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02.27.18

Hoeven: Senate Confirms William Northey as USDA Under Secretary

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed William Northey as the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services. In this role, Northey will oversee the Farm Service Agency (FSA), the Risk Management Agency (RMA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). "I'm pleased that the Senate has acted … Continue Reading


02.27.18

Hoeven Honors Team USA Women's Hockey, Lamoureux Twins on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week offered remarks on the U.S. Senate floor in honor of Team USA's victory in women's hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Hoeven specifically recognized the contributions of two North Dakota natives, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, twin sisters from Grand Forks and alumnae of the University of North Dakota. In the last game against Canada, Monique brought the game to a tie in the final period, with Joc… Continue Reading


02.26.18

Hoeven Welcomes Interns to His Washington, D.C. and Grand Forks Offices

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that five students are interning in his Washington, D.C. and Grand Forks offices. Reyna Bergstrom, Andrew Hulm, Joseph Mathews and Makynna Meegan are interning in Hoeven's D.C. office and Cassandra Poitra is interning in Hoeven's Grand Forks office. Senator Hoeven's internship program provides college students and recent graduates with the opportunity to work with the senator and his staff on legislative, communications and administrative projects… Continue Reading


02.23.18

Hoeven Statement on Court Order Requiring Enforcement of BLM Flaring Regulations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction requiring the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to enforce its methane flaring regulations. "BLM's duplicative methane rule discourages energy development on federal land by imposing mandates without allowing businesses to build the infrastructure they need to capture this valuable resource," said Hoeven. "In order to reduce f… Continue Reading


02.21.18

Hoeven Encourages North Dakota High School Marching Bands to Apply for 2019 National Independence Day Parade

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the 2019 National Independence Day Parade is seeking applications from high school marching bands interested in representing the State of North Dakota in the annual Independence Day Parade. Hoeven encourages interested North Dakota high school marching bands to apply through his Bismarck office at (701) 250-4618 no later than Monday, April 9. "The National Independence Day Parade runs through the streets of our nation's capital and is an end… Continue Reading


02.21.18

Hoeven Statement on the Passing of Reverend Billy Graham

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the passing of Reverend Billy Graham: "Reverend Graham led an admirable and remarkable life, helping to inspire a better vision for our nation and a stronger faith for people around the globe," Hoeven said. "Through working as a civil rights advocate, preaching to hundreds of millions of people and counseling presidents, he left his mark on our nation and the world. We are deeply grateful for his lifelong commitment to fai… Continue Reading


02.20.18

Hoeven: Senate Confirms John Henderson as Head of Air Force Installations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Senate has confirmed Colonel John Henderson (Ret.) as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy. Hoeven met with Henderson last month, inviting him to visit North Dakota's air bases in Minot and Grand Forks to review infrastructure needs for the bases, as well as the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) developments in Grand Forks, which … Continue Reading


02.17.18

Hoeven Statement as Members of North Dakota National Guard's 1st Battalion, 188 Air Defense Artillery Regiment Return Home

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, today issued the following statement as more than 170 members of the North Dakota National Guard's 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Regiment returned to North Dakota from Washington, D.C. The Grand Forks-based unit had been supporting the Operation Noble Eagle mission to protect the airspace around the National Capitol Region. This was the unit's 11… Continue Reading


02.17.18

Hoeven Honors Work of 191st Military Police Company and Families at Send-Off Ceremony in Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. - At a send-off ceremony, Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, today commended members of the North Dakota National Guard's 191st Military Police (MP) Company on their commitment to serve North Dakota and the United States. Twenty-nine soldiers from the Fargo-based unit will be deploying to Afghanistan for a year in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. "The men and women of our North Dakota Nationa… Continue Reading


02.16.18

Hoeven Marks 150th Anniversary of the Elks Lodge

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week submitted a statement into the Senate record recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, also known as the Elks Lodge. The statement celebrates the order's dedication to the ideals of charity, justice and patriotism as well as the work of its nearly one million members nationwide to build stronger communities. Hoeven's full statement can be found here. "The members of the Elks Lodge fill an important role in co… Continue Reading


02.16.18

Hoeven: Project Tundra Awarded $6 Million from Department of Energy

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Project Tundra, a technology project to retrofit existing power plants to capture carbon dioxide, has been awarded $6 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Hoeven serves as a member of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee and successfully included the funding for DOE's competitive grant program in the Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations legislation. Following this, the senator secured a commitment from Energy Secretary R… Continue Reading


02.15.18

Hoeven: Immigration Legislation Needs to Address Administration's Four Pillars

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement regarding the Senate debate on immigration. "We support the president's four pillars for immigration reform. As part of any legislation to permanently address DACA, we need to address chain migration, end the visa lottery system and ensure that our border is secure to prevent illegal immigration going forward. "I voted against the proposal put forward by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer because the Department of Homeland Se… Continue Reading


02.15.18

Hoeven Announces $700,000 in DOE Funding for Energy & Environmental Research Center at UND to Develop Allam Cycle

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 $700,000 grant to the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds will be used to build and operate a direct-fired, supercritical CO2 cycle pilot plant which will help develop the Allam Cycle, technology to reduce CO2 emissions and increase efficiency in coal-fired and natural g… Continue Reading


02.14.18

Hoeven Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Farmers and Ranchers from EPA Emissions Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week cosponsored the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) that would protect farmers, ranchers and livestock markets from burdensome Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reporting requirements for animal waste emissions. The legislation follows a letter Hoeven sent to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, urging him to find a permanent solution to the agency's emissions regulations and pr… Continue Reading


02.14.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.9 Million in HUD Funding to Turtle Mountain Housing Authority

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded more than $1.9 million to the Turtle Mountain Housing Authority. The funds are made available through HUD's Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program. "The Turtle Mountain Housing Authority can use today's funds in a var… Continue Reading


02.14.18

Hoeven Outlines Importance of North Dakota Missions to Air Force Secretary

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined representatives from Minot Task Force 21 and Grand Forks Air Force Base to outline the importance of North Dakota's nuclear and unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations to Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Vice Chief of Staff Stephen Wilson. "North Dakota's missions are vital to our national defense," said Hoeven. "Minot Air Force Base, which is home to two of the three legs of the nuclear triad, is playing an increasingly important role in … Continue Reading


02.12.18

Hoeven Statement on President's FY 2019 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, today issued the following statement in response to the president's budget proposal: "The president's budget proposal shows strong support for rebuilding our military, securing our border, helping communities challenged by opioid addiction and caring for our veterans, all priorities that we share. "However, I'm concerned that the president's budget proposal doesn't do enough to support our nation's farme… Continue Reading


02.12.18

Hoeven Statement on President's Infrastructure Proposal

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the White House released a proposal to revitalize the nation's infrastructure. "We appreciate the White House's proposal to repair and improve our nation's infrastructure," Hoeven said. "We are especially encouraged by the focus on rural infrastructure, as well as innovative approaches to funding infrastructure, which will help taxpayer dollars go farther. Investments like these not only support good-paying jobs in cons… Continue Reading


02.12.18

Hoeven Announces Nearly $250,000 in HUD Funding to Fargo Housing Authority

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a $246,000 grant to the Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority. The funds are made available through HUD's Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency Grant Program. "Today's funds will help the Fargo Housing Authority as it works to prevent homelessness and promote indep… Continue Reading


02.09.18

Hoeven Meets with Head of USDA Rural Development, Stresses Need to Invest in Rural Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, this week met with Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). During the meeting, Hoeven outlined his priorities for strengthening rural economies and the importance of the programs Hazlett oversees at USDA in helping rural communities compete in today's global economy. Specifically, the… Continue Reading

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