News Releases

03.15.22

Hoeven Statement on Confirmation of Shalanda Young as OMB Director

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Shalanda Young as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). "Shalanda Young has served as Acting Director of OMB for nearly a year. In that role, she was responsive as we worked to secure the federal funding commitment for flood protection in the Red River Valley and the Minot region," said Hoeven. "Additionally, she has committed to implementing legislation as passed by Congress." -##… Continue Reading


03.14.22

Hoeven, Colleagues Press Biden to Continue Using American-Made Fuels in Federal Fleet

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today joined Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in urging President Joe Biden to continue utilizing liquid fuel vehicles in the federal fleet, including U.S. Postal Service (USPS) vehicles. In the letter, the senators warn the Biden administration against pressuring the USPS and other government agencies to shift their fleets to all electric vehicles (EVs), as such a decision would both ignore costs to taxpayers as well as national security concerns created… Continue Reading


03.14.22

ND Delegation: DOT Orders SkyWest to Fulfill EAS Contract, Continue Serving Jamestown & Devils Lake

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued an order requiring that SkyWest Airlines continue the level of service required under its Essential Air Service (EAS) contracts, including in Jamestown and Devils Lake, until the department identifies replacement service. At the same time, DOT has requested proposals from air carriers to serve the 29 communities that would have… Continue Reading


03.14.22

Hoeven Presses Attorney General, ATF for Answers on Secret Guidance Targeting Second Amendment Rights

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) recently joined Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) in pressing the U.S. Attorney General and the Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) for answers on the ATF's use of internal guidance to enforce regulations that are not openly published. This secret guidance has been used to justify the seizure of property and could troublingly be used to prosecute Americans and businesses. "This secret guidance was brought to our att… Continue Reading


03.14.22

Hoeven Presses Administration to Maintain Strong Sanctions & Restrictions on Iran's Nuclear Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in pressing the Biden administration to not weaken sanctions or lessen restrictions on Iran's nuclear program. The senators outlined that they will not support a revived Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, unless it has broad support from Congress and is submitted to the Sena… Continue Reading


03.14.22

Hoeven: Biden Administration Needs to Change Course & Support Oil, Gas & Coal Production to Bring Down Inflation

WASHINGTON - At a recent press conference with his Senate Republican colleagues, Senator John Hoeven outlined the impact of inflation on American families across all sectors of the economy, and the need to produce more energy in the U.S. in order to combat rising prices. The senator highlighted how increased energy costs are driving prices higher for all goods and services and are particularly affecting agriculture producers, with the costs being passed down to consumers through the entire food … Continue Reading


03.11.22

Hoeven: Legislation to Make Guard & Reserve Members Eligible for Burial in State Veterans Cemeteries to be Signed into Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after Congress passed the Burial Equity for Guard and Reserves Act. Hoeven introduced the bipartisan, bicameral legislation with Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) to make members of the National Guard and Reserve Component eligible for burial in state veterans cemeteries without those ce… Continue Reading


03.11.22

Hoeven: Biden Administration is Taking the Wrong Approach to Iran, Needs to Keep Sanctions with No Exceptions to Prevent Iran from Developing a Nuclear Weapon

WASHINGTON - At a press conference this week, Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Ted Cruz to outline the flaws in the Biden administration's negotiations with Iran and press for all sanctions to remain in place. The senator also outlined the need to unleash domestic energy production as opposed to turning to adversaries like Iran and Venezuela. Accordingly, Hoeven has: Helped introduce the Iran Sanctions Relief Review Act of 2021, legislation that would enable Congress to approve or block any… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Hoeven Statement After Voting Against $1.5 Trillion Omnibus

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after voting against the $1.5 trillion omnibus funding bill: "With American families facing skyrocketing energy prices and the highest inflation in 40 years, Congress should not be passing a massive $1.5 trillion omnibus bill. Instead, we should be working through the committee process and using regular order so we can fund our priorities while finding savings," said Hoeven. "While we support provisions in the legislation, … Continue Reading


03.10.22

Hoeven, Colleagues Urge President Biden to Allow Transfer of Soviet-Era Fighter Aircraft from Poland to Ukraine

