U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) issued the following statement after being re-elected chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. As Conference chairman, which is the third-ranking Republican leadership post in the Senate, Thune is responsible for creating and implementing the communications strategy for the Republican Conference.
“I’m honored my colleagues re-elected me to serve as chair of the Senate Republican Conference,” said Thune. “The Republican-led Congress will work with President-elect Trump and our colleagues across the aisle to continue the work we began two years ago to improve Americans’ economic security and protect our nation. We have a lot of work to do, and we look forward to bringing our country together to address the big challenges we face.”U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) were elected Republican leader, Republican whip, Republican Policy Committee chairman, Republican Conference vice chairman, and National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman, respectively.