News Releases

11.13.23

Hoeven Travels to Israel in Show of Support, Pledges to Work with Key Ally to Defeat Terrorist Threats

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, this weekend traveled to Tel Aviv as part of a bipartisan, bicameral group in support of Israel, a key U.S. ally that is responding to recent terrorist attacks from Hamas. During his visit, Hoeven met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as Defense Minister Yoav Gallant. The senator also met with families of Israelis who have been taken hostage by Hamas. “When times get tough, friends s… Continue Reading


11.11.23

Hoeven Statement Honoring Veterans Day

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day. “We are grateful for our servicemembers in North Dakota and across this nation, as well as their families, who serve right alongside them. Today and every day, we are indebted to the great American heroes who have fought to protect our nation,” said Hoeven. “I remain committed to ensuring veterans r… Continue Reading


11.10.23

Hoeven Nominates Six Students to U.S. Military Academies Class of 2028

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven announced today that he has nominated six North Dakota students for appointments to the U.S. military academies. Hoeven nominated Ayden Frohlich and Ethan Kawecki of Bismarck to the U.S. Naval Academy, Nicholas Borowski, Joshua Messelt and Thomas Lemen of Fargo to the U.S. Air Force Academy, and Saxon Weaver of Fargo to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. “Our state has a strong history of military service, and we are proud to nominate these six talented yo… Continue Reading


11.09.23

Hoeven Introduces Turtle Mountain Chairman at SCIA Hearing, Discusses Efforts to Stop Flow of Fentanyl into U.S. and Tribal Communities

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) this week, Senator John Hoeven introduced Jamie Azure, Chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, as part of a discussion on efforts to stem the flow of fentanyl and other illegal drugs into the U.S. and tribal communities. As the former chairman of the committee, Hoeven has worked to bolster public safety in Indian Country and give tribal law enforcement the tools and resources they need to bring offenders… Continue Reading


11.08.23

Hoeven Statement on Vote to Block Biden Rule Favoring Chinese EV Chargers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, today issued the following statement after voting against the Biden administration’s rule sending U.S. taxpayer dollars to China and other foreign competitors for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Earlier this year, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a rule that waived Buy America domestic content requirements for certain components in federally-funded EV chargers. Hoeven voted for a Congressional Rev… Continue Reading


11.08.23

Hoeven to DHS Secretary: Secure the Border, Enforce the Law and Provide Metrics Proving Illegal Crossings Are Being Stopped

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven pressed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to take real steps to secure the nation’s borders, enforce our immigration laws and provide metrics showing that illegal crossings are being stopped. In September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered a monthly record of nearly 270,000 individuals attempting to enter the U.S. illegally, bringing the total illega… Continue Reading


11.07.23

Hoeven, Blackburn Introduce Legislation to Allow Fingerprinting of Migrant Minors to Stop Child Recycling

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today introduced legislation, led by Senator Marsha Blackburn, to combat trafficking and child recycling by giving U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the authority to fingerprint migrants under the age of 14. Additionally, the Preventing the Recycling of Immigrants is Necessary for Trafficking Suspension (PRINTS) Act would require the Department of Homeland Security to publicly report the number of apprehensions in a given month involving child traffickers … Continue Reading


11.03.23

Hoeven: Security Funding Request Should Include Policies Needed to Stop Illegal Crossings at Southern Border

WASHINGTON - During remarks delivered on the Senate floor, Senator John Hoeven discussed the administration’s supplemental funding request to provide aid to Israel and Ukraine. In particular, the senator outlined the need to: Provide military aid to Israel and push back on Iran. Hoeven highlighted various attacks launched against U.S. forces by Iran’s proxies in the Middle East since the October 7 attack against Israel. The senator stressed the need to counter Iran’s aggression and respon… Continue Reading


11.03.23

Hoeven, Bipartisan Group Working to Ensure Farmer & Rancher Feedback on Major Ag Worker Program Reforms

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined a bipartisan group of senators, led by Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), in requesting that two federal agencies give farmers and ranchers more time to review and comment on significant reforms to the H-2A temporary agricultural workers program. In letters to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su, the senators urge for a 60-day public comment extension for: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security… Continue Reading


11.02.23

Hoeven Votes to Confirm General Allvin as Air Force Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after voting to confirm General David Allvin as Air Force Chief of Staff. “North Dakota plays a central role in our nation’s Air Force operations, being home to not only two nuclear missions in Minot, but also key unmanned missions in Grand Forks and with the Air Guard in Fargo” said Hoeven. “We thank General Allvin for his long-time service to the Air Force, including… Continue Reading


