Sen. Thune will continue to work to ensure South Dakota’s small businesses are competing in an environment that encourages them to grow and create new jobs.

Highlights of Sen. Thune’s Commitment to Reducing Regulations:

  • Introduced the Clean Air Strong Economies (CASE) Act:
    • Sen. Thune and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) introduced the CASE Act to block the EPA from implementing costly regulations that would increase energy prices, curb job growth, and hinder economic opportunities by setting the ground-level ozone standard at an unprecedented low level.
  • Fighting President Obama on Burdensome WOTUS Rule:
    • Sen. Thune has actively opposed the EPA’s regulation that would significantly expand its authority to regulate small wetlands, creeks, stock ponds, and ditches under the “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule.
  • Blocking President Obama’s Overtime Rule:
    • Sen. Thune helped introduce a resolution would block implementation of the Obama administration’s “Time Card Rule,” which would force workers to log hours and limit their ability to negotiate a flexible work arraignment.
  • Keeping Bureaucrats Out of Your Tackle Box:
    • Sen. Thune authored a provision that would make lead ammunition and fishing tackle exempt from the federal government’s Toxic Substance Control Act.
  • Allowing Younger Farmers to Work on Family Owned Farms:
    • Sen. Thune introduced legislation to prevent the Department of Labor from enacting its controversial proposed restrictions on youth working on family farms.