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.
Read our 2018 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 liberal–conservative 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 Apr 11, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
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John Hoeven sits on the following committees:
- Chair, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Chair, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
- Member, Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade
- Member, Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops
- Member, Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Hoeven was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 245 (115th): Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017
- S. 2074: 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: 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: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
- S. 184 (114th): Native American Children’s Safety Act
- S. 2032 (114th): National Bison Legacy Act
- S. 1619 (114th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2016
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 (24%) Energy (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Taxation (10%) Sports and Recreation (8%) Water Resources Development (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)
Some of Hoeven’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1148: A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to require the Administrator ...
- S. 1211: A bill to provide for improvements to Tribal transportation facilities and Tribal transportation ...
- S. 1136: Montgomery GI Bill Parity Act of 2019
- S. 600: Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act
- S. 407: Carbon Capture Modernization Act
- S.Res. 52: A resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Indian Affairs.
- S. 325: Garrison Diversion Unit Project Oakes Test Area Conveyance Act of 2019
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H.J.Res. 31: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019
Feb 14, 2019. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
This bill, in its final form, funded the parts of the federal government whose funding was to lapse on February 15, 2019. On December 22, 2018 the 115th Congress was unable to reach a deal to fund some federal agencies through fiscal year 2019 after ...
H.R. 1892: Further Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018; Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018, the SUSTAIN Care Act of 2018; Family First Prevention Services Act.; Honoring Hometown ...
Feb 9, 2018. Motion Agreed to 71/28.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have occurred on February 9, 2018 had this bill not been enacted. The bill was introduced as the Honoring Hometown Heroes ...
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Mar 30, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 51/50.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations bill which extended funding at the previous year's levels up to December 9, 2016 (10 weeks). After this, a continuing ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
H.J.Res. 59 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Dec 18, 2013. Motion Agreed to 64/36.
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (H.J.Res. 59; Pub.L. 113–67) is a federal statute concerning spending and the budget in the United States, that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 26, 2013. On December 10, 2013, pursuant to the provisions of ...
H.R. 325 (113th): No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013
Jan 31, 2013. Bill Passed 64/34.
S. 1789 (112th): 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012
Apr 25, 2012. Bill Passed 62/37.
From Jan 2011 to Apr 2019, Hoeven missed 32 of 2,321 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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