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Hoeven: North Dakota Has Worked to Provide the Finest State Veterans Cemetery in the Nation

MANDAN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Military Construction Appropriations Committee, today joined federal, state and North Dakota National Guard (NDNG) officials in commemorating the 30th anniversary of the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery (NDVC). The senator outlined the important role of the NDVC in helping ensure the state's veterans receive the recognition and honor they have earned, and discussed efforts to enhance the cemetery since he first came in… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Launch Terminal Development Project, Reviews Runway Extension at Dickinson Airport

DICKINSON, N.D. - At the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport today, Senator John Hoeven: Helped kick off the airport's Terminal Development Project and discussed potential funding opportunities to move the effort forward. The senator highlighted similar efforts that were successfully completed in recent years, including at airports in Williston and Minot. Reviewed progress on the $63 million runway reconstruction and extension project. As a member of the Senate Transpor… Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses Efforts to Redevelop Fargo High Rise

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Committee, today toured the Lashkowitz High Rise in downtown Fargo, where he discussed efforts to demolish the now-obsolete U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) facility and redevelop the site. Currently, the city is facing a funding shortfall for the demolition phase of the project due to presence of asbestos. Accordingly, Hoeven has been working to secure funding … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces ARS-NDSU-Grand Farm Partnership to Enhance Precision Agriculture Research

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced a new cooperative agreement between North Dakota State University (NDSU), Emerging Prairie and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to enhance the precision agriculture research being undertaken by the Grand Farm initiative. As the lead Republican on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to advance this partnership by: Securing $1 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 funding for ARS to enter into cooperative agreements… Continue Reading


Hoeven: North Dakota Breaking New Ground in Autonomous Tech Across a Wide Range of Applications

FARGO, N.D. - At the Autonomous Nation Conference today, Senator John Hoeven outlined how North Dakota is breaking new ground in the development and implementation of autonomous technology in a wide variety of applications, including agriculture, military and space operations. In particular, Hoeven highlighted his efforts to: Advance the next generation of precision agriculture technology and secure support for Emerging Prairie's Grand Farm initiative. Establish at Grand Sky the Test Resourc… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Sky Range is a Game-Changer for Hypersonic Missile Testing, Builds Upon Partnerships We've Brought to the Grand Forks Region

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted Test Resource Management Center (TRMC) Director George Rumford in Grand Forks to mark the arrival of all 20 Global Hawk Block 30 aircraft at Grand Sky for the Sky Range program. The senator stressed the importance of the hypersonic missile program in ensuring the nation can continue to effectively counter its adversaries and outlined how the Sky Range program is a game-changer in these efforts: Currently, the Department of Defense (DoD) use… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Biden Student Debt Cancellation

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after President Biden announced his plan to cancel student debt. "The Democrats' reckless spending has caused record-high inflation, and now the Biden administration wants to spend billions more for student loan debt forgiveness," said Hoeven. "As we've seen with the price of gas and groceries, this is the wrong approach and does nothing to actually make college more affordable. Also, it's unfair for those who have pa… Continue Reading


Hoeven: ND Soybean Producers Win with Local Market, Competitive Basis

CASSELTON, N.D. - At a ground breaking ceremony for the new soybean crushing plant near Casselton today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his ongoing efforts to grow North Dakota as an agriculture powerhouse, support the state's farmers and advance value-added agriculture projects as a way to strengthen the state's economy and rural communities. Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB) Enterprises Inc. and Minnesota Soybean Processors are constructing a soybean processing plant that will be owned and oper… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Colleagues Push Back on Biden Administration Policy Permitting Individuals that Support Terrorism to Immigrate to U.S.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) in pressing Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to explain why their departments will no longer bar from being eligible for immigration to the United States, individuals who provide "insignificant material support" or "limited material support" to terrorist organizations. The senators called on the secretaries to provide a timely explanation and justification f… Continue Reading


Hoeven & Cramer Present Congressional Badge of Bravery to BIA Officer Dexter Davis

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer today presented the Congressional Badge of Bravery to Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) law enforcement officer Dexter Davis in recognition of his exceptional acts of bravery while serving on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. On July 9, 2019, significant heavy rainfall washed out a large section of Highway 1806 on the border of North and South Dakota. Fast moving water swept several cars and a bus into a hole which was approximately 30 fee… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors Service, Welcomes Home North Dakota National Guard Unit

