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Hoeven & Cramer Statement on Nomination of Mac Schneider as U.S. Attorney for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer today issued the following statements after the president nominated McLain "Mac" Schneider to serve as the U.S. Attorney for North Dakota. "The U.S. Attorney plays a central role in ensuring our nation's laws are enforced, holding offenders accountable and supporting our law enforcement officers, and we offer our congratulations to Mac on being nominated to this important post in North Dakota," said Senator Hoeven. "Congratulations to Mac on… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Impact of Persistent Inflation on American Consumers, Farmers, Ranchers & Energy Industry

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, outlined the harmful impact of President Biden's tax-and-spend policies, which have led to record-high inflation and skyrocketing food and energy prices. The senator pushed back on the administration's decision to double-down on failed policies and its refusal to allow needed energy development on federal lands, which is worsening the issues facing American consumers, farmers, ranchers and many others. "Inflation has now e… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Taiwan to Purchase $3.2 Billion of U.S. Agriculture Products, Including Soybeans, Corn and Wheat

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today joined agriculture representatives from the United States and Taiwan at the signing of letters of intent for Taiwan to purchase $3.2 billion in U.S. agriculture products throughout 2023 and 2024. Under the letters of intent, Taiwan will purchase U.S. soybeans, corn and wheat, including products from North Dakota. "Taiwan has been an … Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Effort Pressing for Vote on NDAA

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) in pressing Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to hold a vote on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with an open amendment process before the end of September. The U.S. House of Representatives approved its version of the legislation in July, while the Senate Armed Services Committee reported its version of the bill out of committee in June. Among other priorities, the legi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors North Dakota Honor Flight in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today met with veterans from North Dakota during their trip to Washington, D.C. The Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN includes 108 veterans from the Vietnam War and the Korean War, as well as 40 volunteers. Hoeven greeted the veterans at the Lincoln Memorial where he thanked them for their service and sacrifice on behalf of our nation. "It is fitting and proper that these American heroes have the opportunity to visit the monuments and memorials in our nation's cap… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Comprehensive Regulatory and Permitting Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, this week joined Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, in introducing the Simplify Timelines and Assure Regulatory Transparency (START) Act, comprehensive federal regulatory permitting and project review reform legislation. "Making serious revisions to the convoluted federal permitting process would drastically improve America… Continue Reading


Hoeven Marks Third Deployment of NDNG's 1st Battalion 112th Aviation Regiment, Honors Guard Members' Service

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today commended the service of the North Dakota National Guard's (NDNG) 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment at a send-off ceremony in Bismarck. The regiment is deploying under the direction of U.S. Northern Command and Join Task Force North to provide aviation support along the nation's borders. This will be the battalion's third deployment, following missions in Bosnia from 2005 to 2006 and Kosovo from 2011 to 2012. "At home and abroad, our Guard members… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on the Anniversary of September 11 Terrorist Attacks

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement in observance of the 21st anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks committed against the United States. Today, Senator Hoeven will speak at the Team Red, White and Blue remembrance event held at the Global War on Terror Memorial near the North Dakota National Guard headquarters. "As more than two decades have now passed since the terrori… Continue Reading


Hoeven Leads Colleagues in Pressing USDA to Reject Requests to Undermine Domestic Sugar Policy

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today led his Senate colleagues in pressing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to maintain U.S. sugar policy and ensure the sugar supply chain remains resilient. In a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, the senators: Requested that Secretary Vilsack reject proposals that would weaken U.S. sugar policy and harm sugar growers. Not… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Funding & Approval for Modern Restroom at Fargo National Cemetery; City of Fargo to Evaluate Partnering on Development of Additional Facilities

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has: Secured funding and approval at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to build at the Fargo National Cemetery (FNC) a fully-developed restroom, which includes running water, a flushable toilet, heat and electricity. This comes as the result of Hoeven's efforts with the VA and local veterans groups to find mutually-agreeable solutions to enhance the cemetery. The senator repeatedly advanced this priority with VA Under Se… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Biden Administration, Environmental Groups Blocking Drilling Permits on Leased Federal Lands

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the Biden administration reached a settlement with environmental groups agreeing to block drilling permits across 113 leases issued between 2019 and 2020 for 58,617 acres of federal land in North Dakota, Montana and South Dakota. "Instead of defending previously held lease sales, this settlement demonstrates the Biden administration's continued refusal to a… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Colleagues Push Back on U.S. Marshals Service's Proposal to Release Criminal Illegal Immigrants Into U.S.

