News Releases

01.17.20

Hoeven Holds Meeting with Sugar Producers, USDA to Ensure Effective, Timely Implementation of New Disaster Assistance

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, this week arranged a meeting between sugar cooperatives, sugar beet growers and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Bill Northey to ensure that the additional $1.5 billion in disaster assistance and provisions for sugar producers are implemented in a timely manner that works for sugar growers and cooperatives. "Sugar beet growers in the Red River Valley faced unprecedented challenges… Continue Reading


01.17.20

Hoeven, Cramer & Armstrong Honor NDSU Bison Football Team's Eighth FCS Championship

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong honored the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team this week for winning its eighth NCAA Division I FCS National Championship in nine years. Senators Hoeven and Cramer introduced a congratulatory resolution and delivered remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Congressman Armstrong honored the team by introducing the resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as delivering floor r… Continue Reading


01.16.20

Hoeven: Senate Approves USMCA, Benefitting North Dakota Ag Producers & Wide Range of Industries

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined a bipartisan majority of his Senate colleagues in approving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). "The final approval of USMCA is tremendous news for our nation's entire economy, especially for our agriculture producers, who are working to overcome the challenges of trade disputes and disasters," said Hoeven. "This agreement provides farmers and ranchers much-needed certainty with our two largest trading partners, helping to remove barriers and … Continue Reading


01.15.20

Hoeven: President Signs Phase-One Trade Deal with China Benefiting Agriculture

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today joined the President and Chinese leaders as they signed the phase-one trade agreement, which among other things, requires China to ramp up its purchases of U.S. agricultural products. "This agreement is very important for our farmers and ranchers, as China has agreed to purchase $40-$50 billion in agriculture products as well as reduce barriers," … Continue Reading


01.15.20

Hoeven Statement After Appropriations Committee Approves USMCA

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). "After USMCA was held up by the House for more than a year, the Senate is quickly working through its process to get this important agreement approved. USMCA will provide much needed certainty for our agriculture, energy and other industries. Given the challenges in farm country, we are working to approve it in the Senate as soon as … Continue Reading


01.11.20

Hoeven Congratulates Bison on Winning Eighth NCAA Division I Football Championship

FRISCO, TEXAS - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement congratulating the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team on winning the FCS national championship with a victory over the James Madison University Dukes. "Today's game caps another historic season for the Bison, earning them a record eighth FCS national championship. The Bison finished yet another strong season, going undefeated in back-to-back years and breaking their own record when it comes to most FC… Continue Reading


01.09.20

Hoeven Honors Service of Senator Jocelyn Burdick with Senate Resolution

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, along with Senator Kevin Cramer, today introduced a Senate resolution to honor the life and service of the late Jocelyn Burdick, former U.S. Senator for the State of North Dakota and the first woman to represent North Dakota in the U.S. Senate. Hoeven also delivered remarks on the Senate floor to honor her service. "Jocelyn Burdick was the first woman to represent North Dakota in the U.S. Senate, and we join with the people of North Dakota and our nation in ex… Continue Reading


01.09.20

Hoeven: Administration Proposes to Streamline & Modernize NEPA Review Process for Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the administration announced a proposal to modernize and streamline regulations under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposal seeks to prevent delays for infrastructure projects by establishing a two-year time limit for the completion of federal environmental impact statements and a one-year limit for environmental assessments. Further, th… Continue Reading


01.08.20

Hoeven Statement Following President's Remarks on Iran

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the President's address regarding Iran: "Our men and women in uniform are the best in the world, and we are grateful that there were no casualties following Iran's attacks last night in Iraq. Today, the President made clear that while the U.S. does not seek an escalation, we will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon and will not stand by in the face of continued… Continue Reading


01.07.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $23 Million in ReConnect Funds for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development awarded grants and loans totaling more than $23 million for broadband development in North Dakota and western Minnesota. The funds are available through the ReConnect Program, for which Hoeven has secured more than $1.6 billion across fiscal years 2018-… Continue Reading


