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Hoeven Introduces ND University & School Lands Commissioner at Senate ENR Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week introduced North Dakota Commissioner of University and School Lands Joseph Heringer at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing, where the commissioner testified in favor of the North Dakota Trust Lands Completion Act, bicameral legislation that Hoeven is sponsoring with Senator Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong to better enable the development of state-owned lands and minerals. Specifically, the bill would authorize the Sta… Continue Reading


Hoeven: DOE Awards $2.5 Million to Advance CCUS at Marathon Renewable Diesel Facility in Dickinson

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $2.5 million grant to the University of North Dakota's (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), along with partners Marathon Petroleum Corporation and TC Energy, to advance the implementation of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology at the Marathon renewable diesel facility in Dickinson. The aw… Continue Reading


ND Delegation: President Issues Major Disaster Declaration for Spring Flooding in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement after the president approved a major disaster declaration for spring flooding that occurred April 10 to May 6, 2023. The request unlocks federal resources to support recovery in 21 North Dakota counties, including Barnes, Burke, Dickey, Dunn, Golden Valley, Grand Forks, Hettinger, LaMoure, McHenry, Mercer, Morton, Mountrail, Nelson, Pembina, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steel… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement Celebrating Independence Day

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement in honor of Independence Day 2023: “For nearly 250 years, our nation has stood as a beacon of freedom, granting us liberty and prosperity unlike anywhere else around the world. On Independence Day, and every day, we are grateful for the many blessings and opportunities we enjoy as Americans. While we celebrate our freedoms, we pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed in our Armed Forces … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $600,000 Grant to Advance North Dakota’s Coal Ash Recycling Effort

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today announced a $617,648 grant for the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality to establish a coal combustion residual (CCR) state program. The grant will be used to make database improvements, including establishing an online portal for CCR facilities to submit required documentation. As a member of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has supported the program in annual funding legislation. "North Dakota is a l… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on SCOTUS Overturning Biden Student Loan Debt Cancellation

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued a decision overturning President Biden's student loan debt cancellation plan. Hoeven has been working to oppose the Biden administration's plan, including joining 42 of his Senate colleagues in an amicus brief to SCOTUS challenging the plan. Earlier this month, Hoeven also voted for a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval he helped introduce to nullify the pla… Continue Reading


Hoeven to USFWS: Work tith Landowners, Ranchers & County Officials to Mitigate Impacts Of Lake Ilo Water Issues

DUNN CENTER, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) representatives, Dunn County Commissioners, state legislators and ranchers to discuss the seepage at Lake Ilo dam and its effects on area stakeholders. The FWS is keeping Ilo Reservoir at a low level to prevent increased seepage into a nearby coal seam, which threatens the integrity of the spillway. Currently, USFWS plans to start the bidding process for repairing the reservoir this November, with work … Continue Reading


Hoeven: New Dunn County Roadway Building Example of Benefits of Oil Production on Federal Lands

KILLDEER, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Dunn County leaders at a ribbon cutting for the new Dunn County Roadway Building, a 23,500-square-foot building with state-of-the-art technology including a ten-ton moveable crane to lift heavy equipment anywhere in the shop, new welding bay with exhaust system, and a technology center with smart rooms for training and continuing education. The $10 million facility is funded through federal mineral royalties. "This new roadway building will be … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Minnkota Power Cooperatives Advancement of Project Tundra

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Minnkota Power Cooperative announced new affiliates to advance Project Tundra, their carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) project, into its final stages of development. Minnkota announced it is partnering with TC Energy, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kiewit to complete the project. "Minnkota's project is leading the nation and world in developing a major carbon capture and storage project on a tradition… Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses Efforts to Secure North Dakota Ag Research Priorities, Establish NDSU Ag Policy Research Center

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today held a meeting with former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson and North Dakota State University (NDSU) leadership to discuss efforts to: Ensure strong support for agriculture research in North Dakota. As ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven advanced more than $50 million in agriculture research funding for North Dakota as part of the Senate's Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Agriculture Appropriations bill, … Continue Reading


