News Releases

02.24.22

Hoeven Statement on Russia's Attack on Ukraine

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement today regarding Russia's invasion of Ukraine: "Russia's invasion is an unprovoked attack on the Ukrainian people and a warning to all of Europe. The United States must work closely with our allies to oppose Putin's efforts to subvert European peace and security. We must ensure Putin pays a heavy price not only as a response to his aggression in Ukraine but also as a deterr… Continue Reading


02.23.22

Hoeven Calls on Treasury to Help Auto Dealerships Handle Inflation, Supply Chain Shortages

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in urging the U.S. Department of the Treasury to use its existing authority to provide temporary and targeted relief to the automobile industry as dealerships struggle with inflation and inventory shortages amidst ongoing supply chain disruptions. In the letter, the senators outline the importance of a strong economic recovery for the auto industry, which plays a critical role in our nation's economic health, and alleviating the … Continue Reading


02.23.22

Hoeven Urges Administration to Increase LNG Exports, Support Energy Security of European Allies

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) in urging the Department of Energy (DOE) to increase liquified natural gas (LNG) exports to European allies. This letter comes in response to a February 2nd letter signed by 10 Democratic senators calling for the Biden administration to curb LNG exports. "We are concerned by recent attempts to restrict liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the United States to o… Continue Reading


02.22.22

Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to End Vaccine Mandates for International Truckers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently joined Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in introducing the Terminating Reckless and Unnecessary Checks Known to Erode Regular Shipping (TRUCKERS) Act. This legislation exempts non-U.S. citizen commercial truck drivers from proof of vaccination requirements when temporarily entering the United States from Canada or Mexico for business through a land port of entry. "At a time when we're already facing supply chain constraints, it makes no sense to make it eve… Continue Reading


02.22.22

Hoeven Joins Bicameral Effort Urging FDA to Immediately Restore Oversight of Chemical Abortion Pills

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently joined a bicameral effort led by Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Congressman Bob Latta (R-Ohio) urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to immediately restore more stringent oversight of chemical abortion pills, including the in-person dispensing requirement for the drug mifepristone that the FDA suspended in December. "FDA's action to indefinitely repeal basic, commonsense safeguards is reckless and exposes women to unnecessary risks.… Continue Reading


02.22.22

Hoeven, Colleagues Urge Support for Medicare Advantage Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven is urging the Biden administration to continue support for the Medicare Advantage program, which serves over 12,000 enrollees in North Dakota. Hoeven joined Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Tim Scott in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator pressing CMS to maintain stability within Medicare Advantage, including by advancing flexible in-plan benefit offerings and promoting care coordination. "As you consider a… Continue Reading


02.18.22

Hoeven Calls on State Department to Release Cable Warning of Afghanistan Collapse

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in urging the U.S. State Department to release a public, unclassified version of the July 13, 2021, internal dissent channel cable that reportedly warned of the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan and the Taliban's ability to quickly capture Kabul. Regrettably, the report was apparently met with inaction, evidenced by the Nati… Continue Reading


02.18.22

Hoeven, Colleagues Urge AG Garland to Reject Expansion of No-Fly List

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) in urging U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to reject Delta Airline's request for the creation of a comprehensive "no-fly" list for airline passengers who cause an on-board disruption. "While airlines are currently free to deny service to any individual over past transgressions on their flights, the federal government's role in denying access to the commercial aviation network has been limited to ensuring that… Continue Reading


02.17.22

Hoeven Joins Thune Legislation to Hold Administration Accountable for Taliban Takeover of U.S. Military Equipment

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) today in introducing legislation that requires the Director of National Intelligence to report to Congress any time it is determined that U.S. military equipment abandoned in Afghanistan, Iraq, or Syria is used in a terrorist attack against the United States or its allies. This bill would require notification of any known details related to the equipment used in the attack; the date on which, and the location from which, the equ… Continue Reading


02.17.22

Hoeven Urges AG Garland to Respect the Durham Investigation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to ensure that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will respect the prosecutorial independence of Special Counsel John Durham and his staff, while also making sure that he is provided all resources necessary to fully and thoroughly pursue the investigation for which he was appointed. The letter comes as Special Counsel John Durham continues to uncover alarming new information about the frau… Continue Reading


