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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 CrapoMike CrapoCongress should ‘phone a friend’ when sanctioning Russia Sherrod Brown looks to defy Trump trend in Ohio McConnell 'not optimistic' Dodd-Frank overhaul will happen MORE (Idaho) and Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteWeek ahead: Comey firing dominates Washington GOP senators pitch Merrick Garland for FBI director Kelly Ayotte among candidates to be FBI director: report 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 BaucusLawmakers: Leave advertising tax break alone GOP: FBI firing won't slow agenda White House tax-reform push is ‘game changer,’ says ex-chairman MORE (D-Mont.), Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), Jim RischJim RischGOP senators meet with administration officials on tax reform The outdoor recreation economy is a force that is here to stay Tax profits not cash flow: An alternative to the GOP plan that helps small business MORE (R-Idaho) and Jim Webb (D.Va.).