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Hoeven Outlines Need for Regulatory Relief to Empower U.S. Domestic Oil & Gas Production

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week made the case for his Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mineral Spacing Act, which would empower the U.S. to produce more energy here at home and help bring down inflation. Hoeven, along with Senator Kevin Cramer, recently reintroduced the bill to streamline and improve the permitting process for energy development, remove duplicative regulations and better respect the rights of private mineral holders. Hoeven made the remarks during a hearing with feder… Continue Reading


Hoeven Cosponsors Iran China Accountability Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today cosponsored the Iran China Accountability Act, legislation introduced by Senator Marsha Blackburn that would prohibit taxpayer dollars from advancing a nuclear agreement with Iran while the regime has ties with Communist China and terrorist groups like Hamas. "This legislation will ensure that we hold Iran and China accountable for their destabilizing and terrorist activities and human rights abuses," said Hoeven. "Given Iran's belligerence toward the Unit… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Build North Dakota's Energy Leadership, Crack the Code on CCUS

HAZEN, N.D. - At West River Telecom's 70th Annual Meeting today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts to continue building North Dakota's role as an energy powerhouse. This includes cracking the code on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), implementing this technology at Coal Creek Station and Project Tundra, and expanding its use at the Dakota Gasification Company's (DGC) Great Plains Synfuels Plant: These projects are able to move forward due to Hoeven's nearly 15 years of e… Continue Reading


Hoeven: New Soybean Crushing Plant a Four-for-One Project, Expands North Dakota's Leadership in Agriculture & Energy

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - At a groundbreaking ceremony today, Senator John Hoeven marked North Dakota's growing leadership in agriculture and energy and highlighted how ADM's new soybean crushing plant near the Spiritwood Energy Park is a four-for-one project that will help expand the nexus between these two industries in the state. Today's milestone follows the senator's efforts with the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corporation (JSDC) and ADM for more than two years to redevelop the site of the forme… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $6.7 Million in Funding to Support Increased Rail Performance in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $6.7 million to the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) to replace 14.5 miles of aging rail on the Red River Valley Western Railroad (RRVW) near Oakes. This funding was made available through the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant program to ensure … Continue Reading


Hoeven Affirms Commitment to Block Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) this week in outlining their commitment to uphold the Hyde Amendment, which prevents taxpayer funding for abortion. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the senators said they would block any legislation that provides taxpayer funding for abortion. The senators outlined their support for life and expressed unity in defending pro-life protections. "We write to express our… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines the Future of Fargo National Cemetery

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today provided an update on the future of the Fargo National Cemetery and outlined his efforts with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA) to: Expand Fargo National Cemetery to ensure adequate burial space for the future. NCA has identified approximately 30 acres for expansion and has initiated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process to acquire the land. Support local veterans groups in bu… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Push Back Against World Health Organization

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) this week in introducing the "No WHO Pandemic Preparedness Treaty Without Senate Approval Act" which would require any pandemic agreement resulting from the work of the World Health Organization's (WHO) intergovernmental negotiating body be deemed a treaty, and therefore require the advice and consent of a supermajority of the U.S. Senate. This legislation pushes back on the WHO continuing to push for a new "international treat… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement in Observance of Memorial Day

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today in honor of Memorial Day. On Monday, May 30, Senator Hoeven will speak at the North Dakota National Guard's Memorial Day Program at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery followed by the Memorial Day Ceremony at Fargo National Cemetery. "We gather on Memorial Day to pay our respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We remember their honor and commitment to this country, and we support the families and loved on… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More Than $9.6 Million in Head Start Funding to North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office of Head Start, has awarded Head Start and Early Head Start funding to the following North Dakota entities: Minot Public Schools - $3,997,560 Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency in Fargo - $1,850,298 Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten - $1,398,025 Early Explorers Head Start in Devils L… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Tester Lead Bipartisan Effort Calling for the U.S.-Canada Border to be Properly Staffed & Secured

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) recently led a bipartisan group of senators in urging the leaders of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee to provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with the necessary resources in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funding legislation to properly staff and secure the U.S.-Canada border. The senators outlined the importance of: Providing the personnel, technology and tools required for border professionals to suc… Continue Reading


Hoeven: SDA Awards Funding to Establish Space Networking Center at Grand Forks Air Force Base

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Space Development Agency (SDA) has awarded a nearly $325 million operations and integration (O&I) contract to General Dynamics Missions Systems to establish the Space Networking Center at Grand Forks Air Force Base, as well as a similar facility at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. The Space Networking Center will support the SDA's new low-Earth orbit (LEO) mission and serve as the … Continue Reading


Hoeven Votes to Prevent Biden Administration from Weakening the Asylum Process

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution he helped introduce with Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) to nullify a proposed Biden administration rule that would upend the process by which the U.S. government considers asylum claims. The resolution was blocked by Senate Democrats by a vote of 46-48. Under current law, asylum claims must be adjudicated by an immigration court judge, and asylum seekers… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Push Back on Biden Administration's Vaccine Mandate for Military Cadets

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven helped introduce the Defending Freedom of Conscience for Cadets and Midshipmen Act, legislation led by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) that would protect cadets and midshipmen at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy from being punished for their choice to not receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The USAFA recently announced that unvaccinated seniors would not be commissioned. … Continue Reading


Hoeven, Klobuchar to Vilsack: Provide Support & Certainty to Ag Producers Facing Planting Delays

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) this week led a bipartisan, bicameral effort urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to provide support and certainty to producers facing disruptions in spring planting due to excess moisture. The senators made the case for Vilsack to offset any loss in the crop insurance guarantee for producers that are unable to get into the field until after the final planting date, citing the slow pace of planti… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Secure $136.5 Million for Pipestem Dam Project in Army Corps Work Plan

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he helped secure important North Dakota priorities in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 work plan, including $136.5 million to complete the Pipestem Dam safety modification project. As a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has been working with the Corps to ensure the project continues to be funded in the annual work plan and to keep it on schedule. This funding comes in add… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Colleagues to Advance NATO Applications for Sweden & Finland

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) in supporting Sweden and Finland's application for NATO membership in a letter to the president. "Members of the U.S. Senate take seriously our role in advising and consenting to NATO enlargement, a process that must be approved by all NATO member states. We affirm our support for Sweden and Finland's applications for membership," the senators wrote. In addition to Hoeven, Shaheen and T… Continue Reading


Hoeven Presses Interior Secretary to Stop Blocking Energy Development on Federal Lands

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, pressed Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to stop blocking energy development on federal lands. Hoeven outlined how the Biden administration's harmful energy policies are leading to record high energy costs and rising inflation. "We are pressing the Interior Secretary to allow us to produce more energy on federal lands, both onshore and offshore," said Hoeven. "Energy costs are high, with Americans pay… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Federal Judge Upholds Title 42

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after a federal judge upheld the Title 42 Public Health Order, blocking the Biden administration's plan to revoke the immigration tool on Monday, May 23. The Title 42 Public Health Order allows immigration officials to expeditiously return illegal immigrants to their home country and prevent the spread of COVID-19. "We welcome this federal injunction blocking the Biden administration from ending Title 42. This public health ord… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Need for Greater U.S.-Canada Energy Partnership Through Projects Like Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven discussed the importance of advancing energy partnerships between the U.S. and Canada. In particular, the senator stressed the role that the Keystone XL Pipeline should play in supporting North American energy security, while helping to reduce energy costs and inflation for U.S. consumers. Hoeven further discussed opportunities to build on existing partnerships to help make both the U.S.… Continue Reading

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