News Releases


Hoeven Announces More Than $920,000 to Address Emergency Housing Situation in Nelson County

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $922,100 to the Nelson County Housing Authority (NCHA). The funds, part of HUD's Capital Fund Emergency Grant program, will be used to remediate mold and repair housing properties. "This grant will help the Nelson County Housing Authority's efforts to remediate and prevent mold, as well as provide necessary repairs to resi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Cosponsors Bipartisan Resolution Condemning U.N. Interference in Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today cosponsored a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) objecting to the passage of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2334, a move that risks harm to Israel and complicates future negotiations in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "Israel is our closest natural ally in the Middle East. Unfortunately, the Obama administration allowed this anti-Israel resolution to pass at the United Nations Secur… Continue Reading


Hoeven Meets with Energy Secretary Nominee Rick Perry

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today met with former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has been nominated to serve as Secretary of the U.S Department of Energy (DOE). Hoeven highlighted North Dakota's energy leadership and the importance of reducing the regulatory burden on the nation's job creators and empowering energy development. The senator also invited Perry to North Dakota to see firsthand the state's efforts to develop both traditional and renewable energy, and work being done at the Univ… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Air Force Secretary's Visit to Minot Highlights Importance of Nuclear Mission

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said that U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James's visit to Minot Air Force Base underscores the importance of the nation's nuclear triad and the good work of the men and women at Minot Air Force Base. Hoeven met recently with Secretary James and discussed provisions in the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that support Minot's missions, including $18 million to start replacing the Huey helicopters used to secure the missile fie… Continue Reading


Hoeven Sworn in for Second Term as U.S. Senator for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today was sworn into office by Vice President Joseph Biden for his second term in the United States Senate. Hoeven took the oath of office before his wife Mikey, son Jack and daughter-in-law Kelly. In addition, the Senate Republican Conference today reported that the senator has been named to five key Senate committees: Appropriations; Energy and Natural Resources; Agriculture; Homeland Security and Indian Affairs. "It has been a tremendous honor to serve on be… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Nearly $200,000 in Awards for Rural North Dakota Communities to Attract Investment, Create Jobs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded two grants totaling $198,000 to the Lake Agassiz Regional Council, North Central Planning Council and the Souris Basin Planning Council. The investment awards will support the councils' work to develop and implement a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy to attract private capital investments and create job in the regions they se… Continue Reading


FAA Notifies Hoeven that Authorization for Beyond-Line-of-Sight Operability is Approved

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a certificate of authorization (COA) for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to oversee unmanned aircraft operations that go beyond the line of sight of the operator. The senator worked to secure approval of this request from the FAA. The North Dakota test site is the first in the nation to have such beyond-line-of-sight operability. This means the test site will be able to support the dev… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More than $1.9 Million in HUD Funding for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a total of $1,903,991 to organizations in North Dakota. The funds, part of HUD's Continuum of Care Program, support organizations and service programs working to end homelessness by serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. "All North Dakotans deserve access to safe, healthy housing, and today's funds wil… Continue Reading


Hoeven Brings USAF Chief of Staff to N.D. to See One-of-a-Kind Capabilities of Grand Forks Air Force Base, Grand Sky Tech Park

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today led a roundtable with U.S. Air Force (USAF) Chief of Staff General David Goldfein and officials from Grand Sky, the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) and the North Dakota University System (NDUS). Hoeven invited Goldfein to the state so he could see firsthand the unique capabilities offered by the base and Grand Sky Technology and Business Park, which are available nowhere else in the nation. "We're leading the way in UAS, creating a one-of-a-kind … Continue Reading


Hoeven-Manchin States-First Coal Ash Recycling Legislation Passes as Part of New Water Bill

