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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
Click here for 4 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • No civil unions; restrict marriages to one-man-one-woman. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
John Hoeven on Corporations
Click here for 3 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Right approach: empower entrepreneurs & small business. (Oct 2010)
  • 2003: overhauled corporate tax from 10.5% to 7%. (May 2010)
  • Rated 29% by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record. (May 2012)
John Hoeven on Crime
Click here for 4 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)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
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
Click here for 3 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • 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)
  • Let states lease energy rights on federal lands. (Jun 2013)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
John Hoeven on Environment
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  • Voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • 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)
  • Rated 0% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
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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  • Rated 0 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
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)
  • Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • 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
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  • 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)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
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 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)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • 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)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
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 unrestricted 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:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-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:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Moment of silence, or prayer, ok in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reform is a $500 billion tax increase and cut in Medicare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
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:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$3,500 salary increase for teachers: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups: Favors topic 8
Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species: Strongly Opposes topic 8
State primacy over water quantity & quality issues: Favors topic 8
NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-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
Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees: Strongly Favors 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
NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
2003: overhauled corporate tax from 10.5% to 7%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
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:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-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
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(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
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-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
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 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
Let states lease energy rights on federal lands: 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:
Never legalize marijuana
(-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:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
$700B stimulus created only temporary jobs; invest in roads: Strongly Favors topic 20
Rated 29% by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record: Neutral on topic 20

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