News Releases

05.10.22

Hoeven Urges FWS to Protect Sportsmen Access to Public Lands, Not Ban Lead Ammo & Tackle

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) in urging Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Martha Williams not to restrict the use of lead ammo and tackle on U.S. public lands. "Policies or actions that reduce or limit sportsmen activities necessarily implicate wildlife conservation programs by affecting state agencies' revenue," wrote the senators. "Such policies or actions also handcuff wildlife managers by removing a critical conservation tool… Continue Reading


05.06.22

Hoeven Outlines Major Milestones in Permanently Protecting Souris River Valley from Flooding

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today outlined major milestones in permanently protecting the Minot region against the threat of flooding, as he joined federal, state and local leaders in dedicating Phase MI-1 of the project, which includes the Broadway Pump Station and the 4th Avenue floodwalls. The senator stressed the importance of the recent progress made on the Maple Diversion, the project's fourth phase, as it serves as the capstone for the other phases of Milestone 1 and ultimately prov… Continue Reading


05.06.22

Hoeven Presses DHS Secretary Mayorkas to Enforce the Law, Outlines Tools Available to Secure the Nation's Southern Border

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven pressed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to enforce America's immigration laws and secure the southern border. The hearing follows Hoeven's recent visit to Del Rio and Eagle Pass, Texas to support Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials and North Dakota Guard members and draw attention to their work at the U.S.-Mexico border. Specifically, the … Continue Reading


05.05.22

Hoeven: Senate Approves Resolution Designating National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native American Women and Girls

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate approved a resolution designating today as a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered American Women and Girls. Hoeven is a cosponsor of the bipartisan Senate resolution. "The Senate unanimously approved this bipartisan resolution today to help raise greater awareness about the tragedy of missing and murdered Native American women and girls. We are working not only to raise awareness, but to provide… Continue Reading


05.05.22

Hoeven Presses Ag Secretary Vilsack to Ensure LIP Reflects Market Rates, Send Out Disaster Assistance ASAP

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week pressed U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to: Ensure the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) national payment rates reflect actual market rates and covers losses due to eligible diseases. This follows a roundtable discussion that Hoeven held with North Dakota livestock producers last week, where he gathered feedback on the available federal assistance, including under LIP and the Emergency Livestock Relief Program (ELRP). … Continue Reading


05.05.22

Hoeven Advances Nuclear Modernization & Sky Range Program with Defense Secretary & Joint Chiefs Chairman

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven advanced the following North Dakota defense priorities critical to the security of the U.S. and its allies with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, having: Affirmed Austin and Milley's support for U.S. nuclear modernization efforts important to Minot Air Force Base and secured their commitment to continue working with him to keep… Continue Reading


05.03.22

Hoeven Statement After Voting to Nullify Head Start Vaccine, Mask Mandates

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after voting for a resolution to nullify a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule that requires all Head Start staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated and wear a mask. Hoeven helped introduce the resolution with Senator John Thune to stop the HHS mandate which also requires all children two years of age and older to wear a mask, including when they are playing outside. The Senate considered the resolution … Continue Reading


05.03.22

Hoeven Statement on Leaked SCOTUS Draft Opinion

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's leaked draft opinion in Dobbs V. Jackson Women's Health Organization: "This leak is a serious breach of the Supreme Court's security and independence, and it should be fully investigated. I remain committed to protecting the unborn and if the draft opinion reflects the final decision, it would have my support. It is consistent with my work in the Senate to advance pro-life legislation, support programs … Continue Reading


05.02.22

Hoeven: North Dakota's Leadership in CCUS Central to Future of Coal Creek, Nation's Energy Security

UNDERWOOD, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today marked the final sale of Coal Creek Station to Rainbow Energy. Hoeven worked with Great River Energy, Rainbow Energy, North American Coal and the state's leadership to identify and secure this solution to keep the plant and adjacent Falkirk Mine in operation. In particular, the senator's efforts to crack the code on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) are a central part of suppo… Continue Reading


05.02.22

Hoeven Helps Introduce Resolution to Repeal Biden Administration's Policy to Upend Asylum Process

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently joined Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) in introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Joint Resolution of Disapproval to dissolve a proposed Biden administration rule that would upend the process by which the U.S. government grants asylum claims. Under current law, asylum claims must be adjudicated by an immigration court judge, and asylum seekers must be detained throughout the adjudication process. The rule being proposed by the Biden administration woul… Continue Reading


