Rep. Johnson stresses work left to do in remaining session

RAPID CITY, S.D. — During a hotly contested election, Representative Dusty Johnson stresses the importance of moving forward, regardless of the election results.

Johnson says Americans still face many challenges both at home and abroad like the pandemic and the economy. As congress returns for the remainder of the session, law makers still have time to consider spending packages and COVID-19 relief. He says they still have work to do.

“I think the most important thing to understand is that this is a part of the American experience and even if things don’t go the way I want, it doesn’t give me an excuse to not do my job,” said Johnson. “We all have to pick ourselves up tomorrow. The sun will come up and we have to get up and go to work.”

When the new congress is sworn in, Johnson says the biggest challenge they face will be learning how to work together.

“The U.S. House is increasingly becoming an urban body and that means it’s that much more important for me to explain to them what the food supply chains look like and frankly, what the healthcare supply chains can look like in this country,” said Johnson.

AP projects that Rep. Johnson has won the election.

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