News Releases

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


10.30.12

Hoeven Names Cameron Western ND Field Representative

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today named Jon Cameron to provide constituent services to residents of western North Dakota. Cameron will be based in Williston and will serve western counties, including the communities of Dickinson, Belfield, Killdeer, Watford City, Stanley, New Town, Crosby and Tioga. The new office will help the Senator assist constituents, businesses and community leaders as they address infrastructure needs and other challenges in this rapidly growing area. Oil produ… Continue Reading


10.29.12

Hoeven, City, State Officials Cut Ribbon on DiverCity, New Housing Development For Energy Industry Workers

GRAFTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, company officials and state and city leaders today cut the ribbon on Diverse Energy Systems new employee housing development, DiverCity, located in Grafton. Diverse Energy Systems is an energy services company that builds and services systems from wellhead to pipeline for the oil and gas industry in the Bakken oil fields. Hoeven this summer introduced the Empower States Act in the U.S. Senate. The legislation will give states primacy in regulating hydraulic … Continue Reading


10.27.12

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

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined the community in honoring about 30 North Dakota Army National Guard soldiers who are deploying soon for a yearlong mission in Cuba. Hoeven presented the soldiers with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol to take with them as a reminder of the community's support during their mission. He commended the soldiers, who serve in the 191st Military Police Company, and their families for their service to the country and thanked them for their sacrifices at a … Continue Reading


10.26.12

Delegation Honors Service Members, Families at Day of the Deployed Ceremony in Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg today honored the nation's deployed service members and their families for their courage and commitment to country at the 7th Annual State and 2nd Annual National Day of the Deployed ceremony at Bismarck State College. The ceremony was broadcast live across the U.S. as well as to North Dakota National Guard members deployed to Afghanistan. "Our men and women in uniform willingly answer the call to serve our nation. We are extremely … Continue Reading


10.24.12

Delegation Encourages North Dakotans To Honor Service Members, Families on Day of the Deployed

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad and Congressman Rick Berg today encouraged North Dakotans to honor the nation's deployed service members and their families with Day of the Deployed activities and ceremonies on Oct. 26. The U.S. Senate recently passed a Hoeven-introduced resolution to honor the nation's deployed service members and designate Oct. 26, 2012 as the Day of the Deployed. The resolution calls on Americans to reflect on the sacrifices of the nation's deployed serv… Continue Reading


10.24.12

Delegation Announces American Airlines Nonstop Service Between Fargo and Dallas-Fort Worth

FARGO, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad and Congressman Rick Berg today announced that American Airlines is adding daily, nonstop regional jet service between Fargo and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) beginning in Feb. 14, 2013. Dallas-Fort Worth is the second most traveled city for American from Fargo, behind only Chicago. The new flight will eliminate the need for travelers to connect through Chicago to Dallas-Fort Worth. To implement the new flights, the Fargo Airport Authority is using a… Continue Reading


10.23.12

Hoeven, Conrad, Berg, Dalrymple Announce Implementation of More Reasonable Effective Date for Purchase of Flood Insurance on Missouri River Last Year

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad, Congressman Rick Berg and Governor Jack Dalrymple today announced that the new 5-year National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) reauthorization bill they worked to pass this summer is ensuring that homeowners in Bismarck, Mandan and other Missouri River communities who bought flood insurance to protect their property during last year's flooding are covered for damages. Many residents prudently purchased flood insurance policies last year to p… Continue Reading


10.23.12

Hoeven Tours Site of Bucyrus Fire, Speaks with Mayor, Residents

BUCYRUS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven was in Bucyrus Sunday to tour damage from the recent wild fire that swept through the town last week. The senator spoke with Mayor Jim Schaf and residents of the southwestern North Dakota town to offer assistance and thank responders. Bucyrus lost 27 structures, including four homes in the blaze. Firefighters from more than a dozen surrounding communities, as well as local farmers and other volunteers, responded to the fires in an outpouring of support. The s… Continue Reading


10.19.12

Hoeven Welcomes Fall Interns to Washington, D.C., Bismarck, and Fargo Offices

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that four students will intern with his Washington, D.C., Bismarck and Fargo offices this fall. The interns will work with the senator and his staff on legislative, communication and administrative projects. "We are happy to welcome this talented group of young North Dakotans as interns. They have already impressed us with their strong work ethic and passion for North Dakota," said Hoeven. "During their internship experience, these students will … Continue Reading


10.18.12

Hoeven Outlines New Proposed Energy Legislation, Transportation Funding Bill Passed By Congress

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today spoke at the N.D. Association of Oil and Gas Counties Annual Meeting to outline Senate legislation he is working on to promote domestic energy production, reduce energy costs and help make the nation energy independent, as well as the new transportation bill passed by Congress this summer, which is helping to build vital infrastructure across North Dakota. The Domestic Energy and Jobs Act and Empower States Act will help to create more energy with bett… Continue Reading


10.18.12

Hoeven Marks Completion of Devils Lake Water Supply Project

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the completion of the Devils Lake water supply project, a $19 million comprehensive municipal water system the city has built in partnership with the federal and state government. Although unable to attend due to a previously-scheduled obligation, Hoeven congratulated city official on this accomplishment. The project was necessitated by the expansion of Devils Lake, which has risen by about 30 feet and quadrupled in size since 1993. The new s… Continue Reading


10.18.12

Hoeven, City, State Officials Celebrate Completion of Minot’s 55th St. Northeast Bypass, First Leg of Larger Project

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven was joined by state and city officials today to celebrate the opening of Minot's new 55th Street Northeast Bypass, a seven-mile long stretch of highway that will help reduce traffic congestion and support intermodal shipping for the growing city. Hoeven worked to secure a total of $20 million in U.S. Department of Transportation funding for the $26.4 million project. That included $14.13 million in competitive Tiger II grant funding, which Hoeven worked to make… Continue Reading


10.16.12

Hoeven Marks National Women's Small Business Month at ND Center for Technology and Business

BISMARCK, N.D. - U.S. Senator John Hoeven today spoke at the North Dakota Center for Technology and Business (CTB) Women's Business Summit to mark National Women's Small Business Month and to honor North Dakota's women entrepreneurs for their contributions to the state's dynamic economy. According to the 2007 U.S. Census, almost 25 percent of North Dakota businesses-more than 15,000-are owned by women and contributed more than $1.86 billion to the state's economy. "In North Dakota, we've worked… Continue Reading

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