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.
Read our 2020 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 3, 2017 to May 25, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
John Hoeven sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
- Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade subcommittee Ranking Member
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies subcommittee Ranking Member
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Hoeven was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 212 (116th): Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2020
- S. 209 (116th): PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act
- S. 2522 (116th): Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020
- S. 1148 (116th): 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.
Does 13 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:
Recently Introduced Bills
Hoeven recently introduced the following legislation:
- S. 4227: A bill to streamline the oil and gas permitting process and to recognize …
- S. 4111: Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act of 2022
- S. 3752: American Energy Independence from Russia Act
- S.Res. 497: A resolution congratulating the North Dakota State University Bison football team for winning …
- S. 3480: A bill to prohibit the use of funds to reduce the nuclear forces …
- S. 3430: Coal Council Certainty Act of 2021
- S. 3200: North Dakota Trust Lands Completion Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2011 to May 2022, Hoeven missed 65 of 3,703 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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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