News Releases


Hoeven Urges President Biden to Include Red River Flood Protection in FY2022 Budget Request

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week urged President Biden to include permanent flood protection for the Red River Valley in his Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget request, which is expected to be released next month. Hoeven made the request during a bipartisan meeting he participated in on Monday to discuss infrastructure with the president. "We're urging the president to include this critical flood protection infrastructure in his budget request, as it would provide important certainty for t… Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses Dakota Access Pipeline with Biden

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline. Hoeven attended a bipartisan meeting on infrastructure with President Biden today and delivered to the President letters from North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and the Three Affiliated Tribes requesting consultation on the pipeline. Hoeven has made the case to the administration, including President Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, that the pipeline should remain in operatio… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Bipartisan Group Meet with President Biden on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after meeting with President Biden, along with a bipartisan group of former governors and mayors, to discuss infrastructure. Hoeven indicated that a bipartisan infrastructure bill is important and possible, but it needs to have a targeted focus on infrastructure and not raise taxes. The senator cited potential pay-fors, including user fees that account for electric vehicles, energy development on federal lands, and the leveraging … Continue Reading


ND Delegation Helps Secure Extension for Washburn to Utilize $1 Million PDM Grant for Water Intake Improvements

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline for the City of Washburn to utilize its $1 million Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant. The city had received the grant in 2019 to address reliability issues in its water supply that resulted from changing high and low flow conditions in the Missouri River, which have strained the city's water pump intake system. However,… Continue Reading


Hoeven Urges Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Nominee to Support North Dakota's Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, this week spoke with Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, nominee to be Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he outlined key priorities for North Dakota producers, including: Distributing assistance from the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program and the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) as soon as possible. Hoeve… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Deputy Secretary of Defense Confirms Commitment to Nuclear Modernization Efforts

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, this week spoke with Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks to secure her commitment for nuclear modernization efforts. Hoeven outlined the vital missions of the Minot Air Force Base in hosting two legs of the nuclear triad, and pressed Hicks to keep nuclear modernization efforts on schedule. Specifically, the senator urged the administration to fully fund nuclear modernization efforts in the President… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Environmental Protection Agency Awards $2.5 Million to North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2,514,478 to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ). Today's grant will be used to perform quality assurance programs and activities in North Dakota related to clean air and water as well as address needs related to waste, underground storage tanks and radon. "This funding will support the state's efforts to address… Continue Reading


Senators Hoeven, Bennet, Representatives Perlmutter, Long Introduce Truth in Buffalo Labeling Act

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Representatives Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) and Billy Long (R-Mo.) today introduced the Truth in Buffalo Labeling Act, legislation to prevent water buffalo products from being deceptively labeled as buffalo, which misleads consumers and negatively impacts the U.S. bison industry. The bipartisan bill provides the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with authority to ensure that products with water buffalo are marketed as "… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Funding to Valley Community Health Centers in Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,757,581 to Valley Community Health Centers in Grand Forks. Today's funding, available through a Health Center Cluster grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will help support health care services in the region. "Today's grant will help Valley Community Health Centers continue their efforts to pr… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Secure Funding to Bring Satellite Operations to Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - During a hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven advanced efforts with the Space Development Agency (SDA) to bring a new low-Earth orbit satellite mission to the Grand Forks Air Force Base. At the hearing, Hoeven confirmed with Barbara McQuiston, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, that SDA is working to stand up a satellite operations center in Grand Forks. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee,… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Research Funding to University of North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the National Institute on Aging, has awarded $1,230,093 to the University of North Dakota (UND). This new funding will be used to support research regarding aging as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. "This new grant will help support important research opportunities at UND by examining risk factors associated with aging," s… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity Workforce

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) this week joined Senators Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) in introducing bipartisan legislation to help attract, develop and retain highly-skilled cybersecurity professionals in the federal workforce. Agencies across the federal government face growing cyber threats, but struggle to hire qualified cybersecurity employees. Accordingly, the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act would create a civilian personnel rotation program fo… Continue Reading


Hoeven: USDA Awards $500,000 to NDSCS to Support Workforce Training for Local Meat Processors

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $500,000 to North Dakota State College of Science. Today's funding will be used to provide career and technical training to expand the meat processing workforce, with an emphasis on supporting small scale, local processors. "By expanding the capacity of local meat proc… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on DAPL Hearing

FARGO, ND - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after a U.S. District Court hearing today on the Dakota Access Pipeline: "The Dakota Access Pipeline is vital infrastructure that provides tremendous energy and economic benefits for our state and nation. DAPL has safely operated for nearly four years, providing essential access to market for Bakken crude, including substantial oil production from the Fort Berthold Reservation and the Three Affiliated Tribes. DAPL is key in ensuri… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Funding and Flexibility to Raise I-29, Advance Red River Control Structure and Keep Red River Valley Flood Protection Project on Schedule

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, joined by Senator Amy Klobuchar and Governor Doug Burgum, today announced that he has secured the funding and flexibility to enable the Army Corps of Engineers to raise I-29, advance the Red River Valley Control Structure and ensure that the permanent flood protection in the Red River Valley stays on schedule. Hoeven worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to bid the I-29 road raise portion of the project first, which will save money and keep the p… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Biden Executive Action on Guns

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on President Biden's executive action on guns: "We need to ensure that law-abiding Americans have the ability to defend themselves as provided under the Constitution. Infringing on the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens will not prevent violence. Instead, the administration should focus on fully enforcing the gun laws that are already on the books, and ensuring communities have resources to address mental healt… Continue Reading


Hoeven: EDA Awards $1 Million Grant to Develop Tech Accelerator in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded $1,079,646 to the City of Grand Forks and the Grand Forks Growth Fund, a Jobs Development Authority. This grant will be used to convert the former Grand Forks Herald building into a technology accelerator to assist startups in developing new innovations and bringing them to market. The senator urged EDA to make … Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Advance Efforts for New Sanford Hospital and Clinic at Former Sloulin Field Airport

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with Williston Mayor Howard Klug and Dr. Michael LeBeau, President and CEO of Sanford Health's Bismarck region, and other officials to discuss the redevelopment of Williston Square, the former Sloulin Field International Airport property. As a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured more than $114 million in federal funding to relocate and build the new Williston Basin Internationa… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Maintain America's Energy Leadership

TIOGA, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today held a roundtable discussion with local energy producers in western North Dakota to review ongoing developments in the region's energy industry and outline his efforts to maintain America's leadership in energy production. To this end, Hoeven is working to: Secure approval for WBI Energy's North Bakken Expansion Project from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Push back on th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Reviews Northern Border with Local Sheriffs

BOWBELLS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today reviewed operations along the northern border with Burke County Sheriff Shawn Brien, Divide County Sheriff Zachary Schroeder, Renville County Sheriff Roger Hutchinson, and other local law enforcement officials. The officials outlined the challenges of securing the northern border and preventing illegal border crossings and showed the senator the Short Creek Crossing, an area where the B… Continue Reading

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