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John Hoeven on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Abortions only for incest, rape, or maternal life. (Nov 2004)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
John Hoeven on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
John Hoeven on Civil Rights
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  • No civil unions; restrict marriages to one-man-one-woman. (Nov 2004)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
John Hoeven on Corporations
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  • Right approach: empower entrepreneurs & small business. (Oct 2010)
John Hoeven on Crime
Click here for 3 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • More prisons; less parole. (Nov 2004)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
John Hoeven on Drugs
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  • $4M to address meth and narcotics with more prisons. (Jan 2003)
  • States should make drug policy, not feds. (Aug 2001)
John Hoeven on Education
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  • Moment of silence, or prayer, ok in public schools. (Nov 2008)
  • $3,500 salary increase for teachers. (Jan 2001)
  • Challenge Grant matching funds for university research. (Jan 2001)
John Hoeven on Energy & Oil
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  • Managed the rapid growth in ND's oil country. (Sep 2010)
  • More alternative fuel & more traditional fuel too. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports renewable energy tax credits. (Aug 2010)
  • Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. (Mar 2010)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
John Hoeven on Environment
Click here for 6 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species. (Aug 2001)
  • Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions. (Aug 2001)
  • Apply "Good Samaritan" rules to abandoned mine cleanup. (Aug 2001)
  • State primacy over water quantity & quality issues. (Aug 2001)
John Hoeven on Families & Children
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  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
John Hoeven on Foreign Policy
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John Hoeven on Free Trade
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  • Signed trade deal with Taiwan to export 1.7M tons of wheat. (Sep 2009)
  • Cultivate markets overseas for North Dakota products. (Feb 2009)
John Hoeven on Government Reform
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  • No term limits for North Dakota legislators. (Nov 2004)
  • Limit campaign contributions, but no spending limits. (Nov 2004)
  • Make Commerce Dept. a one-stop development source. (Jan 2001)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
John Hoeven on Gun Control
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  • Allow concealed carry. (Nov 2004)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Aug 2010)
John Hoeven on Health Care
Click here for 7 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Tort reform over Canadian-style, single-payer' plan. (Sep 2010)
  • Reform is a $500 billion tax increase and cut in Medicare. (Sep 2010)
  • Govít ensures basic health care only for elderly & needy. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
John Hoeven on Homeland Security
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  • Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
  • Study terrorist threats against nuclear waste repositories. (Aug 2001)
John Hoeven on Immigration
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  • State & locals cops should enforce federal immigration laws. (Nov 2008)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
John Hoeven on Jobs
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  • $700B stimulus created only temporary jobs; invest in roads. (Sep 2010)
  • Farm safety net & more ag research. (Jan 2001)
  • Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship. (Aug 2001)
John Hoeven on Local Issues
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John Hoeven on Principles & Values
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  • Former Democrat until running for Governor as GOP. (May 2010)
  • Member of Midwestern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of the Western Governors' Association. (Aug 2001)
John Hoeven on Social Security
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  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
John Hoeven on Tax Reform
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  • Pushed property tax relief and economic development. (May 2010)
  • Investment tax credit; end state sales tax on farm parts. (Jan 2001)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
John Hoeven on Technology
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  • New Economy: technology-based, value-added, advanced. (Jan 2001)
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
John Hoeven on War & Peace
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  • Empower commanders to decide when we're done in Afghanistan. (Mar 2010)
John Hoeven on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Abortions only for incest, rape, or maternal life: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
No civil unions; restrict marriages to one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
Moment of silence, or prayer, ok in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-3 points on Social scale)
More prisons; less parole: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs: Neutral on topic 9
Zero tolerance for violence against government employees: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Allow concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Govít ensures basic health care only for elderly & needy: Strongly Opposes topic 5
More federal funding for rural health services: Favors topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding: Favors topic 6
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$3,500 salary increase for teachers: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(0 points on Economic scale)
More alternative fuel & more traditional fuel too: Opposes topic 18
Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship: Neutral on topic 18
Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions: Neutral on topic 18
Supports renewable energy tax credits: Strongly Favors topic 18
Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
$4M to address meth and narcotics with more prisons: Strongly Favors topic 19
States should make drug policy, not feds: Neutral on topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants: Favors topic 20
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Pushed property tax relief and economic development: Favors topic 11
Investment tax credit; end state sales tax on farm parts: Opposes topic 11
Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions: Neutral on topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-3 points on Social scale)
State & locals cops should enforce federal immigration laws: Opposes topic 12
Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal: Neutral on topic 12
Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation: Neutral on topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Signed trade deal with Taiwan to export 1.7M tons of wheat: Favors topic 13
Cultivate markets overseas for North Dakota products: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No term limits for North Dakota legislators: Opposes topic 16
Limit campaign contributions, but no spending limits: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-3 points on Social scale)
Empower commanders to decide when we're done in Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Include states in anti-terrorism planning: Neutral on topic 17

John Hoeven is a Populist Conservative.
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