News Releases

07.10.18

Hoeven Statement on President’s Supreme Court Nominee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after the President nominated federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. The senator was at the White House tonight with the president as he announced the nomination. "Judge Kavanaugh's record shows a deep respect for and strict interpretation of the Constitution. Throughout his judicial career, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated a strong commitment … Continue Reading


07.06.18

Hoeven Statement Following National Security Meetings with Finnish, Russian and Norwegian Officials

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and Senate Homeland Security Committee, issued the following statement. Over the past week, the senator was part of a congressional delegation meeting with officials in Finland, Russia and Norway to gain a better understanding of U.S. relations in the region regarding national security interests. "In Russia, we met with government officials to have frank discussions about the status of current relation… Continue Reading


07.05.18

Hoeven Helps Advance Funding Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today outlined funding he worked to secure in the Senate's Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations legislation to help combat the opioid abuse epidemic. Through his role on the committee, Hoeven advocated strong support for the opioid abuse programs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and as a result, the bill provides $3.7 billion across the agency for opioid addiction treatment, prevention and res… Continue Reading


07.04.18

Senator John Hoeven 2018 Independence Day Statement

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in commemoration of our nation's independence: "Today, we celebrate our nation's history and heritage and are reminded how our founders and ancestors strove to realize a more perfect and free nation where all could enjoy 'Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.' Our freedoms are not free, they have been secured thanks to the sacrifices of many. We are forever indebted to those who have given their lives on behalf of o… Continue Reading


07.03.18

Hoeven: USDA Approves $4 Million in Low-Interest Loans to Support Rural Business Development in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has approved two loans totaling nearly $4 million to support rural business development in North Dakota. The details are as follows: Nodak Electric Cooperative, Inc. - $2 million to support the construction of a new farm equipment dealership in Devils Lake. ADB Investment… Continue Reading


07.02.18

Hoeven: Defense Funding Legislation Invests in North Dakota Missions, Accelerates Nuclear Modernization

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that he has secured important priorities for North Dakota in the Senate's Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 defense funding legislation. The bill will fully fund a 2.6 percent pay raise for military members, help modernize the nation's nuclear forces by providing new engines and other upgrades for the B-52 as well as replacements for the nation's cruise missiles and intercontinental ballistic missiles … Continue Reading


06.29.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $2.2 Million HHS Grant to Help Train Health Care Workers at Turtle Mountain Community College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $2,285,000 grant to support Turtle Mountain Community College's Health Education Access through Rural Training (HEART) program. The program's goal is to help low-income individuals receive education and training in health care occupations that are in high demand or expected to fac… Continue Reading


06.29.18

Hoeven Meets with VA Secretary Nominee, Outlines Need for Smooth Implementation of VA MISSION Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week met with Robert Wilkie, the president's nominee to serve as secretary of Veterans Affairs 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. Hoeven highlighted initiatives he worked to include in the VA MISSION Act, including: Key provisions from his Vete… Continue Reading


06.28.18

Hoeven: Senate Passes Farm Bill to Support Native American Producers and Communities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today released the following statement after the Senate passed the farm bill, which included key provisions from the senator's Cultivating Resources, Opportunities, Prosperity and Sustainability (CROPS) for Indian Country Act. "The Senate took an important step to help ensure the farm bill supports our N… Continue Reading


06.28.18

Hoeven Statement on Senate Passage of Farm Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed a strong farm bill that provides producers with strong crop insurance, improved risk management tools, enhanced support for agriculture research and greater access to capital. "Over the past year, we've met with farmers and ranchers across North Dakota to hear their priorities and this le… Continue Reading


06.27.18

Hoeven Statement on Retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy

"We thank Justice Anthony Kennedy for his thirty years of service on the Supreme Court. Since his appointment by President Ronald Reagan, Justice Kennedy has ruled on many important cases affecting the everyday lives of the American people, and we appreciate his service to our country. "As the confirmation process gets underway, we look forward to reviewing the president's nominee and working to fill the Supreme Court vacancy with a Justice who will uphold the Constitution and the law." -###-… Continue Reading


06.27.18

Hoeven Announces Grant Enabling Ashley Fire Protection District to Purchase Pumper Fire Truck

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the Ashley Fire Protection District with a $66,000 grant and $34,000 loan. The funds, awarded through USDA's Rural Development Community Facilities Grant and Direct Loan Program, will be used to purchase a new pumper fire truck. "This funding will enable the Ashley Fire Protection District to purchase a newer pumper fire truck … Continue Reading


06.27.18

Hoeven: Two North Dakota Teachers to Receive Presidential Award for Excellence

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that two North Dakota teachers will receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The program, which is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, recognizes outstanding K-12 teachers for their contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. The awardees will each receive a citation signed by the… Continue Reading


06.27.18

Hoeven Presses for Senate Passage of Strong Farm Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, outlined the importance of passing a strong farm bill on the Senate floor yesterday. The senator is working to ensure that the Senate farm bill provides certainty for the nation's producers by prioritizing strong crop insurance, improved risk management tools, enhanced support for agriculture research and greater access to capital. The Senate Agriculture C… Continue Reading


06.26.18

Hoeven Helps Introduce Farm Bill Amendment to Provide Flexibility under Hours of Service Regulations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing an amendment to the farm bill that would provide an hours of service (HOS) exemption for certain agriculture transporters, including livestock haulers, ensuring greater flexibility for operators throughout the country. The amendment would ensure the exemption for operations within a 150 air-mile r… Continue Reading


06.25.18

Hoeven: Trans-Atlantic UAS Flight Highlights North Dakota’s Unique Position in Unmanned Technology

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after General Atomics announced that it would conduct the first-ever trans-Atlantic flight of a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aircraft 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 a… Continue Reading


06.25.18

Hoeven: Senate Passes Funding Legislation to Support North Dakota’s Missions, Strengthen Veterans’ Health Care & Advance Comprehensive Flood Protection

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs funding bill and the Energy and Water appropriations bill. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to ensure the legislative package includes important funding and provisions to support the state's military missions and veterans, while also advancing comprehensive flood protection. "We've worked hard in… Continue Reading


06.25.18

Hoeven Announces Up To $3 Million in USDA Support for Red Potato Producers

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) is purchasing up to $3 million of red potatoes in order to address low commodity prices due to excessive supply and the poor exchange rate with Canada. "Our farmers are facing real difficulties due to, among other things, the strong dollar, which hurts our exports and pushes commodity price… Continue Reading


06.25.18

Senate Passes Resolution Hoeven Helped Introduce To Designate June 27 As “National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day”

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate has passed bipartisan legislation he helped introduce to designate June 27 as "National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day." The resolution, which is sponsored by Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), also designates the month of June as "National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month." "Post-Traumatic Stress is a devastating condition for those suffering from it as well as for their loved ones who grapple with PTSD's effects," Hoeve… Continue Reading


06.22.18

Hoeven Secures Funding to Advance CBP’s UAS Operations & Develop Counter-UAS Technology in FY19

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, today outlined provisions he secured in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help advance Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations and DHS's counter-UAS research and development, which will help to bolster North Dakota's UAS operations. Hoeven also worked to ensure the legislation includes funding and prov… Continue Reading

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