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Hoeven, Colleagues Push Back on Biden Administration Policy Permitting Individuals that Support Terrorism to Immigrate to U.S.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) in pressing Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to explain why their departments will no longer bar from being eligible for immigration to the United States, individuals who provide "insignificant material support" or "limited material support" to terrorist organizations. The senators called on the secretaries to provide a timely explanation and justification f… Continue Reading


Hoeven & Cramer Present Congressional Badge of Bravery to BIA Officer Dexter Davis

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer today presented the Congressional Badge of Bravery to Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) law enforcement officer Dexter Davis in recognition of his exceptional acts of bravery while serving on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. On July 9, 2019, significant heavy rainfall washed out a large section of Highway 1806 on the border of North and South Dakota. Fast moving water swept several cars and a bus into a hole which was approximately 30 fee… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors Service, Welcomes Home North Dakota National Guard Unit

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today commended the service of the North Dakota National Guard's (NDNG) 835th Engineer Utilities Detachment at a welcome home ceremony in Devils Lake. The Guardmembers of the 835th returned from Kuwait where they supported U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) missions and operations.The senator, joined by Governor Doug Burgum, Adjutant General Alan Dohrmann and Congressman Kelly Armstrong among others, outlined his ongoing efforts to support the men and women of… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Appeals Process to Help Ensure Farmers Receive Needed Disaster Aid, Resolve AGI Issues

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Farm Service Agency (FSA), at the senator's urging, has established an appeals process for producers impacted by issues with FSA's adjusted gross income (AGI) calculations under the Emergency Relief Program (ERP). After hearing concerns from North Dakota farmers, Hoeven has been working with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials, including Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Ro… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Provide Law Enforcement the Training, Equipment & Support Needed to Continue Protecting North Dakota Communities

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the North Dakota Peace Officer Association's annual conference, where he recognized the critical work of the state's law enforcement personnel and outlined his efforts to ensure they have the training, equipment and support they need to continue protecting communities across North Dakota. To this end, the senator: Works as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee to ensure strong support for critical law enforcement programs, includi… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Biden Oil and Gas Moratorium Hurts U.S. Energy Security, Raises Prices for Consumers

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after a U.S. circuit court reinstated the Biden administration's moratorium on oil and gas leasing for federal lands and waters. "President Biden's policies have led to skyrocketing energy prices and record-high inflation, and locking away our abundant taxpayer-owned oil and gas resources has been a key contributor to these problems," said Hoeven. "When federal courts ordered the Biden administration to resume oil and gas… Continue Reading


Hoeven Highlights Expansion at Unity Medical Center to Provide Rural Health Care

GRAFTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today outlined the importance of access to health care in rural communities at Unity Medical Center (UMC) in Grafton. The senator met with health care providers and toured the recently-upgraded facility, where he discussed his efforts to advance rural development and innovative solutions, like telehealth, to help improve health care access in rural areas. During his time as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven helped secure a $16… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Importance of STEM Education in Ensuring North Dakota & U.S. Remain Globally Competitive

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed STEMKAMP, a Department of Defense (DoD)-funded program in Grand Forks that helps bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities to the children of active military personnel. The five-day program provides immersive activities to students between 3rd and 8th grade, and helps stimulate their interest in STEM fields by increasing their understanding of related careers and developing their critical thinking skills. As a… Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses Ideal Aerosmith's Ongoing Expansion, $17 Million Naval Research Contract He Worked to Secure

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with the leaders of Ideal Aerosmith in Grand Forks, where he discussed the company's ongoing expansion and outlined his efforts to strengthen North Dakota's leadership in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research, development, training and operations. In December, Hoeven announced a $17 million Office of Naval Research (ONR) contract to Ideal Aerosmith that he worked to advance as a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee. Under the co… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Federal Judge Reinstates Obama-era Policy Suspending Federal Coal Leases

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after a federal judge reinstated an Obama-era policy to suspend lease sales for coal on federal lands. "The moratorium on federal coal leases threatens the availability of reliable and affordable electricity, which is why we worked to rescind this burdensome policy," said Hoeven. "Federal mineral rights are frequently intermixed with private and state-held miner… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Ensure U.S. Forest Service is a Good Neighbor to Ranchers

WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with members of the McKenzie County Grazing Association, where he outlined his efforts to ensure the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) acts as a good neighbor to local ranchers and maintains equitable access for grazers to the National Grasslands. In particular, Hoeven discussed proposed changes to the USFS rangeland directives. Last year, the senator led the North Dakota delegation in pressing the USFS Chief to extend the public comment period for th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Combat Inflation, Unlock U.S. Energy Potential & Support Ag Producers

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven held a roundtable discussion with the Williston Chamber of Commerce today and outlined his efforts to combat inflation. The senator stressed that the Democrats' $740 billion spending bill and the Biden administration's burdensome regulatory approach delay and increase costs for energy development, which leads to higher prices and rising inflation throughout the economy. Accordingly, Hoeven is: Working to unlock the potential of America's energy resources,… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Summer Interns in His Bismarck, Washington D.C. Offices

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Alexandra Kindem is interning in his Bismarck office and Ashley Johnson, Jack Mehus, Natalia Brama, Quinn Wrigley and Sara Ziegler are interning in his Washington, D.C. office this summer. Senator Hoeven's internship program provides college students with a firsthand opportunity to track legislation and assist with research, administrative work, communications and constituent services. "We are thankful for Alexandra, Ashley, Jack, Natalia, … Continue Reading


Hoeven Stresses Impact of Inflation on Rural Communities, Working to Support Energy & Agriculture Producers

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the Independent Community Banks of North Dakota's (ICBND) annual convention today, Senator John Hoeven highlighted the important role of local banks in supporting rural communities, helping to ensure access to vital financial services for local residents, agriculture producers and other small businesses. The senator further stressed the impact that record-high inflation is having on rural communities, and outlined his efforts to bring down costs for consumers and businesses, … Continue Reading


Hoeven: America Needs to Build Infrastructure to Get Energy to Market, Reduce Inflation

WAHPETON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined a roundtable discussion on WBI Energy's expansion project to bring natural gas service to Wahpeton. The 60.5 mile pipeline would deliver 20.6 million cubic feet of natural gas to the region, supporting existing businesses like agriculture processors while also providing additional capacity for future industrial expansion. Hoeven recently led the North Dakota delegation in urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve WBI's app… Continue Reading


Hoeven: FM Region's Flood Protection Project is a New Paradigm in Building Major Infrastructure

ARGUSVILLE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped break ground on the diversion channel for the Fargo-Moorhead region's comprehensive flood protection project. Hoeven worked to fund and secure a $569 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to support this portion of the project, the first major Army Corps project in the nation to utilize this tool. By removing the risk of increasing interest rates, securing a lower rate than other options and providing flexibility … Continue Reading


ND Delegation: DOT Awards $1.5 Million to Fargo for 12th Avenue North Bridge

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $1.5 million dollars to the City of Fargo. This funding was made available through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program and will be used to support a path forward to replace the 12th Avenue North Bridge. In a letter to DOT, the delegation urged for the approval of the city's request, … Continue Reading


ND Delegation: DOT Awards $19.5 Million to NDDOT for Tribal Safety Project

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $19.5 million dollars to the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). This funding was made available through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program and will be used to support the Tribal Safety Project including the installation of roundabouts, turn lanes, lighting, or rumble… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on North Dakota's Intervention to Block Anti-Oil and Gas Lawsuit

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after the D.C. District Court approved a motion by North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley to intervene in a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oil and gas lease sales held in June, including for lands in North Dakota. The lawsuit is an effort by environmental groups to stifle oil and gas production on federal lands. As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Hoeven ha… Continue Reading


Hoeven Addresses ND Corn Growers' 35th Anniversary Celebration

MAPLETON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the North Dakota Corn Growers Association's 35th anniversary celebration, where he congratulated the group and discussed his ongoing efforts to support the continued success of the state and nation's farmers and ranchers. His efforts include: Providing disaster relief to help producers recover from last year's historic drought. Hoeven recently secured improvements to the row crop disaster assistance that he funded in September. The se… Continue Reading

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