News Releases

08.09.22

Hoeven: America Needs to Build Infrastructure to Get Energy to Market, Reduce Inflation

WAHPETON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined a roundtable discussion on WBI Energy's expansion project to bring natural gas service to Wahpeton. The 60.5 mile pipeline would deliver 20.6 million cubic feet of natural gas to the region, supporting existing businesses like agriculture processors while also providing additional capacity for future industrial expansion. Hoeven recently led the North Dakota delegation in urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve WBI's app… Continue Reading


08.09.22

Hoeven: FM Region's Flood Protection Project is a New Paradigm in Building Major Infrastructure

ARGUSVILLE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped break ground on the diversion channel for the Fargo-Moorhead region's comprehensive flood protection project. Hoeven worked to fund and secure a $569 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to support this portion of the project, the first major Army Corps project in the nation to utilize this tool. By removing the risk of increasing interest rates, securing a lower rate than other options and providing flexibility … Continue Reading


08.09.22

ND Delegation: DOT Awards $1.5 Million to Fargo for 12th Avenue North Bridge

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $1.5 million dollars to the City of Fargo. This funding was made available through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program and will be used to support a path forward to replace the 12th Avenue North Bridge. In a letter to DOT, the delegation urged for the approval of the city's request, … Continue Reading


08.09.22

ND Delegation: DOT Awards $19.5 Million to NDDOT for Tribal Safety Project

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $19.5 million dollars to the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). This funding was made available through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program and will be used to support the Tribal Safety Project including the installation of roundabouts, turn lanes, lighting, or rumble… Continue Reading


08.09.22

Hoeven Statement on North Dakota's Intervention to Block Anti-Oil and Gas Lawsuit

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after the D.C. District Court approved a motion by North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley to intervene in a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oil and gas lease sales held in June, including for lands in North Dakota. The lawsuit is an effort by environmental groups to stifle oil and gas production on federal lands. As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Hoeven ha… Continue Reading


08.08.22

Hoeven Addresses ND Corn Growers' 35th Anniversary Celebration

MAPLETON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the North Dakota Corn Growers Association's 35th anniversary celebration, where he congratulated the group and discussed his ongoing efforts to support the continued success of the state and nation's farmers and ranchers. His efforts include: Providing disaster relief to help producers recover from last year's historic drought. Hoeven recently secured improvements to the row crop disaster assistance that he funded in September. The se… Continue Reading


08.08.22

Hoeven Announces Nearly $9.4 Million to Grand Forks Airport

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 nearly $9.4 million to the Grand Forks International Airport. This funding was made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be used to support the construction of a self-serving fuel facility, a new 18-unit hangar for aircraft storage and to exp… Continue Reading


08.07.22

Hoeven: Democrats' Reckless Tax and Spending Bill Will Worsen Inflation & Is Wrong for America

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today after voting against the Democrats' $740 billion tax and spending bill. Hoeven introduced numerous amendments during consideration of the bill, including to combat inflation, forcing Democrats to choose between policies that will actually reduce inflation and the bill's pro-inflation tax and spending policies. Earlier this week, Hoeven spoke on the Senate floor and called on his colleagues to reject this legislation. "New en… Continue Reading


08.06.22

Hoeven Pushing Back on Democrats' Tax & Spend Legislation

WASHINGTON - As part of his ongoing efforts to push back on the Democrats' $740 billion tax and spending bill, Senator John Hoeven today introduced an amendment to combat inflation and prevent the bill from going into effect. Specifically, the senator's amendment would send the bill to committee and prevent it from being implemented until the inflation levels for groceries, gasoline, diesel, home heating oil, and housing all go below January 2021 levels. "American consumers and businesses are f… Continue Reading


08.05.22

Hoeven Outlines Biden Administration's Failed Economics Policies, Calls on Colleagues to Reject Democrats' Tax & Spend Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week delivered remarks on the Senate floor outlining the Biden administration's failed economic policies and called on his colleagues to block the Democrats' $740 billion tax and spending bill. The senator stressed the impact of record-high inflation and an impending recession on American families, and he pushed back on Democrats' plans to increase taxes and impose further burdensome regulations that would not only kill jobs, but also undermine U.S. energy p… Continue Reading


