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Hoeven, Heitkamp, Cramer: North Dakota Bases Critically Important to Air Force, National Defense

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer yesterday met with representatives from both the Grand Forks Base Realignment Impact Committee (BRIC) and Minot's Task Force 21. The delegation is working on issues important to the bases, including support for the missions and infrastructure at each installation. Following the meeting, the Grand Forks BRIC traveled to the Pentagon to meet with Kathleen Ferguson, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air … Continue Reading


Senate Approves Continuing Resolution to Fund Government for 2013, Makes Necessary Spending Reductions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today upon passage of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2013, which runs through September 30: "The continuing resolution we passed today on a bipartisan basis funds government for 2013 and cuts spending to help address our deficit and debt. Although it does not provide as much flexibility as other measures I pushed to include in the bill, it is an improvement on the across-the-… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $2 Million FEMA Grant to Aid Minot Flood Recovery

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $2 million grant to the City of Minot to complete the first phase of a project to protect the city's water treatment plant. Senators Hoeven and Conrad worked together last year to make sure the grant funding was authorized and appropriated. "FEMA's decision to award additional grants to assist with Minot's continued flood recovery efforts reflects an ongoing commitment to ensuring … Continue Reading


Hoeven Presses President on Keystone XL, Introduces Legislation Enabling Congress to Approve the Project

WASHINGTON - At a meeting Thursday with President Barack Obama and the Republican Senate caucus on Capitol Hill, Senator John Hoeven again pressed the president for a definite timetable and favorable decision on the Keystone XL pipeline project, which has been delayed by the administration for nearly five years. The president said only that he would decide "this year." "The president still hasn't given us a decision or a definitive timeline, so Senator Max Baucus and I, along with a bipartisan … Continue Reading


Delegation Encourages North Dakota High School Marching Bands to Apply for 2014 National Independence Day Parade

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer today announced that the 2014 National Independence Day Parade is seeking applications from high school marching bands interested in representing the State of North Dakota in the annual Independence Day Parade. The delegation encourages North Dakota high school marching bands to apply through their congressional offices to participate in the annual parade held each July 4 in the nation's capital in celebration of A… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Energy Committee Passes Legislation to Streamline Processing of Federal Oil and Gas Permits in ND

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate Energy Committee has approved the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Streamlining Act, legislation he introduced, along with Senator Heidi Heitkamp, to help streamline oil and gas permitting on federal lands in western North Dakota. As a member of the Energy Committee, Hoeven worked to pass the legislation through the committee, clearing its way for consideration by the full Senate. The BLM Streamlining Act expands the service … Continue Reading


Hoeven-Baucus, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON - Following nearly five years of study and a fourth favorable State Department environmental review indicating "no significant impact to the environment," U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to approve the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. The senators' bill would approve the 1,700-mile, high-tech project under Congress's authority enumerated in the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8. Hoeven … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Northrop Grumman Strategic Alliance

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Northrop Grumman is committed to entering a strategic alliance with key Grand Forks partners and working toward an Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) agreement that would make the global aerospace and defense technology company a tenant in the air base's new high-tech complex. Hoeven met Thursday with Thomas Vice, Northrop Grumman's Corporate Vice President and President of the company's Aerospace Systems Sector, who told the senator that the company i… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Return of 818th Engineer Company

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement upon the return of the North Dakota National Guard's 818th Engineer Company (Sapper) to the United States: "Today I join North Dakotans and Americans everywhere in welcoming the members of the 818th Engineer Company back home to the United States following the unit's commendable service in Afghanistan. These soldiers served with tremendous courage and skill, and we are grateful to them - as well as their families - for the im… Continue Reading


Hoeven Pushes Corps to Move Forward on Flood Protection Plan for Minot Region

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today met with Col. Michael Price, Commander of the Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District, to continue his push for flood protection in Minot. The senator said that includes revision of the International Agreement with Canada to improve flows through the city and the region. Col. Price said the Corps will hold a public meeting in Minot on March 20 to gather input from the public to present to the International Joint Commission on April 17. Senator Hoeven sa… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Heitkamp, Cramer Call on TSA to Ensure Security and Privacy at North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer have called on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop and implement an efficient and timely plan for replacing the full-body passenger scanning machines while ensuring passenger safety at airports in Bismarck, Minot and Grand Forks. The delegation made the request in a letter sent to TSA Administrator John Pistole who is overseeing the removal of the full-body passenger scanning machines from … Continue Reading


