News Releases

03.19.19

Hoeven Secured Funds to Restart UND's Army ROTC Cadet Flight Training Program

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today marked the return of the Army Flight Training program at the University of North Dakota (UND). The program provides scholarships to 15 Army ROTC cadets per year, covering the costs of flight training. UND originally operated the program for 30 years, until its funding ceased in 2010. Hoeven secured $4 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 for the Army to again use flight schools like UND to train… Continue Reading


03.15.19

Hoeven: Air Force Secretary & Chief of Staff Confirm Importance of Modernizing Nuclear Triad, Developing Pilot Training and Arctic Mission

WASHINGTON - At a Senate Defense Appropriations Committee hearing this week, Senator John Hoeven reviewed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget with U.S. Air Force (USAF) Secretary Heather Wilson and USAF Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, who confirmed the importance of updating the nation's nuclear forces, developing pilot training programs and advancing the Arctic mission. Hoeven is working to modernize the nuclear triad, which is vital to Minot Air Force Base, and to support both pilot training … Continue Reading


03.14.19

Hoeven Statement After Voting Against Resolution of Disapproval for President's National Emergency

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today after voting against a resolution of disapproval. "Border security is vital to our national security, which is why I voted against the resolution of disapproval for President Trump's national emergency declaration," said Hoeven. "I believe the President has the authority under current law to declare a national emergency, and given the situation at the southern border - both with security issues and the humanitarian crisis - … Continue Reading


03.13.19

Hoeven Meets with President to Advance USMCA, Trade Negotiations with China

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today met with the President at the White House to help advance consideration of the U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and to encourage the Administration to finalize trade negotiations with China. Today's meeting continues Hoeven's ongoing efforts to ensure the administration resolves trade negotiations as soon as possible, providing certainty and bet… Continue Reading


03.12.19

Hoeven: EPA Issues Proposed Regulations Allowing E15 to be Sold Year-Round, Promoting Transparency & Stability in RIN Market

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule to extend the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver to include gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) on a year-round basis as well as to promote transparency and stability in the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) market. Today's announcement aligns with the President's executive order from last fall that directed the EPA to advance these pri… Continue Reading


03.12.19

Hoeven: President Signs Bipartisan Lands Package into Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after President Donald J. Trump signed into law bipartisan legislation to improve federal and state public lands management, transfer lands to state and local control to support economic development and increase access to outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing. As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, Hoeven worked to ensure the bill included the following priorities for North Dakota… Continue Reading


03.12.19

Hoeven: U.S. Projected to be World's Largest Oil Exporter, Due in Part to Shale Oil Revolution in States Like North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Rystad Energy released a report projecting that the U.S. is likely to be the world's largest exporter of oil, natural gas liquids and petroleum products, surpassing Saudi Arabia and Russia by the third quarter of this year. In addition, the nation is set to export more energy than it imports in 2020, the first time since 1953, according to a recent report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). "North Dakota … Continue Reading


03.11.19

Hoeven Statement Honoring Farmers and Ranchers At Start of National Ag Week

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement honoring the start of National Ag Week.“This week especially, we highlight and recognize farmers and ranchers who work hard in North Dakota and across the nation to ensure we have the highest quality, lowest cost food supply in the world. Agriculture affects each person in this country, multiple times a day, and it’s … Continue Reading


03.11.19

Hoeven Statement on President's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement regarding the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget request: "The President's budget proposal provides strong support for our national security, including continuing our efforts to rebuild our nation's military and important resources to secure our borders. At the same time, it prioritizes caring for our veterans and investing in our nation's infrastructure. These are important priorities for our country. "As chairman of… Continue Reading


03.11.19

Hoeven: President's Budget Includes $150 Million in Corps Funding for P3 Projects Like Red River Valley Flood Protection Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget request includes $150 million in funding for a new Army Corps of Engineers account for public-private partnership (P3) projects like the Red River Valley Flood Protection Project. The Corps created the account as a result of legislation Hoeven passed that directed the Corps to develop a policy on how to evaluate P3s and incorporate them into the budget. Further information regarding the Fargo-Moorh… Continue Reading


