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Hoeven Honors Work of 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery at Send-Off Ceremony in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today commended the service of 225 members of the North Dakota National Guard's 1st Battalion of the 188th Air Defense Artillery at a send-off ceremony in Grand Forks. The senator honored the servicemembers, and their families, for their service as the soldiers prepare to return to the National Capitol Region (NCR) for a third time. While there, the unit will provide airspace security under Operation Noble Eagle for up to 14 months. "No matter where or w… Continue Reading


Hoeven Urges Biden to Support American Energy Independence

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven recently joined 12 of his Senate colleagues, led by Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), in urging President Biden to change course on his regulatory agenda, which is harming American energy independence and slowing the nation's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. "In your first 100 days in office, you have cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline, our country has experienced one of the worst gasoline shortages since the 1970s, and you waived the application of… Continue Reading


Hoeven Cosponsors Bipartisan Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced he is cosponsoring the Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act, bipartisan legislation that takes important steps to modernize the military justice system for serious crimes, including sexual assault, rape and murder. Additionally, the bill includes provisions to help prevent serious crimes and improve safety on military installations. "This bipartisan legislation will… Continue Reading


Hoeven: ADM's Soybean Crushing Plant A Four-For-One Project

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with the Jamestown/Stutsman County Development Corporation (JSDC) and the Spiritwood Energy Park Association (SEPA) to discuss opportunities surrounding ADM's new soybean crushing plant. Hoeven helped announce the facility last month, after working with JSDC and the company for more than two years to redevelop the site of the former barley malting facility. Moving forward, the senator is advancing efforts to tie the crushing plant to North Dakota'… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Support Opportunities for Growth in North Dakota's Defense & Tech Industries

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the employees of Collins Aerospace, a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, and congratulated them on 50 years in the Jamestown community. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has been working to support the state's defense industry, part of his broader efforts to continue expanding North Dakota's technology industry, the third wave in the state's economic growth. To this end, the senator helped secure new opportu… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Senator Cramer, Outlines ND Priorities to EPA Administrator

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) Administrator Michael Regan for a stakeholder listening session in Bismarck. During the meeting, Hoeven made the case for the EPA to support the state's priorities, including: Cracking the code on carbon capture and sequestration (CCUS) technology to produce more energy with improved environmental stewardship. Ensuring re… Continue Reading


Hoeven: FERC Approves North Bakken Expansion Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved WBI Energy's proposed North Bakken Expansion Pipeline. Hoeven has been working to secure approval for the $260 million natural gas expansion project, which will help to reduce flaring in the Bakken and provide an additional 250 million cubic feet per day of natural gas takeaway capacity for operators in the region. … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement in Observance of Memorial Day, Senator to Attend Ceremony at ND Veterans' Cemetery

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day. Hoeven recently made remarks on the Senate floor to pay tribute to the many military members, veterans and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. Today, Senator Hoeven will speak at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan for the Memorial Day Ceremony. "Military Appreciation Month culminates in Memorial Day, the date set aside to honor the men and women who have gi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors 100th Birthday of Kiwanis Club of Minot, Veterans Lynn Aas & John Sinn

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week spoke on the Senate floor and submitted a statement for the congressional record in honor of the Kiwanis Club of Minot celebrating 100 years of serving the Minot community as well as the 100-year birthdays of two Kiwanis members, Mr. Lynn Aas and Mr. John Sinn of Minot. Hoeven, a former member of the club, noted the contributions of the Kiwanis Club in making the Minot community a better place to live and extended his gratitude to the club's hard-workin… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on President's FY2022 Budget Request

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement on the president's $6 trillion budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. "This $6 trillion budget proposal from the Biden administration is more unrestrained spending and big government, saddling future generations with unprecedented levels of debt. Further, the administration has proposed $3.6 trillion in tax increases that would burden our economy, put us at a competitive disadvantage and further hurt our recovery from COVID-19. … Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Honoring the Greatest Generation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) in introducing a Senate resolution recognizing the Greatest Generation and honoring the men and women who made countless personal sacrifices during World War II. "America's Greatest Generation sacrificed so much to defend our values and our way of life," said Hoeven. "We are forever indebted to these men and women for heeding the call to serve our nation both at home and abroad. Their legacy of service, sacrific… Continue Reading


Hoeven Presses Administration to Explain Impact of Proposed Tax Increases on Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, recently joined Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.) in pressing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to clarify the Biden administration's proposed tax increases and its direct impact on farm estates. In a letter to the USDA secretary, the senators request that USDA make public a detaile… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines ND Defense Priorities to Air Force Secretary

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, spoke with Acting Air Force Secretary John Roth to advocate for North Dakota defense priorities. The senator outlined the importance of fully funding nuclear modernization efforts, the Global Hawk fleet and MQ-9 procurement in the administration's Fiscal Year 2022 budget request. "North Dakota plays a tremendous role in our nation's defense," said Hoeven. "We've worked hard to update and modernize our nat… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Ruling Allowing DAPL to Continue Operating

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement regarding U.S. District Judge James Boasberg's ruling on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). "This ruling is welcome news for North Dakota, the Three Affiliated Tribes and our country's economic and national security," said Hoeven. "The Dakota Access Pipeline was built with the latest technology and safeguards and has safely operated for the last four years. We need infrastructure like this to support a growing economy and for … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $6 Million SDA Award to General Atomics for Satellite to MQ-9 Reaper Laser Communications

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced a $6 million award from the Space Development Agency (SDA) to General Atomics to demonstrate satellite to MQ-9 Reaper laser communications. Currently, satellite communications rely on radio frequencies, which require significant amounts of power and are vulnerable to interception and jamming. By utilizing laser communications, this project will enable transmissions between the satellites and unmanned aircraft to use less power and be more s… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Advance Flood Protection for Minot Region, Secure Funding for Future Phases

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week continued his efforts to advance flood protection for the Souris River Valley and secure funding for future phases of the project to ensure comprehensive flood protection for the entire region. Specifically, during hearings of the Senate Appropriations Committees for Military Construction, as well as Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Hoeven stressed the impacts of flooding on the missions of the Minot Air Force Base, and his continued work … Continue Reading


Hoeven Cosponsors Legislation & Resolution in Support of Israel

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week reaffirmed support for Israel as it defends itself against attacks out of Gaza. To this end, Hoeven is advancing the following efforts: Cosponsoring the Israel Sovereignty Reassurance Act of 2021 introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week. As President Trump formally recognized the Golan Heights as a part of Israel in 2019, this legislation would prohibit the State Department from taking action to rescind U.S. recognition, ensuring the U.S. c… Continue Reading


Hoeven Continues Efforts to Improve Pricing and Transparency for Cattle Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today joined Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) in urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to continue the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into the nation's four biggest meatpackers. The DOJ began its inquiry into meatpacking companies last year, after Hoeven and his colleagues made the case to DOJ… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Economic Relief Funding to Williston Basin International Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $1,216,264 to Williston Basin International Airport. Today's funding was made available under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, passed by Congress in December to provide economic relief funds to airports to help counter costs associated with combating COVID-19. "This funding will prov… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces HHS Funding to ND Department of Health, Minot Public Schools

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office of Head Start, has awarded $3,950,054 to the Minot Public School District for Head Start and Early Head Start services. Also announced by HHS today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $1,820,064 to the North Dakota Department of Health to support efforts for prevention and treatment of diab… Continue Reading

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