Featured Lawmakers

Sen. John Thune recognized for leadership -- STB Reauthorization Acto of 2015 signed into law

Sen. John Thune

Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) is pleased to recognize Sen. John Thune (R-SD) for his leadership on the passage of the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015 (S. 808).

 

Sen. Thune, Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, along with Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL), introduced the bill earlier this year.  It was passed by the Senate in June, the House in December, and signed by President Obama on December 18, 2015.

 

This is the first reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board (STB) since 1998. The bill expands the membership of the STB to five members from its current three person structure and provides needed improvements in Federal oversight of freight railroads.

 

“Enacting this legislation will make the Surface Transportation Board more accountable and effective in addressing rail service and other disputes,” said Thune. “Heading off problems between rail customers and carriers whenever possible, and quickly resolving them when they do occur, is at the heart of this effort to make the STB work better.”

 

Sen. Thune has championed this bill from the beginning and MRES and its members sincerely appreciate his continued effort on getting this important piece of legislation signed into law.


 

2015 Notable Lawmakers


Sen. Joni Ernst

Sen. John Thune

Sen. John Thune

 

 

2014 Notable Lawmakers  

  
Sen. John Thune

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

Minnesota State Rep. Michael Beard

Iowa State Sen. Nancy Boettger

Sen. Tim Johnson

Sen. John Thune

 

  
   

2013 Notable Lawmakers

 
Sen. John Thune

Rep. Tim Walz

Sen. John Thune

Iowa State Sens. Bolkcom and Feenstra and State Reps. Sands and Kelley

North Dakota State Sens. Klein, Murphy, and Robinson and Reps. Delzer, Monson, and Vigesaa

Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Sens. Al Franken, Tim Johnson, Amy Klobuchar

 

 

2012 Notable Lawmakers    

 
Sen John Thune and Rep. Collin Peterson

Senator Kent Conrad

Minnesota State Rep. Morrie Lanning

Senators Amy Klobuchar and John Hoeven

Senator Tim Johnson

Iowa State Senator Steve Kettering

Congressman Tim Walz

Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar

Pierre, S.D., Mayor Laurie Gill