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Hoeven Outlines Water Retention & Flood Protection Priorities in Farm Bill, Working to Ensure Programs are Farmer-Friendly

WEST FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today convened a virtual meeting with the Red River Retention Authority (RRRA) Board of Directors to discuss priorities for the upcoming Farm Bill, including programs the RRRA utilizes to support water management and flood protection efforts in the region. In particular, Hoeven outlined his efforts as the Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee to: Prioritize programs that … Continue Reading


Hoeven, Cortez Masto Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Tribal Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) this week introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen Tribal law enforcement and increase public safety throughout Indian Country. The Bridging Agency Data Gaps & Ensuring Safety (BADGES) for Native Communities Act would support Bureau of Indian Affairs law enforcement recruitment and retention, increase the effectiveness of federal missing persons systems, and give Tribes and states resources to solve and prevent case… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Thin Blue Line Act to Increase Penalties for Targeting Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) helped introduce legislation, sponsored by Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), to increase penalties for criminals who target law enforcement and first responders. According to a report from the National Fraternal Order of Police, thirty-four police officers were shot in the U.S. in the first month of this year and the number of officers shot in the line of duty has more than doubled since 2020. In response, the Thin Blue Line Act makes the targeting, killing o… Continue Reading


Hoeven to Continue Serving on Senate Defense Appropriations Committee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he will continue serving on the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, through which he works to advance nuclear missions in Minot and the space and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) missions in Grand Forks and Fargo. "North Dakota's role in our national defense continues to grow. This is due in large part to our efforts to modernize our nuclear forces, strengthen the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations in Grand Forks and… Continue Reading


Hoeven Supports Balanced Budget Amendment to U.S. Constitution

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) in introducing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring the President and Congress to enact annual balanced budgets. This constitutional amendment would establish requirements for the submission and approval of annual balanced budgets, including guidelines regarding exceeding spending caps and raising taxes. "Congress must return to the regular appropriations process and draft annual spending bills that fit with… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Maintain Strong Crop Insurance, Farm Safety Net & U.S. Sugar Policy

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today addressed the Valley Crop Insurance annual meeting, where he outlined his efforts to maintain strong farm policy to support the nation's agriculture producers and agri-businesses. This includes: Maintaining crop insurance, the primary risk management tool for many producers. Improving the farm safety net, including the Agriculture… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Senator Britt in Introducing Border Security Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.) in introducing legislation aimed at securing the southern border and keeping American communities and families safe. Specifically, the senators introduced: A resolution forcing the Biden administration to acknowledge the crisis at the southern border. The "Keep Our Communities Safe Act" to end the Obama-Biden catch-and-release policy. "The Biden administration's refusal to enforce our laws is incentivizing ill… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Ensure Development of Taxpayer-Owned Energy Resources, Advance U.S. Energy Security

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week helped introduce the Protecting Our Wealth of Energy Resources (POWER) Act, legislation sponsored by Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) to prohibit the president or the secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture or Energy from unilaterally blocking energy or mineral leasing and permitting on federal lands and waters. "Energy security is national security, but one of President Biden's first moves in office was to issue a moratorium on the leasing of taxpaye… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Resolution to Protect Supply Chain, Overturn Costly EPA Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week helped introduce a resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), sponsored by Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), to overturn an excessive Biden administration regulation on heavy-duty vehicles. Hoeven previously joined his colleagues in calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to not move forward with the proposal, which will make new, compliant trucks cost-prohibitive for small business owners. According to EPA estimates, the technology r… Continue Reading


Hoeven Response to the State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after President Biden's State of the Union address: "American families are continuing to pay more due to high inflation and supply chain issues. The crisis at our southern border is growing with record numbers of illegal crossings. Our adversaries, like Russia and China, are becoming more aggressive. President Biden is taking our country in the wrong direction with his big government policies. "Instead of the Biden administration… Continue Reading


ND Delegation Statement on Approval of ND Disaster Declaration Request for Severe November Storms

