News Releases

02.15.12

ND Leaders Review Strategy to Raise DL Rail Line

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg today met with the leaders of Amtrak and BNSF Railway to review plans to raise a rail line in the Devils Lake basin that is threatened by floodwaters. "Time is of the essence here. The rising waters of Devils Lake continue to threaten this rail line and bridges near Churchs Ferry. As a result, passenger service on the Amtrak Empire Builder line is at risk. A flooded line would cause Amtrak to reroute trains which wo… Continue Reading


02.14.12

Hoeven Seeks to Attach Keystone Legislation to Highway Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today spoke on the U.S. Senate floor on the importance of the Keystone XL pipeline to the country's energy independence and job creation, describing it as "vital infrastructure that's very much needed by our country." Hoeven filed an amendment yesterday to attach legislation approving the Keystone XL project to an important transportation authorization bill. "Whether you measure it by jobs, whether you measure it by energy security for this nation - really, … Continue Reading


02.13.12

Hoeven Statement on President Obama's Budget Released Today

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement in response to the budget President Barack Obama released earlier today: "The budget that the president released today does not adequately respond to the country's needs. Under his budget, our national debt continues to rise over the next 10 years, from $15 trillion to $26 trillion. That is on top of the increase from $10 trillion to $15 trillion we saw during his three years in office. "Rather than address this challeng… Continue Reading


02.10.12

Hoeven Calls on Egyptian Government to Free Fargo Native, All American Detainees

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today in a pointed letter to Egyptian ambassador to the United States Sameh Shoukry demanded that the Egyptian government release North Dakota native Staci Haag and 19 other Americans working for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. Haag and the others are now threatened with trial in Egyptian courts for promoting democracy and human rights. Hoeven had planned to make the demand in person to an Egyptian military delegation he was scheduled to meet wit… Continue Reading


02.10.12

Hoeven Meets With Corps, Fish and Wildlife Service Officials on Flood Management for Souris River Basin

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today met with officials of the Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to discuss comprehensive flood management for the Souris River Basin. Specifically, the senator asked agency officials to provide a timely evaluation of the feasibility of increasing water storage capacity on Lake Darling as part of a larger approach to flood mitigation in Minot and the river valley. Hoeven said a comprehensive flood protection plan should include several… Continue Reading


02.08.12

Delegation Announces Nearly $2 Million for Minot Sewer Project

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg today announced that $1.9 million has been allocated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support the upgrade and expansion of the City of Minot sewer system. Local officials have stressed the importance of the project both to Minot's recovery from last year's flood and to handling the increase in population that has accompanied the energy boom in western North Dakota. "This infrastructure project is a key building b… Continue Reading


02.08.12

Delegation Announces More Than $10 Million for Garrison Diversion Water Project

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg today announced that $10.9 million in federal funding has been allocated by the U.S. Department of Interior to the Garrison Diversion Unit (Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program) in an effort to repair and upgrade water storage reservoirs. "Clean, safe drinking water is vital to any community. This funding will allow the Spirit Lake Tribe to replace an aging storage reservoir with a new system that will provide a reliable… Continue Reading


02.08.12

Hoeven Cosponsors Legislation to Protect Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven is cosponsoring legislation that would protect the rights of religious institutions to provide insurance or services that align with their guiding values and deeply held beliefs. This bill would reverse the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Jan. 20 mandate to require employers, including most faith-based institutions, to provide insurance coverage for contraception, abortifacients and sterilization. "The Administration's refusal to exempt faith-base… Continue Reading


02.08.12

Delegation Congratulates North Dakota Students Named Top Volunteers

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad and Congressman Rick Berg today announced that Hope Reis of Bismarck and Taytum Jones of Minot have been named North Dakota's top youth volunteers for 2012 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. As the state honorees, Prudential will award Reis and Jones each with $1,000, an engraved medallion, and a trip to Washington, D.C., where they will be recognized, along with youth volunteers from across the country, for their service to their c… Continue Reading


02.07.12

Hoeven: Canadian Prime Minister in China to Sell Oil

WASHINGTON - On the Senate floor today, Senator John Hoeven said Congress must act on the Keystone XL pipeline or risk losing Canadian oil to China. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a delegation of Canadian energy leaders are meeting this week with Chinese leaders to bolster the energy and trade relationship between the two nations. This trip comes on the heels of the Obama Administration's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, a project which the Administration reviewed for more than… Continue Reading


