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07.22.24

Hoeven: AGT’s $10 Million Expansion Further Solidifies North Dakota as an Ag Powerhouse for the World

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the grand opening of AGT Foods’ $10 million expansion at its extrusion plant in Minot. AGT’s expansion adds 25 jobs to the plant and will further support the export of local pulse crops, including lentils, dry peas, dry beans and chickpeas, to countries around the globe. North Dakota is a top U.S. producer of pulse crops, which dovetails with AGT’s role as one of the world’s leading suppliers of value-added pulses, staple foods and food ingredients … Continue Reading


07.16.24

Hoeven Working to Bring Critical Water Supply Projects to Completion Across North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the 50th anniversary of the North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association, where he discussed his efforts to ensure local communities can make needed upgrades to their local water and sewer systems, supporting growing populations, a stronger economy and the health of local residents. To this end, Hoeven is working as a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee to: Fully Fund the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Wa… Continue Reading


07.15.24

Hoeven, Sinema Introduce Legislation to Support Shadow Wolves Agents & Strengthen Border Security

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Shadow Wolves Improvement Act - legislation to provide additional career mobility opportunities to Shadow Wolves law enforcement officers and expand the program to the northern border. Shadow Wolves are a tactical patrol unit within the Department of Homeland Security comprised of members from various Native American tribes. The unit patrols the 76-mile stretch of land that the Tohono O’o… Continue Reading


07.15.24

Hoeven Holds Planning Meeting in Minot To Advance Nuclear Modernization Programs

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a planning meeting with the members of Task Force 21 to advance the modernization of the dual-nuclear missions at Minot Air Force Base (MAFB). This includes his work: As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee to: Accelerate the schedule for deploying the Sentinel. Identify additional cost savings to address increased construction costs. Push for concurrent construction of facilities at all three missile bases. Hoeven is alread… Continue Reading


07.10.24

Hoeven: DOD to Maintain Full ICBM Fleet Following Review of Sentinel Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released the results of a review of the Sentinel program, which concluded that it remains vital to national security for the U.S. to modernize the full intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) fleet. Hoeven has been working as a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee to secure the support of key DoD officials to continue modernizing the U.S. nuclear deterrent, especial… Continue Reading


07.10.24

Hoeven: Interior Deputy Secretary Nominee Commits to Work on Genetic Diversity for TRNP Wild Horses

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today, Senator John Hoeven secured a commitment from Shannon Estenoz, the nominee to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Interior, to work with him, National Park Service (NPS) officials and local stakeholders to ensure the genetic diversity and health of the wild horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP). This follows Hoeven’s successful efforts calling on NPS to terminate its proposed removal of horses at TRNP … Continue Reading


07.09.24

Hoeven Statement on Passing of Former Senator Jim Inhofe

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma: “As a longtime member of Congress, Jim Inhofe sought to ensure the security and continued prosperity of our nation. His nearly 40 years of public service were focused on making sure Americans were safe in their homes, could afford to keep the lights and heat on and had the opportunity to build a brighter future for their children. We look back with gratitude for hi… Continue Reading


07.04.24

Hoeven Statement Celebrating Independence Day

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement in honor of Independence Day 2024: “On the Fourth of July, we commemorate the Declaration of Independence and celebrate the birth of our great nation. For almost 250 years, our nation has stood as a beacon of freedom. Today, and every day, we are grateful for the many blessings and opportunities we enjoy as Americans. We live in the greatest country in the world, with freedoms and liberties like no other, which are secured thro… Continue Reading


07.03.24

Hoeven: DOT Selects Skywest to Extend EAS Contract, Continuing Service to Jamestown & Devils Lake

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has selected SkyWest Airlines, Inc. (SkyWest) to continue to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at the Devils Lake and Jamestown airports for a three-year term from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2027. SkyWest will provide each community with 12 round trips per week to Denver International Airport using 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet 200 (CRJ-200) aircrafts. Hoeven previously worked with the Nor… Continue Reading


07.01.24

Hoeven: Collaborative Combat Aircraft Will Help Fill Gaps in U.S. Warfighting Capabilities, Create Unmatched Operational Flexibility

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - At GrandSky today, Senator John Hoeven reviewed the Valkyrie unmanned aerial system (UAS), an Autonomous Collaborative Platform (ACP) / Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) developed and manufactured by Kratos Defense & Security Solutions. Today’s meeting follows a Sunday test flight of the Valkyrie’s new capabilities, which Kratos has been developing in partnership with GrandSky. This was the first such test in North Dakota for the XQ-58A Valkyrie, which: Was developed… Continue Reading