04.29.22

Hoeven: ELRP & LIP Will Provide Needed Lifeline to Ranchers Impacted by Recent Severe Storms

MAX, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today reviewed the impacts of recent severe weather on North Dakota's livestock producers, communities and rural utilities. The senator visited a family-owned ranch near Max to learn firsthand about the damages and met with ranchers, local leaders and a representative from McLean Electric Cooperative to discuss available assistance. This includes the following programs that Hoeven worked to secure and strengthen, which are both helping address the impacts of las… Continue Reading


04.29.22

Hoeven Urging Army Corps to Address Boat Ramp Maintenance at Lake Sakakawea, Lake Oahe ASAP

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, this week met with Col. Mark Himes, Commander of the Army Corps' Omaha District, to advance repair efforts for boat ramps and recreation areas around Lake Sakakawea and Lake Oahe, which are currently impacted by drought conditions that make lake access difficult. The senator is urging the Army Corps to ensure maintenance of the lakes' facilities is completed as soon as possible to impr… Continue Reading


04.28.22

Hoeven, Heinrich Introduce Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) this week introduced bipartisan legislation to support both the research and management of chronic wasting disease (CWD). The bill would authorize $70 million per year, split evenly between these dual purposes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would administer the funds through cooperative agreements with state and tribal wildlife agencies and agriculture departments. The legislation also includes an authorization… Continue Reading


04.28.22

Hoeven Opposes Biden DOJ Rule Expanding Firearm Definitions and Creating National Gun Registry

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week in introducing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Joint Resolution of Disapproval to prohibit the Department of Justice (DOJ) from implementing a new rule to expand firearm definitions. This action comes as the Biden administration has plans to institute a final rule redefining a "firearm" under federal law to not only mean a complete product, but also its individual parts, often included in a weapons parts kit. The new B… Continue Reading


04.27.22

Hoeven Statement After Voting for Resolution to Stop Biden Administration Rule Providing Federal Funds to Abortion Providers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following the statement after the Senate voted on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution 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 such as Planned Parenthood that provide abortion referrals to pregnant mothers. Hoeven cosponsored the CRA to keep in place the Trump administration's 2019 rule, which had no effect on Title… Continue Reading


04.27.22

Hoeven Continues Working to Keep Title 42 in Place, Secure Border

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today joined a press conference to outline the growing challenges facing Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials and North Dakota National Guard members that are currently deployed to the southern border. Last week, Hoeven visited Del Rio and Eagle Pass, Texas to support CBP officials and North Dakota Guard members and draw attention to their work at the U.S.-Mexico border. The senator also… Continue Reading


04.27.22

Hoeven Working to Advance Cattle Contract Library Implementation, Improve Price Transparency & Market Competition

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven urged Bruce Summers, Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), to implement the cattle contract library pilot program as soon as possible, part of the senator's broader efforts to improve price transparency and competition in cattle markets. As the lead Republican on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to establish the pilot program and helped secure $1 million… Continue Reading


04.22.22

Hoeven Marks Completion of New MAFB Firing Range, Secured $27 Million for Safe Indoor Training Space

MINOT, N.D. - At a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Senator John Hoeven helped mark the completion of a new indoor firing range at the Minot Air Force Base. As a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured $27 million for the range to provide a safe, indoor training space for servicemembers, who previously had to conduct combat arms training in an outdoor range, including in harsh weather conditions. Further, the previous range did not m… Continue Reading


04.22.22

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Grow U.S. Domestic Energy Production, Push Back on Biden's Harmful Agenda

MINOT, N.D. - At a meeting with the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce's Energy Committee today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts to support the growth of U.S. domestic energy production and push back on the Biden administration's harmful environmental agenda. The senator stressed the importance of ensuring the U.S. is energy secure to support a stronger economy, reduce inflation for consumers and businesses and enhance national security, including by reducing the reliance of America and its… Continue Reading


04.21.22

Hoeven Announces FAA UAS Research Grants to the University of North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded two grants to the University of North Dakota (UND) to continue their first-in-the-nation unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and development. The FAA has award $325,042 to research and evaluate UAS electromagnetic compatibility while an additional $80,000 grant will be used to support Beyond Visual Line of Sight (… Continue Reading

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