News & Events

Rounds Responds to EB-5 Critics

Posted 9.23.14

By now you’ve probably heard a thing or two about the federal EB-5 program. Simply put, it’s a federal program that allows qualified and approved foreign investors the opportunity to receive United States work visas (not citizenship) if they invest in American companies and create jobs. Applicants must be approved by the Department of Homeland Security before they are granted work visas. In 1990 Congress created the EB-5 program on a bipartisan basis, and since then the program has operated across our country. Federal reports show that more than $600 million has been invested in South Dakota companies and more than 5,000 jobs created. Our opponents are trying to politicize and scandalize EB-5 every chance they get. Why? Because that’s all they’ve got.

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Op Ed: We’re South Dakotans First

Posted 9.16.14

Campaign season is a crazy time in South Dakota; the media and the various political parties are obsessed with the squabbles and disagreements that separate us. The truth is, we’re South Dakotans first, and there is much more that unites us than separates us. For that, I’m truly grateful and blessed to be a South Dakotan. Our campaign continues to focus on the issues. It’s important to me that you understand my positions – and yes – it’s also important to understand the positions of our opponents; after all, that’s what it’s really about.

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Rounds Op Ed: The Balance of Power in the U.S. Senate Impacts You

Posted 9.9.14

We all know it – the Harry Reid led U.S. Senate is dysfunctional. They aren’t doing the people’s business. Yet, they are finding the time to push through Obama’s judicial nominees. And, that should concern us all – especially in the manner in which they’re doing it. Since Harry Reid, the current majority leader, changed senate rules last fall, the liberal Obama Democrats have streamlined the confirmation of dozens of new Obama endorsed judges. They’ve managed to exploit and benefit from the very dysfunction they’ve created. Unfortunately, we’ll pay the price - as these new judges will serve lifetime appointments.

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