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05.27.22

Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Push Back Against World Health Organization

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) this week in introducing the "No WHO Pandemic Preparedness Treaty Without Senate Approval Act" which would require any pandemic agreement resulting from the work of the World Health Organization's (WHO) intergovernmental negotiating body be deemed a treaty, and therefore require the advice and consent of a supermajority of the U.S. Senate. This legislation pushes back on the WHO continuing to push for a new "international treat… Continue Reading


05.27.22

Hoeven Statement in Observance of Memorial Day

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today in honor of Memorial Day. On Monday, May 30, Senator Hoeven will speak at the North Dakota National Guard's Memorial Day Program at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery followed by the Memorial Day Ceremony at Fargo National Cemetery. "We gather on Memorial Day to pay our respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We remember their honor and commitment to this country, and we support the families and loved on… Continue Reading


05.27.22

Hoeven Announces More Than $9.6 Million in Head Start Funding to North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office of Head Start, has awarded Head Start and Early Head Start funding to the following North Dakota entities: Minot Public Schools - $3,997,560 Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency in Fargo - $1,850,298 Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten - $1,398,025 Early Explorers Head Start in Devils L… Continue Reading


05.27.22

Hoeven, Tester Lead Bipartisan Effort Calling for the U.S.-Canada Border to be Properly Staffed & Secured

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) recently led a bipartisan group of senators in urging the leaders of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee to provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with the necessary resources in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funding legislation to properly staff and secure the U.S.-Canada border. The senators outlined the importance of: Providing the personnel, technology and tools required for border professionals to suc… Continue Reading


05.26.22

Hoeven: SDA Awards Funding to Establish Space Networking Center at Grand Forks Air Force Base

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Space Development Agency (SDA) has awarded a nearly $325 million operations and integration (O&I) contract to General Dynamics Missions Systems to establish the Space Networking Center at Grand Forks Air Force Base, as well as a similar facility at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. The Space Networking Center will support the SDA's new low-Earth orbit (LEO) mission and serve as the … Continue Reading


05.26.22

Hoeven Votes to Prevent Biden Administration from Weakening the Asylum Process

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution he helped introduce with Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) to nullify a proposed Biden administration rule that would upend the process by which the U.S. government considers asylum claims. The resolution was blocked by Senate Democrats by a vote of 46-48. Under current law, asylum claims must be adjudicated by an immigration court judge, and asylum seekers… Continue Reading


05.26.22

Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Push Back on Biden Administration's Vaccine Mandate for Military Cadets

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven helped introduce the Defending Freedom of Conscience for Cadets and Midshipmen Act, legislation led by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) that would protect cadets and midshipmen at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy from being punished for their choice to not receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The USAFA recently announced that unvaccinated seniors would not be commissioned. … Continue Reading


05.26.22

Hoeven, Klobuchar to Vilsack: Provide Support & Certainty to Ag Producers Facing Planting Delays

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) this week led a bipartisan, bicameral effort urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to provide support and certainty to producers facing disruptions in spring planting due to excess moisture. The senators made the case for Vilsack to offset any loss in the crop insurance guarantee for producers that are unable to get into the field until after the final planting date, citing the slow pace of planti… Continue Reading


05.26.22

Hoeven Helps Secure $136.5 Million for Pipestem Dam Project in Army Corps Work Plan

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he helped secure important North Dakota priorities in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 work plan, including $136.5 million to complete the Pipestem Dam safety modification project. As a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has been working with the Corps to ensure the project continues to be funded in the annual work plan and to keep it on schedule. This funding comes in add… Continue Reading


05.24.22

Hoeven Joins Colleagues to Advance NATO Applications for Sweden & Finland

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) in supporting Sweden and Finland's application for NATO membership in a letter to the president. "Members of the U.S. Senate take seriously our role in advising and consenting to NATO enlargement, a process that must be approved by all NATO member states. We affirm our support for Sweden and Finland's applications for membership," the senators wrote. In addition to Hoeven, Shaheen and T… Continue Reading


