News Releases

01.09.18

Hoeven, Heitkamp Introduce Senate Resolution to Honor NDSU Bison Football Team Winning Sixth FCS Championship

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven along with Senator Heidi Heitkamp, today introduced a resolution celebrating the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team winning its sixth NCAA Division I FCS National Championship. The Bison defeated the James Madison University (JMU) Dukes on January 6 in Frisco, Texas for the title. "What NDSU has accomplished over the last seven seasons is truly extraordinary," Hoeven said. "With their victory on Saturday, the Bison have now won six FCS nati… Continue Reading


01.08.18

Hoeven Statement on President's Remarks to American Farm Bureau

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement after the President spoke today to the American Farm Bureau Federation: "I had a good meeting with the President at the White House last week. We talked about agriculture, not only trade but the importance of a strong farm bill. Right up front, I emphasized crop insurance, so I was very pleased that the President exp… Continue Reading


01.08.18

Hoeven Secures Long Term Air Force Commitment to the B-52, Minot Missions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently secured a commitment from General Robin Rand, the Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, to sustain and enhance the B-52, the Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) and the facilities at Minot Air Force Base. "My conversation with General Rand was all about ensuring that the Air Force continues to invest in the B-52, the ICBMs and Minot Air Force Base," Hoeven said. "Our men and women at the air base are on the front lines of vital missions,… Continue Reading


01.06.18

Hoeven Congratulates Bison on Winning Sixth NCAA Division I Football Championship

FRISCO, TEXAS - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement congratulating the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team on winning the FCS national championship with a victory over the James Madison University Dukes. "Congratulations to the Bison as they capped a great season by winning an incredible sixth national championship in seven years. We also want to congratulate the James Madison Dukes on an excellent season. They played a strong game, and their players, c… Continue Reading


01.05.18

Hoeven Announces FEMA Reinstatement of More Than $125,000 Grant to Ramsey County

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committees, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has reinstated a $125,221.50 grant to Ramsey County after the county appealed a denial of the grant. Hoeven worked to support the county's appeal. "We supported Ramsey County's appeal which asked for FEMA to recognize that the grant's objective had been achieved and to reinstate the funding to the c… Continue Reading


01.05.18

Hoeven Welcomes VA Action to Ensure Prompt Payments to Community Providers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veteran Affairs (VA) Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the VA announced it is taking steps to improve the timeliness of payments to community providers. The VA will immediately: Identify providers with a high dollar value of unpaid claims. Create a rapid response team to reach a financial settlement with these provider within 90 days. Increase the number of claims processed … Continue Reading


01.04.18

Hoeven Meets with President to Outline Importance of Trade to Agriculture and Energy Industries

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the Senate Agriculture and Energy Committees, released the following statement after meeting with the President and Vice President today to discuss the importance of trade for agriculture and energy. "I met with the President and Vice President at the White House today to discuss the importance of trade to our agriculture and energy industries. North Dakota is a leading producer of … Continue Reading


01.04.18

Hoeven Presses DHS, CBP to Make North Dakota UAS Hub for Northern Border Security

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, this week pressed top officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to utilize North Dakota's expertise in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) as part of the administration's efforts to secure the northern border. Hoeven met with DHS Assistant Secretary Michael Dougherty, DHS Assistant Secretary Nate Jensen and acting CBP Commissioner Kevin M… Continue Reading


01.02.18

Hoeven Highlights Tax Relief with Local Small Business Owner, Veteran, Part-Time Worker & Ag Producer

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a tax reform discussion with Jeff Hinz, owner of Ace Hardware in Bismarck; Cyril and Peggy Puetz, a retired U.S. Army veteran and part-time worker, respectively; and John Weinand, a farmer from Hazen and board member of the North Dakota Grain Growers Association, to outline how the tax relief plan benefits North Dakotans. The new law lowers rates across-the-board for hard-working American individuals and families and provides relief for North Dakot… Continue Reading


12.27.17

Hoeven Holds Tax Reform Discussion at American Crystal Sugar to Outline Relief for North Dakota Families, Small Businesses, Farmers and Ranchers

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today was joined by Tom Astrup, American Crystal Sugar President and CEO; Jake Joraanstad, a tech entrepreneur and Myriad Mobile's co-founder and CEO; David Mueller, a farmer from Hillsboro; and Vikki Schneeberger, a local teacher, to outline how the tax relief plan benefits North Dakota workers, businesses and families. The new law lowers rates across-the-board for hard-working American families and provides relief for North Dakota small businesses, farmers and… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Hoeven Statement on Agreement to Fund the Government

