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Hoeven Opposes Additional COVID-19 Assistance Without Full Accountability from White House on Previous COVID-19 Spending

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, this week joined Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) in pressing President Biden to account for how the federal government has allocated trillions of dollars in taxpayer funds to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. In the letter, the senators outline that specific answers regarding how the money has been spent and how much remains available are vital. "Since passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, we need an accounting of wh… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Continental Resources Invests $250 Million Into Summit Carbon Solution's Biofuel CCUS Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Continental Resources announced a $250 million investment into Summit Carbon Solutions' carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) project. The system will be the largest CCUS project of its kind and is projected to have initial pipeline capacity of 12 million tons of CO2 per year, which will be captured and transported from biofuel facilities in five states to North Dakota for permanent geologic storage. Projects … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement Following State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after President Biden's State of the Union address: "Now is a time for strength. In America, our strength comes from empowering individuals and standing by our Constitution's principles, like the rule of law, not by putting more government in control of our lives. The Biden administration is taking our nation in the wrong direction. Tonight, the president outlined his commitment to expanding government, including increasing spendi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Cut Off Russian Petroleum Imports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today joined Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kans.) in introducing Senate legislation to ban the United States from purchasing Russian oil and remove Russian fuels from American supply chains. The prohibition in the bill would take effect 15 days after enactment and would exclude shipments that are already in transit at that time. Just yesterday, Canada announced it banned imports of crude oil from Russia.… Continue Reading


Hoeven Calls on President Biden to Empower Domestic Energy Production, Counter Reliance on Russian Oil and Gas

WASHINGTON - On the floor of the U.S. Senate today, Senator John Hoeven called on the Biden administration to reverse its harmful approach to U.S. energy production. The senator stressed the need to empower greater domestic energy production in order to bring down inflation, strengthen the economy, enhance national security and reduce America and Europe's reliance on Russian oil and gas. "Our economy, quality of life, and security depends on access to low-cost, dependable energy from all source… Continue Reading


Hoeven Votes to Preserve State-Level Pro-Life Laws

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after voting to preserve state-level, pro-life laws across the nation. The senator strongly opposed and helped prevent the passage of legislation supported by Senate Democrats that would have prevented states from enacting any laws that impede access to abortion services, including for late-term abortions, or place any limits on the prescription of abortion inducing drugs. "We remain committed to protecting the unborn and t… Continue Reading


Hoeven: America's Energy Security More Important Than Ever

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - During a meeting at the University of North Dakota's (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the importance of domestic energy production, both to ensure the nation remains energy secure and to enhance the security of our allies in Europe. To this end, Hoeven has been working to push back on the Biden administration's harmful policies, which are undermining U.S. energy production. The senator is also working to: Crack the… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on President's Supreme Court Nominee

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after the President nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. "I believe we need Supreme Court Justices who are committed to upholding the law and that do not try to legislate from the bench," said Hoeven. "As the confirmation process gets underway, we look forward to meeting with Judge Jackson and thoroughly reviewing her judicial record and ph… Continue Reading


ND Delegation: Administration Appoints Marcy Svenningsen as ND FSA Executive Director

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statements after the administration announced the appointment of Marcy Svenningsen as Farm Service Agency (FSA) state executive director for North Dakota. "The FSA provides vital services to farmers, ranchers and rural communities across North Dakota, and in particular, this agency plays an essential role in our efforts to help producers recover from recent natural disasters, like sev… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Russia's Attack on Ukraine

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement today regarding Russia's invasion of Ukraine: "Russia's invasion is an unprovoked attack on the Ukrainian people and a warning to all of Europe. The United States must work closely with our allies to oppose Putin's efforts to subvert European peace and security. We must ensure Putin pays a heavy price not only as a response to his aggression in Ukraine but also as a deterr… Continue Reading


Hoeven Calls on Treasury to Help Auto Dealerships Handle Inflation, Supply Chain Shortages

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in urging the U.S. Department of the Treasury to use its existing authority to provide temporary and targeted relief to the automobile industry as dealerships struggle with inflation and inventory shortages amidst ongoing supply chain disruptions. In the letter, the senators outline the importance of a strong economic recovery for the auto industry, which plays a critical role in our nation's economic health, and alleviating the … Continue Reading


Hoeven Urges Administration to Increase LNG Exports, Support Energy Security of European Allies

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) in urging the Department of Energy (DOE) to increase liquified natural gas (LNG) exports to European allies. This letter comes in response to a February 2nd letter signed by 10 Democratic senators calling for the Biden administration to curb LNG exports. "We are concerned by recent attempts to restrict liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the United States to o… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to End Vaccine Mandates for International Truckers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently joined Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in introducing the Terminating Reckless and Unnecessary Checks Known to Erode Regular Shipping (TRUCKERS) Act. This legislation exempts non-U.S. citizen commercial truck drivers from proof of vaccination requirements when temporarily entering the United States from Canada or Mexico for business through a land port of entry. "At a time when we're already facing supply chain constraints, it makes no sense to make it eve… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Bicameral Effort Urging FDA to Immediately Restore Oversight of Chemical Abortion Pills

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently joined a bicameral effort led by Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Congressman Bob Latta (R-Ohio) urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to immediately restore more stringent oversight of chemical abortion pills, including the in-person dispensing requirement for the drug mifepristone that the FDA suspended in December. "FDA's action to indefinitely repeal basic, commonsense safeguards is reckless and exposes women to unnecessary risks.… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Colleagues Urge Support for Medicare Advantage Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven is urging the Biden administration to continue support for the Medicare Advantage program, which serves over 12,000 enrollees in North Dakota. Hoeven joined Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Tim Scott in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator pressing CMS to maintain stability within Medicare Advantage, including by advancing flexible in-plan benefit offerings and promoting care coordination. "As you consider a… Continue Reading


Hoeven Calls on State Department to Release Cable Warning of Afghanistan Collapse

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in urging the U.S. State Department to release a public, unclassified version of the July 13, 2021, internal dissent channel cable that reportedly warned of the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan and the Taliban's ability to quickly capture Kabul. Regrettably, the report was apparently met with inaction, evidenced by the Nati… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Colleagues Urge AG Garland to Reject Expansion of No-Fly List

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) in urging U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to reject Delta Airline's request for the creation of a comprehensive "no-fly" list for airline passengers who cause an on-board disruption. "While airlines are currently free to deny service to any individual over past transgressions on their flights, the federal government's role in denying access to the commercial aviation network has been limited to ensuring that… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Thune Legislation to Hold Administration Accountable for Taliban Takeover of U.S. Military Equipment

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) today in introducing legislation that requires the Director of National Intelligence to report to Congress any time it is determined that U.S. military equipment abandoned in Afghanistan, Iraq, or Syria is used in a terrorist attack against the United States or its allies. This bill would require notification of any known details related to the equipment used in the attack; the date on which, and the location from which, the equ… Continue Reading


Hoeven Urges AG Garland to Respect the Durham Investigation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to ensure that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will respect the prosecutorial independence of Special Counsel John Durham and his staff, while also making sure that he is provided all resources necessary to fully and thoroughly pursue the investigation for which he was appointed. The letter comes as Special Counsel John Durham continues to uncover alarming new information about the frau… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Risch, Colleagues in Introducing Russia Sanctions Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in introducing the Never Yielding Europe's Territory (NYET) Act in the Senate. This legislation provides critical support to Ukraine to defend itself and imposes immediate sanctions related to Russia's current threats against Ukraine, including sanctions that would block the operation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline while imposing real costs on the Kremlin in the event of … Continue Reading

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