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01.19.22

Hoeven Statement on Voting Against Democrats' Bill to Federalize Elections

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after voting to preserve the Senate filibuster and against Democrats' legislation that would take away the authority of the states to conduct their own elections: "The Constitution vests authority in the states to conduct their elections. I oppose this legislation and attempts to federalize our election process. I don't believe North Dakotans want the federal government to determine how we conduct our elections. Further, th… Continue Reading


01.19.22

Hoeven Announces Additional FY2022 Army Corps Funding for ND Water & Sewer Projects

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced more than $35 million in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' funding that he worked to secure for water management and sewer projects across North Dakota. This comes in addition to the $437 million and $61.45 million awards that Hoeven announced earlier today for flood protection projects in the Red River Valley and Souris River Valley, respectively. Further, the awards include $20.15 million for maintenance of Corps facilities at Garrison Dam and Lake … Continue Reading


01.19.22

Hoeven Secures $61.45 Million for Permanent Flood Protection in Minot Region

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he worked with Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Shalanda Young to secure $61.45 million in federal funding for permanent flood protection in the Souris River Valley. This funding, which is the latest in Hoeven's efforts to advance the region's flood protection, will fulfill the federal funding commitment and provide the funding necessary to complete phase 4, which will tie the previous three phases together and pr… Continue Reading


01.19.22

Hoeven & Klobuchar Work with OMB Director to Secure $437 Million for Comprehensive Flood Protection in the Red River Valley

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today announced that, through their efforts with Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Shalanda Young, they have secured $437 million of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding for the construction of permanent flood protection in the Red River Valley. With this award, the project has now received the complete federal funding commitment of $750 million. Hoeven and Klobuchar have been working closely with … Continue Reading


01.13.22

Hoeven Statement After Voting for Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after voting for legislation to impose mandatory sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will carry natural gas produced in Russia to the European market. The legislation would impose mandatory sanctions on Nord Stream 2 AG as well as any corporate officer of an entity planning, constructing or operating the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and would subject any removal of the sanctions to congressional review. However, the legi… Continue Reading


01.13.22

Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Urging Department of Education to Answer for Comparing Parents to "Domestic Terrorists"

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in urging U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to answer for reportedly orchestrating a letter from the National School Board Association (NSBA) that compared concerned parents to "domestic terrorists." "Parents are not 'domestic terrorists' and it is appalling that anyone would suggest that exercising the constitutionally protected freedoms of speech and assembly would be characterized as a threat," wrote… Continue Reading


01.13.22

Hoeven Statement After Supreme Court Blocks Biden Administration's Vaccine Mandate on Private Employers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on the Biden administration's vaccine mandate on private employers. The senator joined a bicameral effort, led by Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), in filing an amicus brief arguing that Congress did not give the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) the authority to impose a vaccine mandate and urging the court to stay the mandate. The full text of the brief can be read her… Continue Reading


01.12.22

Hoeven Announces Funding to Bismarck State College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded more than $1.3 million to Bismarck State College. Today's grant will be used to support the Accomplish-Innovate-Motivate (AIM) Scholars Program which will provide scholarships to students who pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to meet the nation's high demand for workers entering careers related in the STE… Continue Reading


01.11.22

Hoeven, Cramer & Armstrong Honor NDSU Bison Football Team's Latest Championship

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong this week honored the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team for winning the 2022 NCAA Division I FCS Championship. Hoeven and Cramer marked the Bison's ninth FCS national championship by introducing a resolution in the U.S. Senate and delivering floor remarks to highlight the team's success in claiming victory against the Montana State University Bobcats on January 8, 2022 by a score of 38 to 1… Continue Reading


01.10.22

Hoeven Statement on Announced Retirement of ND House Majority Leader Pollert

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after North Dakota House Majority Leader Chet Pollert announced his intention to retire from the state legislature. "Majority Leader Pollert has been a dedicated public servant, not only for his district in Carrington, but our entire state. We appreciate his more than two decades of hard work to improve North Dakotans' quality of life, including his longstanding efforts to ensure individuals and families throughout the st… Continue Reading


