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 Sep 16, 2019. 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
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
Does 9 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 (27%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Energy (14%) Taxation (12%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Sports and Recreation (8%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Environmental Protection (5%)
Some of Hoeven’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2479: A bill to provide clarification regarding the common or usual name for bison ...
- S. 2263: CO2 Regulatory Certainty Act
- S. 2159: A bill to repeal the Act entitled “An Act to confer jurisdiction on ...
- S. 1326: Chronic Wasting Disease Research Act
- S. 1327: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the ...
- S. 1245: All-of-the-Above Federal Building Energy Conservation Act of 2019
- S. 1148: ATC Hiring Reform Act of 2019
From Jan 2011 to Sep 2019, Hoeven missed 32 of 2,532 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is on par with the median of 1.5% 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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