The second-term congressman objected to the price-tag for the massive social spending bill's that, with Senate approval, would stimulate green technologies from wind to solar and establish nationwide universal pre-K.
The Rapid City Republican legislator who bucked her party this year in calling for the price-tag for Gov. Kristi Noem's security detail announced her expected candidacy this week in a stop in Sioux Falls. A later event in the Black Hills was canceled due to heavy snow.
Sen. Thune called Biden's vaccine requirements for private employees the wrong strategy, and Gov. Noem threatened to sue. South Dakota continues to lag below 50% for full vaccination rate among eligible adults, according to the Mayo Clinic.