11.02.23

Hoeven, Cornyn Introduce Legislation to Require Biden Administration to Make Catch-and-Release Data Public

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today introduced the Southern Border Transparency Act, legislation led by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) that would require the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to accurately report how it is handling migrants encountered at the border. This would ensure the American people have a full accounting of the number of migrants being released into the United States by the Biden administration, along with information detailing their country of origin. “The Bid… Continue Reading


11.02.23

Hoeven Helps Secure Nearly $115 Million for Talon Metals to Establish Battery Minerals Facility in Mercer County

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has helped secure nearly $115 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for Talon Metals to establish a battery materials processing facility in Mercer County, North Dakota. The award will enable Talon to begin the design, permitting and construction of the facility, which will source and process ore from the company’s Tamarack mine in central Minnesota, as well as other potential sources in North America. As a member of the Senate Energy… Continue Reading


11.01.23

Hoeven, Colleagues Push Back on Biden Administration’s Costly, Unrealistic Energy Efficiency Standardsfor Homes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today pushed back on the Biden administration’s proposal to place costly and unrealistic energy efficiency standards on new single and multifamily homes that are insured or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Hoeven joined a letter led by Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Tim Scot (R-S.C.) John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.), in urging the agencies to abandon the proposal… Continue Reading


11.01.23

Hoeven Statement After Senate Approves FY24 Agriculture, Military Construction & Veterans Affairs, Transportation Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today helped secure full Senate approval of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Agriculture, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (Milcon-VA), and Transportation Appropriations Bills. “We’ve been working very hard to get back to regular order in the appropriations process. The Senate Appropriations Committee has passed each bill, and now we’re working to debate and pass them on the Senate floor,” said Hoeven. “Today,… Continue Reading


11.01.23

Hoeven Pressing Biden Administration to Secure the Border as the U.S. Works to Aid Israel, Ukraine

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven pressed Biden administration officials to secure the border and enforce the law. The senator made the remarks as part of a hearing to review the administration’s supplemental funding request for aid to Israel and Ukraine. Hoeven affirmed the United States’ commitment to the security of its ally Israel and the need to push back on the aggressions of the Putin regime, while also: Outlining a report f… Continue Reading


11.01.23

Hoeven Pressing Biden Administration to Secure the Border as the U.S. Works to Aid Israel, Ukraine

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven pressed Biden administration officials to secure the border and enforce the law. The senator made the remarks as part of a hearing to review the administration’s supplemental funding request for aid to Israel and Ukraine. Hoeven affirmed the United States’ commitment to the security of its ally Israel and the need to push back on the aggressions of the Putin regime, while also: Outlining a report f… Continue Reading


10.30.23

Hoeven, Heinrich: Senate Passes Resolution Designating November 4 as National Bison Day

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) today announced that the Senate has passed a bipartisan resolution they introduced to designate November 4, 2023, as National Bison Day. “National Bison Day commemorates our national mammal and the significant role that bison have played throughout our nation’s history,” said Hoeven. “Our resolution honors the significant role the bison plays not only across the West, but throughout North America. As a symbol of strength an… Continue Reading


10.27.23

Hoeven: FM Flood Protection Inlet Structure Serves as Hinge for First-in-the-Nation P3 Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today, along with Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor and local leaders, marked the completion of the inlet structure for the Fargo-Moorhead region’s flood protection project. The inlet is a key element, tying together the local portion of the project with the federal portion, which is able to move forward due to Hoeven’s successful efforts to: Fully fund the $750 million federal cost share. Through his role on the Senate Energy a… Continue Reading


10.26.23

Hoeven, Cassidy Introduce Resolution Opposing Carbon Tax

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, today introduced a resolution, led by Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), opposing a carbon tax. The resolution outlines the negative impacts of a carbon tax, including discouraging domestic manufacturing and energy production, more jobs and businesses moving overseas, and lower economic growth. “Imposing a carbon tax on U.S. producers would take our nation in the wrong direction - hampering economic growth and raising co… Continue Reading


10.26.23

Hoeven: As We Stand with Israel, We Must Also Protect Americans Against Terrorist Threats Here at Home by Securing the Border

WASHINGTON - During remarks delivered on the floor of the U.S. Senate this week, Senator John Hoeven outlined the threat that Hamas and other Iranian-backed terrorist groups pose to Israel as well as to Americans, both abroad and here at home. The senator: Affirmed the United States’ commitment to the security of its ally Israel as it works to both secure the release of hostages held by Hamas and remove Hamas from power. Outlined a report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that a … Continue Reading

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