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Hoeven Statement on Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after voting against the Continuing Resolution (CR) because Democrats included a provision to provide REAL IDs to Afghan evacuees without ensuring proper vetting. Currently, evacuees are considered on parole until they are vetted and granted official refugee status. Providing REAL IDs to evacuees would enable them to board flights and access federal buildings without proper vetting, which is a serious risk to national securi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Subject CFPB to Appropriations Process

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, joined Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) in introducing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Accountability Act of 2021. This legislation holds the agency accountable to the American taxpayer by requiring its annual funding to be appropriated by Congress. Currently, the CFPB receives its funding from the Federal Reserve, which allows the Bureau to avoid the fiscal accountability to which the rest of the Ex… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Senate GOP Members in Urging Democrats to Abandon Proposal that Compromises Financial Privacy of Americans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) in urging Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to abandon the Biden administration's unprecedented proposal to give the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) access to private, confidential financial data of law-abiding Americans. The Biden administration and Democrats in Congress have proposed requiring financial institutions to report to the IRS gross inflow and outflow… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces DOD Grant for West Fargo Company to Make Improvements at Minot Air Force Base

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a $7.8 million grant to Pro-Mark Services in West Fargo. This award was made using Fiscal Year 2021 funding that Hoeven helped secure and will be used to replace mechanical and electrical systems in the Dock Five hangar at Minot Air Force Base (MAFB). "These improvements at MAFB will help ensure the base is able to continue providing … Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Comprehensive Afghanistan Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in introducing the Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight, and Accountability Act. This legislation: Establishes a State Department task force to focus on the evacuation of American citizens, legal permanent residents, and Afghan Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) who are still stuck in Afghanistan. Imposes oversight mechanisms on the processing of SIVs and r… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Opposing Democrats' Continuing Resolution with Debt Ceiling Increase

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate voted on Democrats' continuing resolution with a debt ceiling increase. "Democrats are working to try to pass their $3.5 trillion tax and spend bill using the reconciliation process. That would be bad for our country, which is why we are working to oppose it. It's also why I oppose their proposal to suspend the debt ceiling as it would help them pass their ta… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Nearly $3 Million Head Start Grant to Great Northwest Education Cooperative

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $2.8 million to the Great Northwest Education Cooperative in Williston. Today's grant, awarded through the Office of Head Start, will be used to make school readiness services and resources available to eligible children and families in the surrounding area. "This funding will help provide important support to eligible childr… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Air Force Awards $2.6 Billion Contract for B-52 Engine Replacement

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the U.S. Air Force awarded a $2.6 billion contract to Rolls Royce for the replacement of B-52 engines. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, Hoeven helped to secure $512 million for modifications and upgrades to the B-52, including the new engine program in Fiscal Year 2021. "Minot Air Force Base's B-52 mission plays a vital role in our nation's defense and is a key component of our nuclear deterrent,"… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Minot Officials Hold Signing Ceremony to Finalize $9.8 Million DoD Award for Regional Flood Protection

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Minot city officials at a signing ceremony to finalize and formally accept the $9.8 million Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP) award for the region's flood protection project. The funding will support the fifth phase of the region's flood protection project, the 4th Avenue tieback levee system in northeastern Minot, and enable the construction of approximately 2,400 feet of new floodwall, one removable closure through the floodwall and … Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Keep Nuclear Modernization Efforts on Track

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today outlined efforts to keep the nation's nuclear modernization programs on track, stressing that: The U.S. must ensure its nuclear deterrent remains effective for years to come, as China, Russia and other adversaries continue to advance new nuclear capabilities. Nuclear modernization enjoys broad bipartisan support. The deterrent is considered a critical national security priority by the vast majority of Americans, according to a recent study from the Mit… Continue Reading


