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Hoeven Helps Introduce Resolution Supporting Unified Diplomatic Mission in Israel

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven helped introduce a concurrent resolution, led by Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), reaffirming Congress's position that the United States should be represented by a single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem. The Biden administration has previously stated its intent to create a consulate general in Jerusalem dedicated to Palestinian affairs; however the Jerusalem Embassy Act, which was enacted into law in 1995, recognizes Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel and sta… Continue Reading


Hoeven Presses DHS for Plan to Secure Southern Border Should Administration Revoke Title 42

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in pressing Department of Homeland (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to release information regarding the department's plan to secure the U.S. southern border should the Biden administration rescind Title 42, the policy that allows U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to prohibit entry into the United States to those who pose health risks, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The senators outlined the administration's failed … Continue Reading


Hoeven: FERC to Pause Harmful Certification Policies for Natural Gas Pipelines

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced that it would pause implementation and take public comment on two natural gas pipeline certification policy statements the agency issued last month. The senator has been pushing back on the policies, which impose new standards and considerations on the approval of natural gas projects, including pipelines. The policy changes stand to impact both future projects and those… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Support Coal-Fired Electricity, Ensure Affordability & Reliability of the Grid

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today virtually addressed Central Power Electric Cooperative's annual meeting, where he outlined the importance of maintaining America's energy security. The senator further highlighted his efforts to ensure the U.S. can continue to harness all of its energy resources, including its abundant coal reserves, in order to ensure the affordability and reliability of the electric grid. To this end, Hoeven is: Pushing back on the Biden administration's harmful energ… Continue Reading


ND Delegation & Governor Statement on Appointment of Angie Richman as TRNP Superintendent

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer, Congressman Kelly Armstrong and Governor Doug Burgum today issued the following statements after the National Park Service announced the appointment of Angie Richman as Superintendent of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP). "We are working to advance important priorities at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, having secured $39 million for the repair of the south unit's scenic loop while also pressing officials across multiple agenci… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Resolution to Honor Women in Agriculture

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today joined Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), in introducing a bipartisan Senate Resolution calling for Thursday, March 24, 2022, to be designated as "National Women in Agriculture Day." "There are more than 1,200,000 female agricultural producers in the United States, making up more than a third of the agricultural producers in the United States," the resolution states. "In addition to … Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Workers Seeking Religious Exemptions from COVID Vaccine Mandates

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and other Senators in filing an amicus brief at the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the petition for certiorari in Dr. A. v. Hochul. Health care employees with religious objections to COVID-19 vaccines sued to prevent loss of employment and unemployment benefits, noting comments by the Governor of New York that those with religious objections to the vaccine "aren't listening to God and what God wants." Dr. A. v. Hochul is a Fi… Continue Reading


Hoeven: NCUA Revises Strategic Plan, Reiterates Support for Lending to Agriculture Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) revised its Strategic Plan to clarify that the agency will not take regulatory action based on "climate-related financial risks" to discourage credit unions from lending to farmers, ranchers, agri-businesses and rural communities. The change follows a bicameral letter that Hoeven led to NCUA Chairman Todd Harper, pressing the agency to continue supporting agriculture prod… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Cruz in Introducing Legislation to Prevent the Biden Administration from Waiving Sanctions on Iran Nuclear Activities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Ted Cruz in introducing legislation to prohibit the Biden administration from waiving Congressional sanctions that prohibit cooperation on Iran's nuclear program. "Instead of maintaining strong sanctions to ensure maximum pressure on the Iranian regime, the Biden administration is seeking to dismantle these sanctions. That is the completely wrong approach," said Hoeven. "Our legislation would stop the Biden administration from waiving these… Continue Reading


Hoeven Demands Answers from Biden Administration on Second Amendment Infringement

