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Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Supporting Rights of Parents to be Involved in Their Child's Education

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in introducing a resolution in the U.S. Senate to support parents' rights to be fully and actively involved in the education of their children. The resolution comes as the Biden Administration has called on the Department of Justice to utilize federal law enforcement resources to discourage parents from speaking out against far-left policies and curriculum in schools. "Parents play a vital role in their child's education. Th… Continue Reading


Hoeven: North Bakken Expansion Pipeline will Continue North Dakota's Energy Leadership, Help Lower Energy Costs

WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today reviewed the construction progress of WBI Energy's North Bakken Expansion Pipeline and discussed with the company's leadership the project's benefits, including how the pipeline will support North Dakota's continued energy leadership and help lower energy costs. The senator also highlighted how the $260 million pipeline project will help to reduce flaring in the Bakken by providing an a… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on the Passing of WWII Veteran Lynn Aas

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the passing of Lynn Aas, a decorated veteran of World War II and a resident of Minot. "Lynn was a truly remarkable individual, a member of the Greatest Generation who fought with valor in defense of our nation in WWII and went on to shape the Minot community through decades of service and leadership," said Hoeven. "Mikey and I were privileged to know him. We will honor his memory and keep his family and loved ones in our … Continue Reading


Hoeven Pushing Back on President Biden's Harmful Energy Agenda

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven took to the Senate floor this week to push back on President Biden's harmful energy agenda, which is leading to decreased domestic energy production, increased prices for American consumers, a less reliable electric grid and a greater dependence on energy from less stable parts of the world. "Since January, President Biden has been saying 'no' to America's energy producers," said Hoeven. "President Biden is blocking new energy leases on federal lands, stifling t… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces USDA Grant to ND Department of Ag for Stress Assistance Network

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $500,000 to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. Today's grant will be used to support the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) to develop and deploy resources and services to farmers and ranchers … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Biden Administration & Democrats Should Empower More Energy Production Here at Home, Not Rely on our Adversaries

WASHINGTON - At a press conference with his Senate Republican colleagues today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the importance of maintaining U.S. energy independence and how the policies of the Biden administration are undermining domestic energy production, which leads to higher prices for American consumers and harms national security. "North Dakota is an energy powerhouse. We produce an incredible amount of energy from both traditional and renewable sources, going back to our EmpowerND plan, … Continue Reading


Hoeven Congratulates Grand Forks Air Force Base for Receiving Meritorious Unit Award

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that the 319th Reconnaissance Wing at the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) has received the Air Force's Meritorious Unit Award. This award recognizes the exceptional service performed from June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2021, including support for the missions of U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions across 1 million square… Continue Reading


Hoeven Introduces Resolution to Designate October 26th as 'Day of the Deployed'

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today introduced a Senate Resolution declaring October 26th as the "Day of the Deployed." As Governor of North Dakota, Hoeven launched the first Day of the Deployed on October 26, 2006, and as Senator, has continued to spearhead the effort in the U.S. Senate to honor and pay tribute to the men and women who are, or have been deployed on behalf of the United States Armed Forces. Presently, more than 2.1 million individuals currently serve in the U.S. Armed Forces,… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors the Service of NDNG Company C 2-285th Aviation Battalion at Homecoming Ceremony

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today commended the service of the North Dakota National Guard's Company C 2-285th Aviation Battalion at a homecoming ceremony in Bismarck. The guardmembers honored today have returned from the National Capital Region where they spent nine months supporting the Joint Emergency Evacuation Plan. Hoeven, joined by Governor Doug Burgum, Adjutant General Alan Dohrmann, Senator Kevin Cramer and others, highlighted his ongoing support for the men and women of the No… Continue Reading


Hoeven Welcomes Jamestown Student to Senate Page Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Jamestown native Will Nelson has been selected to participate in the U.S. Senate Page Program's fall 2021 session. A junior at Jamestown High School, Will is a member of the swimming and diving team, football team and participates in Speech. He currently serves as class president, is involved in a number of extra-curricular activities and has received recognition for his exceptional work serving his school, church and community. "Individuals… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Protect Americans’ Financial Privacy from Democrats’ IRS Surveillance Proposal

