John Hoeven

It is no secret, North Dakota has become more reliant on energy activity over the last decade. The state budget relies heavily on oil revenues. The problem this reliance poses is the volatile swings in oil prices. It leads to ...

Not all lobbyists lost in this election. Just the groups and councils who have secretly pulled some levers in North Dakota government and wanted desperately to keep their special level of coziness. The North Dakota Petroleum Council spent $60,000, the ...

Public polling is often difficult to come by in North Dakota politics. Yet, today housed on the front page of the Fargo Forum is a poll result on recreational marijuana. The poll was conducted by Odney Advertising. Why did Odney ...

It seems history continues to be left out of reports and statements supporting the latest attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act. With the increasing talk of state flexibility, we must point out what the North Dakota Legislature rejected in ...

The United States Senate rejected additional funds for election security yesterday. Their rejection follows mounting evidence of what Russia did in 2016 and what they continue to do to this day. Report after report from our intelligence agencies, the Department ...

Since 2014, I’ve been pushing efforts to increase broadband access for all North Dakotans. From a proposal we called “Broadband North Dakota” during my race for the Public Service Commission, to introducing a revolving loan program in the 2015 Legislative ...

Election year politics has been injected into our nation’s agriculture policy and members of the House of Representatives are to blame. First, Congress failed to pass the Farm Bill because ideological positions were inserted into the historically non-controversial bill. A ...

In an unusual Saturday announcement, the Trump Administration took another swipe at the Affordable Care Act that is expected to increase premiums on middle-class consumers. The move would freeze protection payments to insurers with “sicker patients” from financial loss. Those ...

By now you may have learned that North Dakota’s Senator John Hoeven was one of eight Republican Senators to spend our Independence Day in Russia. July 4th was only one of the multi-day trip Hoeven and his seven colleagues spent ...

We can add another troubling moment in the tenure of embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. He and his spokesman Jahan Wilcox barred some press from a summit where Pruitt was speaking. A security guard even physically shoved a female reporter ...