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MIKE ROUNDS

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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.
American Democracy isn't just about winning elections. It's about respecting the process even when it produces a result you don't like.
The former governor of South Dakota spoke candidly this week in Washington, D.C., about the death of his wife, Jean Rounds, his family members' new roles over the holidays, and a path toward public responsibility in government.
Jean Rounds, a former first lady of South Dakota and Lake Preston, South Dakota, native, had been treated for cancer at the Mayo Clinic.
A bipartisan group of senators brought the legislation to raise awareness about preventive care after Americans postponed check-ups due to COVID-19.
Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds, as well as Rep. Dusty Johnson, said they were working to gum-up progressive goals on climate change and tax policy in Washington D.C. by reaching out to moderate Democrats as unlikely allies.

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South Dakota's two senators cited the federal budget deficit and other progressive liners in opposing an infrastructure bill, championed by President Biden, that received votes from 19 fellow Republicans in the Democratically-controlled U.S. Senate.
The hearing in the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry examined the tough sport for ranchers in the cattle market and was cheered by South Dakota's senators.
Ellsworth Air Force Base in western South Dakota had previously been the Air Force's preferred first home for the B-21 Raider bomber. That decision is now final.

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