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Hoeven Statement on Passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement on the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein: “Senator Feinstein spent her life in public service, including representing the people of California in the United States Senate for more than thirty years. She was a dedicated legislator and a gracious colleague. While we were most often on the opposite sides of issues, I appreciated her support for programs that help us build water infrastructure in North Dakota. Mikey and I extend our … Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Senate ENR Committee Approval of North Dakota Trust Lands Completion Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has secured approval by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee of the North Dakota Trust Lands Completion Act, bicameral legislation he introduced with Senator Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong at the State of North Dakota’s request to enable greater development of state-owned lands and minerals. Specifically, the bill would authorize the State of North Dakota to relinquish state-owned lands and minerals contain… Continue Reading


Hoeven: NPS Issues Draft Environmental Assessment for Managing Wild Horses at TRNP

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the National Park Service (NPS) issued a draft environmental assessment (EA) on options for managing the wild horse herd at Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP). Hoeven has been urging NPS leadership to maintain the herd, having repeatedly raised this priority with officials including: NPS Director Charles Sams. This includes a February meeting Hoeven convened with Sams and state leaders to outline concerns with… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Cramer, Armstrong Announce Almost $12 Million for Improved Rail for New Soybean Crushing Plant, Regional Ag Products

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced an almost $12 million federal grant to develop and construct safe and efficient freight rail service to help with expected growth from the new soybean crushing facility in Casselton. The federal funding will enable Red River Valley and Western Railroad Company (RRVW) to develop, design, and construct track improvements to help accommodate the expected growth in carloads of agriculture products… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Klobuchar Introduce PACE Act to Improve Access to Credit For Farmers And Ranchers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today introduced the Producer and Agricultural Credit Enhancement (PACE) Act, legislation to improve farmers and ranchers’ access to credit by modernizing loan limitations for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan programs. The senators are working to pass the legislation as part of the next farm bill. “Production costs for our farmers and ranchers continue to rise due to record inflation and increasing costs for f… Continue Reading


Hoeven to Biden Administration: Enforce the Law & Secure the Border – It’s a Matter of National Security

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week again joined his Senate Republican colleagues in calling on the Biden administration to enforce the law and secure the nation’s borders. This comes as part of Hoeven’s continued efforts to support U.S. Border Patrol and draw attention to the illegal immigration and humanitarian crisis taking place at the U.S.-Mexico border. To this end, Hoeven has met with North Dakota National Guard members in Del Rio and Eagle Pass, Texas in recent years to highlight… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Braun in Introducing Bill to Stop Biden from Imposing Gun Control through Public Health Emergency

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Mike Braun in introducing the Protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Act, legislation to prevent the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services from declaring a public health emergency to impose gun control. Earlier this month, the Governor of New Mexico instituted a public health emergency for the purposes of suspending the Second Amendment-protected carrying of firearms. “The unconstitutional actions by the governor … Continue Reading


Hoeven, Colleagues Push Back on Unworkable EPA Mandates on Manufacturers, Energy Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined his colleagues, led by Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), in pushing back on proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that would impose unworkable mandates and greater costs on manufacturers and energy producers, contributing to higher prices for American consumers. Specifically, the senators called on the EPA to rescind proposed changes to the particulate matter (PM2… Continue Reading


Hoeven Votes to Confirm General Charles Brown as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after voting to confirm Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Prior to Brown’s confirmation, Hoeven worked with the general in his role as Air Force Chief of Staff to strengthen North Dakota’s missions, including: Advancing the modernization of the dual nuclear missions in Minot. Hoeven is working to keep the nuclear modernization pro… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors Students, Educators in Taylor, Rugby & Jamestown for Designation as 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement congratulating Taylor-Richardton Elementary School, Rugby High School and William S. Gussner Elementary School in Jamestown on being designated by the U.S. Department of Education as 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Since 1982, the Blue Ribbon School award has honored public and private schools across the country that display overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps. “Through the hard work of stud… Continue Reading


