Hoeven is the senior senator from North Dakota and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Hoeven is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023 unless re-elected.
Read our 2019 Report Card for Hoeven.
Hoeven is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Hoeven has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 17, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
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John Hoeven sits on the following committees:
Hoeven was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2522: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020
- S. 1148: ATC Hiring Reform Act of 2019
- S. 245 (115th): Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017
- S. 2074 (115th): A bill to establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Jamestown Reservoir in the State of North Dakota, and for other purposes.
- S. 440 (115th): A bill to establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Dickinson Reservoir in the State of North Dakota.
- S. 1603 (115th): Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
- S. 184 (114th): Native American Children’s Safety Act
Does 11 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Hoeven sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Native Americans (31%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Taxation (13%) Sports and Recreation (8%) Energy (7%) Transportation and Public Works (5%) Water Resources Development (5%)
Some of Hoeven’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 4522: A bill to amend the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act ...
- S. 4152: Flexible Financing for Rural America Act of 2020
- S. 4151: SOS: Sustaining Outpatient Services Act
- S. 4090: Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2020
- S. 4017: A bill to extend the period for obligations or expenditures for amounts obligated ...
- S. 3597: A bill to appropriate funds for the SPR Petroleum Account.
- S.Res. 476: A resolution congratulating the North Dakota State University Bison football team for winning ...
From Jan 2011 to Sep 2020, Hoeven missed 40 of 2,855 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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