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01.20.21

Hoeven Statement on President Biden Rescinding Presidential Permit for Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after President Biden rescinded the presidential permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline: "The Keystone XL pipeline has been delayed for too long, forcing the energy industry to use transportation methods that are less efficient and more costly. This pipeline is a critical infrastructure project that is already under construction, providing good jobs to Americans an… Continue Reading


01.20.21

Hoeven Statement on Inauguration of President Biden

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the inauguration of President Joe Biden: "As we witness the swearing in of Joe Biden as the 46thPresident of the United States, we continue to pray for the success of our nation. While President Biden will bring a different agenda to the White House, we will continue to focus on advancing North Dakota's priorities in the Senate. That means continued support for North Dakota small businesses, including our agriculture and… Continue Reading


01.19.21

Hoeven Announces Funding to North Dakota for COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded funding to the North Dakota Department of Health to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding below was provided in year-end legislation which Congress passed last month: $43.8 million made available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) cooperative agreemen… Continue Reading


01.15.21

North Dakota Senators Praise Administration's Effort to Sunset Wind Production Tax Credit in OMB Rescissions List Sent to Congress

BISMARCK - U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposed to eliminate the one-year extension of the production tax credit (PTC) for wind energy in its rescissions list sent to Congress after President Donald J. Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. "We have been working hard to finally get the wind production tax credit to expire, but its extension was once again slipped into must-pass legislation … Continue Reading


01.15.21

Hoeven: FSA Expands CFAP 2 Eligibility, Updates Payment Calculations

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman 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's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced expanded eligibility and updated payments under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Producers who are now eligible and those who need to modify existing applications due to these updates can contact the FSA between Ja… Continue Reading


01.15.21

ND Delegation: Interior Signs Record of Decision for ENDAWS, Final Step In Federal Environmental Review

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced that the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) has signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply (ENDAWS) Project. This is the final step of the federal environmental review process and provides the required authorization for the state to construct the project's infrastructure and facilities. "We appreciate Interior and BO… Continue Reading


01.14.21

Hoeven Announces Nearly $62 Million to North Dakota Department of Transportation Through COVID-19 Relief, $18 Million for Bridge Repair Efforts

BISMARCK, N.D. - 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) will distribute nearly $62 million to the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) through end-of-year COVID-19 relief legislation. NDDOT will also receive $18 million to support the construction and repair of bridge infrastructure. Through his role on the Senate THUD Appropriations C… Continue Reading


01.14.21

Hoeven Announces USDA Rural Development Loans and Grants in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded grants in North Dakota, including: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians - $1,540,000 grant through the Water and Waste program to finance water supply improvements for residents and replace two aged water storage tanks. City of Mott - $30,000 grant t… Continue Reading


01.14.21

Hoeven Statement on OCC's Final Rule on Fair Access to Credit

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a final rule that would ensure fair access to financial services provided by national banks, federal savings associations, foreign branches and agencies of foreign bank organizations. The rule would prevent larger banks, with $100 billion or more in assets, from refusing banking services, including lending, to businesses and consumers based on anything other than … Continue Reading


01.14.21

Hoeven Outlines COVID-19 Agriculture Relief, Quality Loss Adjustment Program to North Dakota Producers

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a virtual roundtable with North Dakota producers, commodity groups and Farm Service Agency (FSA) officials to discuss the COVID-19 relief and disaster assistance that he recently secured for farmers and ranchers. Specifically, Hoeven worked as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee to: Include nearly $13 billion of agriculture assistance in the COVID-19 relief legislation passed by Congress in December. Finalize the Quality… Continue Reading


01.13.21

Congress Passes Hoeven-Cosponsored Measure to Ban Surprise Medical Billing

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Congress passed legislation to ban surprise medical billing, similar to a bipartisan bill that Hoeven is cosponsoring, along with Senator Kevin Cramer. Further, Hoeven joined his colleagues in urgingSenate leadership to include this measure in the year-end legislation, which Congress passed last month. "When facing an emergency, people may not have the time or ability to ensure that the care they receive is rendered… Continue Reading


01.11.21

Hoeven: 45Q Tax Credit in Place to Help Coal Producers, Provide Important Revenue Stream

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, today issued the following statement after securing two big advancements this month to put in place the 45Q tax credit to help coal producers. Specifically, the senator: Secured the final 45Q regulations from Treasury, which were announced last week. The senator has urged President Trump, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Energy Secretary Dan… Continue Reading


01.06.21

Hoeven Statement on Violence at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement condemning the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol: "America is the beacon of freedom and democracy in the world. That is why it is very important that we have returned to the Senate and House chambers to finish our work tonight. We are a nation of laws and we must enforce our laws. We condemn those who occupied the Capitol and the acts of violence and destruction. We are grateful for our law enforcement officials and all those who … Continue Reading


01.06.21

Hoeven Joins Scott in Introducing Legislation Establishing Election Integrity Commission

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) in introducing legislation establishing a committee to examine the integrity of the November 2020 election and make recommendations to state legislatures to improve the security, integrity and administration of federal elections. Senator Kevin Cramer also helped introduce the bill. "After the 2020 election, too many North Dakotans and Americans have concerns about irregularities in the presidential election. This legislatio… Continue Reading


01.05.21

Hoeven: USDA Finalizes Quality Loss Adjustment Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman 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 (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) released details for for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) program. As chairman of Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to expand disaster assistance programs to cover quality losses and added eligible disaster events under the… Continue Reading


01.04.21

Hoeven Statement on Electoral College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today regarding the joint session of Congress on the Electoral College: "Like the majority of North Dakotans, I support President Trump and have worked with the President to advance policies important for North Dakota and our nation. After the recent election however, many North Dakotans and Americans remain concerned about irregularities in the presidential election, particularly in regard to mail-in voting. That's why I support e… Continue Reading


01.04.21

Hoeven: VA Selected for Fisher House, Will Support Veterans' Families & Caregivers

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Fargo Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System was selected for priority construction by the Fisher House Foundation. Once built, the Fisher House will provide free accommodations to the families and caregivers of veterans receiving care at the Fargo VA Medical Center. Hoeven worked to advance the Fargo VA's application, stressing the critical support that families provide during periods of serious illness and urgin… Continue Reading


01.01.21

Hoeven Statement on Vote to Approve NDAA in Support of Servicemembers, North Dakota Missions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after voting to approve the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), ensuring servicemembers will receive the pay and benefits they have earned and supporting critical missions in North Dakota. The legislation has now received the two-thirds majority needed in both chambers of Congress and will enter into law. Hoeven worked to include provisions to: Support servicemembers, including authorizing a 3 … Continue Reading


12.30.20

Hoeven: FEMA Awards Funding to ND Department of Health, ND Department of Emergency Services

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $6.4 million to the North Dakota Department of Health and $2.2 million to the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services. These grants were made available under the Stafford Act for Emergency Protective Measures and will be used to assist with expenses related to the state's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) … Continue Reading


12.30.20

Hoeven Announces $1.7 Million to Northland Health Partners Community Health Center

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has awarded $1.7 million to Northland Health Partners Community Health Center in Turtle Lake. This funding was made available through the Health Center Cluster grant program and will be used to support health care services in the Turtle Lake community. "This funding w… Continue Reading

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