North Dakota

North Dakota: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


Name Party Increase Decrease Net Agenda Spending # of Increase # of Decrease
Heitkamp, Heidi D $1,897 ($125) $1,772 15 1
Hoeven, John R $6,671 ($95,468) ($88,797) 9 6
Average   $4,284 ($47,797) ($43,513) 12 4
Cramer, Kevin R $12,605 ($70,046) ($57,441) 25 11


  • The average U.S. House Member sponsored a legislative agenda that would increase federal outlays by just under $145 billion. North Dakota’s House member supported an agenda well below that amount.
  • U.S. Senators, on average, sponsored legislation that would reduce federal spending by $53 billion. North Dakota’s Senate delegation sponsored legislation that would decrease spending by $47 billion. Senator Heidi Heitkamp supported budgetary smaller than average spending cuts, while Senator John Hoeven supported larger than average savings.


The full report contains lots of other data points, including the cost of all bills introduced in each Chamber and a look at fiscally-related member caucuses such as the Tea Party Caucus.


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This report should not be construed as an attempt to aid or hinder the passage of any bill before Congress or as reflecting on a Member’s fitness to serve.