Spring 2020 Hill Watch Live with Senator John Thune (R-SD)

May 28, 2020 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Bloomberg Government held a live discussion with Senator John Thune (R-SD) about what’s happening on the Hill, priorities on his radar for 2020, and the latest in technology, privacy, Covid-19, and other policy areas. In conjunction with our Hill Watch report, this live event explored what’s progressing in Congress in these unprecedented times.

(The Spring 2020 Hill Watch report explores intel and analysis on policy areas such as agriculture, health care, tax, defense, education, and more. Click here to download the report.)

To help those most in need in the communities that we serve, Bloomberg Government donated the event budget to provide meals for Ronald McDonald House & Martha’s Table. Thank you for joining us virtually and helping us give back.


Senator John Thune (R-SD)
U.S. Senate

For the 116th Congress, Senator Thune serves on the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; and the Finance Committee. He serves as chairman of the Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet and chairman of the Finance Committee's Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight.

Emily Wilkins
Senior Congressional Reporter
Bloomberg Government

Emily Wilkins covers federal education policy, including K-12, higher education and career and technical programs. She frequently interviews top lawmakers and officials at the Education Department and has spoken about her reporting on TV and radio. She previously covered education, labor and immigration issues with CQ Roll Call. She graduated with her bachelor's in journalism and political science from Michigan State University.

J. Cliff Johnson
Head of Government Affairs
Bloomberg Government

Cliff Johnson is the General Manager and Head of Government Affairs Solutions at Bloomberg Government. Cliff has more than 20 years of public affairs experience and previously held senior executive positions at the National Journal Leadership Council, Direct Marketing Association and the National Association of Manufacturers. Cliff holds an M.B.A. from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and a B.A. in Law and Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara.