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08.05.13

Hoeven Amendment Blocks Study to Eliminate Nuclear Missile Silos

WASHINGTON - The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment offered by Senator John Hoeven to the Department of Defense appropriations bill that blocks the administration from eliminating operational U.S. nuclear missile silos. The amendment bars the Defense Department from conducting environmental studies to reduce the number of active silos containing Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). The U.S. currently fields 450 Minuteman III ICBMs. The administr… Continue Reading


08.05.13

Hoeven, Heitkamp to Host Interior Secretary Sally Jewell for North Dakota Energy Tour

BISMARCK, N.D. - On Tuesday, Aug. 6 and Wednesday, Aug. 7, Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp will host U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell for a tour of western North Dakota and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. They will meet with energy sector leaders and review oil and gas development in the region to better understand North Dakota's comprehensive approach to energy development over the past 10 years. "The comprehensive, states first approach to energy development we've … Continue Reading


08.02.13

Hoeven Introduces Updated Empower States Act to Boost Domestic Oil and Gas Production, Grow U.S. Economy, Create Jobs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven Thursday announced that he has filed an updated version of the Empower States Act, a measure he authored that will put states first in the regulation of hydraulic fracturing. The senator said every state's geology is different and nobody knows better than local professionals and authorities how best to protect their own environment. The measure is being cosponsored by Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and David Vitter (… Continue Reading


08.02.13

Hoeven Named a Farm Bill Conferee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has been named to the conference committee appointed to negotiate an agreement on a 2013 farm bill. Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, has worked in the past two sessions to pass a long-term farm bill. The Senate has now appointed its conferees and is awaiting the House to do the same. Hoeven said the Congress needs to act to get a long-term farm bill in place this fall. "Our farmers and ranchers do a tremendous jo… Continue Reading


08.02.13

Sens. Hoeven, Heitkamp Host Interior Secretary Sally Jewell For North Dakota Energy Tour

BISMARCK, N.D. - On Tuesday, Aug. 6 and Wednesday, Aug. 7, Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp will host U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell for a tour of western North Dakota and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. They will meet with energy sector leaders and review oil and gas development in the region to better understand North Dakota's comprehensive approach to energy development over the past 10 years. Tuesday, August 6 Tuesday afternoon, Hoeven, Heitkamp a… Continue Reading


08.01.13

Delegation Announces $3.4 Million Grants for Airport Infrastructure, Improvements

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today that airports across North Dakota have been awarded grants totaling more than $3.4 million for airport construction and maintenance projects. "North Dakota's airports are seeing tremendous growth. These grants will begin to ensure that airports across our state are able to expand to meet growing needs and update existing runways and other infrastructure to safely meet the needs of our people," said… Continue Reading


08.01.13

Canadian Oil To Go East and West: U.S. Energy Interests Could Go South

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said that TransCanada's plan to build a new pipeline designed to carry oil from Alberta, Canada to the country's east coast drives home the irrationality of delaying or denying approval for the Keystone XL pipeline project. "As we've said all along, the Canadian oil sands will be developed with our without U.S. participation," Hoeven said. "The question is, will President Obama allow that oil to go east and west to Asia, with absolutely no benefit to the A… Continue Reading


07.31.13

Hoeven Reintroduces the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today reintroduced the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act (DEJA), a bipartisan, comprehensive package of energy legislation that will not only reduce the high energy costs faced by hard-working families and small businesses, but also spur badly-needed economic growth and job creation across the U.S. economy. The measure is cosponsored by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), ranking member on the Senate Energy Committee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). Senator Hoeven is work… Continue Reading


07.31.13

Sens. Hoeven, Landrieu Submit Keystone Resolution: XL Pipeline IS in the National Interest

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., today submitted a joint resolution expressing the sense of Congress that construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and the federal approvals required for the construction are in the national interest of the United States. "We have studied this project for long enough. We know its tremendous economic benefits and the critical role it will have for our nation's energy security. With Nebraska now on board, every state involv… Continue Reading


07.31.13

Hoeven, Heitkamp Announce Projects to Improve Housing Options & Build Community Centers at Grand Forks and Minot Air Force Bases, and Cavalier Air Force Station

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp today announced that the Grand Forks Air Force Base, Minot Air Force Base, and Cavalier Air Force Station will participate in a new initiative offering improved, affordable housing and new community centers at some locations for military families. Hoeven and Heitkamp pushed for this project to support the hardworking servicemembers at the Air Force Bases and Station, which will bring construction jobs to the local economy, and ensure qual… Continue Reading


07.30.13

Hoeven Sets Record Straight on Comments by President Obama and Treasury Sec. Lew on the Keystone XL Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today addressed inaccurate comments about the Keystone XL Pipeline project made over the weekend by President Obama and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. Following are portions of his speech, and attached are comments summarizing his points. "After five years of study and delay by the Obama administration, I am compelled to respond to comments made Saturday by President Obama in a New York Times interview, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Fox News Sunday. "First, … Continue Reading


07.29.13

Hoeven Statement in Response to Comments Made Sunday by President Obama and Treasury Sec. Lew on Keystone XL Project

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to comments made Sunday by President Obama and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Keystone XL Project: "After five years of study, politicking and delay by the Obama administration, I am compelled to respond to comments made Saturday by President Obama in a New York Times interview, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Fox News Sunday. "First, on the matter of jobs, the president claimed that "Republicans have said… Continue Reading


07.26.13

Hoeven Welcomes House Passage of Coal Ash Recycling Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said House passage of Coal Ash legislation this week is a good first step in ensuring the safe and efficient recycling of coal ash. In 2011, Hoeven introduced a companion bill, the Coal Ash Recycling and Oversight Act, in the Senate and has been working to reintroduce and pass the measure in the current session of Congress. "This coal ash legislation sets commonsense standards for managing and recycling coal ash with a state-led, states-first approach," Ho… Continue Reading


07.25.13

Hoeven Presses USDA Nominees on Prevented Plant, Grazing, Wetlands Maps

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven pressed U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary nominee Krysta Harden and USDA Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and the Environment nominee Robert Bonnie on key issues important to North Dakota farmers and ranchers. The exchange came at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing this week to consider their confirmation for appointments to the USDA. Prevented Planting The senator secured a commitment from Harden to continue working with t… Continue Reading


07.24.13

Hoeven: Senate Passes Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that in a bipartisan show of support, the Student Loan Certainty Act that he is cosponsoring has passed the U.S. Senate. The new legislation provides a long-term remedy for the program and incorporates caps to ensure that loan rates remain at affordable levels. The measure will reduce loan rates for 100 percent of borrowers. The vote was 81 to 18. In addition to Hoeven, prime sponsors of the bill include Senators Joe Manchin (D- W.Va.), Lamar Ale… Continue Reading


07.19.13

Hoeven Postmaster General to Visit North Dakota in August

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe will visit North Dakota in August to ensure mail service is adequately serving rural communities, including western North Dakota. "We're pleased Postmaster Donahoe has agreed to visit North Dakota to see firsthand the impact of economic and population growth in the western part of our state," Hoeven said. "Those growing communities are in need of reliable and timely postal services now more than ever." Don… Continue Reading


07.19.13

Hoeven Announces Bipartisan Compromise on Student Loan Certainty Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that a compromise has been struck on the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act that he is cosponsoring. The amended legislation will incorporates caps to ensure that loan rates don't exceed affordable levels. The measure will reduce loan rates for 100 percent of borrowers. In addition to Hoeven, prime sponsors of the bill include Senators Joe Manchin (D- W.Va.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Tom Carper (… Continue Reading


07.18.13

Hoeven: Senate Agrees To Go To Conference on Farm Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate has agreed to take its farm bill to conference committee and urged the House, which passed its version last week, to do the same. Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, has worked in the past two sessions to pass a long-term farm bill. "This is a big step forward for the farm bill," Hoeven said. "The Senate has agreed to go to conference; now we just need the House to join us to get it done." The senator … Continue Reading


07.16.13

Hoeven Announces Permitting Approval of Vantage Pipeline

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Administration has approved a Presidential permit to build an 80-mile-long leg of the Vantage Pipeline in North Dakota. The completed pipeline will be 430 miles and will carry up to 60,000 barrels per day (bpd) of ethane natural gas from Tioga, North Dakota, through Saskatchewan, to facilities in Empress, Alberta, Canada. Hoeven said approval for Keystone XL has been delayed for five years, and now the State Department has approved a maj… Continue Reading


07.16.13

Hoeven, Heitkamp, Cramer: Funds Will Help Support Much-Needed Housing, Provide for Least Fortunate

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today that North Dakota will receive four awards from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) totaling over $7.5 million. The funds will come from HUD's Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program. "The development of safe, affordable housing is absolutely necessary to relieve the strain and high-costs our res… Continue Reading

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