News Releases

09.08.11

Hoeven: America Needs a Long-Term, Pro-Growth, Pro-Jobs Economic Strategy

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate today, urging Congress and the President to adopt a long-term, pro-growth, pro-jobs strategy for the nation to get America working again. That includes a legal, tax and regulatory climate that encourages investment and promotes free trade and innovation to create jobs and opportunities for America. Following are excerpts from his speech: "I rise today to speak on a matter of great importance to our country, and th… Continue Reading


09.07.11

Hoeven, Senate Colleagues Call on President Obama to Submit Long-Pending Trade Agreements for Ratification

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven and eight of his senate colleagues today called on President Barack Obama to submit long-pending trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama to Congress as a first step in helping create private-sector jobs. "We want to underscore the fact that we are ready, and have been ready, to work with the President to ratify these trade agreements, which have been languishing for three years," Hoeven said. "Combined, they hold the promise of more than $10 bill… Continue Reading


09.07.11

Hoeven: Appropriations Committee Votes Additional Support for FEMA, USDA Disaster Relief Programs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today worked with his colleagues on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee to ensure that federal agencies have the necessary resources to help with severe natural disasters across the country this year. Hoeven also serves on the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee. FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Appropriators today approved $6 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster relief programs as part of the Department of Homelan… Continue Reading


09.06.11

Delegation, Governor Press FAA to Build on North Dakota's Operations to Integrate UAS into National Airspace

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad, Congressman Rick Berg and Governor Jack Dalrymple today called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to make North Dakota the first test site for integrating Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace (NAS). In a letter to FAA Administrator J. Randolph Babbitt, the North Dakota leaders offered the newly formed North Dakota UAS Integration Team as a resource to help establish the test site in North Dakota. "N… Continue Reading


09.01.11

Hoeven: Delta Needs to Ensure Reliable Air Services Continue in Jamestown and Devils Lake

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - At the request of Jamestown and Devils Lake Airport officials, Senator John Hoeven today brought representatives from Delta Airlines to North Dakota to work toward ensuring reliable air service at the Jamestown and Devils Lake Regional Airports as Delta moves forward with a transition that may involve a change of carriers. Hoeven and state, local and airport officials briefed Delta officials on the growth of ridership at the airports and toured the new terminal and remodeled fa… Continue Reading


09.01.11

Hoeven: Federal Task Force Needs to Help Expedite Flood Relief for Devils Lake

BISMARCK, N.D. - At a meeting today in Bismarck, Sen. John Hoeven urged General Michael Walsh of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and representatives from the federal agencies responsible for flood prevention in the Devils Lake Basin to do all they can to help expedite flood relief for Devils Lake while managing flows to adequately protect downstream interests. The plan now under consideration includes four key parts: Constructing an east end outlet on Devils Lake, which is scheduled for co… Continue Reading


09.01.11

Hoeven: Prairie Public Radio Deserves Our Heartfelt Appreciation

BISMARCK, ND - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the 30th anniversary of Prairie Public radio: "Prairie Public radio has been a staple on North Dakota dials for three decades. For more than half of my life, I've been able to tune into Dave Thompson's radio broadcasts and have access to quality reporting on local and national events. As programming expanded over the years, Prairie Public has offered a broad range of news coverage and perspectives from all corn… Continue Reading


08.31.11

Hoeven: New Rescue Station Positions Air National Guard for Future

FARGO, ND - Senator John Hoeven today said the new Air National Guard Crash/Fire/Rescue Station in Fargo ensures that the Airmen of 119th Wing are prepared for any military or civilian emergency at the Air National Guard base and Hector International Airport. He spoke at the ribbon-cutting and dedication of the new building, which was followed by a reception and tours. "As our nation approaches the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, we are increasingly mindful of the need for … Continue Reading


08.31.11

Hoeven: North Dakota to Receive More Than $786 Million for Flood Recovery and Mitigation

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today told attendees at the Bismarck-Mandan Flood Recovery Conference that state, federal and local officials need to continue to work on both recovering from this year's floods, and also on doing all they can to mitigate the risk of similar flooding in the future. "North Dakota is on track to receive more than $786 million to help individuals and communities recover from what is clearly one of the most severe flood seasons in our state's history," Hoeven s… Continue Reading


08.30.11

Hoeven Outlines Pro-Growth Economic Strategy at Kiwanis Meeting

MINOT, ND - Senator John Hoeven today provided an overview of his work in Congress to promote pro-business policies, create jobs and grow the nation's economy during a noontime address to members of the Kiwanis Club of Minot. Hoeven also opened the floor for questions, insights and opinions. Hoeven said Washington needs to focus on three areas, which is where he is concentrating his efforts: Creating a legal, tax and regulatory climate that promotes business growth and investment, and gets… Continue Reading


