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Hoeven Secured $32 Million for New National Guard Readiness Center

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined North Dakota National Guard leaders to break ground on a new Readiness Center for the Army National Guard. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured $32 million in funding for the new facility, which will be used to house, support and train elements of the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, the 191st Military Police Company and the 112th Aviation Regiment. "The North Dakota National Guard is always ready, always t… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Growth in State's Tech Sector Continues to Augment Primary Industries Like Agriculture, Create New Economic Opportunities

FARGO, N.D. - At the 2019 State of Technology Conference today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the intersection between North Dakota's growing technology sector and the state's primary industry of agriculture. The senator highlighted companies like Bushel Solutions, formerly Myriad Mobile, which has pivoted to focusing on mobile applications for farmers and ranchers and is on Inc. 5000's list of the nation's fastest growing companies for the fourth year in a row. "Our state's growing technology… Continue Reading


Hoeven: YWCA's Grace Garden Will Help Provide Affordable Housing for Families

WEST FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today spoke at the grand opening of Grace Garden, a YWCA supported residence that will provide homes and supportive services for more than 75 women and children. The $7.1 million project was made possible with support from both public and private partners, including $672,500 in Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), a federal resource to encourage private investment in the development of affordable housing, and $325,549 from the National Housing Trust Fund… Continue Reading


Hoeven: National Weather Service Has Adjusted Minot Nexrad to Provide Better Weather Radar Coverage for Western North Dakota

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the National Weather Service (NWS) has completed its adjustment of the radar system in Minot to expand low-level coverage in western North Dakota and improve severe weather and tornado warnings in the region. During a meeting he held last year, Hoeven secured a commitment from the NWS and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to study and address radar gaps for Watford City and the surrounding region, following the 2018 … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Summer Interns in his Bismarck, Fargo, and Washington D.C. Offices

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Caroline Cahill, Ethan Leingang, Jack Sell, Jacob Peterson, Jacob Smith, Katelyn Heley and Maxwell Jencks are interning in his Washington, D.C. office, Andrew Feist is interning in his Bismarck office and Joshua Krank is interning in his Fargo office this summer. Senator Hoeven's internship program provides college students the opportunity to assist with research, tracking legislation, administrative work, communications and constituent servi… Continue Reading


Members of North Dakota, Montana & Ohio Delegations Lead Bicameral Effort Urging Federal Agency to Preempt Washington Crude-By-Rail Ban

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), along with Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Congressmen Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.), Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) and Bob Latta (R-Ohio), this week led a bicameral letter urging the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to preempt the recently-passed Washington State crude-by-rail law, which requires crude oil unloaded in the state to meet a 9 psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP), starting in 2020, and will effect… Continue Reading


Hoeven Highlights Combined Housing & Supportive Services Programs, Gives Local Officials Opportunity to Provide Input to HUD Secretary

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today brought U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to Grand Forks and the Spirit Lake Reservation to see local housing projects and give the region's officials and service providers the opportunity to provide direct input on HUD's programs as well as to discuss local needs and opportunities to make more effective use of federal funding. During the visit, Hoeven highlighted innovative efforts in the state that he has helped advance … Continue Reading


Hoeven Holds Roundtable with FSA Administrator Fordyce on Second Round of MFP Paymnets, Farm Bill Implementation

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today held a roundtable with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce and North Dakota producers on the next round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments. Hoeven worked with USDA and the White House to secure an additional $16 billion in assistance for producers impacted by trade negotiations,… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Agenda for 2019 State of Technology Conference

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced the agenda for his 2019 State of Technology Conference, which is being held at the Avalon Events Center in Fargo on Wednesday, August 14. The senator holds his annual conference with the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce to highlight breakthrough technologies and the local innovators creating them. The conference has served as a catalyst for new innovation and investment in the state and is part of the senator's work to position North… Continue Reading


