South Dakota U.S. Senator John Thune has been re-elected to serve as the third-ranking Senate Republican.
Thune was chosen Wednesday to be the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, a post he first assumed in 2012.
The state’s senior senator says the GOP-led Congress will work with President-elect Donald Trump and Democrats on improving Americans’ economic security and protecting the country.
Thune was easily re-elected last week to a third term in the Senate.