News Releases

12.02.22

Hoeven Joins Colleagues Warning China Against Violent Crackdown on Protesters

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) in urging the Chinese ambassador to the United States to warn the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of the consequences of a violent crackdown on peaceful protesters. This letter comes as demonstrations have erupted across China in response to the CCP's severe quarantine and mass testing mandates. "We caution the CCP in the strongest possible terms not to once again undertake a violent crackdown on peaceful Chinese pr… Continue Reading


12.01.22

Hoeven Statement on Vote to Avert a Rail Strike

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Senate voted to avert a rail strike. The Senator supported an amendment to provide the parties with additional time to negotiate, but it was blocked. "Over the past several months, we have urged all parties to reach a good faith agreement and avert a rail strike, and today supported an amendment to provide them with an additional 60 days for negotiations, but it was blocked. Given the serious impacts that a disruptio… Continue Reading


11.30.22

Hoeven Cosponsors Legislation to Protect Camp Lejeune Veterans from Excessive Legal Fees

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today cosponsored the Protect Camp Lejeune Victims Ensnared by Trial-lawyers' Scams (VETS) Act, legislation introduced by Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) to cap the fees trial lawyers can charge in cases representing Marines and other individuals impacted by water contamination at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Impacted individuals are able to seek compensation under the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, which Hoe… Continue Reading


11.30.22

Hoeven Cosponsors Legislation to Allow Year-Round E15 Sales, Provide Certainty to Ethanol Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today cosponsored the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2022, legislation introduced by Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) to allow the year-round sale of ethanol blends higher than 10 percent. The bill, which Hoeven previously helped introduce during the 115th Congress, would: Make permanent the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver extension to allow year-round sale of E15. Help prevent a patchwork of state-level regulations and pr… Continue Reading


11.29.22

Hoeven Statement on Burdensome & Duplicative BLM Methane Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a proposed rule to impose burdensome and duplicative methane emission regulations on energy producers. "Under this proposed rule, the Biden administration is creating another roadblock to energy development on federal lands, further undermining our nation's energy security. On top of that, by holding up the infrastructure needed to get energy to market, like gas-gathering lines and… Continue Reading


11.23.22

Hoeven Statement Observing Thanksgiving Day in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement to wish all North Dakotans a safe and happy Thanksgiving: "Happy Thanksgiving, North Dakota. In all things we're called to give thanks, and this year we have much to be grateful for. As we gather with family and friends, we're reminded of the immense blessings we've received over the past year, including the blessing of calling North Dakota home. From Mikey, me and our entire family, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving." … Continue Reading


11.23.22

Hoeven, Lummis Call on STB to Restore Coal Producer Representation on Energy Transportation Advisory Committee

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) in calling on the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to fill the three vacant seats on the STB's Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC) with coal industry representatives. Under its charter, the committee is to have a balanced representation of the nation's energy industries, with no fewer than three members from the coal industry, to help ensure the STB is properly informed and can address issues impactin… Continue Reading


11.22.22

Hoeven Continuing Efforts to Advance Affordable Housing Redevelopment in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) awarded $3.4 million in federal funding for the demolition and redevelopment of the Lashkowitz High Rise in Fargo. The award is made available under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Housing Trust Fund, which provides funding to states for affordable housing development. Earlier this year, Hoeven toured the Lashkowitz High Rise with local leaders and di… Continue Reading


11.21.22

Hoeven, Colleagues Push Back on Burdensome EPA Regulations, Outline Impact on Nation's Supply Chain

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven joined Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in pressing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to avoid placing overly burdensome emissions regulations on the trucking industry that will risk thousands of good-paying jobs. The senators stressed the current constraints on the nation's supply chain and outlined the costs of the agency's proposed regulations on tailpipe nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). … Continue Reading


11.19.22

Hoeven Addresses I-BAND Annual Meeting

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the Independent Beef Association of North Dakota's (I-BAND) annual meeting, where he discussed his efforts as the Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee to: Improve ranchers' access to fair and competitive markets. This includes working to establish at the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) a cattle contract library, which would help improve price trans… Continue Reading


11.19.22

Hoeven Outlines Priorities for Next Farm Bill, Efforts to Protect Private Property Rights

