News Releases

11.29.18

Hoeven Supports Review of New START Treaty and Sets Priorities in Letter to President

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and 23 additional senators in sending a letter to President Donald Trump outlining top priorities for the administration's review of the viability of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). The senators wrote to the President that the Treaty's value depends upon a sustained and vigorous U.S. nuclear weapons modernization program, strict compliance by Russia with its arms control obligations and a true balance of nu… Continue Reading


11.28.18

Hoeven Legislation Enabling Homeowners Around Patterson Lake & Jamestown Reservoir to Purchase Lots Headed to the President to be Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that his legislation enabling homeowners around Patterson Lake and the Jamestown Reservoir to purchase their lots has been approved by Congress and will now go to the President to be signed into law. The Senate today approved both S.440 and S. 2074 as amended, legislation to transfer lots at Patterson Lake to the Dickinson Parks and Recreation Department and land around the Jamestown Reservoir to the Stutsman County Park Board. Homeowners will th… Continue Reading


11.27.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $6 Million in Health and Education Funding for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that more than $6 million in funding for health care and education programs and initiatives has been awarded to entities in North Dakota. Details of the funding are as follows: Head Start Grants - The funds are awarded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Head Start helps children prepare for learning by providing access to education, health and wellness services for low-income c… Continue Reading


11.27.18

Hoeven and Udall Laud Senate Passage of Native American Heritage Month Resolution

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Tom Udall (D-NM), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, welcomed Senate passage of S. Res 702, a resolution marking November as Native American Heritage Month. S. Res 702 recognizes November as National Native American Heritage Month and celebrates the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States. "Today the Senate to… Continue Reading


11.27.18

Hoeven Announces Agenda for 2018 State of Technology Conference

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced the agenda for his 2018 State of Technology Conference, which will be held at the Delta Hotel in Fargo on Friday, November 30. The senator holds his annual conference with the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce to highlight breakthrough technologies and the local innovators creating them. The conference has served as a catalyst for new innovation and investment in the state and is part of the senator's work to position North Dakota as … Continue Reading


11.22.18

Senator Hoeven Thanksgiving Day Statement 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement to wish North Dakotans a happy Thanksgiving: "America is a truly blessed nation, and as we remember the pursuit of our ancestors to make a more perfect nation, we look on today with thanks and to the future with optimism. North Dakotans work hard and sacrifice throughout the year to provide for themselves, their families and for future generations. Thanksgiving Day allows us the opportunity to gather with loved ones to en… Continue Reading


11.21.18

Hoeven Celebrates Designation of Central Valley School in Buxton as a National Blue Ribbon School

BUXTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined state and local officials in congratulating the administrators, teachers and students of Central Valley School on being designated as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School. The designation was received in recognition of the school's exemplary high performance. "This award is a testament to the dedication of the school staff, the hard work of the students and the support of the parents and surrounding community," said Hoeven. "Our educators are an ess… Continue Reading


11.21.18

Hoeven: Army Corps FY2019 Work Plan Provides $35 Million in Construction Funding for Permanent Flood Protection In Fargo-Moorhead Region

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 work plan includes $35 million for construction of flood protection in the Fargo-Moorhead region. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Energy and Water Development, Hoeven provided increased funding for the Corps' construction account enabling the project to be funded in the Corps' work plan. Additionally, the Corps' work plan includes $4.2 million for small water proj… Continue Reading


11.21.18

Hoeven Working to Secure North Dakota's Role in Developing Key UAS Technologies and Applications

FARGO, N.D. - At the monthly Drone Focus meetup today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his recent efforts to help advance North Dakota's role as a leader of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research, development, training and operations. This includes: Advocating for the administration to utilize the state's UAS expertise. Safely integrating unmanned aircraft into the national airspace (NAS). Advancing the development of counter-UAS technology. Supporting North Dakota's UAS missions. "We are… Continue Reading


11.21.18

Hoeven: Tax & Regulatory Relief Are Helping Spur Economic Development

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Fargo area business and community leaders at the fourth annual 1 Million Cups (1MC) Reunion Fargo to outline how tax and regulatory relief are helping to create a pro-growth business environment to bolster North Dakota's economic growth. Hoeven stressed that these benefits reach across industries, including North Dakota's technology sector, and further drives tech entrepreneurship as the third wave of growth for the state's economy. "We've been wor… Continue Reading


