News Releases

11.25.15

Hoeven Thanksgiving Statement

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement to wish North Dakotans a happy Thanksgiving: "This year again, North Dakotans will gather with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day to give thanks for our many blessings. In the course of our history, North Dakota has built a dynamic state on the character and shared values of our people. Like the generations before us who have commemorated the first Thanksgiving with family and fellowship, we give thanks for the abunda… Continue Reading


11.24.15

Hoeven Donates Computers to Five Schools in North Dakota

McClusky, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today visited McClusky High School to present the school with five computers that he secured through the Senate Computers for Schools Program. The senator is donating 25 computers in total to five public schools across the state under the program. McClusky High School, along with Oberon Public School, Newburg-United School, Rolette Public School and Max Public School, will each receive five HP8000 Small Form Factor Desktop computers with flat screen monitors.… Continue Reading


11.24.15

Hoeven Celebrates Washington Elementary's Designation as National Blue Ribbon School

VALLEY CITY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined the Valley City community in congratulating the students, educators and families of Washington Elementary School on their designation as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School Award Winner. "We are proud of the entire Washington Elementary community and the hard work that led to their designation as a National Blue Ribbon School," said Hoeven. "This is a distinction given to only the best schools in the nation and comes as a result of dedicated e… Continue Reading


11.23.15

Hoeven Holds Community Roundtable, Reviews Progress on Watford City's New High School & Housing Developments

WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a community roundtable at Watford City High School to take questions from students and area residents. There were approximately 100 high school students, including Watford City High School's senior class and two classes of social studies/government students. Scott Hennen, host of What's on Your Mind, served as the event moderator. During the roundtable, Hoeven outlined his efforts on behalf of communities in western North Dakota, including work… Continue Reading


11.23.15

Hoeven Encourages North Dakotans to Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven announced that the U.S. Senate unanimously passed S.Res.304, legislation that designates November 28, 2015 as Small Business Saturday. Hoeven was an original cosponsor of this resolution, which aims to support efforts to increase awareness of the value of locally owned small businesses. "Small businesses are the backbone of our nation's economy, and this resolution recognizes their important role in the overall economic success of the United States," said Hoeven… Continue Reading


11.20.15

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.5 Million in Federal Funding to Support ND Community Action Agency

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded a $1,528,801 grant to the Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency, a service organization dedicated to fighting poverty. "Today's award is an investment in the health, education and well-being of children and families in Fargo and the surrounding region," Hoeve… Continue Reading


11.20.15

Hoeven and Senate Energy Committee Pass Sportsmen's Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, today announced that the committee has passed bipartisan sportsmen's legislation. The legislation reauthorizes important conservation programs, improves access to federal lands and helps to boost the outdoor recreation economy. "Hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation activities are an important part of our state's culture and economy," said Hoeven. "The Sportsmen's Act will help improve opportunities for our spor… Continue Reading


11.19.15

Hoeven Statement on Highway Bill Extension and Work to Include Legislation Lifting the Ban on Crude Oil Exports in Long-Term Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the Senate passed a short-term highway bill extension through Dec. 4, which will ensure highway funding while the conference committee finalizes a long-term highway bill. Hoeven said that long-term bill should include legislation lifting the ban on U.S. oil exports. On the Senate floor this week, Hoeven again outlined the benefits of oil exports for U.S. consumers, the U.S. energy industry and the American economy. "I… Continue Reading


11.19.15

Hoeven Announces More Than $740K in USDA Grants to Expand Distance Learning Across Rural North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has approved three grants totaling $743,289 to expand distance learning opportunities through universities and public schools across rural North Dakota. The funds are made available through USDA's Distance Learning and Telemedicine program, which helps connect rural communities to greate… Continue Reading


11.17.15

Hoeven Announces Nearly $28 Million in USDA Loans to Support Rural Health Care, Education Facilities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has approved direct loans and a loan guarantee totaling nearly $28 million for health care and education facilities in rural North Dakota. The funds are made available through USDA's Community Facilities program. The details of the loans are as follows: Hazen Memorial Hospital Associa… Continue Reading


11.17.15

Hoeven Statement on Passage of Two Resolutions Repealing EPA's Final Rules for New and Existing Power Plants