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the North Dakota Farm Bureau annual convention today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts as the lead Republican on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee to: Gather feedback from North Dakota farmers and ranchers as work begins on the next farm bill. Protect private property rights, including pushing back on burdensome easement policies and the Biden administration's efforts to revive the Obama-era Wat… Continue Reading


11.18.22

Hoeven Statement on ND Supreme Court Gerald VandeWalle Retirement

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Gerald VandeWalle announced his upcoming retirement: "A lifelong North Dakotan, Justice VandeWalle has been a dedicated public servant, working throughout his career to uphold our laws and protect the rights of our state's people. We appreciate his commitment to serving his fellow North Dakotans, from his time in the Attorney General's office to his 26 years as Chief Justice. Mikey… Continue Reading


11.17.22

Hoeven to DOE Nominees: The Grid Needs Reliable Baseload Power Sources, Like Coal; Work with ND to Advance CCUS

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today, Senator John Hoeven: Stressed the importance of maintaining reliable baseload power sources, like coal-fired electricity. Pressed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nominees to work with North Dakota in cracking the code on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies to help secure coal's future in the nation's energy mix. In his discussions with David Crane and Gene Rodrigues, the nominees… Continue Reading


11.16.22

Hoeven Statement on Respect for Marriage Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after voting in opposition to the Respect for Marriage Act. "Same-sex marriage is protected under the Supreme Court's Obergefell decision and the Fourteenth Amendment. My concern with this bill is that it doesn't adequately protect religious freedom, that includes both individuals and businesses based on sincerely-held religious beliefs, as well as religious organizations." -###-… Continue Reading


11.16.22

Hoeven Statement After Vote to End COVID-19 National Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week voted for a resolution to terminate the COVID-19 national emergency declaration, and help limit the Biden administration's overreaching policies. Emergency declarations provide expanded authority for the president to address crises other than war or natural disaster, and would typically expire after one year, but may be renewed or terminated by the president or a joint resolution of Congress. "Despite declaring that the pandemic is over, the President … Continue Reading


11.15.22

Hoeven: USDA Previews Phase Two of Row Crop Disaster Assistance

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today encouraged eligible agriculture producers in North Dakota to prepare their financial and tax records for phase two of the Emergency Relief Program (ERP), after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released preliminary information for the program. ERP phase two is intended to aid producers who experienced losses due to qualifying natural disasters in 2020 and 2021, but were not included in the program's first phase. The program is funded through the agr… Continue Reading


11.11.22

Hoeven Statement in Observance of Veterans Day

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day. Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, remains committed to ensuring veterans receive the care and services they have earned. "Today and every day, we are indebted to the great American heroes who have fought to protect our nation. North Dakota has a rich tradition of military service and I remain committed to ensuring veterans receive … Continue Reading


11.07.22

Hoeven Discusses Efforts to Support U.S. Energy & Agriculture Producers, Combat Inflation

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with members of the Noon Lions Club, Korner Lions Club, Rotary Club and Williston Community Builders to outline his priorities in the U.S. Senate. In particular, Hoeven stressed the impact of record-high inflation on American consumers and businesses and highlighted his efforts to: Empower greater U.S. domestic energy production and grow North Dakota as an energy powerhouse to help bring down prices at the pump and reduce the cost of goods thro… Continue Reading


11.07.22

Hoeven Presents American Flag Flown Over U.S. Capitol to St. Joseph's School

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today presented an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol to the students, teachers, administration and families of St. Joseph's Catholic School in Williston and participated in a flag raising ceremony. The senator addressed the school community, discussing the importance of honoring the nation's flag and outlining his efforts to support the state's educators and students. "The U.S. flag is more than the colors and cloth. It represents who we are as a na… Continue Reading


11.07.22

Hoeven Nominates Four Students to U.S. Military Academies Class of 2027

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated four North Dakota students for appointments to the nation's military academies. Hoeven nominated Jacob Boehm of Bismarck and Olivia Jones of Fargo to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Ayden Frohlich of Bismarck to the U.S. Naval Academy and Isabelle Von Osterheldt of Minot to the U.S. Air Force Academy. "Our nation's military academies offer exceptional education and leadership opportunities to students and we're… Continue Reading

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