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10.26.20

Hoeven Introduces Senate Resolution Honoring October 26th as 'Day of the Deployed'

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has introduced a resolution in the U.S. Senate declaring today, October 26th as the "Day of the Deployed," a day to honor and pay tribute to the men and women who are and have been deployed on behalf of the United States Armed Forces. Hoeven was the first governor in the United States to support a formal proclamation declaring a Day of the Deployed in 2006, and has continued to lead the effort honoring the day in the U.S. Senate. "Today… Continue Reading


10.23.20

Hoeven Statement on Israel, Sudan Normalizing Diplomatic Relations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after President Trump announced that Sudan will begin the process of normalizing diplomatic relations with Israel. This comes as part of the administration's broader effort to support stability for Sudan's transitional government, integrate it into the international community and ensure it is working to combat terrorism in the region. Sudan is the third nation to officially recognize the State of Israel this year. Last month,… Continue Reading


10.23.20

Hoeven: DOL Provides Regulatory Relief for Health Care & LTC Providers That Serve Veterans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) extended a moratorium on certain hiring regulations for Veterans Affairs Health Benefits Program (VAHBP) providers, providing regulatory relief for facilities that treat veterans, including long-term care (LTC) facilities, while the senator continues working to secure a permanent solution. This follows conversations Hoeven has held with Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia and Veterans Affai… Continue Reading


10.22.20

Hoeven & Udall: President Trump Signs the PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act of 2019 Into Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today issued the following statement after President Trump signed S. 209, the Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination (PROGRESS) for Indian Tribes Act of 2019, into law. "We welcome our bipartisan legislation being signed into law, as it gives greater … Continue Reading


10.22.20

Hoeven Announces Rural Development Loans Awarded to Two ND Electric Cooperatives

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Office of Rural Development, has awarded loans to two North Dakota electric co-ops: Cass County Electric Cooperative - $45,000,000 loan to build and improve 785 miles of line to benefit more than 8,300 consumers. Central Power Electric Cooperative - $23,997,000 loan to support improvements to the transmission system to ben… Continue Reading


10.22.20

Hoeven Statement After Judiciary Committee Approves Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, and advanced the nomination to the full Senate. Hoeven met with Judge Barrett earlier this month to discuss her judicial philosophy and this week spoke on the Senate floor in support of her nomination. "Judge Barrett has a strong record on the bench … Continue Reading


10.21.20

Hoeven & Cramer Honor Service of Senator Mark Andrews with Senate Resolution, Floor Speech

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Senator Kevin Cramer introduced a Senate resolution to honor the life and service of the late Mark Andrews, former U.S. Senator for the State of North Dakota. The senators also delivered remarks on the Senate floor in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to North Dakota and the nation. "As we reflect on the legacy of Mark Andrews, we are grateful for his lifetime of service on behalf of the people of North Dakota. He was a dedicated champi… Continue Reading


10.21.20

Hoeven Statement After Targeted COVID-19 Relief Package Blocked in the Senate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Senate Democrats again blocked consideration of a COVID-19 relief package that would provide targeted relief for health care, education and economic needs, including $20 billion for the nation's farmers and ranchers that Hoeven worked to include as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee. The legislation would support COVID-19 testing and vaccines, and provide up to a $300 federal unemployment boost, … Continue Reading


10.20.20

Hoeven Statement After Targeted Support For Small Businesses Is Blocked

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after the Continuing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Act, legislation to provide $257.6 billion in support for the hardest-hit small businesses struggling to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, was blocked from advancing. "COVID-19 continues to challenge small businesses throughout North Dakota and the country. The Continuing PPP Act would provide vital assistance for the small businesses that continue to … Continue Reading


10.16.20

Hoeven Advances North Dakota Air National Guard Priorities with Head of Air Guard

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, this week spoke with the director of the Air National Guard, Lieutenant General Michael Loh, on the importance of North Dakota Air Guard Missions. Hoeven invited Lieutenant General Loh to visit North Dakota and see firsthand the work of the North Dakota Air National Guard as well as the unmanned aircraft operations and research conducted at Grand Sky Technology Park at Grand Forks Air Force Base. Spec… Continue Reading


