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Hoeven, Minot Officials Hold Signing Ceremony to Finalize $9.8 Million DoD Award for Regional Flood Protection

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Minot city officials at a signing ceremony to finalize and formally accept the $9.8 million Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP) award for the region's flood protection project. The funding will support the fifth phase of the region's flood protection project, the 4th Avenue tieback levee system in northeastern Minot, and enable the construction of approximately 2,400 feet of new floodwall, one removable closure through the floodwall and … Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Keep Nuclear Modernization Efforts on Track

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today outlined efforts to keep the nation's nuclear modernization programs on track, stressing that: The U.S. must ensure its nuclear deterrent remains effective for years to come, as China, Russia and other adversaries continue to advance new nuclear capabilities. Nuclear modernization enjoys broad bipartisan support. The deterrent is considered a critical national security priority by the vast majority of Americans, according to a recent study from the Mit… Continue Reading


Hoeven Cosponsors No Hearing, No Vote Bill to Stop Democrats' $3.5 Trillion Tax and Spend Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today joined Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) in introducing No Hearing, No Vote legislation. The legislation requires reconciliation bills, like the Democrats' $3.5 trillion spending bill, to receive a full committee hearing before votes can occur on the Senate floor. "Democrats are attempting to ram through $3.5 trillion in spending using the budget reconciliation pro… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Biden Administration Needs to Secure the Southern Border

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, this week cosponsored legislation to codify the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Title 42 Public Health Order, an important tool that allows immigration officials to return illegal immigrants to their home country and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. The legislation was introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). "The crisis at our southern border continues to… Continue Reading


Hoeven and Senate Colleagues Reintroduce Full Faith and Credit Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today joined Senators Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) in reintroducing the Full Faith and Credit Act. This legislation ensures the federal government does not default on its debt and prioritizes funding for our military, veterans and seniors if the Democrats fail to raise or suspend the federal debt ceiling. "We owe it to the American taxpayer to use the regular appropriations process to cut waste … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Minot Selected for $9.8 Million Defense Community Infrastructure Grant to Support Minot Region's Flood Protection Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has selected the City of Minot to receive a $9.8 million grant to support the fifth phase of the region's flood protection project. The award, which must be officially accepted by the city, is being made under the Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP), a funding opportunity that Hoeven began advancing following a hearing of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Comm… Continue Reading


Hoeven Congratulates Three North Dakota Schools on Receiving National Blue Ribbon Awards

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has selected Roosevelt Elementary School in Mandan, Valley-Edinburg Elementary School in Crystal and Wyndmere Public School in Wyndmere as 2021 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. "Receiving this award is a reflection of both the studen… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Navy Awards $17 Million Contract to Ideal Aerosmith for ISR, Mission Planning Tech Development

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Office of Naval Research (ONR) has awarded a $17 million contract to Ideal Aerosmith in Grand Forks. Under the contract, Ideal Aerosmith will develop an Expeditionary Mission Support Station, which: Includes a mission planning suite for special operations as well as a ground station for controlling multiple unmanned aircraft and sensor systems. Enables mission planners to access classified and non-classified information in one … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Monterey and Brighton Place Apartments Prime Example of How to Leverage Federal Funding

WEST FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today spoke at the grand opening of Monterey and Brighton Place Apartments, a new affordable senior housing facility in West Fargo. As a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, Hoeven helped fund programs that provided more than $2.7 million in federal funding and financing, including investment tax credits, which were used to leverage more than $15.8 million in private investment for the project. Monte… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Air Force Approves Space Networking Center, Low-Earth Orbit Satellite Mission at Grand Forks Air Force Base

GRAND FORKS, ND. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Air Force has formally approved Grand Forks Air Force Base to house a Space Networking Center, which will support the Space Development Agency's (SDA) new low-Earth orbit (LEO) mission and serve as the backbone for all U.S. military communications across the globe. Earlier this year, Senator Hoeven announced that SDA was working to stand-up the satellite mission at Grand Forks, and today the Air Force formally approved it. As a… Continue Reading


