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Hoeven: Red River Valley's Flood Protection Serving As a Model for Major Corps Projects Across the U.S.

HORACE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today reviewed the Red River Valley's comprehensive flood protection project with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leadership, including Army Corps Chief Scott Spellmon and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor. Hoeven joined the Corps leaders to highlight how the first-in-the-nation project can serve as a model for the U.S. to complete projects more quickly and at a lower cost. Specifically, the senator discussed how this is the first maj… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Opposition to Raising Debt Limit Without Spending and Budget Reforms

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) and 42 of his Senate colleagues in urging Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to oppose raising the debt ceiling without substantive spending and budget reforms. "The Senate Republican conference is united behind the House Republican conference in support of spending cuts and structural budget reform as a starting point for negotiations on the debt ceiling. "Our economy is in free fall due to unsustainable fiscal polic… Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses Efforts to Expand Veteran Access to Health Care & Benefits, Secure Investments in State & Federal Veterans Cemeteries

MANDAN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the North Dakota Disabled American Veterans (DAV) annual state convention in Mandan, where he thanked its members for their service and sacrifice in defense of the U.S., as well as their continued advocacy on behalf of veterans. "The DAV does tremendous work on behalf of our nation's veterans, and we appreciate their continued efforts to honor the sacrifices of our veterans and their families, while ensuring they receive the benefits and health… Continue Reading


Hoeven Cosponsors Senate-Passed Resolution Designating National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate approved a resolution designating May 5, 2023 as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. Hoeven is a cosponsor of the bipartisan Senate resolution introduced by Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.). "Today we mark the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. Our bipartisan resolution was unanimously approved this wee… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Comprehensive Permitting Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), joined Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), ranking member of the ENR Committee, in introducing the Spur Permitting of Underdeveloped Resources (SPUR) Act. This legislation would make key reforms and provide regulatory relief to increase domestic energy and mineral development, ensure federal lands remain open to productive uses and streamline permitting of energy infrastructure. The SPUR Act inc… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Border Security is National Security

WASHINGTON - With Title 42 set to expire next week, Senator John Hoeven this week delivered remarks on the Senate floor calling on the Biden administration to put in place immigration policies to stem the expected surge in illegal immigration. Specifically, Hoeven outlined the need to reinstate: The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) or Remain in Mexico Policy, which required people seeking asylum at the southern border to wait in Mexico while their case was adjudicated. The Safe Third Coun… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Proposed Expansion of CFIUS Jurisdiction

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the administration issued a proposal to expand the jurisdiction of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to include foreign acquisitions of real estate within 100 miles of additional U.S. military bases, including the Grand Forks Air Force Base. "The CFIUS process needs to be updated, and this is an important step to help ensure that we can protect our security interests. China is growing more… Continue Reading


Hoeven Calls for Permitting Reform, Regulatory Relief to Unlock U.S. Energy Potential, Bring Down Prices for Consumers

WASHINGTON - During remarks delivered on the Senate floor this week, Senator John Hoeven outlined the need for permitting reform and regulatory relief in order to unlock the nation's energy potential. The senator discussed how more U.S. domestic energy production, as well as facilities to get energy to market, are needed to bring down prices for American consumers and get inflation under control. To this end, Hoeven is sponsoring the following bills in the U.S. Senate, which have been included i… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Intro Legislation to Protect Multiple Policy on Federal Lands, Stop Biden Administration's Public Lands Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), joined Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), ranking member of the ENR Committee, this week in introducing legislation to protect multiple use policy on federal lands and block the Bureau of Land Management's proposed Public Lands Rule. "The Biden administration is continuing to propose burdensome regulations and take a one-size-fits-all approach to managing federal lands," said Hoeven. "The Bur… Continue Reading


Hoeven Votes to Restore Tariffs on Solar Panels That Utilize China-Manufactured Parts

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after voting for a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to impose tariffs on solar panels utilizing parts manufactured in China. The resolution would repeal a rule issued by the Biden administration waiving tariffs on solar panels imported from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, despite evidence that manufacturers in these countries are utilizing parts from China, circumventing U.S. antidumping and tariff laws. The… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Reforms to Reduce Debt and Deficit Should be Part of Debt Ceiling Agreement

