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Hoeven, Heinrich: Senate Passes Resolution Designating November 6 as National Bison Day

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) today announced that the Senate has passed a bipartisan resolution they introduced to designate November 6, 2021, as National Bison Day. "National Bison Day is an opportunity to annually commemorate the bison as our national mammal and celebrate its unique place in American history," said Hoeven. "As an embodiment of strength and dignity, and a sacred and spiritual symbol of Native American heritage, the bison holds great … Continue Reading


Hoeven Leads Legislation to Ensure Biden Administration Does Not Unilaterally Cut U.S. Nuclear Forces

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, this week led legislation to prevent the Biden administration from making any unilateral cuts to the nation's nuclear forces. Hoeven introduced the legislation as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), following reports that China's nuclear arsenal is growing more rapidly than anticipated and as the Biden administration expects to complete a Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) early next y… Continue Reading


ND Delegation Introduces Legislation to Improve Access to State-Owned Minerals, Generate Revenue for State

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong this week introduced the North Dakota Trust Lands Completion Act, bicameral legislation to authorize the State of North Dakota to relinquish state-owned lands and minerals contained within Tribal Reservations and the Little Missouri National Grasslands to the U.S. Department of the Interior and, in exchange, receive federal land and minerals of equal value within North Dakota. Currently, North Dakota holds more th… Continue Reading


Hoeven & Klobuchar Secure Approval of Michael Connor as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) this week secured Senate approval of Michael Connor as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, the top civilian post overseeing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Both Hoeven and Klobuchar have been urging their colleagues to move this nomination forward and took to the Senate floor earlier this week to push for his confirmation. As a result, the Senate voted today to give final approval to Connor, providing greater… Continue Reading


Hoeven Urges Federal Workforce to Return to In-Person Work

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) in urging the heads of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to transition federal workers back to in-person operations immediately. The letter follows months of delays from the Biden Administration on implementing plans for agencies to return their workforce to the office, and to address the mounting backlog of cases that arose … Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Daines in Introducing Legislation to Block Taxpayer Funded Payments to Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Steve Daines in introducing a bill to block President Biden's reported plan to pay $450,000 per person in taxpayer dollars to illegal immigrants. The senators are introducing both a standalone bill and an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 to prevent these taxpayer-funded settlements. "The crisis at the southern border continues to grow and now instead of securing the border and enforcing our … Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Nullify President Biden's Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven helped introduce bicameral legislation, led in the Senate by Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), to disapprove and nullify President Biden's vaccine mandate on private employees under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), the official process for Congress to eliminate an executive branch rule. President Biden's mandate requires employees at private businesses with more than 100 employees to be vaccinated or tested on a weekly basis. The rule is estimated to affect more th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Pressing for NDAA Passage, Strong Funding to Keep Nuclear Modernization Efforts on Schedule

WASHINGTON - At a press conference with his Senate Republican colleagues today, Senator John Hoeven pressed for the U.S. Senate to bring up and promptly pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In particular, the senator stressed the growing threats from the nation's adversaries, which are working to advance their nuclear capabilities, and outlined the need to keep America's nuclear modernization efforts on schedule. With Minot Air Force Base home to the B-52 bombers and the intercont… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Biden Administration's Methane Emissions Plan

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today released the following statement after the Biden administration announced a proposal to impose burdensome and duplicative regulations on energy producers and other industries to address methane emissions. The Biden administration is also working to create a new natural gas tax as part of the Democrats' tax-and-spend legislation. "The Biden administration is undermining domestic energy product… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Supporting Rights of Parents to be Involved in Their Child's Education

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in introducing a resolution in the U.S. Senate to support parents' rights to be fully and actively involved in the education of their children. The resolution comes as the Biden Administration has called on the Department of Justice to utilize federal law enforcement resources to discourage parents from speaking out against far-left policies and curriculum in schools. "Parents play a vital role in their child's education. Th… Continue Reading


Hoeven: North Bakken Expansion Pipeline will Continue North Dakota's Energy Leadership, Help Lower Energy Costs

WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today reviewed the construction progress of WBI Energy's North Bakken Expansion Pipeline and discussed with the company's leadership the project's benefits, including how the pipeline will support North Dakota's continued energy leadership and help lower energy costs. The senator also highlighted how the $260 million pipeline project will help to reduce flaring in the Bakken by providing an a… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on the Passing of WWII Veteran Lynn Aas

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the passing of Lynn Aas, a decorated veteran of World War II and a resident of Minot. "Lynn was a truly remarkable individual, a member of the Greatest Generation who fought with valor in defense of our nation in WWII and went on to shape the Minot community through decades of service and leadership," said Hoeven. "Mikey and I were privileged to know him. We will honor his memory and keep his family and loved ones in our … Continue Reading


Hoeven Pushing Back on President Biden's Harmful Energy Agenda

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven took to the Senate floor this week to push back on President Biden's harmful energy agenda, which is leading to decreased domestic energy production, increased prices for American consumers, a less reliable electric grid and a greater dependence on energy from less stable parts of the world. "Since January, President Biden has been saying 'no' to America's energy producers," said Hoeven. "President Biden is blocking new energy leases on federal lands, stifling t… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces USDA Grant to ND Department of Ag for Stress Assistance Network

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $500,000 to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. Today's grant will be used to support the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) to develop and deploy resources and services to farmers and ranchers … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Biden Administration & Democrats Should Empower More Energy Production Here at Home, Not Rely on our Adversaries

WASHINGTON - At a press conference with his Senate Republican colleagues today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the importance of maintaining U.S. energy independence and how the policies of the Biden administration are undermining domestic energy production, which leads to higher prices for American consumers and harms national security. "North Dakota is an energy powerhouse. We produce an incredible amount of energy from both traditional and renewable sources, going back to our EmpowerND plan, … Continue Reading


Hoeven Congratulates Grand Forks Air Force Base for Receiving Meritorious Unit Award

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that the 319th Reconnaissance Wing at the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) has received the Air Force's Meritorious Unit Award. This award recognizes the exceptional service performed from June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2021, including support for the missions of U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions across 1 million square… Continue Reading


Hoeven Introduces Resolution to Designate October 26th as 'Day of the Deployed'

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today introduced a Senate Resolution declaring October 26th as the "Day of the Deployed." As Governor of North Dakota, Hoeven launched the first Day of the Deployed on October 26, 2006, and as Senator, has continued to spearhead the effort in the U.S. Senate to honor and pay tribute to the men and women who are, or have been deployed on behalf of the United States Armed Forces. Presently, more than 2.1 million individuals currently serve in the U.S. Armed Forces,… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors the Service of NDNG Company C 2-285th Aviation Battalion at Homecoming Ceremony

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today commended the service of the North Dakota National Guard's Company C 2-285th Aviation Battalion at a homecoming ceremony in Bismarck. The guardmembers honored today have returned from the National Capital Region where they spent nine months supporting the Joint Emergency Evacuation Plan. Hoeven, joined by Governor Doug Burgum, Adjutant General Alan Dohrmann, Senator Kevin Cramer and others, highlighted his ongoing support for the men and women of the No… Continue Reading


Hoeven Welcomes Jamestown Student to Senate Page Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Jamestown native Will Nelson has been selected to participate in the U.S. Senate Page Program's fall 2021 session. A junior at Jamestown High School, Will is a member of the swimming and diving team, football team and participates in Speech. He currently serves as class president, is involved in a number of extra-curricular activities and has received recognition for his exceptional work serving his school, church and community. "Individuals… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Protect Americans’ Financial Privacy from Democrats’ IRS Surveillance Proposal

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today helped introduce the Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act, legislation sponsored by Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from implementing Democrats' plan to give the agency access to the transaction information of virtually every American. Prior to this, Hoeven and his Republican colleagues pressed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to abandon the proposal, which would require financial institutions to r… Continue Reading

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