Hoeven, Google Lead Internet Safety Program at Erik Ramstad Middle School

MINOT, N.D. – At Erik Ramstad Middle School today, Senator John Hoeven, along with Google representatives, worked to educate students and educators on ways to stay safe and secure when using the Internet. The Google-sponsored Online Safety Roadshow is part of the company’s national Good to Know initiative created to better educate middle school aged students about web use.

“Technology is improving our lives and keeping us connected in so many new and beneficial ways, but it also calls for some caution, especially for children,” said Hoeven. “While the Internet provides us with great resources, we need to be smart about how we interact and share online.”

Today’s presentation focused on helping students better understand what actions they can take to stay safe and secure when using the web. The program featured important tips to be safe and smart online. Students learned about setting strong passwords, spottin...

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Hoeven, Klobuchar: USDA to Extend Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Beef Importation from Argentina

WASHINGTON – Senators John Hoeven and Amy Klobuchar today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) will extend the comment period for its proposed rule for importing Argentine beef through December 29, 2014. Hoeven and Klobuchar wrote to USDA to encourage an extension of the comment period to ensure that the rule is properly assessed in light of previous cases of foot and mouth disease in Argentina.

“We appreciate USDA extending the comment period on their proposed rule for importing freshly chilled or frozen beef from Argentina into the United States,” said Hoeven. “It is important to ensure that all stakeholders have sufficient time to review and assess any impacts these imports may have on our livestock industry.”

“Consumers in Minnesota and across the country deserve to have complete confidence in the safety and quality of the food we eat. This exten...

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Hoeven: EPA Needs to Help Resolve Issues Blocking NAWS Project

WASHINGTON – In a letter to Administrator Gina McCarthy, Senator John Hoeven today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work with state and local leaders to find an acceptable plan for treating water tapped by Northwest Area Water Supply Project (NAWS). The senator called on her to meet in Washington with the congressional delegation, governor, EPA and Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) to find a solution and move forward.

In June, the USBR released its Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the NAWS project, including its preferred alternative for treating Missouri River water to prevent biota transfers and provide municipal drinking water to North Dakota communities. Recently, however, the EPA asked the USBR to make additional changes to their preferred alternative.

“The Bureau of Reclamation’s most rece...

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Hoeven Announces $4 Million in USDA Funding for Midwest Honey Bee Habitat Assistance

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide $4 million in funding to farmers and ranchers in North Dakota and four additional Midwest states to help improve the health of honey bee populations. As a member of the Senate Agriculture and Appropriations Committees, Hoeven has worked to provide funding and support for programs to help prevent declines in pollinator populations.

“North Dakota leads the nation in the production of honey,” said Hoeven. “Honey bees are crucial to the agriculture industry, and this program will help to improve the health of these important pollinators in North Dakota and the Midwest.”

As a member Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Hoeven continues to work to secure funds that protect pollinator health through research and programs for farmers and ranchers, such as the Pollinator Health Initiative and pollinator research funds within ...

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Sixth Anniversary of Keystone XL Pipeline Application

On September 18, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) marks the sixth anniversary of the Keystone XL Pipeline at a press conference with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and highlights a letter he sent to the President signed by all 45 Republican senators calling for immediate approval of the pipeline....
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Hoeven on Sunday Morning Futures

On May 4, Senator John Hoeven joins Maria Bartiromo on Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures to discuss his bipartisan legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline....
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Time to Vote on Keystone XL Pipeline

On April 29, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) leads his Republican colleagues in a colloquy calling for a vote on his legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which has been under review for more than five years....
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Hoeven Talks KXL CBO Report with Stuart Varney

On February 6, Senator Hoeven talks joins Stuart Varney to discuss his work to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project....
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Wednesday, November 2, 2014

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Washington D.C.
338 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington DC, 20510
Phone: 202-224-2551
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Bismarck, ND
US Federal Building
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Bismarck, ND 58501
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Fargo, ND
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Fargo, ND 58103
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Federal Building
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Grand Forks, ND 58203
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Minot, ND
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Minot, ND 58701
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