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Hoeven: DOT Renews United Airlines for Two-Year EAS Contract at Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation selected United Airlines for an Essential Air Service (EAS) contract serving the Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in Dickinson. Under the contract, United will continue to provide 12 nonstop round trips per week to Denver through September 30, 2024. The contract aligns with Hoeven's efforts to help ensure the airport can continue to safely and efficiently serve the Dickinson regi… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Cramer, Rubio Request CFIUS Review Into Fufeng Land Purchase Near Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer today joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and U.S. Treasury Department Secretary Janet Yellen requesting that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) conduct a review of the Chinese food manufacturer Fufeng Group's recent purchase of land near Grand Forks, North Dakota. The senators believe that a… Continue Reading


ND Delegation: President Issues Disaster Declaration in North Dakota for Severe Spring Storms, Flooding & Power Outages

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement after President Biden issued a major presidential disaster declaration for severe spring storms in North Dakota. In a letter to the president last month, the delegation urged for the declaration's approval, stressing that repeated storms resulted in significant damages, power outages and flooding, which impacted the state through April and May. "North Dakota saw unprecedented … Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors WWII Veteran, Medal of Honor Recipient Woody Williams

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today honored the last World War II Medal of Honor recipient, Hershel W. "Woody" Williams at the U.S. Capitol. Williams was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Truman for his heroic efforts at the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. A West Virginia native, Williams continued to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps twenty years after the war ended and went on to become a veterans service representative at the Huntington Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center in West Virginia,… Continue Reading


Hoeven Advancing Efforts to Bolster U.S. Domestic Energy Production, Bring Down Energy Prices & Inflation

WASHINGTON - At a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Energy Subcommittee hearing that he co-chaired today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts to bolster U.S. domestic energy production, which is needed to provide relief to American consumers by bringing down energy prices and reducing inflation, while also improving the reliability of the electrical grid. To this end, the senator is working to: Push back on the Biden administration's harmful energy agenda, provide regulatory relief to … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Rail Shipments Need to Get Back on Track Before Fall Harvest

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week outlined to Surface Transportation Board (STB) Vice Chairman Robert Primus the need to get rail shipments back to a current basis before the fall harvest, in order to reduce impacts on agriculture producers and other shippers. In particular, the senator discussed the hiring and labor challenges that railroads are currently facing and stressed the need for them to meet current projections for restoring reliable rail service. The meeting comes as part of… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Biden Administration Imposing Burdensome CO2 Targets on State Transportation Projects, Increasing Costs to Taxpayers

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) proposed reinstating an Obama-era rule to require state departments of transportation to set and enforce targets for reducing CO2 emissions from vehicle traffic. "Our nation is facing historic levels of inflation, and this overreaching regulation is another example of the Biden administration imposing higher costs on the American people," said Hoeven. "The proposed rule goes wel… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Happy Fourth of July, America

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement in commemoration of our nation's independence: "On the Fourth of July, we commemorate the Declaration of Independence and celebrate the birth of our great nation. As we reflect on America's history, we remember and honor the sacrifices made by our veterans, the men and women in uniform, as well as their families and thank all those who continue to serve today. We live in the greatest country in the world, with freedoms and l… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on SCOTUS Decision Allowing Biden Administration to Discontinue Remain in Mexico Policy

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued its opinion in Biden v. Texas, allowing the Biden administration to discontinue the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) or Remain in Mexico Policy, a Trump-era policy requiring individuals applying for asylum to wait in Mexico while their immigration case is processed. "The growing crisis at the border is due to the Biden administration's policies and their lack … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on SCOTUS Decision Reining in Burdensome, Overreaching EPA Rules on Coal-Fired Power Plants

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued its opinion in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ruling that the EPA acted outside its congressionally-granted authority by issuing burdensome, sector-wide regulations that force states to change their fuel sources for electricity generation. The decision follows an amicus brief that Hoeven and his colleagues filed with SCOTUS in December su… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Ensure Timely USPS Delivery in Minot Region

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable in Minot with U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Minnesota/North Dakota District Manager Anthony Williams, USPS Acting Manager of Operations Shannon Fiddler and Minot Mayor Tom Ross. Today's discussion focused on delayed postal delivery in the region and efforts to ensure USPS continues to address service issues and workforce needs to support timely delivery of medication, packages, newspapers and first-class mail. The senator asked USPS to openl… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Support U.S. Energy & Agriculture Producers to Get Inflation Under Control, Strengthen National Security

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - At a roundtable discussion with local leaders and members of the Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the need to support U.S. energy and agriculture producers, both to help get inflation under control and to strengthen national security. To this end, Hoeven is pressing the Biden administration to reverse course on its harmful environmental agenda and empower the nation to realize the full potential of its abundant energy resources, including i… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Partnerships at GFAFB & Grand Sky Have Transformed This Region's Role in Defending the Nation

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today outlined how new partnerships at the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) and Grand Sky have transformed the role the region plays in the nation's defense. In particular, Hoeven highlighted: The nearly $325 million contract between the Space Development Agency (SDA) and a team led by General Dynamics Missions Systems, Iridium and Raytheon to develop the Space Networking Center at GFAFB, as well as a similar facility at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. … Continue Reading


Hoeven: North Dakota the Absolute Leader in Cracking the Code on CCUS

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - At the Energizing North Dakota's Future Conference today, Senator John Hoeven outlined North Dakota's ever-growing leadership in cracking the code on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS). The senator stressed the technology's role in ensuring Americans have access to affordable, reliable electricity for years to come by enabling the nation to continue utilizing its vast coal resources. These efforts, which include the Energy & Environmental Research Center's (EE… Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses Efforts to Resolve Ag Transportation Disruptions, Bring Down Inflation & Provide Disaster Assistance

FARGO, N.D. - At the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber's Midwest Agriculture Summit today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts as the lead Republican on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee to: Ensure farmers and ranchers have access to reliable transportation, including rail and ocean shipping services. This includes: Sponsoring the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, which was recently signed into law, to help American produc… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Rural Development, Telehealth Promote Better Access to Health Care Services

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable discussion with health care providers and stakeholders at the Anne Carlsen Center in Jamestown. Joined by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small, the senator highlighted the work of the Anne Carlsen Center and the role Rural Development can play in promoting better access to health care services in rural communities. Hoeven outlined his efforts to support the construction of th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Expand Opportunities for Ranchers to Sell Their Products, Improve Market Competition

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small, North Dakota meat processors and members of the North Dakota Farmers Union to discuss efforts to expand and diversify options for ranchers to sell their products and improve competition in cattle markets. To this end, the senator, who serves as the lead Republican on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and is a senior member of the Sen… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on SCOTUS Decision Supporting Religious Freedom

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued its opinion in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. Earlier this year, Hoeven joined his colleagues in filing an amicus brief at the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Coach Joe Kennedy's constitutional rights. "Today the Supreme Court defended Coach Kennedy's constitutional freedoms," said Hoeven. "This is about ensuring religious freedom, and we welcome the Cou… Continue Reading


Hoeven Calls on Delta Air Lines to Address Flight Delays in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week called on Delta Air Lines to address ongoing service disruptions affecting both business and consumer travel. Issues with staffing challenges at airlines and amongst air traffic controllers are causing service disruptions across the entire industry as air travel demand increases. In a call with Heather Wingate, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at Delta Air Lines, the senator outlined the significant rise in complaints that have been filed w… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization: "The Supreme Court's decision respects the sanctity of life and rightfully denies that the Constitution provided a right to abortion. The ruling is consistent with my work as Governor of North Dakota and in the Senate to advance pro-life legislation and support policies that protect the health of mothers … Continue Reading

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