News Releases

01.10.24

Hoeven Votes to Override Biden Veto, Rescind Burdensome CFPB Rule Impacting Small Businesses

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today voted to override President Biden’s veto of a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval that Hoeven cosponsored to rescind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Small Business Lending Data Collection Rule, which will raise costs for small businesses, impose burdensome data collection requirements and make the data public, potentially risking the privacy of small business owners. In October, a bipartisan majority of the Senate approv… Continue Reading


01.09.24

Hoeven: North Dakota Proves Time and Again That State-Led Regulation is the Right Approach for our Nation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after a federal judge granted North Dakota’s motion to intervene in a lawsuit brought by the Sierra Club challenging State Implementation Plans for Regional Haze, including North Dakota’s, which were under consideration and pending approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As governor and as a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Hoeven has worked to ensure the agency’s approval of the… Continue Reading


01.08.24

Hoeven Statement Honoring Life and Service of Former ND Senator Dwight Cook

MANDAN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement honoring the life and service of former North Dakota Senator Dwight Cook. “For more than 20 years, Senator Cook helped build a more prosperous North Dakota, providing a higher quality of life and more opportunity for our state’s people,” said Hoeven. “As a small business owner, he understood the challenges facing our economy, which informed his tireless work as chair of the Senate Finance and Taxation Committee. We join his… Continue Reading


01.04.24

Hoeven: Land Transfer Finalized to Expand Fargo National Cemetery to 35 Acres

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the sale of 30 acres has been finalized between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and local landowners to expand the Fargo National Cemetery’s (FNC) footprint from 5 acres to 35 acres, following his efforts to ensure the cemetery has adequate space for the future. Specifically, Hoeven: Began working on this priority after hearing from local veterans groups that the cemetery would run out of room sooner than anticipated. Worked thro… Continue Reading


12.28.23

Hoeven Continues Working to Ensure USPS Fixes Mail & Newspaper Delivery Issues in North Dakota, Receives Commitment to Address Dickinson Delivery Issue, Minot Box Repairs

***Click here for Hoeven’s letter to USPS. Click here and here for USPS’s responses to Hoeven.*** BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven continued his efforts to ensure that the United States Postal Service (USPS) is fixing mail and newspaper delivery issues in North Dakota, and again called on the Postal Service meet with communities in the state before moving forward with mail processing changes.  “From receiving the local newspaper to refilling prescriptions, paying bills, and sending package… Continue Reading


12.19.23

Hoeven Joins Introduction of ATF Accountability Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.) in introducing legislation to provide transparency on rulings made by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and establish a formal appeals process. Currently: The ATF engages in a secretive classification review process to determine whether a particular firearm is regulated by the National Firearms Act. Justifications for decisions are often only made available to manufacturers in private corresponden… Continue Reading


12.16.23

Hoeven Statement on Judge’s Order Ensuring North Dakota’s DAPL Protest Damages Lawsuit Can Proceed

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after U.S. Federal Judge Daniel Traynor issued an order rejecting the federal government’s motion for summary judgement in North Dakota’s lawsuit claiming damages from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests. The state is seeking $38 million to cover its emergency response costs resulting from the federal government negligence during the protests. This comes in addition to the $10 million that Hoeven secured in 2017 as … Continue Reading


12.16.23

Hoeven Working to Keep The Farm in the Farm Bill, Outlines Key Agriculture Priorities at Farmers Union Annual Meeting

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the North Dakota Farmers Union annual meeting, where he outlined key priorities that he is working to include in the next Farm Bill. As a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has been gathering input from North Dakota producers and working to secure enhancements for the nation’s farm policy, including: Maintaining and strengthening crop insurance,… Continue Reading


12.15.23

Hoeven Introduces Legislation to Improve Security at VA Facilities, Help Ensure Safety of Patients & Staff

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week introduced the VA Medical Center Security Report Act, legislation led by Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) to address security challenges at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. Specifically, the bill would direct the VA to study and report to Congress on the following issues impacting VA Medical Centers and other sites under the jurisdiction of VA Police: The type and frequency of criminal activity experi… Continue Reading


12.14.23

Hoeven, Shaheen Introduce STATUS Act to Establish Permanent Air Guard Tuition Assistance Program

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) this week introduced legislation to establish a permanent federal tuition assistance (FTA) program benefitting Air National Guard members. The Air Guard Standardizing Tuition Assistance to Unify the Services (STATUS) Act requires the Secretary of the Air Force to provide tuition assistance to members of the Air National Guard, consistent with the program available to the Army National Guard. The legislation is supported by th… Continue Reading


