Representative Dusty Johnson

President Trump is encouraging public schools to reopen in the fall after many closed during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week on Twitter he threatened removing federal funding from districts that don’t resume face-to-face instruction. Monday, one of the president’s economic advisors told FOX Business he’d consider additional funding for districts that do reopen.

SD Delegation Gives Update On Federal Rescue Packages

Mar 19, 2020

South Dakota’s congressional delegation is reacting to the bipartisan rescue packages passed to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
Congress is working on a third package that includes cash payments to individual Americans.

Johnson Votes Against Impeachment

Dec 19, 2019

South Dakota’s lone US House Representative joined national Republicans in opposing two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

The House impeached the president on Wednesday for abuse of power and obstructing congress.

Johnson took under thirty seconds on the house floor to explain his opposition, but expressed hope for the future.

News: July 27 - Aug 2

Aug 2, 2019

After recent hearings on SNAP benefit eligibility requirements, the USDA issued a rule to reform the process; Representative Johnson discusses these changes. Kevin McNew, chief economist with the Farmer's Business Network, talks the impact of the new farm aid package. The CEO of Blue Dasher Farms explains “Regenerative Ag.” The senior advisor for South Dakota's Department of Agriculture discusses the 2019 Agricultural Economic Contribution Study. And, as always, the political junkies discuss this week's political news. 

In The Moment ... July 31, 2019 Show 627 Hour 1

In the second part of our conversation with Representative Dusty Johnson on In The Moment he discusses international trade and what can be done about robocalls.

In The Moment ... July 30, 2019 Show 626 Hour 2

U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson is in South Dakota for the August work period. Johnson is Ranking Member of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrituion and Oversight.

After recent hearings on SNAP benefit eligibility requirements, the USDA issued a rule to reform the process. Johnson discusses changes in broad-based categorical eligibility.


In The Moment ... July 10, 2019 Show 612 Hour 1

Representative Dusty Johnson confronts the opioid crisis on college campuses, State Senator Lynne DiSanto receives a no-trespass notification from the Box Elder Police Department, and statistics show that Native Americans are under-represented in federal jury pools in western South Dakota.

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Noel Hamiel join In The Moment from the Black Hills Surgical Hospital Studio in Rapid City.

Rep. Johnson Calls For USMCA Vote

Apr 30, 2019

US House Representative Dusty Johnson says he wants Congress to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.

President Donald Trump pulled the country out of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 2018, which had been in place for a quarter century. This trade agreement is viewed as a replacement.

Johnson quotes statistics from the International Trade Commission analysis of the agreement.


In The Moment ... April 24, 2019 Show 561 Hour 2

Representative Dusty Johnson recently made a trip the the U.S./Mexico border and South Dakota journalists travel to Washington D.C. in the ongoing quest for SNAP benefit data the USDA deems confidential.

Dakota Political Junkies Noel Hamiel and Jon Schaff take on these issues among others. 

Thune, Johnson Want Full Mueller Report Released

Apr 5, 2019


All three members of South Dakota’s delegation to congress say the Mueller report should be made public.

Last week, Senator Mike Rounds says he wants as much of the report released as possible. The others agree.

US Attorney General William Barr released a summary of the Mueller report findings late last month. The Mueller reports is nearly 400 pages long, but so far, the American public has gotten a four page summary from the attorney general.


In The Moment ... March 14, 2019 Show 535 Hour 1

An act of statesmanship?

Kevin Woster writes that U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson showed "courage of conviction" when he voted against President Trump's emergency declaration with respect to the U.S./Mexico border.

Read more in Woster's SDPB blog, On the Other Hand.