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11.19.21

Hoeven Statement After House Democrats Pass Tax-and-Spend Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after House Democrats passed their reckless tax-and-spend bill. Hoeven opposes the legislation and has been working to stop the bill. "The Democrats' tax-and-spend bill would take our nation in the wrong direction. Americans are already facing increased costs due to record high inflation, and this plan for more taxes and more spending would only drive inflation higher. Inflation is a tax on every individual and family, and… Continue Reading


11.18.21

Hoeven: Democrats' Policies Are Driving Energy Prices & Inflation Even Higher, Imposing a Tax on Every American, Every Day

WASHINGTON - At a press conference with his Senate Republican colleagues today, Senator John Hoeven pushed back on the Biden administration and Democrats' tax, spending and regulatory policies, which are driving energy costs higher and leading to increased prices for every individual, family and business. "We're seeing higher costs across the economy on goods and services. That is a tax that every single American is paying, every single day. That's the reality, and it is the policies of this a… Continue Reading


11.18.21

Hoeven Outlines Impact of Inflation on America's Farmers, Ranchers & Families

WASHINGTON - At a press conference with his Senate Republican colleagues this week, Senator John Hoeven outlined the impact of inflation on America's farmers, ranchers and families. The senator, a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, stressed how President Biden and Democrats' policies are driving increased prices and supply chain disruptions, which increase production costs for farmers and ranchers and food prices for families. "For decades, America's hardworking farmers and ranc… Continue Reading


11.18.21

Hoeven, Boozman Lead Colleagues in Pressing USDA to Drop Vaccine Mandate for USDA Employees, Ensure Timely Services for Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, and Senator John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today led 22 of their colleagues in writing to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to urge the department to drop its vaccine mandate for USDA employees and ensure that USDA is able to fulfill its mission to support farmers and ranchers. "Following the p… Continue Reading


11.18.21

Hoeven: Biden Vaccine Mandate is Government Overreach

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined all Republican Senators, led by Senator Mike Braun, in officially filing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval against the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for private businesses. A CRA is the official process for Congress to eliminate an executive branch rule, and this action comes as part of an effort to overturn President Biden's vaccine mandate for private employers. The CRA could receive a vote on the Senate floor … Continue Reading


11.17.21

Hoeven Statement on Passing of Brigadier General Al Palmer

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the passing of Brigadier General (Ret.) Al Palmer. "Brigadier General Palmer was a pivotal leader in North Dakota aviation and aerospace and served our nation honorably as a member of both the Air Force and the North Dakota Air National Guard. We look back on his life with gratitude for the many contributions he made, not only in defending our nation, but also in supporting the training of generations of pilots and helping… Continue Reading


11.17.21

Hoeven, Baldwin Urge USDA to Provide Producers with Timeline for $10 Billion in Ag Disaster Assistance Payments

WASHINGTON. - Senators John Hoeven and Tammy Baldwin today spoke with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and pressed USDA to provide producers with information on the Department's plan and timeline for distribution of the $10 billion in disaster assistance, including $750 million specifically for livestock producers, approved by Congress in September. As the leaders of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, the senators worked to secure the disaster aid and inc… Continue Reading


11.16.21

ND Delegation Announces Federal Funding for ND Transportation Management Center, I-29 Smart Corridor

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced that the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has received a $550,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding, which comes from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) grants program, will support the planning of a statewide transportation management center (TMC) to monitor the state's transportation network, dispatch mainte… Continue Reading


11.15.21

Hoeven to Hold Meetings with VA Under Secretary of Memorial Affairs in North Dakota, Review National & State Veteran Cemeteries

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he will hold meetings with Veterans Affairs (VA) Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs (USMA) Matthew Quinn in North Dakota on Tuesday, November 23. Hoeven, who serves as a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, invited Quinn to visit the state to meet with local veterans support groups and review both the national and state veteran cemeteries in Fargo and Bismarck. The visit comes as part… Continue Reading


11.11.21

Hoeven: Thank You Veterans, Today and Every Day

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day. "North Dakota has a rich tradition of military service and we are grateful for our veterans not only on Veterans Day, but every day," said Hoeven. "We owe our veterans endless thanks for helping make America the greatest country in the world, and this is due to the sacrifice of each servicemember … Continue Reading


11.10.21

Hoeven: North Dakota Leading the Way in CCUS, Key to the Future of America's Energy Security