02.16.22

Hoeven Joins Risch, Colleagues in Introducing Russia Sanctions Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in introducing the Never Yielding Europe's Territory (NYET) Act in the Senate. This legislation provides critical support to Ukraine to defend itself and imposes immediate sanctions related to Russia's current threats against Ukraine, including sanctions that would block the operation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline while imposing real costs on the Kremlin in the event of … Continue Reading


02.15.22

Hoeven & Cramer Pay Tribute to Wayne Stenehjem on Floor of the U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer today paid tribute to the late North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem through remarks delivered on the floor of the U.S. Senate. The senators highlighted Stenehjem's public service, including in the North Dakota legislature and as the state's longest-serving Attorney General, and outlined the attributes that made him an effective colleague and a good friend. "It was a blessing to have my time as Governor and now Senator coincide with Way… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Hoeven Joins Colleagues Pressing for Release of Keystone XL Pipeline Jobs Loss Report

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) in pressing for U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to release the Keystone XL Pipeline jobs loss report that was due to Congress on February 13, 2022. On his first day in office, President Biden unilaterally revoked the permit for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which was expected to provide some 11,000 direct high-paying jobs and up to 60,000 indirect and direct job… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Hoeven Joins Resolution Calling for Re-Opening of Capitol, Senate Office Buildings

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) in introducing a Senate resolution in support of re-opening the U.S. Capitol and Senate office buildings, returning to pre-pandemic accessibility for visitors. For the past two years, the Capitol and Senate office buildings have remained largely closed despite much of America re-opening for regular business. "It's time the U.S. Capitol and Senate office buildings return to regular order by re-opening to visitors and c… Continue Reading


02.15.22

Hoeven Working with Army Corps to Address Maintenance Needs at Lake Sakakawea Recreation Areas

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, recently continued his efforts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to address maintenance and upkeep needs at the recreation areas around Lake Sakakawea, including addressing drought conditions that are making lake access difficult. The senator spoke to Col. Mark Himes, Commander of the Army Corps' Omaha District, and discussed the following priorities: Appointing a Drought Coordi… Continue Reading


02.14.22

Hoeven Joins Thune, Colleagues in Introducing Resolution to Nullify Head Start Vaccine, Mask Mandates

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) in introducing a resolution to nullify a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) interim final rule (IFR) that requires all Head Start staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated and wear a mask. If enacted, this resolution would also nullify the IFR's mandate for all children two years of age and older to wear a mask, including when they are playing outside. Congress can consider this resolution using expedited proce… Continue Reading


02.11.22

Hoeven: FCC Restores Funding for Red River Communications

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has restored more than $13 million in funding to Red River Communications (RRC) under the Alternative Connect America Model II (ACAM II) program. RRC had faced this loss of funding due to incorrect data showing broader fiber-to-the-home broadband coverage in the region than was actually available. As a result, RRC was unable receive ACAM II funds to expand service to the affected area, limiting broa… Continue Reading


02.09.22

Hoeven Announces Grant to UND for Pilot Workforce Development Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $500,000 to the University of North Dakota (UND). This funding was made available through the FAA Aviation Workforce Development Grant Program, which Senator Hoeven helped create in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, to support workforce development for both Aircraft Pilots and Aviation Maint… Continue Reading


02.09.22

Hoeven Joins Cruz, Colleagues in Committing to Block Implementation of any Iran Nuclear Deal Not Approved by Congress

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in urging President Biden to submit any new Iran nuclear deal to Congress for approval. In the letter, the Senators state the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA) requires the President to submit any Iran deal to Congress - and they will block implementation of any deal not submitted. "The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 ("INARA", 42 USC § 2160e) mandates that your administration submit to Congress for evalu… Continue Reading


02.08.22

Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Reverse IRS Snooping on Third-Party Payment Platforms

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) in introducing the Stop the Nosy Obsession with Online Payments (SNOOP) Act. This legislation would strike the provision included in the Democrats' American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that requires third-party payment platforms to report gross transaction volumes totaling more than $600 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). As a result of the new provision, thousands of small businesses will have to fill out 1099-Ks to provide t… Continue Reading

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