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07.17.19

Senate Energy Committee Approves Three Hoeven-Supported Bills to Ensure Use of Natural Gas and Other Efficient Fuels in Federal Buildings, Promote Energy Efficiency & Advance CCUS Technology

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the committee approved three pieces of legislation he has introduced and supported to ensure the use of natural gas and other energy and cost efficient fuels in federal buildings, promote greater energy efficiency and advance the development of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies. The legislation includes: All-of-the-Above Federal … Continue Reading


07.17.19

Hoeven: DOE Awards $16 Million to EERC for Enhanced Oil Recovery Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded two grants totaling $16 million to the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota. The funds come from the DOE's Advanced Technologies for Enhanced Oil Recovery program, which Hoeven has worked to secure strong funding for through hi… Continue Reading


07.16.19

Hoeven Leads Senate Colloquy Calling for Passage of USMCA

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) led a colloquy with Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and John Thune (R-S.D.) to outline the importance of passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and its benefits for the nation's economy. "Implementation of this agreement will benefit North Dakota as it will secure and expand market access for our a… Continue Reading


07.15.19

Hoeven Working to Advance Project Tundra & Allam Cycle, Strengthen Partnership Between Energy Department and EERC

WASHINGTON - At a recent hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senator John Hoeven continued his efforts to advance the development and implementation of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies in North Dakota. Specifically, the senator secured a commitment from Steven Winberg, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to visit the state and learn about the work of the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) … Continue Reading


07.10.19

Hoeven: USDA Extends Deadline for North Dakota Farmers to Report Spring-Seeded Crops to July 22

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the Farm Service Agency (FSA) deadline to report spring-seeded crops to July 22 for agricultural producers in 12 states impacted by flooding and heavy moisture, including North Dakota. "This deadline extension is helpful for our farmers who have been battling excessive moisture and delays in planting," Hoeven said.… Continue Reading


07.09.19

Hoeven Announces Nearly $9.8 Million in Grants for North Dakota 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 grants totaling $9,783,498 for airports in North Dakota, including: Minot International Airport - $2,164,051 to reconstruct apron and taxiway pavement and provide additional aircraft parking. Cando Municipal Airport - $1,538,000 to rehabilitate the apron, taxiway and runway pavement. Robert… Continue Reading


07.02.19

Hoeven Statement on U.S.-China Agreement to Resume Trade Negotiations & Delay Tariff Increases

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached an agreement at the G20 Summit to resume trade negotiations and delay imposing new tariffs. Prior to this, China also agreed to additional agriculture commodity purchases, including a purchase of more than 500,000 metric tons of soybeans. "We've been urging the administration to continue moving forward with trade talks and secure trade deals with China and other n… Continue Reading


07.02.19

Hoeven: Senate Passes Legislation to Promote CCUS Technology & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee and the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate passed the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act, bipartisan legislation he cosponsored to promote the research and development of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology. The bill, which was introduced by Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Sheldon Whitehouse … Continue Reading


07.01.19

Hoeven Advancing Implementation of VA MISSION Act & LTC Legislation to Ensure Veterans Can Access Local Providers

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today brought together officials from the Fargo Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System, veteran service organizations and local veterans for a roundtable, where he outlined his efforts to: Ensure the proper implementation of the VA MISSION Act, including key provisions of the senator's Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act. Maintain the Veterans Care Coordination initiative at the Fargo VA to ensure community care appointments are sched… Continue Reading


06.28.19

Hoeven Statement on Re-Designation of Grand Forks Air Force Base

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement marking the re-designation of the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) as an Air Reconnaissance Wing, establishing it as the lead base for U.S. Air Force Global Hawk operations. Last month, Hoeven joined then-Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson in announcing the base's new role, which gives it authority over the following fleet: Four Block 20 Global Hawks carrying the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) assi… Continue Reading


