News Releases

04.03.20

Hoeven Presses DOE to Advance Final 45Q Tax Credit Rules

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today spoke with Department of Energy Under Secretary Mark Menezes and Steve Winberg, the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, to advance the final 45Q Carbon Capture Tax Credit rules, which are integral to the development of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies, including Project Tundra. "Getting 45Q implemented soon and properly will not only advance carbon capture but pro… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Hoeven Holds Online Roundtable with USDA, North Dakota Producers & Commodity Groups to Review Agriculture Assistance in CARES Act

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today led a discussion between U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials, North Dakota producers and commodity groups to review the nearly $25 billion in agriculture assistance that the senator secured under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Hoeven hosted the online meeting to ensure local farmers and ranchers are best able to access the assistance and to provide… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Hoeven Announces $9.5 Million Contract for Minot Air Force Base Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of the Army has awarded a $9,479,200 contract to Strata Corporation in Grand Forks for repairs at the Minot Air Force Base (MAFB). The project includes removing and replacing approximately 23 square yards of cement concrete on the Mass Parking Apron Section III and is expected to be completed by the end of October. "Minot Air Force Base is a vital mission for our natio… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Hoeven Announces DOT Funding for COVID-19 Efforts in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded $34,057,864 to the State of North Dakota. This funding comes from the CARES Act and will be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in urban, rural and tribal areas across the state. Details of the funding are as follows: The Urbanized Area Formula Grants Program … Continue Reading


04.02.20

Hoeven Statement After Speaking with Saudi Ambassador on Ending Global Oil Price War

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after again speaking with Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud, the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the U.S., regarding the need to stabilize the global energy markets. The call follows the President's announcement earlier today that Saudi Arabia had agreed to decrease oil production. "Princess Reema, the Saudi Ambassador, contacted me today to inform me that Saudi Arabia … Continue Reading


04.02.20

Hoeven Announces Funds to Combat COVID-19 in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded more than $11.2 million in funding to North Dakota and tribes in the state to help combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Today's funds are distributed from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) … Continue Reading


04.01.20

Hoeven Continues Work to End Global Oil Price War

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after again speaking with Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette about the importance of ending the global oil price war. Hoeven and Brouillette outlined important steps being taken to support the domestic oil and gas industry, including: Pushing Saudi Arabia and Russia to end the global oil price war. The Secretary indicated that he has spoken with leaders for both … Continue Reading


04.01.20

Delegation Statement After President Trump Approves North Dakota Disaster Declaration

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump approved Governor Doug Burgum's request for a major presidential disaster declaration in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: "We appreciate President Trump's leadership and quick approval of Governor Burgum's request. The major presidential disaster declaration will make additional federal resources available to help North Dako… Continue Reading


04.01.20

Congressional Delegation Urges Federal Banking Agencies to Ensure Agriculture Producers Can Receive Assistance

BISMARCK - U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong wrote a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chair Jelena McWilliams, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting, and National Credit Union Chair Rodney Hood today. In the letter, the congressional delegation urged the federal banking agencies to make sure community financial institutions have the ability to work with their farm clients amid the coronavirus (CO… Continue Reading


04.01.20

Hoeven: CARES Act Provides Support to Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs to Weather Challenges of COVID-19

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the weekly 1 Million Cups (1MC) virtual meeting today, Senator John Hoeven updated small business owners and entrepreneurs on the assistance provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help them weather the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoeven encouraged the participants to closely monitor federal and state resources online in order to apply for assistance. These resources, as well as detailed information on the CARES Act and first … Continue Reading


03.30.20

Hoeven Outlines CARES Act, Relief for Families, Businesses, Health Care Providers

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today outlined federal resources made available in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, legislation approved by Congress last week that will provide support to combat the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Hoeven joined Governor Doug Burgum and Senator Kevin Cramer today to discuss resources to help the state combat COVID-19. "The assistance provided under the CARES Act is essential sup… Continue Reading


03.30.20

Hoeven Updates Agriculture Stakeholders for Farmers, Ranchers, Rural Communities in CARES Act

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today outlined to farmers, ranchers, commodity groups and other agriculture industry organizations the nearly $25 billion in agriculture assistance he secured in the Senate-passed Phase III coronavirus response. The senator provided the updates as part of a conference call organized by Governor Doug Burgum and North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. Specifically, the Coronavirus Aid, R… Continue Reading


03.29.20

Hoeven Statement on Vietnam Veterans Day

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, today issued the following statement in recognition of Vietnam Veterans Day. "Our freedoms have been secured by the sweat and sacrifice of the courageous men and women who have fought to protect our nation and way of life," said Hoeven. "Today, we honor the service of our Vietnam Veterans and express our gratitude to them for answering the call to serve. While we… Continue Reading


03.29.20

Congressional Delegation Supports Governor Burgum's Major Presidential Disaster Declaration Request

BISMARCK - U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong issued the following statement in support of Governor Doug Burgum requesting a major presidential disaster declaration to unlock federal assistance for North Dakota's response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: "We support Governor Burgum's request and urge President Trump to approve it quickly. A major presidential disaster declaration would allow the state to receive much-needed federal assistance as… Continue Reading


03.27.20

Hoeven Continues Advancing North Dakota Energy Priorities With Secretary Brouillette

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today spoke with Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to advance key priorities for North Dakota's energy industry. These include: Pressing Saudi Arabia to pull back on their oil price war. Ensuring a fair capacity value for coal. Federal preemption of a Washington State law that effectively blocks the transport of Bakken crude by rail. "As we work to overcome the challenges of COVID-19, one of o… Continue Reading


03.27.20

Hoeven Statement After House Approves Phase III COVID-19 Response Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Senate approved the legislation Wednesday, so the legislation will now go to the President to be signed into law. "This Phase III legislation will help us battle both the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Hoeven. "It provides vital support for our health care workers and facilities, so first… Continue Reading


03.27.20

Hoeven Announces $2.5 Million in Funding for Engineers at NHSC

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2.5 million to Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College (NHSC). Today's funding, awarded through NSF's Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP), will support the NHSC Full-Circle Engineering Center of Excellence: Meeting the Engineering needs of the MHA Nation project. "Today's investments… Continue Reading


03.26.20

Hoeven: Administration Delays Deal ID Deadline in Response to COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the administration extended the REAL ID enforcement deadline to October 1, 2021. The senator has been working to ensure that North Dakotans would not face disruptions due to the requirement, which was set to go into place this year. At two committee hearings last month, Hoeven pressed Chad Wolf, Acting Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, an… Continue Reading


03.25.20

Hoeven: Senate Approves Phase III Legislation to Support Health Care, Help Families, Small Businesses and the Economy Respond to COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, legislation that provides direct financial help to the American people, relief for small businesses and their employees, stabilizes the economy and supports health care workers and patients. "Families across the nation are facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic," said Hoeven, "This legislation provides resources for… Continue Reading


03.25.20

Hoeven: Senate Approves Phase III Coronavirus Relief Legislation With Nearly $25 Billion in Resources to Help Farmers and Ranchers, Rural America

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after securing nearly $25 billion in resources for farmers, ranchers and rural America as part of the Senate-passed Phase III coronavirus response. Specifically, the legislation provides: $14 billion to replenish Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) borrowing authority for the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA). $9.5 billion in separate funding for USDA to help prod… Continue Reading

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