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Hoeven Urges Biden Administration to Reverse Vaccine Mandate for Truckers Crossing Northern Border

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senators Steve Daines (Mont.), John Thune (S.D.), Kevin Cramer (N.D.), Mike Crapo (Idaho), Jim Risch (Idaho), Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.), Mike Braun (Ind.), Roger Wicker (Miss.), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Susan Collins (Maine), Roger Marshall (Kan.), Jerry Moran (Kan.) and Pat Toomey (Penn.) in sending a letter to President Biden urging the administration to reverse the vaccine mandate for truck drivers and essential travelers crossing the U.S.-Canada bor… Continue Reading


Hoeven Urges Halt of Brazilian Beef Imports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today joined Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) in urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately suspend fresh beef imports from Brazil. Today's letter comes as Brazil has failed to quickly disclose two cases of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy - a neurological disease of cattle - which could pose a significant threat to the health and safety of the U.S. c… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Voting Against Debt Ceiling Proposal

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after voting against a fast-track process for raising the debt ceiling. "Democrats are trying to pass a massive tax and spend bill on a purely partisan basis without any Republican votes using the reconciliation process. Democrats control the White House, Senate and House and can use reconciliation to raise the debt ceiling on their own just as they are trying to do with thei… Continue Reading


Hoeven Votes to Strike Down Biden Vaccine Mandate on Private Businesses

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today voted to strike down President Biden's vaccine mandate on private businesses. Hoeven joined Senator Mike Braun in filing a Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval, the official process for Congress to eliminate an executive branch rule, against the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for private businesses. At a press conference today, Hoeven outlined the impacts of the Biden vaccine mandate on private businesses, and urged his colleague… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Democrats’ Massive Tax-and-Spend Bill is the Wrong Approach, Will Drive Inflation Even Higher

WASHINGTON - At a press conference with his Senate Republican colleagues today, Senator John Hoeven continued his efforts to stop the Democrats' reckless tax-and-spend legislation. The senator highlighted how the bill's massive increase in spending would add to the debt and deficit, drive inflation even higher and hurt American consumers. "Simply put, the Democrats' massive tax-and-spend bill is the wrong approach," said Hoeven. "Last month, inflation came in at 6.2 percent on an annualized ba… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Prevent Settlement Payments to Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in introducing the Protect American Taxpayer Dollars from Illegal Immigration Act. President Biden's Department of Justice (DOJ) is considering giving out payments of $450,000 per person to illegal immigrants who broke U.S. immigration laws. This legislation prevents illegal immigrants from receiving payments for legal settlements,… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Democrats' Tax and Spend Bill Will Increase Inflation on American Families

WASHINGTON - At a press conference with his Senate Republican colleagues today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the negative impacts the Democrats' reckless tax-and-spend bill would have on low- and middle-class families and individuals. Hoeven is pushing back on the Democrats' efforts to raise the state and local tax (SALT) deduction cap, which would provide a tax cut to the top 13 percent of wealthy Americans. The senator continues fighting for American consumers and working to oppose the wastefu… Continue Reading


Hoeven Continues Efforts to Assist Livestock Producers Affected by Drought

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) in urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Zach Ducheneaux to address a gap in coverage under the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP). In September, after Hoeven advocated for the change, USDA announced it would provide ELAP assistance for the cost of transporting feed to livestock. Still, producers who are … Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Strategic Petroleum Reserve Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today joined Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), ranking member of the committee, in introducing the Strategic Production Response (SPR) Act. This legislation prioritizes American energy production by prohibiting the Secretary of Energy from tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for reasons other than a severe energy supply interruption until the Secretary of the Interior issues a plan to increase oil … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces FEMA Grant to University of Mary

