News Releases

04.30.21

Hoeven Outlines Impact of Administration's Oil & Gas Moratorium to BLM Deputy Director

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven outlined to Nada Culver, Deputy Director of Policy and Programs at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the impact of the Biden administration's oil and gas leasing moratorium on the country's economic and national security, as well as revenues for federal, state, local and tribal governments. "Locking away taxpayer-owned energy reserves costs our nation good-paying jobs and limits the… Continue Reading


04.30.21

Hoeven Leads Bipartisan Group of 25 Senators in Pressing FERC to Act on Pending Natural Gas Pipeline Projects

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today led a bipartisan group of 25 senators in pressing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to act on vital energy infrastructure projects by reviewing, without further delay, the 14 natural gas pipeline infrastructure projects that are currently pending before FERC. In the letter to the FERC chairman and commissioners, the senators also outlined the importance of reviewing the projects u… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Hoeven: Senate Passes Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today voted to approve the bipartisan Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act, legislation he cosponsored that reauthorizes funding for important water and wastewater programs, including revolving loan programs and the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Hoeven has advocated for WIFIA to provide low-cost financing for water infrastructure projects… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Hoeven Introduces Grand Farm Director at Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today introduced Brian Carroll, Director of the Grand Farm Research and Education Initiative, at a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee on opportunities to diversify farm income and strengthen rural economies. The senator invited Carroll to discuss Grand Farm's efforts to develop and implement the next generation of precision agriculture technologies. His full testimony can be found here. This aligns with, and bolsters, Hoeven's continued e… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Hoeven Announces $1.5 Million Grant to UND EERC to Advance Lignite Coal Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced that the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has awarded $1.5 million to the University of North Dakota's (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). Today's funding will support continued efforts to develop and test methods for extracting rare earth elements and critical minerals, as well as producing nonfuel carbon-based products, from lignite coal, exp… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Hoeven, Cramer Help Introduce Legislation to Eliminate Wind Tax Credit

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer this week helped introduce legislation, led by Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) and joined by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), to completely phase out the federal production tax credit (PTC) for renewable energy sources, like wind. The bill specifies that any new projects would need to begin construction by the end of this year in order to qualify for the credit, as is the case under current law. The senators introduced similar legislatio… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Hoeven Presses Corps to Support Continued Operation of DAPL

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week pressed Brigadier General Peter Helmlinger, Commander of the Northwestern Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to help ensure the continued operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The senator stressed the impact a shutdown would have on the State of North Dakota and the Three Affiliated Tribes, which rely on DAPL for the safe and efficient transportation of Bakken crude to market. Today's conversation builds on Hoeven's recent effort… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Hoeven, Wyden Introduce Move America Act to Provide Innovative Financing Sources for Local Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) this week reintroduced the Move America Act, bipartisan legislation that will bring billions of dollars of investment to state and local governments to help grow and repair America's aging infrastructure. Move America expands tax-exempt Private Activity Bonds and creates a new infrastructure tax credit, helping fund infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships. This would lower overa… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Hoeven Statement on President's Address to Congress

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after President Biden addressed a joint session of Congress: "President Biden tonight outlined more spending and higher taxes. With the nearly $2 trillion proposal he laid out today, the Biden administration has now proposed $6 trillion in spending and over $3 trillion in tax increases in just his first 100 days in office. "Instead of expanding government, increasing taxes and adding to our debt and deficit, we should focus on gro… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Hoeven Statement on Reinstating Duplicative, Costly Methane Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate approved a Democrat-led effort to reinstate Obama-era methane rules for oil and gas wells. Last August, the EPA under the Trump administration issued updates to the methane rules for oil and gas wells that removed duplicative regulations while maintaining appropriate environmental and health protections. Today's vote removes the most recent rule, reimpo… Continue Reading


04.28.21

Hoeven Announces Two Ag Research Grants to NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded two grants to North Dakota State University (NDSU). NDSU will receive $500,000 to support the research and study of oats and challenges causing quality and yield loss as well as $180,000 to explore the enhancement of protein content in red spring wheat to ultimately impro… Continue Reading


04.26.21

Hoeven: North Dakota's Growth a Result of Good Economic Opportunities, A High Quality of Life

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Census Bureau released the results of the 2020 Census, showing a record high population for North Dakota of 779,094 residents, having grown by nearly 16 percent since 2010. "For more than two decades, we've worked in North Dakota to build a vibrant and growing economy. We created a legal, tax and regulatory environment that encouraged investment and innovation. At the same time, we have unleashed the potential … Continue Reading


04.26.21

Hoeven Announces Conservation Funding to Little Missouri Grazing Association

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has awarded $648,131 to the Little Missouri Grazing Association. Today's grant, through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), will be used to restore and enhance rangelands in the Prairie Grasslands. Hoeven previously made the case to NRCS to support these efforts to help… Continue Reading


04.26.21

Hoeven Secures Commitment From Deputy Agriculture Secretary Nominee to Visit North Dakota, See Grand Farm Firsthand

WASHINGTON - At a recent hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Senator John Hoeven secured a commitment from Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, the nominee to be Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to visit North Dakota and learn firsthand about Grand Farm, a project led by Emerging Prairie to develop and demonstrate the next generation of precision agriculture technology. Hoeven stressed the importance of initiatives like this in helping farmers reduce costs and improve yield… Continue Reading


04.23.21

Hoeven, Colleagues Urge Defense Secretary to Take Final Steps in Restoring Full Education Benefits for Guard & Reserve Members

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week led 13 of his Senate colleagues in urging Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to take the final steps to enable members of the Guard and Reserve to concurrently use Federal Tuition Assistance and GI Bill benefits to fund their education, similar to active duty servicemembers. This process wasinitiated in August, following Hoeven's efforts with the Trump administration to ensure Guard and Reserve servicemembers receive the full education benefits to which … Continue Reading


04.22.21

Hoeven Statement on Senate GOP Infrastructure Framework

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on Senate Republican's framework for improving the nation's infrastructure. The framework supports producing a committee-driven, bipartisan infrastructure bill that would flow through regular order. Hoeven was at the White House on Monday to discuss infrastructure and outlined the importance of a targeted package on infrastructure that does not raise taxes. "We've be… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Hoeven Cosponsors Resolution Condemning Crimes Targeting Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders, Votes to Expedite Review & Improve Reporting of Hate Crimes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today voted to support the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act in the Senate. This legislation calls for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to expedite the review of hate crimes committed during the COVID-19 pandemic and encourage more accurate reporting of hate crimes. Last week, Hoeven joined Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and others in introducing a Senate resolution condemning the increase in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). The resoluti… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Hoeven Statement on President Biden's Virtual Climate Summit

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement on the commitments made by President Biden during a virtual summit with world leaders today. "There are real, bipartisan priorities that we are pursuing to create good-paying jobs and ensure our nation remains energy independent while improving environmental stewardship. However, we won't get there through unworkable mandates, tax increases and burdensome federal regul… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Hoeven: USDA Awards Funding to Three North Dakota Communities to Support Water Infrastructure Improvements

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded the following funds to three communities in North Dakota under the Water and Environmental Program: City of New Salem - $1,426,000 loan and $1,110,000 grant to replace the water main and sewer pipes for the city. City of Hillsboro - $585,000 loan and $466,626 grant to fund a new pipeline for the city… Continue Reading


04.21.21

Hoeven Announces More Than $3.2 Million in Head Start Funding to Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office of Head Start, has awarded $3,256,259 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in Belcourt. This funding was awarded under the Head Start Indian Grants Program and will be used to provide Head Start services to eligible children as they prepare for school. "Head Start … Continue Reading

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