06.27.19

Senate Passes FY2020 NDAA with Hoeven-Sponsored Legislation to Support ICBM Modernization

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today joined the Senate in passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. Earlier today, Hoeven delivered remarks on the Senate floor in support of the legislation, outlining its importance to the nation and urging his colleagues to pass the bill, which: Supports a 3.1 percent pay raise for members of the Armed Forces, the largest increase in nearly a decade. Includes … Continue Reading


06.27.19

Corps Informs Hoeven Missouri River Should Stabilize at Current Level

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven spoke with John Remus, Chief of Missouri River Water Management Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who informed the senator that the Corps does not plan to increase current releases of 46,000 cfs out of Garrison Dam, and the Missouri River water level should not increase any further. The Corps did indicate that the river would remain at the current high level through August. "We've been closely monitoring the Corps' management of the Missouri River … Continue Reading


06.26.19

Hoeven Announces Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects in Three North Dakota Cities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a total of $1,340,000 in grants and $1,785,000 in loans for water infrastructure projects in North Dakota. Details of the funding are as follows: City of Medina - $537,000 grant, $668,000 loan - The funds will be used for water and sewer improvements, replacing water mains, fire hydrants and gate valves in t… Continue Reading


06.26.19

Hoeven Statement After Senate Passes Funding to Help Address Border Security Needs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement after working to secure nearly $4.6 billion in funding requested by the Administration to help address security and humanitarian needs at the border. "We need to secure the border and enforce the law. We continue working to provide the Administration with the resources and tools necessary to deal with the emergency situation at the border. We approved this … Continue Reading


06.26.19

Hoeven: BOR Agrees to Plan for Transfer of Oakes Test Site to Dickey-Sargent Irrigation District

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) has agreed to a plan to enable the transfer of the Oakes Test Area to the Dickey-Sargent Irrigation District (DSID). That includes: Transferring the operations and maintenance (O&M) responsibility for the facility from the Garrison Diversion Conservancy to the irrigation district. Completing a transfer agreement between BOR and DSID. Hoeven spoke with BOR Great Plains Regional Director Mike Black to … Continue Reading


06.25.19

Hoeven: FAA Issues Waiver Under Integration Pilot Program to Allow UAS Operations Over People in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a four-year waiver to the North Dakota Department of Transportation to allow the operation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) over people with the use of an approved parachute system. The waiver comes as part of the FAA's Integration Pilot Program (IPP). Hoeven worked with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to launch the IPP and sought to secure the state's role in the pro… Continue Reading


06.21.19

Hoeven Outlines Work to Provide Veterans With Health and Long-Term Care Closer to Home

WASHINGTON -Senator John Hoeven this week spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate to mark the anniversary of the passage and signing into law of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act, legislation to strengthen the VA and ensure better access to health care for the nation's veterans. Hoeven worked to secure important priorities for North Dakota veterans in the VA MISSION Act, including: Key provisions from his Veterans Access to Long Term… Continue Reading


06.20.19

Hoeven: USDA Moves Up Haying and Grazing Date For Cover Crops to September 1

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has heeded his call to provide an earlier haying and grazing date for agriculture producers using cover crops on prevent plant acres. USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) will now allow haying and grazing of cover crops on September 1 in 2019 moving the previous cover crop date up from Novembe… Continue Reading


06.19.19

Hoeven Statement After Mexico Approves the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after Mexico approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). "Now that Mexico has approved the agreement, the U.S. and Canada should follow," said Hoeven. "Access to the Canadian and Mexican markets is incredibly important to our agriculture producers and other industries, which is why we need to get this trade ag… Continue Reading


06.19.19

Hoeven Statement on Affordable Clean Energy Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Interior Secretary Bernhardt, signed the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, which replaces the costly one-size-fits-all emissions regulations for coal power plants issued by the previous administration. The previous rules unfairly targeted North Dakota and required a 45 percent reduction in the state's carbon dioxide (C… Continue Reading

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