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) in demanding the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) provide answers on recent actions that infringe on Americans' Second Amendment rights by preventing law-abiding citizens from creating and owning suppressors. "These continued assaults on the Second Amendment threaten law-abiding Americans' rights as they try to follow ATF guidance on making these parts," the senators wrote. "We request that the ATF … Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Colleagues Calling for Successful Contract Negotiations at West Coast Ports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), James Risch (R-Idaho), and other Senate colleagues in calling on the Biden administration to support the successful resolution of negotiations prior to the July 1, 2022, expiration date of labor contracts at America's West Coast ports. In the letter, the Senators urged the President to use the tools available and to work with both the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacif… Continue Reading


ND Delegation: Erin Oban Appointed as North Dakota State Director for USDA Rural Development

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statements after the administration announced the appointment of Erin Oban as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for North Dakota. "The programs under USDA Rural Development provide important support for rural America, helping to strengthen and diversify local economies and ensure access to essential services," said Senator Hoeven, ranking member … Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Resolution to Stop Biden Administration Rule Providing Federal Funds to Abortion Providers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in introducing a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the Biden administration's Title X Family Planning Program final rule, which reversed the Trump administration's 2019 ban on federal funding to entities that provide abortion referrals to pregnant mothers. The 2019 rule had no effect on Title X funding levels and simply redirected the funds to providers that do not perform or promote ab… Continue Reading


Hoeven Urges Administration to Take Immediate Action to Lower Cost of Fertilizer

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, joined Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) in urging the Biden administration to take immediate action to lower the cost of fertilizer for American farmers. This letter comes as ag producers head into spring planting facing record-high prices for fertilizer, a primary input and major expense for producers across the country. The senators outlined… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Bicameral, Bipartisan Effort Urging USDA to Expedite Fresh Potato Exports to Mexico

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined a bicameral, bipartisan effort led in the Senate by Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Angus King (I-Maine) urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help ensure its counter agency in Mexico honors the country's trade deal with the U.S. and expedites the restoration of fresh potato exports to Mexico. The letter comes in response to USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) accepting new demands by the Mexican government that … Continue Reading


Hoeven: U.S. Can Do More To Support Ukraine, Counter Russia's Aggression

WASHINGTON - Following Ukrainian President Zelenskyy's address to Congress, Senator John Hoeven outlined additional actions the U.S. can take to support Ukraine and counter Russia's aggression. Specifically, the senator stressed the need to: Provide the necessary lethal aid for Ukraine to defend themselves, as President Zelenskyy's requested. This includes aircraft, air defense systems and stinger missiles, among other equipment. Increase sanctions on Russia, including strong sanction on ba… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Army Awards Contract for Construction of Red River Control Structure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senator Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of the Army has awarded a nearly $115 million contract to Ames Construction, Inc. for the construction of the Red River Control Structure, which is a critical part of providing permanent flood protection for the Fargo-Moorhead region. "The Army Corps is now moving forward on building the Red River Control Structure, marking a major milestone i… Continue Reading


Hoeven Votes to Strike Down Mask Mandate for Public Transportation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today voted to strike down the federal mask mandate for public transportation, including on planes, buses and trains. Hoeven joined Senator Rand Paul in introducing the legislation, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval, which would eliminate the mask mandate for public transportation and prevent any similar rule from being enacted. The Senate voted to repeal the mask mandate, and the CRA now goes to the House of Representatives. At a press … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Confirmation of Shalanda Young as OMB Director

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Shalanda Young as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). "Shalanda Young has served as Acting Director of OMB for nearly a year. In that role, she was responsive as we worked to secure the federal funding commitment for flood protection in the Red River Valley and the Minot region," said Hoeven. "Additionally, she has committed to implementing legislation as passed by Congress." -##… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Colleagues Press Biden to Continue Using American-Made Fuels in Federal Fleet

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today joined Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in urging President Joe Biden to continue utilizing liquid fuel vehicles in the federal fleet, including U.S. Postal Service (USPS) vehicles. In the letter, the senators warn the Biden administration against pressuring the USPS and other government agencies to shift their fleets to all electric vehicles (EVs), as such a decision would both ignore costs to taxpayers as well as national security concerns created… Continue Reading

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