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Hoeven Nominates Three Students for Military Academy Appointments

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated three North Dakota students for appointments to our nation's military academies. Hoeven nominated Elijah Stewart of Minot to the U.S. Naval Academy, Carson Fetting of Finley to the U.S. Air Force Academy and Abram Budge of Fargo to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. "We are glad to nominate some of the best and brightest from North Dakota to appointments at our nation's military academies," Hoeven said. "Elijah, Carson… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins 1 Million Cups to Highlight Success of Local Entrepreneurs, Economic Growth

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today spoke at the second annual 1 Million Cups (1MC) Reunion Fargo to outline his efforts to expand North Dakota's technology sector and highlight the important role entrepreneurs play in growing the state's economy and creating jobs. "We've worked hard to build the right legal, tax and regulatory environment in North Dakota to empower innovation and help entrepreneurs succeed," said Hoeven. "Today, we're not only energy and agriculture powerhouses, but North … Continue Reading


Hoeven, Cramer, Dalrymple: Mr. President, Approve the Pipeline Easement Without Further Delay, Support Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON - In a letter to President Barack Obama, Senator John Hoeven, Congressman Kevin Cramer and Governor Jack Dalrymple today called on the president to quit delaying and authorize the Army Corps of Engineers to approve the final federal easement for the Lake Oahe crossing of the Dakota Access Pipeline and to immediately provide the State of North Dakota with law enforcement resources to assist state and local enforcement to address violent protesters and keep the peace. The full text can … Continue Reading


Hoeven Presses USDA to Reconsider Prevented Plant Coverage Reduction for Corn

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to press USDA to reconsider its decision to reduce the prevented plant coverage rate for corn before the change becomes effective on November 30. The senator said he will work to fix the issue legislatively if necessary, to ensure that the program works for corn growers in North Dakota and across the nation. "The prevented planting crop insurance program is a critical risk management tool for far… Continue Reading


Hoeven Marks Dedication of Fargo Floodwall, Worked to Secure Funding

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined local officials in Fargo to dedicate the city's new floodwall, the first complete portion of the federal flood protection project for the region. The $40 million project includes the floodwall and road realignments and was paid for with federal, state and local funding. The floodwall was added as a modification to the Army Corps of Engineers' original flood project and allows greater river flows through the city, up to 35 feet, removes the need for … Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Support Conservation Priorities for Farmers, Ranchers, Sportsmen

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today told members of the N.D. Association of Soil Conservation Districts (ASCD) that he is working as a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Agriculture Appropriations Committee to push for conservation priorities. These include programs like the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) SAFE program, which is a familiar and effective CRP program that maximizes the impact of conservation dollars in a farmer-friendly manner. Hoeven told the group that the… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Last Night's Demonstration Not Peaceful

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to protests last night south of Bismarck-Mandan: "Today, I spoke with the governor and also met with National Guard Adjutant General Al Dohrmann and Mike Gerhart, superintendent of the North Dakota Highway Patrol, to review last night's protests, which included setting fires, trespassing and attempting to cross police lines. These protests are clearly not peaceful protests and once again demonstrate the need f… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Pipeline Issue Needs to Be Resolved

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today again called on the Obama Administration to quit delays and the Corps to issue the final easement so that construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline can be completed. Further, he said any protests must be peaceful and protesters, mostly from outside North Dakota, who violate the law need to be arrested and held fully accountable. "The situation has been a real challenge for farmers, ranchers and North Dakotans who live and work in the region, and it must b… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Gold Star Families Voices Act Allows Us to Preserve the Memories of Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the follow statement after the U.S. Senate passed the Gold Star Families Voices Act. The measure allows the families of our men and women in uniform who died in the service of their country to contribute to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress. The Veterans History Project preserves recordings, photographs and narratives of U.S. veterans so that future generations can hear the stories of these service members firsthand. The House p… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Corps Should Issue the DAPL Easement and Resolve the Pipeline Situation in N.D.

