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Hoeven Statement Observing Thanksgiving Day in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement to wish all North Dakotans a safe and happy Thanksgiving: "Happy Thanksgiving, North Dakota. In all things we're called to give thanks, and this year we have much to be grateful for. As we gather with family and friends, we're reminded of the immense blessings we've received over the past year, including the blessing of calling North Dakota home. From Mikey, me and our entire family, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving." … Continue Reading


Hoeven, Lummis Call on STB to Restore Coal Producer Representation on Energy Transportation Advisory Committee

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) in calling on the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to fill the three vacant seats on the STB's Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC) with coal industry representatives. Under its charter, the committee is to have a balanced representation of the nation's energy industries, with no fewer than three members from the coal industry, to help ensure the STB is properly informed and can address issues impactin… Continue Reading


Hoeven Continuing Efforts to Advance Affordable Housing Redevelopment in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) awarded $3.4 million in federal funding for the demolition and redevelopment of the Lashkowitz High Rise in Fargo. The award is made available under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Housing Trust Fund, which provides funding to states for affordable housing development. Earlier this year, Hoeven toured the Lashkowitz High Rise with local leaders and di… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Colleagues Push Back on Burdensome EPA Regulations, Outline Impact on Nation's Supply Chain

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven joined Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in pressing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to avoid placing overly burdensome emissions regulations on the trucking industry that will risk thousands of good-paying jobs. The senators stressed the current constraints on the nation's supply chain and outlined the costs of the agency's proposed regulations on tailpipe nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). … Continue Reading


Hoeven Addresses I-BAND Annual Meeting

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the Independent Beef Association of North Dakota's (I-BAND) annual meeting, where he discussed his efforts as the Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee to: Improve ranchers' access to fair and competitive markets. This includes working to establish at the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) a cattle contract library, which would help improve price trans… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Priorities for Next Farm Bill, Efforts to Protect Private Property Rights

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the North Dakota Farm Bureau annual convention today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts as the lead Republican on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee to: Gather feedback from North Dakota farmers and ranchers as work begins on the next farm bill. Protect private property rights, including pushing back on burdensome easement policies and the Biden administration's efforts to revive the Obama-era Wat… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on ND Supreme Court Gerald VandeWalle Retirement

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Gerald VandeWalle announced his upcoming retirement: "A lifelong North Dakotan, Justice VandeWalle has been a dedicated public servant, working throughout his career to uphold our laws and protect the rights of our state's people. We appreciate his commitment to serving his fellow North Dakotans, from his time in the Attorney General's office to his 26 years as Chief Justice. Mikey… Continue Reading


Hoeven to DOE Nominees: The Grid Needs Reliable Baseload Power Sources, Like Coal; Work with ND to Advance CCUS

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today, Senator John Hoeven: Stressed the importance of maintaining reliable baseload power sources, like coal-fired electricity. Pressed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nominees to work with North Dakota in cracking the code on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies to help secure coal's future in the nation's energy mix. In his discussions with David Crane and Gene Rodrigues, the nominees… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Respect for Marriage Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after voting in opposition to the Respect for Marriage Act. "Same-sex marriage is protected under the Supreme Court's Obergefell decision and the Fourteenth Amendment. My concern with this bill is that it doesn't adequately protect religious freedom, that includes both individuals and businesses based on sincerely-held religious beliefs, as well as religious organizations." -###-… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Vote to End COVID-19 National Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week voted for a resolution to terminate the COVID-19 national emergency declaration, and help limit the Biden administration's overreaching policies. Emergency declarations provide expanded authority for the president to address crises other than war or natural disaster, and would typically expire after one year, but may be renewed or terminated by the president or a joint resolution of Congress. "Despite declaring that the pandemic is over, the President … Continue Reading