Hoeven Congratulates Farm Rescue for Completing 1000th Farm Family Assist

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today congratulated Farm Rescue on the completion of its 1,000th farm assistance case. Farm Rescue provides free planting, haying, harvesting, hauling and livestock feeding assistance for families challenged by major illness, injury or natural disaster in North Dakota and seven other states. Farm Rescue marked the milestone today … Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses Efforts to Strengthen Support for Law Enforcement, Enhance Access to Training, Tools & Resources

FARGO, N.D. - At the North Dakota Chiefs of Police Association Conference today, Senator John Hoeven highlighted the essential work of North Dakota's law enforcement officers in responding to a range of emergencies and protecting their communities, and discussed his efforts to ensure they have the training, tools and resources they need to be safe and successful. To this end, Hoeven: Is working as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee to ensure strong support for programs like: T… Continue Reading


Hoeven Advances More Than $50 Million in Ag Research Funding for North Dakota in Senate’s FY24 Ag Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that he: Has advanced more than $50 million in agriculture research funding for North Dakota as part of the Senate's Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Agriculture Appropriations bill, which was recently approved by the full Senate Appropriations Committee. This includes: More than $25 million for Agriculture Research Service (ARS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) re… Continue Reading


Hoeven Pushing Back on Biden Administration’s Harmful Regulatory Agenda

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently helped reintroduce legislation sponsored by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) to push back on the Biden administration's harmful regulatory agenda and prevent the president from declaring a national emergency on the premise of climate change. Specifically, the bill would prohibit the president from using the three primary statutory authorities available (the National Emergencies Act, the Stafford Act, and section 319 of the Public Health Service Act… Continue Reading


Hoeven Works to Advance ND Guard, Air Force & Veteran Priorities through Senate Appropriations Committee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after joining the Senate Appropriations Committee in approving the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (Milcon-VA) funding legislation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024. As a member of the Milcon-VA Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to ensure the bill supported key priorities for North Dakota's servicemembers and veterans, including: More than $5.4 million for the future National Guard Readiness Center in Dickinson. This … Continue Reading


Hoeven Addresses ND American Legion Annual Convention

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the North Dakota American Legion's Annual Department Convention today, Senator John Hoeven honored veterans' dedicated service in defense of the nation and discussed efforts to ensure they receive the health care, benefits and recognition they have earned. To this end, Hoeven worked as a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee to secure the following provisions in the Senate's Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 funding legislation benefitin… Continue Reading


Hoeven Votes for CRA to Stop Biden Administration’s Anti-Second Amendment Pistol Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today voted in favor of a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval to prevent the Biden administration's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from enforcing a rule that would reclassify pistols as short-barreled rifles if stabilizing brace attachments are used. The CRA was blocked in 49-50 vote. Hoeven helped introduced the CRA with Senators John Kennedy (R-La.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) in March. Disabled veterans and othe… Continue Reading


Hoeven and Tester Introduce Legislation to Improve Livestock Disaster Programs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Senator Jon Tester this week introduced the Livestock Disaster Relief Act, bipartisan legislation to improve the Livestock Forage Program (LFP) and Emergency Assistance for Livestock Program (ELAP) to better meet the needs of ranchers impacted by natural disasters. "Our legislation makes common-sense improvements to the Livestock Forage… Continue Reading


Hoeven Votes to Override Biden Veto and Overturn EPA’s Costly Regulation on Heavy-Duty Vehicles

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today voted to overturn President Biden's veto and stop the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) costly regulation on heavy-duty vehicles. Hoeven helped introduce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to end the burdensome regulation on heavy-duty vehicle emissions, which was approved by the Senate in a vote of 50-49 in April. However, President Biden vetoed the bill, and today Senate Democrats upheld his veto. "We introduced and passed this CRA wi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Repeal Costly Energy Tax, Bring Down Prices at The Pump

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week helped introduce the Pay Less at the Pump Act, legislation sponsored by Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) to lower energy prices for American families by repealing the $10.5 billion "Superfund Tax" on American energy production. This long-expired tax on crude oil and imported petroleum products was reinstated in the Democrats' reckless tax and spend bill and raised from 9.7 cents per barrel to 16.4 cents per barrel. Reinstating the tax not only leads to hi… Continue Reading

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