News Releases

11.21.12

Statement of Senator John Hoeven on Thanksgiving Day 2012

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today gave the following statement wishing all North Dakotans a Happy Thanksgiving. "Today, as people from across our great state and nation join together with family, friends and loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, it is fitting that we pause and offer thanks for our many blessings. We remain especially grateful for the resilience and character of the American people and recall the spirit and strength of the Pilgrims and Native Americans who celebrate… Continue Reading


11.20.12

Hoeven: $18 Million in Disaster Recovery Grant Request for Minot's Downtown Reconstruction Project Approved by EDA Investment Review Committee

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today said Minot's $18 million grant request to the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) for the city's Imagine Downtown reconstruction project has been approved by the agency's Investment Review Committee. The senator said there is additional work to do before the grant is awarded, but the funds have now been set aside for Minot and represent a big part of the ambitious Imagine Downtown project. The $140 million Imagine Downtown project is a complex of … Continue Reading


11.19.12

Conrad, Hoeven, Dalrymple: North Dakota Key Contributor to U.S. Energy Independence

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Governor Jack Dalrymple today touted North Dakota's energy sector as a key contributor to securing U.S. energy independence, and said the state's energy sectors provide tremendous opportunities to create jobs and grow the economy. The North Dakota leaders welcomed national energy leaders to Bismarck State College's National Energy Center of Excellence for the Great Plains & EmPower ND Energy Expo, a day-long energy policy conference f… Continue Reading


11.19.12

Hoeven, Pryor Spearhead Letter Calling For Reevaluation of New Rules for National School Lunch Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota and Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas today asked U.S. Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to consider providing school districts with greater flexibility in implementing new rules for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The senators have received numerous correspondences from parents, school board members, superintendents, and other concerned community members expressing their frustration as the new rule is rol… Continue Reading


11.17.12

Hoeven Recognizes Adopted Families During National Adoption Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven is joining with members of Congress and the president to raise awareness about the importance of adoption in conjunction with nationwide push to recognize November as National Adoption Month and Nov. 17, 2012 as National Adoption Day. As part of his efforts to promote adoption, Hoeven participated in Voice for Adoption's Adoptive Family Portrait Project. Voice for Adoption is a national non-profit organization advocating on behalf of waiting children and a… Continue Reading


11.16.12

Hoeven, Baucus Lead Senators in Calling for Keystone XL Meeting with President

WASHINGTON, D.C. - North Dakota Senator John Hoeven and Montana's senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus led a bipartisan group of 18 senators today in calling for a meeting with President Obama to urge action on the Keystone XL Pipeline project. "The election is over, people want us to work together to create jobs, and one sure way we can create jobs right now is by moving forward with construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline," Baucus said. "We've spent more than four years producing studies and addre… Continue Reading


11.16.12

Thune Makes Good on Jackrabbit-Bison Wager with Hoeven; Wears NDSU Jersey

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) today presented Senator John Thune (R-SD) with a North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison jersey following the team's victory over the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Jackrabbits during Saturday's Dakota Marker Game. Senators Hoeven and Thune made a friendly wager on the outcome of the football game, with Hoeven agreeing to wear an SDSU Jackrabbits jersey in the event of a Bison loss, and Thune wearing an NDSU Bison jersey if South Dakota State lost… Continue Reading


11.11.12

Hoeven Thanks and Honors Veterans on Veterans Day

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today told groups of veterans, their families, friends and caregivers that the nation needs to honor and recognize the sacrifices of veterans in tangible ways, especially by helping to meet their post-service needs. Hoeven is a member of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee. "We set aside this one day every year, the 11th of November, to honor those, past and present, who have served our nation … Continue Reading


11.09.12

Hoeven, Thune Wager Team Jerseys for Saturday's Game

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and John Thune today announced that they have agreed to a friendly wager on the outcome of Saturday's Dakota Maker football game between North Dakota State University (NDSU) and South Dakota State University (SDSU). If North Dakota wins, Thune has agreed to wear for a day a NDSU Bison jersey, provided by Hoeven. In the event that South Dakota wins, Hoeven will wear an SDSU Jackrabbits jersey, provided by Thune. "I know Senator Thune will look just striking on … Continue Reading


11.09.12

Statement of Senator John Hoeven on Veterans Day 2012

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven will speak Sunday, Nov. 11 at United Patriotic Bodies' Veterans Day Ceremony as well as the annual Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Day Ceremony. In anticipation of the annual Veterans Day observance, Hoeven gave the following statement today to all veterans in North Dakota and across the nation. "We set aside this one day every year, the 11th of November, to honor those, past and present, who have served our nation in the most dedicated and demanding w… Continue Reading


