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Sen. John Hoeven

Senator for North Dakota

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Hoeven, a Republican, is the senior senator from North Dakota and has served since Jan 5, 2011. Hoeven is next up for reelection in 2022.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Hoeven.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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

United States Chamber of Commerce: 97% FreedomWorks: 84% Americans for Prosperity: 77% American Civil Liberties Union: 70% The Club for Growth: 64% League of Conservation Voters: 9% Human Rights Campaign: 0% NIAC Action: F Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

John Hoeven sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Hoeven was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hoeven sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Energy (30%) Native Americans (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Sports and Recreation (9%) Agriculture and Food (9%) Taxation (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Hoeven’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hoeven’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Yea 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 ...
Yea H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Yea 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 ...
Yea H.R. 325 (113th): No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013
Jan 31, 2013. Bill Passed 64/34.
Yea S. 1789 (112th): 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012
Apr 25, 2012. Bill Passed 62/37.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2017, Hoeven missed 26 of 1,961 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is on par with the median of 1.3% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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