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Hoeven: Senate Passes Legislation to Provide VA Health Care to Veterans Impacted by Toxic Exposure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed legislation to provide Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care to more than 3.5 million veterans from all eras suffering from conditions related to toxic exposure. "This legislation provides needed coverage to veterans exposed to toxic substances during their time serving and defending our nation … Continue Reading


Congress Passes Hoeven-Sponsored Legislation to Address Shipping Backlogs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation he sponsored to update federal regulations for the global shipping industry and help American producers export their products internationally. The Ocean Shipping Reform Act helps address supply chain challenges by prohibiting ocean carriers from unreasonably declining shipping opportunities for U.S. exports, making it harder for ocean carriers to arbitrarily turn away goods at po… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Scott Oppose SEC's Overreach, Proposed Rule Would Impose Unworkable Regulations on Agriculture Producers

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) today pushed back on a proposed rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that would place unworkable climate disclosure regulations on farmers, ranchers and agriculture producers. The senators led a letter signed by 30 colleagues calling on the SEC to rescind the overreaching proposal, which would require publicly-traded companies to include certain climate-related disclosures in their registration statements and per… Continue Reading


Hoeven to Biden: Support U.S. Domestic Ag Production & Withdraw Amicus Brief That Jeopardizes the Use of Glyphosate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today urged President Biden to call on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to withdraw its May 2022 brief before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the use of the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, and an important crop protection tool. The administration's most recent brief reverses long-standing policy regarding pesticide la… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Address Shipping Backlogs, Ensure Ag Producers Can Access Foreign Markets

WASHINGTON - At a Senate committee hearing that he co-chaired this week, Senator John Hoeven outlined the importance of free and fair trade for U.S. agriculture producers and discussed efforts to ensure farmers and ranchers can access foreign markets. In particular, the senator stressed the impact that transportation backlogs and supply chain issues are having on producers' ability to export their goods. Accordingly, Hoeven is: Sponsoring the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, bipartisan legislation … Continue Reading


Hoeven Continues Urging Biden Administration to Address Backlog at West Coast Ports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.) this week in calling on the Biden administration to engage with stakeholders and Congress on the ongoing contract negotiations at America's West Coast ports. While negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) started on May 10, 2022, it has been reported that contract talks have already been suspended once. This letter builds on Hoeven and his colleagues' … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Biden Administration's Immigration Policies Making Southern Border Crisis Worse

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven delivered remarks on the Senate floor calling on the Biden administration to secure the nation's southern border. The senator outlined the ongoing crisis as the number of immigrants illegally crossing the southern border was over 234,000 individuals in April 2022 alone. "This unprecedented and growing crisis at the southern border is due to the Biden administration's misguided immigration policies. This includes the lack of enforcement of key tools, … Continue Reading


Hoeven Continues Efforts to Support ND National Guard, Expand & Strengthen Missions

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven continued his efforts to advance the following priorities with Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau (NGB): Securing the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system (UAS) for the North Dakota Army National Guard. Ensuring the 119th Wing's MQ-9 Reapers are kept up-to-date and converted from the Block 1 to the Block 5 aircraft. Establishing an Army National Guard Line of … Continue Reading


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

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