Hoeven: U.S. Has Finalized Withdrawal From INF Treaty

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the administration finalized the nation's withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty as a result of Russia's refusal to come back into compliance with the agreement. The administration initiated the withdrawal earlier this year, giving Russia six months to destroy all of its violating missiles, launchers and other equipment. "This withdrawal from the INF treaty recognizes Russia's long history of … Continue Reading


Hoeven Pressing FAA to Ensure North Dakota can Operate UAS Beyond Visual Line of Sight on a Routine Basis

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven urged Ali Bahrami, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to help ensure that the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Test Site and North Dakota's Integration Pilot Program (IPP) can conduct beyond-visual-line-of-sight-flights (BVLOS) without a chase plane on a routine basis. Hoeven previously w… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on U.S. Beef Exports to the European Union

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today joined President Donald Trump and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer at the signing of an agreement between the U.S. and European Union (EU) to increase the amount of U.S. beef exported to the EU. Currently, the EU allows 45,000 tons of hormone-free beef to be imported without being subject to tariffs. In recent years, the U.S. share of this quo… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Commitment from FAA for Timely Approval of Grand Forks Airport Layout Plan, Expansion Project

WASHINGTON - During a hearing this week, Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, secured a commitment from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to have the Grand Forks International Airport's layout plan signed and approved in August. The Grand Forks Airport is working on a three-phase, eight-year plan to expand its capacity, including: Extending a crosswind runway Reconstruction of the airport's primary runwa… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Budget Agreement

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after Congress passed a bipartisan two-year budget agreement: "The Trump Administration negotiated with House Democrats to reach an agreement that will allow us to fund the government and ensure our nation meets its financial obligations at a funding level below the House-passed appropriations bills. While I would have liked to find additional savings, the Administration negotiated the best deal they could and secured $77 billion… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Peter Welte Confirmed to be U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Peter Welte to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota. Earlier this year, Hoeven introduced Welte at his confirmation hearing and has worked to move his nomination through the Senate. "We are pleased that the Senate has now confirmed Peter Welte to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota," said Hoeven. "Peter has the right background for this very important position, and he brings a… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Nearly $2 Million in Grants for Grand Forks, Rolla, Mott and Cooperstown Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants totaling $1,963,290 for projects at four North Dakota airports including: Grand Forks International Airport - $786,542 to reconstruct existing apron pavement and rehabilitate an existing apron. Rolla Municipal Airport - $750,000 to construct a hang… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors Members of NDNG 957 Engineer Company, Marking Start of Yearlong Deployment to Kuwait

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today honored the service of six members of the North Dakota National Guard's (NDNG) 957 Engineer Company as they begin a yearlong deployment to Kuwait. The soldiers, who specialize in combat engineer bridging operations, are deploying in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and will provide training and technical assistance to other military personnel and allied forces serving in the region. Prior to travelling to Kuwait, the members will undergo final trai… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Hoeven-Cosponsored Resolution Honoring American Cowboy

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Western Caucus, today announced that the Senate has passed a resolution declaring Saturday, July 27, as National Day of the American Cowboy. Hoeven cosponsored the resolution, introduced by Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), to honor the legacy and contributions of cowboys in North Dakota and across the United States. "The cowboy is an icon in American history and culture and an example of hard work, determination and grit. This bipartisan reso… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Full Senate Moving Forward on Nomination of Peter Welte as U.S. District Court Judge

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate Majority Leader filed cloture on the nomination of Peter Welte to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota. In February, Hoeven introduced Welte at his confirmation hearing and has worked to move his nomination through the Senate. "This action by the Senate Majority Leader is an important step in helping to confirm Peter Welte for the vacancy in North Dakota's federal court," said Hoeven. "This… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Daines, Cramer Reintroduce CO2 Regulatory Certainty Act

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) today reintroduced their legislation, the CO2 Regulatory Certainty Act, to direct the Department of Treasury to use its existing authorities to help ensure carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) project developers can utilize the Section 45Q tax credit. By aligning tax guidelines with existing federal regulations, the bill would help accelerate work on CCUS projects, supporting the development an… Continue Reading

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