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Hoeven Statement on South Korean President's Address to Congress

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress. Hoeven traveled to Seoul and the demilitarized zone (DMZ) two weeks ago to meet with South Korean government, military and agriculture leaders to strengthen military and agriculture trade ties with South Korea. "President Yoon outlined the importance of the 70-year alliance between the United States and South Korea," said Hoeven. "This relationship … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on ERA

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA): "Everyone should be treated fairly and with respect as required under the law. It is up to the States to determine whether they want to adopt a constitutional amendment, and in 2021 the North Dakota Legislature rescinded its support for the ERA." -###-… Continue Reading


Hoeven Presses Army Corps Leadership to Complete DAPL Environmental Impact Statement

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven pressed Michael Connor, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, for an update on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), urging him to complete the process as soon as possible. The senator stressed the pipeline's importance not only to the energy industry in North Dakota, but to U.S. energy security, and highlighted its long history of … Continue Reading


Hoeven Urges VA Secretary to Help Secure Permanent Regulatory Relief for Long-Term Care Providers Serving Veterans

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven urged U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough to help secure permanent regulatory relief enabling more health care facilities, including long-term care (LTC) providers, to serve veterans. Specifically, Hoeven is working to advance a permanent exemption from burdensome and duplicative mandates under the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL)… Continue Reading


Hoeven Votes to Overturn EPA's Costly Regulation on Heavy-Duty Vehicles

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today voted for legislation to overturn a Biden administration regulation on heavy-duty vehicle emissions that would place costly new requirements on the trucking industry. Hoeven helped introduce the legislation, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution, with Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) to stop the costly rule from going into effect. The CRA was approved by the Senate by a vote of 50-49. The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) new emission standards f… Continue Reading


Hoeven Cosponsors CRA to Protect Farmers, Overturn Labor Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Ted Budd (R-N.C.) in introducing a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn a misguided rule from the Department of Labor (DoL) that will drastically increase costs for American farmers. The H-2A visa program helps American farms fill farm labor gaps and remain sufficiently staffed for the planting, cultivating and harvesting of crops. The new DoL rule inflates H-2A wage rates … Continue Reading


Hoeven to Energy Secretary Granholm: More U.S. Domestic Oil Production & Refining Capacity Needed to Alleviate Inflation on American Consumers

WASHINGTON - At a recent hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senator John Hoeven pressed Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on the need for greater U.S. domestic oil and gas production to bring down prices for American consumers, while stressing the importance of increasing the nation's refining capacity. In contrast: U.S. oil refining capacity declined from 19 million barrels per day (BPD) in 2019 to 17.9 million bpd, a loss that is not expected to be offset by pend… Continue Reading


Hoeven: FAA Awards $11 Million in Grants to North Dakota Airports

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than $11 million to the following North Dakota airports for projects including runway, taxiway, terminal and lighting improvements, as well as upgrades to snow removal equipment and facilities: Jamestown Regional Airport- $7,007,500 Minot International Airport - $980,000 Ellendale Airport - $600,000 Linton Muni… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Visit to Taiwan and South Korea, Calls for Greater Defense and Trade Ties in the Pacific

WASHINGTON - During remarks delivered on the floor of the U.S. Senate this week, Senator John Hoeven reviewed his recent visit to South Korea and Taiwan, outlining their longstanding defense and trade ties with the U.S. and stressing the need to: Enhance the self-defense capabilities of U.S. allies and partners in the Pacific to better deter the aggressions of China and North Korea. Advance a regional strategy of like-minded allies and partners to preserve peace and stability and support a f… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate Passes Fire Grants and Safety Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the Senate approved the Fire Grants and Safety Act, legislation to reauthorize the U.S. Fire Administration and federal grant programs that support local fire departments. "North Dakota's firefighters and first responders do a great job saving lives and property in emergency situations. Their services are vital to the well-being of our communities and providing a high quality of life for our citizens," Hoeven said. … Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Strengthen Defense Ties in the Pacific, Ensure Effective Nuclear Deterrent & Enhance U.S. Domain Awareness