Hoeven Welcomes Spring Interns to Washington, D.C., Bismarck and Fargo Offices

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that five students will intern with his Washington, D.C., Bismarck and Fargo offices this spring. The interns will work with the senator and his staff on legislative, communication and administrative projects. "We are glad to welcome a new group of bright, young North Dakotans to intern in my Washington, D.C. and state offices this spring," said Hoeven. "The congressional internship experience offers these students the opportunity to gain firstha… Continue Reading


Hoeven to Interior Nominee Jewell: Work With Us on All-of-the-Above Approach to Energy

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week pressed Sally Jewell, President Barack Obama's nominee to be the next Interior secretary, for assurances that if confirmed, she will work with Congress to promote a true all-of-the-above energy policy on federal lands. Hoeven also urged Jewell to work with him to move forward a congressionally authorized water project important to North Dakota. "If confirmed by the Senate, Ms. Jewell must work with us to promote a true all-of-the-above approach to ener… Continue Reading


Hoeven Enlists Air Force Leader to Support North Dakota Priorities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today met with Acting Under-Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Jamie Morin to make the case for existing and future missions for the North Dakota Air National Guard and the Minot and Grand Forks Air Force Bases. "Fargo, Grand Forks and Minot make enormous contributions to the Air Force and our national defense," Hoeven said. "We made it clear to Dr. Morin that our state is committed to supporting long-term Air Force missions, including a new tanker mission in Grand … Continue Reading


School Nutrition Association Endorses Hoeven-Pryor Bipartisan Sensible School Lunch Act

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and a bipartisan group of senators today were joined by senior officials of the School Nutrition Association (SNA), which earlier this week endorsed the senators' Sensible School Lunch Act. The new legislation will provide school districts with greater flexibility in implementing new rules for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program to accommodate the differing nutritional needs of students. Participating in … Continue Reading


Hoeven Meets with Saskatchewan Premier Wall to Discuss Spring Flood Protection for Souris River Basin

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today met with Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall to discuss forecasting and preparation efforts to help prevent possible spring flooding in the Souris River Basin. Hoeven and Wall also focused on additional ways the United States and Canada, and specifically North Dakota and Saskatchewan, can work together on important projects like approving the Keystone XL pipeline. "We are working with Canadian officials to develop a thorough flood protection strategy for the So… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on President Obama's Dinner Meeting with Republican Leaders

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement following his meeting on the nation's fiscal challenges with President Barack Obama and Republican colleagues: "This evening at our meeting with the president, we had an opportunity to express our views on the challenging task of getting our nation's fiscal house in order, which requires three key elements: taking a pro-growth approach to our economy, reducing our spending in a thoughtful way, and preserving and protecting e… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on President Obama's Nominees for the EPA and Department of Energy

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the president's nominations of Gina McCarthy to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Dr. Ernest Moniz to serve as secretary of energy: "The question of primary importance to the nation, as well as to my state, is will both of these candidates embrace a true all-of-the-above approach to energy development rather than simply use rhetoric to that effect. "For Ms. McCarthy, it will be … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Today's State Dept. Release of its 4th Environmental Review of the Keystone XL Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. State Department's release of its second Keystone XL supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS), which represents the project's fourth environmental review, including a Final EIS in August of 2011. "After four and a half years, and a total of four environmental reviews, the Keystone XL pipeline project is perhaps the most thoroughly studied and long-delayed project of its kind in U.S. history. T… Continue Reading


Statement of Senator John Hoeven on Today's Votes in the U.S. Senate to Address Sequestration

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to two votes taken today in the U.S. Senate to address the impending sequestration. Neither of today's measures passed the Senate: "Today, I voted for a bill that would have given President Obama the flexibility to address the sequester in an effective and thoughtful way in order to minimize the impacts of spending reductions on the American people and on key programs like national defense, transportation safety a… Continue Reading

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