News Releases

05.20.22

Hoeven Urges USAF Secretary to Prioritize Funding for Air Guard Tuition Assistance Pilot Program

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven urged Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall to help ensure: The tuition assistance pilot program for Air Guard members is adequately funded and continues to move forward in order to support strong recruitment of individuals with the skills needed for today's high-tech missions, like the Air Guard's MQ-9 mission in Fargo. Hoeven worked to establish and fund the pilot program, as well as to e… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Hoeven: Army Corps Awards $7.65 Million for Construction of New Drayton Dam

DRAYTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $7.65 million contract to HSG Park Joint Venture, LLC to replace the Drayton Dam on the Red River of the North. The new dam will serve as part of the Fargo-Moorhead region's permanent flood protection project. The contract utilizes funds that Hoeven worked to secure as a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee. "This award will support an updated dam system … Continue Reading


05.19.22

Hoeven: Congress Passes Legislation to Help Address Formula Shortage

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate passed the Access to Baby Formula Act. Hoeven helped introduce the Senate companion to this legislation, which will help address the current baby formula shortage for families who rely on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and prevent future s… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Calling for Disinformation Board to be Defunded

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) in urging Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee Chairman Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) to prohibit funding in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Disinformation Governance Board. "It is also known that the board currently lacks any guiding policy, mission statement, or charter. Absent of these necessary gua… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Hoeven: Biden Energy Policies Leading to Higher Costs for Farmers and Ranchers, American Consumers

WASHINGTON - At a press conference this week, Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, outlined how the Biden administration's restrictive energy policies are not only fueling record-high energy prices, but leading to increased input costs for North Dakota farmers and ranchers. "There isn't a single state in the country where the average price of gasoline is below $4, and the cost just keeps going up," said Hoeven. "North Dakota is a big energy produci… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Hoeven Helps Introduce Access to Baby Formula Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, joined Agriculture Committee Chair Senator Debbie Stabenow and Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Senator John Boozman in introducing the Access to Baby Formula Act, legislation to help address the current baby formula shortage for families who rely on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and pre… Continue Reading


05.19.22

Hoeven Helps Introduce, Pass Senate Resolution Honoring National Police Week

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in introducing a Senate Resolution marking National Police Week, which has now unanimously passed the Senate. The resolution reiterates support for the men and women in law enforcement and honors the 576 law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2021 and the 92 lost to date in 2022. "We are so grateful for our nation's law enforcemen… Continue Reading


05.18.22

Hoeven Urges Biden Administration to Support Taiwan's Inclusion in Proposed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in urging the Biden administration to support Taiwan's inclusion as a partner in the proposed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF). The senators outlined the importance of Taiwan to the United States as a trade partner and underscored that failing to include Taiwan in IPEF runs counter to U.S. economic interests in the regi… Continue Reading


05.18.22

Hoeven Secures Commitment from Space Force Leadership to Continue Advancing Low-Earth Orbit Satellite Mission at GFAFB

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, this week secured a commitment from U.S. Space Force Chief John Raymond to continue advancing the Space Development Agency's (SDA) Space Networking Center at Grand Forks Air Force Base as the SDA prepares to become part of the Space Force in October. The Space Networking Center will support the SDA's new low-Earth orbit (LEO) mission and serve as the backbone for all U.S. military communications across the… Continue Reading


05.18.22

Hoeven: Minot Air Force Base Helicopter Replacement, Nuclear Modernization Programs on Track

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven confirmed with Air Force leaders that modernization efforts are on track for nuclear forces based at the Minot Air Force Base. Hoeven outlined the importance of modernization efforts in ensuring the U.S. continues to have an effective nuclear deterrent with Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall and Air Force Chief of Staff General Charles Brown. Secretary Kendall and General Brown confirmed to Hoe… Continue Reading


05.16.22

Hoeven Announces More than $4.2 Million in Head Start Grants to Three ND Tribes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office of Head Start, has awarded funding to three North Dakota tribes: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians - $1,647,772 Standing Rock Sioux Tribe - $1,406,427 Three Affiliated Tribes - $1,218,684 "Head Start provides important services to eligible children and families, and… Continue Reading