07.01.24

Hoeven: With Terminal Expansion, Hector International to be the Best Airport From Minneapolis to Seattle

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped break ground on Hector International Airport’s Terminal Expansion Project. The nearly $200 million project includes expanding the current terminal building to nine gates, an apron expansion and a new parking garage with an elevated walkway. As a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, Hoeven is working to fulfill the project’s federal cost share, having secured $25 million for the effort to date.… Continue Reading


06.28.24

Hoeven: SCOTUS Overturns Chevron Deference, Major Win for Pushing Back on Overreaching Federal Regulations

BISMARCK, N.D. — Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6 to 3 decision overturning the Chevron deference doctrine, a court precedent that had allowed decades of regulatory overreach by executive agencies, particularly under the Biden and Obama administrations, while undermining Congressional authority and limiting the judicial branch’s ability to hold federal agencies accountable. “This is the right call by the Supreme Court,” said Hoeven… Continue Reading


06.28.24

Hoeven Statement on Altru’s Planned Acquisition of Devils Lake Hospital From CommonSpirit

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after CommonSpirit Health and Altru Health announced a letter of intent (LOI) for Altru to acquire the Devils Lake hospital. “This announcement is an important milestone towards ensuring quality health care in the Devils Lake region, and was made possible through community engagement and provider collaboration. Tim Bricker and Todd Forkel have been incredible partners during this process. I appreciate their willingness… Continue Reading


06.27.24

Hoeven: Project ULTRA is Underway, Accelerating Practical UAS Applications for the Military

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined the partners of Project ULTRA, an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) initiative the senator established and funded, in showcasing the first simulation of its unmanned cargo transportation project: This is the initial launching point of a broader effort Hoeven worked to establish to develop practical military applications for unmanned aircraft. Last month, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued the project’s first task order, which uses $2.5 m… Continue Reading


06.26.24

Hoeven Marks Grand Opening of Milton Earl Affordable Housing Development in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the grand opening of the Milton Earl Apartments, a $14 million, 42-unit affordable housing complex in Fargo that will serve tenants age 62 and older to improve their long-term housing stability. The project is made possible through a public-private partnership leveraging more than $5.4 million in federal funding from programs Hoeven has worked to secure as a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee.… Continue Reading


06.26.24

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Ensure Access to National Grasslands, Advance Livestock & Energy Priorities

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, this week hosted U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Chief Randy Moore in North Dakota as part of his efforts to ensure access to public lands for multiple uses, including grazing, energy development and tourism, among other priorities. To this end, Hoeven held meetings with Moore, western North Dakota grazing associations and local oil and gas … Continue Reading


06.24.24

Hoeven: Nearly $24 Million Awarded to Enhance Roadway Safety in West Fargo

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, today announced a $23 million award to City of West Fargo for the 9th Street NE Grade Separation Project. The funds, which are made available under the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program, will be used to enhance roadway safety for the traveling public at the grade crossing of 9th Street NE and a BNSF Railway line within West Fargo. S… Continue Reading


06.18.24

Hoeven Working to Secure Future ISR, Counter-UAS & Unmanned R&D Initiatives in Red River Valley

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven this week hosted General Kenneth Wilsbach, Commander of the Air Combat Command (ACC), in Grand Forks to discuss current and future Air Force operations in the Red River Valley. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, Hoeven invited Wilsbach to visit North Dakota during a meeting earlier this year, as the general was preparing to take command of the ACC, and again in a call last week. As part of the visit, Hoeven, along with Wilsbach and… Continue Reading


06.18.24

Hoeven Statement on President Biden Unilaterally Creating Further Exceptions to Immigration Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after President Biden announced unilateral executive actions to create additional exceptions to U.S. immigration law, compounding his administration’s refusal to secure the border and enforce the law. “Instead of focusing on the fixing the serious security issues affecting our border, President Biden is again advancing policies that circumvent enforcement of the law,” said Hoeven. “We need real border security to end the ille… Continue Reading


06.14.24

Hoeven: BLM Must Be a Good Neighbor To Property Owners, Grazers & Energy Developers in ND

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven pressed Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning to be a better neighbor to property owners, grazers and energy developers in North Dakota. The senator outlined how overreaching regulations being advanced by the Biden administration harm the property rights of North Dakotans, while ignoring the multiple use requirements established by Congress for federal l… Continue Reading

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