News Releases

03.10.21

Senators Hoeven, Smith & Representative McKinley Introduce Legislation to Modernize 48A Tax Credit for CCUS Retrofit Projects

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Representative David McKinley (R-W.Va.) today reintroduced the Carbon Capture Modernization Act, bicameral, bipartisan legislation to modernize the Section 48A tax credit for coal facilities to better support the use of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology. The Section 48A tax credit was first established in 2005, and certain CO2 capture projects were made eligible in 2008, however, updates to the credit… Continue Reading


03.09.21

Hoeven Urges OMB to Reject Proposed Changes to Metropolitan Statistical Area Minimum Population Definition

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week urged Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Robert Fairweather to reject a recent proposal to change the definition of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA). The proposal would increase the minimum population to qualify as an MSA from 50,000 to 100,000. As this category is used in funding formulas for multiple federal programs, as well as in determining geographical regions for federal labor market statistics, this change would have a neg… Continue Reading


03.09.21

Hoeven Joins Thune, Colleagues in Reintroducing Legislation to Repeal Death Tax

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) in reintroducing legislation to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, commonly known as the death tax. "It's important that the federal estate tax is repealed once and for all and we don't make it harder for farms and businesses to stay in the family," said Hoeven. "Estate planning and ensuring the future operations of a farm or sma… Continue Reading


03.09.21

Hoeven Statement on USDA Extending Free Meals to Children Through Summer 2021

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will extend current waivers to allow free meals for children through September 30, 2021. "Today's announcement will help North Dakota school nutrition professionals and Summer Food Service Program providers adequately plan and prepare for how to best… Continue Reading


03.06.21

Hoeven Statement on Democrats' $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Spending Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after opposing the Democrats' $1.9 trillion stimulus spending bill, which was approved along party lines in the Senate. The $1.9 trillion package provides less than 10% of funding for direct COVID-related public health initiatives, while spending billions for non-pandemic related programs. "Over the last year, Congress has approved five COVID-19 relief bills under Republican leadership in the Senate, and with strong bipartisa… Continue Reading


03.04.21

Hoeven Announces Nearly $3 Million in Head Start Funding to Two ND Groups

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office of Head Start, has awarded funding to two North Dakota groups for Head Start and Early Head Start services: Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency in Fargo - $1,828,290 Community Action Partnership in Dickinson - $1,165,923 "The Head Start program provides North Dakota children and families with resou… Continue Reading


03.04.21

Hoeven Joins Thune, Klobuchar in Urging Investigation of Ocean Carrier Violations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) in urging the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to continue to investigate reports of unreasonable practices by ocean carriers such as refusal to carry certain agriculture products to Asia from U.S. ports. The Pacific Northwest is the primary export location for North Dakota crops to gain access to markets, and as Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a membe… Continue Reading


03.02.21

Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Ensure Congressional Review of Future Deal with Iran, Easing of Sanctions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently helped introduce the Iran Sanctions Relief Review Act of 2021, legislation sponsored by Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) that would enable Congress to approve or block any effort by the administration to suspend or terminate U.S. sanctions against the Iranian regime. This bill would prevent the administration from rolling back sanctions in exchange for advancing negotiations or reentering the Iran Nuclear Deal without first securing congressional support. … Continue Reading


03.01.21

Hoeven Announces More Than $14.4 Million in Grants to North Dakota Game and Fish

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Fish and Wildlife Service at the U.S. Department of the Interior has awarded two grants totaling $14.4 million to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. This funding was made available through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) program and will be used to support the state's efforts to better care for and enhance the habitat of fish and wildlife across the state as well as … Continue Reading


02.26.21

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.3 Million in Head Start Funding to Cankdeska Cikana Community College

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a Head Start Indian Grant for $1,381,488 to Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten. "This grant will support continued efforts at Cankdeska Cikana Community College to prepare children for school and also provide families access to important resources and services," said … Continue Reading


02.26.21

Hoeven Helps Introduce CONTRACT Act to Support Air Traffic Controllers

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and others, including Senator Kevin Cramer, in reintroducing the Continuity for Operators with Necessary Training Required for ATC Contract Towers (CONTRACT) Act of 2021, legislation to support air traffic controllers and help with staffing shortages. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic controllers are one of several federal employee groups whose retire… Continue Reading


