John (John) Hoeven, III (R)

US Senator John Hoeven

John (John) Hoeven, III (R)
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Capitol: 202.224.2551
FAX: 202.224.7999
District: 701.250.4618
Room 338 RSOB- Russell Senate Office Building 2 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-3406
204 North Main Street
Watford City, ND 58854-7124
Residence:Bismarck, ND

Committee Assignments

RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
Co-ChairMissouri River Working Group
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Local Food Systems, and Food Safety and Security
FC MemberFormer Governors Caucus
Co-ChairICBM Coalition
FC MemberSenate Entrepreneurship Caucus
Co-ChairAir Force Caucus (Senate)
Co-ChairSenate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Indian Affairs
MemberSenate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
FC MemberSenate Rural Education Caucus
FC MemberSenate Cultural Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Water and Power
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources
FC MemberSenate Defense Communities Caucus
FC MemberSenate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Energy
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
FC MemberCommon Sense Coalition
FC MemberSenate Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberSenate Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports-to-Plains Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Defense
FC MemberSenate Broadband Caucus
FC MemberSenate Rural Health Caucus
FC MemberSenate General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberSenate Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
FC MemberSenate Western Caucus
FC MemberDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Norway
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberSenate Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus


On January 5, 2011, John Hoeven was sworn in as North Dakota's 22nd U.S. Senator, following ten years of service as the state's governor. Senator Hoeven's priorities in the Senate include working to implement national policies similar to the ones driving North Dakota's economic success. He is committed to creating a business climate that fosters job growth and robust economic activity. Equally important to the senator are measures to reduce the nation's budget deficits and debt. He believes a commonsense approach that fosters free enterprise and empowers people to innovate and invest will strengthen our national economy and create jobs for our country in a sustainable, ongoing way. As a senator, Hoeven has been leading efforts to develop a comprehensive national energy plan similar to North Dakota's EmPower North Dakota, a comprehensive plan that encourages an all-of-the-above approach to development and includes both traditional and renewable resources. Hoeven believes such an approach will lead to jobs, economic growth and true energy security for America. The senator's work includes serving as the leading advocate for approving the Keystone XL pipeline and advancing measures that will eliminate outdated and unnecessary regulations that are prolonging the approval process and discouraging investment and innovation. In addition, as a member of both the Agriculture Committee and the conference committee that negotiated the 2014 final farm bill, Hoeven played a crucial role in crafting and passing a long term farm bill that provides the nation's producers with the certainty they need to plan for the future, as well as new tools to manage risk with enhanced crop insurance. The senator continues to work to make sure the farm bill is implemented in a timely and effective way. Prior to his election to the Senate, Senator Hoeven served as governor of North Dakota for a decade. Under his leadership, the state expanded and diversified its economy and gained thousands of new jobs. North Dakota's wages and personal income today continue to grow faster than the national average, and in recent years the state has led the nation in export growth. North Dakota regularly balances its budget, has set aside more strong reserves for the future, cut taxes, and invested in priorities like education, law enforcement and infrastructure. As governor, Hoeven also placed a strong focus on developing North Dakota's vast energy resources. Beginning in 2002, he initiated EmPower ND, a comprehensive energy plan for the state that includes all energy resources as well as a conservation component. Today, North Dakota stands as an energy powerhouse and one of the largest energy producing and exporting states in the nation. Currently, North Dakota produces more than one million barrels of oil a day and ranks as the second largest oil-producing state in the country. Senator Hoeven was born in Bismarck. He earned a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in 1979 and a master's degree in business administration from Northwestern University in 1981. He served as executive vice president of First Western Bank in Minot from 1986 to 1993, and served on many civic, community, and economic development groups. From 1993-2000, he served as president and CEO of the Bank of North Dakota, which grew from $900 million to $1.6 billion under his leadership. Hoeven and his wife Mical (Mikey) live in Bismarck. They have two children, Marcela and Jack, and seven grandsons, Crew, Jaxen, Nash, Kip, Hart, Rhett and Dane.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2028
Spouse: Mical (Mikey)   DOB: 3/13/1957