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08.10.18

Hoeven Updates Patterson Lake Homeowners on Plan to Pass Provision Enabling Them to Purchase Lots

DICKINSON, N.D. - In a meeting with Patterson Lake homeowners and area officials today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his provision to enable homeowners to purchase their lots. Hoeven included the Patterson Lake provision in a package of bills to be added to the Senate's Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which he expects the Senate will pass by Labor Day. "By enabling Patterson Lake homeowners to purchase their land, we can help them secure their properties for future investment," Hoeven s… Continue Reading


08.10.18

Hoeven Reviews Watford City Recovery Process, Outlines Efforts to Improve Tornado Warning System in Western North Dakota

WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today toured the Prairie View RV Park and hosted a roundtable with leaders from the Watford City area to review the recovery process following last month's tornado and outline his efforts to improve the severe weather warning system for western North Dakota. In response to the recent disaster, which displaced approximately 200 local residents and led to dozens of injuries and one death, Hoeven pressed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N… Continue Reading


08.10.18

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Support Startups and Grow North Dakota’s Tech Sector at Watford City Entrepreneurial Summit

WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today outlined his efforts to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses across North Dakota at the Entrepreneur EcoSummit. Today's workshop is hosted by the North Dakota Department of Commerce, the Small Business Administration's North Dakota District Office, the state's Small Business Development Centers and Fargo-based non-profit Emerging Prairie and seeks to encourage the creation of an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region that encourages i… Continue Reading


08.10.18

Hoeven: International Airport Designation Will Reduce Costs for New Williston Airport

WILLISTON, N.D. - During a roundtable with local and state officials in Williston today, Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Subcommittee, outlined the commitment he secured from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to designate the new Williston airport as an international airport. CBP had initially suggested that the airport become a user fee airport, rather than transfer the designation. This would have resulted in inc… Continue Reading


08.10.18

Hoeven Presses for Corps’ Snowpack Monitoring System to Help Avoid Future Flooding Along the Missouri River

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today urged the conferees of the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill to retain a provision in the final Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Funding legislation pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to implement a soil moisture and snowpack monitoring program to help mitigate the possibility of flooding along the Missouri River. The provision, which was included in the Senate-passed Energy and Water Appropriations bill, clarifies that that the snowpack monitori… Continue Reading


08.09.18

Hoeven: General Atomics Will More Than Triple Presence at Grand Sky

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined General Atomics Aeronautical Systems CEO Linden Blue to announce that General Atomics will more than triple its presence at Grand Sky Technology Park. General Atomics and Grand Sky signed an agreement today to lease additional space, including a hanger for flight training and aircraft maintenance, facilities and classrooms. "We've worked hard to put in place the pieces to ensure our state is leading the way in UAS research and development," … Continue Reading


08.09.18

Hoeven Hosts DHS Secretary at Grand Sky, Advocating Use of North Dakota UAS Expertise to Improve National Security

EMERADO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and the Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today hosted Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at the Grand Sky Technology Park to see the facility and for a roundtable with local unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry leaders. Today's visit comes as part of Hoeven's efforts to advocate for the administration to utilize UAS facilities and expertise in the region to improve n… Continue Reading


08.09.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $390,000 To Support Rural Development In North Dakota Communities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is investing $390,087 in rural development projects in communities throughout North Dakota. Details are as follows: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa - $108,221 - The funds will be used to provide technical assistance to entrepreneurs and emerging and small agriculture-rel… Continue Reading


08.09.18

Hoeven & Cramer to Host Energy Secretary Perry Next Week for Falkirk & GRE Tours, Roundtable with Local Energy Leaders

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, today announced that he and Congressman Kevin Cramer will host Energy Secretary Rick Perry in North Dakota on Monday, August 13, for tours of the Falkirk mine and Great River Energy's facility, as well as a roundtable with local energy leaders. Hoeven invited Perry to visit the state during his confirmation process last year and has consistently worked wi… Continue Reading


08.08.18

Hoeven Meets with Young Growers, Outlines Efforts to Support Next Generation of Producers