11.21.18

Hoeven Nominates Four Students to Military Academies

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated four North Dakota students for appointments to the nation's military academies. Hoeven nominated Seth Benson of Sheyenne High School in West Fargo to West Point (USMA); Logan Brown of Century High School in Bismarck to the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA); Jeffrey Corcoran of Red River High School in Grand Forks to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA); and Luke Noah of Shanley High School in Fargo to the U.S. Naval Academy … Continue Reading


11.20.18

Hoeven Continuing Efforts to Expand Rural Broadband, Support Growth of North Dakota’s Tech Sector

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped celebrate the grand opening of Midco's Tier III data center. The $12 million facility will provide secure data storage for a wide variety of businesses, including the growing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry in the Red River Valley. Further, the center will serve as an important piece of infrastructure to help attract companies to North Dakota from around the country. "North Dakota has seen tremendous growth in its tech sector, and supporting… Continue Reading


11.20.18

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Make Farm Bill Conservation Title More Farmer-Friendly, Support Voluntary Conservation Programs

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts annual meeting today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts to make the farm bill conservation programs more farmer-friendly. This includes improving programs at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Hoeven is advancing this goal both as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and as a member of the Senate-House farm bill conference committee, wher… Continue Reading


11.19.18

Senator Hoeven Statement on Air Ambulance Crash

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after a plane operated by Metro Area Ambulance crashed northwest of Mandan on Sunday evening, killing the three individuals on board: "Mikey and I are deeply saddened to hear of the air ambulance crash last night near Mandan. Those on board were committed to serving others and providing life-saving medical care. We extend our condolences to their families and loved ones." -###-… Continue Reading


11.16.18

Hoeven: NPS Director Nominee Commits to Help Advance Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven secured a commitment from Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela, the nominee to serve as Director of the National Park Service (NPS), to help advance the development of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library. The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation is currently planning the construction of the library and museum, to be located in the Theodore Roosevelt N… Continue Reading


11.16.18

Hoeven Presses Air Guard to Provide Tuition Assistance Benefits

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today pressed the Air National Guard to provide federal tuition assistance similar to benefits provided by the Army Guard. This is part of the senator's efforts to ensure that Guard members have access to educational benefits to meet their needs after cost increases forced the North Dakota National Guard to modify its tuition assistance program. Currently, National Guard forces that deploy become eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits. While the A… Continue Reading


11.14.18

Hoeven Convenes Legislative Hearing to Receive Testimony on Three Bills

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today convened a legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following three pieces of legislation: S. 2788, A bill to repeal the Act entitled "An Act to confer jurisdiction on the State of North Dakota over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Devils Lake Indian Reservation", H.R. 2606, the Stigler Act Amendments of 2018, and H.R. 4032, the Gila River Indian Community Federal Rights-of-Wa… Continue Reading


11.14.18

Hoeven, Cramer: House Passes Legislation to Enable Homeowners Around Patterson Lake & Jamestown Reservoir to Purchase Lots

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Kevin Cramer today announced that the U.S. House of Representatives has approved S.440 and S. 2074, legislation Senator Hoeven introduced to enable homeowners around Patterson Lake and the Jamestown Reservoir to purchase their lots. The Senate passed the legislation in October, however the House of Representatives amended the legislation so it will now go back to the Senate for additional consideration. Congressman Cramer introduced companion bill… Continue Reading


11.13.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $2.8 Million USDA Grant for Fiber Optic Infrastructure in Morton County

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a $2,828,547 grant to BEK Communications Cooperative (BEK). The funds, provided through USDA's Community Connect Grants program, will be used to install new fiber optic infrastructure to provide businesses and residents with high quality broadband services. Earlier this year, the senator sent a letter to USDA i… Continue Reading


11.11.18

Senator Hoeven Statement Marking 100th Anniversary of Signing of Armistice Ending World War I and Honoring Veterans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, today issued the following statement to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice ending World War I and in observance of Veterans Day. "Our nation would not be free were it not for our courageous veterans who have risked their lives to preserve our liberty and way of life. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I, rem… Continue Reading

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