News Releases

05.03.24

Hoeven Secures American Aviator Act In FAA Reauthorization Bill, Extends Vets2Wings Through Fy28

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today outlined priorities he secured in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation, which passed a preliminary vote of 81-10 in the U.S. Senate on Thursday and needs to be completed by the House and Senate next week, to strengthen the University of North Dakota’s (UND) role as a leader in aviation research, development, training and operations. Hoeven addressed students enrolled in UND’s Vets2Wings program, a pilot training initi… Continue Reading


05.03.24

Hoeven Secures Over $5 Million For CO2 Sequestration & Monitoring at Largest Coal-Based CCUS Project in The World

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced a $5.1 million award to advance carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) monitoring at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant. The monitoring and sequestration project, which is being led by the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), is key to the development of commercially-viable CCUS. Further, the project will advance the expansion of CCUS at the Dakota Gasification Company’s (DGC) Great Plains Synfuels Plant, which would make… Continue Reading


05.03.24

Hoeven, Scott Condemn Campus Antisemitism, Urge Biden Administration to Take Action

WASHINGTON — Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) in introducing a resolution to condemn antisemitism on U.S. college campuses and university officials that refuse to take action against antisemitic violence that is endangering Jewish students. The resolution also calls on the Biden administration’s Department of Education to make sure colleges and universities are complying with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act to protect Jewish students. “University officials must restore order… Continue Reading


05.02.24

Hoeven, Barrasso Introduce Legislation to Rescind Costly EV Tax Credit

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today joined U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) in introducing legislation to end the federal electric vehicle (EV) and charging stations tax credit. The Eliminating Lavish Incentives to Electric (ELITE) Vehicles Act (S. 4237) stops taxpayer money from subsidizing the purchase of luxury electric vehicles for high-income individuals and corporations. This bill specifically repeals the: $7,500 tax credit for new EVs. Tax credit for purchasing used EVs… Continue Reading


05.02.24

Hoeven, Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Protect and Serve Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week helped introduce the Protect and Serve Act, bipartisan legislation that would make knowingly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury to a law enforcement officer a federal crime. The legislation, led by Senator Thom Tillis, is also cosponsored by Senators Tom Cotton, Joe Manchin, Kevin Cramer and Steve Daines. “Each and every day, our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line as they work to protect our communities and keep us safe,” sa… Continue Reading


05.01.24

Hoeven, Cotton to Biden Administration: Protect Jewish Students From Pro-Hamas, Anti-Semitic Mobs

WASHINGTON — Senator John Hoeven and a group of 25 other senators, led by Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), pressed Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to protect Jewish students being targeted by pro-Hamas, anti-Semitic mobs and to restore order to the college campuses that have been shut down by ongoing protests. “You need to take action to restore order and protect Jewish students on our college campuses,” wrote the senators. “President Biden issued a statemen… Continue Reading


05.01.24

Hoeven, Ricketts, Sullivan Introduce CRA Resolutions to Overturn De Facto EV Mandates

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today helped introduce two bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions of disapproval to rescind de facto electric vehicle mandates being imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Together, these Biden administration rules would require up to two-thirds of new cars and nearly 40 percent of trucks sold in the U.S. to be electric vehicles (EVs) in eight years. Such fede… Continue Reading


04.30.24

Hoeven: Biden Administration Once Again Undercuts U.S. Energy Security, Imposes Higher Costs on Americans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) finalized a rule imposing new restrictions under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on fossil fuel and related infrastructure projects. The rule runs counter to the law passed by Congress last year to set timelines for federal reviews, including two years for an Environmental Impact Statement (… Continue Reading


04.25.24

Hoeven: NPS to Maintain Wild Horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has secured a commitment from the National Park Service (NPS) to maintain the wild horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP). The NPS will immediately terminate its proposed removal of horses at TRNP under the environmental assessment (EA) process initiated in 2022, and as a result, the existing management plan for the wild horses will remain in place. This will allow for a healthy herd of wild horses to be maintained at the park, … Continue Reading


04.25.24

Hoeven Statement on Biden EPA MATS, Power Sector Rules Imposing Costly Regulations on Coal-Fired Electric

