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Hoeven Statement in Recognition of Vietnam Veterans Day

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement in recognition of Vietnam Veterans Day. In 2017, the senator helped pass legislation that permanently designated March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day in honor of all those who served during the Vietnam War. "While we should always honor the sacrifices of our veterans, today in particular is set aside for remembering those who served in Vietnam,"… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Commitment from Interior Secretary Nominee to Address Law Enforcement Shortage in Indian Country

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven secured a commitment from David Bernhardt, the president's nominee to serve as U.S. Secretary of the Interior, to help with the senator's efforts to provide additional federal law enforcement in Indian Country, including in North Dakota. Hoeven is advocating for a new Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) law enforcement training center in North Dakota, which would enable more law enforcement t… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Commitment from Secretary Chao to Work with Him on ELD, HOS Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven secured a commitment from Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to work with him on his Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act, bipartisan legislation he reintroduced last month with Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) to reform the Hours of Service (HOS) and Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations. The bill would also delay enforcement of the ELD rul… Continue Reading


Hoeven to Corps: Prevent Flooding Along Missouri River in North Dakota, Keep Public Informed on River Levels

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven today called Col. John Hudson, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District, to discuss the Corps' flood management plan for this spring. Hoeven expressed concern for the downstream flooding, but emphasized to Hudson that the Missouri River water level is already high in North Dakota and that the Corps needs to take steps to ensure that there is not flooding in the upper reaches of the Missouri River. Hudson told Hoeven that Fort Peck, Lak… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Green New Deal

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today after voting against the Green New Deal resolution. "We all want good environmental stewardship, but the Green New Deal is not the right approach. Not only is it a massive government overreach, but it would bankrupt our country with an estimated cost between $51 and $93 trillion over 10 years. In comparison, the United States total GDP is about $20 trillion dollars annually. The Green New Deal calls for the complete eliminat… Continue Reading


Hoeven Again Presses President to Help Move USMCA Through Congress, Advance Trade Negotiations with China & Secure Additional Commodity Purchases

WASHINGTON - At a meeting with President Donald Trump today, Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, again pressed for the administration to: Help move the U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) through Congress. Advance trade negotiations with China, as well as with nations like Japan. Secure additional commodity sales and the opening of new markets while trade negotiations continue. Hoeven spoke wit… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Mueller Investigation Finds No Collusion

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after Attorney General William Barr released a summary of the Special Counsel's report: "As I've said throughout this process, we need to get the facts. The Special Counsel worked to do that and found there was no collusion between the President and Russia. Clearly, Russia interfered in our election process and we need to continue to hold them accountable, and do all we can to prevent this interference going forward. "We… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Commitment from BOR Area Director to Apply All Credits Toward Oakes Test Area Cost Estimate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week secured a commitment from Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Dakotas Area Manager Arden Freitag to account for and apply all possible credits toward lowering the cost estimate for the Oakes Test Area and ensure an acceptable agreement is reached with the Dickey-Sargent Irrigation District. Hoeven's call to Freitag comes as the BOR issued an initial revision for the cost estimate, decreasing the price for transferring the facility's title to $9.4 million, down … Continue Reading


Hoeven Advancing Flood Protection for Minot Region

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, today held a roundtable with Minot area officials to outline his ongoing efforts to secure permanent flood protection for the region. Specifically, Hoeven is working to: Secure approval of the Chief's report to advance phase 4, which ties together the first three phases of the project. The Chief's report is necessary for the project to be eligible for federal authorization and funding. Devel… Continue Reading


Hoeven Holds Trade Roundtable with North Dakota Agriculture Groups

BISMARCK, 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 North Dakota agriculture groups, including representatives from the North Dakota Farmers Union, North Dakota Farm Service Agency, North Dakota Department of Agriculture, National Agriculture Genotyping Center, North Dakota Corn Growers, Northern Canola Growers, National Sunflower Association, North Dakota Grain Growers, N… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Signing of PPA at $750 Million, New P3 Account in Budget Advance Red River Valley Flood Protection, Implementation of Plan B

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today joined Col. Samuel Calkins, Commander of the St. Paul District for the Army Corps of Engineers, as well as state and local leaders at the signing of the new Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) for comprehensive flood protection in the Red River Valley. Hoeven detailed his work, including: Securing the new Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) with an increased federal funding l… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secured Funds to Restart UND's Army ROTC Cadet Flight Training Program

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today marked the return of the Army Flight Training program at the University of North Dakota (UND). The program provides scholarships to 15 Army ROTC cadets per year, covering the costs of flight training. UND originally operated the program for 30 years, until its funding ceased in 2010. Hoeven secured $4 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 for the Army to again use flight schools like UND to train… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Air Force Secretary & Chief of Staff Confirm Importance of Modernizing Nuclear Triad, Developing Pilot Training and Arctic Mission

WASHINGTON - At a Senate Defense Appropriations Committee hearing this week, Senator John Hoeven reviewed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget with U.S. Air Force (USAF) Secretary Heather Wilson and USAF Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, who confirmed the importance of updating the nation's nuclear forces, developing pilot training programs and advancing the Arctic mission. Hoeven is working to modernize the nuclear triad, which is vital to Minot Air Force Base, and to support both pilot training … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Voting Against Resolution of Disapproval for President's National Emergency

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today after voting against a resolution of disapproval. "Border security is vital to our national security, which is why I voted against the resolution of disapproval for President Trump's national emergency declaration," said Hoeven. "I believe the President has the authority under current law to declare a national emergency, and given the situation at the southern border - both with security issues and the humanitarian crisis - … Continue Reading


Hoeven Meets with President to Advance USMCA, Trade Negotiations with China

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today met with the President at the White House to help advance consideration of the U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and to encourage the Administration to finalize trade negotiations with China. Today's meeting continues Hoeven's ongoing efforts to ensure the administration resolves trade negotiations as soon as possible, providing certainty and bet… Continue Reading


Hoeven: EPA Issues Proposed Regulations Allowing E15 to be Sold Year-Round, Promoting Transparency & Stability in RIN Market

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule to extend the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver to include gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) on a year-round basis as well as to promote transparency and stability in the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) market. Today's announcement aligns with the President's executive order from last fall that directed the EPA to advance these pri… Continue Reading


Hoeven: President Signs Bipartisan Lands Package into Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after President Donald J. Trump signed into law bipartisan legislation to improve federal and state public lands management, transfer lands to state and local control to support economic development and increase access to outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing. As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, Hoeven worked to ensure the bill included the following priorities for North Dakota… Continue Reading


Hoeven: U.S. Projected to be World's Largest Oil Exporter, Due in Part to Shale Oil Revolution in States Like North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Rystad Energy released a report projecting that the U.S. is likely to be the world's largest exporter of oil, natural gas liquids and petroleum products, surpassing Saudi Arabia and Russia by the third quarter of this year. In addition, the nation is set to export more energy than it imports in 2020, the first time since 1953, according to a recent report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). "North Dakota … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement Honoring Farmers and Ranchers At Start of National Ag Week

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement honoring the start of National Ag Week.“This week especially, we highlight and recognize farmers and ranchers who work hard in North Dakota and across the nation to ensure we have the highest quality, lowest cost food supply in the world. Agriculture affects each person in this country, multiple times a day, and it’s … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on President's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement regarding the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget request: "The President's budget proposal provides strong support for our national security, including continuing our efforts to rebuild our nation's military and important resources to secure our borders. At the same time, it prioritizes caring for our veterans and investing in our nation's infrastructure. These are important priorities for our country. "As chairman of… Continue Reading

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