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of both the Agriculture Committee and the farm bill conference committee, today met with North Dakota Farmers Union Young Growers to outline his work to support young and beginning farmers in both the farm bill and the Fiscal Year 2019 funding legislation, which was approved by the Senate last week. "The average age of a farmer is about 58 in the United States, so we need to do all we ca… Continue Reading


08.08.18

Hoeven: Senate WRDA & Water Funding Legislation Will Help Advance Comprehensive Flood Protection in the Red River Valley

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today convened a roundtable with local leaders from the Fargo-Moorhead region on efforts to advance comprehensive flood protection in the Red River Valley. Hoeven outlined provisions he recently secured to support flood control efforts, including in the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water funding bill, which was passed by the Senate in June, and the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, also referred to as the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which is… Continue Reading


08.07.18

Hoeven Holds Agriculture Roundtable with CFTC Commissioner and ND Producers

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of both the Agriculture Committee and the farm bill conference committee, today held a roundtable with North Dakota farmers and ranchers to gather input and outline priorities for the farm bill conference committee, as well as the trade assistance program recently announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The senator brought Commodity Futures Trading Commissioner (CFTC) Brian… Continue Reading


08.07.18

Hoeven Statement on Iran Sanctions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the United States reinstated sanctions on Iran beginning today, August 7. "Iran should not possess a nuclear weapon and we need to do more to deter them. Until Iran is willing to verifiably end its nuclear program, we need to have strong sanctions in place. I opposed lifting sanctions on Iran and I support re-imposing them now to deter Iran from continuing to develop nuclear weapons. Sanctions will help to enhance the s… Continue Reading


08.07.18

Hoeven: Legislation Enabling Homeowners Around the Jamestown Reservoir to Purchase Lots Could Pass Senate by Labor Day

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, today met with Stutsman County officials and area residents to outline progress on his legislation to enable Jamestown Reservoir cabin owners to purchase their lots. Hoeven successfully included the Jamestown provision in a package of bills to be added to the Senate's Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The senator said he's hopeful that the package will be added to the Senate's WRDA bill i… Continue Reading


08.06.18

Hoeven Announces $34.4 Million in Loans for Electricity Infrastructure in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is investing $34.4 million in electricity infrastructure in North Dakota. The funds are awarded through USDA's Electric Infrastructure Loan Program. Details are as follows: Capital Electric Cooperative - $30 million - The funds will be used to build over 95 miles of line … Continue Reading


08.06.18

Hoeven Outlines Benefits of Tax & Regulatory Relief, Efforts to Advance Infrastructure Development

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today outlined his efforts to support strong economic growth through regulatory relief, tax relief and infrastructure development. Hoeven delivered the remarks at an educational forum hosted by the American Conservative Union in Bismarck. Prior to his speech, Hoeven introduced Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who delivered a keynote address for the event. "A strong and growing economy ensures a higher quality of life for our citizens and greater governm… Continue Reading


08.03.18

Hoeven: Administration Proposes Revised CAFE Standards for 2021-2026

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the administration announced a proposed rule to revise the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for passenger cars and light trucks in model years 2021-2026. Earlier this year, Hoeven joined Congressman Kevin Cramer in urging Heidi King, the Deputy Administrator of the … Continue Reading


08.03.18

Hoeven Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Flight-Training Programs for Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has introduced bipartisan legislation that supports flight-training services to assist veterans who want to become commercial airline pilots. The American Aviator Act, which Hoeven introduced with Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), will authorize grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support training opportunities for veterans who are not already military pilots. "Through their service to our country, our veterans c… Continue Reading


08.02.18

Senate Passes Legislation That Includes Hoeven-Sponsored ELD Provision, Invests in Nation’s Infrastructure & UAS Development

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), this week joined the Senate in passing bipartisan funding legislation for Fiscal Year 2019 that invests in the nation's infrastructure and supports the development of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The bill also includes a Hoeven-sponsored provision that directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to address concerns with electronic logging device (ELD) re… Continue Reading


08.01.18

Congress Passes FY 2019 NDAA with Hoeven-Cosponsored Provisions to Improve National Guard Promotions & Benefits

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee as well as the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate passed the conference committee's report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. Hoeven worked to include important priorities for North Dakota in the legislation, including measures he cosponsored to address delays and disparities in … Continue Reading

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