News Releases

02.21.20

Hoeven Addresses Mail Service Issues With USPS District Manager, Visits Carrier Annex Carrier

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today convened a roundtable with United States Postal Service (USPS) Acting Dakotas District Manager Marc Kersey, USPS leadership from Bismarck and Fargo and North Dakota newspaper representatives and publishers for an update on delivery concerns in the western part of the state. Today's event is the latest in the senator's efforts to ensure rural and urban areas alike receive mail, packages and newspapers in a timely fashion. Hoeven convened the round table… Continue Reading


02.20.20

Hoeven Working to Expand Export Opportunities for Rural Businesses

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a discussion with North Dakota District Export Council Chair Jay Schuler, U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) International Trade Specialist Heather Ranck and local business leaders to outline efforts to expand export opportunities for rural companies. Specifically, the senator highlighted: The Rural America Intelligence Service for Exporters (RAISE) program, a Fargo-based USCS program that leads the agency's rural export efforts and provides customized… Continue Reading


02.20.20

Hoeven Hosts Agriculture Roundtable on Disaster and Trade Assistance, Farm Bill Signup

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today held a roundtable with North Dakota Agriculture Deputy Commissioner Tom Bodine, U.S. Farm Service Agency (FSA) representatives and commodity groups. The Senator outlined the $1.13 billion in Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments he helped secure for North Dakota producers in 2018 and 2019, and provided an update on disaster assistance and sign-up for Farm Bill commodity programs. "We've b… Continue Reading


02.19.20

Hoeven Stresses Importance of Nuclear Missions, Outlines Efforts to Modernize Forces During Defense Secretary Visit to Minot

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today joined U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper for a tour of the Minot Air Force Base (MAFB), where they reviewed the base's missions and addressed servicemembers stationed in the region. The senator invited Esper to visit the state during the secretary's confirmation process last year, part of his work to secure strong support for North Dakota's missions. To this end, Hoeven highlighted the central rol… Continue Reading


02.19.20

Hoeven: Treasury Issues Key Guidance on the Implementation of the 45Q Tax Credit for CCUS Projects

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued key guidance on the implementation of the 45Q tax credit for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) projects. The guidance provides clarity to project developers, enabling them to begin making financial arrangements and helping ensure that construction can begin on eligible projects before the credit's con… Continue Reading


02.19.20

Hoeven: Energy Infrastructure Like Central Power's Transmission Line Helps Support Growing Economy & Higher Quality of Life

MINOT, N.D. - At the ribbon-cutting for Central Power Cooperative's new 115kV transmission line system today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the importance of investing in new energy infrastructure in order to support a growing economy and a higher quality of life. The senator highlighted how the 26.8 mile transmission route, which runs through the western and northern areas around Minot, will improve reliability for the Minot Air Force Base and residents in the area, as there will now be enough t… Continue Reading


02.19.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $4.6 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 Airport Improvement Program (AIP) entitlement grants totaling $4,678,890 for airports in North Dakota, including: Minot International Airport - $2,066,154 to reconstruct apron and taxiway pavement and provide additional aircraft parking. Rolla Municipal Airport - $661,500 to construct a han… Continue Reading


02.18.20

Hoeven Announces Head Start Funding for Standing Rock

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Head Start has awarded $1,327,650 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to support Head Start services. "These funds will help ensure that children and families have access to educational resources and important child development services offered through Head Start," said Hoeven. -###-… Continue Reading


02.18.20

Hoeven: Preconstruction Work Starting on Scenic Loop at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven announced today that preconstruction work on the scenic loop at Theodore Roosevelt National Park will begin this month. On or around February 20, an engineering firm contracted through the Department of Transportation will arrive at the Park to begin undergoing a geotechnical assessment. This work will comprise taking samples of clay to measure moisture levels, groundwater monitoring, mapping the land surface, and installing monitoring equipment to measure any mo… Continue Reading


02.14.20

Hoeven & Cramer: Defense Secretary Esper to Visit Minot Air Force Base on February 19