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement after the president approved Governor Doug Burgum's request for a major disaster declaration covering the severe winter storms that took place during the period of November 9-11, 2022. The request was made on behalf of seven counties: Dickey, Kidder, Mercer, Nelson, Ransom, Sargent and Wells. The declaration unlocks federal resources to help these communities recover while … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Chinese Surveillance Balloon

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. shot down a Chinese surveillance balloon in American airspace. "This blatant violation of U.S. airspace demonstrates China's growing aggression toward our nation and our allies, and the Biden administration should have acted sooner, rather than allow an adversary to conduct surveillance from one end of our country to the next," said Hoeven. "The best res… Continue Reading


Hoeven & Bennet Introduce Truth in Buffalo Labeling Act

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) have reintroduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen the labeling of U.S. bison products and prevent water buffalo products from being deceptively labeled as buffalo. The Truth in Buffalo Labeling Act provides the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with authority to ensure that products with water buffalo are marketed as "water buffalo" so consumers aren't misled to believe the product contains bison, which is commonly re… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $1.4 Million Award to EERC for New CCUS Monitoring Project at Great Plains Synfuels Plant

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has secured a $1.4 million award to the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) for a new carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) monitoring project at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant that is key to the commercially-viable implementation of CCUS technology. The monitoring technology advances the expansion of CCUS at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant, which would make the facility: The largest coal-based CCUS projec… Continue Reading


Hoeven Supports Bipartisan Bill to Help More Americans Access High-Quality Job Training, Get Good-Paying Jobs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) in reintroducing the Jumpstarting Our Businesses by Supporting Students (JOBS) Act, bipartisan legislation to help more Americans get good-paying jobs by allowing eligible students to use federal Pell Grants to afford high-quality, shorter-term job training programs for the first time. "This legislation is about helping meet workforce needs," said Hoeven. "By creating additional flexibility for the use of Pe… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce CRA Resolution to Rescind Biden Administration's Overreaching WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today helped introduce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution, sponsored by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and cosponsored by all Republican Senators, to rescind the Biden administration's final rule to redefine the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS). "The Biden administration's expanded WOTUS goes far beyond the authority granted by Congress, imposing costly federal permitting requirements across industries, including on farmers, ranchers and energy produc… Continue Reading


Hoeven Convenes Meeting with Governor, State Leaders & National Park Service Director

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John Hoeven today convened a meeting with National Park Service (NPS) Director Charles Sams and North Dakota state leaders to outline concerns with NPS's recently released plan to remove the wild horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP). Hoeven pressed NPS to work with the state to find a solution to maintain a herd of horses at the park. The senator was joined via phone by Governor Doug Burgum, Attorney General Drew Wrigley, North Dakota Senate Majority Leader… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Impact of Historic Inflation, Energy & Food Price Increases on Americans

WASHINGTON - During remarks delivered on the floor of the U.S. Senate this week, Senator John Hoeven outlined the impact of historic inflation and price increases on American consumers. Hoeven pushed back on the Biden administration's policies, including its burdensome tax and regulatory agenda, which are driving costs even higher, particularly for the U.S. energy and agriculture industries. "Americans are facing soaring inflation that has not been seen in generations. The price increases famil… Continue Reading


Hoeven to Serve as Senior Member of Senate Agriculture, Energy Committees in 118th Congress

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he will serve on the following Senate committees: Agriculture; Appropriations; Energy and Natural Resources; and Indian Affairs. Further, Hoeven will continue serving as the Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, is second in line among Republicans to lead the Senate Agriculture Committee, and is a senior member of the Senate Energy Committee. "As a senior member on the Senate Agriculture, Energy and Appropriation… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Concealed-Carry Reciprocity Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) in introducing legislation to protect state sovereignty and allow an individual's concealed carry permit to be lawfully exercised in all other states that have concealed carry permitting laws. The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act treats state-issued concealed carry permits like drivers' licenses where an individual can use their home-state license to drive in another state, though … Continue Reading

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