News Releases

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


08.17.11

Hoeven Presents Medals to Well-Decorated Korean War Veteran

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today presented U.S. Army veteran Robert Salsman the military service medals he earned during the Korean War. Because many veterans earn awards in the line of duty without being presented the medal, the U.S. government honors requests for one complete reissue of medals earned. Salsman chose Hoeven to present his medals to him at today's ceremony. "I am deeply honored to present these medals to Robert today," Hoeven said. "When our servicemen and women come home… Continue Reading


08.16.11

Hoeven: Caterpillar Expansion In West Fargo Continues North Dakota Job Growth

WEST FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped break ground on a $50 million expansion of Caterpillar Inc.'s West Fargo facility, calling the project a continued expansion of North Dakota's job growth. The expanded facility will boost Caterpillar's remanufacturing operations and is expected to create 250 new jobs over a three-year period, nearly doubling the factory's workforce to 550. "Caterpillar's expansion is a prime example of the economic development that comes with a legal, tax a… Continue Reading


08.15.11

Hoeven Public Events Schedule for the Week of August 15

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. 15 is as follows: Tuesday, Aug. 16 Senator Hoeven, along with Gov. Jack Dalrymple, West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern and Caterpillar leaders, will break ground on a $50 million expansion… Continue Reading


08.10.11

Hoeven: Common Sense Prevails for Ag Transport Rules

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said an announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that it will not propose new or change existing regulations governing the transport of agricultural products is a common sense decision that ensures North Dakota's agriculture producers aren't burdened by unnecessary federal regulations. The FMCSA announced today that it will not institute new transportation regulations for America's agricult… Continue Reading


08.10.11

Hoeven: UND Becoming World Leader in UAS Training, Research

GRAND FORKS, ND- U.S. Senator John Hoeven today helped dedicate the University of North Dakota Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Center, another big step toward becoming the leading unmanned aircraft systems training, education and research institution in the world. "With this milestone, UND and North Dakota continue to build on our leadership position in both the manned and unmanned aircraft industry," Hoeven said. "Here the world-class reputation of UND Aerospace is matched with world-clas… Continue Reading


08.10.11

Delegation Announces Federal Grant for North Dakota Emergency Response Infrastructure

Washington - Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad and Representative Rick Berg announced today that the North Dakota State Department of Health received an approximately $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fund the state's public health emergency preparedness. "This grant will help ensure that North Dakota's health care providers have a planned, comprehensive response when faced with a public health threat. This year's statewide flood devastation illustrat… Continue Reading


08.09.11

Conrad, Hoeven Inspect Flooded Homes, Schools

Minot - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven were joined by Minot community leaders today to hear from residents, thank volunteers and inspect the community's flood recovery efforts, including stops in affected neighborhoods and at the Eric Ramstad Middle School. "The severe flooding in Minot, Burlington and other communities has weighed heavily on each of us. The frustration here is evident - and understandable," Senator Conrad said. "The recovery will be long, and it will be difficult. And i… Continue Reading


08.09.11

Senators, USDA leader Inspect Flood Damaged Farmland

Minot - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven were joined today by Michael Scuse, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, to inspect farmland damaged by this spring's heavy rainfall and flood conditions. The officials visited the farm of Jon and Eleanor Erickson in Minot and, after inspecting weather related crop damage, spoke with area producers about the numerous disaster assistance programs available to help them recover. "We … Continue Reading


08.09.11

Delegation Announces Over $1 Million For Grand Forks International Airport

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg today announced that Federal Aviation Administration will issue a grant of $1,081,671 to Grand Forks International Airport. This grant will provide federal funding for additional construction, paving, fencing, and reimbursement for engineering costs for the new terminal. The delegation noted that federal investment in Grand Forks has been substantial lately. In addition to the airport, Grand Forks Air Force Base and t… Continue Reading


08.09.11

Conrad and Hoeven Meet With Bismarck-Mandan Area Homeowners Impacted By Flooding

Bismarck - Senator Kent Conrad and Senator John Hoeven visited with homeowners in the Bismarck-Mandan region today that have been impacted by Missouri River flooding. The Senators were joined by local leaders and officials from FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers to survey damaged homes and discuss how to avoid massive flooding in the future. "I have been impressed with the coordinated relief effort by state, local and federal officials. Most encouraging are the efforts of neighbors helping … Continue Reading


08.08.11

President Approves 90 Percent-10 Percent Cost Share for North Dakota Flooding

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that President Barack Obama has approved North Dakota's request for a 90 percent federal -10 percent state and local cost share for all Public Assistance for recovery from severe flooding this year in North Dakota. Approval means the federal government will assume 90 percent of the cost to repair and rebuild public infrastructure, rather than the usual 75 percent federal - 25 percent state and local split. "The president's approval is … Continue Reading


08.08.11

Hoeven Works on Missouri River Flood Recovery

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven worked with mayors and county commissioners in Bismarck, Mandan, Burleigh and Morton County today to address outstanding issues relating to the flood response effort and begin developing a strategy for recovery for the region, which has been severely impacted by three months of severe Missouri River flooding. Hoeven met with a broad group of local, state and federal officials including Rep. Rick Berg, Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Maj. Gen. Dave Sprynczynatyk, Bismar… Continue Reading

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