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today helped introduce the Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act, legislation sponsored by Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from implementing Democrats' plan to give the agency access to the transaction information of virtually every American. Prior to this, Hoeven and his Republican colleagues pressed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to abandon the proposal, which would require financial institutions to r… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Impact of Biden Administration's Tax & Regulatory Policies on Consumers

WASHINGTON - During remarks delivered on the Senate floor this week, Senator John Hoeven outlined the impact of President Biden's tax and regulatory policies on American consumers. The senator highlighted how the administration's policies are contributing to workforce stagnation and global supply chain disruptions, while also undermining domestic energy production, leading to higher energy prices and increased costs across the economy. "Americans today are facing the highest increase in costs o… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Federal Judge's Ruling Allowing North Dakota to Claim Damages Resulting from DAPL Protests

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after U.S. District Judge Daniel Traynor rejected a motion from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that sought to prevent North Dakota from claiming damages against the federal government to cover its emergency response expenses from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured $10 million in Fiscal Year 2017 through the DOJ Emergency Federal Law Enforcement… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Red Trail Energy Second Ethanol Plant in the Nation to Implement Carbon Capture

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) approved the first Class VI project to store CO2 from Red Trail Energy's ethanol plant in Richardton. Red Trail is advancing the project utilizing the 45Q tax credit, which provides a critical revenue stream for new CCUS projects. Hoeven worked to pass legislation to reform and expand the 45Q tax credit, and secured final 45Q regulations in January 2021.The tax credit provide… Continue Reading


Hoeven Continues Efforts to Open Eligibility for State Veterans' Cemeteries

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) in calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement reforms to the Veterans Cemetery Grants Program. This effort would include granting eligibility to servicemembers of Reserve Components and the National Guard for burial in state veterans' cemeteries in a manner that would not jeopardize the eligibility of these cemeteries for federal grants. Earlier th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $5 Million DOE Grant to UND's EERC for PCOR Partnership

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded approximately $5 million to the University of North Dakota's Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). The funding will support the EERC-led Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership, which works to develop commercial-scale transportation and storage of carbon emissionsacross a 13-state region and in four Canadian provinces, accelerating the implementation of carbon capture, utilizati… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines $10 Billion Agriculture Disaster Assistance at Western Caucus Summit

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the Western Caucus' Agriculture Summit today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the$10 billion in disaster assistance, including $750 million specifically for livestock producers, recently approved by Congress. As the top Republican on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to secure disaster aid and included the funding set-aside specifically for ranchers. The senator, also a member of the Western Caucus and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Commit… Continue Reading


Hoeven: CCUS Will Play a Critical Role in Ensuring U.S. Remains Energy Secure

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven stressed to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm the critical role that carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies will play in ensuring the nation remains energy secure. The senator made the remarks during a meeting at the University of North Dakota's Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), which he hosted along with Governor Doug Burgum. Hoeven highlighted that the International Energy Agency (IEA) has … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Global Hawk Block 20s Graduating to New Mission

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined leaders from Northrop Grumman and Grand Sky at a retirement ceremony for the Global Hawk Block 20s, which the Air Force divested and transferred to Northrop Grumman at Grand Sky. Hoeven highlighted new opportunities for the aircraft to serve as Range Hawks, aircrafts with the sensors necessary to test hypersonic missiles as part of the Sky Range Program. "Today is not a retirement, but a graduation for the Global Hawk Block 20s," said Hoeven.… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Grand Sky is Ideal Home for New Sky Range Program, Repurposing Global Hawks for Missile Testing

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today opened the UAS Summit and Expo by announcing efforts to develop and base the Department of Defense's (DoD) new Sky Range program at Grand Sky. Under Sky Range, Global Hawk Block 20s and 30s will be converted to Range Hawks, aircraft with the sensors necessary to test hypersonic missiles. The senator invited George Rumford, the Director of DoD's Test Resource Management Center (TRMC) who is working to develop the Sky Range Program, to see firsthand th… Continue Reading

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