03.08.19

Hoeven Cosponsors Legislation to Deter Illegal and Unsolicited Robocalls

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today announced that he has cosponsored the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, legislation introduced by Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) to help deter illegal and unsolicited robocalls. The legislation aligns with a resolution passed by the North Dakota House of Representatives calling for a solution to the unwanted calls. "These calls are not merely an annoyance, but they can be attempts to d… Continue Reading


03.07.19

Hoeven: Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Nomination of Peter Welte

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Peter Welte to serve as the U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota. "Given his qualifications and strong record of upholding the rule of law, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Peter's nomination today," said Hoeven. "Now that we've secured committee approval for both Peter's nomination to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge and Drew Wrigley to be U.S. Attor… Continue Reading


03.07.19

Hoeven, Cramer Congratulate North Dakota Students Selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer today welcomed Preeti Chemiti of West Fargo and Hanna Johnson of Colfax to Washington, D.C. The students have been selected to serve as delegates for the United States Senate Youth Program's (USSYP) 57th annual Washington Week, which is taking place this week in the nation's capital. The program brings students from across the country to Washington, D.C. to participate in an intensive week-long study of the United States government. Each st… Continue Reading


03.06.19

Hoeven Presses BOR Regional Administrator to Account for Depreciated Value of Oakes Test Area When Issuing Cost Estimate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently spoke with Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Regional Administrator Mike Black, pressing him to account for the depreciated value of the Oakes Test Area when providing a cost estimate to the Dickey-Sargent Irrigation District. Hoeven stressed that the price of the 32 year-old facility should reflect the present state of the infrastructure, as well as its overbuilt size and increased maintenance costs, and that BOR should be transparent in justifying the cost. … Continue Reading


03.05.19

Hoeven Statement in Remembrance of Retired Maj. Gen. Darrol Schroeder

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in remembrance of North Dakota Air National Guard Maj. Gen. Darrol Schroeder, who passed away earlier this week: "Darrol was a tremendous North Dakotan, who demonstrated his dedication to his family, community and our state and nation throughout his life," said Hoeven. "In addition to his decades-long military career in the Air Force and Air Guard, he made significant contributions to his community. This includes his co-found… Continue Reading


03.05.19

Hoeven: Assistant Secretary of the Army Approves PPA Renegotiation for Red River Valley Flood Protection with Increased Federal Participation of $750 Million

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that R.D. James, the Assistant Secretary of the Army (ASA) for Civil Works, has approved the renegotiation of the Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) for comprehensive flood protection in the Red River Valley. Further, James directed the Army Corps to increase the federal participation in the project to $750 million, up from $450 million. The full memorandum approving the changes to the PPA can be found here. This will help to both secure future … Continue Reading


03.04.19

Hoeven: NDSU Bison Honored at the White House, U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after honoring the 7-time FCS National Champion North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison at the White House and U.S. Capitol today. Following the Bison's visit to the White House with the President, Hoeven hosted the team on Capitol Hill for a luncheon and tour of the U.S. Capitol. "Between the White House and Capitol Hill, we held a full day of celebrating the NDSU Bison's tremendous accomplishments," Hoeven said. "The players… Continue Reading


03.01.19

Hoeven Statement on WTO Ruling Against China

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement after the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled this week that China's price supports for wheat and other grains are in violation of WTO rules. "This ruling by the WTO is good news for our producers," said Hoeven. "The WTO ruling found that China's price supports for grains, including wheat, have distorted the market and… Continue Reading


03.01.19

Hoeven: NDSU Bison Football Team to Visit White House, U.S. Capitol on March 4

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison are scheduled to visit the White House and U.S. Capitol on March 4. The team will be honored by the President at the White House that morning. Following the Bison's visit to the White House, the team will head to Capitol Hill, where the senator will host a luncheon for the team, followed by a tour of the U.S. Capitol. "Not only are the Bison the reigning FCS national champions, but they have wo… Continue Reading


03.01.19

Hoeven Presses Perdue on Importance of Trade Agreements, Commodity Purchases as Negotiations Continue

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven pressed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on the importance of securing better trade deals for the nation's farmers and ranchers. The senator stressed that agriculture producers need trade certainty, and as negotiations continue, the administration should push for further commodity purchases. In response, Perdue highlighted China's commitment last week to purchase an additional 10 million metric tons … Continue Reading

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