News Releases

07.04.21

Hoeven Statement on Independence Day 2021

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement in commemoration of our nation's independence: "Today on the Fourth of July, we celebrate the birth of our nation 245 years ago, when our Founding Fathers set out to form a more perfect union. Since then, our veterans and servicemembers have fought to preserve the freedom and liberties we enjoy every day. We are forever indebted to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and today we honor those who have defended our co… Continue Reading


07.01.21

Hoeven Hosts Senior USDA Officials to Review Drought Conditions, Outline Assistance Efforts with Producers in Carrington & Argusville

CARRINGTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today is hosting senior officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at meetings in Carrington and Argusville to assess drought conditions and gather input from agriculture producers. Hoeven invited Risk Management Agency (RMA) Acting Administrator Richard Flournoy and Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Zach Ducheneaux… Continue Reading


06.30.21

Hoeven: SDA Launches Low-Earth Orbit Satellites, Advances Grand Forks' Role in Winning the Race in Space

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the launch of SpaceX's Transporter-2 releasing Space Development Agency (SDA) satellites is central to operations that Hoeven has been working to advance in North Dakota. The SpaceX rocket included five SDA satellites, two from General Atomics, an anchor tenant at Grand Sky Technology Park, which will be used to develop laser communication systems enabling low-Earth orbit satellites to communicate with unmanned aerial systems. Ho… Continue Reading


06.30.21

Hoeven: Carbon Capture is Coal Creek's Next Chapter

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today outlined the important role of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies to the future of Coal Creek Station, which was approved for purchase by Rainbow Energy today ensuring its operation beyond 2022. Hoeven has been working with Great River Energy, Rainbow Energy and North American Coal to find a solution to keep the plant and adjacent Falkirk Mine in operation. A vital … Continue Reading


06.30.21

Hoeven: Grand Forks Air Force Base to Take Command of E-11 Aircraft Fleet

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Air Force announced that the 319th Reconnaissance Wing (RW) at Grand Forks Air Force Base will take command of the new E-11 Battlefield Airborne Control Node aircraft mission, based at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. This comes as a result of the senator's efforts to position Grand Forks to lead future Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. Hoeven has repeatedly made thi… Continue Reading


06.28.21

Hoeven Announces More Than $2.2 Million in Head Start Funding

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 $1,254,083 to Mayville State University and $981,560 to Great Northwest Education Cooperative. Today's funding will be used to support Head Start services for eligible children and families. "This grant helps support school readiness for families in these communities by ensuring Head Start se… Continue Reading


06.26.21

Hoeven Helps Dedicate Two Phases of Minot Region's Flood Protection, Commemorates Disaster's 10th Anniversary

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the completion of two phases of the Minot region's flood protection project and joined the community in commemorating the 10th anniversary of the historic 2011 flood. The MI-2 and MI-3 phases, also known as Napa Valley and Forest Road, respectively, include nearly 9,000 feet of earthen levees, 1,600 feet of stream bank stabilization and two pumping stations, among other features. Hoeven emphasized how the phased approach to developing the flood prot… Continue Reading


06.25.21

Hoeven: DOT to Award $16.75 Million Grant to ND Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded $16,750,000 to the North Dakota Department of Transportation through the 2021 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program. A member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, Hoeven led the North Dakota delegation in outlining North Dakota's increase in oversized freight and passenger traffic to DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg and further made… Continue Reading


06.25.21

Hoeven, Cramer Introduce Resolution Commemorating 10th Anniversary of Historic 2011 Minot Flood

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer this week introduced a resolution commemorating the 10th anniversary of the historic flood in the Minot region, during which water levels reached their crest on June 26, 2011. The resolution outlines the extraordinary conditions that led to the disaster, the scale of its impact, the resilience of the region's residents and the ongoing efforts to build permanent flood protection for the Souris River Valley. The full text of the resolution can be … Continue Reading


06.24.21

Hoeven Outlines Need to Crack the Code on CCUS to Maintain Access to Affordable, Reliable Baseload Power

