Hoeven Statement on Janet Yellen

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after opposing the nomination of Dr. Janet Yellen to serve as Secretary of the Treasury:

“I opposed Secretary Yellen’s confirmation because I believe her policies are counter to what is best for the people of North Dakota. She supports increasing taxes and repealing parts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Additionally, I am concerned by her past support of a carbon tax, as well as her support for using Treasury Department resources to advance environmental and climate goals,” said Hoeven.