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee this week, U.S. Senator John Hoeven discussed with U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown and Chief of Space Operations Gen. B. Chance Saltzman efforts to deter China's aggression and the importance of: Strengthening the ties between the U.S. and its partners and allies in the Pacific, including supporting the self-defense of South Korea and Taiwan. Hoeven discussed how … Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Intro Bill to Stop the Ban of Traditional Ammo & Tackle on Public Lands

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently joined Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) in introducing legislation to prohibit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from banning the use of traditional lead ammunition or tackle on public lands. "Our legislation will protect sportsmen and their access to hunt and fish on public lands. These activities are a treasured past time in North Dakota, and federal overreach should not hinder s… Continue Reading


Hoeven Addresses NDAREC Legislative Rally, Outlines Work to Ensure Low-Cost, Dependable Electricity

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, this week spoke to members of the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) at their legislative rally on Capitol Hill. The senator provided a legislative update and outlined his work to support the state's electric cooperatives. "Thanks to the efforts of our innovative energy industry, including our electric cooperatives, North Dakota is a global leader in producing more energy with better environ… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Taiwan Agriculture Officials Reaffirm Longstanding Agriculture Trade Partnership

TAIPEI - U.S. Senator John Hoeven, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Wen-Jane Tu, Deputy Minister of Taiwan's Council of Agriculture, issued the following statement after meeting on agriculture and trade, and reaffirming the longstanding trade partnership between the U.S. and Taiwan. "The United States, particularly my home state of North Dakota, and Taiwan have long been dependable partners in agricultur… Continue Reading


Hoeven Meets with Taiwan President Tsai, Reaffirms Long-Standing Economic and Defense Relationship

TAIPEI - U.S. Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee and ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, this week met with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and National Security Advisor Wellington Koo to reaffirm support for Taiwan. Hoeven outlined the importance of strengthening long-standing economic and defense ties to promote peace and prosperity in the Pacific region. "Taiwan has been a friend and partner of the United States for decad… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Federal Court Blocks Implementation of Biden Administration's Expanded WOTUS Rule

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland issued a preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) expanded Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule for the 24 states represented in the case, including North Dakota. "This injunction is a welcome relief from the ever-growing, burdensome regulations being pushed by the Biden administration," said Hoeven. "This expanded WOTUS rule wou… Continue Reading


Hoeven Travels to DMZ; Meets with South Korean Defense, Agriculture Officials to Strengthen Security, Trade Ties

SEOUL - Senator John Hoeven this week met with government, military and agriculture leaders in South Korea to strengthen military and agriculture trade ties with South Korea. Hoeven's visit is timely as this year marks the 70th anniversary of the alliance between the U.S. and South Korea, which was signed in 1953. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for funding U.S. military forces, Hoeven traveled to Seoul and the demilitarized zone (DMZ) to meet wit… Continue Reading


ND Delegation Sponsoring Legislation to Enable Greater Development of State-Owned Lands & Minerals

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong reintroduced the North Dakota Trust Lands Completion Act, bicameral legislation to authorize the State of North Dakota to relinquish state-owned lands and minerals contained within the Tribal Reservations to the U.S. Department of the Interior and, in exchange, receive federal land and minerals of equal value within North Dakota. Currently, North Dakota holds more than 130,000 acres of minerals and over 31,000 sur… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Effort Calling on FCC to Rollout Next Gen Television Standard, Support Local Broadcasters

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently joined Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) in calling on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to expedite the continued rollout of the Next Generation Television standard, advanced technology that will help broadcasters continue to provide quality local news and support an improved emergency alert system. "The Next Gen TV standard is essential to the continued vitality and competitiveness of local t… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on EPA Advancing Costly, Duplicative Regulations Targeting Coal-Fired Electric

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed revision of the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule that imposes costly and duplicative Obama-era regulations targeting coal-fired electric power plants. When first advanced in 2012, this rule contributed to the closure of numerous power plants, before being struck down by the Supreme Court in 2015. The Biden administration has now revived this rul… Continue Reading

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