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Hoeven Presses Biden to Reopen U.S. Border with Canada

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven is urging President Joe Biden to safely reopen the U.S. border with Canada for trade and non-essential travel. After the Biden administration announced on Friday that it would continue border restrictions with Canada through at least September 21, Hoeven wrote to the President to outline the challenges of continued border restrictions on North Dakota and communities across the nation, and urge the administration to reopen the border with Canada to trade and t… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Biden Administration Extends Border Restriction on Canada

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Biden administration announced border restrictions with Canada would continue through September 21: "The Administration needs to secure the southern border and stem the flow of illegal immigration happening on the U.S.-Mexico border. At the same time, the Biden administration needs to open the Canadian border. Canada's vaccination rate is similar to the United States, and Canada is allowing vaccinated U.S. citizens in… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors Service of Former Governor Dalrymple, Marks Renaming of NDSU Greenhouse

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined state, local and North Dakota State University (NDSU) officials in honoring the service of former Governor Jack Dalrymple at the renaming ceremony for the NDSU Agriculture Experiment Station Greenhouse. The effort to build the facility, which has now been designated the Jack Dalrymple Greenhouse Complex, first began in 2005 under the Hoeven-Dalrymple administration. Between 2005 and 2011, the state appropriated nearly $35 million to construct the st… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Urging President to Use 'All Means Necessary' to Evacuate Americans and Eligible Partners from Afghanistan

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, joined U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in urging President Joe Biden to use all means necessary to evacuate all American citizens and Afghan partners from Afghanistan. "You must devote all means necessary to ensure every American citizen and all eligible Afghan partners are successfully evacuated. In addition, you must make it clear to the Taliban… Continue Reading


Hoeven: ADM & Marathon Form Joint Venture, Will Use North Dakota Soybean Oil for Renewable Diesel Production

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after ADM and Marathon Petroleum announced a joint venture using North Dakota-processed soybean oil for renewable diesel production. Under the venture, Marathon will invest in ADM's announced soybean crushing plant near the Spiritwood Energy Park, with the refined soybean oil being exclusively supplied to Marathon's renewable diesel facility in Dickinson. This follows Hoeven's efforts with the Jamestown/Stutsman Developm… Continue Reading


Hoeven to AG Garland: Allow for Completion and Public Release of Durham Report

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) in requesting Attorney General Merrick Garland provide an update on the status of Special Counsel John Durham's inquiry into the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation and urging Garland to allow for the investigation to be completed and released to the public. In the letter, the senators stress that the investigation should be allowed to continue without any undue limitations and be seen to completion. "The Speci… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Pressing DOD for Accountability of U.S. Military Equipment Abandoned in Afghanistan

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in urging United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to provide a full account of U.S. military equipment remaining in Afghanistan. The senators expressed concern that the equipment risks potential of falling into the hands of the Taliban. "It is unconscionable that high-tech military equipment paid for by U.S. taxpayers has fallen into the hands of the T… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helped Secure $39 Million for TRNP's Scenic Loop Repair, Working with NPS & FHWA to Complete Project by the End of 2022

MEDORA, N.D. - Senator Hoeven today discussed maintenance needs at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP), including the repair of the Scenic Loop Drive in the park's South Unit, in a meeting with Interior Deputy Secretary Tommy Beaudreau, National Park Foundation President and CEO Will Shafroth, TRNP Superintendent Wendy Ross and state and local officials. Hoeven outlined his: Efforts to secure funding for scenic loop repairs, for which the National Park Service (NPS) has committed $39… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Urging Biden Administration to Increase Domestic Energy Production, Not Rely on OPEC

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today joined Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) in urging President Biden to increase U.S. domestic energy production, rather than relying on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Counties (OPEC) for oil production. In the letter, the senators state that the best and most effective way to reduce the cost of gasoline at the pump is to unleash clean, affordable and reliable American energy. In addi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Importance of Water Supply Projects to Interior Department Secretary, BOR Regional Director

COLEHARBOR, N.D. - In a meeting with Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Regional Director Brent Esplin today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the importance of advancing water infrastructure projects for maintaining a high quality of life and strong economic growth in North Dakota. Hoeven was joined at the meeting by Senator Kevin Cramer, Governor Doug Burgum, officials from the Garrison Diversion and other state and local leaders. Hoeven stressed how … Continue Reading


