Latest John Thune News

McCarthy juggles a government shutdown and a Biden impeachment inquiry as the House returns for fall

Sep. 11, 2023 19:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is a man who stays in motion — enthusiastically greeting tourists at the Capitol, dashing overseas to the G7 summit of industrial world leaders, and raising funds back home to elect fellow Republicans to the House majority. But...

6 months after the East Palestine train derailment, Congress is deadlocked on new rules for safety

Aug. 03, 2023 06:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress responded to the fiery train derailment in eastern Ohio earlier this year with bipartisan alarm, holding a flurry of hearings about the potential for railroad crashes to trigger even larger disasters. Both parties agreed that a legislative response was needed. ...