News Releases

02.03.23

Hoeven Announces $1.4 Million Award to EERC for New CCUS Monitoring Project at Great Plains Synfuels Plant

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has secured a $1.4 million award to the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) for a new carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) monitoring project at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant that is key to the commercially-viable implementation of CCUS technology. The monitoring technology advances the expansion of CCUS at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant, which would make the facility: The largest coal-based CCUS projec… Continue Reading


02.02.23

Hoeven Supports Bipartisan Bill to Help More Americans Access High-Quality Job Training, Get Good-Paying Jobs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) in reintroducing the Jumpstarting Our Businesses by Supporting Students (JOBS) Act, bipartisan legislation to help more Americans get good-paying jobs by allowing eligible students to use federal Pell Grants to afford high-quality, shorter-term job training programs for the first time. "This legislation is about helping meet workforce needs," said Hoeven. "By creating additional flexibility for the use of Pe… Continue Reading


02.02.23

Hoeven Helps Introduce CRA Resolution to Rescind Biden Administration's Overreaching WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today helped introduce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution, sponsored by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and cosponsored by all Republican Senators, to rescind the Biden administration's final rule to redefine the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS). "The Biden administration's expanded WOTUS goes far beyond the authority granted by Congress, imposing costly federal permitting requirements across industries, including on farmers, ranchers and energy produc… Continue Reading


02.02.23

Hoeven Convenes Meeting with Governor, State Leaders & National Park Service Director

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John Hoeven today convened a meeting with National Park Service (NPS) Director Charles Sams and North Dakota state leaders to outline concerns with NPS's recently released plan to remove the wild horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP). Hoeven pressed NPS to work with the state to find a solution to maintain a herd of horses at the park. The senator was joined via phone by Governor Doug Burgum, Attorney General Drew Wrigley, North Dakota Senate Majority Leader… Continue Reading


02.02.23

Hoeven Outlines Impact of Historic Inflation, Energy & Food Price Increases on Americans

WASHINGTON - During remarks delivered on the floor of the U.S. Senate this week, Senator John Hoeven outlined the impact of historic inflation and price increases on American consumers. Hoeven pushed back on the Biden administration's policies, including its burdensome tax and regulatory agenda, which are driving costs even higher, particularly for the U.S. energy and agriculture industries. "Americans are facing soaring inflation that has not been seen in generations. The price increases famil… Continue Reading


02.01.23

Hoeven to Serve as Senior Member of Senate Agriculture, Energy Committees in 118th Congress

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he will serve on the following Senate committees: Agriculture; Appropriations; Energy and Natural Resources; and Indian Affairs. Further, Hoeven will continue serving as the Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, is second in line among Republicans to lead the Senate Agriculture Committee, and is a senior member of the Senate Energy Committee. "As a senior member on the Senate Agriculture, Energy and Appropriation… Continue Reading


02.01.23

Hoeven Helps Introduce Concealed-Carry Reciprocity Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) in introducing legislation to protect state sovereignty and allow an individual's concealed carry permit to be lawfully exercised in all other states that have concealed carry permitting laws. The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act treats state-issued concealed carry permits like drivers' licenses where an individual can use their home-state license to drive in another state, though … Continue Reading


01.31.23

Hoeven, Cramer: Air Force Provides Official Position on Fufeng Project in Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer today issued the following statement after receiving a letter from the U.S. Air Force detailing its official position on the Fufeng project in Grand Forks. Fufeng Group, a Chinese food manufacturer, recently purchased 370 acres of land to construct a wet corn milling plant 12 miles from the Grand Forks Air Force Base. As the Air Force states in their letter issued today: "Grand Forks Air Force Base is the center of military activities relate… Continue Reading


01.31.23

Hoeven: Cattle Contract Library Pilot Program Goes Live

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has launched the cattle contract library pilot program to improve transparency and competition in cattle markets. As the lead Republican on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured legislation to establish the cattle contract library as a pilot program, which USDA is now implementing. The library includes aggregated contract information inc… Continue Reading


01.27.23

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Enhance Fargo National Cemetery

MINOT, N.D. - At the North Dakota American Legion's Annual Department Winter Conference today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts to ensure the Fargo National Cemetery (FNC) has the facilities needed to properly accommodate North Dakota's veterans and their families. The senator: Worked to get agreement between the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) and the Gust family to expand the cemetery's footprint from 5 acres to 35 acres. NCA has initiated the NEPA process to acquire th… Continue Reading


