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Hoeven Pushing Back on Democrats' Tax & Spend Legislation

WASHINGTON - As part of his ongoing efforts to push back on the Democrats' $740 billion tax and spending bill, Senator John Hoeven today introduced an amendment to combat inflation and prevent the bill from going into effect. Specifically, the senator's amendment would send the bill to committee and prevent it from being implemented until the inflation levels for groceries, gasoline, diesel, home heating oil, and housing all go below January 2021 levels. "American consumers and businesses are f… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Biden Administration's Failed Economics Policies, Calls on Colleagues to Reject Democrats' Tax & Spend Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week delivered remarks on the Senate floor outlining the Biden administration's failed economic policies and called on his colleagues to block the Democrats' $740 billion tax and spending bill. The senator stressed the impact of record-high inflation and an impending recession on American families, and he pushed back on Democrats' plans to increase taxes and impose further burdensome regulations that would not only kill jobs, but also undermine U.S. energy p… Continue Reading


Hoeven Votes for Regulatory Relief

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today voted for a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution he helped introduce to nullify the Biden administration's revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). By voting for the CRA to reverse the Biden administration's regulatory onslaught, the senator is working to advance permitting certainty to empower the nation to produce more energy here at home, alleviate supply chain constraints and bring down inflation. In a press conference earlier thi… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Sweden & Finland are Strong Additions to NATO

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today after the U.S. Senate voted to approve the accession of Finland and Sweden to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Hoeven previously joined his colleagues in offering full support for the nations joining NATO and sent a letter to President Biden urging he expedite the executive branch's part of the approval process. The Resolution of Ratification passed the Senate with more than a two-thirds vote in favor of the trea… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Pass Legislation to Provide Health Care Benefits for Veterans Suffering from Toxic Exposure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate passed legislation to provide Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care to more than 3.5 million veterans from all eras suffering from conditions related to toxic exposure. "This legislation fulfills our promise to veterans who fought for and defended our nation, often at great personal cost to themselves," sai… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Need for Regulatory Relief to Bring Down Inflation

WASHINGTON - At a press conference today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the need for regulatory relief to help the nation produce more energy here at home, alleviate supply chain constraints and bring down inflation. To this end, the senator is pushing back on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulation revisions announced by the Biden administration earlier this year. During the Trump administration, Hoeven supported efforts to modernize and streamline regulations under NEPA, helpin… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement Following Death of al Qaeda Terrorist

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement following the announcement of the United States killing al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. "The death of Ayman al-Zawahiri is an important victory in our war against terrorism," said Hoeven. "We remember the horrendous attacks on September 11, 2001, and are grateful for our servicemembers and their dedication and commitment to bringing the perpetrators to justice and making the world a safer place. This strike also reminds us that … Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Secure Funding to Support New Flights Between Williston Basin International Airport and Phoenix

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $500,000 grant to the City of Williston to support flight availability at the Williston Basin International Airport. This funding was made available through the Small Community Air Services Development Program (SCASDP) funded through the annual appropriations legislation and will help secure… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Advance Critical Water Supply Projects in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today met with Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Commissioner Camille Touton in North Dakota to advance regional water projects in the state. Through his role on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Hoeven invited Touton to visit the state and has been working with her to continue moving North Dakota's priorities forward, including the following projects: Northwest Area Water Supply (NAWS). Hoeven has worked since his time as governor to advance NAW… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today helped pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022, which includes the following North Dakota priorities that he worked to advance: Permanently extends a provision Hoeven originally secured in the 2014 WRDA bill that prohibits the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from charging storage fees for water drawn from the Missouri River. Hoeven had initially introduced his … Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Commitment from VA to Add Heat & Electricity to Fargo National Cemetery Restroom

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today secured a commitment from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs (USMA) Matthew Quinn to: Add heat and electricity to the planned restroom at the Fargo National Cemetery (FNC). The addition comes as part of the $250,000 cemetery enhancement project that is currently under development, which also includes wind walls and storage space, and is expected to be completed later this year. Work to add running water… Continue Reading


Hoeven: "CHIPS Plus Act" Should Have Been Paid For

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after voting in opposition to the "CHIPS Plus Act." The legislation is not paid for, increases federal spending by more than $54 billion over ten years and results in an increase of the national debt of more than $79 billion. "At a time when we are facing ever increasing inflation, we need to reign in out-of-control spending and tackle our debt and deficit. I believe we need to do more to manufacture microchips domestically but th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Improvements for Row-Crop Disaster Aid

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has secured improvements to the Emergency Relief Program (ERP), the row crop disaster aid that Hoeven funded and has been working to get out to producers. Specifically, the senator has been working to resolve an issue where some producers with 2020 prevent plant claims had those losses inadvertently excluded from their pre-filled ERP application. As a result of Hoeven's efforts, FSA will be issuing corrected applications to affected produc… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Prevent Costly Federal Regulations on Energy Development, Help Ensure Fact-Based Rulemaking

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) in introducing the Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act of 2022. This legislation prohibits the federal government from using the flawed social cost of carbon, social cost of methane, social cost of nitrous oxide or the social cost of any other emission metrics in justification of regulations. "American energy production is being stifled due to the Biden administration using biased estimates to justify … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate ENR Committee Advances BLM Mineral Spacing Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today secured approval of his Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mineral Spacing Act by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Hoeven's legislation, cosponsored by Senators Kevin Cramer and Steve Daines, would streamline and improve the permitting process for energy development, remove duplicative regulations and better respect the rights of private mineral holders. "Our legislation is about alleviating the regulatory burden for energy developers and em… Continue Reading


Hoeven: USDA Increases LIP Payment Rates for Calves Under 400 Pounds

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the Farm Service Agency (FSA) has: Updated its payment rates under the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) for calves weighing less than 250 pounds, which will now be valued the same as non-adult cattle weighing between 250 and 399 pounds. Increased payment rates for calves under 400 pounds to more accurately reflect … Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Growing Crisis at Southern Border, Calls on President Biden to Change His Open Border Policies

WASHINGTON - At a press conference today, Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, outlined his recent efforts to call attention to the illegal immigration crisis at the Southwest border. In a trip to McAllen, Texas last week, Hoeven and his colleagues met with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) leadership and took an aerial tour of the border. The senators also held a roundtable with local private land owners and discussed the impact of the B… Continue Reading


Hoeven Continues Pressing CBP to Resume Normal Operating Hours at Northern Ports of Entry

WASHINGTON - In a call with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials this week, Senator John Hoeven: Again pressed Pete Flores, Executive Assistant Commissioner of CBP's Office of Field Operations, to resume normal operating hours at the northern border's ports of entry (POE). Hoeven outlined the ongoing impacts of limited POE hours on local residents and businesses, agriculture producers and commercial haulers, and called on Flores to restore pre-pandemic hours of operation. … Continue Reading


Hoeven, Colleagues Urge USTR Agricultural Negotiator Nominee to Support U.S. Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, the Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, urged Doug McKalip, the nominee to be the United States Trade Representative's (USTR) chief agricultural negotiator, to seek trade agreements that support U.S. producers. In a letter led by Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member John Boozman (R-Ark.), Hoeven and his colleagues stressed the importance o… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Red Trail CCS Project First in the U.S. to Operate Under State-Led Carbon Storage Regulations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Red Trail Energy announced that the carbon capture and storage project at its ethanol facility near Richardton, North Dakota is now officially operating. The project is the first of its kind in the U.S. to operate under state-led regulatory authority for carbon storage, an effort which Hoeven began nearly 15 years ago. Specifically, Hoeven worked: As governor, to create a regulatory framework for carbon storage when:… Continue Reading

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