02.25.21

Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Protect Health Care Providers from Discrimination

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) and several of his colleagues in the Senate this week in reintroducing the Conscience Protection Act of 2021. This legislation would enact protections for health care providers from having their religious or moral beliefs discriminated against, including protections for providers who decline to participate in abortions due to their religious or moral beliefs. "This is about providing permanent legal protections to provide… Continue Reading


02.25.21

Hoeven: EDA Awards CARES Act Funding to Build Career Workforce Academy in Fargo

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $1.5 million to North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) Foundation. This funding, made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will be matched with local investments to build the Career Workforce Academy in Fargo and is expected to create more than 100 jobs. La… Continue Reading


02.25.21

Hoeven Statement on Confirmation of Jennifer Granholm as Energy Secretary

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after he joined the U.S. Senate in voting to confirm Jennifer Granholm as the U.S. Secretary of Energy. During Granholm's recent confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Hoeven highlighted their time serving together as governors, with Granholm being the former governor of Michigan, and how that shared experience will better enable them to work together in advancing North Dakota and the nation's… Continue Reading


02.25.21

Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Oppose Lifting Sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week helped introduce bicameral legislation to oppose any actions by the Biden administration to lift sanctions on Iran. The resolution, sponsored by Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), reinforces that it's U.S. policy that Iran not gain a nuclear weapon, highlighting the weaknesses of the Obama-era Iran Nuclear Deal, which provided a pathway for Iran to develop a nuclear weapon and did not adequately address Iran's missile program or its support for terrorism. As … Continue Reading


02.24.21

Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Support Combat-Wounded Veterans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, this week joined Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) in introducing the Major Richard Star Act. This legislation, also cosponsored by Senator Kevin Cramer, would allow veterans wounded in combat with less than 20 years of service to receive their disability payments and military retirement payments in full. Under current law, on… Continue Reading


02.24.21

Hoeven: USDA Implements Dealer Trust to Protect Livestock Producers Against Payment Default

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS)implemented a livestock statutory dealer trust to ensure unpaid sellers of livestock are given priority in collecting receivables in the event of a dealer default. As then-chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, H… Continue Reading


02.23.21

Hoeven Announces Over $2.5 Million in Head Start Funding to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Three Affiliated Tribes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Head Start Indian Grants to two tribes in North Dakota. Through the American Indian and Alaska Native Program (AIAN), the Office of Head Start has awarded $1,389,725 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for Head Start and Early Head Start Services and $1,204,111 to the Three Affiliated Tribes… Continue Reading


02.23.21

Hoeven Statement on Confirmation of Thomas Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after voting to confirm Thomas Vilsack as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Hoeven and Vilsack served together as governors, and also worked together when Vilsack previously served as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary. "Our farmers and ranchers are the best in the world and continue to provi… Continue Reading


02.23.21

Hoeven & Baldwin Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Alleviate Feed Shortages

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) today introduced the Feed Emergency Enhancement During Disasters with Cover Crops (FEEDD) Act, bipartisan legislation to provide farmers and ranchers additional flexibility to alleviate feed shortages in years with widespread excessive moisture, flooding or drought. Specifically, the bill would: Create an emergency waiver authority for the Secretary of Agriculture to allow for haying, grazing or chopping of a cover crop on … Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149 Page 150 Page 151 Page 152 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155 Page 156 Page 157 Page 158 Page 159 Page 160 Page 161 Page 162 Page 163 Page 164 Page 165 Page 166 Page 167 Page 168 Page 169 Page 170 Page 171 Page 172 Page 173 Page 174 Page 175 Page 176 Page 177 Page 178 Page 179 Page 180 Page 181 Page 182 Page 183 Page 184 Page 185 Page 186 Page 187 Page 188 Page 189 Page 190 Page 191 Page 192 Page 193 Page 194 Page 195 Page 196 Page 197 Page 198 Page 199 Page 200 Page 201 Page 202 Page 203 Page 204 Page 205 Page 206 Page 207 Page 208 Page 209 Page 210 Page 211 Page 212 Page 213 Page 214 Page 215 Page 216 Page 217 Page 218 Page 219 Page 220 Page 221 Page 222 Page 223
Showing page   of 223