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 2017 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. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
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
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- Member, Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management
Hoeven was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- 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
- S. 244 (113th): A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project.
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 about one third or more 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:
Energy (29%) Native Americans (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Sports and Recreation (9%) Taxation (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Emergency Management (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)
Some of Hoeven’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2515: PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act
- S. 2398: A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to provide that activities ...
- S. 2373: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the ...
- S. 2329: Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Reauthorization Act of 2018
- S.Res. 372: A resolution congratulating the North Dakota State University football team for winning the ...
- S. 2151: A bill to streamline the oil and gas permitting process and to recognize ...
- S. 2074: A bill to establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property ...
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H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
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 2018, Hoeven missed 26 of 2,050 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. 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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