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Published February 08, 2011, 10:19 AM

Hoeven snags spot on appropriations subcommittee

WASHINGTON — Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., has won a seat on the Senate Appropriations Committee and a seat on the agriculture subcommittee, the committee announced Feb. 4.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek

WASHINGTON — Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., has won a seat on the Senate Appropriations Committee and a seat on the agriculture subcommittee, the committee announced Feb. 4.

Hoeven’s slot on appropriations and the agriculture subcommittee will mean that North Dakota will be represented more than most states for agricultural policymaking in the Senate. Hoeven already has been appointed to the Senate Agriculture Committee, where Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., already has a seat.

The full appropriations committee now has 16 Democrats and 14 Republicans, and seven new Republican members, including Hoeven, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Dan Coats of Indiana, Roy Blunt of Missouri, Jerry Moran of Kansas and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.

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