11.09.12

Conrad, Hoeven, Dalrymple Unveil Agenda for 2012 Great Plains & Empower ND Energy Expo

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Governor Jack Dalrymple today announce the agenda for the Great Plains & EmPower ND Energy Expo. The day-long, premier energy conference will be held November 19, 2012, at Bismarck State College's National Energy Center of Excellence. The two Senators and Governor, in addition to Bismarck State College, KLJ, the Great Plains Energy Corridor and the North Dakota Department of Commerce will jointly host the conference. "As the second … Continue Reading


11.09.12

Hoeven Congratulates Minot AIr Force Base For Bringing Home Top Honors At Global Strike Challenge

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today congratulated the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base for winning several honors, including the coveted Blanchard Trophy, at the third-annual Global Strike Challenge. "Minot Air Force Base is home to some of our nation's best airmen and we're proud of their accomplishments at the Global Strike Challenge," said Hoeven. "These men and women work hard to keep our nation safe and secure. They take their missions seriously and train … Continue Reading


11.08.12

Hoeven Outlines New Legislation to Boost Energy Production at BEPC Annual Meeting

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today spoke at Basin Electric Power Cooperative's (BEPC) 2012 Annual meeting to brief company officials and employees on federal legislation he has introduced to help boost the energy industry. The theme for the event was "Up to the Challenge," and the senator spoke during the Legislative, Regulatory, and Community Report section of the meeting. "We in North Dakota have shown clearly that states can promote strong economic growth and job creation, while at t… Continue Reading


11.07.12

Hoeven, Aurora Elementary Students Honor Veterans and Military Families

WEST FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with West Fargo-based Aurora Elementary School students during an assembly held to discuss the meaning of Veterans Day and the importance of honoring America's military families, and especially the children of military service members. Today's ceremony is part of a nationwide effort led by the Armed Forces Foundation to designate the week prior to Veterans Day as Operation Caring Classroom as a way to teach students from across the country more ab… Continue Reading


11.05.12

Hoeven, State, Local Officials Cut Ribbon on West Fargo Main Avenue Project

WEST FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven was joined by state and city officials today to celebrate the opening of West Fargo's Main Avenue project, a 1.4-mile long section of roadway connecting West Fargo to Fargo. The infrastructure upgrade was prompted by increased traffic on the route owing to economic and population growth in both communities. The $10.1 million federal share comes from the state's $245 million Fiscal Year 2011 U.S. Department of Transportation funding, which Senator Hoeven w… Continue Reading


11.03.12

Hoeven Honors Deployment Guard Members, Families at Deployment Ceremony

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined the community in honoring members of a Bismarck-based North Dakota National Guard unit deploying soon for a mission in Afghanistan and Qatar. Hoeven commended the soldiers and their families for their service to the country and thanked them for their sacrifices at a send-off ceremony held in Bismarck. "The members of the 1919th Contingency Contracting Team are highly respected for their tremendous skill and especially their ability to provide t… Continue Reading


11.02.12

Hoeven Celebrates North Dakota's 123rd Birthday

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today congratulated North Dakota as the state marks its 123rd birthday. North Dakota became the country's 39th state when admitted to the Union in 1889. To help mark this significant milestone in the state's history, Hoeven encouraged citizens across North Dakota to pause to remember and celebrate North Dakota's proud heritage. "Today is an important milestone in North Dakota's history, and we have much to be grateful for," said Hoeven. "Since our state's fo… Continue Reading


11.02.12

Hoeven Nominates 10 Students for Military Academy Appointments

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven announced today that he has nominated 10 students for appointment to our nation's military academies. Hoeven awarded nominations to: Christine Baltezore of West Fargo and Kyson Smith of Minot for the U.S. Air Force Academy; Richard Brooks of Pembina for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Zachary Becker of Grand Forks, Dillon Bommersbach of Grand Forks and Tyler Young of Grand Forks for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; and Brian Anderson of Harvey, Taylor C… Continue Reading


11.01.12

Hoeven, Berg Host Senator John McCain at the University of North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg today hosted Arizona Senator John McCain for a tour of the University of North Dakota's Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) simulator training facility, flight and maintenance operations and UAS display adjacent to the Grand Forks Airport. McCain is Ranking Member on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee and a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The university and Grand Forks Air Force Base are workin… Continue Reading


10.31.12

Hoeven Brings Northrop Grumman Senior Executives to Grand Forks for Possible UAS Tech and Training Project

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today brought Northrop Grumman senior leadership to Grand Forks to see firsthand the opportunities Grand Forks and the region have to offer the company, which manufactures the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle. The project could form the nucleus of a new Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) technology complex linking the private sector and the Air Force Base the senator said. Hoeven and the Base Realignment Impact Committee's (BRIC) are working to promote a pr… Continue Reading

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