Hoeven: BLM’s Public Lands Rule Locks Away Federal Land

Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement opposing the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final Public Lands Rule that seeks to overhaul the management of more than 245 million acres of taxpayer-owned lands. The rule would establish “conservation leases” that would lock away federal lands in conflict with the longstanding tradition of multiple use requirements established by Congress. Hoeven and Senator John Barrasso, Rankin… Continue Reading


Hoeven Votes to Hold Secretary Mayorkas Accountable for Failure to Uphold the Law, Secure the Border

Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after voting to hold Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas accountable for failing to uphold the law and secure the border. Hoeven has been making the case for the Senate to fulfill its constitutional duty by holding a trial to consider the impeachment articles, however Senate Democrats instead blocked efforts to hold a trial and voted to dismiss the articles of impeachment. “Secretary Mayorkas needs to be held responsibl… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Colleagues Urge EPA to Reject California Rule that Would Harm the Rail Industry & American Economy

 - Senator John Hoeven joined a bipartisan group of senators in sending a letter led by Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE) to Michael Regan, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), opposing a rule from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that would harm the rail industry, threaten the supply chain and hurt the U.S. economy. “Attempts to create state-specific operational rules, such as those envisioned by CARB, would jeopardize the interoperability of the national network and… Continue Reading