01.26.23

Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Sale of Oil from SPR to China

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) helped introduce legislation, sponsored by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), to: • Prohibit the sale of American crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to any company under the control of the Chinese Communist Party. • Prohibit the export of any crude oil from the SPR to China. "It makes no sense to drain our strategic petroleum reserves, benefitting an adversary like China, when we could bring down prices for consumers… Continue Reading


01.26.23

Hoeven Helps Introduce Bill to Establish Permanent Prohibition on Federal Funding for Abortion

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) helped introduce the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, legislation sponsored by Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). This bill would establish a permanent prohibition on federal funding for abortion, with a single, government-wide standard. Hoeven has been a cosponsor of this legislation every year he has been in the Senate. "By establishing a consistent standard across the federal government, our legislation will help ensure taxpayers in North Da… Continue Reading


01.25.23

Hoeven Cosponsors Bill to Strengthen Ag Industry's Role in CFIUS, Protect Against Improper Foreign Investment

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today cosponsored bicameral legislation introduced by Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) and Representative Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) to protect America's agricultural industry from improper foreign investment. The bill would bolster the U.S. agriculture industry's role on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the government body responsible for overseeing the foreign investment and acquisition of American companies. "Our… Continue Reading


01.25.23

Hoeven Leading Legislation to Block Defense Department's Green New Deal Mandates

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, introduced the Focus on the Mission Act (S.27), legislation to stop the Department of Defense (DoD) from imposing a new environmental rule on federal contractors, both large and small, that would ultimately drive up costs for our national defense. Hoeven previously sponsored this legislation in the 117th Congress and intends to lead legislation under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to rescind the rule s… Continue Reading


01.25.23

Hoeven Colleagues Introduce Bill to Require Increased Oil & Gas Production on Federal Lands Before Tapping SPR

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) helped introduce the Strategic Production Response Act, legislation sponsored by Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) to prioritize American energy production. Specifically, the bill would prohibit the U.S. Secretary of Energy from tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) for reasons other than a severe energy supply interruption until the U.S. Secretary of the Interior issues a plan to increase oil and gas production on federal lands and waters. … Continue Reading


01.24.23

Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Repeal Burdensome Tax Reporting Threshold

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today helped reintroduce the Stop the Nosy Obsession with Online Payments (SNOOP) Act, a bill sponsored by Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) to repeal the American Rescue Plan requirement that third-party payment platforms report businesses' gross transaction volumes totaling more than $600 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Previously, payment providers were only required to report information when a payee had over 200 commercial transactions per year that exc… Continue Reading


01.20.23

Hoeven Statement on March for Life

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement in honor of the annual March for Life events held in North Dakota and Washington, D.C.: "Thank you to all those in North Dakota and across the nation who are participating in this year's March for Life," said Hoeven. "Your efforts make a real difference as we support the sanctity of life. We appreciate your support for the unborn and stand with you as we continue working to protect human life." Hoeven has helped introduc… Continue Reading


01.20.23

Hoeven, Colleagues Urge CMS to Ensure Flexibility for Nursing Homes in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today joined Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), in urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to avoid one-size-fits-all staffing mandates for nursing homes and ensure flexibility for providers to address recruitment and retention challenges. In a letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the senators caution that such mandates would exacerbate existing… Continue Reading


01.18.23

Hoeven: Biden Administration’s Final WOTUS Rule a Costly Overreach

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Biden administration's final rule to redefine the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) was published in the Federal Register. "The Biden administration's new WOTUS definition is a costly federal overreach that we cannot afford," said Hoeven. "President Biden continues to push America down the wrong path with higher taxes and burdensome regulations that will stifle needed energy development and only make inflation worse. W… Continue Reading


01.16.23

Hoeven Outlines Farm Bill Priorities & Efforts to Ensure Reliable Transportation Services for Ag Producers

FARGO, N.D. - At the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association's annual convention today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts to maintain strong farm policy to benefit both agriculture producers and American consumers. To this end, Hoeven is working as the lead Republican on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee to: Ensure North Dakota farmers and ranchers have the opportunity to give direct input as work begins on the next f… Continue Reading

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