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today commended the service of the North Dakota National Guard's (NDNG) 835th Engineer Utilities Detachment at a welcome home ceremony in Devils Lake. The Guardmembers of the 835th returned from Kuwait where they supported U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) missions and operations.The senator, joined by Governor Doug Burgum, Adjutant General Alan Dohrmann and Congressman Kelly Armstrong among others, outlined his ongoing efforts to support the men and women of… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Appeals Process to Help Ensure Farmers Receive Needed Disaster Aid, Resolve AGI Issues

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Farm Service Agency (FSA), at the senator's urging, has established an appeals process for producers impacted by issues with FSA's adjusted gross income (AGI) calculations under the Emergency Relief Program (ERP). After hearing concerns from North Dakota farmers, Hoeven has been working with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials, including Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Ro… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Provide Law Enforcement the Training, Equipment & Support Needed to Continue Protecting North Dakota Communities

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the North Dakota Peace Officer Association's annual conference, where he recognized the critical work of the state's law enforcement personnel and outlined his efforts to ensure they have the training, equipment and support they need to continue protecting communities across North Dakota. To this end, the senator: Works as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee to ensure strong support for critical law enforcement programs, includi… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Biden Oil and Gas Moratorium Hurts U.S. Energy Security, Raises Prices for Consumers

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after a U.S. circuit court reinstated the Biden administration's moratorium on oil and gas leasing for federal lands and waters. "President Biden's policies have led to skyrocketing energy prices and record-high inflation, and locking away our abundant taxpayer-owned oil and gas resources has been a key contributor to these problems," said Hoeven. "When federal courts ordered the Biden administration to resume oil and gas… Continue Reading


Hoeven Highlights Expansion at Unity Medical Center to Provide Rural Health Care

GRAFTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today outlined the importance of access to health care in rural communities at Unity Medical Center (UMC) in Grafton. The senator met with health care providers and toured the recently-upgraded facility, where he discussed his efforts to advance rural development and innovative solutions, like telehealth, to help improve health care access in rural areas. During his time as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven helped secure a $16… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Importance of STEM Education in Ensuring North Dakota & U.S. Remain Globally Competitive

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed STEMKAMP, a Department of Defense (DoD)-funded program in Grand Forks that helps bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities to the children of active military personnel. The five-day program provides immersive activities to students between 3rd and 8th grade, and helps stimulate their interest in STEM fields by increasing their understanding of related careers and developing their critical thinking skills. As a… Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses Ideal Aerosmith's Ongoing Expansion, $17 Million Naval Research Contract He Worked to Secure

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with the leaders of Ideal Aerosmith in Grand Forks, where he discussed the company's ongoing expansion and outlined his efforts to strengthen North Dakota's leadership in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research, development, training and operations. In December, Hoeven announced a $17 million Office of Naval Research (ONR) contract to Ideal Aerosmith that he worked to advance as a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee. Under the co… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Federal Judge Reinstates Obama-era Policy Suspending Federal Coal Leases

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after a federal judge reinstated an Obama-era policy to suspend lease sales for coal on federal lands. "The moratorium on federal coal leases threatens the availability of reliable and affordable electricity, which is why we worked to rescind this burdensome policy," said Hoeven. "Federal mineral rights are frequently intermixed with private and state-held miner… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Ensure U.S. Forest Service is a Good Neighbor to Ranchers

WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with members of the McKenzie County Grazing Association, where he outlined his efforts to ensure the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) acts as a good neighbor to local ranchers and maintains equitable access for grazers to the National Grasslands. In particular, Hoeven discussed proposed changes to the USFS rangeland directives. Last year, the senator led the North Dakota delegation in pressing the USFS Chief to extend the public comment period for th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Combat Inflation, Unlock U.S. Energy Potential & Support Ag Producers

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven held a roundtable discussion with the Williston Chamber of Commerce today and outlined his efforts to combat inflation. The senator stressed that the Democrats' $740 billion spending bill and the Biden administration's burdensome regulatory approach delay and increase costs for energy development, which leads to higher prices and rising inflation throughout the economy. Accordingly, Hoeven is: Working to unlock the potential of America's energy resources,… Continue Reading

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