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Republican ND Governor:
John Hoeven on the Issues

John Hoeven on Abortion

  • Abortions only for incest, rape, or maternal life. (Nov 2004)

John Hoeven 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

  • No civil unions; restrict marriages to one-man-one-woman. (Nov 2004)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)

John Hoeven on Corporations

No stance on record.

John Hoeven 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)

John Hoeven on Drugs

  • States should make drug policy, not feds. (Aug 2001)

John Hoeven on Education

  • $3,500 salary increase for teachers. (Jan 2001)
  • Challenge Grant matching funds for university research. (Jan 2001)

John Hoeven on Energy & Oil

  • More alternative fuel & more traditional fuel too. (Nov 2004)
  • Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions. (Aug 2001)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)

John Hoeven on Environment

  • 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)

John Hoeven on Families & Children

  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)

John Hoeven on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

John Hoeven on Free Trade

No stance on record.

John Hoeven on Government Reform

  • 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

  • Allow concealed carry. (Nov 2004)

John Hoeven on Health Care

  • Govít ensures basic health care only for elderly & needy. (Nov 2004)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)

John Hoeven on Homeland Security

No stance on record.

John Hoeven on Immigration

  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)

John Hoeven on Jobs

  • Farm safety net & more ag research. (Jan 2001)
  • Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship. (Aug 2001)

John Hoeven on Local Issues

No stance on record.

John Hoeven on Principles & Values

  • 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

  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)

John Hoeven on Tax Reform

  • 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 War & Peace

  • 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)

John Hoeven on Welfare & Poverty

  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)