Hoeven Celebrates Manvel Elementary School's Designation as National Blue Ribbon School

MANVEL, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today congratulated the students, educators and families of Manvel Elementary School on their designation as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School Award Winner.

“The designation as a National Blue Ribbon School is a high honor that is only given to the nation’s best schools,” said Hoeven. “The Manvel School community should be extremely proud of their work to receive this designation, which comes as a result of dedicated efforts from students, educators and families,” said Hoeven.

Hoeven presented the students with a North Dakota flag that he will hang in his Capitol office in their honor then return to the school to be displayed along with their National Blue Ribbon School flag. National Blue Ribbon designees are presented with a special blue ribbon flag to fly as a symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.

Manvel Elementary and Sweetwater Elementary in Devils Lak...

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Hoeven Honors Ward County Couple for Adoption Work

MINOT, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today recognized Rod and Tracey Belzer as Angels in Adoption at a ceremony held in Minot to honor their outstanding commitment to adoption. Hoeven selected the Belzers to receive the national Angels in Adoption award after considering a pool of inspiring candidates.

“Rod and Tracey Belzer exemplify the powerful and positive impact individuals can have on the lives of North Dakota foster children,” said Hoeven. “During their 26-year marriage, the Belzer family has cared for 132 different children in addition to their five children, two of whom are adopted. It is an honor to nominate Rod and Tracey as Angels in Adoption, and I hope their work will inspire others and increase awareness about the importance of adoption and foster care.”

Rod and Tracey Belzer have been foster parents in Ward County for 16 years. They are also the parents of five daughters. Their youngest daughter was adopted...

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Hoeven Calls on FAA to Expedite UAS Test Flight Approvals

BISMARCK, N.D. – In a letter sent last week to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) head Michael Huerta, Senator John Hoeven said the nation’s six designated Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) test sites could be doing more to integrate UAS into the National Air Space.

The senator called on the administrator to expedite approvals to test UAS flights in concurrent air space and take other steps to more fully utilize the sites’ specialized capabilities. Hoeven also asked Huerta to meet with him to discuss these issues and future operations at the test sites.

“When Congress mandated the creation of six UAS test sites as part of the 2012 FAA authorization bill, it intended for the sites to play a leading role in integrating UAS into the NAS,” Hoeven wrote. “I continue to believe that UAS technology represents a key part of the future of aviation and that U.S. aviation leadership depends on the safe integration of UAS into...

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Hoeven Presents Military Medals to North Dakota WWII, Gulf War Veterans

MINOT, N.D. – At a medal presentation ceremony in Minot today, Senator John Hoeven presented military service medals to Gulf War veteran James J. Capps, World War II veteran Loren G. Fenner and the family of World War II veteran Herbert A. Skeldum. Hoeven’s office has been working to secure the medals earned by the veterans during their military service.

“At this time of Thanksgiving, we are especially grateful for the freedoms we enjoy and the men and women who have sacrificed so much to preserve them,” said Hoeven. “Today we present these military medals and honor these brave men, who served and fought on our behalf. We hope these medals serve as a tangible reminder of our tremendous gratitude.”

James J. Capps Military Honors

Hoeven presented James J. Capps with the medals he earned while serving in the U.S. Navy during the Gulf War. He entered the military in July 1989 and serv...

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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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