News Releases

03.08.18

Hoeven Votes to Advance Homeland Security Reauthorization Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today voted to advance bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The bill provides clear guidance to DHS by codifying the department's existing practices and programs, while also streamlining its management and promoting efficiency in its operations. "DHS covers a wide range of programs that are critical to protecting our nation and our communitie… Continue Reading


03.07.18

Hoeven: USGS Nominee Reaffirms Commitment to Work with State, Industry on Comprehensive Study of Williston Basin

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven received a commitment from Dr. James Reilly, the nominee to be Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), to continue a new comprehensive, broad-based resource estimate for the Williston Basin. Hoeven received a commitment from USGS in December to undertake the analysis as a result of a meeting he hosted in Bismarck with the USGS last fall. "We appreciate the commitment from Mr. Re… Continue Reading


03.06.18

Hoeven: DOT Awards $6 Million TIGER Grant to Turtle Mountain For Reconstruction of Jack Rabbit Road

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $6 million to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians for the first phase of the Jack Rabbit Road reconstruction project. The funding is awarded under the TIGER Grant program, which supports infrastructure projects of national or regional significance. Hoeven spoke… Continue Reading


03.06.18

Hoeven: Dallas Carlson Nominated to Be U.S. Marshal for District of North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Dallas Carlson has been nominated by the president to serve as the U.S. Marshal for the District of North Dakota. Carlson currently serves as the director of the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NDBCI), a position he has held since 2011. "We welcome the president's nomination of Dallas Carlson to serve as U.S. Marshal for North Dakota. Given his experience leading the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and his more than 35 years… Continue Reading


03.05.18

Hoeven & Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Air Force to Set Timeline for Replacement of Huey Helicopters

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and co-chair of the Senate Air Force Caucus, today joined a bipartisan group of senators in urging the U.S. Air Force to provide a detailed timeline for the replacement of Vietnam-era helicopters, the UH-1N Huey, that are used to patrol the country's Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) sites. Hoeven is working to secure nearly $109 million in the Fiscal Year (FY) … Continue Reading


03.02.18

Hoeven Cosponsors Legislation to Reauthorize, Update FFA Charter

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, this week cosponsored bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and update the federal charter for the Future Farmers of America (FFA). North Dakota has approximately 4,700 active FFA members in 80 chapters across the state. "FFA is a tremendous organization that not only promotes better agriculture education, but also builds the character and leadership sk… Continue Reading


03.02.18

Hoeven Statement on Tariff Announcement

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement on the Administration's announcement on tariffs: "We have continuously stressed to the Administration that any changes to our trade policy need to result in better deals for the U.S. However, we must make sure that trade actions do not cost American jobs, raise prices substantially for consumers, or lead to retaliation by… Continue Reading


03.01.18

Hoeven: USDA Secretary Perdue to Visit North Dakota Next Week

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, will host U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in North Dakota next week. Perdue will meet with local producers to discuss priorities for the upcoming farm bill as well as Hoeven's continued efforts to secure strong support for programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), such as drought assistance, through annual funding legislation. The… Continue Reading


03.01.18

Hoeven Secures Commitment from Interior Official to Help Advance Jamestown Reservoir Legislation

WASHINGTON - During a hearing of the Energy and Natural Resources Water and Power Subcommittee this week, Senator John Hoeven secured a commitment from Alan Mikkelson, Senior Advisor to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for Water and Western Resource Issues, to work with him on advancing Hoeven's Jamestown Reservoir legislation. The senator's bill, which he introduced in November, would allow homeowners on the reservoir to purchase their lots from the federal government and transfer all remaining Bu… Continue Reading


02.28.18

Hoeven Cosponsors Resolution Honoring Reverend Billy Graham

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis in introducing a resolution honoring the late Reverend Billy Graham, which was approved by the Senate today. The bipartisan resolution pays tribute to his ministry and contributions to the American people and extends the condolences of the Senate to the Graham family. Reverend Graham is lying in honor in the Capitol Rotunda. "Reverend Graham has provided religious counsel to millions of Americans, including every Pr… Continue Reading