02.07.12

Hoeven Contacts ADM to Discuss Options for Walhalla Plant

WASHINGTON - Following Archer Daniels Midland's (ADM) announcement today that ADM plans to close its Walhalla ethanol facility in April, Senator John Hoeven called on a senior company official to work with private investors and state and local developers to help keep the plant operating under new ownership if possible. The senator spoke with Shannon Herzfeld, ADM Vice President, who committed to work with the state on the transition process. Hoeven asked about the company's plans to provide fo… Continue Reading


02.06.12

Hoeven: Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill Advances North Dakota Aviation Interests

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said Senate passage of a long-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill supports North Dakota's aviation interests, including growing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations and ensuring reliable air service in North Dakota. The legislation includes an amendment, introduced by Hoeven and Senator Kent Conrad, that directs the FAA to work with the military to integrate UAS into the National Airspace (NAS). Hoeven's amendment instruct… Continue Reading


02.04.12

Hoeven Honors North Dakota Purple Heart Recipient Russell Ouart

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined local, state and National Guard officials at a ceremony to present Rusty Ouart, a North Dakota Iraq War veteran, with the Purple Heart, a decoration awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces who are wounded or killed in combat. Hoeven released the following statement in honor of Ouart. "Rusty made tremendous sacrifices defending our nation and was injured while protecting our freedoms. This Purple Heart is well-deserved recognition for his work … Continue Reading


02.03.12

Dalrymple, Hoeven Meet With Premier Wall to Advance Greater Flood Protection in the Souris River Basin

BISMARCK, N.D. - Governor Jack Dalrymple and Senator John Hoeven advanced the need for greater flood protection in the Souris River Basin during a meeting today with Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall in Regina. Hoeven and Dalrymple have continued on-going talks with Wall and other Canadian officials to gain operational changes at three Canadian dams for greater short-term and long-term flood protection in the Souris River Basin. Saskatchewan officials said they have lowe… Continue Reading


02.03.12

Hoeven: American Legion Fosters State's Deep Patriotism

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today said the American Legion's work to aid North Dakota veterans and their families contribute to a deep and abiding patriotism throughout the state. The senator was speaking during the organization's winter conference. "North Dakota is honored to be home to so many veterans and their families. It's a great place to live, work, and raise a family, and we're proud of that. It's also a great place for veterans, old and new, to seek the support they need, th… Continue Reading


02.03.12

Hoeven Cosponsors, Senate Passes Amendment to End Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Executive Bonuses

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven cosponsored an amendment to ensure better stewardship of taxpayer dollars and prohibit bonuses for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives. The Senate approved the amendment, which was introduced by Senator John McCain, by voice vote late Thursday. Hoeven has been working to stop the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) from issuing bonuses to senior executives, in light of a November report that found the agency had approved more than $12 million in bonus pay f… Continue Reading


01.31.12

Hoeven: Bipartisan Coalition of Lawmakers Propose TRIP Bonds as Cost-Effective Way to Fund Transportation Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Congressmen Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa) and Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) have introduced legislation known as Transportation Regional Infrastructure Project (TRIP) bonds which would leverage public financing to fund transportation infrastructure projects in all 50 states. The plan, which is fully paid for within the Highway Funding bill, would provide each state with $1 billion to be used at local discretion for key infrastructure proj… Continue Reading


01.30.12

Hoeven-Lugar-Vitter, Bipartisan Group of Senators to Introduce Legislation to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON -U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), David Vitter (R-La.) and a total of 44 senators today announced that they will introduce legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project under Congress's authority enumerated in the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8. The bipartisan group of senators committed to working together to advance this critical project for the United States. Hoeven, Lugar and the other senators have been working … Continue Reading


01.27.12

Senate Passes Hoeven Bill to Provide FEMA Flexibility on Levee Construction

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced Senate passage of his bill that provides the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with greater flexibility to build permanent levees on land bought out under its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). This will help communities like Minot, Fargo and Red River Valley, Devils Lake, Valley City, Cooperstown and other areas throughout the state to better protect against future flooding. Hoeven's legislation establishes a pilot project in the … Continue Reading


01.27.12

Governor, Congressional Delegation Develop New Plan to Fund Road Projects in Devils Lake Basin

BISMARCK, N.D. - Governor Jack Dalrymple, Sen. Kent Conrad, Sen. John Hoeven and Rep. Rick Berg, announced today they have developed a new plan to fund emergency road improvement projects in the Devils Lake Basin. Dalrymple also met with county commissioners and city officials from basin-area counties today to explain the plan and its benefits. North Dakota will receive a record $317 million in federal emergency transportation funding this year to assist in repairing roads damaged by flooding t… Continue Reading

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