News Releases

09.26.19

Hoeven Congratulates Harwood Elementary and New Rockford-Sheyenne Elementary on Earning National Blue Ribbon School Designation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has selected Harwood Elementary School and New Rockford-Sheyenne Elementary School as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools in recognition of their academic excellence. Both the schools are being recognized as Exemplary High Performing schools. "We congratulate both Harwood Elementary and New Rockford-Sheyenne Elementary for their hard work," said Hoeven. "The National Blue Ribbon designation is a testament… Continue Reading


09.26.19

Hoeven Worked to Ensure Funding Extension Includes Ag Trade Assistance

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement after the Senate passed legislation to extend government funding that includes a provision he worked to secure to fund Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for farmers and ranchers targeted by retaliatory tariffs. The legislation extends government funding through November 21 as Congress works to pass the full appropriations bills. After House leaders thre… Continue Reading


09.26.19

Hoeven Working to Ensure Replacement for the Minuteman III Stays on Track

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week led a bipartisan group of senators in urging Defense Secretary Mark Esper to prevent any delays for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), which will replace the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The group highlighted the continued nuclear ambitions of the nation's adversaries, stressing that whether or not there are any modifications to the GBSD acquisition approach, the program must be delivered on time to ensure the U.S. … Continue Reading


09.25.19

Hoeven: Administration Finalizes Agreement with Japan to Lift Tariffs on $7.2 Billion of U.S. Agricultural Products

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the administration finalized a trade agreement with Japan to lower or eliminate tariffs on $7.2 billion of U.S. agricultural products. This includes fresh and frozen beef and pork, wheat, frozen potatoes, dairy products and ethanol. Further, Japan's imports of U.S. wheat and barley, which were valued at more than $800 … Continue Reading


09.25.19

Hoeven Announces More Than $6 Million Grant for Williston Basin International Airport, Nearing Completion

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a grant of $6,301,568 for the construction of the Williston Basin International Airport. "Last month, I was able to see firsthand progress at the Williston Airport and am continuing my efforts to advance the construction of this new airport, which is critical to meeting the demands o… Continue Reading


09.25.19

Hoeven Introduces Daniel Traynor at Senate Judiciary Hearing

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today introduced Daniel Traynor, who has been nominated to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to review his nomination. Hoeven outlined Traynor's experience and qualifications and called for the committee to quickly approve his nomination and send it to the full Senate for confirmation. "Dan is an excellent choice to serve as North Dakota's U.S. District Court Judge. He has more than two decades of le… Continue Reading


09.24.19

Hoeven Statement on Reclamation Conducting Critical Step for Eastern ND Water Supply Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) announced that it will conduct an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply (ENDAWS) Project, which would allow for additional water to be released from Garrison Diversion facilities to serve as an alternate water source for the Red River Valley and Central North Da… Continue Reading


09.24.19

Hoeven Leads Senators in Urging Defense Secretary to Restore Education Benefits for Guard & Reserve Members

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today led 12 of his fellow senators in urging Defense Secretary Mark Esper to restore full education benefits for members of the National Guard and Reserve. The effort aligns with Hoeven's Montgomery GI Bill Parity Act, bipartisan legislation that would enable members of the Guard and Reserve to concurrently use Federal Tuition Assistance programs and GI Bill benefits to fund their education, similar to active duty servicemembers. The group's letter, the full te… Continue Reading


09.23.19

Hoeven Announces USDA Investment for City of Reeder

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded an $118,000 grant and an $182,000 loan to the City of Reeder to be used for improvements necessary to the city's sewer system. "Today's funds will significantly benefit the well-being of residents in Reeder," said Hoeven. "It's vital our infrastructure is capable of supporting our communities and these update… Continue Reading


09.23.19

Hoeven Outlines Concerns to Corps About Missouri River Levels

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven spoke with John Remus, Chief of Missouri River Water Management Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to outline concerns about high Missouri River levels in North Dakota. Remus indicated that the Corps does not anticipate the water level rising higher. "The water levels along the Missouri River remain high in North Dakota," said Hoeven. "I spoke with John Remus to ensure the Corps is taking the proper steps to prevent flooding now and ensure the Corps i… Continue Reading


