News Releases


Hoeven, Baldwin Urge USDA to Provide Producers with Timeline for $10 Billion in Ag Disaster Assistance Payments

WASHINGTON. - Senators John Hoeven and Tammy Baldwin today spoke with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and pressed USDA to provide producers with information on the Department's plan and timeline for distribution of the $10 billion in disaster assistance, including $750 million specifically for livestock producers, approved by Congress in September. As the leaders of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, the senators worked to secure the disaster aid and inc… Continue Reading


ND Delegation Announces Federal Funding for ND Transportation Management Center, I-29 Smart Corridor

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced that the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has received a $550,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding, which comes from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) grants program, will support the planning of a statewide transportation management center (TMC) to monitor the state's transportation network, dispatch mainte… Continue Reading


Hoeven to Hold Meetings with VA Under Secretary of Memorial Affairs in North Dakota, Review National & State Veteran Cemeteries

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he will hold meetings with Veterans Affairs (VA) Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs (USMA) Matthew Quinn in North Dakota on Tuesday, November 23. Hoeven, who serves as a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, invited Quinn to visit the state to meet with local veterans support groups and review both the national and state veteran cemeteries in Fargo and Bismarck. The visit comes as part… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Thank You Veterans, Today and Every Day

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day. "North Dakota has a rich tradition of military service and we are grateful for our veterans not only on Veterans Day, but every day," said Hoeven. "We owe our veterans endless thanks for helping make America the greatest country in the world, and this is due to the sacrifice of each servicemember … Continue Reading


Hoeven: North Dakota Leading the Way in CCUS, Key to the Future of America's Energy Security

BISMARCK, N.D. - At Basin Electric Power Cooperative's annual meeting today, Senator John Hoeven outlined how North Dakota is leading the way in cracking the code on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS). In particular, the senator highlighted the proposed expansion of carbon capture at the Great Plains Synfuels plant, which will enable the facility to capture up to 3.5 million tons of CO2 per year. This will be the largest coal-based, geologic carbon storage project in the world and ma… Continue Reading


Hoeven Reviews Progress on Dickinson Airport Runway Reconstruction & Extension Project

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today reviewed the $63 million runway reconstruction and extension project at the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in a meeting with the airport's director, Kelly Braun, as well as Dickinson Mayor Scott Decker, Dickinson Airport Authority Board Chair Jeff Moore and Stark County Commission Chairman Dean Franchuck. Hoeven has been working as a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee to fund the p… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces DOJ Funding to ND Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $1.5 million to the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Today's funding was made available through DOJ's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP) Delinquency Prevention Grants Program, and will be used to support the North Dakota Helping Educators Lead with Positivity (NDHELP) program. NDHELP ass… Continue Reading


Hoeven Gathers Input on Ag Disaster Assistance, Urging FSA to Send Payments to Producers As Soon As Possible

DICKINSON, N.D. - At a roundtable discussion with livestock producers and Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Zach Ducheneaux today, Senator John Hoeven continued his efforts to ensure the FSA distributes the $10 billion in disaster assistance, including $750 million specifically for livestock producers, as soon as possible and in a way that works for farmers and ranchers. As the top Republican on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to secure the disaster aid as pa… Continue Reading


Hoeven Tours Marathon Renewable Diesel Refinery, Discusses Partnerships with ADM Soybean Crushing Facility

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today toured the Marathon refinery in Dickinson and discussed the company's joint venture with ADM using North Dakota-processed soybean oil for renewable diesel production. Marathon is investing in ADM's announced soybean crushing plant near the Spiritwood Energy Park. The plant will exclusively supply its refined soybean oil to the Dickinson refinery, which underwent a $500 million conversion to produce renewable diesel in 2020 and reached full production c… Continue Reading


Hoeven Nominates Three Students to U.S. Military Academies

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated three students for appointments to the nation's military academies. Hoeven nominated Ian Busche of Hazen to the U.S. Air Force Academy; Olivia Schuchard of Bismarck to the U.S. Naval Academy; and Jack Robinson of Honolulu, Hawaii and formerly of Minot, to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. "It's a privilege to nominate outstanding students to attend our nation's military academies and we're proud of Ian, Olivia and… Continue Reading