WASHINGTON - At a press conference today on the Capitol steps, Senator John Hoeven outlined the importance of including reforms to reduce the debt and deficit as part of an agreement to raise the debt ceiling. The senator highlighted the House-passed bill that reduces spending while raising the debt ceiling, and called on the President to support spending reforms. "The House passed legislation that raises the debt ceiling while putting in place the kinds of reforms we need to reduce the debt an… Continue Reading


Hoeven Presses Army Secretary to Focus on Mission, Stop DoD's Environmental Rule for Federal Contractors

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, this week pressed U.S. Army Secretary Christine Wormuth to drop the Department of Defense's (DoD's) proposed rule imposing a new environmental rule on federal contractors, both large and small, that would ultimately drive up costs for our national defense. "The Biden administration is putting emissions above our missions, and prioritizing environmentally-friendly bombs and missiles over our national secur… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Presidents of Two Largest Farm Organizations Support Prioritizing Crop Insurance, Updating ARC & PLC in Farm Bill

WASHINGTON - At a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing this week, Senator John Hoeven confirmed with Zippy Duvall, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation, and Rob Larew, President of the National Farmers Union, their support for strengthening the nation's agriculture safety net in the next farm bill, including: Prioritizing crop insurance, the primary risk management tool for many producers. Updating and improving the counter-cyclical safety net, including the Agriculture Risk Cov… Continue Reading


Hoeven Pressing Biden Administration to Hold Oil & Gas Lease Sales

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today continued his efforts to push back on the Biden administration's harmful policies, which are undermining domestic U.S. energy production and resulting in higher prices for American consumers. At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Hoeven pressed Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to stop blocking oil and gas production on federal lands and: Called on Haaland to comply with a recent federal district court ruling that ordered the B… Continue Reading


Hoeven: DoL Extends Moratorium on Duplicative Requirements for VA Community Providers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has extended for two years, the moratorium on burdensome and duplicative requirements for health care facilities, including long-term care (LTC) providers, serving veterans. The mandates, which come under DoL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), are duplicative of existing Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) standards, resulting in significantly increased costs and paperwork… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Army Corps Chief Confirms that Red River Valley Flood Protection a First-in-the-Nation Project, Will Bring Corps Leadership to FM Area to See Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven discussed with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief LTG Scott Spellmon progress on the Red River Valley's comprehensive flood protection, including: How the project is a first-in-the-nation project, as it's the first major Army Corps project to utilize both the P3 split-delivery model and a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan. Accordingly, Chief Spellmon will bring Army Corps leadership to the Fargo-Moorhead region next month to revie… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working with Corps to Advance Flood Protection for Minot Region

WASHINGTON - At a recent hearing of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, Senator John Hoeven worked with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief LTG Scott Spellmon to advance flood protection efforts for the Minot region. The senator is working with the Corps to find creative solutions to complete flood protection for the entire Minot region including: Utilizing Department of Defense (DoD) programs to help offset costs, given the location of the Minot Air Force Base. Hoeven hel… Continue Reading


ND Delegation Urges FEMA to Abandon or Delay Proposed Flood Map for Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to abandon or delay its implementation of a new Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the City of Bismarck. The delegation pointed to the outsized impact the proposed map would have on the community's low-income residents, particularly in the southern portion of the city, where the region's primary homeless shelter and a permanent supportive housing facili… Continue Reading


Hoeven Marks Grand Opening of Magic City Discovery Center, Outlines Benefits to Families in the Minot Region

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the grand opening of the Magic City Discovery Center, an interactive children's museum that provides science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) educational opportunities for Minot families, including those stationed at Minot Air Force Base. The center first opened in 2014 in a temporary location with the goal of providing an entertaining environment that helps educate children while developing their critical-thinking skills. Hoeven then … Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Commitment from BOR Commissioner to Work on Funding ENDAWS

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week secured a commitment from Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Commissioner Camille Touton to work with him on funding the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply (ENDAWS) Project. Hoeven raised the priority during a hearing of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, stressing the importance of the project in ensuring a reliable water supply in the Red River Valley, particularly during times of drought, while highlighting the opportunity for BO… Continue Reading

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