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John Hoeven on Jobs

Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor

 


$700B stimulus created only temporary jobs; invest in roads

The candidates disagreed about the merits of the federal government's $700 billion stimulus package. Hoeven said he didn't support it "in the form in which it was passed,'' and said it should have focused on tax credits for small businesses and more investment in roads. "The federal government just keeps spending money,'' Hoeven said. "Those jobs that were created will be gone when the federal government money runs out.''

Potter said not all the stimulus money was wisely spent, but something needed to be done. He said Hoeven also believes there were positive impacts because the governor has "cut ribbons'' for stimulus projects all across North Dakota.

"I go to state events when there's state investment,'' Hoeven responded.

Source: Crookston Daily Times coverage of 2010 N.D. Senate Debate , Sep 24, 2010

Farm safety net & more ag research

Farming and ranching will remain the foundation of North Dakota’s economy. On the federal level, we must work with Congress to develop a farm policy that retains planting flexibility while establishing a better safety net. Our farmers need and deserve a long-term policy and level playing field. We should phase out the state sales tax on used farm machinery and repair parts.And we also reaffirm our strong commitment to research dollars for agriculture. Several million dollars invested in ag research can return hundreds of millions to our state’s economy through new, disease-resistant crops.

In research for agriculture and in other areas as well, our university system must help drive us forward. Through research and development, innovation and workforce training, higher education has a major role to play in our economic development efforts.

Source: 2001 Inaugural Address , Jan 9, 2001

Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship.

Hoeven co-sponsored the Western Governors' Association resolution:

Source: WGA Policy Resolution 01 - 08: Farm Bill Reauthorization 01-WGA08 on Aug 14, 2001

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