News Releases

03.27.24

Hoeven Kicks Off Statewide Military Tour in Minot, Outlines FY24 Defense Funding To Modernize Minot AFB Dual Nuclear Mission

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today kicked off a statewide military tour at a roundtable with Minot’s Task Force 21 to outline the recently passed fiscal year (FY) 2024 Defense Appropriations Bill, which provides strong support for the nation’s military while bolstering North Dakota’s role in the nation’s defense. The bill increases defense spending by 3 percent and includes a 5.2 percent raise for military members. At the same time, … Continue Reading


03.26.24

Hoeven, Cramer, Armstrong Statement After USPS Interim Audit Released For Bismarck, Mandan Aand Minot

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement after the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Inspector General (IG) released its interim audit of facilities in Bismarck, Mandan and Minot. The audit, which is available here, found delayed mail and other operational deficiencies at each facility and recommended that district management: Properly allocate resources at the manual letter and flat operations units and verify the ma… Continue Reading


03.25.24

Hoeven, Scott Introduce Resolution Defending Israel

WASHINGTON — Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, joinedSenator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in introducing a resolution that reiterates Israel’s right to self-defense and condemns recent statements from U.S. lawmakers that hinder Israel’s electoral process. “We must stand with Israel as they defend themselves against the horrific terrorist attacks of Hamas,” said Hoeven. “Defeating Hamas is important for our security as well as Israel.  We must remain united in o… Continue Reading


03.25.24

Hoeven, Scott Introduce Resolution Denouncing Biden Open Border Policies, Calling for Immediate Action to Secure the Border

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) recently joined Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in introducing a resolution in the U.S. Senate denouncing the Biden administration’s open border policies, which have allowed more than 9 million individuals to illegally cross the U.S. southern border since President Biden took office. This resolution is being led in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (Texas-15) and passed with bipartisan support. In particular, the resolution stat… Continue Reading


03.23.24

Hoeven Secures North Dakota Priorities in FY24 Defense Funding Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today helped secure Senate passage of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Defense Appropriations Bill, which provides increased support for North Dakota’s servicemembers and their missions. The Defense bill was one of the final six FY2024 Appropriations bills approved by Congress today. The bills, which were previously considered and approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee with broad bipartisan support, complete the FY24 appropriations process, and while defense re… Continue Reading


03.22.24

Hoeven Presses FERC Nominees to Support Access to Baseload Power Sources

WASHINGTON - At a recent hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senator John Hoeven pressed nominees for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to ensure the stability and affordability of the grid by supporting access to baseload power sources, like coal-fired electric. To this end, the senator outlined the following priorities to the FERC nominees, including David Rosner, Lindsay See and Judy Chang: North Dakota’s leadership in advancing the future of the coa… Continue Reading


03.21.24

Hoeven: Senate Passes CRA to Stop Biden Administration From Allowing Beef Imports From Paraguay

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today helped pass a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to stop the Biden administration from allowing beef imports from Paraguay. Hoeven cosponsored the bipartisan CRA, which was approved by a vote of 70-25. Since 1997, imports of beef from Paraguay have been prohibited due to animal health concerns, specifically foot and mouth disea… Continue Reading


03.20.24

Hoeven Statement on EPA Finalizing Rule to Limit American Consumer Vehicle Choice, Impose EV Mandate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Biden administration finalized a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule requiring unworkable emissions reductions for light- and medium-duty vehicles by 2032, amounting to a de facto mandate for electric vehicles (EVs) and phase out of the internal combustion engine vehicle. Last year, Hoeven and Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) introduced the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act, legislation to prevent implem… Continue Reading


03.20.24

Hoeven: $3.2 Million Awarded by FAA for North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than $3.2 million to six airports across North Dakota. These grants will provide the selected airports with aid for modernization and safety projects. The funding comes as part of the FAA Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) Program and will proceed as follows: $2,600,000 to Jamestown Regional Airport for the improvement, modification, and rehabilitation of a service road and taxiway… Continue Reading


03.19.24

Hoeven, Barrasso Call for DOL To Halt Mandates on National Apprenticeship System

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) in a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) insisting that the Biden administration retract its intended changes to the National Apprenticeship System. These regulations would cause hardships for apprenticeship programs across the country, particularly in rural areas of North Dakota. It would also allow DOL to end non-union apprenticeships devoid of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) approval. This would harm small b… Continue Reading


