News Releases

12.19.19

Hoeven Statement on Passage of FY2020 Funding Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after Congress passed legislation to fund the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. "We worked to secure important priorities for North Dakota and the nation as part of this funding legislation, including $1.5 billion in disaster assistance for farmers and ranchers, strong support for our military, improved health care for veterans and flood protection… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Hoeven: Congress Extends Biodiesel, Railroad Track Maintenance Tax Credits Through 2022

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined the Senate in passing legislation to extend expired tax provisions that benefit industry in North Dakota, including a retroactive extension from 2018 through 2022 for the: Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Tax Credit - provides a credit of $1.00 per gallon of pure biodiesel to qualified biodiesel producers or blenders. The bill also extends the second-generation biofuel producer credit for one year, through 2020. Railroad Track Maintenance Cred… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Hoeven Statement After House Approves USMCA

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the House of Representatives approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Since President Donald Trump signed the agreement with Mexico and Canada over a year ago, Hoeven has repeatedly made the case for approval of USMCA. "Given the challenges facing our farmers and ranchers, House passage of USMCA is an important step forward," said Hoeven. "While the USMCA had to start in the House, and the agreement was held … Continue Reading


12.19.19

Hoeven Statement on Senate Confirmation of Dan Traynor as U.S. District Court Judge

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the Senate approved the nomination of Dan Traynor to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota. Hoeven introduced Traynor at a committee hearing to review his nomination this fall. "We've secured Senate confirmation for Dan Traynor to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota," said Hoeven. "I've known Dan for years, and the people of North Dakota will be well-served by him. Dan has shown a str… Continue Reading


12.19.19

Hoeven: Congress Approves $1.5 Billion in Ag Disaster Funding as Part of Agriculture Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that Congress has approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Agriculture Appropriations bill, including the additional $1.5 billion in disaster assistance he secured to help agriculture producers impacted by severe weather. Hoeven was also able to secure provisions requiring the Secretary of Agriculture to make disaster payments for eligible sugar growers and expanded program eligibility to cov… Continue Reading


12.18.19

Hoeven Statement After House Vote on Impeachment Articles

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the House voted on articles of impeachment: "We have the transcript of the call between President Trump and President Zelensky. President Zelensky said he did not feel he was being pressured to do an investigation and the military aid was provided without Ukraine conducting any investigations. The House Democrats' focus on impeachment has delayed important responsibilities, like passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, addre… Continue Reading


12.17.19

Hoeven: Congress Approves FY2020 Defense Authorization Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after Congress passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Hoeven worked to advance important priorities for North Dakota in the legislation including: A 3.1 percent pay raise for servicemembers, the largest increase in nearly a decade. A provision requiring the Air Force and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to regularl… Continue Reading


12.16.19

Hoeven Secures Additional $1.5 Billion in Ag Disaster Funding

Editor's Note: Senator Hoeven secured the funding in the final FY2020 Agriculture Appropriations funding bill, which the House is expected to vote on tomorrow with the Senate following later this week. WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that he has secured an additional $1.5 billion in disaster funding to help agriculture producers impacted by severe weather. The senator also secured a provision requiring the Secretary… Continue Reading


12.13.19

Hoeven, Cramer, Armstrong Support State's Request for Presidential Disaster Declaration

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today urged President Trump to approve the State of North Dakota's request for a presidential major disaster declaration due to fall flooding and the early snowstorm. In a letter to the Administration, the delegation wrote in support of the state's request for a presidential declaration, which would make assistance available under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Thank you for your continued s… Continue Reading


12.13.19

Hoeven Announces Head Start & Community Health Center Funding in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,153,730 to the Three Affiliated Tribes for Head Start programing as well as $1,124,221 to Northland Health Partners to continue providing health care to Community Health Center patients. "Today's funds will help ensure access to these vital services and resources for families and children in these communities," Hoeven said. -… Continue Reading


12.13.19

Hoeven Statement After Administration, China Agree to Phase-One Trade Deal

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after the President and China agreed to a phase-one trade deal. Among other things, the agreement will require China to ramp up its purchases of U.S. agricultural products and in return, the U.S. will not impose 15 percent duties scheduled for December 15. Hoeven spoke with U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer earli… Continue Reading


