Dusty (Dusty) Johnson (R-00)

US Representative Dusty Johnson

Dusty (Dusty) Johnson (R-00)
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Capitol: 202.225.2801
FAX: 202.225.5823
District: 605.622.1060
Room 1714 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-4101
230 South Phillips Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Residence:Mitchell, SD

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairHouse BioFuels Caucus
Co-ChairVeterinary Medicine Caucus
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Commodity Markets, Digital Assets and Rural Development
ChairmanRepublican Main Street Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Agricultural Trade Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Sustainable Aviation Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Supply Chain Caucus
Vice ChairProblem Solvers Caucus
FC MemberHouse Agriculture Research Caucus
FC MemberTransatlantic Friends of Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Risk Management, and Credit
FC MemberCongressional Broadcasters Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
MemberHouse Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Aviation
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bipartisan Rural Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Family Business Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)


Dusty Johnson brings an energetic and optimistic leadership style to Washington as South Dakota's lone voice in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a "policy guy" he works hard to be a knowledgeable and value-added member on issues related to his committee assignments- Agriculture, Transportation & Infrastructure, and the Select Committee on China. Committee on Agriculture - A recognized leader in issues related to rural America, agriculture, livestock, and rural broadband, Dusty was grateful to be named Chairman of the Commodity Markets, Digital Assets, and Rural Development Subcommittee. Ahead of the reauthorization of the five-year Farm Bill, Dusty's role will give him more influence over cryptocurrency, commodities, and rural communities. Dusty also serves on the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Risk Management, and Credit. Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure - Dusty has remained focused on supply chain issues through ocean shipping reform, highway, manufacturing, and transit reform. T&I has jurisdiction over issues important to South Dakota, including railroads, aviation, pipelines, FEMA, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dusty serves on the Subcommittee on Aviation; Highways and Transit; and Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. Select Committee on China - Dusty recognizes the 360-degree threat China poses to all American citizens, our food security, and national security. His leadership prohibiting purchases of American ag land and ag businesses by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and banning TikTok on government devices led to his appointment on the Select Committee by Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Chairman Mike Gallagher (R-WI). Republican Main Street Caucus - As Chairman of the caucus, Dusty leads a group of 70+ pragmatic conservatives looking to pass commonsense solutions in Congress. Main Street is dedicated to getting things done and is active in organizing support for bills. Business Background 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. Public Service Experience In 2004, Dusty was elected statewide to the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission. He worked with his colleagues to maintain a fair and reasonable regulatory environment, facilitating the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars into rural energy and telecommunications infrastructure. In 2010, Governor Dennis Daugaard asked Dusty to serve as chief of staff, the chief operating officer for much of state government. In that role, Dusty oversaw many of the Governor's top projects and initiatives, especially those related to infrastructure and public safety. Personal Dusty grew up in a large working-class family in central South Dakota. He has degrees from the University of South Dakota and the University of Kansas. Dusty has been an active community volunteer, having served as a Sunday School teacher, adjunct faculty member at Dakota Wesleyan University, and president and board member of Abbott House, an agency serving abused and neglected children. He lives in Mitchell with his wife and three sons. As a family, they enjoy hiking, camping, hunting, and reading.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Jacquelyn   DOB: 9/30/1976
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