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the Army Corps of Engineers' announcement that it will further delay issuing a final easement that would allow construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline to be completed: "The Corps today announced it will further delay issuing an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline. That will only prolong the disruption in the region caused by protests and make life difficult for everyone who lives and works in the area. … Continue Reading


Hoeven: We're Positioned to Rescind WOTUS Permanently

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said that with a new Congress and administration, the Environmental Protection Agency's Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule can now be rescinded permanently. Hoeven said there are at least three viable paths to repealing the rule for good: • The new Congress could rescind it legislatively next year.• The new administration could work through the rule-making process to rescind it.• The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which is now considering the … Continue Reading


Hoeven Thanks Veterans and Their Families and Honors Their Service on Veterans Day

BISMARCK, N.D. - In anticipation of Veterans Day, Hoeven issued the following statement to honor veterans throughout North Dakota and the nation. "Today and every day, we honor the brave men and women who have courageously risked their lives to protect our freedoms. There is no greater risk than what our veterans have made, nor no greater honor than what they deserve. Many times, our way of life has been assaulted, and in every instance, our veterans have answered the call to protect our nation… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts, Opportunities to Advance North Dakota's Energy Industry

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the Basin Electric Power Cooperative's annual meeting today, Senator John Hoeven stressed the important role coal and other traditional energy resources play in supporting the nation's economy and outlined opportunities to ensure the future growth of North Dakota's energy industry. "Our ability to provide low-cost, reliable energy drives the country's economy and impacts families and businesses from coast to coast," Hoeven said. "North Dakota is leading the way in developing … Continue Reading


Hoeven Names Lee North Dakota State Director

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has appointed his current regional director for southwestern North Dakota, Jessica Lee, to be his new state director. As his state director, she will oversee the operations of the senator's five regional offices and coordinate between them and his Washington, D.C. office to serve constituents across the state. Lee replaces Don Larson, who currently serves as the senator's chief of staff and state director. "As our Fargo regional director,… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joined by Stockmen's Association Head to Press for Resolution to Dakota Access Pipeline Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today was joined by Julie Schaff Ellingson, the executive vice president of North Dakota Stockmen's Association, in calling on the Obama Administration and the Corps to issue an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline and put an end to the unrest affecting the ranching community. Ellingson and her husband are fourth and fifth generation ranchers and farmers in the area of the protests. The senator arranged meetings in his Washington office with administration of… Continue Reading


Hoeven Issues Statement in Support of Emergency Commission Action Approving an Additional $4 Million for Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the North Dakota Emergency Commission's approval of another $4 million loan to support law enforcement efforts to keep the peace during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests: "In light of recent violent protest activity, we support the Emergency Commission's request for additional funding to help law enforcement keep the peace during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The well-being and property of ranchers, f… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Make Long-Term, Private Care More Available to Veterans in Their Home Communities

NAPOLEON, N.D. - During a visit to the Napoleon Care Center today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts to make more health care services available for veterans in both rural and urban communities. "Health care is a cornerstone of the promises we make to our veterans, and they should be able to access the care they need without long road trips or complicated bureaucracy," Hoeven said. "Our long-term care measure in the Veterans First Act as well as our new Veterans Care Coordination initiat… Continue Reading


Hoeven: HHS to Provide Nearly $23 Million for Home Heating Assistance in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will distribute nearly $23 million to help low-income North Dakotans heat their homes. The funds are made available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and include nearly $5.5 million for tribes in the state. "Today's funding will ease the strain that winter can bring on families' budgets and help them to s… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors Deployed Service Members on 'Day of the Deployed'

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today honored the men and women of the United States' armed forces who are deployed. In September, Hoeven introduced and the Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating October 26th as the "Day of the Deployed." "Today we honor the selfless service of many thousands of brave men and women deployed on missions to protect our country and secure our freedom," Hoeven said. "We extend our deepest thanks for your sacrifice. At the same time, we honor the famili… Continue Reading


Hoeven: DOT Awards Contract for United to Continue Air Service at Dickinson Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded an Essential Air Service contract for United Airlines to continue to provide service at Dickinson Airport. Hoeven has been pressing DOT to expedite the award to prevent any disruptions and ensure reliable air service to the region. "We are pleased that DOT has selected United Airlines to continue serving the Dickinson community," said Hoeven. "Dependable air travel is necessary to ensure the… Continue Reading

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