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Hoeven-Cosponsored Bill to Improve Accountability at the VA Signed into Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after legislation he cosponsored to improve and reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was signed into law by the president. The bill provides the VA Secretary with the necessary tools to address poor performance and misconduct by VA employees and also establishes safeguards to protect whistleblowers. "The vast majority of VA employees are dedicated to serving veterans, and we are grateful for the good work of the Far… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Ranchers Affected by Drought Eligible for Livestock Forage Payments

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that ranchers in counties affected by drought are eligible to receive payments under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP). Producers become eligible if any area of a county where they own or lease grazing land or pastureland, including the use of federal rangelands, is affected by drought during the normal grazing period. The U.S. Drought Monitor map of North Dakota can be found here. The amount of p… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Health Care Discussion Draft

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the release of a health care reform discussion draft: "The overall goal of health care reform legislation should be to provide Americans with access to patient-centered health care and health insurance at an affordable rate. We will review this legislation to determine whether it meets this standard and we also want to see a CBO score on the bill. We need to stabilize the health insurance market to make it more competi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Nearly $3.9 Million to UND to Help Treat Substance Abuse, Develop Behavioral Health Care Workforce

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded $3,876,470 to the University of North Dakota (UND). UND is one of 11 institutions across the country to receive funding from SAMHSA to establish a collaborative network and help develop a health care workforce to treat substance abuse and support recovery. "Behavioral health care workers are an important p… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $24.4 Million in Bureau of Reclamation Funding for Rural Water Projects

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Bureau of Reclamation has awarded $24.4 million in federal funding to build and improve water supply systems in a number of North Dakota and tribal communities. Hoeven serves on the U.S. Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees funding for the Bureau of Reclamation. "North Dakota communities, regardless of zip code or population, should have access to good, quality water," Hoeven said. "These grants will help t… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate Confirms Brock Long as FEMA Administrator

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Brock Long as administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Even in the face of drought, we know that flooding remains a threat for many of North Dakota's communities every year," Hoeven said. "Comprehensive flood protection and affordable flood insurance are key to the peace of mind of our state's families and businesses. Administrator Long has committed to help us advance … Continue Reading


Hoeven Encourages Nominations for Angels in Adoption

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he is accepting nominations of North Dakota residents or organizations to represent the state at the national Angels in Adoption program held each fall in Washington, D.C. Nominees need to have distinguished themselves through their work on behalf of adopted children, foster children or their families. Nominations should be submitted by Friday, July 7 by contacting the senator's Bismarck office at (701) 250-4618. "Caring and thoughtful resid… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Heitkamp and Cramer: Release CRP Grazing Lands to Help North Dakota Ranchers Facing Drought Conditions

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer today pressed U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to provide assistance to North Dakota ranchers facing early season drought conditions by allowing emergency haying of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres. In a letter to the USDA Secretary, the delegation made the case for releasing the CRP acres citing early drought conditions in central and western North Dakota. Although the state re… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Agriculture Research Vital to Nation's Food Supply, Supports Farmers, Ranchers & Rural Communities

WASHINGTON - At a recent hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Senator John Hoeven drove home the importance of agriculture research in helping the nation's ag producers compete globally and provide the highest quality, lowest cost food supply in history. The senator was joined at the hearing by Dr. Kerry Hartman, the Academic Dean and Sciences Chair at Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College in New Town, North Dakota. The college is a 1994 land-grant institution, and in this role, it serves as the… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Cuba Policy

WASHINGTON -Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the President announced policies regarding U.S. relations with Cuba. "We need to continue working to expand agricultural trade wherever we can, including Cuba. It appears that the Administration's policy allows for our producers to continue selling agricultural commodities to Cuba, which has mutual benefits for U.S. producers as well as the Cuban people. We should continue our efforts to expand agricultural sales to Cu… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Sugar Agreement Important for Red River Valley

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and chairman of the Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today said that the agreement reached on sugar imports from Mexico is important for producers in the Red River Valley. Yesterday, the American Sugar Alliance expressed support for the agreement, which was negotiated by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and will be enforced by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue. At a he… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More than $11.8 Million to Improve Housing in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Committee, today announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated a total of $11,807,691 in funding for Fiscal Year 2017 to help enhance housing options in North Dakota. Details of the funding is as follows: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program - CDBG is a flexible program that provides communities with funding to address a va… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate Passes Legislation Strengthening Sanctions on Iran, Russia

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed legislation placing additional sanctions on Iran and Russia. "This legislation increases sanctions on Iran and Russia, which is in our national interest, but also important for our allies. I believe these sanctions can be effective in deterring Russian aggression, as well as Iran's support for terrorism," said Hoeven. The legislation imposes additional Russian sanctions, including: · … Continue Reading


Hoeven:Energy Committee Holds Hearing on Patterson Lake Legislation

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven outlined his legislation, S.440, which enables homeowners to purchase their lots at Patterson Lake. Hoeven was joined at the hearing by Patterson Lake Homeowners Association President Tom Fisher, who represented the 41 permit holders with permanent homes along Patterson Lake. Today's legislative hearing is the first step in getting committee approval for the legislation, which will enabl… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Today's Shooting

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the shooting at a ballpark where members of Congress were practicing for the Congressional baseball game, along with Capitol Police officers and congressional staffers. Hoeven was not at the ballpark. "Our thoughts are with House Whip Steve Scalise, our Capitol Police officers and congressional aides who were injured in today's shooting while practicing for a charity baseball game. Today, we are especially grateful to our … Continue Reading


Hoeven to Perdue: Maintain Strong Ag Funding, Farm Safety Net

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today convened a hearing with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to outline priorities for the Fiscal Year 2018 USDA budget, including strong crop insurance and countercyclical safety net options, agriculture research, trade and support for rural development programs. Hoeven also pressed Perdue to strictly enforce the sugar agreement and ensure Mexico is held accountable for d… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Administration Announces Final Details on Export of US Beef to China

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Agriculture Appropriations Committee and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement today after the Administration announced that it has finalized details allowing the export of U.S. beef to China. USDA posted the requirements for U.S. establishments shipping to China here and the requirements for certifying U.S. beef being shipped to China are available here. Hoeven has been working to expand access to China fo… Continue Reading


Hoeven: FEMA Nominee Commits to Work Toward Affordable Flood Insurance for North Dakotans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week met with Brock Long, nominee to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and pressed the nominee to ensure the agency's flood maps are updated to reflect flood protection as it is built. This will help keep flood insurance rates affordable for the state's residents, especially in places like Minot and the Red River Valley, where protections will be built over several years. "We need to make sure that flood insurance is coordinated with our … Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Commitment from OMB Regulatory Nominee to Address Benefit-Cost Ratio, Give Credit to Non-Federal Funding Sources in Army Corps Projects

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs this week, Senator John Hoeven secured a commitment from Neomi Rao, nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to work with the senator to address the inconsistencies in the benefit-cost ratio used by OMB for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects. OIRA serves as the chief regulatory authority for the executive branch and o… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Nomination of Judge Ralph Erickson to Serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after President Donald Trump nominated United States District Judge Ralph Erickson to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. "Judge Erickson has served the people of North Dakota and the United States well on the U.S District Court and I support his nomination to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals," said Hoeven. "Judge Erickson has tremendous experience having served for 23 years in various judicial positions from his… Continue Reading

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