12.14.23

Hoeven Secures $350 Million DOE Grant to Advance Project Tundra

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced he has helped secure $350 million in federal funding for Project Tundra, a carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) project on a traditional coal-fired power plant. Project Tundra is led by Minnkota Power Cooperative and partners TC Energy, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kiewit. Hoeven has been working to advance Project Tundra to provide a way forward for the state’s coal-fir… Continue Reading


12.13.23

Hoeven: Senate Passes FY2024 NDAA with Important Priorities for ND Missions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after voting for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Hoeven worked to ensure the final bill provides strong support for our men and women in uniform, including authorizing a 5.2 percent pay increase for servicemembers. Additionally, the senator included provisions in the bill to support missions in North Dakota. “North Dakota plays a v… Continue Reading


12.11.23

Hoeven: NDSU Receives $3 Million DOT Grant to Continue Leading Region 8 Transportation Center

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $3 million to North Dakota State University’s (NDSU) Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute to continue leading the Region 8 University Transportation Center (UTC). The Center for Transformative Infrastructure Preservation and Sustainability led by NDSU conducts research valued by transportation agencies in the region… Continue Reading


12.10.23

Hoeven Addresses ND Student Councils Conference, Holds Q&A and Encourages Student Leaders

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the North Dakota Association of Student Councils state conference, where he thanked the students for taking on leadership roles in their schools and encouraged them to continue embracing the challenges facing their generation to help build a better future for their communities, state and nation. Hoeven also held a question and answer session with the student leaders, discussing a wide range of priorities important to North Dakota and the U.S. … Continue Reading


12.08.23

ND Delegation Secures $55 Million For Expansion Of Theodore Roosevelt Expressway

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven, Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced a $55 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the expansion of US Highway 85, also known as the Theodore Roosevelt Expressway, in western North Dakota. The funding will be used to widen more than 13 miles of the roadway in McKenzie County from two lanes to four lanes, as well as to widen shoulders and reduce roadway curves from Watford City to I-94. Earlier this year, t… Continue Reading


12.07.23

Hoeven Statement on Mercer County Sheriff Deputy Killed in The Line Of Duty

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the death of a Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputy in the line of duty last night: “The events in Mercer County last night are a stark reminder of the heroic actions of our law enforcement officials each and every day. Deputy Paul Martin made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our community, and Mikey and I send our sincerest condolences to the Deputy Martin’s loved ones and the entire Mercer County Sheriff’s Department. We are pra… Continue Reading


12.06.23

Hoeven Sponsoring Legislation to Weaken Iran’s Ties to China, Push Back on Sponsorship of Terrorist Groups

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week helped reintroduce legislation led by Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) to weaken Iran’s ties with Communist China and push back on its sponsorship of terrorist groups, like Hamas. Specifically, the Iran China Accountability Act: Requires any Iran nuclear agreement to be ratified by a two-thirds vote of the U.S. Senate. Prohibits obligation or expenditure of any funds for an Iran nuclear agreement until: Iran terminates all agreements involving … Continue Reading


12.06.23

Hoeven Leads Effort Requesting GAO Review of USDA's 2022 Disaster Assistance Implementation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, this week led a group of senators in requesting a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s implementation of disaster assistance for producer losses occurring in 2022. This builds upon a recent effort Hoeven led with House Agriculture Appropriations Committee Chairman Andy Harris (R-Md.) urging USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to roll back the agenc… Continue Reading


12.06.23

Hoeven: Border Security is National Security; Supplemental Funding Bill Needs Strong Border Provisions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after Senate Majority Leader Schumer tried to advance a supplemental funding bill without concrete provisions to secure the nation’s southern border. “I opposed moving forward on the president’s security supplemental request because it does not adequately secure our border. The Biden administration has refused to enforce our immigration laws and has failed to secure the border. Given the record number of individuals illegally cross… Continue Reading


12.04.23

Hoeven, Colleagues Call on Department of Education to Protect Students from Antisemitism

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined an effort led by Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) calling on the U.S. Department of Education to ensure Jewish students in K-12 schools are not subjected to harassment, discrimination, and abuse. In recent years, antisemitic incidents have significantly increased in K-12 schools, even before Hamas’ October 7th attack. In 2022, 494 incidents of antisemitism w… Continue Reading

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