South Dakota

South Dakota: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


Name Party Increase Decrease Net Spending Agenda # of Increase # of Decrease
Johnson, Tim D $19,970 ($122) $19,848 30 3
Thune, John R $63 ($173,906) ($173,843) 8 10
Average   $10,017 ($87,014) ($76,998) 19 7
Noem, Kristi R $4,566 ($72,311) ($67,745) 13 9


  • The average U.S. House Member sponsored an average net agenda of $145 billion in budgetary increases. South Dakota’s Representative Kristi Noem supported legislation that would decrease federal spending by $68 billion on net.
  • Senator John Thune supported legislation that would, on net, decrease spending by more than $173 billion, the 14th lowest agenda among all Senators.
  • Senator Thune proposed $63 million in spending increases, the 10th smallest amount by any Senator.

The full report contains lots of other data points, including the cost of all bills introduced in each Chamber and a look at fiscally-related member caucuses such as the Tea Party Caucus.


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This report should not be construed as an attempt to aid or hinder the passage of any bill before Congress or as reflecting on a Member’s fitness to serve.