94 percent of Senate now using Twitter

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Hoeven's office reserved the @SenJohnHoeven handle some time ago in preparation for the launch. According to the office, Hoeven's team was focused on setting up the freshman senator's other media tools, such as the website and news lists, before launching the account.

Hoeven's fellow Republican Sens. Mike Crapo (Idaho) and Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) welcomed him to the site.

With Hoeven now tweeting, just six senators are the remaining hold-outs when it comes to using Twitter for their work in Congress: Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Jim Webb (D.Va.).