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Senator Hoeven Committee Assignments In The House

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Policy Priorities

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  • Transportation and Public Works9.8%
  • Agriculture and Food7.7%
  • Native Americans7.7%
  • Environmental Protection6.9%
  • Energy6.8%
  • Water Resources Development5.8%
  • Science, Technology, Communications4.9%
  • Sports and Recreation4.7%
  • Armed Forces and National Security4.6%
  • Foreign Trade and International Finance4.0%
  • Health3.9%
  • Education3.7%
  • Crime and Law Enforcement3.6%
  • Emergency Management3.4%
  • Arts, Culture, Religion & History3.1%
  • Taxation3.1%
  • Government Operations and Politics2.8%
  • Public Lands and Natural Resources2.4%
  • Social Welfare & Families2.4%
  • Economics and Public Finance1.9%
  • Housing and Community Development1.7%
  • Immigration1.6%
  • International Affairs1.4%
  • Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues0.8%
  • Labor and Employment0.6%
  • Commerce0.5%
  • Finance and Financial Sector0.2%

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Distinctive Topics

What topics does Sen. Hoeven talk about in his recent press releases more often than other members of Congress do? Learn more.

  • grand forks
  • grand sky
  • red river
  • fargo moorhead
  • flood protection
  • minot air
  • general atomics
  • permanent flood

Similar Members

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Legislative Metrics

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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

Committee Membership

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 Homeland Security
    • Member, Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
    • 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
  • Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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 (29%)Native Americans (16%)Armed Forces and National Security (16%)Sports and Recreation (9%)Taxation (9%)Agriculture and Food (9%)Emergency Management (5%)Transportation and Public Works (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hoeven’s VoteVote 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 Mar 2018, Hoeven missed 26 of 2,019 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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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
2011 Jan-Mar4648.7%87th
2011 Apr-Jun5811.7%30th
2011 Jul-Sep4912.0%48th
2011 Oct-Dec8200.0%0th
2012 Jan-Mar6311.6%63rd
2012 Apr-Jun10900.0%0th
2012 Jul-Sep2800.0%0th
2012 Nov-Dec5036.0%80th
2013 Jan-Jan100.0%0th
2013 Jan-Mar9211.1%62nd
2013 Apr-Jun7633.9%73rd
2013 Jul-Sep4300.0%0th
2013 Oct-Dec8000.0%0th
2014 Jan-Mar9300.0%0th
2014 Apr-Jun12310.8%26th
2014 Jul-Sep5400.0%0th
2014 Nov-Dec9611.0%50th
2015 Jan-Mar13510.7%52nd
2015 Apr-Jun8511.2%46th
2015 Jul-Sep5200.0%0th
2015 Oct-Dec6700.0%0th
2016 Jan-Mar3812.6%45th
2016 Apr-Jun7911.3%45th
2016 Jul-Sep3425.9%78th
2016 Nov-Dec1200.0%0th
2017 Jan-Mar10100.0%0th
2017 Apr-Jun5400.0%0th
2017 Jul-Sep5323.8%77th
2017 Oct-Dec11721.7%69th
2018 Jan-Mar4900.0%0th

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John Hoeven is pronounced:

jon // HOH-vun

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