09.20.19

Hoeven Announces More Than $21 Million in DOT Grants for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded grants totaling more than $21 million for projects in North Dakota, including: Airport Improvement Project Dickinson - Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport - $13,000,000 to acquire additional land for the third phase of extending the taxiway and runway. Watford City Municipal Airport - $3… Continue Reading


09.20.19

Hoeven: THUD Appropriations Bill Invests in UAS Operations, North Dakota Transportation Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week helped advance the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations legislation, which: Supports the safe integration of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the national airspace. Invests in North Dakota's transportation infrastructure. Includes a delay of the electronic logging device (ELD) rule for truckers hauling livestock. Provides flight training opportunities for veterans interested in commercial avia… Continue Reading


09.20.19

Hoeven Meets with Air Force Secretary Nominee to Secure Support for North Dakota Nuclear & UAS Missions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, this week met with former Ambassador Barbara Barrett, the nominee to serve as Secretary of the Air Force, to outline the importance of North Dakota's nuclear and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) missions. Hoeven invited Barrett to visit the state once she is confirmed to see firsthand the important role of the state's Air Force missions. Hoeven outlined the importance of: Continuing to modernize the coun… Continue Reading


09.20.19

Hoeven Statement Observing POW/MIA Recognition Day

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement in observance of POW/MIA Recognition Day. "Today we mark the legacies of our servicemembers who have endured unspeakable conditions or have yet to return home and recognize the debt of gratitude we owe to those who have risked everything," said Hoeven. "These soldiers who have fearlessly fought to keep our nation free will never be forgotten and their service to this country deserves our deepest appreciation. We remember t… Continue Reading


09.19.19

Hoeven: FY2020 Agriculture Appropriations Bill Provides Strong Support for Farmers and Ranchers, Rural America

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, outlined key provisions in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which was approved this week by the Senate Appropriations Committee and now goes to the full Senate for consideration. "Given the challenges in farm country, providing strong funding to support our farmers, ranchers and rural America is more impor… Continue Reading


09.19.19

Hoeven, Cramer Introduce Legislation to Give Veterans Greater Access to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer today introduced the TBI and PTSD Treatment Act, bicameral legislation to direct the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). "We worked for more than a year to bring HBOT access to veterans in North Dakota and Minnesota under the VA's clinical demonstration program," said Senator Hoeven, a member of the Senate … Continue Reading


09.18.19

Hoeven: Taiwan to Purchase $3.6 Billion of U.S. Agriculture Products, Including Soybeans and Wheat from North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today helped announce that Taiwan will purchase $3.6 billion of U.S. agriculture products across 2020 and 2021. The senator joined representatives from the U.S. and Taiwanese agriculture industries at the signing of letters of intent to make the purchases, which will include $1.1 billion of soybeans, $1.1 billion of corn, $960 million of beef products an… Continue Reading


09.18.19

Hoeven Meets with 5th Bomb Wing Commander, Outlines Efforts to Advance Modernization of Nuclear Forces

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week met with Colonel Bradley Cochran, commander of the 5th Bomb Wing at the Minot Air Force Base. Hoeven and Cochran discussed ongoing efforts to upgrade the nation's nuclear forces, ensuring the airmen in Minot and elsewhere can safely and successfully conduct their missions and providing a credible deterrent for years to come. To this end, Hoeven worked as a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee to secure the following priorities in the Fi… Continue Reading


09.17.19

Hoeven: House Should Support Farmers and Ranchers, Ensure MFP Payments Are Not Delayed

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today led Republican members of the Senate Appropriations Committee in pressing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey to support the nation's farmers and ranchers and ensure that Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for producers are not blocked or delayed in the House of Representatives' Continuing Resolution (CR). Hoeven, along with Senate Majority Lead… Continue Reading


09.17.19

Hoeven: DOE Awards Nearly $10 Million for Final Phase of Project Tundra Design

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Energy has awarded funding to advance carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) projects in North Dakota. As a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to secure funding in FY 2019 for DOE's CCUS programs. The funding awarded today includes: · Project Tundra - $9.8 million to fund the final phrase of the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) study for P… Continue Reading

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