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final regulations aimed at the nation’s power sector. This includes a new Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule that imposes costly and overly-stringent Obama-era regulations on coal-fired electric power plants. When first advanced in 2012, this rule contributed to the closure of numerous power plants before being struck down by the Supreme Court in 2015. Hoeven … Continue Reading


04.23.24

Hoeven Statement on National Security Supplmental

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after Congress approved national security supplemental funding legislation.  “With increasing unrest around the globe, including Iran’s recent attack on Israel, it’s more important than ever that we stand with Israel as they defend themselves against Hamas. At the same time, I continue to believe that U.S. support for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan should be focused on military … Continue Reading


04.22.24

Hoeven, Colleagues to VA: Provide Non-Opioid Pain Management Options for Veterans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven and a bipartisan group of senators, led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Mike Braun (R-IN), pressed U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough to provide veterans with access to non-opioid pain management options through the VA system to help prevent addiction before it starts.  “Active-duty service members, veterans, retirees and their families are not immune to the opioid addiction… Continue Reading


04.19.24

Hoeven Statement on FISA

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after voting against legislation to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).  “We supported additional reforms to the FISA process that would have further ensured the privacy rights of Americans, however these amendments were blocked. For that reason, I did not support this legislation,” said Hoeven. “Going forward we’ll continue working to protect both the security and civil liberties of Americans.” -###-… Continue Reading


04.19.24

Hoeven: President Biden’s Anti-Energy Agenda Hurts U.S. Security, Helps Fund Adversaries Like Iran

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, this week joined his Senate Republican colleagues in pushing back on Biden administration policies that are handcuffing U.S. oil production. The senator stressed that by restricting production of taxpayer-owned minerals and increasing the cost of domestic energy production, President Biden is undermining the economic and national security of the U.S. and its allies. This leads to greater relian… Continue Reading


04.18.24

Hoeven: BLM’s Public Lands Rule Locks Away Federal Land

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement opposing the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final Public Lands Rule that seeks to overhaul the management of more than 245 million acres of taxpayer-owned lands. The rule would establish “conservation leases” that would lock away federal lands in conflict with the longstanding tradition of multiple use requirements established by Congress. Hoeven and Senator John Bar… Continue Reading


04.17.24

Hoeven, Colleagues Urge EPA to Reject California Rule that Would Harm the Rail Industry & American Economy

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined a bipartisan group of senators in sending a letter led by Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE) to Michael Regan, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), opposing a rule from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that would harm the rail industry, threaten the supply chain and hurt the U.S. economy. “Attempts to create state-specific operational rules, such as those envisioned by CARB, would jeopardize the interoperability of the national n… Continue Reading


04.17.24

Hoeven Votes to Hold Secretary Mayorkas Accountable for Failure to Uphold the Law, Secure the Border

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after voting to hold Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas accountable for failing to uphold the law and secure the border. Hoeven has been making the case for the Senate to fulfill its constitutional duty by holding a trial to consider the impeachment articles, however Senate Democrats instead blocked efforts to hold a trial and voted to dismiss the articles of impeachment. “Secretary Mayorkas needs to be he… Continue Reading


04.17.24

Hoeven, Scott Introduce Resolution to Overturn SEC Climate Disclosure Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven cosponsored a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval, led by Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Tim Scott (R-S.C.), today to overturn the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) radical climate disclosure rule that would unfairly target energy producers and result in hampered economic growth, increased red tape for public companies and higher prices for consumers.  “The SEC’s climate disclosure rule is government overreach,” said Hoeven… Continue Reading


04.12.24

Hoeven, Colleagues Press Biden to Permit the Summertime Sale of E15 Fuel

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, joined bipartisan colleagues in sending a letter led by Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) impelling President Biden to authorize the 2024 summer sale of E15 fuel, which will lower costs for consumers and strengthen our domestic fuel supply. “[W]e must pursue an all-of-the-above energy strategy, which includes leveraging … Continue Reading


04.12.24

Hoeven: U.S. Must Maintain Best ISR & Nuclear Capabilities in the World to Counter Adversaries

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven pressed Air Force and Space Force leaders to ensure the U.S. maintains its advantages in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and nuclear capabilities to counter its adversaries in any future conflict. Hoeven pointed to investments being made by Russia and China in their nuclear and surveillance forces, contrasted by the U.S. drawing down its ISR fleet, including the Global Hawk… Continue Reading

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