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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 CrapoMichael (Mike) Dean CrapoTrump calls for looser rules for bank loans in Dodd-Frank overhaul Week ahead: Lawmakers eye another short-term spending bill Overnight Finance: Trump promises farmers 'better deal' on NAFTA | Clock ticks to shutdown deadline | Dems worry Trump pressuring IRS on withholdings | SEC halts trading in digital currency firm MORE (Idaho) and Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteLessons from Alabama: GOP, throw out the old playbook The Hill's 12:30 Report Explaining Democratic victories: It’s gun violence, stupid MORE (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 BaucusMax Sieben BaucusSteady American leadership is key to success with China and Korea Orrin Hatch, ‘a tough old bird,’ got a lot done in the Senate Canada crossing fine line between fair and unfair trade MORE (D-Mont.), Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), Jim RischJames (Jim) Elroy RischGovernment needs to help small businesses follow regulations McConnell works to salvage tax bill The Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on Senate tax bill MORE (R-Idaho) and Jim Webb (D.Va.).