Senator John Henry Hoeven III is an American banker and politician. He has served as a senior U.S. senator from the North Dakota Republican party since 2011. He served as the 31st governor of North Dakota from 2000 to 2010. He is also the dean of North Dakota’s congressional delegation.
He had served on many civic, community, and economic development groups.
Senior United States Senator, Hoeven was born on March 13, 1957, in Bismarck, North Dakota. His father, John Henry Hoeven, owned a bank in Minot where he worked as the president and chairman.
Hoeven attended Dartmouth College, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in 1979. In 1981, he obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University.
After his Master’s degree, Hoeven returned to North Dakota to pursue a career in banking. He subsequently managed the trust department of the First Western Bank. He became its vice president in 1986. Seven years later, he became the Bank of North Dakota’s President and CEO till 2000.
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John Hoeven Quotes on Environment/Energy
We have the resources and technology to produce more energy than we consume and break our long-standing dependence on foreign sources of oil. All we need is the will. In fact, there’s a path to follow, one that North Dakota blazed over the last decade by building a comprehensive energy plan we called Empower North Dakota.John Hoeven
Pipelines are by far the safest way to transport petroleum. They are safer than tankers, safer than trucks, safer than rail.John Hoeven
Using the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for a strong portion of funding for this highway bill makes a strong case to keep our oil and gas industry viable.John Hoeven
With low prices, we have to take a long-term view of our oil basin here. We’re in a global battle now as to who will produce oil and gas.John Hoeven
The fact is, America needs energy and new energy infrastructure, and the Keystone XL pipeline will help us achieve that with good stewardship.John Hoeven
Our single greatest challenge is the ability to move power to markets outside North Dakota.John Hoeven
The irony of environmental opposition to the Keystone XL project is that stopping the pipeline to the U.S. will not stop production in the oil sands of Canada. Instead of coming to the United States, the oil will still be produced and shipped by rail or a pipeline similar to the Keystone XL to Canada’s Pacific Coast.John Hoeven
Delayed energy projects and regulatory hurdles to domestic oil production not only cost the United States economy billions of dollars and millions of jobs, but they also stand in the way of an elusive goal: true American energy security.John Hoeven
Since 2006, we have surpassed Alaska, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and California in oil production to become the second-largest oil-producing state in the nation, trailing only Texas. In 2012, North Dakota produced more than 245 million barrels of oil and provided nearly 11 percent of all U.S. output.John Hoeven
Democrats with a good understanding of the need for strong energy policy in our country, especially in these difficult economic times, recognized the importance of the Keystone XL pipeline.John Hoeven
The Keystone XL project has built strong safety measures into its design with the newest technology. Additionally, 80 percent of the new Canadian oil sands are being developed ‘in situ,’ meaning, it has a similar carbon footprint and emissions as conventional oil wells.John Hoeven
John Hoeven Quotes on Economy/Education/Businesses
Education is critical not only to each one of us individually, but also to build the economic vitality of our state.John Hoeven
The key to revenue growth is tax reform that closes loopholes and that is pro-growth. Then with a growing economy, that’s where your revenue growth comes in, not from higher taxes.John Hoeven
Nowadays, business is all about productivity – and our folks produce.John Hoeven
Go to build that business base and then you can find all the things people want: education, health care, strong law enforcement, roads, bridges, infrastructure – all those things flow from that economic base.John Hoeven
Businesses must invest in products and people in order to create new wealth.John Hoeven
If we’re going to create the best business climate to create higher-paying jobs and retain our young people, we’re going to have to build a workforce prepared for the opportunities of the future.John Hoeven
We targeted five industries for growth, industries where we have natural advantages in North Dakota: value-added agriculture, advanced manufacturing, technology-based businesses, energy, and tourism. We worked very hard to grow all those businesses, and that’s what’s happening.John Hoeven
You don’t get an economy growing by raising taxes.John Hoeven
We believe that business is the engine that drives the car. You’ve got to build your business base. That means creating more jobs, better-paying jobs – that’s how you raise your standard of living. That’s how you raise your quality of life. That’s what funds all the other services people want from the government.John Hoeven
One of the key things that we did at the Bank of North Dakota that I worked to try to do with our state’s economic development is make sure we are customer-service oriented.John Hoeven
It’s a combination of targeting higher-paying jobs in these growth areas and fostering closer cooperation with higher education; a rising tide that lifts all boats.John Hoeven
John Hoeven Quotes on Politics/Policies/Laws
Our Keystone legislation received strong bipartisan support in the Senate. Although it didn’t receive the 60 votes necessary for passage, 56 senators – a majority – voted in favor of the bill. Despite President Obama actively lobbying against the bill, we still won the support of 11 Democrats.John Hoeven
If you take a look at Medicare, there are things we could do, not just tort reform but truly reform the whole reimbursement system which will help in terms of reducing costs and creating the right kind of incentives for savings.John Hoeven
President Roosevelt’s leadership put the world on notice that the United States of America – with the freest, most dynamic economy the world had ever seen – was open for business.John Hoeven
I think what the president is saying if we don’t compromise and he’s put a compromise on the table, real compromise — things the Democrats want — but if we cant get compromise out of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a good solution, then he would be forced to go the national emergency route.John Hoeven
If we always get a lower price than the rest of the world that obviously gives the advantage to OPEC and Russia.John Hoeven
But we’re going to the floor with an open amendment process, trying to foster more bipartisanship.John Hoeven
The administration basically holds this project up for seven years as a way to defeat through delay, now the company asks for a year delay to complete the work in Nebraska, and the Obama administration says no. That clearly shows that they intend to turn down the project.John Hoeven
He’s delayed this project for more than six years. America won World War II in less than six years, so clearly he’s trying to defeat the project with endless delays.John Hoeven
We may not have enough to overcome a veto, so it may be a two-step process.John Hoeven
Other John Hoeven Quotes
Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy.John Hoeven
From the world wars of Europe to the jungles of the Far East, from the deserts of the Middle East to the African continent, and even here in our own hemisphere, our veterans have made the world a better place and America the great country we are today.John Hoeven
North Dakota and America owe a great deal to the men and women who work the land and ensure that our foods are safe, affordable, and of a quality unequaled anywhere in the world.John Hoeven
North Dakotans have opened their wallets, their homes, and their hearts to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, … We want to make sure that all evacuees who arrive in North Dakota by any means get the essential services they need while they are here.John Hoeven
The value that Taiwan places on being able to purchase a reliable supply of high-quality wheat from this region year after year is an example of what can be accomplished and the beneficial relationship that can develop when farmers work with their customers to promote their products.John Hoeven
A day may come when we ask the people of North Dakota to allow us to serve them in a different capacity, but that time is not now.John Hoeven
We can reach our potential, but to do so, we must reach within ourselves. We must summon the strength, the will, and the faith to move forward – to be bold – to invest in our future.John Hoeven
The reality is that nearly 80 percent of the world’s purchasing power lies outside the United States, and if we don’t tap those markets, others will.John Hoeven
I think we can get to a solution, but it does need to include barrier funding, it needs to include personnel, technology, and funding for a border barrier.John Hoeven
On Earth Day, we celebrate all the gifts the world and nature make available to us. We recognize our complete dependence on its bounty. And we acknowledge the need for good stewardship to preserve its fruits for future generations.John Hoeven
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