08.04.22

Hoeven Votes for Regulatory Relief

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today voted for a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution he helped introduce to nullify the Biden administration's revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). By voting for the CRA to reverse the Biden administration's regulatory onslaught, the senator is working to advance permitting certainty to empower the nation to produce more energy here at home, alleviate supply chain constraints and bring down inflation. In a press conference earlier thi… Continue Reading


08.03.22

Hoeven: Sweden & Finland are Strong Additions to NATO

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate voted to approve the accession of Finland and Sweden to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Hoeven previously joined his colleagues in offering full support for the nations joining NATO and sent a letter to President Biden urging he expedite the executive branch's part of the approval process. The Resolution of Ratification passed the Senate with more than a two-thirds vote in favor of the trea… Continue Reading


08.02.22

Hoeven Helps Pass Legislation to Provide Health Care Benefits for Veterans Suffering from Toxic Exposure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate passed legislation to provide Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care to more than 3.5 million veterans from all eras suffering from conditions related to toxic exposure. "This legislation fulfills our promise to veterans who fought for and defended our nation, often at great personal cost to themselves," sai… Continue Reading


08.02.22

Hoeven Outlines Need for Regulatory Relief to Bring Down Inflation

WASHINGTON - At a press conference today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the need for regulatory relief to help the nation produce more energy here at home, alleviate supply chain constraints and bring down inflation. To this end, the senator is pushing back on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulation revisions announced by the Biden administration earlier this year. During the Trump administration, Hoeven supported efforts to modernize and streamline regulations under NEPA, helpin… Continue Reading


08.02.22

Hoeven Statement Following Death of al Qaeda Terrorist

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement following the announcement of the United States killing al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. "The death of Ayman al-Zawahiri is an important victory in our war against terrorism," said Hoeven. "We remember the horrendous attacks on September 11, 2001, and are grateful for our servicemembers and their dedication and commitment to bringing the perpetrators to justice and making the world a safer place. This strike also reminds us that … Continue Reading


08.01.22

Hoeven Helps Secure Funding to Support New Flights Between Williston Basin International Airport and Phoenix

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 a $500,000 grant to the City of Williston to support flight availability at the Williston Basin International Airport. This funding was made available through the Small Community Air Services Development Program (SCASDP) funded through the annual appropriations legislation and will help secure… Continue Reading


07.29.22

Hoeven Working to Advance Critical Water Supply Projects in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today met with Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Commissioner Camille Touton in North Dakota to advance regional water projects in the state. Through his role on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Hoeven invited Touton to visit the state and has been working with her to continue moving North Dakota's priorities forward, including the following projects: Northwest Area Water Supply (NAWS). Hoeven has worked since his time as governor to advance NAW… Continue Reading


07.28.22

Hoeven: Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today helped pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022, which includes the following North Dakota priorities that he worked to advance: Permanently extends a provision Hoeven originally secured in the 2014 WRDA bill that prohibits the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from charging storage fees for water drawn from the Missouri River. Hoeven had initially introduced his … Continue Reading


07.28.22

Hoeven Secures Commitment from VA to Add Heat & Electricity to Fargo National Cemetery Restroom

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today secured a commitment from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs (USMA) Matthew Quinn to: Add heat and electricity to the planned restroom at the Fargo National Cemetery (FNC). The addition comes as part of the $250,000 cemetery enhancement project that is currently under development, which also includes wind walls and storage space, and is expected to be completed later this year. Work to add running water… Continue Reading


07.28.22

Hoeven: "CHIPS Plus Act" Should Have Been Paid For

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after voting in opposition to the "CHIPS Plus Act." The legislation is not paid for, increases federal spending by more than $54 billion over ten years and results in an increase of the national debt of more than $79 billion. "At a time when we are facing ever increasing inflation, we need to reign in out-of-control spending and tackle our debt and deficit. I believe we need to do more to manufacture microchips domestically but th… Continue Reading

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