BigNews.Biz - Jan 04,2017 - Hoeven Sworn in for Second Term as U.S. Senator for North Dakota
Senator Committed to Getting Back to Basics, Promoting ND Priorities, Growing the Economy
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven was sworn into office by Vice President Joseph Biden for his second term in the United States Senate. Hoeven took the oath of office before his wife Mikey, son Jack and daughter-in-law Kelly.
In addition, the Senate Republican Conference reported that the senator has been named to five key Senate committees: Appropriations; Energy and Natural Resources; Agriculture; Homeland Security and Indian Affairs.
“It has been a tremendous honor to serve on behalf of North Dakota in the U.S. Senate for the past six years, and I am grateful that the people of our state have given me the opportunity to continue this work,” Hoeven said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate to support the priorities that have made our state and our nation strong. These include focusing on fundamentals like reducing the regulatory burden, reforming the tax code, and finding savings to reduce the national debt, as well as supporting our farmers and ranchers, empowering our nation’s energy development and supporting our military and veterans.”
“Further, my committee assignments will provide an opportunity to work on policies that support these efforts, like writing a new farm bill, building strong support for energy development and working to keep our borders secure and our country safe.”