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Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Prevent Settlement Payments to Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in introducing the Protect American Taxpayer Dollars from Illegal Immigration Act. President Biden's Department of Justice (DOJ) is considering giving out payments of $450,000 per person to illegal immigrants who broke U.S. immigration laws. This legislation prevents illegal immigrants from receiving payments for legal settlements,… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Democrats' Tax and Spend Bill Will Increase Inflation on American Families

WASHINGTON - At a press conference with his Senate Republican colleagues today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the negative impacts the Democrats' reckless tax-and-spend bill would have on low- and middle-class families and individuals. Hoeven is pushing back on the Democrats' efforts to raise the state and local tax (SALT) deduction cap, which would provide a tax cut to the top 13 percent of wealthy Americans. The senator continues fighting for American consumers and working to oppose the wastefu… Continue Reading


Hoeven Continues Efforts to Assist Livestock Producers Affected by Drought

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) in urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Zach Ducheneaux to address a gap in coverage under the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP). In September, after Hoeven advocated for the change, USDA announced it would provide ELAP assistance for the cost of transporting feed to livestock. Still, producers who are … Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Strategic Petroleum Reserve Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today joined Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), ranking member of the committee, in introducing the Strategic Production Response (SPR) Act. This legislation prioritizes American energy production by prohibiting the Secretary of Energy from tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for reasons other than a severe energy supply interruption until the Secretary of the Interior issues a plan to increase oil … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces FEMA Grant to University of Mary

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.6 million to the State of North Dakota to make upgrades to the University of Mary campus. This funding will be used to support the third phase of the slope stabilization project in the North Campus Area to replicate natural terrain and allow better groundwater drainage. This grant was made available through the Stafford Ac… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Happy Thanksgiving North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following video statement today to wish North Dakotans a happy Thanksgiving: "On behalf of Mikey, myself and our family, we want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. We are truly blessed with family, faith and friends. On this Thanksgiving, we give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy as Americans, and as always, we are grateful to live in the great state of North Dakota. God Bless." -###-… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Ensure Fargo National Cemetery, ND Veterans Cemetery Will Continue to Effectively Serve Veterans & Their Families

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held meetings with VA Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs (USMA) Matthew Quinn in North Dakota, where the senator continued his efforts to: Secure additional facilities at the Fargo National Cemetery (FNC) to ensure it better serves veterans and their families. Open eligibility for burial in state veterans cemeteries to all members of the Reserve and Guard components, as well as certain family members, without jeopardizing the cemeteries' access to fe… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Biden Announces Release From Strategic Petroleum Reserve

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, today issued the following statement after President Joe Biden announced a release of oil from the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Hoeven has repeatedly pushed back on the Biden administration and Democrats' energy policies, which are driving energy costs higher and leading to increased prices for every individual, family and business. "The policies of the Biden administration and the Democrats are making it … Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Senator Cramer for WOTUS Listening Session with EPA Assistant Administrator Fox, Presses for State-Led Approach That Protects Private Property Rights

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Agriculture Committees, today joined Senator Kevin Cramer and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water Assistant Administrator Radhika Fox for a stakeholder listening session in Bismarck on the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Today's listening session comes after the Biden administration released a proposed rule to reinstate the pre-2015 WOTUS definition and repeal the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), … Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Improve Transparency & Competition in Cattle Markets at I-BAND Annual Meeting

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the Independent Beef Association of North Dakota (I-BAND) annual meeting, where he outlined his efforts to advance fair cattle markets by increasing transparency and competition. This includes: Securing the following priorities in the Senate's fiscal year (FY) 2022 Agriculture Appropriations legislation: A provision establishing a pilot program at the Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) for a cattle contract library, which would help imp… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Break Ground on NDSU's Peltier Complex

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped break ground on North Dakota State University's (NDSU) Peltier Complex, a state-of-the-art agricultural academic facility. The facility will house NDSU's cereal, food and meat science laboratories, as well as the Northern Crops Institute (NCI), an international meeting and learning center that works to develop, promote and market crops grown in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. "Thanks to our hard-working farmers and ranchers, Ame… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Effort Urging FMC to Reevaluate New Container Shipping Fees at Ports

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) in urging the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to review the new fees being imposed on shipping container carriers at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports starting November 22. Both ports will begin charging ocean carriers daily dwell fees of $100 per container, increasing in $100 increments every day until the container leaves the terminal. For containers scheduled to move by truck, fees will be incurred by containers th… Continue Reading


Hoeven: DoD Awards Contract to UND, Applied Research Associates for Third Phase of Humvee Display Technology Project

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined University of North Dakota (UND) leaders, including President Andrew Armacost, in announcing a new $5 million contract between the university, Applied Research Associates (ARA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop augmented reality (AR) systems for Army vehicles. This contract supports the third phase of the project, which is developing a display for the windshield of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, also known as Humvees… Continue Reading


Hoeven Highlights UND's Role in Meeting Global Demand for Aviation Personnel, Outlines Need for Grand Forks Airport Expansion

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with local leaders at the Grand Forks International Airport to discuss efforts to secure upgrades and expansions for the airport's facilities, including its runway and air traffic control tower. The senator stressed how the airport serves not only the local community, but also the national aviation industry as it is the home for the University of North Dakota's (UND) John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, which makes the Grand Forks airpor… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Biden Administration Taking Steps to Redefine WOTUS

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed rule to reinstate the pre-2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) definition and repeal the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which was put in place by the Trump administration. "The EPA's proposal undermines the certainty we worked to provide with the NWPR and is part of President Biden's efforts to impose burdensome and costly mandates under a new WOTUS defi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After House Democrats Pass Tax-and-Spend Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after House Democrats passed their reckless tax-and-spend bill. Hoeven opposes the legislation and has been working to stop the bill. "The Democrats' tax-and-spend bill would take our nation in the wrong direction. Americans are already facing increased costs due to record high inflation, and this plan for more taxes and more spending would only drive inflation higher. Inflation is a tax on every individual and family, and… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Democrats' Policies Are Driving Energy Prices & Inflation Even Higher, Imposing a Tax on Every American, Every Day

WASHINGTON - At a press conference with his Senate Republican colleagues today, Senator John Hoeven pushed back on the Biden administration and Democrats' tax, spending and regulatory policies, which are driving energy costs higher and leading to increased prices for every individual, family and business. "We're seeing higher costs across the economy on goods and services. That is a tax that every single American is paying, every single day. That's the reality, and it is the policies of this a… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Impact of Inflation on America's Farmers, Ranchers & Families

WASHINGTON - At a press conference with his Senate Republican colleagues this week, Senator John Hoeven outlined the impact of inflation on America's farmers, ranchers and families. The senator, a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, stressed how President Biden and Democrats' policies are driving increased prices and supply chain disruptions, which increase production costs for farmers and ranchers and food prices for families. "For decades, America's hardworking farmers and ranc… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Boozman Lead Colleagues in Pressing USDA to Drop Vaccine Mandate for USDA Employees, Ensure Timely Services for Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, and Senator John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today led 22 of their colleagues in writing to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to urge the department to drop its vaccine mandate for USDA employees and ensure that USDA is able to fulfill its mission to support farmers and ranchers. "Following the p… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Biden Vaccine Mandate is Government Overreach

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined all Republican Senators, led by Senator Mike Braun, in officially filing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval against the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for private businesses. A CRA is the official process for Congress to eliminate an executive branch rule, and this action comes as part of an effort to overturn President Biden's vaccine mandate for private employers. The CRA could receive a vote on the Senate floor … Continue Reading

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