Noem holds town hall meeting in Rapid City - KOTA Territory News

Noem holds town hall meeting in Rapid City


South Dakota's lone US House Representative Kristi Noem addressed everything from gun control to the future of agriculture at a Rapid City town hall meeting Friday.

Speaking to a crowd of roughly fifty people, the Republican Representative spoke out about the need for regulating federal spending and what should be done about gun control.

Noem says her office has received roughly 1400 letters from South Dakotans expressing concern for their second amendment rights.
Noem says she believes mental health and violence in the media are contributing factors to gun violence that should be addressed before more legislation is passed. 

Many in the audience were eager to learn about South Dakota's agriculture future.

"I would like to know what's happening with the farm bill. That's a very important topic to the people of South Dakota," said Garry Strauser, of Hot Springs.

"We're going to start working on another five year farm bill. I'm guessing the bill we completed last year in committee will be a starting point. There may be some changes based on where we can find some cooperation with the senate," said Noem.

Noem attended the first ag committee meeting last week.

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