05.23.22

Hoeven Presses Interior Secretary to Stop Blocking Energy Development on Federal Lands

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, pressed Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to stop blocking energy development on federal lands. Hoeven outlined how the Biden administration's harmful energy policies are leading to record high energy costs and rising inflation. "We are pressing the Interior Secretary to allow us to produce more energy on federal lands, both onshore and offshore," said Hoeven. "Energy costs are high, with Americans pay… Continue Reading


05.20.22

Hoeven Statement After Federal Judge Upholds Title 42

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after a federal judge upheld the Title 42 Public Health Order, blocking the Biden administration's plan to revoke the immigration tool on Monday, May 23. The Title 42 Public Health Order allows immigration officials to expeditiously return illegal immigrants to their home country and prevent the spread of COVID-19. "We welcome this federal injunction blocking the Biden administration from ending Title 42. This public health ord… Continue Reading


05.20.22

Hoeven Outlines Need for Greater U.S.-Canada Energy Partnership Through Projects Like Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven discussed the importance of advancing energy partnerships between the U.S. and Canada. In particular, the senator stressed the role that the Keystone XL Pipeline should play in supporting North American energy security, while helping to reduce energy costs and inflation for U.S. consumers. Hoeven further discussed opportunities to build on existing partnerships to help make both the U.S.… Continue Reading


05.20.22

Hoeven: Ag Disaster Aid Provides Needed Relief Following Historic Drought, During Time of High Input Costs

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable discussion with local agriculture producers and commodity groups to review the details for phase one of the Emergency Relief Program (ERP). The program is funded using the $9.25 billion in row crop disaster assistance that Hoeven secured in September. Hoeven was also joined by Farm Service Agency (FSA) North Dakota State Director Marcy Svenningsen and North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. After getting the fund… Continue Reading


05.20.22

Hoeven Urges USAF Secretary to Prioritize Funding for Air Guard Tuition Assistance Pilot Program

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven urged Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall to help ensure: The tuition assistance pilot program for Air Guard members is adequately funded and continues to move forward in order to support strong recruitment of individuals with the skills needed for today's high-tech missions, like the Air Guard's MQ-9 mission in Fargo. Hoeven worked to establish and fund the pilot program, as well as to e… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Hoeven: Army Corps Awards $7.65 Million for Construction of New Drayton Dam

DRAYTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $7.65 million contract to HSG Park Joint Venture, LLC to replace the Drayton Dam on the Red River of the North. The new dam will serve as part of the Fargo-Moorhead region's permanent flood protection project. The contract utilizes funds that Hoeven worked to secure as a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee. "This award will support an updated dam system … Continue Reading


05.19.22

Hoeven: Congress Passes Legislation to Help Address Formula Shortage

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate passed the Access to Baby Formula Act. Hoeven helped introduce the Senate companion to this legislation, which will help address the current baby formula shortage for families who rely on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and prevent future s… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Calling for Disinformation Board to be Defunded

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) in urging Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee Chairman Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) to prohibit funding in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Disinformation Governance Board. "It is also known that the board currently lacks any guiding policy, mission statement, or charter. Absent of these necessary gua… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Hoeven: Biden Energy Policies Leading to Higher Costs for Farmers and Ranchers, American Consumers

WASHINGTON - At a press conference this week, Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, outlined how the Biden administration's restrictive energy policies are not only fueling record-high energy prices, but leading to increased input costs for North Dakota farmers and ranchers. "There isn't a single state in the country where the average price of gasoline is below $4, and the cost just keeps going up," said Hoeven. "North Dakota is a big energy produci… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Hoeven Helps Introduce Access to Baby Formula Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, joined Agriculture Committee Chair Senator Debbie Stabenow and Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Senator John Boozman in introducing the Access to Baby Formula Act, legislation to help address the current baby formula shortage for families who rely on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and pre… Continue Reading

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