08.26.11

Delegation Announces $3 Million in U.S. Energy Department Grant to UND

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad and Congressman Rick Berg announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a grant of nearly $3 million to the University of North Dakota's Institute for Energy Studies in Grand Forks to scale up and demonstrate a technology for capturing carbon from coal combustion flue gas. Industry and UND matching cost share is $738,000. The total project is $3.69 million. Current CO2 capture systems require large amounts of energy for thei… Continue Reading


08.25.11

Hoeven Emphasizes Pro-Growth Economic Strategy, Energy Development at Public Meetings and Town Hall Forums

WILLISTON and DICKINSON, ND - Senator John Hoeven today held business climate and energy development public meetings and town hall forums in Williston and Dickinson to emphasize economic pro-growth legislation and energy development that he's pushing in Washington, and to gather views from constituents on a range of issues. The Senator focused on local and national energy development at the morning forum and town hall held at the Red River Supply Company in Williston. At the afternoon forum at… Continue Reading


08.24.11

Hoeven Statement on the CBO's New Budget and Economic Outlook

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) new Budget and Economic Outlook: "Today, the CBO issued its update on the U.S. budget and its outlook for the U.S. economy. The report highlights the importance of getting our economy going again, controlling spending and creating the jobs that millions of Americans so very much need. Our nation must adopt a pro-growth, pro-jobs strategy with good fiscal management like t… Continue Reading


08.23.11

Hoeven Public Events Schedule for the Week of August 21

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven is holding events throughout North Dakota in August while the U.S. Congress is in recess. Some events are scheduled and others are still being planned. Advisories will be issued as additional events are scheduled. Hoeven's agenda for public events for the week of Aug. 21 is as follows: Tuesday, August 23 Hoeven invites North Dakotans to participate in a business climate update and town hall at the Nodak Electric Building in Grand Forks. Hoeven wil… Continue Reading


08.23.11

Hoeven Emphasizes Pro-Growth Economic Strategy at Town Hall Meetings and Public Forums

GRAND FORKS and FARGO, ND - Senator John Hoeven today held business climate updates and town hall meetings in Grand Forks and Fargo to emphasize economic pro-growth legislation he's pushing in Washington and to gather views from constituents on a range of issues. At separate events held at the Nodak Electric Building and the Chamber Boardroom of the Greater Grand Forks Business Roundtable in Grand Forks, the Senator provided an overview of his work in Congress to promote pro-business legislati… Continue Reading


08.22.11

Hoeven: Gallup Job Creation Index Ranks North Dakota as top Job Market in Nation

WASHINGTON - Gallup's recently completed Job Creation Index has ranked North Dakota as the top job market in the country for the first half of 2011. North Dakota has ranked in the top 10 for over three-and-a-half years, from January 2008 to June 2011. Senator John Hoeven today pointed to the poll's findings to underscore the importance of a good business climate and aggressive energy policy, which he said can produce jobs and economic growth, not just for the states that have pushed energy devel… Continue Reading


08.22.11

Hoeven Public Events Schedule for August 23

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven is holding events throughout North Dakota in August while the U.S. Congress is in recess. Some events are scheduled and others are still being planned. Advisories will be issued as additional events are scheduled. The schedule of tomorrow's public events is as follows: Tuesday, August 23 Hoeven invites North Dakotans to participate in a business climate update and town hall at the Nodak Electric Building in Grand Forks. Hoeven will talk about his … Continue Reading


08.21.11

Hoeven: Deploying 188th Engineer Company Deserves Our Gratitude

WAHPETON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today expressed gratitude for the courage and sacrifice of the North Dakota National Guard's 188th Engineer Company, saying he's proud that our state has so many men and women who are willing to serve their country in the military. Hoeven spoke at today's send-off at the Blikre Activity Center in Wahpeton. "Today, we thank these brave men and women who are willing to put their lives on hold and leave their homes and families to defend the American freedoms w… Continue Reading


08.20.11

Hoeven to Attend 188th Engineer Company Send-Off Ceremony Sunday

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven will join military and state officials, friends, and family for the 188th Engineer Company send-off ceremony. The Wahpeton-based unit includes soldiers from nearly 50 communities in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, and it specializes in vertical construction missions. Its soldiers will soon deploy to Kuwait. Sunday, August 21 2 p.m. 188th Engineer Company Send-Off Ceremony Blikre Activities Center 11th Street and 14th Ave… Continue Reading


08.17.11

Hoeven: Energy Development Key to National Economic Recovery, North Dakota's Economic Future

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today told North Dakota energy industry leaders that one of the keys to America's economic recovery is a vibrant, varied energy sector. A sensible legal, tax and regulatory business climate will unleash innovation and attract much-needed investment to the nation's energy industry. Representatives from across the full range of North Dakota's diverse energy sectors gathered for the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce's The State of Energy Summit. Parti… Continue Reading

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