Hoeven Statement on Leader McConnell

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he will step down from his position as leader in November.

          “Senator McConnell is the longest-serving Senate leader in history, and we appreciate his service to the institution and our nation. He began his service in the Senate during the Reagan Revolution, and has been a strong proponent of promoting peace through strength and American exceptionalism. During his tenure as leader, we’ve been able to confirm strong conservative judges that have transformed the Supreme Court and our judiciary, and passed tax relief that has benefited families and businesses across the country. We still have a lot to accomplish in the coming days and will continue working to address the challenges facing our nation.”