SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Congressman Dusty Johnson took a break from the politics of Washington to make a stop in South Dakota.
He toured Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls Thursday morning before attending a discussion with the Farmer's Business Network.
Johnson said the schedule in Washington is a grind, so it is nice to return to the state and explore the issues facing South Dakotans.
He said it is time for lawmakers on Capitol Hill to move past partisan politics and find common ground.
"In the wake of the shutdown, there is more of a sense in Washington, D.C. that, you know what, we need to be working together," he said. "We need to be willing to find common ground. We're not going to agree on everything, but fighting and screaming and clawing at each other's faces doesn't solve a single problem."
Johnson said the job can be frustrating at times, but it is still possible to bring positive change for South Dakotans.