Senator John H. Hoeven's Voting Records

Office: U.S. Senate (ND) - Sr, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
Issue Category

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Vote
4/07/16 S Amdt 3483 Establishes Standards for Passenger Space on Airplanes
Amendment Rejected - Senate (42 - 54)
Nay
3/14/16 PN 1152 Nomination of John B. King to be Secretary of Education
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (49 - 40)
Nay
2/04/16 S 2012 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (43 - 54)
Yea
1/21/16 S J Res 22 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to the Definition of "Waters of the United States" Under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 40)
Yea
1/20/16 HR 4038 American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 43)
Yea
1/19/16 PN 367 Nomination of Wilhelmina Wright to Be U.S. District Judge
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (58 - 36)
Nay
1/12/16 S 2232 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (53 - 44)
Yea
12/18/15 HR 2029 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (65 - 33)
Yea
12/03/15 HR 3762 Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015
Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 47)
Yea
12/03/15 S Amdt 2908 Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015
Amendment Rejected - Senate (48 - 50)
Nay
12/03/15 S Amdt 2910 Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015
Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 54)
Nay
12/03/15 S Amdt 2914 Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2015
Amendment Rejected - Senate (53 - 46)
Yea
12/03/15 S Amdt 2915 Defend Our Capital Act of 2015
Amendment Rejected - Senate (54 - 45)
Yea
11/17/15 S J Res 23 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units"
Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 46)
Yea
11/17/15 S J Res 24 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units"
Bill Passed - Senate (52 - 46)
Yea
11/05/15 HR 2685 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (51 - 44)
Yea
11/03/15 S 1140 Federal Water Quality Protection Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (57 - 41)
Yea
10/29/15 HR 1314 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (64 - 35)
Nay
10/27/15 S 754 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015
Bill Passed - Senate (74 - 21)
Yea
10/26/15 S J Res 23 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units"
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
10/26/15 S J Res 24 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of a Rule Submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units"
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
10/22/15 S Amdt 2564 Prohibits Liability Immunity for Corporations that Break User Agreements
Amendment Rejected - Senate (32 - 65)
Nay
10/20/15 S 2146 Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 45)
Yea
10/07/15 HR 1735 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (70 - 27)
Yea
10/01/15 HR 2029 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (50 - 44)
Yea
9/30/15 HR 719 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016
Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (78 - 20)
Yea
9/24/15 S Amdt 2669 Rescinds Funds from Planned Parenthood
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (47 - 52)
Yea
9/22/15 HR 36 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42)
Yea
9/17/15 S J Res 22 A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency Relating to the Definition of "Waters of the United States" Under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
7/30/15 HR 22 Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act
Bill Passed - Senate (65 - 34)
Yea
6/02/15 HR 2048 Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring (USA FREEDOM) Act of 2015
Bill Passed - Senate (67 - 32)
Yea
5/12/15 HR 1314 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 46)
Yea
5/05/15 S Con Res 11 An Original Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2016 and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2017 Through 2025
Conference Report Adopted - Senate (51 - 48)
Yea
4/30/15 S 1140 Federal Water Quality Protection Act
None - Senate
Co-sponsor
4/23/15 PN 4 Nomination of Loretta E. Lynch to be Attorney General
Nomination Confirmed - Senate (56 - 43)
Nay
3/27/15 S Con Res 11 An Original Concurrent Resolution Setting Forth the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2016 and Setting Forth the Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2017 Through 2025
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (52 - 46)
Yea
3/26/15 S Amdt 798 Deficit-Neutral Reserve Fund for Legislation to Allow Americans to Earn Paid Sick Time
Amendment Adopted - Senate (61 - 39)
Yea
3/04/15 S 1 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
Veto Override Failed - Senate (62 - 37)
Yea
1/29/15 S 1 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
Bill Passed - Senate (62 - 36)
Yea
1/06/15 S 1 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
None - Senate
Sponsor
11/18/14 S 2280 A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
Bill Failed - Senate (59 - 41)
Yea
11/18/14 S 2685 USA FREEDOM Act of 2014
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 42)
Nay
9/18/14 H J Res 124 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (78 - 22)
Yea
9/11/14 S J Res 19 A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended to Affect Elections
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42)
Nay
7/31/14 HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014
None - Senate (81 - 13)
Yea
7/30/14 S 2569 Bring Jobs Home Act
Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42)
Nay
7/29/14 HR 5021 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 
Bill Passed - Senate (79 - 18)
Yea
7/29/14 S Amdt 3583 Appropriates Funds to the Highway Trust Fund
Amendment Adopted - Senate (66 - 31)
Nay
7/29/14 S Amdt 3584 Transportation Empowerment Act
Amendment Rejected - Senate (28 - 69)
Nay
7/29/14 S Amdt 3585 Exempts Infrastructure Damaged by Natural Disasters from Environmental Reviews
Amendment Rejected - Senate (47 - 50)
Yea

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
5/19/09 SB 2162 Child Care Background Checks Signed - Executive
Sign
5/19/09 SB 2003 2009-2011 Biennuim Higher Education Budget Signed - Executive
Sign
5/11/09 HB 1015 Office of Management and Budget Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/11/09 SB 2030 Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/11/09 SB 2001 Legislative Branch Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
5/08/09 SB 2018 Department of Commerce and Office of Management and Budget Appropriations Vetoed - Executive
Line Item Veto
4/21/09 HB 1445 Amending Abortion Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
4/08/09 SB 2184 Repeals Auto Rebate Tax Signed - Executive
Sign
3/19/09 HB 1036 Workforce Safety and Insurance Premium Rate Regulation Signed - Executive
Sign
5/09/07 HB 1012 Relating to Excise Tax Exemption for Tribal Members Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/09/07 SB 2047 New State Employee's Salary Vetoed - Executive
Veto
5/04/07 SB 2309 High School Graduation Requirements Signed - Executive
Sign
5/03/07 SB 2200 Revisions in School Funding Signed - Executive
Sign
5/01/07 SB 2032 Property Tax Reduction Signed - Executive
Sign
5/01/07 HB 1106 Legislative Pay Raise Signed - Executive
Sign
4/30/07 SB 2046 Teachers’ Retirement Fund Signed - Executive
Sign
4/27/07 SB 2138 Repeal of Cohabitation Laws Signed - Executive
Sign
4/26/07 HB 1466 Abortion Ban Signed - Executive
Sign
4/24/07 HB 1319 Deadly Force in Self Defense Signed - Executive
Sign
4/18/07 HB 1029 Local Sales Tax Restrictions Signed - Executive
Sign
4/17/07 HB 1420 Animal Feedlot Regulation Signed - Executive
Sign
4/09/07 SB 2397 Oil Well Tax Cut Signed - Executive
Sign
3/21/07 HB 1378 County Vote Centers Signed - Executive
Sign
3/07/07 HB 1177 School District Salary Cap Exemptions Signed - Executive
Sign

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