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Hoeven Reviews Southern Border Mission with North Dakota National Guard Members

EL PASO, TX - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, traveled to the southern border this week to review the North Dakota National Guard (NDNG) 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment's mission providing aviation support along the nation's southern border. Hoeven's visit comes as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a record 2,378,944 individuals illegally crossing the southern border in Fiscal Year 2022. The senator met with Guard members… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Kurt Groszhans

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after North Dakota farmer Kurt Groszhans returned safely to North Dakota: "We are pleased that Kurt has returned safely to North Dakota, and we join his family and friends in welcoming home." -###-… Continue Reading


Hoeven Marks 100th Anniversary of North Dakota Mill & Elevator

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the 100th anniversary of the North Dakota Mill and Elevator, outlining the important support the Mill provides to the state's farmers. During his time as governor, Hoeven served on the North Dakota Industrial Commission, which acts as the Mill's board of directors. In this role, he supported the facility's operations, while working to grow and diversify the state's agriculture sector, providing more market opportunities for producers. Now, a… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Biden Administration Needs to Stop Draining the SPR, Must Take the Handcuffs off U.S. Oil & Gas Producers

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after President Biden announced a plan to release an additional 15 million barrels of oil from the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). "The Biden administration has been draining the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, dropping it to the lowest level in 40 years, while begging OPEC+ to produce more oil," said Hoeven. "Instead of draining our reserves and makin… Continue Reading


Hoeven Highlights North Dakota's Growth as a Tech Development Leader, Potential of Next Generation Precision Agriculture

CASSELTON, N.D. - At the groundbreaking for the Grand Farm Innovation Facility today, Senator John Hoeven highlighted North Dakota's continued growth as a leader in technology and the potential of precision agriculture to support the continued success of the state's farmers, ranchers and agri-businesses. The new facility is being developed on 140 acres west of Casselton and will support research and development projects to advance the next generation of precision agriculture, including autonomou… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Passing of Former ND House Majority Leader Earl Strinden

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement on the passing of former North Dakota House Majority Leader Earl Strinden in honor of his longtime service to the state and the Grand Forks community. Strinden was a Marine Corps veteran, served as a member of the Grand Forks City Council, was in the state legislature for 22 years and founded the University of North Dakota (UND) Foundation. "A lifelong North Dakotan, Earl Strinden leaves a legacy of service, having dedicated… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Bring Down Inflation, Reduce Costs for American Consumers & Businesses

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC today, Senator John Hoeven held a roundtable with local business leaders and discussed his efforts to address record-high inflation and alleviate supply chain disruptions impacting the nation's economy. To this end, the senator is working to: Empower greater U.S. domestic energy production to help bring down prices at the pump and reduce the cost of goods throughout the economy. Provide regulatory relief, streamline the permitting process … Continue Reading


Hoeven Marks Grand Opening of Renovated NDAREC HQ, New Facility Enabling Year-Round Lineworker Training

MANDAN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the grand opening of the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) and Bismarck State College's (BSC) new lineworker training facility in Mandan. The more than 26,000 sq. ft. facility will build on the 50 years of partnership between the college and NDAREC. It includes an indoor training area with 44-foot ceiling clearance to enable year-round lineworker training. NDAREC's main facility was also renovated as part of the proje… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Colleagues to Protect State DOTs, Push Back on Burdensome & Overreaching Mandates

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, in urging the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to withdraw the agency's proposal to implement a greenhouse gas emissions performance measure on state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations. The senators outline that the FHWA proposal does not have authority from Congress and that it would significantly burde… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors Achievements of Linton Public School, Designation as 2022 National Blue Ribbon School

LINTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today presented a U.S. flag flown over the U.S. Capitol to the students, educators and families of Linton Public School in honor of their designation as a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School. The U.S. flag will be displayed along with the National Blue Ribbon School flag, a special symbol representing the school's exemplary teaching and learning. "Through hard work and dedication, the students, families, teachers and administration of Linton Public School have re… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working with BOR, State & Local Leaders to Address Harmful Algae Blooms in Patterson Lake