02.27.18

Hoeven: Senate Confirms William Northey as USDA Under Secretary

WASHINGTON - 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 Senate confirmed William Northey as the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services. In this role, Northey will oversee the Farm Service Agency (FSA), the Risk Management Agency (RMA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). "I'm pleased that the Senate has acted … Continue Reading


02.27.18

Hoeven Honors Team USA Women's Hockey, Lamoureux Twins on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week offered remarks on the U.S. Senate floor in honor of Team USA's victory in women's hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Hoeven specifically recognized the contributions of two North Dakota natives, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, twin sisters from Grand Forks and alumnae of the University of North Dakota. In the last game against Canada, Monique brought the game to a tie in the final period, with Joc… Continue Reading


02.26.18

Hoeven Welcomes Interns to His Washington, D.C. and Grand Forks Offices

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that five students are interning in his Washington, D.C. and Grand Forks offices. Reyna Bergstrom, Andrew Hulm, Joseph Mathews and Makynna Meegan are interning in Hoeven's D.C. office and Cassandra Poitra is interning in Hoeven's Grand Forks office. Senator Hoeven's internship program provides college students and recent graduates with the opportunity to work with the senator and his staff on legislative, communications and administrative projects… Continue Reading


02.23.18

Hoeven Statement on Court Order Requiring Enforcement of BLM Flaring Regulations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction requiring the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to enforce its methane flaring regulations. "BLM's duplicative methane rule discourages energy development on federal land by imposing mandates without allowing businesses to build the infrastructure they need to capture this valuable resource," said Hoeven. "In order to reduce f… Continue Reading


02.21.18

Hoeven Encourages North Dakota High School Marching Bands to Apply for 2019 National Independence Day Parade

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the 2019 National Independence Day Parade is seeking applications from high school marching bands interested in representing the State of North Dakota in the annual Independence Day Parade. Hoeven encourages interested North Dakota high school marching bands to apply through his Bismarck office at (701) 250-4618 no later than Monday, April 9. "The National Independence Day Parade runs through the streets of our nation's capital and is an end… Continue Reading


02.21.18

Hoeven Statement on the Passing of Reverend Billy Graham

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the passing of Reverend Billy Graham: "Reverend Graham led an admirable and remarkable life, helping to inspire a better vision for our nation and a stronger faith for people around the globe," Hoeven said. "Through working as a civil rights advocate, preaching to hundreds of millions of people and counseling presidents, he left his mark on our nation and the world. We are deeply grateful for his lifelong commitment to fai… Continue Reading


02.20.18

Hoeven: Senate Confirms John Henderson as Head of Air Force Installations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Senate has confirmed Colonel John Henderson (Ret.) as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy. Hoeven met with Henderson last month, inviting him to visit North Dakota's air bases in Minot and Grand Forks to review infrastructure needs for the bases, as well as the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) developments in Grand Forks, which … Continue Reading


02.17.18

Hoeven Statement as Members of North Dakota National Guard's 1st Battalion, 188 Air Defense Artillery Regiment Return Home

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, today issued the following statement as more than 170 members of the North Dakota National Guard's 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Regiment returned to North Dakota from Washington, D.C. The Grand Forks-based unit had been supporting the Operation Noble Eagle mission to protect the airspace around the National Capitol Region. This was the unit's 11… Continue Reading


02.17.18

Hoeven Honors Work of 191st Military Police Company and Families at Send-Off Ceremony in Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. - At a send-off ceremony, Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, today commended members of the North Dakota National Guard's 191st Military Police (MP) Company on their commitment to serve North Dakota and the United States. Twenty-nine soldiers from the Fargo-based unit will be deploying to Afghanistan for a year in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. "The men and women of our North Dakota Nationa… Continue Reading


02.16.18

Hoeven Marks 150th Anniversary of the Elks Lodge

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week submitted a statement into the Senate record recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, also known as the Elks Lodge. The statement celebrates the order's dedication to the ideals of charity, justice and patriotism as well as the work of its nearly one million members nationwide to build stronger communities. Hoeven's full statement can be found here. "The members of the Elks Lodge fill an important role in co… Continue Reading

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