Archive for August 2nd, 2013

Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD)

Seeking a More Efficient and Effective Government

In recent months, there has been a common theme in Washington. Government agencies have abused their power, imposed unnecessary regulations and wasted millions in taxpayer dollars. With a growing list of abuses by federal agencies, South Dakotans are rapidly losing trust in their government. Here in the House, we decided it was time to act.

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Painting of the prayer led by Rev. Jacob Duché at the first congress

In Support of Legislative Discretion on Prayer

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that South Dakota has joined 23 states in a multi-state Amicus or “friend of the court” brief filed in the United States Supreme Court. There is no additional cost to South Dakota to act as Amici curiae counsel. The United States Supreme Court has granted certiorari to determine whether the U.S. Constitution allows for prayer during legislative session, and if so, the extent of Constitutional limitation on such prayer practice.

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Sen. Thune Submits Resolution Recognizing the Service of Vietnam Veterans

Sen. Thune Submits Resolution Recognizing the Service of Vietnam Veterans

Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) today introduced a resolution recognizing the sacrifice that U.S. combat troops made during the Vietnam War and expressing renewed support for the veterans of that conflict. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam. Thune’s resolution is cosponsored by Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.).

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Poll: Nation Would Be Better if More Americans Were Religious

Poll: Nation Would Be Better if More Americans Were Religious

According to a Gallup poll released in May, a whopping 75 percent of Americans think the USA would be a better place to live if more people were religious — even though many of those surveyed reported they don’t attend church themselves. One suggestion being offered to help? Come back to church. A growing national movement is inviting all of America to come to church on Sunday, September 15, for National Back to Church Sunday®.

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Democrats Agree: ObamaCare is a Disaster We Need to Avoid

Democrats Agree: ObamaCare is a Disaster We Need to Avoid

Remember when it was only conservatives who were saying what a disaster ObamaCare was going to be? Yeaaaaah…Well, it’s now unavoidably clear that the rationing we knew would come with ObamaCare was real. Now even Democrat Howard Dean acknowledges this. They had to lie back and forth about whether this thing was a tax. Now, all of Obama’s supporters-including the IRS which is charged with enforcing ObamaCare-are desperately trying to get a waiver so they don’t have to live under ObamaCare like regular Americans. Isn’t it time we killed this ugly monster?

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