ND & MN Senators Urge OMB Director to Support Funding for Red River Valley Flood Protection

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven, Amy Klobuchar, Kevin Cramer and Tina Smith today urged Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Shalanda Young to: Support $180 million in funding for permanent flood protection in the Red River Valley in the Army Corp of Engineer's Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 work plan. Include the project in the president's FY2023 budget request. The senators highlighted that the project is at a critical stage and stressed the need to keep the construction of th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Passes House of Representatives

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan infrastructure package that does not raise taxes: "This legislation is actually the regular highway bill with additional support for traditional hard infrastructure like roads, bridges, rail, airports, and broadband. Also, importantly it does not raise taxes and has pay-fors including repurposing of COVID-19 funds." "This infrastructure bill is now decoupled from the sepa… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Heinrich: Senate Passes Resolution Designating November 6 as National Bison Day

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) today announced that the Senate has passed a bipartisan resolution they introduced to designate November 6, 2021, as National Bison Day. "National Bison Day is an opportunity to annually commemorate the bison as our national mammal and celebrate its unique place in American history," said Hoeven. "As an embodiment of strength and dignity, and a sacred and spiritual symbol of Native American heritage, the bison holds great … Continue Reading


Hoeven Leads Legislation to Ensure Biden Administration Does Not Unilaterally Cut U.S. Nuclear Forces

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, this week led legislation to prevent the Biden administration from making any unilateral cuts to the nation's nuclear forces. Hoeven introduced the legislation as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), following reports that China's nuclear arsenal is growing more rapidly than anticipated and as the Biden administration expects to complete a Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) early next y… Continue Reading


ND Delegation Introduces Legislation to Improve Access to State-Owned Minerals, Generate Revenue for State

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong this week introduced the North Dakota Trust Lands Completion Act, bicameral legislation to authorize the State of North Dakota to relinquish state-owned lands and minerals contained within Tribal Reservations and the Little Missouri National Grasslands to the U.S. Department of the Interior and, in exchange, receive federal land and minerals of equal value within North Dakota. Currently, North Dakota holds more th… Continue Reading


Hoeven & Klobuchar Secure Approval of Michael Connor as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) this week secured Senate approval of Michael Connor as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, the top civilian post overseeing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Both Hoeven and Klobuchar have been urging their colleagues to move this nomination forward and took to the Senate floor earlier this week to push for his confirmation. As a result, the Senate voted today to give final approval to Connor, providing greater… Continue Reading


Hoeven Urges Federal Workforce to Return to In-Person Work

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) in urging the heads of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to transition federal workers back to in-person operations immediately. The letter follows months of delays from the Biden Administration on implementing plans for agencies to return their workforce to the office, and to address the mounting backlog of cases that arose … Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Daines in Introducing Legislation to Block Taxpayer Funded Payments to Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Steve Daines in introducing a bill to block President Biden's reported plan to pay $450,000 per person in taxpayer dollars to illegal immigrants. The senators are introducing both a standalone bill and an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 to prevent these taxpayer-funded settlements. "The crisis at the southern border continues to grow and now instead of securing the border and enforcing our … Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Nullify President Biden's Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven helped introduce bicameral legislation, led in the Senate by Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), to disapprove and nullify President Biden's vaccine mandate on private employees under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), the official process for Congress to eliminate an executive branch rule. President Biden's mandate requires employees at private businesses with more than 100 employees to be vaccinated or tested on a weekly basis. The rule is estimated to affect more th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Pressing for NDAA Passage, Strong Funding to Keep Nuclear Modernization Efforts on Schedule

WASHINGTON - At a press conference with his Senate Republican colleagues today, Senator John Hoeven pressed for the U.S. Senate to bring up and promptly pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In particular, the senator stressed the growing threats from the nation's adversaries, which are working to advance their nuclear capabilities, and outlined the need to keep America's nuclear modernization efforts on schedule. With Minot Air Force Base home to the B-52 bombers and the intercont… Continue Reading

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