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11.04.19

Hoeven: Under Secretary Northey to Hear from North Dakota Producers, See Disaster Impacts Firsthand

CASS COUNTY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he will host U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Bill Northey in the Red River Valley on Friday to hear from producers and see the impacts of flooding and an early blizzard firsthand. This is part of the senator's efforts with the administration and Northey, who oversees the Farm Service Agency (FSA), to ensure farmers receive trade and disaster assistance as soon as possible. Details of the visit will be announced in… Continue Reading


11.02.19

Hoeven Statement on 130th Anniversary of North Dakota Statehood

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement on the 130th anniversary of North Dakota's statehood. President Benjamin Harrison approved statehood for North Dakota in 1889, making it the country's 39th state. "Today we honor the 130th anniversary of North Dakota's founding," said Hoeven. "As our state continues to grow, we remember all those who worked hard to make our great state into what it is today. The deeply rooted values of hard work and perseverance are still … Continue Reading


11.01.19

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Combat Opioid & Substance Abuse

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week spoke on the Senate floor to outline comprehensive efforts to combat the opioid and substance abuse epidemic that continues to impact communities across the country. The senator worked to include important provisions in the SUPPORT Act, which was signed into law last year, to help prevent illegal drugs, like fentanyl, from infiltrating communities. Additionally, Hoeven is working to advance important opioid abuse prevention and treatment funding. "Our… Continue Reading


11.01.19

Senate Passes Hoeven Resolution Designating November 2 as National Bison Day

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate has passed a bipartisan resolution he introduced to designate November 2, 2019 as National Bison Day. The resolution recognizes our national mammal, the North American bison, and its ecological, cultural and historic contributions. "A symbol of strength and dignity, the bison reflects the pioneering spirit exemplified by Americans throughout our history," said Hoeven. "We worked to designate the bison as our national mammal and… Continue Reading


11.01.19

Hoeven Holds Red River Valley Flood Protection Update with Assistant Secretary of the Army

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, along with Governor Doug Burgum and local leaders from the Red River Valley, today updated Assistant Secretary of the Army (ASA) for Civil Works R.D. James, who oversees the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on the progress of building the region's comprehensive flood protection as well as the next stages of construction. The senator invited ASA James to the state to give him firsthand knowledge of the project and help: Fulfill the federal government's increased… Continue Reading


11.01.19

Hoeven, Cramer, Armstrong Urge the Administration to Approve Ag Disaster Designation for North Dakota Blizzard

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today urged U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to approve the State of North Dakota's request for an agriculture disaster designation as a result of the extreme late season rainfall as well as the early snowstorm. The state is seeking a designation for 47 counties. Producers in counties with an approved secretarial disaster designation for the blizzard will be automatically eligible for disaster assistanc… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Hoeven Statement After the Senate Was Blocked from Considering Defense Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate was blocked from considering the Fiscal Year 2020 Defense Appropriations Bill, along with three other full-year funding bills. "Our men and women in uniform deserve the certainty that comes with this full-year funding bill," said Hoeven. "This legislation makes important investments in our military, including resources to modernize our nuclear forces and adva… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Hoeven: Senate Approves FY2020 Agriculture Funding Legislation to Support Farmers & Ranchers, Farm Bill Implementation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. As chairman, Hoeven worked to fund vital programs for the nation's farmers and ranchers, while also supporting economic and infrastructure development in rural communities. Given the challenging times in farm country, the legislation provides important support for risk management … Continue Reading


10.31.19

Hoeven Statement on House Impeachment Resolution

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement regarding the House of Representatives' impeachment resolution. The senator is an original cosponsor of a Senate resolution condemning the closed door impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives: "The House Democrat's resolution does not follow the precedent set during previous impeachment proceedings, nor does it provide the president with adequate due process. Instead of continuing to focus on impeachment, the House s… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Hoeven: Dan Traynor Nomination to U.S. District Court for North Dakota Advanced by Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Dan Traynor to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota, sending it to the full Senate for consideration. Hoeven introduced Traynor at a committee hearing to review his nomination last month and continues working to advance his confirmation. "Filling this federal judgeship in North Dakota is important to the justice system in our state, and we appr… Continue Reading