01.07.20

Hoeven: Senate Approves Jovita Carranza as SBA Administrator

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Jovita Carranza as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). "The SBA provides important assistance to startups and small businesses in North Dakota and across the nation, supporting a vital source of economic growth and job creation," said Hoeven. "Administrator Carranza brings valuable experience to this position, with a strong record in the private sector and… Continue Reading


01.03.20

Hoeven Statement Following Death of Iranian General Soleimani

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the death of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani: "As the leader of the Quds Forces, General Soleimani was a terrorist responsible for the deaths of many Americans, and was planning additional attacks on U.S. interests. Our brave U.S. servicemembers and intelligence officials have once again brought a terrorist to justice. Iran's terr… Continue Reading


01.03.20

Hoeven Statement on Fish & Wildlife Service Establishing Appeals Process for Wetlands Maps, Clarifying Easement Boundaries

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that it would work with landowners to clarify pre-1976 wetlands easement boundaries and provide a process to appeal wetlands maps. This follows Hoeven, along with Senator Kevin Cramer, hosting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt in North Dakota to highl… Continue Reading


01.02.20

Hoeven: EPA Awards Funds to North Dakota for State-Led Environmental Programs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $473,998 to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) through the Performance Partnership Grant (PPG). Today's funds support implementing programs that help ensure clean air and water and manage hazardous and solid waste, drinking water, underground storage tanks, underground injection control and radon. "PPG funds… Continue Reading


12.27.19

Hoeven Reviews $1.5 Billion in Disaster Funding with North Dakota Producers, Agriculture Leaders and FSA Officials

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today brought together North Dakota producers, agriculture leaders and officials from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to discuss the additional disaster assistance he secured for farmers impacted by severe weather. Hoeven advanced the measures as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Agriculture Appropriations legislation that was passed and signed into law last week. Specifically, Hoeven ensured the legisl… Continue Reading


12.26.19

Hoeven Statement on Passing of Eliot Glassheim

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the passing of Eliot Glassheim, former member of the North Dakota House of Representatives and the Grand Forks City Council. "Eliot dedicated decades of his life to serving the people of Grand Forks and North Dakota. He will long be remembered for his hard work and good nature. Mikey and I extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones, and join with people from across North Dakota in expressing our apprecia… Continue Reading


12.23.19

Hoeven Announces Head Start Funding in Fort Totten

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,327,950 to Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten for Head Start programing. "Providing important resources like those offered through Head Start assist both students and their families to prepare for school and learning," said Hoeven. "Today's funds will help ensure access to early learning resources in the community… Continue Reading


12.20.19

Hoeven Statement on HHS Finalizing Rule to Ensure Transparency on Abortion Coverage in Obamacare Exchanges

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule to ensure that health insurance plans sold through Obamacare exchanges are transparent about whether premiums would be used to cover elective abortion services. Hoeven joined a bicameral group inurging the administration to finalize this change and bring the plans into compliance with the law, which requires that insurance companies providing such coverage… Continue Reading


12.20.19

Hoeven: Senate Passes Legislation to Improve FCC's Broadband Mapping

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate passed the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act, bipartisan legislation he cosponsored to improve the accuracy of the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) broadband mapping. Specifically, the bill would: Make the data more granular. Include more state, local and tribal government data. Establish a challenge process to ensure the accuracy of data provided by Internet … Continue Reading


12.20.19

Congress Passes Hoeven-Cosponsored Legislation to Enhance FCC & Telephone Carrier Action Against Illegal Robocalls

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Congress passed the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, bipartisan legislation he cosponsored to help deter illegal and unsolicited robocalls. The legislation aligns with a resolution passed by the North Dakota legislature calling for a solution to the unwanted calls, as well as the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) actions earlier this year to stop illegal calls, including … Continue Reading

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