov/public/
Campaign Site: http://www.johnthune.com/
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Campaign Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnthune/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/SenJohnThune
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Draft summary for the individual at Wikipedia

In 2011, John Thune voted to limit the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. (1) In 2013, he voted to make it harder for Congress to put a price on carbon through a point of order opposing a carbon tax or a fee on carbon emissions. (The vote did not pass by 2/3.) (2) In a November 16, 2014 interview, he said “Well, look, climate change is occurring, it's always occurring, Chris. There are a number of factors that contribute to that, including human activity. The question is, what are we going to do about it and at what cost?” (3) In a series of roll call votes attached to debate about Keystone on January 21, 2015, he voted against Amendment 87 by Sen. Hoeven that climate change is real and human activity contributes to climate change (4), and against Amendment 58 by Sen. Schatz, that human activity "significantly" contributes to climate change. (5) In 2015, he voted against the Clean Power Plan. (6)

1. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 54, 2011-04-06. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=1&vote=00054

2. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 59, 2013-03-22. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00059

3. “Battles brewing over immigration, ObamaCare, climate change”, Fox News Sunday, 2016-11-16. http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-sunday-chris-wallace/2014/11/16/battles-brewing-over-immigration-obamacare-climate-change#p//v/3894070927001

4. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 11, 2015-01-21. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00011

5. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 12, 2015-01-21. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00012

6. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress - 1st Session, Vote Number 307, 2015-11-17. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00307#top


1. What are the individual's views on whether climate change is real and caused by human activity?

In a November 16, 2014 interview, John Thune said “Well, look, climate change is occurring, it's always occurring, Chris. There are a number of factors that contribute to that, including human activity. The question is, what are we going to do about it and at what cost?” http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-sunday-chris-wallace/2014/11/16/battles-brewing-over-immigration-obamacare-climate-change#p//v/3894070927001 In a series of roll call votes attached to debate about Keystone on January 21, 2015, he voted against Amendment 87 by Sen. Hoeven that climate change is real and human activity contributes to climate change (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00011), and against Amendment 58 by Sen. Schatz, that human activity "significantly" contributes to climate change (http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00012).

2. What votes, actions, and governmental/organizational activities on climate change and clean energy has the individual led/supported/opposed?

In 2011, he voted to limit the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=1&vote=00054 In 2013, he voted to make it harder for Congress to put a price on carbon through a point of order opposing a carbon tax or a fee on carbon emissions. (The vote did not pass by 2/3.) http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00059 In 2015, he voted against the Clean Power Plan. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=114&session=1&vote=00307#top

3. What has the individual said about local and regional climate-related impacts and activities?

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