01.08.22

Hoeven Congratulates Bison on Winning NCAA Division I Football Championship

FRISCO, TEXAS - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement congratulating the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team on winning the FCS national championship with a victory over the Montana State Bobcats. "Congratulations to the entire NDSU football program for claiming yet another FCS National Championship title today. We also want to congratulate the Bobcats on a great season. Their fans should be proud of their efforts. "Today's victory caps another incredibl… Continue Reading


01.06.22

Hoeven: Coal Creek Receives Approval for Transmission Line Permit Transfer, Allowing Sale to Rainbow Energy to be Finalized

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the Minnesota Public Utility Commission approved the transfer of Coal Creek Station's high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line permit to Nexus Line, LLC, a subsidiary of Rainbow Energy. This marks the completion of the last major regulatory hurdle required for the sale of Coal Creek Station to Rainbow Energy to move forward. Hoeven has been work… Continue Reading


01.05.22

Hoeven, Daines Make Friendly Wager on Bison-Bobcat Matchup Ahead of FCS National Championship Game

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week agreed to a friendly wager with Montana Senator Steve Daines ahead of the FCS National Championship game in Frisco, Texas this weekend. On Saturday, January 8, the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison will take on the Montana State University (MSU) Bobcats at Toyota Stadium. Both Hoeven and Daines have agreed that the senator representing the winning team will be taking home steaks while the losing senator must wear the winning team's jersey for a… Continue Reading


01.03.22

Hoeven Joins Bicameral Effort Urging Supreme Court to Block Biden Administration's Vaccine Mandate on Private Employers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined a bicameral effort, led by Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), opposing the Biden administration's vaccine mandate on private employers in an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case. Specifically, the members of Congress filed an amicus brief arguing that Congress did not give the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) the authority to impose a vaccine mandate and urging the court to stay the mandate. The full text of the brief can be read here. This com… Continue Reading


12.23.21

Hoeven Reviews Minot Missions with USAF Secretary Kendall

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John Hoeven, along with Senator Kevin Cramer, today joined U.S. Air Force (USAF) Secretary Frank Kendall in reviewing the missions and operations of the Minot Air Force Base. Hoeven outlined his efforts to ensure the modernization of the nation's nuclear forces, including the dual nuclear missions in Minot, remains on schedule. To this end, the senator made the case to Kendall for nuclear modernization during his confirmation process earlier this year and invited the se… Continue Reading


12.23.21

Hoeven Statement on the Passing of North Dakota Legislator George Keiser

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the passing of North Dakota legislator George Keiser. "Representative Keiser served our state and nation in many ways - as a state legislator for 28 years, a city commissioner, a member of the U.S. Army and a successful businessman. Through these roles, he worked to build up his community and secure a more prosperous future for North Dakotans. He will be remembered well by both his constituents and his colleagues. Mike… Continue Reading


12.23.21

Hoeven Statement on New Soybean Crushing Facility to be Constructed Near Casselton

CASSELTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after CGB Enterprises, Inc. and Minnesota Soybean Processors announced plans to construct a soybean crushing plant near Casselton. The facility aligns with Hoeven's long-term efforts to provide value-added opportunities for the state's farmers, including expanding the nexus between the state's agriculture and energy industries. "This announcement is welcome news for Cass County, farmers in the region and our entire stat… Continue Reading


12.22.21

Hoeven: USDA Awards $875,000 to Help North Dakota Producers Cover Costs of Federal Conservation Compliance

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) has awarded $875,000 to North Dakota Agricultural Mitigation (NDAM), Inc., a partnership between six North Dakota commodity groups that helps agriculture producers cover the costs of establishing wetland banks to meet federal conservation compliance requirements. In order … Continue Reading


12.20.21

Hoeven Joins Bicameral Effort Challenging EPA's Authority to Force Grid Away From Coal

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today joined a bicameral effort supporting petitioners from 20 states, including North Dakota, challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to issue burdensome, sector-wide regulations that force states to change their fuel sources for electricity generation. Specifically, the members of Congress filed an amicus brief in West Virginia, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency… Continue Reading


12.17.21

Hoeven, Tester Urge USDA to Expedite Ag Disaster Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Jon Tester this week spoke with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Robert Bonnie to press USDA to expedite distribution of the $10 billion in disaster assistance, including $750 million specifically for livestock producers, approved by Congress in September. The senators pressed Bonnie to provide farmers and ranchers with details on the program and the assistance as quickly as possible given producers a… Continue Reading

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