News Releases

05.03.12

Hoeven: Alliance, Aux Sable Working on Pipeline Project to Capture More Natural Gas, Reduce Flaring in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today said Alliance Pipeline is making progress on a new natural gas pipeline to connect the Tioga gas plant and surrounding wells to the Alliance mainline near Sherwood, North Dakota. The new system, the Tioga Lateral, will help to reduce flaring in the state and has an initial design capacity of approximately 120,000 Mcf/day. The liquids-rich natural gas will be shipped onward to the Aux Sable Liquids Products gas processing plant in Illinois and an Allianc… Continue Reading


05.01.12

Hoeven Brings NRCS Chief to ND to Find Fair, Workable Guidelines for Designating Wetlands on Farms and Ranches

WEST FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White and leaders of North Dakota's agriculture and commodity groups to discuss fair and workable guidelines for designating wetlands on North Dakota farms and ranches. Hoeven invited White to North Dakota to receive input from the state's agriculture leaders on a regional policy for wetlands determinations. Producers have shared concerns with Senator Hoeven that implementation of wetl… Continue Reading


04.29.12

Hoeven Honors Deploying Guard Members, Families at Send-Off Ceremony

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined the community in honoring members of a Williston-based North Dakota National Guard unit deploying soon for a mission in Afghanistan. Hoeven commended the soldiers and their families for their service to the country and thanked them for their sacrifices at a send-off ceremony at the Bismarck Civic Center. "The members of the 818th Engineer Company deserve our thanks and praise," Hoeven said. "These soldiers represent the best of our state, and we… Continue Reading


04.27.12

Hoeven Congratulates Ed Schafer on Service to State and Nation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today congratulated former governor and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer, whose official portrait was unveiled today at USDA headquarters during a ceremony honoring the North Dakotan's service to the nation. Schafer was the 29th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and served during the final year of the George W. Bush administration. He also served as governor of North Dakota between 1992 and 2000. Schafer was introduced by former North Dakota Fir… Continue Reading


04.26.12

Hoeven: Senate Agriculture Bill Provides Both Good Support For Farmers and Deficit Reduction

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee's 2012 Farm Bill has the safety net farmers and ranchers need to continue feeding and fueling our nation, while saving $23 billion to help address the country's budget deficit. The measure was passed out of committee today by a vote of 16 to 5. "Good farm policy benefits every single American in this country," Hoeven said. "The bill we passed out of committee today will strengthen our farm sector and support North… Continue Reading


04.26.12

Hoeven: Tony Clark Approved by Senate Energy Committee for FERC Appointment

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Tony Clark has been approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for appointment to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Hoeven, a member of the committee, has been working to secure and gain approval for Clark's nomination, which now goes to the full Senate for approval. "Tony Clark is one step closer to a seat on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where he will pr… Continue Reading


04.25.12

Hoeven Statement on Passage of the 21st Century Postal Service Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after passage this afternoon of the 21st Century Postal Service Act in the U.S. Senate. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 62 to 37: "This afternoon the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill that will help solve the financial challenges facing the United States Postal Service. It will ensure that universal service continues for the American people, while encouraging innovation and more market-based practices. It will als… Continue Reading


04.25.12

Delegation Makes the Case for North Dakota as a UAS Test Range Site

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven, Congressman Rick Berg and Governor Jack Dalrymple today made the case to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that North Dakota is well equipped to serve as a testing ground for future UAS development and training, including integrating UAS activity into the National Airspace System. In a letter to Michael P. Huerta, the Acting Administrator for the FAA, the delegation cited North Dakota's relatively unencumbered air space, low population … Continue Reading


04.24.12

Hoeven Meets with Director of Indian Health Services to Address Health and Social Service Issues for Spirit Lake Nation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today met with Director of Indian Health Services (IHS) Dr. Yvette Roubideaux to address concerns surrounding social services for the Spirit Lake Nation. The actions come following a letter of concern from Michael R. Tilus, PsyD, MP, Director of Behavioral Health at the Spirit Lake Health Center to Sue Settle, Chief of the Division of Human Services for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Dr. Roubideaux indicated that she and officials of the Bureau of Indian Affairs… Continue Reading


04.24.12

Hoeven Named to U.S. Senate-House Transportation Conference Committee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today was named to the joint U.S. Senate-House Transportation conference committee charged with reconciling the Senate and House versions of the surface transportation reauthorization bill. The House version includes two key provisions Hoeven introduced in the Senate: the Keystone XL pipeline bill and the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, which will recycle coal ash. "Working on the conference committee will provide an opportunity to help pass a strong s… Continue Reading