Hoeven: USDA Previews Phase Two of Row Crop Disaster Assistance

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today encouraged eligible agriculture producers in North Dakota to prepare their financial and tax records for phase two of the Emergency Relief Program (ERP), after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released preliminary information for the program. ERP phase two is intended to aid producers who experienced losses due to qualifying natural disasters in 2020 and 2021, but were not included in the program's first phase. The program is funded through the agr… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement in Observance of Veterans Day

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day. Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, remains committed to ensuring veterans receive the care and services they have earned. "Today and every day, we are indebted to the great American heroes who have fought to protect our nation. North Dakota has a rich tradition of military service and I remain committed to ensuring veterans receive … Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses Efforts to Support U.S. Energy & Agriculture Producers, Combat Inflation

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with members of the Noon Lions Club, Korner Lions Club, Rotary Club and Williston Community Builders to outline his priorities in the U.S. Senate. In particular, Hoeven stressed the impact of record-high inflation on American consumers and businesses and highlighted his efforts to: Empower greater U.S. domestic energy production and grow North Dakota as an energy powerhouse to help bring down prices at the pump and reduce the cost of goods thro… Continue Reading


Hoeven Presents American Flag Flown Over U.S. Capitol to St. Joseph's School

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today presented an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol to the students, teachers, administration and families of St. Joseph's Catholic School in Williston and participated in a flag raising ceremony. The senator addressed the school community, discussing the importance of honoring the nation's flag and outlining his efforts to support the state's educators and students. "The U.S. flag is more than the colors and cloth. It represents who we are as a na… Continue Reading


Hoeven Nominates Four Students to U.S. Military Academies Class of 2027

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated four North Dakota students for appointments to the nation's military academies. Hoeven nominated Jacob Boehm of Bismarck and Olivia Jones of Fargo to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Ayden Frohlich of Bismarck to the U.S. Naval Academy and Isabelle Von Osterheldt of Minot to the U.S. Air Force Academy. "Our nation's military academies offer exceptional education and leadership opportunities to students and we're… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Heinrich: Senate Passes Resolution Designating November 5 as National Bison Day

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) today announced that the Senate has passed a bipartisan resolution they introduced to designate November 5, 2022, as National Bison Day. "Today we honor our national mammal and commemorate what the bison means to our country," said Senator Hoeven. "It is fitting that we remember the vigor and force that the bison represents as well as the pioneering spirit of our nation this great animal symbolizes." "Bison hold a rich hi… Continue Reading


Hoeven to FERC Chair: Take the Handcuffs off Domestic Energy Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week pressed Richard Glick, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), to take the handcuffs off domestic energy producers and empower the U.S. to unlock its vast energy resources and lower costs for consumers by: Expediting the approval process for energy infrastructure, including pipelines, to get energy to market. Properly valuing baseload power sources, including coal. With the Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasting… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Secure Approval of BNI Mine Plan

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to convene a meeting between North Dakota energy producers, including representatives from Minnkota Power Cooperative and BNI Coal, and Department of the Interior (DOI) officials to urge for the approval of a new federal mine plan for the Center Mine. The new plan is needed to provide certainty for BNI and Minnkota's continued operations. Without its approval, BNI would have to incur significant costs to make and implement c… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Advance Pro-Growth Policies, Push Back on President Biden's Tax, Spending & Regulatory Agenda

BISMARCK, N.D. - In a meeting with representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Greater North Dakota Chamber today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts to advance pro-growth policies and push back on the Biden administration's burdensome tax, spending and regulatory agenda. In particular, the senator stressed the impact that record-high inflation is having on American consumers and businesses. Accordingly, Hoeven is working to bring down prices and support economic security by:… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Legislation to Bolster Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Efforts

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a meeting with North Dakota Game and Fish officials, including Director Jeb Williams, as well as representatives from sportsmen and livestock groups, to discuss efforts to combat Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). To this end, Hoeven is sponsoring legislation with Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) that would provide $70 million per year, split evenly between both research and management of the disease. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would adm… Continue Reading

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