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) in urging the Director of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Ronald Davis to reconsider the Marshals' proposed policy change that would permit the release of criminal illegal immigrants back into U.S. communities before U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is able to apprehend them. "We are deeply concerned to learn that the U.S. Marshals Service is even considering adopting a policy where it fails to coopera… Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses Efforts to Improve Access to High-Quality Health Care in Hazen, Expand Telehealth Services

HAZEN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today toured the Sakakawea Medical Center in Hazen and held a roundtable with local leaders to discuss efforts to improve access to high-quality care in the community. The medical center, which opened in 2017, brought together the previous hospital, clinic and long-term care providers into one facility, providing more streamlined and effective care to the region's residents. The $30.5 million facility was supported by a direct loan for $11 million and a guarante… Continue Reading


Hoeven: North Dakota Has Worked to Provide the Finest State Veterans Cemetery in the Nation

MANDAN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Military Construction Appropriations Committee, today joined federal, state and North Dakota National Guard (NDNG) officials in commemorating the 30th anniversary of the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery (NDVC). The senator outlined the important role of the NDVC in helping ensure the state's veterans receive the recognition and honor they have earned, and discussed efforts to enhance the cemetery since he first came in… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Launch Terminal Development Project, Reviews Runway Extension at Dickinson Airport

DICKINSON, N.D. - At the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport today, Senator John Hoeven: Helped kick off the airport's Terminal Development Project and discussed potential funding opportunities to move the effort forward. The senator highlighted similar efforts that were successfully completed in recent years, including at airports in Williston and Minot. Reviewed progress on the $63 million runway reconstruction and extension project. As a member of the Senate Transpor… Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses Efforts to Redevelop Fargo High Rise

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Committee, today toured the Lashkowitz High Rise in downtown Fargo, where he discussed efforts to demolish the now-obsolete U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) facility and redevelop the site. Currently, the city is facing a funding shortfall for the demolition phase of the project due to presence of asbestos. Accordingly, Hoeven has been working to secure funding … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces ARS-NDSU-Grand Farm Partnership to Enhance Precision Agriculture Research

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced a new cooperative agreement between North Dakota State University (NDSU), Emerging Prairie and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to enhance the precision agriculture research being undertaken by the Grand Farm initiative. As the lead Republican on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to advance this partnership by: Securing $1 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 funding for ARS to enter into cooperative agreements… Continue Reading


Hoeven: North Dakota Breaking New Ground in Autonomous Tech Across a Wide Range of Applications

FARGO, N.D. - At the Autonomous Nation Conference today, Senator John Hoeven outlined how North Dakota is breaking new ground in the development and implementation of autonomous technology in a wide variety of applications, including agriculture, military and space operations. In particular, Hoeven highlighted his efforts to: Advance the next generation of precision agriculture technology and secure support for Emerging Prairie's Grand Farm initiative. Establish at Grand Sky the Test Resourc… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Sky Range is a Game-Changer for Hypersonic Missile Testing, Builds Upon Partnerships We've Brought to the Grand Forks Region

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted Test Resource Management Center (TRMC) Director George Rumford in Grand Forks to mark the arrival of all 20 Global Hawk Block 30 aircraft at Grand Sky for the Sky Range program. The senator stressed the importance of the hypersonic missile program in ensuring the nation can continue to effectively counter its adversaries and outlined how the Sky Range program is a game-changer in these efforts: Currently, the Department of Defense (DoD) use… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Biden Student Debt Cancellation

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after President Biden announced his plan to cancel student debt. "The Democrats' reckless spending has caused record-high inflation, and now the Biden administration wants to spend billions more for student loan debt forgiveness," said Hoeven. "As we've seen with the price of gas and groceries, this is the wrong approach and does nothing to actually make college more affordable. Also, it's unfair for those who have pa… Continue Reading

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