Hoeven Thanks 191st Military Police Company, Families for Service After 10-Month Deployment in Support of USCENTCOM Mission

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped welcome home more than 150 members of the North Dakota National Guard’s (NDNG) 191st Military Police Company, following a 10-month deployment to the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility. While deployed, the unit supported Operation Spartan Shield, helping establish customs practices and policies to prevent the flow of illegal drugs and contraband, among other priorities. Operation Spartan Shield serves to strengthen U.S. defense p… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors Members of 1-188TH ADA Regiment at Send-Off Ceremony

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today honored the members of the 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Regiment as they prepare for a nearly 10-month deployment within the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility, providing integrated air defense coverage and early warning support. This will be the 13th deployment for the regiment since 2004, following missions in Washington, D.C., Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. With this new mission, the 1-188th ADA Regiment sta… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Demolition of Lashkowitz Tower Ushers in New Affordable Housing for Fargo Area

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today kicked off the demolition of the Lashkowitz High Rise, following his efforts to advance nearly $24 million in federal funding for the affordable housing redevelopment project. The senator remarked that the high rise had served the community well, but that this historic day will usher in new, better affordable housing for the region’s low-income residents. The facility will be replaced by the Lashkowitz Riverfront, a 110-unit affordable apartment developme… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Importance of Modernizing Nuclear Triad at Task Force 21 Symposium on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON - At the Task Force 21 Nuclear Triad Symposium on Capitol Hill, Senator John Hoeven today made the case for continuing to modernize our nation’s nuclear triad. Hoeven outlined the importance of a strong nuclear deterrent as the most effective strategy to preserve peace and stability.  “Our nuclear weapons provide the foundation on which all of our other capabilities are built. We need strong conventional forces, but without a strong deterrent, our nuclear adversaries would simply esc… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Secure the Border Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Ted Cruz in introducing the Secure the Border Act of 2023. The legislation will resume construction on the border wall, tighten asylum standards, criminalize visa overstays, increase the number of Border Patrol Agents, prohibit DHS from using its CBP One app to send migrants into the country more quickly, and more. The bill is the Senate companion to H.R.2, which was approved by the House of Representatives earlier this year.            … Continue Reading


Hoeven: FEMA Advances $73 Million For Flood Control in Bismarck Region, Wastewater Projects in Lincoln and Fessenden

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after advancing more than $73 million in federal funding to support flood protections in the Bismarck area as well as wastewater projects in Lincoln and Fessenden. Under the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advanced the following projects: South Bismarck Flood Control Project - $50 million in federal funding to improve flood protections in South Bismarck. The completed … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on the Anniversary of September 11 Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement marking the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “Today, we look back and remember the horrific terrorist attacks against our nation, not only to mourn the lives lost, but to honor the victims’ memory and express our deep gratitude to the first responders for their courage in the midst of this terrible tragedy. We will never forget the sacrifices… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on The Dakota Access Pipeline Draft EIS

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). “The Dakota Access Pipeline is vital energy infrastructure for our nation that has been safely operating for six years,” said Hoeven. “This pipeline transports nearly half of the light, sweet crude oil produced by our state and the Three Affiliated Tribes to consumers throughout the Midwest. With America… Continue Reading


Hoeven, FSA Administrator Meet with Local Producers, Gather Feedback on Farm Bill Priorities

MANDAN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today held a roundtable with Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Zach Ducheneaux, North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and local agriculture producers to discuss priorities for the next farm bill. Hoeven invited Ducheneaux to the state to ensure North Dakota’s farmers and ranchers have the opportunity to give direct inpu… Continue Reading


Hoeven: U.S. Needs More Supply to Combat High Gas Prices

WASHINGTON - On the floor of the U.S. Senate this week, Senator John Hoeven outlined the impact of high gas prices on U.S. consumers and called on the Biden administration to increase domestic energy production, rather than relying on adversaries with little regard for environmental stewardship. “As Americans hit the road over the recent holiday weekend, many noticed something that has become all too familiar under the Biden administration, and that’s continued high prices at the gas pump,” sai… Continue Reading

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