Hoeven Issues Statement in Support of Emergency Commission Action Approving an Additional $4 Million for Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the North Dakota Emergency Commission’s approval of another $4 million loan to support law enforcement efforts to keep the peace during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests:

“In light of recent violent protest activity, we support the Emergency Commission’s request for additional funding to help law enforcement keep the peace during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The well-being and property of ranchers, farmers and everyone else living in the region should not be threatened by protesters who are willing to commit violence to achieve their ends. In the meantime, we will continue working to secure reimbursement for the state’s expenses from the federal government and call on the Corps and the Obama administration to approve the easement and resolve the issue.”