03.18.24

Hoeven Secures Approval of Federal Mine Plan for Coyote Creek Mine

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has secured approval of a new federal mine plan for Coyote Creek Mine in Zap, North Dakota, allowing for the development of two tracts of federal coal located under private surface acreage. The federal coal lease was awarded in 2020 by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), following completion of an environmental assessment (EA) over the tracts proposed for leasing. However, in 2022, the Biden administration issued a determination that a su… Continue Reading


03.15.24

Hoeven Cosponsors CRA to Stop Unattainable, Costly EPA Standard for U.S. Energy Producers & Manufacturers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week cosponsored a Congressional Review Act resolution, introduced by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to rescind the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new changes to the particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) despite the EPA’s own data showing that concentrations have decreased by over 40 percent in the last 20 years. The rule would impose unworkable mandates and greater costs on manufacturers and energy p… Continue Reading


03.13.24

Hoeven, Colleagues Press Biden Administration to Increase Agricultural Exports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, joined Senators John Thune (R-S.D.); John Boozman (R-Ark.), ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee; and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, in pressing U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to increase U.S. agricultural exports and improv… Continue Reading


03.13.24

Hoeven Introduces Laken Riley Act to Force Ice to Detain, Deport Illegal Immigrants Who Commit Crimes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined U.S. Senators Katie Britt and Ted Budd in introducing the Laken Riley Act, which would require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to arrest illegal aliens who commit theft, burglary, larceny or shoplifting offenses and would mandate that these aliens are detained until they are removed from the country so they cannot commit additional crimes. Additionally, the bill would ensure that states have standing to bring civil actions against fede… Continue Reading


03.12.24

Hoeven Statement on Passing of Former First Lady Grace Link

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement honoring the life and legacy of former First Lady Grace Link. “At 105 years old, Grace was witness to pivotal moments in the history of our state and nation, and as a lifelong North Dakotan and longtime public servant, she helped shape the growth of our state to the benefit of her fellow citizens. We look back with gratitude for her efforts to preserve our heritage, her advocacy on behalf of educators and students and the tremendou… Continue Reading


03.11.24

Hoeven, Crapo, Colleagues Urge Freeze to Ag Wage Rate That Could Threaten America’s Food Security

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and 14 additional senators in sending a letter to Senate leadership urging the inclusion of a freeze to the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) in the earliest possible legislative vehicle. An increased AEWR went into effect on January 1, 2024. Nationally, the rate increased by 5.6 percent, and the rate in North Dakota increased by six percent. Unsustainable increases in the AEWR are especially harmful to small and family-operated … Continue Reading


03.08.24

Congress Passes Hoeven Language Directing NPS to Maintain Wild Horses at TRNP

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Congress has passed a provision he authored directing the National Park Service (NPS) to maintain the wild horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP).   As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured the provision in the annual Interior-Environment Appropriations bill passed by Congress this week. Hoeven’s language directs NPS to maintain “the historic scene commensurate with the historic herds during the per… Continue Reading


03.08.24

Hoeven Secures Funding for New Ag Policy Center at NDSU, More Than $50 Million in Ag Research Funding for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, the lead Republican on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today helped secure passage of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Agriculture Appropriations Bill with important provisions he authored for North Dakota producers including: Establishes a new agriculture policy research center at NDSU with $2 million to make the university one of the leading resources for policy research in the nation. The new center would: Help address farm and agribusiness chal… Continue Reading


03.08.24

Hoeven: Congress Passes Six FY24 Appropriations Bills, Reduces Spending by $10 Billion

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today helped secure Senate approval for six of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Appropriations bills. The Senate approved the bills after the House passed the legislation with a majority of both parties in a 339-85 vote. The bills, which were previously considered and approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee with broad bipartisan support, reduce discretionary spending by $10 billion and include: Agriculture, Ru… Continue Reading


03.07.24

Hoeven Statement on the State of the Union

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement on President Biden’s State of the Union address: “President Biden and his administration continue to take our country in the wrong direction with their big government policies. Families are being challenged every day by rising costs, with paychecks that don’t go as far as they used to everywhere from the grocery store to the gas pump. The president has failed to enforce our laws, which has led to the crisis at our southern border w… Continue Reading

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