News Releases

01.24.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $4 Million DOT Grant to Repair Roads Damaged by Flooding

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $4.3 million to the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) to repair or reconstruct Federal-aid highways and roads damaged by flooding. Today's funds were made available after President Trump approved the State of North Dakota's request for a presidential major disaster declaration.… Continue Reading


01.24.20

Hoeven Statement on Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after attending a briefing this morning with officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and U.S. State Department on efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan province. "We were briefed today by officials from the CDC, NIH and State Department on important steps being put in place to help ensure the coronavirus does not s… Continue Reading


01.24.20

Hoeven Welcomes North Dakota Students to D.C. for March for Life

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after welcoming students from North Dakota to Washington, D.C. for the 47th annual March for Life: "It was a pleasure to meet with the North Dakota students who traveled to D.C. for March For Life," said Hoeven. "The March for Life is truly an inspiring event as it brings together citizens from across the country united in this cause. We're thankful for the dedication and efforts of all those who traveled to the nation's capital t… Continue Reading


01.23.20

Hoeven: EPA Releases Final WOTUS Replacement

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final proposal, called the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), to replace the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. This follows the administration's repeal of the 2015 WOTUS rule last year, which removed the patchwork of regulations in place due to litigation against the regulation. Hoeven previously w… Continue Reading


01.22.20

Hoeven Outlines Importance of USMCA at Senate Signing Ceremony, Final Step Before Sending Agreement to the President

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today outlined the importance of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) at the Senate enrollment ceremony, where Senate President Pro Tempore Chuck Grassley enrolled or signed the bill. This is the final step required before sending the agreement to the president for his signature. "USMCA will help provide market access and certainty with our two bigg… Continue Reading


01.21.20

Delegation: President Approves North Dakota's Request for Presidential Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced that President Trump has approved the State of North Dakota's request for a presidential major disaster declaration due to fall flooding and the early snowstorm. The presidential disaster declaration makes federal assistance available under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The delegation supported the state's request in a letter to the Administration. "We appreciate the President's … Continue Reading


01.20.20

Hoeven Statement on Administration Withdrawing Water Supply Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the President announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would withdraw its proposed water supply rule. This follows Hoeven and a bipartisan group of senators urging the administration in September to respect state and tribal authority over the water flows within their borders. The President made the announcement at the American Farm Bure… Continue Reading


01.17.20

Hoeven Holds Meeting with Sugar Producers, USDA to Ensure Effective, Timely Implementation of New Disaster Assistance

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, this week arranged a meeting between sugar cooperatives, sugar beet growers and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Bill Northey to ensure that the additional $1.5 billion in disaster assistance and provisions for sugar producers are implemented in a timely manner that works for sugar growers and cooperatives. "Sugar beet growers in the Red River Valley faced unprecedented challenges… Continue Reading


01.17.20

Hoeven, Cramer & Armstrong Honor NDSU Bison Football Team's Eighth FCS Championship

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong honored the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team this week for winning its eighth NCAA Division I FCS National Championship in nine years. Senators Hoeven and Cramer introduced a congratulatory resolution and delivered remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Congressman Armstrong honored the team by introducing the resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as delivering floor r… Continue Reading


01.16.20

Hoeven: Senate Approves USMCA, Benefitting North Dakota Ag Producers & Wide Range of Industries

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined a bipartisan majority of his Senate colleagues in approving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). "The final approval of USMCA is tremendous news for our nation's entire economy, especially for our agriculture producers, who are working to overcome the challenges of trade disputes and disasters," said Hoeven. "This agreement provides farmers and ranchers much-needed certainty with our two largest trading partners, helping to remove barriers and … Continue Reading


01.15.20

Hoeven: President Signs Phase-One Trade Deal with China Benefiting Agriculture

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today joined the President and Chinese leaders as they signed the phase-one trade agreement, which among other things, requires China to ramp up its purchases of U.S. agricultural products. "This agreement is very important for our farmers and ranchers, as China has agreed to purchase $40-$50 billion in agriculture products as well as reduce barriers," … Continue Reading


01.15.20

Hoeven Statement After Appropriations Committee Approves USMCA

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). "After USMCA was held up by the House for more than a year, the Senate is quickly working through its process to get this important agreement approved. USMCA will provide much needed certainty for our agriculture, energy and other industries. Given the challenges in farm country, we are working to approve it in the Senate as soon as … Continue Reading


01.11.20

Hoeven Congratulates Bison on Winning Eighth NCAA Division I Football Championship

FRISCO, TEXAS - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement congratulating the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team on winning the FCS national championship with a victory over the James Madison University Dukes. "Today's game caps another historic season for the Bison, earning them a record eighth FCS national championship. The Bison finished yet another strong season, going undefeated in back-to-back years and breaking their own record when it comes to most FC… Continue Reading


01.09.20

Hoeven Honors Service of Senator Jocelyn Burdick with Senate Resolution

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, along with Senator Kevin Cramer, today introduced a Senate resolution to honor the life and service of the late Jocelyn Burdick, former U.S. Senator for the State of North Dakota and the first woman to represent North Dakota in the U.S. Senate. Hoeven also delivered remarks on the Senate floor to honor her service. "Jocelyn Burdick was the first woman to represent North Dakota in the U.S. Senate, and we join with the people of North Dakota and our nation in ex… Continue Reading


01.09.20

Hoeven: Administration Proposes to Streamline & Modernize NEPA Review Process for Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the administration announced a proposal to modernize and streamline regulations under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposal seeks to prevent delays for infrastructure projects by establishing a two-year time limit for the completion of federal environmental impact statements and a one-year limit for environmental assessments. Further, th… Continue Reading


01.08.20

Hoeven Statement Following President's Remarks on Iran

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the President's address regarding Iran: "Our men and women in uniform are the best in the world, and we are grateful that there were no casualties following Iran's attacks last night in Iraq. Today, the President made clear that while the U.S. does not seek an escalation, we will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon and will not stand by in the face of continued… Continue Reading


01.07.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $23 Million in ReConnect Funds for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development awarded grants and loans totaling more than $23 million for broadband development in North Dakota and western Minnesota. The funds are available through the ReConnect Program, for which Hoeven has secured more than $1.6 billion across fiscal years 2018-… Continue Reading


01.07.20

Hoeven: Senate Approves Jovita Carranza as SBA Administrator

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Jovita Carranza as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). "The SBA provides important assistance to startups and small businesses in North Dakota and across the nation, supporting a vital source of economic growth and job creation," said Hoeven. "Administrator Carranza brings valuable experience to this position, with a strong record in the private sector and… Continue Reading


01.03.20

Hoeven Statement Following Death of Iranian General Soleimani

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the death of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani: "As the leader of the Quds Forces, General Soleimani was a terrorist responsible for the deaths of many Americans, and was planning additional attacks on U.S. interests. Our brave U.S. servicemembers and intelligence officials have once again brought a terrorist to justice. Iran's terr… Continue Reading


01.03.20

Hoeven Statement on Fish & Wildlife Service Establishing Appeals Process for Wetlands Maps, Clarifying Easement Boundaries

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that it would work with landowners to clarify pre-1976 wetlands easement boundaries and provide a process to appeal wetlands maps. This follows Hoeven, along with Senator Kevin Cramer, hosting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt in North Dakota to highl… Continue Reading

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