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Thune, Rounds part of bipartisan push for land conservation

Posted 10.30.19

A group of 17 senators criticized Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in a letter for not giving landowners a chance to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the country's largest land conservation program. The program relies on landowners volunteering land to be set aside for non-farming purposes, like wildlife habitat.

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Rounds: B-21 Announcement Solidifies Ellsworth’s Role in our Long-Term Defense Strategy

Posted 10.30.19

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that Ellsworth Air Force Base will be home to the B-21 Formal Training Unit and be the first base to receive an operational squadron of B-21 Raiders, which are the next-generation stealth bombers. This is great news for South Dakota and our national defense. It reaffirms the vital role Ellsworth will play in our defense strategy for years – if not generations – to come.

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Rounds Advantage: $1.4 Million and Growing for Senate Re-Election

Posted 10.30.19

Rounds, a Republican former two-term governor, is serving his first term in the U.S. Senate and is up for re-election in 2020. His Rounds for Senate committee organized a fundraiser Friday at the Hotel Alex Johnson ballroom in Rapid City that was hosted by a total of 24 couples and individuals and featured U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., as a special guest.

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