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DUSTY JOHNSON

From freezing the Supreme Court at nine members to preserving Mount Rushmore, Rep. Dusty Johnson is re-introducing previously-failed legislation he hopes will succeed in the GOP-controlled House.
Entering the final days of the current Congress, a $1.7 trillion appropriations bill funding major government operations until next year is on its way to President Joe Biden's desk.
In a post on Truth Social on Saturday, Dec. 3, former President Donald Trump called for "termination" of the United States Constitution due to allegations of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. In separate statements, Sen. Mike Rounds, Sen. John Thune and Rep. Dusty Johnson criticized this rhetoric.
The Republican incumbent defeated Libertarian Collin Duprel in the race for South Dakota's lone seat.

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“It might seem trivial to go after an app known for viral dance videos, but TikTok is a national security concern," Johnson said.
The legislation would bar entities linked with China and a handful of other countries from buying land or agricultural business in the United States, building on a similar proposal sponsored by Rep. Dusty Johnson in the House last month. Rounds linked the protection of American agriculture to national security, pointing to the controversy over Fufeng Group's purchase of land near Grand Forks Air Base.
The roundtable discussion with producers and conservation groups focused on the environmental programs in the expansive legislation, such as the Conservation Reserve Program. A new farm bill is set to be negotiated throughout next year.
The South Dakota Republican has previously brought a bill to end the clock-switching. Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate passed a measure to make permanent daylight saving time.
Both U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., and Johnson said they concurred with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's calls on so-called "secondary sanctions," or the blacklisting of Russia's business partners, as well as the supply of weapons, body armor, and fighter jets to Ukraine to defend against Russia's invasion of the eastern European nation.
Ryan Ryder, a Democrat from the Black Hills, had announced his challenge of U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson earlier this week.

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In an interview prior to Tuesday evening's speech, Johnson said the high-profile address offered an opportunity for a 'reset' for the Democratic president, whose approval rating has flagged below 50%.
The two-term GOP Congressman has taken notable votes that veer from the MAGA-wing of the party, but he maintains he's among the most conservative members of Congress.
The 46-year-old Republican touts conservative credentials in video announcement.

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