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today joined Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) in urging President Biden to allow the transfer of Soviet-era fighter aircraft from Poland to Ukraine. Ukraine has expressed the need for additional air power to help defend itself against Russia, and the senators are pressing the Biden administration to expedite additional assistance to the country, including aircraft. "Supporting Ukraine's fight for free… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Hoeven Press President Biden to End COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today joined Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) in pressing President Biden to end COVID-19 travel restrictions, including the pre-departure testing requirements for travel to the U.S. and masking requirements for domestic travelers. This comes as the Biden administration today announced that it would be extending the federal mask mandate for domestic travel an additional 30 days to April 18. The letter is the latest in Hoeven's efforts to push back on the … Continue Reading


03.10.22

Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Ban Oil and Gas Imports From Iran and Venezuela

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in introducing the Preempting Misguided Appeasement and Financing of Destabilizing Regimes Act to prohibit the U.S. from importing Iranian and Venezuelan crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products and liquified natural gas. "The Biden administration's willingness to do business with Iran and Venezuela is… Continue Reading


03.08.22

Hoeven Continues Efforts to End COVID Mandates, Meets with North Dakota Members of Freedom Convoy

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today after meeting with Jim Swartout of Williston, and other North Dakotans who are in Washington D.C. to participate in the Freedom Convoy. "Americans have the right to exercise their constitutionally protected freedoms of speech and assembly," said Hoeven. "The mandates that have been put in place by the Biden administration are government overreach. That's why we've been working to end the COVID mandates, and will continue to … Continue Reading


03.08.22

Hoeven Statement on Legislation to Reform USPS, Make It More Fiscally Responsible

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today helped pass the Postal Reform Act of 2022, legislation to reform the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), help address its financial losses and ensure reliable, high quality mail and parcel service across the nation, including in rural America. "We've worked to ensure USPS maintains reliable service throughout North Dakota and have consistently pressed the agency's leadership to invest in its facilities and personnel in our state," said Hoeven. "This legislation st… Continue Reading


03.08.22

Hoeven: Senate Passes Burial Equity for Guard and Reserves Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Burial Equity for Guard and Reserves Act. Hoeven introduced the bipartisan, bicameral legislation with Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) to make members of the National Guard and Reserve Component eligible for burial in state veterans' cemet… Continue Reading


03.08.22

Hoeven: Russian Energy Ban Important, but More Needs to be Done

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Biden administration announced that it is banning the importation of Russian oil. "This is an important step to help increase pressure on the Putin regime, but it's not enough," said Hoeven "We need to work with our allies to ensure Russia can't sell its oil elsewhere, and most importantly, the Biden admi… Continue Reading


03.08.22

Hoeven Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Ban Russian Energy Imports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today cosponsored bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced by Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to prohibit the importation of Russian crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and coal. In 2021, the United States imported an average of 670,000 barrels of oil and petroleum products from Russia p… Continue Reading


03.07.22

Hoeven Statement on Announced Retirement of ND Senator Ray Holmberg

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after North Dakota Senator Ray Holmberg announced that he will retire from the state legislature at the end of his current term. "Through more than four decades of service and leadership, Senator Holmberg has left his mark on Grand Forks and North Dakota, and we are better for it. In particular, he leveraged his role on the Senate Appropriations Committee to strengthen our institutions of higher education to benefit students … Continue Reading


03.04.22

Hoeven: We Need Pipeline Capacity to Get Natural Gas to Market, Supporting Both Economic and National Security

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven pressed the members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to provide certainty for developers of natural gas infrastructure so that consumers can see lower costs and the U.S. can unlock its vast natural gas resources to strengthen our energy independence and counter adversaries like Russia. The senator outlined two policies recently approved by the commission on partisan lin… Continue Reading


03.03.22

Hoeven Introduces American Energy Independence from Russia Act in the Senate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today led his Senate colleagues in introducing the American Energy Independence from Russia Act. This bicameral legislation takes immediate action to encourage increased U.S. production, including: Authorizes the construction and operation of the Keystone XL pipeline. Removes regulatory hurdles to increase liquefied natural gas exports. Prohibits any presidential moratoria on new energy leases. … Continue Reading

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