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06.10.21

Hoeven Highlights Need for More Resilient, Secure Satellite & UAS Communications With Space Force Chief

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - At a hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven highlighted the need for more resilient satellite communication systems, including between satellites and unmanned aerial systems (UAS),with General John Raymond, Chief of the U.S. Space Force, who affirmed his commitment to the priority and agreed with the senator on the need to stay ahead of the nation's adversaries in developing satellite technologies. Specifically, Hoeven outlined t… Continue Reading


06.10.21

Hoeven to Air Force Secretary: Keep Nuclear Modernization on Schedule

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven secured a commitment from Acting U.S. Air Force Secretary John P. Roth and U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Charles Brown to keep nuclear modernization efforts on schedule. That includes new helicopters for nuclear bases, as well as B-52 modernizations and upgrades to the nuclear missiles. The senator outlined the important role of Minot Air Force Base as the nation's only dual nuclear m… Continue Reading


06.09.21

Hoeven Helps Introduce Defending Keystone Jobs Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) in introducing the Defending Keystone Jobs Act. This legislation would require the Department of Labor to submit a report to Congress on the number of jobs lost as a direct or indirect result of the Biden administration's move to cancel construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. "The Biden administration's actions to waive sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline while halting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, … Continue Reading


06.09.21

Hoeven Statement on EPA, Army Corps Efforts to Repeal Navigable Waters Protection Rule, Advance New WOTUS Definition

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced efforts to repeal the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) and advance a new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) definition. "We worked hard to provide regulatory certainty and alleviate the burdens placed on our farmers, energy producers and other businesses under the 2015 WOTUS rule," said Hoeven. "The Obama-era WOTUS rule was a signifi… Continue Reading


06.08.21

Hoeven: Endless Frontier Act Should Have Been Paid for With Repurposed Dollars

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Senate passed the Endless Frontier Act. The legislation will spend nearly $250 billion but is not paid for, which is why Hoeven voted no on the bill. It will now go to the House for further action. "At a time when we need to control our spending and tackle our debt and deficit, this bill spends nearly $250 billion. I believe this bill could have been paid for and should have been paid for, by repurposing funds from the $… Continue Reading


06.07.21

Hoeven Announces New Regional Director in Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Clare Carlson has joined his U.S. Senate office in Bismarck as regional director for south-central North Dakota. Carlson most recently served as North Dakota State Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, a role he held for more than 11 years across two separate terms. He also worked as the Deputy Director for North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance, in Hoeven's office during his time as Governor and in the … Continue Reading


06.05.21

Hoeven Honors Work of 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery at Send-Off Ceremony in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today commended the service of 225 members of the North Dakota National Guard's 1st Battalion of the 188th Air Defense Artillery at a send-off ceremony in Grand Forks. The senator honored the servicemembers, and their families, for their service as the soldiers prepare to return to the National Capitol Region (NCR) for a third time. While there, the unit will provide airspace security under Operation Noble Eagle for up to 14 months. "No matter where or w… Continue Reading


06.04.21

Hoeven Urges Biden to Support American Energy Independence

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven recently joined 12 of his Senate colleagues, led by Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), in urging President Biden to change course on his regulatory agenda, which is harming American energy independence and slowing the nation's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. "In your first 100 days in office, you have cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline, our country has experienced one of the worst gasoline shortages since the 1970s, and you waived the application of… Continue Reading


06.04.21

Hoeven Cosponsors Bipartisan Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced he is cosponsoring the Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act, bipartisan legislation that takes important steps to modernize the military justice system for serious crimes, including sexual assault, rape and murder. Additionally, the bill includes provisions to help prevent serious crimes and improve safety on military installations. "This bipartisan legislation will… Continue Reading


06.03.21

Hoeven: ADM's Soybean Crushing Plant A Four-For-One Project

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with the Jamestown/Stutsman County Development Corporation (JSDC) and the Spiritwood Energy Park Association (SEPA) to discuss opportunities surrounding ADM's new soybean crushing plant. Hoeven helped announce the facility last month, after working with JSDC and the company for more than two years to redevelop the site of the former barley malting facility. Moving forward, the senator is advancing efforts to tie the crushing plant to North Dakota'… Continue Reading