Hoeven to Beaudreau: End Oil & Gas Moratorium, Resume Lease Sales & Support U.S. Energy Independence

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today urged Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau to end the administration's moratorium on new federal oil and gas leases and to move forward with all postponed and future lease sales. The senator previously made this case to Interior Secretary Debra Haaland, having highlighted a federal court decision earlier this year to block the moratorium. This comes as part of Hoeven's ongoing efforts to ensure the administration complies with the court deci… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Afghanistan

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on Afghanistan: "We need to get control of the situation to protect American lives in Afghanistan as well as the lives of our allies and partners. We need answers from the Biden administration regarding the unfolding security and humanitarian crisis, as well as an explanation of why the administration did not have a better plan in place for the withdrawal of U.S. f… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors North Dakota Guardmembers at Send-off Ceremony in Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today commended the service of 50 members of the North Dakota National Guard's 835 Engineer Detachment at a send-off ceremony in Devils Lake. The senator, joined by Governor Doug Burgum and Adjutant General Alan Dohrmann, commended the servicemembers and outlined his ongoing efforts to support the men and women of the North Dakota National Guard as a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee. Headquartered at Camp Grafton Training Center, the c… Continue Reading


Hoeven Meets with Farmers and Ranchers to Discuss Drought, Outline Disaster Assistance Efforts

RUGBY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today met with North Dakota farmers and ranchers to outline his efforts to advance both immediate and long-term assistance to help farmers and ranchers weather the severe drought conditions impacting the state. That includes: $7 billion in disaster assistance in the Senate's Fiscal Year 2022 Agriculture Appropriations legislation, which… Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses Efforts to Construct New Hospital, Clinic & Long-Term Care Facility in Rugby

RUGBY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with the board of directors for the Heart of America Medical Center (HAMC) in Rugby, as well as local leaders, to discuss efforts to construct a new hospital. HAMC currently operates a hospital, three clinics and a long-term care facility, with the hospital and original clinic having been built in the 1940s. Due to the age of the facilities, repairs and updates have become increasingly cost-prohibitive. Accordingly, HAMC is pursuing a plan to construc… Continue Reading


Hoeven: RRV Flood Protection Has Strong Momentum, Working to Keep First-in-the-Nation Project Moving Forward

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today reviewed the significant progress being made on the construction of the Fargo-Moorhead region's comprehensive flood protection project with Lieutenant General Scott Spellmon, Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. While discussing the project's recent milestones, Hoeven stressed to Spellmon the need to maintain the project's momentum and ensure the federal government continues to meet its funding commitments to the project. To this end, Hoeven highligh… Continue Reading


Hoeven and Tester Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Livestock Disaster Programs, Ensure Programs Work Better for Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Senator Jon Tester today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve livestock disaster assistance programs to better meet the needs of producers facing severe drought and other natural disasters. Specifically, the legislation: Better aligns coverage between the Livestock Forage Program (LFP) and Emergency Livestock Assistance Progra… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Secure Engineering & Design Funding for Fourth Phase of Souris River Valley Flood Protection

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today urged Lieutenant General Scott Spellmon, Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to prioritize Pre-construction Engineering and Design (PED) for the fourth phase of the Souris River Valley's flood protection project in the Corps' annual work plan. The senator made the request during Spellmon's visit to the Minot region, which Hoeven attended via video conference due to the Senate schedule. Hoeven stressed the need to move forward with the fourth phase… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Democrats' $3.5 Trillion Tax-and-Spend Budget Resolution Will Hurt Our Economic Recovery, Impose Harmful Tax Increase & Cause Higher Inflation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after voting against the Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend budget bill. Hoeven opposed the legislation and offered amendments during the resolution's consideration to try to stop the bill's advancement, while also putting the Senate on the record on important issues for the nation. "The Democrats' reckless tax-and-spend legislation will take our nation in the wrong direction. During the Trump administration we proved tha… Continue Reading


Hoeven: We Need Baseload Power, Not Costly Green New Deal Policies and Energy Taxes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today introduced an amendment to the Democrats' tax-and-spend budget resolution to put Senators on the record regarding the importance of access to affordable and reliable sources of baseload power, including coal-fired and natural gas-fired plants that utilize carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies. The amendment follows a recent report from the North American Reliability Corpor… Continue Reading

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