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Energy Committees, today issued the following statement in response to Senate passage of two resolutions of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) costly power plan rules. One of the resolutions would roll back the agency's rule for existing plants and the second would challenge the rule governing new coal generating power plants. Hoeven is a cosponsor … Continue Reading


11.17.15

Hoeven Working on Appropriations Committee to Ensure Funding, Authorization for Corps Minot Flood Study

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven Monday met with Minot Mayor Chuck Barney and City Manager Lee Staab to advance flood protection for Minot and the Souris River Basin. The Senator, who serves on the Appropriations Committee, worked to make sure there is funding and authorization in the 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations bill for the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a Minot flood protection study. A study by the Corps is necessary, Hoeven said, to determine the scope of comprehensive flood pro… Continue Reading


11.16.15

Hoeven Meets With FAA Senior Advisor to Advance Effort to Develop Concurrent Airspace Use at Grand Forks Test Site

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven met last week with retired Major General Marke Gibson, Senior Advisor on Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS) Integration at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to develop concurrent airspace use at Grand Forks to enable flying manned and unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace System. The meeting was part of Hoeven's ongoing effort to develop North Dakota's UAS industry. "North Dakota is playing a significant role in the development and integration of UAS … Continue Reading


11.13.15

Hoeven Helps Dedicate New $33.5 Million NDSU Greenhouse Research Complex

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined state, local and university leaders in dedicating the North Dakota Agriculture Experiment Station Research Greenhouse Complex, a $33.5 million state-of-the-art facility at North Dakota State University (NDSU) that provides enhanced education and advanced research in plant breeding, genetics, horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, plant nutrition and associated disciplines. As governor of North Dakota, Hoeven worked with the legislature between … Continue Reading


11.13.15

Hoeven Nominates Five Students for Military Academy Appointments

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated five North Dakota students for appointment to our nation's military academies. Hoeven nominated: Austin Greenheck and Quinn Greenheck of Minot to the United States Naval Academy; Chandler Gerhold and Jack Gibbons of Fargo to the United State Air Force Academy; and Ethan Porter of Bismarck to the United States Military Academy at West Point. "It is a pleasure to nominate some of North Dakota's best and brightest for appointm… Continue Reading


11.13.15

Hoeven to North Dakota Farm Bureau: We're Working to Rescind, Defund WOTUS, Restore $3 Billion Crop Insurance Cuts in Omnibus

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today spoke at the North Dakota Farm Bureau's annual meeting and highlighted recent efforts to stop the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation, which would expand the reach of federal regulation and create uncertainty for farmers, ranchers and other job creators. The senator also told the group that he is working to restore $3 billion in reductions to the Crop Insurance program made in the recent budget agreement. "The F… Continue Reading


11.12.15

Hoeven Working to Attach Measure Lifting the Oil Export Ban to Highway Bill

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven will address a large gathering of oil industry leaders this evening, telling them that lifting the 40-year-old ban on exporting crude oil would be good for consumers, good for the Bakken and good for the country. The senator is working to attach a measure that will lift the ban to the new highway bill set to pass Congress this month. Hoeven will make his remarks at the 2015 Williston Petroleum Banquet, sponsored by the Williston Basin Chapter of API. The se… Continue Reading


11.10.15

Hoeven: Senate Passes Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Senate has approved the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2016. The legislation funds important military construction projects, including the North Dakota National Guard's Intelligence Targeting Facility in Fargo, and provides strong funding for the nation's veterans. "Our veterans have served wit… Continue Reading


11.10.15

Hoeven: Senate Approves National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate has passed the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes the nation's military programs. The House approved the measure last week. This version of NDAA authorizes a total of $607 billion to support national security. Last month, the President vetoed a previous version of NDAA that included an additional $5 billion for defense priorities. "This legislation authorizes important programs to ke… Continue Reading


11.10.15

Hoeven to Thank and Honor Veterans and Their Families on Veterans Day

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven will speak tomorrow at the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Fargo Veterans Memorial Auditorium to pay tribute to our nation's veterans. Hoeven will provide the opening remarks for the event, during which he will encourage Americans to honor and recognize the sacrifices of veterans in tangible ways, especially by helping to meet their post-service needs. Hoeven is a member of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Appropriation… Continue Reading

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