10.15.20

Hoeven: Oakes Test Area Title Transfer Complete, Will Benefit Region's Ag Producers for Years to Come

OAKES, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a signing ceremony with Deputy Secretary of the Interior Kate MacGregor and Dickey-Sargent Irrigation District (DSID) officials to mark the completion of the title transfer for the Oakes Test Area. The facility is now owned and operated by DSID, following Hoeven's efforts to advance negotiations with the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) and allow the irrigation district to purchase the test area and its infrastructure. This will enable the facility to be a… Continue Reading


10.15.20

Hoeven, Cramer, Armstrong: VA Extends Fargo VA HBOT Demonstration Program; Expands Program to Include Jamestown Regional Medical Center and Increase Treatment Referrals for Veterans

FARGO, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will expand and extend the Fargo VA's participation in its hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) clinical demonstration program and increase the number of veterans who can be referred for this alternative treatment option for post-traumatic stress (PTS). The program is being extended through September 30, 2021, expanded to allow veterans to be treated at Jam… Continue Reading


10.14.20

Hoeven Outlines Support for Rural Exporters With EXIM Bank President

FARGO, N.D. - In a meeting with state and local officials and local industry representatives, Senator John Hoeven, along with Senator Kevin Cramer, today discussed with Kimberly Reed, President and CEO of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM), the importance of exports to rural states like North Dakota and highlighted the services made available by EXIM to businesses in the state. EXIM operates at no cost to taxpayers and provides export credit insurance, working capital guarantees and commercial l… Continue Reading


10.14.20

Hoeven Announces Research Funding to EERC

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded $500,000 to the University of North Dakota's (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). This grant will be used to help develop technology to remove carbon dioxide from oceanwater. "This grant supports EERC's efforts to use their research and knowle… Continue Reading


10.14.20

Hoeven Announces USDA NIFA Funding to NDSU

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $139,000 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). This grant will be used to provide services and support for tribal students as they pursue higher education. "This NIFA grant will provide NDSU with resources and services to assist trib… Continue Reading


10.13.20

Hoeven Helps Kick off Midwest AgEnergy's Carbon Zero Initiative, Break Ground on CO2 Capture Well

UNDERWOOD, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped kick off Midwest AgEnergy's (MAG) Carbon Zero Initiative and marked the groundbreaking of a CO2 capture well. MAG is drilling the well to first test the region's geological formations for the potential to store CO2, and should the area be suitable, the company will seek a Class VI permit to fully develop the injection well to sequester emissions from the Blue Flint ethanol plant. Accordingly, this project: Would enable the facility to sell to… Continue Reading


10.12.20

Hoeven: FEMA Awards $10.6 Million to ND Department of Health

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $10.6 million to the North Dakota Department of Health. This grant was made available under the Stafford Act and will be used by the state to assist with expenses related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response efforts, including increased testing, laboratory capacity, supplies, software and warehousing facilities. "This g… Continue Reading


10.10.20

Hoeven Statement After President Signs Savanna's Act Into Law

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed Savanna's Act into law. Hoeven helped introduce and secure passage of the legislation, which requires reporting on missing and murdered Native Americans and directs the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior to consult with Indian Tribes while developing national law enforcement guidelines. The bill is named for Sav… Continue Reading


10.10.20

Hoeven: USDA Extends Free Meals for Children for Entire 2020-2021 School Year

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced this week that it will extend flexibilities to allow free meals for children through the entire 2020-2021 school year. The agency is providing the flexibilities under the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO), and with toda… Continue Reading


10.10.20

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Secure Assistance for Ranchers, Ensure Fair & Transparent Pricing

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the North Dakota Stockmen's Association annual convention today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a members of the Senate Agriculture Committee to: Assist ranchers with challenges from weather, market conditions and the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. To date, North Dakota's livestock producers have received more than $144 million in Coronavirus Food Assistance Progra… Continue Reading

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