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Hoeven Statement on North Bakken Expansion Pipeline Entering into Service

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after WBI Energy's North Bakken Expansion Pipeline entered into service. The senator worked to secure federal approval for the $260 million natural gas expansion project, which will help to reduce flaring in the Bakken and provide an additional 250 million cubic feet per day of natural gas takeaway capacity for operators in the region. Specifically, Hoeven made … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Positive COVID Test

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after testing positive for COVID-19. The senator is currently asymptomatic and tested this afternoon after being notified he had been exposed. The senator is fully vaccinated and has received his booster. He will be quarantining through Sunday. "While asymptomatic, I tested positive for COVID-19 this afternoon. I've consulted with the Senate Physician and will continue to follow the recommendations of my health care provider." -… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Passing of ND Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement of condolence after the passing of North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. "Attorney General Stenehjem spent four decades serving the people of North Dakota, and was a fierce advocate for the rule of law and the rights of our state's residents. As our state's longest-serving Attorney General, he worked tirelessly to keep our communities safe and took great pride in supporting our law enforcement officials. We wil… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Entrepreneurs and Innovators are Driving Growth and Investment Across North Dakota's Economy

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed Emerging Prairie's 1 Million Thanks Reunion, where he recognized the important contributions of entrepreneurs and innovators toward creating new opportunities in North Dakota's economy and outlined efforts to further grow the state's technology sector. "Through the efforts and vision of entrepreneurs and innovators, our state is developing opportunities across industries - agriculture, energy, telecommunications, health care, and space operation… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Phase 4 of Minot Region's Flood Protection Now Authorized & Fully Funded

MINOT, N.D. - At a meeting with local leaders and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the $61.45 million in federal funding that he secured last week for permanent flood protection in the Souris River Valley. Hoeven worked with Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Shalanda Young to ensure this funding went to the Minot region. With this award, the senator has helped: Provide more than $750 million of federal funding to datein gran… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Class VI Permit Approval for Project Tundra

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) approved the Class VI permit for the geologic storage of CO2 from Project Tundra. This carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) project is able to advance due to the45Q tax credit, which helps make efforts like this commercially-viable by providing up to $50 per ton of CO2 stored. Hoeven previously worked to pass legislation to reform and expand the 45Q tax credit, and … Continue Reading


Hoeven: We've Got It – RRV Flood Protection Project Will Be the First P3 Major Public Works Project in the Nation

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today outlined how the Fargo-Moorhead region is serving as an example to the rest of the nation with its first-of-its-kind flood protection project. The senator made the remarks at a roundtable discussion with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), leaders from the Fargo-Moorhead region and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials, during which he highlighted major milestones in the project's development and the barriers that he worked to overcome to help achie… Continue Reading


Hoeven Recognizes March for Life, Continues Efforts Protecting the Unborn

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement in honor of the annual March for Life events held in North Dakota and Washington, D.C. Hoeven continues his efforts to protect the unborn and the health of mothers and has helped introduce multiple pieces of legislation in the U.S. Senate with respect to the sanctity of life. Through his work on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven remains committed to preserving the Hyde amendment and ensuring taxpayer dollars are pr… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Thune, Colleagues in Urging HHS to Rescind Mask and Vaccine Mandates on Head Start Programs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to rescind an interim final rule (IFR) that places one-size-fits-all federal mandates on Head Start programs across the nation. Included in the IFR is a universal masking requirement for all individuals in a Head Start facility above the age of two, including staff, volunteers and children. The IFR also requires toddlers to wear masks whi… Continue Reading


Hoeven: FAA Awards Grants to General Atomics & Appareo to Conduct Research with Northern Plains UAS Test Site

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded two contracts totaling nearly $2.3 million to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Appareo Systems LLC to conduct unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research in collaboration with the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in North Dakota. The awards were made available under a program th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Voting Against Democrats' Bill to Federalize Elections

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after voting to preserve the Senate filibuster and against Democrats' legislation that would take away the authority of the states to conduct their own elections: "The Constitution vests authority in the states to conduct their elections. I oppose this legislation and attempts to federalize our election process. I don't believe North Dakotans want the federal government to determine how we conduct our elections. Further, th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Additional FY2022 Army Corps Funding for ND Water & Sewer Projects

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced more than $35 million in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' funding that he worked to secure for water management and sewer projects across North Dakota. This comes in addition to the $437 million and $61.45 million awards that Hoeven announced earlier today for flood protection projects in the Red River Valley and Souris River Valley, respectively. Further, the awards include $20.15 million for maintenance of Corps facilities at Garrison Dam and Lake … Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures $61.45 Million for Permanent Flood Protection in Minot Region

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he worked with Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Shalanda Young to secure $61.45 million in federal funding for permanent flood protection in the Souris River Valley. This funding, which is the latest in Hoeven's efforts to advance the region's flood protection, will fulfill the federal funding commitment and provide the funding necessary to complete phase 4, which will tie the previous three phases together and pr… Continue Reading


Hoeven & Klobuchar Work with OMB Director to Secure $437 Million for Comprehensive Flood Protection in the Red River Valley

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today announced that, through their efforts with Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Shalanda Young, they have secured $437 million of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding for the construction of permanent flood protection in the Red River Valley. With this award, the project has now received the complete federal funding commitment of $750 million. Hoeven and Klobuchar have been working closely with … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Voting for Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after voting for legislation to impose mandatory sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will carry natural gas produced in Russia to the European market. The legislation would impose mandatory sanctions on Nord Stream 2 AG as well as any corporate officer of an entity planning, constructing or operating the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and would subject any removal of the sanctions to congressional review. However, the legi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Urging Department of Education to Answer for Comparing Parents to "Domestic Terrorists"

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in urging U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to answer for reportedly orchestrating a letter from the National School Board Association (NSBA) that compared concerned parents to "domestic terrorists." "Parents are not 'domestic terrorists' and it is appalling that anyone would suggest that exercising the constitutionally protected freedoms of speech and assembly would be characterized as a threat," wrote… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Supreme Court Blocks Biden Administration's Vaccine Mandate on Private Employers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on the Biden administration's vaccine mandate on private employers. The senator joined a bicameral effort, led by Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), in filing an amicus brief arguing that Congress did not give the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) the authority to impose a vaccine mandate and urging the court to stay the mandate. The full text of the brief can be read her… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Funding to Bismarck State College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded more than $1.3 million to Bismarck State College. Today's grant will be used to support the Accomplish-Innovate-Motivate (AIM) Scholars Program which will provide scholarships to students who pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to meet the nation's high demand for workers entering careers related in the STE… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Cramer & Armstrong Honor NDSU Bison Football Team's Latest Championship

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong this week honored the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team for winning the 2022 NCAA Division I FCS Championship. Hoeven and Cramer marked the Bison's ninth FCS national championship by introducing a resolution in the U.S. Senate and delivering floor remarks to highlight the team's success in claiming victory against the Montana State University Bobcats on January 8, 2022 by a score of 38 to 1… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Announced Retirement of ND House Majority Leader Pollert

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after North Dakota House Majority Leader Chet Pollert announced his intention to retire from the state legislature. "Majority Leader Pollert has been a dedicated public servant, not only for his district in Carrington, but our entire state. We appreciate his more than two decades of hard work to improve North Dakotans' quality of life, including his longstanding efforts to ensure individuals and families throughout the st… Continue Reading

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