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a meeting with officials from the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) as well as state and local leaders in Dickinson to address the issue of algae blooms in Patterson Lake. Due to periods of low water levels and high temperatures, the lake has experienced increased blue-green algae growth, which creates a potential health hazard to people and animals. Accordingly, Hoeven is working with BOR, Dickinson Mayor Scott Decker and North Dakota agencies to ident… Continue Reading


Hoeven Congratulates Roosevelt Elementary School on Designation as a National Blue Ribbon School

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today congratulated the students, educators and families of Roosevelt Elementary School on their designation as a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School. In honor of their achievements, Hoeven presented the school with a U.S. flag flown over the U.S. Capitol, which will be displayed along with the National Blue Ribbon School flag, a special symbol representing the school's exemplary teaching and learning. "The designation as a National Blue Ribbon School is proof … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Biden Administration Needs to Empower America to Return to Energy Dominance & Independence

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the Great Plains Empower ND Energy Conference today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the impact of high energy prices on American consumers and businesses, both at the pump and throughout the economy. The senator stressed the need for the Biden administration to empower U.S. domestic energy production to help bring down inflation and reduce the nation's dependence on OPEC and adversaries like Russia and Venezuela. To this end, Hoeven is working to: Expand development on fede… Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses Priorities for the Next Farm Bill at Ag Credit Conference

FARGO, N.D. - At the North Dakota Bankers Association's Ag Credit Conference this week, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts as Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee to support farmers and ranchers. This includes gathering feedback from North Dakota producers, commodity groups and other agri-businesses as work begins on the next farm bill. To this end, Hoeven recently hosted Senator John Boozman, Ranking Memb… Continue Reading


Hoeven Congratulates Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute Award & Scholarship Recipients

FARGO, N.D. - At the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute's annual awards banquet this week, Senator John Hoeven recognized this year's award winners for their contributions toward maintaining safe and reliable transportation systems in the state and their work to enhance economic opportunities for North Dakotans, including: Lifetime Achievement Award - North Dakota Rep. Robin Weisz. Chairman's Award - North Dakota Rep. Jay Fisher. Agrey Award - Former Executive Director of the North… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures $2.5 Million Award for "Vets to Wings" Pilot Training Program at UND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has secured from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) a $2.5 million award for a new veteran pilot training program to the University of North Dakota (UND). Among other services, the program can help veterans cover the gap for costs not included under the GI Bill and other benefits, like Federal Tuition Assistance. As a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, Hoeven: Worke… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Biden Administration Needs to Take the Handcuffs Off American Energy Producers

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after OPEC+ announced it would cut oil production by 2 million barrels per day. Hoeven spoke with Larry Kudlow yesterday about the impact of OPEC+ decisions on U.S. consumers and how the Biden administration needs to take the handcuffs off U.S. energy producers to make the U.S. energy independent once again. Click here to watch the interview. "Increasing U.S. oil production is needed to lower energy prices for U.S. consumers… Continue Reading


Hoeven Welcomes WWII, Korean War & Vietnam War Veterans from Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped welcome home 94 veterans and 31 volunteers as they returned from a three-day trip to Washington, D.C. organized by Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN. The veterans were honored in the nation's capital with a banquet to recognize their service and toured the national war memorials and Arlington National Cemetery. Participating veterans fought in World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War. "Honor flights give our veterans a rightfully-earned opportu… Continue Reading


Hoeven, NRO Director Discuss Opportunities for UND Student Internships, R&D Partnerships for ISR Technologies

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - At the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Summit & Expo today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the partnerships that have built North Dakota into a premiere location for unmanned aircraft research, development, operations and training, as well as efforts to continue growing the state's UAS ecosystem in the future. To this end, the senator brought Dr. Christopher Scolese, Director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), to the summit to review the NRO's satellite missions and… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Colleagues to Push Back on Second Amendment Right Infringement

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) in criticizing Amalgamated Bank's role in devising the new merchant code for tracking firearms purchases with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The senators note that Amalgamated Bank's efforts infringe upon Second Amendment rights and request that the bank provide documentation related to their involvement in the creation of the new firearm merchant code. "Whether it is choosing to debank firearms man… Continue Reading

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