News Releases

02.09.18

Hoeven: Senate Approves Bipartisan Budget Agreement Providing Strong Support for National Defense, Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate approved a two year budget agreement that prioritizes strong support for national defense, while supporting priorities including caring for our veterans, investing in the nation's infrastructure and combatting the opioid abuse epidemic. As part of the budget agreement, the Senate also passed a supplemental disaster funding bill, which includes provisions to assist drought-stricken areas in North Dakota that Ho… Continue Reading


02.07.18

Hoeven Introduces Legislation to Extend Refined Coal Tax Credit

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today introduced bipartisan legislation to extend the refined coal tax credit. The credit incentivizes power plants to pre-treat or refine coal to improve efficiency and decrease emissions of nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and mercury. Senator Heidi Heitkamp cosponsored the bill. "The refined coal tax credit has made a valuable contribution to reducing emissions in North Dakota and across the countr… Continue Reading


02.07.18

Hoeven Introduces Legislation to Deem National Guard Essential in the Event of Future Government Shutdowns

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today introduced legislation to ensure that National Guard trainings and drills would continue in the event of a government shutdown. To ensure military readiness and provide the National Guard with greater certainty, the legislation deems National Guard activities essential and prevents them from being furloughed during government shutdowns. "Our National Guard is 'always ready and always there'," said Hoeven. "This legislation ensures that our Guard members' … Continue Reading


02.06.18

Hoeven Calls for Community Health Center Funding to be Extended

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined a bipartisan group of senators in calling on Senate leadership to immediately extend funding for community health centers (CHCs). "CHCs provide an important health care option for communities across our state," Hoeven said. "This affordable and accessible health care is especially important for low-income households, helping to stave off preventable diseases and improving our quality of life. Extending this funding enjoys broad, bipartisan supp… Continue Reading


02.05.18

Hoeven Announces Nearly $2.5 Million in Funding for UND's Energy & Environmental Research Center

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Appropriations Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a nearly $2.5 million grant to the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds will be used for a project to reduce energy use during the production of ammonia. "EERC's project will help cut energy use and costs associated with creating ammonia, and could hold many benefits for c… Continue Reading


02.05.18

Hoeven: FEMA Workshop Will Help Ensure Comprehensive Flood Protection for Entire Minot Region

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today marked the start of a two-day workshop in Minot with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), as well as financial and philanthropic experts, to find creative funding solutions and help advance comprehensive flood protection for the Souris River Valley. This effort comes as the result of Hoeven's meeting with FEMA Administrator Brock Long in Minot last year, during which the senator secured a commitment from Long to work with his office and l… Continue Reading


02.05.18

Hoeven Urges EPA to Permanently Address Livestock Emissions Regulations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently urged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to find a permanent solution to the agency's livestock emissions regulations after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals granted EPA's request to delay the implementation of the rules. "Requiring farmers and ranchers to accurately measure emissions from animal waste in an open pasture setting is unreasonable and unworkable," Hoeven said. "Producers will face tremendous uncertainty as the… Continue Reading


02.02.18

Hoeven Statement on Release of House Intelligence Memo

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the President approved the release of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence memo: "Our Constitution provides for a system of checks and balances between the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government. These checks are important so that the American people know what their government is doing on their behalf and to keep all branches of government accountable to the people. The memo provides … Continue Reading


02.02.18

Hoeven Statement on Nuclear Posture Review

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released its Nuclear Posture Review, which establishes U.S. nuclear policy and strategy, and outlines the nation's capabilities and force for the coming years.x "I commend the Administration for its very sober and prudent approach to nuclear deterrence. Unlike during the Cold War, the United States now must deter several nuclear adversaries that each possess unique capabilities and p… Continue Reading


01.30.18

Hoeven Statement on 2018 State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump's first State of the Union address: "In tonight's address, the President focused on the fundamentals and highlighted the progress we've made over the last year to grow the economy and create good jobs. Reducing the regulatory burden and passing across-the-board tax relief for Americans has helped to empower our economy and unleash innovation across the nation. "The President also made clea… Continue Reading


01.30.18

Hoeven Welcomes Miss America 2018 Cara Mund to the Capitol for President's State of the Union

