Hoeven, Heitkamp, Cramer Host Transportation Secretary Foxx in Casselton and West Fargo

CASSELTON, WEST FARGO, N.D. – Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer today hosted U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx in Casselton at a community meeting with local, state and federal officials to review work on a comprehensive plan for improving rail safety. The leaders also convened a roundtable meeting in West Fargo to review North Dakota’s transportation infrastructure needs. Foxx is visiting North Dakota at the delegation’s request.

Rail Transportation Safety

Rail transportation of Bakken crude oil has increased from 9,500 carloads in 2008 to 407,642 carloads in 2013, according to the Association of American Railroads. In light of the increased traffic and recent accidents, the delegation has been working to encourage collaboration among all of the stakeholders to arrive at an effective, comprehensive plan to improve the safety of transporting crude oil by rail.

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Hoeven Brings Together Business Leaders to Outline His Farm and Small Business Expensing Tax Relief Act

BISMARCK – Senator John Hoeven today hosted a broadly representative roundtable in Bismarck with small business leaders in the agricultural, manufacturing and accounting sectors to outline his new legislation, the Farm and Small Business Expensing Tax Relief Act (S. 2237).

Hoeven’s bill, which he introduced earlier this month with Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), will ease the burden of unfair and onerous new regulations for farmers, ranchers and small businesses regarding expensing repairs and the purchase of tangible property like tractor attachments or new business computers under $5,000. The rules became effective January 1st.

“We heard from people across the state about the impacts the new IRS repair expensing rules would have,” said Hoeven. “Our small businesses and family farmers and ranchers cannot shoulder the costs of these IRS regulations, both in time and money, so we are working to make the new rules reasonable a...

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Hoeven Calls on EPA to Withdraw Proposed Regulations Under "Waters of the United States"

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today again pressed his opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed “Waters of the United States” rule, which was published in the federal register Monday. Hoeven is working to get the EPA to withdraw the proposed rule that would expand the agency’s authority to regulate non-navigable bodies of water under the Clean Water Act. Hoeven said he is circulating a letter in the Senate and drafting legislation to overturn the proposed rule, which could have a far-reaching and detrimental effect on farmers, ranchers, the construction industry and others business activities.

Earlier this month, at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee, Hoeven told EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy that there is widespread concern among farmers and ranchers about the agency’s proposed new rule expanding its authority to regulate non-navigable bodies of water under t...

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Hoeven: North Dakota, Statoil a Key to Energy Security for U.S. and Allies, Can Help Create Jobs, Reduce Flaring

WILLISTON, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today was joined by Statoil Senior Vice President for Onshore Operations, Torstein Hole to showcase Statoil’s investments and operations in western North Dakota. Statoil, working with North Dakota and other partners, can help to create energy independence for the United States and reduce European reliance on Russian natural gas.

Hoeven was in Norway last week as part of a Senate delegation to Europe working to help build a long-term energy plan to help Ukraine and Europe deter Russian aggression. There, he met with high level Norwegian officials and executives from Statoil, an innovative, multinational, Norwegian oil and gas company with operations in 34 countries, including the United States.

Statoil and Norway are working hard to bring more natural gas to Europe, but they alone cannot solve the problem of Europe’s energy dependence on Russia; the United States also has a critical rol...

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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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Hoeven on Flexibility in School Nutrition Program

On Jan 9, Senator Hoeven talks with Gerri Willis about his work to improve flexibility in the school lunch programs....
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Hoeven on Fox Business: Americans Want Keystone XL Pipeline

On July 11, Senator Hoeven joins Melissa Francis to talk about the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline....
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Hoeven and Corker Discuss Border Security

On June 21, Senators John Hoeven and Bob Corker discuss their amendment to secure the border with Jenna Lee on Happening Now....
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Monday, April 28, 2014

2:00 p.m.: Convene and begin a period of morning business. 5:30 p.m.: Proceed to executive session to consider nominations.
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Washington D.C.
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Washington DC, 20510
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Bismarck, ND
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Bismarck, ND 58501
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Fargo, ND
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