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after Congress passed legislation to fund the government through January 19. In addition to keeping the government operating, the agreement provides funding for the Veterans Choice program, extends the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), funds Community Health Centers, and provides additional defense funding to detect and defend against the use of ballistic missiles. Additionally, the legislation waives pay-go requir… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Hoeven Statement on Today's United Nations Vote on Jerusalem

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the United Nations voted to reject President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "The United Nations' vote today is disappointing. We continue to support the president's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begin the process of moving the U.S. embassy - a policy that was directed by Congress with strong bipartisan support in 1995 and again by the Senate earlier thi… Continue Reading


12.20.17

Hoeven: Army Corps Completes Section 408 Review & EIS for Minot, Advances Construction of Flood Protection in the Region

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed the Section 408 review for the Minot region's flood protection project. The delay in the review, which is required to make changes to existing Corps projects, had prevented the Souris River Joint Board from awarding contracts for constructing flood control infrastructure under the first three phases the project. As a result, the board's bids for these phases were at risk of expiring. Today's appr… Continue Reading


12.20.17

Hoeven: HHS Award Nearly $1.3 Million Head Start Grant to Cankdeska Cikana Community College

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 $1.27 million to the Cankdeska Cikana Community College. The funds will support the institution's Head Start and Early Head Start programs, which serve children from birth through age five as well as expecting mothers in the surrounding community. The award comes as part of a five-year grant that began in 2014. "Today's award … Continue Reading


12.20.17

Hoeven: Senate Passes Tax Reform Lowering Rates Across the Board for Individuals and Families, Providing Relief for Small Businesses, Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate has passed tax reform legislation that lowers rates across-the-board for hard-working Americans, while also providing the nation's small businesses, farmers and ranchers with relief. The bill includes a Hoeven amendment to ensure the fair treatment of cooperatives in North Dakota and across the nation. "We worked hard to provide North Dakotans with tax relief that enables them to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks," said Ho… Continue Reading


12.19.17

Hoeven Announces $350,000 in Economic Development Grants for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Economic Development Administration has awarded five grants totaling $350,000 to regional councils in North Dakota. The funds will support strategies to spur investment and job creation. The details of the awards are as follow: Lake Agassiz Regional Council, Fargo - $70,000 Lewis and Clark Regional Development Council, Mandan - $70,000 North Central Planning Council, Devils Lake - $70… Continue Reading


12.19.17

Hoeven: UND Students Selected to Train as Federal Airborne Law Enforcement Officers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after 15 students at the University of North Dakota (UND) were selected to train as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air Interdiction Agents under the university's Pathways Program. Earlier this year, Hoeven announced the CBP program, which provides federal career opportunities for students learning to fly both manned and unmanned aircraft. "This really is a win-win - not only do UND aerospace students get a job and get pa… Continue Reading


12.18.17

Hoeven: Fargo Wins Georgetown University Energy Award, Will Help Establish $5 Million Energy Efficiency Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after eFargo, the partnership between the City of Fargo and North Dakota State University (NDSU), won the Georgetown University Energy Prize. Among other things, Fargo will receive support in obtaining $5 million in financing for an energy efficiency project. The senator wrote in support of Fargo's application in 2014. "Congratulations to Fargo, NDSU and all of their partners on this tremendous achievement," Hoeven said. "We'… Continue Reading


12.18.17

Hoeven Announces Nearly $1 Million Grant for STEM Undergraduate Scholarships at UND

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a nearly $1 million grant to the University of North Dakota (UND) to support scholarships for undergraduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The funds will go to students from low-income families and underrepresented groups, giving them the opportunity to participate in research projects with faculty and preparing them for graduate studies and researc… Continue Reading


12.16.17

Hoeven-Thune Amendment Fixes Tax Provision for Cooperatives

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) announced that his amendment to maintain the fair tax treatment of cooperatives, which he authored with Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), has been included in the conference committee's final tax relief package. The elimination of Section 199 in Congress' draft tax bills presented a significant problem for cooperatives, threatening to increase their taxes and leading to higher costs for their members. The Hoeven-Thune language included in the final bill fixes… Continue Reading

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