05.16.22

Hoeven Calls on Biden Administration to Combat Crime, Secure the Southern Border

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, joined Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) today in introducing a resolution calling on the Biden administration to develop a plan to combat the rise in crime and the crisis at the southern border. "Securing the southern border and ensuring the safety of citizens of the United States is one of the most important responsibilities of the Federal Government," states the resolution. In addition to Hoeven… Continue Reading


05.16.22

Hoeven: Row Crop Disaster Assistance Signup to Begin in Late May, Assistance to Start Going Out in June

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that signup will begin in May for the $9.25 billion in row crop disaster assistance that he secured, with assistance to start going out to producers in June. "We worked to secure this assistance to help our producers recover from the historic drought that impacted much of North Dakota, and it comes at a time when farmers rea… Continue Reading


05.13.22

Hoeven Announces USDA RD Funding to North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development recently awarded funding to three North Dakota entities. Details are as follows: Towner County Hospital Authority - $10.9 million loan to construct a critical access hospital and nursing home. City of Napoleon - $590,000 loan and a $380,000 grant to replace… Continue Reading


05.13.22

Hoeven, Cruz Introduce Legislation to Change DOD COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, joined Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in introducing legislation to amend the Department of Defense's (DoD) current COVID-19 vaccination policies. The Allowing Military Exemptions, Recognizing Individual Concerns About New Shots (AMERICANS) Act of 2022 counters the Biden administration's efforts to punish servicemembers who decline to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The legislation would require the Secretary of… Continue Reading


05.12.22

Hoeven: Record-High Gasoline Prices, Inflation Result of Biden Administration's Harmful Energy Policies

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week delivered remarks on the Senate floor outlining the harmful impact of the Biden administration's policies on U.S. domestic energy production, which has resulted in record-high gas prices, rising inflation and increased costs across the economy for American families and individuals. "Yesterday, gasoline prices hit an all-time high of $4.37 a gallon nationwide, gas is up to an average $4.06 in my home state of North Dakota, and today, gas prices are even… Continue Reading


05.11.22

Hoeven Statement After Opposing Democrats' Abortion Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after opposing Democrats' abortion legislation, which would block state pro-life laws, including for late-term abortions, while also removing basic conscience protections for religious health care providers. "I voted against this legislation as part of my efforts to protect innocent life. This legislation would remove nearly all protections for the unborn, effectively allowing abortion up until birth across the country. At th… Continue Reading


05.11.22

Hoeven Continues Efforts to Ensure Livestock Indemnity Program Works for Ranchers, Get Disaster Assistance Out to Row Crop Producers

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee he co-chaired this week, Ranking Member Senator John Hoeven again urged U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to: Ensure the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) national payment rates reflect actual market rates and cover losses due to eligible diseases. This follows a roundtable discussion that Hoeven held with North Dakota livestock producers last month, where he gathered feedback on the avai… Continue Reading


05.10.22

Hoeven Urges FWS to Protect Sportsmen Access to Public Lands, Not Ban Lead Ammo & Tackle

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) in urging Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Martha Williams not to restrict the use of lead ammo and tackle on U.S. public lands. "Policies or actions that reduce or limit sportsmen activities necessarily implicate wildlife conservation programs by affecting state agencies' revenue," wrote the senators. "Such policies or actions also handcuff wildlife managers by removing a critical conservation tool… Continue Reading


05.06.22

Hoeven Outlines Major Milestones in Permanently Protecting Souris River Valley from Flooding

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today outlined major milestones in permanently protecting the Minot region against the threat of flooding, as he joined federal, state and local leaders in dedicating Phase MI-1 of the project, which includes the Broadway Pump Station and the 4th Avenue floodwalls. The senator stressed the importance of the recent progress made on the Maple Diversion, the project's fourth phase, as it serves as the capstone for the other phases of Milestone 1 and ultimately prov… Continue Reading

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