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Hoeven Outlines Importance of Modernizing Nuclear Triad at Task Force 21 Symposium on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON - At the Task Force 21 Nuclear Triad Symposium on Capitol Hill, Senator John Hoeven today made the case for continuing to modernize our nation’s nuclear triad. Hoeven outlined the importance of a strong nuclear deterrent as the most effective strategy to preserve peace and stability.  “Our nuclear weapons provide the foundation on which all of our other capabilities are built. We need strong conventional forces, but without a strong deterrent, our nuclear adversaries would simply esc… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Secure the Border Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Ted Cruz in introducing the Secure the Border Act of 2023. The legislation will resume construction on the border wall, tighten asylum standards, criminalize visa overstays, increase the number of Border Patrol Agents, prohibit DHS from using its CBP One app to send migrants into the country more quickly, and more. The bill is the Senate companion to H.R.2, which was approved by the House of Representatives earlier this year.            … Continue Reading


Hoeven: FEMA Advances $73 Million For Flood Control in Bismarck Region, Wastewater Projects in Lincoln and Fessenden

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after advancing more than $73 million in federal funding to support flood protections in the Bismarck area as well as wastewater projects in Lincoln and Fessenden. Under the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advanced the following projects: South Bismarck Flood Control Project - $50 million in federal funding to improve flood protections in South Bismarck. The completed … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on the Anniversary of September 11 Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement marking the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “Today, we look back and remember the horrific terrorist attacks against our nation, not only to mourn the lives lost, but to honor the victims’ memory and express our deep gratitude to the first responders for their courage in the midst of this terrible tragedy. We will never forget the sacrifices… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on The Dakota Access Pipeline Draft EIS

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). “The Dakota Access Pipeline is vital energy infrastructure for our nation that has been safely operating for six years,” said Hoeven. “This pipeline transports nearly half of the light, sweet crude oil produced by our state and the Three Affiliated Tribes to consumers throughout the Midwest. With America… Continue Reading


Hoeven, FSA Administrator Meet with Local Producers, Gather Feedback on Farm Bill Priorities

MANDAN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today held a roundtable with Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Zach Ducheneaux, North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and local agriculture producers to discuss priorities for the next farm bill. Hoeven invited Ducheneaux to the state to ensure North Dakota’s farmers and ranchers have the opportunity to give direct inpu… Continue Reading


Hoeven: U.S. Needs More Supply to Combat High Gas Prices

WASHINGTON - On the floor of the U.S. Senate this week, Senator John Hoeven outlined the impact of high gas prices on U.S. consumers and called on the Biden administration to increase domestic energy production, rather than relying on adversaries with little regard for environmental stewardship. “As Americans hit the road over the recent holiday weekend, many noticed something that has become all too familiar under the Biden administration, and that’s continued high prices at the gas pump,” sai… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Biden Administration Blocking Rail Transportation of LNG

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Biden administration suspended a Trump-era rule allowing for the transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail. “Our nation needs to be able to get energy to market. That is essential to both our economic and national security,” said Hoeven. “Whether it’s blocking new natural gas pipelines or holding up our ability to safely transport LNG by rail, the Biden administration continues to undermine our country’s energ… Continue Reading


Hoeven Pushing Back on CCP Efforts to Compromise Integrity of American K-12 Education

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven recently joined Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in pushing back on China after reports show millions of dollars from Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-linked entities have flowed into America’s K-12 classrooms. In a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, the senators outline that for nearly two decades the CCP has sought to compromise the integrity of America’s K-12 educational system through state-sponsored programs, using tools such as grants, sister sch… Continue Reading


Hoeven Convenes Meeting with Devils Lake Mayor, ND Health Commissioner, Health Care Leaders from Essentia, Altru & CHI

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today convened a roundtable to discuss the future of quality health care in the Devils Lake region. Hoeven has been working with community leaders and health care providers to identify and advance community-driven solutions to ensure the best possible care for residents in the area. To this end, the senator highlighted recently-completed health care facilities in Grafton and Hazen, as well as one being built in Rugby, as examples of how to enhance rural he… Continue Reading


Hoeven, TRMC Director Showcase Plans For More Than $500 Million Sky Range Complex at Grand Sky

