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Washington, DC —  Senator John Thune announced today that he has been selected as a co-chairman of the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Internet Caucus. The Congressional Internet Caucus has over 150 members from the House of Representatives and the Senate who work to promote Internet issues.

"The Internet continues to change our lives by improving people's access to information all over the world," said Thune. "The free flow of ideas that the Internet facilitates strengthens our democracy here at home and promotes freedom around the world. I am excited for the opportunity to work in a bipartisan way to expand Internet access, particularly broadband access, in South Dakota and in other rural and underserved areas.

"The Internet has afforded us many opportunities for communication and idea exchange, but there are also hazards that must be addressed. I will continue working to protect children online and promote ways for children to use the Internet safely as a tool for educational enrichment."

Senator Thune is a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, which has jurisdiction over most Internet issues.

Senator Thune's official website was the highest-rated Senate website in 2007 by the non-partisan Congressional Management Foundation, earning Senator Thune the prestigious Gold Mouse Award.