Rep. Dusty Johnson (SD-AL)
Dusty Johnson brings an energetic and optimistic style to Washington as South Dakota’s lone voice in the U.S. House of Representatives. A “policy guy,” he works hard to be a knowledgeable and value-added member on issues related to his two primary committee assignments: Agriculture, Education & Labor.
Committee on Agriculture – A recognized leader in issues related to rural America, agriculture, and welfare reform, Dusty was grateful to receive the unusual honor of being named ranking member of the Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Subcommittee as a freshman. This panel allows him to focus on how SNAP Food Stamp program reforms can better prepare Americans for a life beyond poverty and on ensuring that all aspects of the Farm Bill are successfully implemented. Dusty also serves on the Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee.
Committee on Education & Labor – Dusty is involved with workforce development issues on the full committee and focuses on healthcare and other employer benefit issues as a member of the subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. His seat on the Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee (with jurisdiction over low-income heating assistance, work incentive programs, and poverty programs) allows him to pursue his passion for reforming welfare.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Dusty served as vice president for Vantage Point Solutions, a South Dakota-based engineering and consulting firm specializing in rural telecommunications. Vantage Point has more than 200 employees and helps rural providers design, build, and operate broadband systems in 40 states. Dusty is an expert in state and national telecommunications policy, especially Federal Communications Commission reform efforts and the transformation of the Universal Service Fund.
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