04.20.12

Hoeven Hosts Klobuchar for North Dakota Oil Patch Tour

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today hosted Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) for a visit to Western North Dakota's oil patch to show how the state is advancing oil and gas development in the region, as well as to underscore the community's infrastructure needs. Hoeven said he wants to enlist her support for continued energy development and to address the infrastructure challenges communities are facing as a result. "North Dakota has created a dynamic energy industry across all se… Continue Reading


04.19.12

Hoeven, Conrad Press Senate Leadership on Proposed Cancellation of C-27J Program

WASHINGTON - In a letter to U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin and Ranking Member John McCain, Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad today made a strong case for retaining the Air Force's C-27J program and ensuring that the North Dakota Air National Guard continue to have a flying mission. Representative Rick Berg sent a similar letter to House leadership. "We hope that you will use the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prevent the Air Force from… Continue Reading


04.19.12

House Bill Includes Keystone XL Pipeline Project, And Now Hoeven-Sponsored Coal Ash Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives late Wednesday creates real opportunities for a U.S. Senate-House conference committee to pass the Keystone XL pipeline bill, and also legislation he sponsored to recycle coal ash, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act. Hoeven said the coal recycling measure is a good fit for the transportation bill because coal residuals are recycled and used as a construction material to build roads, helping … Continue Reading


04.18.12

Hoeven Joins North Dakotans to Present Handmade Walking Sticks to Veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Mayor Dan Stenvold of Park River, N.D. to present handmade walking sticks, made by Dennis and Phyllis Enger of Park River, to U.S. service members recovering from amputations at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. During the past several years, the North Dakotans have presented more than 650 of the handmade walking sticks to amputees at Walter Reed. Today, Hoeven participated in presenting an additional 50 walking sticks to service member… Continue Reading


04.17.12

Hoeven Welcomes Bobcat Co. Bismarck Expansion, Innovation Center Announcement

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today welcomed today's announcement by West Fargo-based Bobcat Corp. and Menlo Worldwide Logistics that the companies will expand operations at Bobcat's Bismarck Manufacturing Support Center (MSC) to begin manufacturing compact attachments for its equipment. The company also announced plans to acquire additional land at the Northern Plains Commerce Center (NPCC), to create an Innovation Center for product development and testing. Senator Hoeven traveled to Sout… Continue Reading


04.12.12

Hoeven: Free Trade Agreement Opens Doors in Colombia For North Dakota Businesses

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined the U.S. Commercial Service, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and industry leaders to kick off planning for a fall 2012 trade mission to Colombia. Hoeven said the catalyst for the mission, a new free trade agreement with Colombia he worked to help pass in Congress, will create valuable opportunities for North Dakota agricultural machinery and aviation manufacturers, as well as North Dakota food companies. The U.S.-Colombia free trade agre… Continue Reading


04.11.12

Hoeven, Community Leaders Dedication Oxbow Land Acquistion

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined community leaders at the Missouri/Yellowstone Confluence Visitor Center to dedicate the final tract of the Big Oxbow land acquisition and mark the successful completion of efforts to protect the viewshed at the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers. "Today's celebration reflects the foresight and generosity of the many North Dakotans who recognized the importance of protecting the confluence area of these important rivers," said Ho… Continue Reading


04.11.12

Hoeven Holds Farm Bill Forum For Western ND Producers

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today gathered agricultural producers from Western North Dakota for a forum to brief them on the current status of the farm bill in the U.S. Senate and to gather additional input from them as work continues to reauthorize farm programs. Hoeven serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture. Participating in the event were members of the Stockmen's Association, North Dakota Farm Bureau, Farmers Union, Grain… Continue Reading


04.10.12

Hoeven Outlines Domestic Fuels Act of 2012 in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today outlined his domestic fuels legislation at a Petro Serve USA service station in Fargo. The act is a bipartisan measure he introduced in the U.S. Senate that takes a market-based, no-cost approach to make available more domestic energy, increase competition, foster greater sales of all types of fuels, and provide more choices and lower prices at the pump for consumers. Cosponsors of the bill include Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Mike … Continue Reading


04.10.12

Hoeven: EERC, Pratt & Whitney Creating New Technology to Drive Energy Production with Better Stewardship

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined officials from the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Inc. (PWR) and other leaders to commission a commercial-scale prototype feed pump system that will help pave the way for more efficient and cleaner gasification of solid fuels, including coal and biomass. Hoeven said the new energy prototype, which is a collaboration between the public-sector, private-sector and higher education, demonstrat… Continue Reading

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