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.6 million to the State of North Dakota to make upgrades to the University of Mary campus. This funding will be used to support the third phase of the slope stabilization project in the North Campus Area to replicate natural terrain and allow better groundwater drainage. This grant was made available through the Stafford Ac… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Happy Thanksgiving North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following video statement today to wish North Dakotans a happy Thanksgiving: "On behalf of Mikey, myself and our family, we want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. We are truly blessed with family, faith and friends. On this Thanksgiving, we give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy as Americans, and as always, we are grateful to live in the great state of North Dakota. God Bless." -###-… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Ensure Fargo National Cemetery, ND Veterans Cemetery Will Continue to Effectively Serve Veterans & Their Families

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held meetings with VA Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs (USMA) Matthew Quinn in North Dakota, where the senator continued his efforts to: Secure additional facilities at the Fargo National Cemetery (FNC) to ensure it better serves veterans and their families. Open eligibility for burial in state veterans cemeteries to all members of the Reserve and Guard components, as well as certain family members, without jeopardizing the cemeteries' access to fe… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Biden Announces Release From Strategic Petroleum Reserve

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, today issued the following statement after President Joe Biden announced a release of oil from the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Hoeven has repeatedly pushed back on the Biden administration and Democrats' energy policies, which are driving energy costs higher and leading to increased prices for every individual, family and business. "The policies of the Biden administration and the Democrats are making it … Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Senator Cramer for WOTUS Listening Session with EPA Assistant Administrator Fox, Presses for State-Led Approach That Protects Private Property Rights

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Agriculture Committees, today joined Senator Kevin Cramer and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water Assistant Administrator Radhika Fox for a stakeholder listening session in Bismarck on the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Today's listening session comes after the Biden administration released a proposed rule to reinstate the pre-2015 WOTUS definition and repeal the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), … Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Improve Transparency & Competition in Cattle Markets at I-BAND Annual Meeting

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the Independent Beef Association of North Dakota (I-BAND) annual meeting, where he outlined his efforts to advance fair cattle markets by increasing transparency and competition. This includes: Securing the following priorities in the Senate's fiscal year (FY) 2022 Agriculture Appropriations legislation: A provision establishing a pilot program at the Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) for a cattle contract library, which would help imp… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Break Ground on NDSU's Peltier Complex

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped break ground on North Dakota State University's (NDSU) Peltier Complex, a state-of-the-art agricultural academic facility. The facility will house NDSU's cereal, food and meat science laboratories, as well as the Northern Crops Institute (NCI), an international meeting and learning center that works to develop, promote and market crops grown in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. "Thanks to our hard-working farmers and ranchers, Ame… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Effort Urging FMC to Reevaluate New Container Shipping Fees at Ports

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) in urging the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to review the new fees being imposed on shipping container carriers at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports starting November 22. Both ports will begin charging ocean carriers daily dwell fees of $100 per container, increasing in $100 increments every day until the container leaves the terminal. For containers scheduled to move by truck, fees will be incurred by containers th… Continue Reading


Hoeven: DoD Awards Contract to UND, Applied Research Associates for Third Phase of Humvee Display Technology Project

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined University of North Dakota (UND) leaders, including President Andrew Armacost, in announcing a new $5 million contract between the university, Applied Research Associates (ARA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop augmented reality (AR) systems for Army vehicles. This contract supports the third phase of the project, which is developing a display for the windshield of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, also known as Humvees… Continue Reading


Hoeven Highlights UND's Role in Meeting Global Demand for Aviation Personnel, Outlines Need for Grand Forks Airport Expansion

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with local leaders at the Grand Forks International Airport to discuss efforts to secure upgrades and expansions for the airport's facilities, including its runway and air traffic control tower. The senator stressed how the airport serves not only the local community, but also the national aviation industry as it is the home for the University of North Dakota's (UND) John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, which makes the Grand Forks airpor… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Biden Administration Taking Steps to Redefine WOTUS

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed rule to reinstate the pre-2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) definition and repeal the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which was put in place by the Trump administration. "The EPA's proposal undermines the certainty we worked to provide with the NWPR and is part of President Biden's efforts to impose burdensome and costly mandates under a new WOTUS defi… Continue Reading

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