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today welcomed Miss America 2018 Cara Mund as his guest for the State of the Union Address. Mund, who grew up in Bismarck, previously served as an intern for Senator Hoeven. "We're pleased to have Cara back in the Capitol for tonight's State of the Union," said Hoeven. "She is truly committed to making a difference for other people and a tremendous representative of our state and nation. It's an honor to have her as my guest this year." "It is an honor to repr… Continue Reading


01.29.18

Hoeven Votes to Advance Legislation to Protect Unborn Children

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement about the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks. The bill includes exceptions to save the life of the mother and for pregnancies that are the result of rape or incest. Further, under this legislation, any criminal charges would apply only to those performing illegal abortions. Mothers would be protected from legal action. Hoeven is a cosponsor of the legislation and voted … Continue Reading


01.29.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $283,000 in Grants to Rehabilitate Rural Housing in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has awarded more than $283,000 in grants to help rehabilitate homes in Pierce, Ramsey and Ward Counties in North Dakota. The funds are awarded through the Rural Development Housing Preservation Grant program, which provides support for state, local, tribal and nonprofit entities to rehabilitate homes for low income individuals in… Continue Reading


01.27.18

Hoeven Outlines Legislative Accomplishments & Ongoing Initiatives for Veterans at American Legion Conference

MANDAN, N.D. - At the North Dakota American Legion Winter Conference today, Senator John Hoeven outlined legislation he helped pass over the last year to improve services for veterans, as well as his continued work to increase veteran access to health care in their communities and strengthen the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). "Strengthening the benefits that our veterans have earned continues to be a top priority in this Congress," Hoeven said. "So far, we have successfully passed legisla… Continue Reading


01.26.18

Hoeven Joins Bipartisan Group in Supporting Greater Drug Price Transparency & Reduced Prescription Costs for Medicare Recipients

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined a bipartisan group of senators in supporting a proposal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help reduce prescription drug costs for Medicare recipients and increase the transparency and accuracy of drug prices under Medicare Part D. The full text of the letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, which was led by Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), can be found here. "Our community pharmacies pro… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Hoeven: Administration's 2018 National Defense Strategy Highlights Importance of North Dakota Missions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement about the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 2018 National Defense Strategy, which was released by U.S. Defense Secretary General James Mattis. The document outlines the Defense Department's strategic vision and highlights the importance of modernizing our military forces and maintaining a technological advantage over a wide range of adversaries. "North Dakota will play a vital role in meeting the challenges identified in DoD… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Hoeven: Senate Confirms R.D. James as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm R.D. James as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. Hoeven met with James in November and urged him to help advance flood protection in North Dakota. The senator stressed to James the importance of the flood study in the Minot region and comprehensive flood protection for the Red River Valley in ensuring the long-term security and well-being of families and businesses in the regions… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $12.1 Million in Loans for North Dakota Organizations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) has awarded four loans totaling more than $12.1 million to United Tribes Technical College (UTTC), ABLE Inc. in Dickinson, Kindred Community and Rural Fire Protection District and Walhalla Community Hospital Association. Details of the funds are as follows: United Tribes Te… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Hoeven: Investments Like Hess-Targa Gas Plant Supported by Tax & Regulatory Relief, Will Create Good Jobs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Hess Midstream Partners and Targa Resources announced plans to construct a $150 million gas processing plant in McKenzie County. "The Hess-Targa gas plant is an important investment in the Bakken, which will add value to our oil and gas industry, support the viability of operations throughout the region and help reduce flaring. Private investments in infrastructure are essential to growing our economy, but in order for … Continue Reading


01.24.18

Hoeven: Senate Confirms Jerome Powell as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Jerome Powell as Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve. Powell was first appointed to the board in 2012, and his current term as chair will last for four years. Powell has nearly three decades of experience in the financial sector and served in the administration of President George H.W. Bush as an assistant secretary and undersecretary of the Treasury. "In his new role, … Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149 Page 150 Page 151 Page 152 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155 Page 156 Page 157 Page 158 Page 159 Page 160 Page 161 Page 162 Page 163 Page 164 Page 165 Page 166 Page 167 Page 168 Page 169 Page 170 Page 171 Page 172 Page 173 Page 174 Page 175 Page 176 Page 177 Page 178 Page 179 Page 180 Page 181 Page 182 Page 183
Showing page   of 183