News Releases

07.18.18

Hoeven Outlines Need for Streamlined Permitting for Energy Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - At a recent hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senator John Hoeven outlined the need to improve the permitting process for energy infrastructure, such as pipelines and electrical transmission lines. Hoeven addressed the complexities in federal and state permitting with the hearing's panel, which included representatives from the energy industry and regulatory compliance experts, stressing how long, multi-year delays in project approvals create uncertainty,… Continue Reading


07.16.18

Hoeven Statement on Trump-Putin Summit

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. "We know Russia meddled in our election based on information from our intelligence agencies. That is not acceptable and we need to make clear to the Putin regime that we will keep our sanctions in place and work with our allies to increase pressure on Russia until its behavior changes. That's also why we worked to put sanctions on Russ… Continue Reading


07.13.18

Hoeven Announces Nearly $150,000 for NDSU Research to Improve Grazing Land

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) has awarded $149,000 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The funds will be used to research the effects of patch-burning to enhance the diversity and health of grazing land. "Our ranchers rely on productive land to support their sheep, cattle and other livestock grazing operations," Hoe… Continue Reading


07.13.18

Hoeven Welcomes Summer Interns to His Offices in Washington, D.C., Bismarck & Fargo

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that six students - Chelsea Brandt, Paige Hill, Ian Kalil, Theodore Milk, Judson Mork and Isabella Sogard - are interning in his Washington, D.C. office this summer. Two other students are interning in his state offices: McKenna Arledge in Bismarck and Lauren Wenaas in Fargo. Senator Hoeven's internship program provides college students and recent graduates with the opportunity to work with the senator and his staff on legislative, communications … Continue Reading


07.12.18

Hoeven Cosponsors Resolution Supporting ICE, Border Law Enforcement Officers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he is cosponsoring a resolution in support of the officers and personnel who carry out the mission of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), amid calls to abolish ICE. The resolution also expresses support for the officers and employees of the U.S. Armed Forces and Federal and State law enforcement agencies who enforce the nation's border laws. "The law enforcement officials responsible for securing our border make tremendous sa… Continue Reading


07.12.18

Hoeven: Usda Under Secretary Nominee For Natural Resources Commits To Ensuring Forest Service Is “Good Neighbor”

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today met with James Hubbard, nominee to be Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) The senator outlined the importance of ensuring that the U.S. Forest Service works with farmers and ranchers in managing natural resources. "I appreciated meeting with Mr. Hubbard today, who has more than three de… Continue Reading


07.11.18

Hoeven Announces $13.1 Million Grant For Williston Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a grant of $13.1 million for the construction of Williston's new airport. Today's grant now brings the federal government's share for the project to $83.9 million; the government has committed a total of $112 million for the $231 million project "The new Williston airport will provid… Continue Reading


07.11.18

Hoeven Statement on Proposal to Increase Tariffs on Chinese Imports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the administration proposed an additional $200 billion in tariffs on imported goods from China. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will accept public comments on the proposal through August 17, 2018, and will hold a public hearing prior to finalizing the tariffs. "China has too long benefitted from unfair trade practices and theft of intellectual property, with the cost being shouldered by American industry," H… Continue Reading


07.10.18

Hoeven Statement on Severe Weather Impacting Watford City Residents

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after a tornado caused significant damage in the Watford City area, injuring and displacing residents of a local recreational vehicle park. "Our prayers are with the individuals and families impacted by this disaster in the Watford City region. Further, we extend our gratitude to all of the emergency personnel who are helping to ensure those affected receive treatment and shelter, as well as the local businesses and citizen… Continue Reading


07.10.18

Hoeven Marks Trans-Atlantic UAS Flight from Grand Sky to United Kingdom

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement to mark the beginning of General Atomics' trans-Atlantic flight from its facility at the Grand Sky Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Technology Park in Grand Forks to Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. The aircraft, an MQ-9B Predator, is traveling to the U.K. in commemoration of the RAF's centenary celebration and will be on display at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) airshow. "It's entire… Continue Reading


07.10.18

Hoeven Statement on President’s Supreme Court Nominee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after the President nominated federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. The senator was at the White House tonight with the president as he announced the nomination. "Judge Kavanaugh's record shows a deep respect for and strict interpretation of the Constitution. Throughout his judicial career, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated a strong commitment … Continue Reading


07.06.18

Hoeven Statement Following National Security Meetings with Finnish, Russian and Norwegian Officials

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and Senate Homeland Security Committee, issued the following statement. Over the past week, the senator was part of a congressional delegation meeting with officials in Finland, Russia and Norway to gain a better understanding of U.S. relations in the region regarding national security interests. "In Russia, we met with government officials to have frank discussions about the status of current relation… Continue Reading


07.05.18

Hoeven Helps Advance Funding Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today outlined funding he worked to secure in the Senate's Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations legislation to help combat the opioid abuse epidemic. Through his role on the committee, Hoeven advocated strong support for the opioid abuse programs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and as a result, the bill provides $3.7 billion across the agency for opioid addiction treatment, prevention and res… Continue Reading


07.04.18

Senator John Hoeven 2018 Independence Day Statement

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in commemoration of our nation's independence: "Today, we celebrate our nation's history and heritage and are reminded how our founders and ancestors strove to realize a more perfect and free nation where all could enjoy 'Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.' Our freedoms are not free, they have been secured thanks to the sacrifices of many. We are forever indebted to those who have given their lives on behalf of o… Continue Reading


07.03.18

Hoeven: USDA Approves $4 Million in Low-Interest Loans to Support Rural Business Development in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has approved two loans totaling nearly $4 million to support rural business development in North Dakota. The details are as follows: Nodak Electric Cooperative, Inc. - $2 million to support the construction of a new farm equipment dealership in Devils Lake. ADB Investment… Continue Reading


07.02.18

Hoeven: Defense Funding Legislation Invests in North Dakota Missions, Accelerates Nuclear Modernization

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that he has secured important priorities for North Dakota in the Senate's Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 defense funding legislation. The bill will fully fund a 2.6 percent pay raise for military members, help modernize the nation's nuclear forces by providing new engines and other upgrades for the B-52 as well as replacements for the nation's cruise missiles and intercontinental ballistic missiles … Continue Reading


06.29.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $2.2 Million HHS Grant to Help Train Health Care Workers at Turtle Mountain Community College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $2,285,000 grant to support Turtle Mountain Community College's Health Education Access through Rural Training (HEART) program. The program's goal is to help low-income individuals receive education and training in health care occupations that are in high demand or expected to fac… Continue Reading


06.29.18

Hoeven Meets with VA Secretary Nominee, Outlines Need for Smooth Implementation of VA MISSION Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week met with Robert Wilkie, the president's nominee to serve as secretary of Veterans Affairs and outlined the importance of implementing the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act in a timely way to improve care for veterans and ensure they have access to local health and long-term care. Hoeven highlighted initiatives he worked to include in the VA MISSION Act, including: Key provisions from his Vete… Continue Reading


06.28.18

Hoeven: Senate Passes Farm Bill to Support Native American Producers and Communities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today released the following statement after the Senate passed the farm bill, which included key provisions from the senator's Cultivating Resources, Opportunities, Prosperity and Sustainability (CROPS) for Indian Country Act. "The Senate took an important step to help ensure the farm bill supports our N… Continue Reading


06.28.18

Hoeven Statement on Senate Passage of Farm Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed a strong farm bill that provides producers with strong crop insurance, improved risk management tools, enhanced support for agriculture research and greater access to capital. "Over the past year, we've met with farmers and ranchers across North Dakota to hear their priorities and this le… Continue Reading

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