News Releases

07.30.21

Hoeven Statement Opposing Confirmation of USCIS Director

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after voting to oppose the confirmation of Ur Mendoza Jaddou to be director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. "The Biden administration is not taking the necessary steps to secure our border and enforce our laws to stem the tide of illegal immigration into our country," said Hoeven. "The Biden administration has rolled back policies that helped deter illegal crossings and create a safer and more orderly asylum system.… Continue Reading


07.30.21

Hoeven Joins Senate Colleagues in Amicus Brief to Support Mississippi Pro-Life Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) in filing an amicus brief in support of the State of Mississippi in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. The amicus brief urges the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Mississippi's law protecting life and prohibiting abortion after fifteen weeks of pregnancy. "This case presents an opportunity for the Supreme Court to stand up and protect the unborn," said Hoeven. "It's critical that we pro… Continue Reading


07.30.21

Hoeven: GRE Member Cooperatives Approve Sale of Coal Creek to Rainbow Energy

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the member cooperatives of Great River Energy approved the sale of Coal Creek Station to Rainbow Energy. Hoeven has been working with Great River Energy, Rainbow Energy and North American Coal to find a solution to keep the plant and adjacent Falkirk Mine in operation, and to crack the code on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), which is a ke… Continue Reading


07.29.21

Hoeven Announces $1 Million Head Start Grant to Mayville State University

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 $1,038,570 to Mayville State University. Today's grant, through the Office of Head Start, will be used to provide Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership services to infants, toddlers and low-income families. "Today's grant will support continued efforts to provide important resources and services to children in the Traill Co… Continue Reading


07.29.21

Hoeven Statement on Passage of Security Resources

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the Senate approved a security supplemental appropriations bill. The legislation provides resources for the National Guard, Capitol Police, and for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program, which authorizes visas for eligible Afghan nationals who supported the U.S. Armed Forces in Afghanistan. "This legislation provides necessary resources for the Department of Defense, in… Continue Reading


07.29.21

Hoeven Urges HHS to Withdraw Proposed Obamacare Abortion Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) in urging Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to withdraw the Biden administration's proposed rule that would allow combined payments for abortion coverage in taxpayer-funded health plans purchased on the Obamacare exchanges. The letter mentions the separate payment and separate accounting requirements in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Obama administration's r… Continue Reading


07.28.21

Hoeven Statement on Proceeding to Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after voting to proceed to debate on a bipartisan infrastructure package. "Investing in our roads, bridges, railways, airports, broadband, flood protection and other traditional infrastructure is a bipartisan priority, which is why I voted to proceed to debate on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. As I've said throughout the negotiations, there is broad support for a targeted infrastructure package to update our tradition… Continue Reading


07.28.21

Hoeven Announces $2 Million Research Grant to University of North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, has awarded $2 million to the University of North Dakota (UND). Today's grant will be used to support research into host-pathogen interactions, including how viruses can sustain themselves within host organisms. "The benefits of research at UND reach beyond our state, and today's gra… Continue Reading


07.28.21

Hoeven Joins Bipartisan Group to Introduce Legislation to Provide Emergency CRP Haying Flexibility

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.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) in helping introduce bipartisan, bicameral legislation to allow timely haying of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres. In response to historic drought conditions, the CRP Flexibility Act would give the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) authority to allow emergency haying be… Continue Reading


07.27.21

Hoeven Joins Western State Lawmakers Urging USDA to Support Additional Drought Relief for Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today joined a bipartisan, bicameral effort to urge U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to provide additional relief to farmers and ranchers impacted by historic drought. The letter also encourages USDA to work with Congress to provide technical assistance as lawmakers craft additional authorities and appropriations t… Continue Reading


07.27.21

Hoeven Statement on Confirmation of Air Force Secretary

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate unanimously confirmed Frank Kendall as the Secretary of the Air Force. As part of his confirmation process, Hoeven spoke with Kendall earlier this summer and invited the Secretary to visit North Dakota to see firsthand the state's vital missions. "We look forward to working with Secretary Kendall now that he is confirmed," said Hoeven. "During his confirmati… Continue Reading


07.26.21

Hoeven Announces Indian Education Professional Development Funding to Three ND Entities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded funding to three North Dakota colleges and universities. These grants, available through the Indian Education Professional Development program, will be used to provide training and help increase the number of qualified individuals serving Native American students. Details are as follows: University of Mary - … Continue Reading


07.23.21

Hoeven: Cavalier Air Force Station to Join U.S. Space Force

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Cavalier Air Force Station will join the U.S. Space Force on July 30. The site will be re-designated as the Cavalier Space Force Station and will continue to serve in the tracking of Earth-orbiting objects. This aligns with the senator's efforts to ensure a role for North Dakota, including the Cavalier station and the Grand Forks Air Force Base, in standing up the Space Force. To … Continue Reading


07.22.21

Hoeven Statement on Biden Administration Plan to Allow Completion of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Biden administration released a plan to allow the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will carry natural gas produced in Russia to the European market. "The Biden administration continues to undermine North American energy production, including canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, all while cutting a deal to allow the Nord Stream 2's completion, supporting Russian energy delivery to Europe. This approach … Continue Reading


07.22.21

Hoeven Joins Senate GOP Caucus in Urging President Biden Not to Increase Taxes on Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and the entire Senate Republican caucus, including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in urging President Biden not to increase taxes on farmers and ranchers. The senators outlined the devastating effect this action would have on multi-generation operations and urged the administration to reconsider the proposal. "These [proposed] changes are a significant tax … Continue Reading


07.21.21

Hoeven Statement on Extension of Travel Restrictions at U.S.-Canada Border

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Biden administration extended restrictions on nonessential travel across the U.S.-Canada border until at least August 21. "The Biden administration is refusing to take the steps needed to ensure our southern border is secure, while at the same time maintaining travel restrictions on our northern border, despite Canada's increasing vaccination rates. This approach is not making our country safer and serves to undermi… Continue Reading


07.21.21

Hoeven Outlines Importance of Maintaining Stepped-Up Basis for Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Agriculture Committee, today joined a group of Republican Agriculture Senators to speak on the Senate floor and outline the negative impact of the Biden administration's proposed tax increases and elimination of stepped-up basis on the nation's farmers and ranchers. The senator urged the administration to abandon its tax plans and maintain step-up-in-basis as well as the… Continue Reading


07.21.21

Hoeven Joins Senate Colleagues in Amicus Brief to Support Second Amendment

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently joined Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and 24 additional senators, in signing an amicus brief in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. The brief states that the right to bear arms is included in the Constitution and the Framers made a policy choice explicitly removing the ability to question that choice from state and federal legislators. The brief argues that the State of New York's regulations that make it difficult to carry a… Continue Reading


07.21.21

Hoeven Joins Bicameral Effort to Support Cuban Fight for Freedom

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), along with 143 other members of Congress, in sending a letter to the leaders of the member nations of the Organization of American States and the European Union, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and other democratic nations urging them to support the Cuban people. The efforts called for by the letter include denouncing Cuba's illegitimate regime and holding it a… Continue Reading


07.21.21

Hoeven: Army Awards Contract for Construction of 119th Wing's New Operations Center in Fargo

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of the Army has awarded a more than $13 million contract to Gast Construction Company, Inc. in Fargo to build the new Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) operations center for the North Dakota Air National Guard's 119th Wing. As a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured $17.5 million for the construction of the new facility, which is needed to support new advance… Continue Reading

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