News Releases

07.25.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $3.3 Million for Airports in Mandan and Jamestown

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $3.3 million in grants for airports in Mandan and Jamestown. Details of the funding are as follows: Mandan Municipal Airport - $2,101,000 - The funds will be used to install perimeter fencing. Jamestown Regional Airport - $1,277,000 - The funds will be used to rehabilitate one of… Continue Reading


07.25.18

Senate Passes Hoeven-Cosponsored Resolution Designating July 28th As National Day of the American Cowboy

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Western Caucus, today announced that the Senate has passed a resolution he cosponsored declaring Saturday, July 28 as National Day of the American Cowboy. The resolution was introduced by Senators Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and honors the continuing legacy and contributions of cowboys across the United States. "The American West was shaped in large part by the hard work and determination of cowboys," Hoeven said. "The … Continue Reading


07.24.18

Hoeven Statement on USDA Trade Assistance

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plan to support producers while the Administration works to negotiate better trade deals for the nation. "The goal of the Administration we believe is to gain greater access to markets on a fair basis for our farmers and ranchers. But because agriculture has a positi… Continue Reading


07.24.18

Hoeven: CBP To Maintain Williston’s International Airport Designation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will maintain the international airport designation for Williston's new airport. Hoeven was notified in June that CBP's Seattle Field Office had denied the City of Williston's request to transfer the international airport designation from the existing Sloulin Field Internatio… Continue Reading


07.23.18

Hoeven Statement on Confirmation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after voting to confirm Robert Wilkie to serve as secretary of Veterans Affairs. During the confirmation process, Hoeven met with Wilkie 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. The senator also invited Wilkie to visit North D… Continue Reading


07.23.18

Hoeven Announces Funding To Protect Marmarth From Flooding

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) Rural Development has awarded a $128,000 loan and $100,000 grant to the City of Marmarth. The funds will be used to restore the city's levee, which was damaged from flooding in 2011. "Marmarth's levee protects the city's residents and businesses from being flooded by the Little Missouri Rive… Continue Reading


07.20.18

Hoeven: Federal Government Should Reimburse North Dakota for DAPL Protest Costs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed a claim with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeking $38 million to cover the costs related to the illegal protests surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured $10 million in Fiscal Year 2017 through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance program to help reimburs… Continue Reading


07.19.18

Hoeven Receives National Corn Growers President’s Award

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today received the National Corn Growers Association's President's Award for 2018, in recognition of his leadership in advancing issues important to agriculture and corn producers. The award ceremony was attended by both North Dakota and national representatives of the organization, including Kevin Skunes, President of the National Corn Growers Associati… Continue Reading


07.19.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $5.5 Million in Funding for North Dakota Water Infrastructure Projects

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) Rural Development has awarded more than $3.1 million in loans and $2.4 million in grants for water infrastructure projects in North Dakota. Details of the funding are as follows: City of McClusky - a $2,408,000 loan and $1,928,400 grant - The funding will be used to fund Phase 1 of a major… Continue Reading


07.18.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $7.4 Million for North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $7.4 million in grants for North Dakota airports. Details of the funding are as follows: Hillsboro Municipal Airport Authority - $1,566,239 - The funds will be used to expand the apron, reconstruct an existing taxiway parallel to the runway and build a taxiway providing access to aircraft hangars. City of Will… Continue Reading


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

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