12.13.19

Hoeven & Shaheen Air Traffic Controller Hiring Reform Act Included in FY2020 Defense Bill, Set for Approval Next Week

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, and Jeanne Shaheen today announced that their bipartisan Air Traffic Controller (ATC) Hiring Reform Act has been included in the Defense Authorization bill, which will be considered by the Senate next week. The senators introduced the legislation to: Help address the shortage of qualified air traffic controllers. Ensure the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is able to hire more qualified veterans … Continue Reading


12.12.19

Hoeven Announces Available USDA Funding for Rural Broadband in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has authorized the second round of funding for their high-speed ReConnect Pilot Program. As chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, the senator secured $1.1 billion across 2018 and 2019 for the ReConnect Program, a rural broadband loan and grant pilot program targeted to areas that currently lack access to quality broadband service. "We are continuing to develop the infrastructu… Continue Reading


12.12.19

Hoeven Statement on Confirmation of Fish and Wildlife Service Director

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 joining the Senate in confirming Aurelia Skipwith as Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). "The perpetual easements and wetlands determinations under the FWS impose tremendous uncertainty on producers and do not have an adequate appeals process," said Hoeven. "We made the cost and chal… Continue Reading


12.11.19

Hoeven: Trade Assistance Signup Deadline Extended to December 20

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended the signup deadline for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) to December 20, 2019. As chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to secure a second round of trade assistance under MFP and ensure coverage for all Title I crops, including soybeans, wheat, corn, canola and others. Further, the senator worked to replenish the program's fundin… Continue Reading


12.11.19

Hoeven, Peterson Continue to Make the Case for Disaster Assistance for Sugar Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and Collin Peterson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee this week continued their efforts to secure disaster assistance for sugar producers. The chairmen were joined by Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative CEO Kurt Wickstrom at a meeting with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Bill Northey to outline the challenges facing sugarbeet growers. The leaders made the case for providing di… Continue Reading


12.10.19

Hoeven Statement After House Democrats Announce Articles of Impeachment

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after House Democrats announced articles of impeachment against the president. "As House Democrats have been talking about since the president was elected, they are moving forward with articles of impeachment. Instead of spending time on impeachment, the House should focus on getting work done like finally advancing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, funding our military and helping reduce the cost of prescription drug costs." -###… Continue Reading


12.10.19

Hoeven Statement After House Agrees to Advance USMCA

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the House of Representatives agreed to advance the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Over the past year, Hoeven has been advocating for the House to take action on the agreement which, according to the International Trade Commission, will increase U.S. agricultural and food exports to Canada and Mexico by $2.2 billion when fully implemented. "After being held up for more than a year in the House, it is time that … Continue Reading


12.06.19

Hoeven Outlines North Dakota's UAS Leadership, Airport Projects to FAA Administrator Steve Dickson

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Committee, this week met with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Steve Dickson to secure support for the continued advancement of North Dakota's unmanned aerial systems (UAS) leadership and investment in the state's airports. Among other things, the senator urged Dickson to ensure the FAA cooperates on beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) unmanned flights… Continue Reading


12.04.19

Hoeven: Congress Should Approve USMCA Now

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined a Senate colloquy urging the House of Representatives to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) which, according to the International Trade Commission, will increase U.S. agricultural and food exports to Canada and Mexico by $2.2 billion when fully implemented. Hoeven outlined the severe weather challenges facing U.S. agriculture producers and the need to provide them with the certainty of passage of this trade agreement. "Our fa… Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149 Page 150 Page 151 Page 152 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155 Page 156 Page 157 Page 158 Page 159 Page 160 Page 161 Page 162 Page 163 Page 164 Page 165 Page 166 Page 167 Page 168 Page 169 Page 170 Page 171 Page 172 Page 173 Page 174 Page 175 Page 176 Page 177 Page 178 Page 179 Page 180 Page 181 Page 182 Page 183 Page 184 Page 185 Page 186 Page 187 Page 188 Page 189 Page 190 Page 191 Page 192 Page 193 Page 194 Page 195 Page 196 Page 197 Page 198 Page 199 Page 200 Page 201 Page 202 Page 203 Page 204 Page 205 Page 206 Page 207 Page 208 Page 209 Page 210 Page 211 Page 212 Page 213 Page 214
Showing page   of 214