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee's Subcommittee on Energy this week, Senator John Hoeven, ranking member of the subcommittee, introduced Mac McLennan, President and CEO of Minnkota Power Cooperative, and stressed the importance of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies, like Project Tundra, in maintaining the nation's access to affordable and reliable baseload power. In particular, the senator outlined efforts to crack the code o… Continue Reading


06.24.21

Hoeven Statement After Senate Approves Bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate approved the Growing Climate Solutions Act, bipartisan legislation to help agriculture producers participate in voluntary carbon credit markets. "Our farmers and ranchers do a tremendous job providing food, fuel and fiber to meet our needs and they do so with good environmental stewardship… Continue Reading


06.24.21

Hoeven and Rosen Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Threats of Cyber Attacks on Electric Grid

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) in reintroducing bipartisan legislation to create a voluntary program at the Department of Energy (DOE) to test the cybersecurity of products and technologies connected to the electric grid. The Cyber Sense Act also directs the DOE to provide technical assistance to manufacturers and electric utilities to address cybersecurity risks, and would establish a process for reporting vulnerabilities of products intended for use … Continue Reading


06.24.21

Hoeven Advancing Efforts to Improve Transparency, Price Discovery & Market Access for Ranchers

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven continued his efforts to ensure access to fair and competitive cattle markets for ranchers. Hoeven worked with Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-Ark.) to hold the hearing, the first one addressing these issues since 2019, in order to help advance solutions to improve transparency and price discovery in the beef industry. The hearing included cattle produce… Continue Reading


06.23.21

Hoeven Joins Tuberville in Introducing HBOT Access Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, today joined Senators Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) to introduce the HBOT Access Act of 2021, legislation to make Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) an available resource for veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) who have exhausted other treatment options. This legislation is part of the senator's efforts… Continue Reading


06.23.21

Hoeven Urging Army to Work with North Dakota Test Site & Partners to Counter UAS Threats

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven urged Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth to work with the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Test Site in developing technologies to counter the misuse of unmanned aircraft. The senator highlighted the role of the Army's Joint Counter-Small UAS office, which coordinates efforts across the Department of Defense (DoD) to deal with potential UAS threats, and opportunities to conne… Continue Reading


06.22.21

Hoeven: Constitution Vests Authority in States to Conduct Elections

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today opposed legislation that would take away the authority of the states to conduct their own elections: "The Constitution vests authority in the states to conduct elections. This bill takes away state authority and effectively nationalizes our election system. I don't believe North Dakotans want the federal government to determine how we conduct our elections. It would prevent states from enforcing commonsense Voter ID laws, while forcing states to allow bal… Continue Reading


06.21.21

Hoeven: USDA Providing Grants for Small Meat Processors to Become Federally-Inspected

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make $55.2 million in competitive grants available to allow small meat processors to make improvements to become federally-inspected. This will improve meat processing capacity, helping to prevent disruptions in the nation's food supply and giving ranchers more options for selling … Continue Reading


06.18.21

Hoeven: Fargo-Moorhead Regional Flood Protection a First-in-the-Nation Project

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked two first-in-the-nation milestones in the effort to build permanent, comprehensive flood protection in the Red River Valley: The selection of the project's P3 partner. This is the first major Army Corps' project to utilize the P3 split-delivery model, which enables the project to be built more cost-effectively and on a significantly faster timeline. Compared to traditional construction delivery, the P3 model will save the project $330 million … Continue Reading


06.18.21

Hoeven Addresses North Dakota Boys State 78th Annual Session

WAHPETON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the North Dakota Boys State Delegation at the 78th annual session in Wahpeton. The senator outlined the importance of being an engaged member of society and shared of his personal experience attending Boys State. Delegates are selected to attend the weeklong program to develop leadership skills through participating in legislative sessions, court proceedings, disaster response exercises and additional activities simulating the structure of a s… Continue Reading


06.17.21

Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Give Veterans the Recognition & Honor They Deserve

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) in introducing bipartisan legislation to open eligibility for burial in state veterans' cemeteries. The Burial Equity for Guards and Reserves Act would make eligible all members of the Reserve Component, so long as their service was terminated under honorable conditions, and certain family members for burial in state veterans' cemeteries. Currently, if a cemetery rece… Continue Reading

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