Hoeven Urges DoD Secretary to Honor Servicemembers Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice in Tokyo Military Prison Fire

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in urging U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to allow the Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) to proceed with disinterment of the servicemembers who died in the 1945 Tokyo military prison fire. Currently, these American servicemembers remain buried at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippians where they are listed as Unknowns. In May 1945, 62 American servicemembers, who were b… Continue Reading


Hoeven: North Dakota Developing Unprecedented Autonomous Capabilities with a Global Reach

HORACE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today kicked off the Autonomous Nation Conference being held at Grand Farm and outlined how North Dakota is developing unprecedented autonomous capabilities with a global reach. Specifically, Hoeven highlighted two ongoing efforts in Grand Forks that will shape the future of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations: Space Networking Center - The center will support the Space Development Agency's (SDA) new low-Earth orbit (LEO) mission, which will serve as th… Continue Reading


ND Delegation Statement on Merger Agreement Between Canadian Pacific, Kansas City Southern Railways

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong issued the following statement after Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS) announced a merger agreement. Earlier this summer, the delegation wrote the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in support of the proposed merger between KCS and CP, outlining that a merger will open new markets for North Dakota producers. Moving forward, the merger agreement will require final approval from th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation Awarding Congressional Gold Medals to 13 American Heroes Killed in Afghanistan

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in introducing bipartisan legislation in the Senate to award Congressional Gold Medals to the 13 American servicemembers who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021. "Last month, these 13 servicemembers gave this nation their last full measure of devotion," said Hoeven. "This is about recognizing the actions of these American heroes and… Continue Reading


Hoeven: DHS Awards More Than $1 Million for Counter-UAS Research & Demonstration Project At UND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded more than $1 million to the University of North Dakota (UND) to advance efforts to counter potential threats from unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Under the contract, UND will research the current capabilities, limitations and constraints of existing UAS technologies to assess potential threats. Following this assessment, the university will lead counter-UAS demonstrations to eva… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on 20th Anniversary of September 11 Terrorist Attacks

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in advance of the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks committed against the United States. "As we observe the 20th anniversary of these terrible attacks against our nation, we not only remember the lives lost, but we also look back with gratitude for all of the first responders who risked their lives that day and the men and women who have since served in the Global War on Terrorism. Our state's s… Continue Reading


Hoeven, FSA Administrator Outline New ELAP Coverage for Producers' Feed Transportation Costs During Drought

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today hosted Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Zach Ducheneaux to outline the permanent expansion of the Emergency Assistance for Livestock Program (ELAP) to provide producers impacted by severe drought with 60% reimbursement of their feed transportation costs above what would have been incurred in a normal year. Hoeven hosted D… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Biden COVID-19 Executive Action

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after President Biden announced COVID-19 executive actions, including mandating vaccines or weekly testing for businesses with more than 100 employees: "The Biden administration's mandate on private businesses to force their workers to get vaccinated is government overreach. Individuals should be able to make medical decisions in consultation with their health care providers, as opposed to one-size-fits-all mandates from the f… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $25 Million Federal Loan for Red Trail Energy to Advance CCUS

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted a $25 million loan to Red Trail Energy LLC in Richardton. This financial support will advance efforts for the ethanol manufacturing facility to construct a facility for carbon-capture processing and storage. This project will reduce emissions by forty to … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Great Plains Synfuels Plant Will Be Largest Coal-Based CCUS Project to Use Geologic Storage

BEULAH, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today joined company leaders from Basin Electric Power Cooperative and the Dakota Gasification Company (DGC) in announcing a proposed carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) project in development at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant near Beulah. The facility currently captures approximately 2 million tons of the plant's CO2emissions, which are piped to Saskatchewan for use in enhanced oil rec… Continue Reading

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