10.30.19

Hoeven Statement After Senate Upholds Administration's State Innovation Waivers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after voting to uphold the Administration's guidance on 1332 State Innovation Waivers, which provide states, including North Dakota, with flexibility to offer more affordable health insurance options: "These waivers give states greater flexibility to provide consumers with more health insurance options, while maintaining requirements for pre-existing conditions. The Senate voted to uphold these waivers, which help to lower health… Continue Reading


10.29.19

Hoeven Statement on Establishment of USDA Hemp Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the establishment of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. Hoeven cosponsored legislation to legalize hemp and supported the measure's inclusion in the 2018 Farm Bill, which he helped advance as a member of the Agriculture Committee and the conference committee. "Industrial hemp provides an opportunity for North Dakota farmers to diversify their operations and c… Continue Reading


10.28.19

Hoeven Announces Funds to Improve Maternal and Child Health Services in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $248,515 to the North Dakota Department of Health to help improve maternal and child health services. "Today's funds will aid our state in supporting maternal and child health," said Hoeven. "Helping individuals access effective resources is an important part of building healthy homes and communities." -###-… Continue Reading


10.28.19

Hoeven Announces Fall Interns in Fargo, Minot & Washington, D.C. Offices

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Mallory Thielges is interning in his Washington, D.C. office, Klarissa Walvatne is interning in his Fargo office and Elizabeth Romanick is interning in his Minot office this fall. Senator Hoeven's internship program provides college students the opportunity to assist with research, tracking legislation, administrative work, communications and constituent services. "We are happy to have Mallory, Elizabeth and Klarissa join our team this fall… Continue Reading


10.27.19

Hoeven Statement on Presiden'ts Announcement on U.S. Operation Targeting ISIS Leader

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the President announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during a raid by the U.S. military. "The President's announcement that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed during a U.S. special forces operation once again shows that our military is the best in the world. This is an important step in stopping the spread of terrorism and will make our world a safer place. We commend the Presi… Continue Reading


10.25.19

Hoeven to Hold Red River Valley Flood Protection Update & Tour with ASA for Civil Works R.D. James Next Friday

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he will hold a flood protection update and tour with Assistant Secretary of the Army (ASA) for Civil Works R.D. James in the Fargo-Moorhead region on Friday, November 1. Hoeven, along with local and state leaders, will outline progress on building the region's comprehensive flood protection as well as the next stages of construction. The senator invited ASA James to the state as part of his continued efforts to fulfill the federal governme… Continue Reading


10.25.19

Hoeven Resolution Honors 'Day of the Deployed' on October 26

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate has passed his resolution declaring October 26th as the "Day of the Deployed" to honor the men and women of the United States' armed forces who are currently deployed. As Governor of North Dakota, Hoeven launched the first Day of the Deployed on October 26, 2006 and has continued to spearhead the effort in the U.S. Senate. "The sacrifices that are made by those serving our great nation do not go unnoticed," said Hoeven. "The Day o… Continue Reading


10.25.19

Hoeven Urges Under Secretary Northey to Provide Disaster, Trade Assistance to Agriculture Producers as Soon as Possible

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week spoke with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Bill Northey to urge the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to provide disaster and trade assistance to producers as soon as possible. Hoeven highlighted the growing challenges facing farmers due to excessive moisture and an early snowstorm. The senator accordingly stressed the need to quickly send out the next tranche of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments as well as assistance under the Wi… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Hoeven Cosponsors Resolution on House's Closed Door Impeachment Process

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after cosponsoring a Senate resolution condemning the closed door impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives: "I do not believe the president should be impeached, especially when the process lacks transparency and is conducted behind closed doors. This resolution urges the House of Representatives to respect precedent as well as provide the president with due process." -###-… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Hoeven Announces $174,000 STEAM Grant for NDSU Extension, Tribal Nations

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's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $174,000 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The funds will be used to create NDSU Extension Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) youth development programs in rural school districts on the Standing … Continue Reading

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