MINOT, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer today announced they will join U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper as he visits the Minot Air Force Base on Wednesday, February 19, for a tour of the base and its facilities. Hoeven and Cramer invited Esper to the state during the secretary's confirmation process last year and will join him to review the base's missions and address the servicemembers stationed there. "The Minot Air Force Base plays a critical role in the defense of our nation… Continue Reading


02.13.20

Hoeven Statement After Senate Vote on War Powers Resolutions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate vote on the Iran War Powers resolution: "I do not support this resolution because I think it undermines our nation's maximum pressure campaign on Iran, including diplomatic, economic and military pressure. I believe it sends the wrong message to Iranian leaders that the U.S. is relieving, rather than increasing, pressure on the regime, particu… Continue Reading


02.12.20

President Signs Hoeven-Cosponsored Legislation to Boost STEM Career Opportunities for Veterans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined President Trump at the White House for the signing of the Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act. This bipartisan legislation, which Hoeven cosponsored, will help veterans re-enter the workforce by making them eligible for National Science Foundation (NSF) programs that will help them pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The bill also directs the NSF to develop a plan to enhance outreach to veterans a… Continue Reading


02.11.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $3.6 Million FEMA Grant to Protect Fargo Waste Water Treatment Plant From Flooding

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $3,679,792 grant to the City of Fargo's Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). This grant will fund levee and floodwall construction as well as raise the roadways to provide permanent flood protection. Improvements stand to benefit the cities of Fargo, West Fargo, Oxbow and other surrounding communities. "Today's funds play a crucial … Continue Reading


02.11.20

Hoeven Announces $6.25 Million in FY2020 Army Corps Work Plan for Water Infrastructure Projects in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 work plan includes $6.25 million for water infrastructure projects in North Dakota. The funds are made available under the Corps' environmental infrastructure program for small and rural communities. As a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has worked to fund this Corps account in annual appropriations bills to ensure it can benefit the stat… Continue Reading


02.10.20

Hoeven: Army Corps FY2020 Work Plan Provides $100 Million in Construction Funding for Permanent Flood Construction in Fargo-Moorhead Region

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 work plan includes $100 million for construction of flood protection in the Fargo-Moorhead region, fully funding the project's construction capacity for the year. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Energy and Water Development, Hoeven provided increased funding for the Corps' construction account enabling the project to be funded in the Corps' work plan. "This $100 m… Continue Reading


02.10.20

Hoeven Statement on Administration's Budget Request for FY2021

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the administration released its budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021: "The Administration's budget request makes important investments in important priorities, including modernizing our nuclear deterrent, funding the border wall and giving proper support to our servicemembers and veterans. While the budget continues efforts to rebuild our nation's militar… Continue Reading


02.06.20

Hoeven: Interior Awards More Than $2.8 Million to Bolster North Dakota's Efforts to Reclaim Abandoned Coal Mines

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Energy and Natural Resources Committees, today announced that the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) at the U.S. Department of the Interior has made available $2,823,000 to the State of North Dakota for coal mine reclamation projects. The funds are provided through OSMRE's Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Program which is collected by a fee on each ton of all coal produced in the U.S. "No… Continue Reading


02.05.20

Hoeven Statement After Senate Acquits President

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Senate voted to acquit the President: "Over the past two weeks, the Senate has provided both the House managers and the White House counsel with ample time to present their arguments, and Senators were allowed two days for questioning, as well. The Senate also included the testimony from many witnesses and thousands of pages of documents that were collected as part of the House proceedings. "We have the transcript of th… Continue Reading


02.04.20

Hoeven Statement on President's 2020 State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after President Trump delivered the 2020 State of the Union address: "The President's address covered key priorities for our nation and for North Dakota. Economic growth continues to be strong, providing higher wages and the lowest unemployment rate in five decades. In fact, our country experienced wage growth at or above 3 percent for 16 months straight, well above any other gains since the Great Recession. "The tax and re… Continue Reading


02.03.20

Hoeven: USDA Issuing Third Tranche of 2019 MFP Payments

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 the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the third tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments will begin going out at the end of the week. Hoeven has been urging USDA to provide this tranche of trade assistance to assist producers impacted during trade negotiations. As chairman o… Continue Reading

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