Hoeven Cosponsors No Hearing, No Vote Bill to Stop Democrats' $3.5 Trillion Tax and Spend Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today joined Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) in introducing No Hearing, No Vote legislation. The legislation requires reconciliation bills, like the Democrats' $3.5 trillion spending bill, to receive a full committee hearing before votes can occur on the Senate floor. "Democrats are attempting to ram through $3.5 trillion in spending using the budget reconciliation pro… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Biden Administration Needs to Secure the Southern Border

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, this week cosponsored legislation to codify the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Title 42 Public Health Order, an important tool that allows immigration officials to return illegal immigrants to their home country and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. The legislation was introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). "The crisis at our southern border continues to… Continue Reading


Hoeven and Senate Colleagues Reintroduce Full Faith and Credit Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today joined Senators Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) in reintroducing the Full Faith and Credit Act. This legislation ensures the federal government does not default on its debt and prioritizes funding for our military, veterans and seniors if the Democrats fail to raise or suspend the federal debt ceiling. "We owe it to the American taxpayer to use the regular appropriations process to cut waste … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Minot Selected for $9.8 Million Defense Community Infrastructure Grant to Support Minot Region's Flood Protection Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has selected the City of Minot to receive a $9.8 million grant to support the fifth phase of the region's flood protection project. The award, which must be officially accepted by the city, is being made under the Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP), a funding opportunity that Hoeven began advancing following a hearing of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Comm… Continue Reading


Hoeven Congratulates Three North Dakota Schools on Receiving National Blue Ribbon Awards

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has selected Roosevelt Elementary School in Mandan, Valley-Edinburg Elementary School in Crystal and Wyndmere Public School in Wyndmere as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Since 1982, the Blue Ribbon School award has honored public and private schools across the country that display overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps. "Receiving this award is a reflection of both the studen… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Navy Awards $17 Million Contract to Ideal Aerosmith for ISR, Mission Planning Tech Development

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Office of Naval Research (ONR) has awarded a $17 million contract to Ideal Aerosmith in Grand Forks. Under the contract, Ideal Aerosmith will develop an Expeditionary Mission Support Station, which: Includes a mission planning suite for special operations as well as a ground station for controlling multiple unmanned aircraft and sensor systems. Enables mission planners to access classified and non-classified information in one … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Monterey and Brighton Place Apartments Prime Example of How to Leverage Federal Funding

WEST FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today spoke at the grand opening of Monterey and Brighton Place Apartments, a new affordable senior housing facility in West Fargo. As a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, Hoeven helped fund programs that provided more than $2.7 million in federal funding and financing, including investment tax credits, which were used to leverage more than $15.8 million in private investment for the project. Monte… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Air Force Approves Space Networking Center, Low-Earth Orbit Satellite Mission at Grand Forks Air Force Base

GRAND FORKS, ND. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Air Force has formally approved Grand Forks Air Force Base to house a Space Networking Center, which will support the Space Development Agency's (SDA) new low-Earth orbit (LEO) mission and serve as the backbone for all U.S. military communications across the globe. Earlier this year, Senator Hoeven announced that SDA was working to stand-up the satellite mission at Grand Forks, and today the Air Force formally approved it. As a… Continue Reading


Hoeven Urges DoD Secretary to Honor Servicemembers Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice in Tokyo Military Prison Fire

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in urging U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to allow the Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) to proceed with disinterment of the servicemembers who died in the 1945 Tokyo military prison fire. Currently, these American servicemembers remain buried at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippians where they are listed as Unknowns. In May 1945, 62 American servicemembers, who were b… Continue Reading


Hoeven: North Dakota Developing Unprecedented Autonomous Capabilities with a Global Reach

HORACE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today kicked off the Autonomous Nation Conference being held at Grand Farm and outlined how North Dakota is developing unprecedented autonomous capabilities with a global reach. Specifically, Hoeven highlighted two ongoing efforts in Grand Forks that will shape the future of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations: Space Networking Center - The center will support the Space Development Agency's (SDA) new low-Earth orbit (LEO) mission, which will serve as th… Continue Reading

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