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable to outline coal ash recycling legislation he and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) worked to pass as part of the new water development bill that Congress passed earlier this month. The legislation passed with bipartisan support and the backing of coal producing states because it enforces standards through state-led permit programs, rather than through costly and time-consuming lawsuits. "Our legislation will make it easier for coal ash to … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Administration's Stream Buffer Rule Doesn't Work for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, today released the following statement in response to the Administration's final Stream Buffer Rule, which fails to account for differences in mining practices across the United States. "The Administration's Stream Buffer Rule clearly won't work in North Dakota," said Hoeven. "Instead of working with states to allow flexibility based on the different mining practices used across the country, the Administration has contin… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Meeting Today with Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Senator John Hoeven today issued this statement following a meeting with Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault: "Today, Chairman Archambault and I met to discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline project and the ongoing protests in the area of construction. These protests have been very difficult for North Dakotans who live and work in the region, particularly for farmers and ranchers. They have also disrupted the lives of people who live and work in surrounding commu… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Extension of Sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement following the enactment of the Iran Sanctions Extension Act, which extends sanctions on Iran through 2026. "We are committed to our Middle Eastern allies, especially Israel, which is why I continue to support efforts to curtail Iran's attempts to destabilize the region. Sanctions remain one of the most effective ways to address Iranian belligerence. Congress originally passed legislation in 1996 requiring the President to … Continue Reading


Hoeven: WTO Compliance Case Against China to Level Playing Field for N.D. Wheat, Corn Producers

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today said he fully backs U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman bringing another compliance case against China in the World Trade Organization (WTO) for failing to meet market access obligations for American wheat, corn and rice. It's the second case the USTR has taken against China this year. In September, the United States filed a separate compliance case against China for over-subsidizing its domestic crops. "In September, I offered my support to th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to support Comprehensive Efforts to Prevent & Treat Opioid Addiction

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted a roundtable with the Fargo metro area's Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction to outline his work to combat the growing issue of opioid abuse in North Dakota. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) identified the state as one of 14 that experienced a statistically significant increase in drug overdose deaths between 2013 and 2014, from 20 to 43, respectively, and the Fargo region has experienced 20 known overdose deaths this year alone. Hoeven heard f… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on the Obama Administration's Refusal to Send Additional Law Enforcement Help for DAPL Protests

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice refused to provide Morton County with additional law enforcement personnel as they requested again earlier this week. The DOJ also notified the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation today that it will not approve an application for funding submitted under the Byrne Grant program, which is administered by the DOJ: "The Obama administration again declined our request for both law en… Continue Reading


Hoeven: NDAA Strengthens Minot Air Force Base Missions

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable meeting with Minot military and community leaders to outline provisions he worked to secure in the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that will support the missions at Minot Air Force Base (MAFB). The bill authorizes funding to begin replacing the Huey helicopters, research and develop the next generation of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), continue upgrades and modernization to the B-52 bomber and devel… Continue Reading


Hoeven Highlights End-of-Year Legislative Accomplishments in Meeting with Golden Kiwanis Club

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today met with members of the Golden Kiwanis Club of Minot to highlight important provisions for North Dakota he worked to include in the recent year-end legislation Congress passed. "We worked hard to pass legislation to support our military, combat the opioid epidemic and enable reservoir permit holders to stay on their land," Hoeven said. "In the National Defense Authorization Act, we included measures to mak… Continue Reading


Senate Coalition Highlights Value of America's Nuclear Missiles

WASHINGTON - The Senate Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Coalition released a white paper today calling on the next administration and Congress to support the modernization of the missiles that form the land-based leg of the U.S. nuclear triad. The bipartisan Coalition, which includes senators from several states associated with the Air Force's ICBM mission, recommended that the next administration and Congress make nuclear deterrence the highest priority mission of the Department of D… Continue Reading


Hoeven Hosts Roundtable to Outline Legislation Enabling Lake Tschida Homeowners to Remain on Lots, Limiting Fees for Reservoirs Permits

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable with Lake Tschida homeowners to outline legislation he authored that enables them to remain on their lots, and limits fee increases for permittees on Lake Tschida, Patterson Lake and Jamestown Reservoir. The provisions were passed by Congress late Friday as part of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act. Hoeven was joined by Senator Heidi Heitkamp, who helped pass the legislation in the Senate, and Congressman Kevin C… Continue Reading

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