EMERADO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven and Test Resource Management Center (TRMC) Director George Rumford today showcased plans for the more than $500 million Sky Range complex to be developed at Grand Sky. Hoeven, who serves as a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, is working with Rumford to fund and advance the construction of the facilities. This follows the senator’s efforts to bring the hypersonic missile testing program to Grand Sky, with Sky Range currently operating out o… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Sky Range Hypersonic Missile Testing Program to Expand to Hector Field in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted Test Resource Management Center (TRMC) Director George Rumford at the Autonomous Nation Conference to announce that the Sky Range hypersonic missile testing program will expand to Hector Field in Fargo: Hoeven has been working with Rumford to establish a data processing center to support the Sky Range program. Currently, the Department of Defense (DoD) uses an aging fleet of ships deployed across a Pacific Ocean corridor to test hypersonic mis… Continue Reading


Hoeven: BNI Starts Mining Under New Coal Lease at Center

CENTER, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with BNI Coal General Manager Mike Heger and Minnkota Power Cooperative CEO Mac McLennan to discuss and tour the operations of BNI’s new coal lease area at the Center Mine. The operations are able to move forward due to Hoeven’s efforts to secure needed regulatory approval, which prevented $35 million in costs from being imposed on homeowners and businesses through higher electricity prices. Specifically, Hoeven worked to advance the approval of feder… Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses Efforts to Enhance Maah Daah Hey Trail, Secures USFS Deputy Chief Commitment to Work with Local Leaders

MCKENZIE COUNTY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Deputy Chief Chris French, McKenzie County officials, state legislators and local business leaders to discuss efforts to enhance the Maah Daah Hey Trail. Hoeven stressed the 144-mile trail’s importance to local tourism, as it is the longest continuous single-track mountain biking trail in the nation, hosts major race events throughout the year and is utilized by visitors from around the world. Accordingly, Hoev… Continue Reading


Hoeven Holds Meeting with USFS Deputy Chief to Address Ag & Energy Issues Impacting Western ND

WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable with U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Deputy Chief Chris French and local livestock and energy producers to discuss priorities for the upcoming farm bill and efforts to ensure USFS is a good neighbor. To this end, Hoeven, who serves as ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and as a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, stressed the importance of: Providing regulatory relief and pushing back on … Continue Reading


Hoeven Marks Completion of Souris Heights, 100 Percent Affordable Housing Project for Seniors

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the completion of Souris Heights, a 100 percent affordable housing facility for low-income tenants age 55 and up in Minot. The $14 million project, which was developed by Beyond Shelter and the Minot Housing Authority, includes 54 units all with rents set at affordable levels and amenities such as dishwashers, air conditioning and in-unit washer and dryers, as well as a community space with dining, kitchen, fitness center, lounge, salon, patio and a… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Ensure Future of ND Lignite, Promote Affordability & Reliability of the Grid

BISMARCK, N.D. – At the Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s annual meeting today, Senator John Hoeven outlined efforts to ensure access to affordable and reliable baseload power and push back on the Biden administration’s burdensome Green New Deal agenda. Hoeven delivered the remarks as part of a panel discussion with Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.). Specifically, Hoeven discussed efforts to: Help ensure coal’s continued role in the nation̵… Continue Reading


Hoeven Marks Major Milestone for Modernization of Nuclear Forces in Minot

MINOT, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today marked a major milestone in the efforts to modernize the nation’s nuclear forces as he helped break ground on the new helicopter facility at Minot Air Force Base. The new facility comes as the culmination of eight years of work, which Hoeven began after discussing the need for new helicopters to secure the missile fields in 2015 with then-Commander of the 20th Air Force Lieutenant General Jack Weinstein: Hoeven then worked with Senator Jon T… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Grand Forks the Place for Pilot Training with UND’s Premier Aviation School, General Atomics’ New Hangar & Premier Private Sector Pilot Training Program

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today joined General Atomics leaders to open their new hangar at Grand Sky, and highlighted how Grand Forks is leading the way in pilot training for the nation, with General Atomics’ private sector unmanned aerial systems (UAS) training program and the University of North Dakota’s (UND’s) world-class aviation school. “This new hangar is part of General Atomics’ … Continue Reading


Hoeven Holds Crop Insurance Roundtable with RMA Administrator, Working to Improve Farm Safety Net

FARGO, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today held a roundtable with Risk Management Agency (RMA) Administrator Marcia Bunger, agriculture commodity groups, agriculture lenders and crop insurance agents to gather feedback on priorities for the upcoming farm bill. In particular, the senator outlined efforts to: Maintain and strengthen crop insurance, the primary risk mana… Continue Reading

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