BISMARCK, N.D. - At Basin Electric Power Cooperative's annual meeting today, Senator John Hoeven outlined how North Dakota is leading the way in cracking the code on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS). In particular, the senator highlighted the proposed expansion of carbon capture at the Great Plains Synfuels plant, which will enable the facility to capture up to 3.5 million tons of CO2 per year. This will be the largest coal-based, geologic carbon storage project in the world and ma… Continue Reading


11.10.21

Hoeven Reviews Progress on Dickinson Airport Runway Reconstruction & Extension Project

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today reviewed the $63 million runway reconstruction and extension project at the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in a meeting with the airport's director, Kelly Braun, as well as Dickinson Mayor Scott Decker, Dickinson Airport Authority Board Chair Jeff Moore and Stark County Commission Chairman Dean Franchuck. Hoeven has been working as a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee to fund the p… Continue Reading


11.10.21

Hoeven Announces DOJ Funding to ND Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $1.5 million to the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Today's funding was made available through DOJ's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP) Delinquency Prevention Grants Program, and will be used to support the North Dakota Helping Educators Lead with Positivity (NDHELP) program. NDHELP ass… Continue Reading


11.09.21

Hoeven Gathers Input on Ag Disaster Assistance, Urging FSA to Send Payments to Producers As Soon As Possible

DICKINSON, N.D. - At a roundtable discussion with livestock producers and Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Zach Ducheneaux today, Senator John Hoeven continued his efforts to ensure the FSA distributes the $10 billion in disaster assistance, including $750 million specifically for livestock producers, as soon as possible and in a way that works for farmers and ranchers. As the top Republican on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to secure the disaster aid as pa… Continue Reading


11.09.21

Hoeven Tours Marathon Renewable Diesel Refinery, Discusses Partnerships with ADM Soybean Crushing Facility

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today toured the Marathon refinery in Dickinson and discussed the company's joint venture with ADM using North Dakota-processed soybean oil for renewable diesel production. Marathon is investing in ADM's announced soybean crushing plant near the Spiritwood Energy Park. The plant will exclusively supply its refined soybean oil to the Dickinson refinery, which underwent a $500 million conversion to produce renewable diesel in 2020 and reached full production c… Continue Reading


11.08.21

Hoeven Nominates Three Students to U.S. Military Academies

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated three students for appointments to the nation's military academies. Hoeven nominated Ian Busche of Hazen to the U.S. Air Force Academy; Olivia Schuchard of Bismarck to the U.S. Naval Academy; and Jack Robinson of Honolulu, Hawaii and formerly of Minot, to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. "It's a privilege to nominate outstanding students to attend our nation's military academies and we're proud of Ian, Olivia and… Continue Reading


11.08.21

ND & MN Senators Urge OMB Director to Support Funding for Red River Valley Flood Protection

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven, Amy Klobuchar, Kevin Cramer and Tina Smith today urged Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Shalanda Young to: Support $180 million in funding for permanent flood protection in the Red River Valley in the Army Corp of Engineer's Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 work plan. Include the project in the president's FY2023 budget request. The senators highlighted that the project is at a critical stage and stressed the need to keep the construction of th… Continue Reading


11.06.21

Hoeven Statement After Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Passes House of Representatives

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan infrastructure package that does not raise taxes: "This legislation is actually the regular highway bill with additional support for traditional hard infrastructure like roads, bridges, rail, airports, and broadband. Also, importantly it does not raise taxes and has pay-fors including repurposing of COVID-19 funds." "This infrastructure bill is now decoupled from the sepa… Continue Reading


11.05.21

Hoeven, Heinrich: Senate Passes Resolution Designating November 6 as National Bison Day

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) today announced that the Senate has passed a bipartisan resolution they introduced to designate November 6, 2021, as National Bison Day. "National Bison Day is an opportunity to annually commemorate the bison as our national mammal and celebrate its unique place in American history," said Hoeven. "As an embodiment of strength and dignity, and a sacred and spiritual symbol of Native American heritage, the bison holds great … Continue Reading


11.05.21

Hoeven Leads Legislation to Ensure Biden Administration Does Not Unilaterally Cut U.S. Nuclear Forces

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, this week led legislation to prevent the Biden administration from making any unilateral cuts to the nation's nuclear forces. Hoeven introduced the legislation as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), following reports that China's nuclear arsenal is growing more rapidly than anticipated and as the Biden administration expects to complete a Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) early next y… Continue Reading

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