FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 14th, 2019
John Hoeven Struggles with Economics
However, Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee has had absolutely no issue parroting these inaccurate claims. He stated the trade war continues to generate revenue for the United States, which could be used to fund aid to farmers. The Associated Press was compelled to correct Hoeven’s inaccurate statement. The truth is, tariffs are not paid for by China, but by American companies, farmers, and consumers.
“The trade war is adversely affecting the entire nation, with an emphasis on North Dakota’s farming community. Farmers cannot be forced to live in limbo while their Senator is in desperate need of an Economics 101 class,” said Alison Jones, Communications Director of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party. “It’s one thing to defend the Administration if you feel it’s in the best interest of the country, but Senator John Hoeven should know better than to spread inaccuracies to his own constituents.”