Hoeven: USDA Needs to Follow Up SCO for Wheat and Durum with Implementation for All Commodities in All Counties

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) will begin new Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), available through the federal crop insurance program, with the 2015 crop year. The SCO covers spring and durum wheat for all North Dakota counties. USDA is slated to announce the counties selected for other commodities later this summer, and Hoeven is pressing the agency to cover all North Dakota counties.

Hoeven recently sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack urging the timely implementation of SCO for all insurable crops in all counties in order to provide North Dakota farmers with this important risk management tool. Hoeven also advocated for the 2014 farm bi...
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Hoeven Statement on Senate Confirmation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Nominee Robert McDonald

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement upon confirmation of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary nominee Robert McDonald:

“Last week I met with Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald to press for his support to allow veterans more options for health care and long term care (LTC) services in their home communities. I believe he is receptive to our ideas, and will work with us on these priorities to ensure our veterans receive the best care possible.

“Specifically, I look forward to working with Secretary McDonald to create more choice for our veterans in accessing health care services closer to home. Veterans in my home state of North Dakota face the challenge of having to travel long distances for services that are readily available in their communities. In June, we worked to pass bipartisan legislation to reform the VA and ensure that veterans receive care from the doctor or provider of their choice...

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Hoeven Congratulates Fargo for taking Top Spot on Forbes List of Best Small Places for Business and Careers

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today congratulated city and business leaders in Fargo for taking the top ranking this year on Forbes’ list of the Best Small Places for Business and Careers. The city moved up from the number two spot in 2013. The publishers said Fargo is a “cultural, commerce, manufacturing, health care and education hub for the region and home to North Dakota State University.”

“Congratulations to all who have worked so hard to make Fargo and North Dakota a top performer on this prestigious list year after year,” Hoeven said. “Fargo has consistently ranked high on the Forbes’ list, and for good reason. With the lowest unemployment rate in the country, strong job growth, rising incomes and a world-class university, Fargo offers people across the country opportunities for professional growth and innovation.”

The Forbes list i...
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Hoeven Presses EPA Administrator to Withdraw Proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, met last week with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to press again for the agency to abandon its proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule. Hoeven said farmers and ranchers are concerned by the proposal that significantly expands EPA authority to regulate small wetlands, creeks, stock ponds and ditches under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

“We made it clear to the Administrator that the EPA needs to abandon this proposed rule,” said Hoeven. “Their proposal is causing uncertainty for our farmers and ranchers and making it more difficult and more expensive for our producers to do their jobs. The last thing they need is the burden of additional regulations and litigation.”

On March 25, the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposed rule that includes broad new definitions of the scope of &ldquo...

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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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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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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Washington DC, 20510
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Bismarck, ND
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Bismarck, ND 58501
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Federal Building
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