06.03.21

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Support Opportunities for Growth in North Dakota's Defense & Tech Industries

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the employees of Collins Aerospace, a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, and congratulated them on 50 years in the Jamestown community. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has been working to support the state's defense industry, part of his broader efforts to continue expanding North Dakota's technology industry, the third wave in the state's economic growth. To this end, the senator helped secure new opportu… Continue Reading


06.03.21

Hoeven Joins Senator Cramer, Outlines ND Priorities to EPA Administrator

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Agriculture Committees, today joined Senator Kevin Cramer and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan for a stakeholder listening session in Bismarck. During the meeting, Hoeven made the case for the EPA to support the state's priorities, including: Cracking the code on carbon capture and sequestration (CCUS) technology to produce more energy with improved environmental stewardship. Ensuring re… Continue Reading


06.03.21

Hoeven: FERC Approves North Bakken Expansion Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved WBI Energy's proposed North Bakken Expansion Pipeline. Hoeven has been working to secure approval for the $260 million natural gas expansion project, which will help to reduce flaring in the Bakken and provide an additional 250 million cubic feet per day of natural gas takeaway capacity for operators in the region. … Continue Reading


05.31.21

Hoeven Statement in Observance of Memorial Day, Senator to Attend Ceremony at ND Veterans' Cemetery

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day. Hoeven recently made remarks on the Senate floor to pay tribute to the many military members, veterans and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. Today, Senator Hoeven will speak at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan for the Memorial Day Ceremony. "Military Appreciation Month culminates in Memorial Day, the date set aside to honor the men and women who have gi… Continue Reading


05.28.21

Hoeven Honors 100th Birthday of Kiwanis Club of Minot, Veterans Lynn Aas & John Sinn

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week spoke on the Senate floor and submitted a statement for the congressional record in honor of the Kiwanis Club of Minot celebrating 100 years of serving the Minot community as well as the 100-year birthdays of two Kiwanis members, Mr. Lynn Aas and Mr. John Sinn of Minot. Hoeven, a former member of the club, noted the contributions of the Kiwanis Club in making the Minot community a better place to live and extended his gratitude to the club's hard-workin… Continue Reading


05.28.21

Hoeven Statement on President's FY2022 Budget Request

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement on the president's $6 trillion budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. "This $6 trillion budget proposal from the Biden administration is more unrestrained spending and big government, saddling future generations with unprecedented levels of debt. Further, the administration has proposed $3.6 trillion in tax increases that would burden our economy, put us at a competitive disadvantage and further hurt our recovery from COVID-19. … Continue Reading


05.27.21

Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Honoring the Greatest Generation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) in introducing a Senate resolution recognizing the Greatest Generation and honoring the men and women who made countless personal sacrifices during World War II. "America's Greatest Generation sacrificed so much to defend our values and our way of life," said Hoeven. "We are forever indebted to these men and women for heeding the call to serve our nation both at home and abroad. Their legacy of service, sacrific… Continue Reading


05.25.21

Hoeven Presses Administration to Explain Impact of Proposed Tax Increases on Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, recently joined Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.) in pressing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to clarify the Biden administration's proposed tax increases and its direct impact on farm estates. In a letter to the USDA secretary, the senators request that USDA make public a detaile… Continue Reading


05.24.21

Hoeven Outlines ND Defense Priorities to Air Force Secretary

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, spoke with Acting Air Force Secretary John Roth to advocate for North Dakota defense priorities. The senator outlined the importance of fully funding nuclear modernization efforts, the Global Hawk fleet and MQ-9 procurement in the administration's Fiscal Year 2022 budget request. "North Dakota plays a tremendous role in our nation's defense," said Hoeven. "We've worked hard to update and modernize our nat… Continue Reading


05.21.21

Hoeven Statement on Ruling Allowing DAPL to Continue Operating

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement regarding U.S. District Judge James Boasberg's ruling on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). "This ruling is welcome news for North Dakota, the Three Affiliated Tribes and our country's economic and national security," said Hoeven. "The Dakota Access Pipeline was built with the latest technology and safeguards and has safely operated for the last four years. We need infrastructure like this to support a growing economy and for … Continue Reading

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