News Releases

07.31.17

Hoeven: MHA Nation, Standing Rock and Spirit Lake Eligible for Cobell Land Buy-Back Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, Standing Rock and Spirit Lake tribes are eligible for the Cobell Land Buy-Back Program following the Department of the Interior's competitive review of the program. The program makes funding available from the Cobell settlement for tribes to consolidate fractional land ownership, helping ensure the lands stay in tribal trust and are open to beneficial… Continue Reading


07.31.17

Hoeven Announces $100,000 Grant for NDSU Research & Technology Park to Promote Economic Development

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Economic Development Administration has awarded $100,000 to the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Research and Technology Park. The investment funds half of the total cost for the fifth year of a five-year economic development program at the park. "For the past four years, the NDSU Research and Technology Park's economic development program has been providing research and development r… Continue Reading


07.28.17

Heoven Statement on Japanese Tariff Increase for U.S. Frozen Beef

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after Japan increased its tariff for frozen beef from the U.S. and other countries from 38.5 percent to 50 percent. "Japan's action underscores the need for fair and strongly enforced trade agreements with other nations. Such an agreement would protect our producers' access to the Japanese market, providing stronger and mor… Continue Reading


07.28.17

Hoeven Working to Increase Limits for FSA Loans, Loan Guarantees to Help Farmers Facing Drought, Low Commodity Prices

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, outlined his legislation, the Capital for Farmers and Ranchers Act, which would increase the limits for loans and loan guarantees under the Farm Service Agency (FSA). This would help ensure farmers and ranchers have access to enough capital to continue their operations when revenue is limited, for instance, when facing… Continue Reading


07.28.17

Hoeven Secures Truck Weight Limit Increase for North Dakota, Reduces Transportation Costs for the Region

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies, this week secured a provision in the Senate's Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 funding legislation to increase truck weight limits in North Dakota. This effort, which allows a limit of up to 129,000 pounds on the two federal interstates and several state highways, dovetails with legislation passed by the state legislature this year and harmonizes the state… Continue Reading


07.28.17

Hoeven Statement on Health Care Reform Debate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate ended debate on health care reform legislation: "Obamacare is harming individuals and families in North Dakota and across the nation who are seeing fewer health insurance options and rising costs. Since 2013, premiums have more than doubled in the U.S. and continue to rise with some areas of the country left with one or no insurers. In fact, North Dakota will see large premium increases this fall because of O… Continue Reading


07.27.17

Hoeven: Senate Approves New Sanctions for Iran, Russia & North Korea

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today voted with a bipartisan majority to pass legislation placing additional sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea. The bill was amended and approved by the House of Representatives earlier this week, following its initial passage by the Senate. "These additional sanctions are important tools to help push back against the aggressions of Iran, North Korea and Russia," said Hoeven. "The sanctions against North Korea are a good first step, and I will continue … Continue Reading


07.27.17

Hoeven: DOT Provides Regulatory Relief for Ranchers & Motor Carriers to Help Move Hay, Livestock During Drought

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a Regional Declaration of Emergency and waived regulations in North Dakota to allow agriculture producers and motor carriers to more easily transport hay, feed, supplies and livestock in response to drought. Hoeven worked with DOT to secure the waiver for North Dakota. "Emergency support services are needed for our ranchers throu… Continue Reading


07.27.17

Hoeven Announces $150,000 Research Grant for NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a 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 $150,000 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The funds will be used to research the impact of the amino acid leucine on the growth and health of calves for both dairy and beef production. "The researchers at NDSU do a great… Continue Reading


07.27.17

Hoeven: CJS Funding Bill Supports New Detention Facility for Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Senate's Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 includes funding to help the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe replace its current detention center, which is beyond repair. The funding that the tribe currently receives from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) does not allow for new construction. Hoeven's provision ensures that the tribal j… Continue Reading


07.25.17

Hoeven: BLM Proposes to Rescind Hydraulic Fracturing Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, today issued the following statement after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a proposal to rescind its hydraulic fracturing rule. "BLM's rule creates duplicative and unnecessary layers of regulation for our energy producers," Hoeven said. "Our state and local governments have the greatest stake in protecting our land and water, and by rescinding this rule, we are respecting their vital r… Continue Reading


07.25.17

Hoeven Statement on Debating Health Care Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate voted to debate health care reform legislation: "Obamacare has raised costs and limited choices for individuals and families in North Dakota and across the nation. Premiums have more than doubled in the U.S. since 2013 and are continuing to rise with some areas of the country left with one or no insurers. In fact, North Dakota is expected to see additional premium increases again this fall because of Obamaca… Continue Reading


07.25.17

Hoeven: Judge Ralph Erickson Exceptionally Qualified to Serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today introduced United States District Judge Ralph Erickson, who has been nominated to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, at a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Hoeven said that throughout Judge Erickson's 23-year judicial career he has shown a deep respect for the Constitution and upheld the rule of law. Hoeven urged the committee to approve Judge Erickson's nomination and move it to the full Senate for confirmation. "A longtime North Dakotan, … Continue Reading


07.25.17

Hoeven, Cramer Secure $250,000 in FY2018 Agriculture Appropriations Legislation to Prevent Blackbird Damage to Crops

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, and Congressman Kevin Cramer today announced that both the Senate and House Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Agriculture Appropriations bills make $250,000 available to help prevent blackbird damage to crops in the Northern Great Plains. Specifically, the funding will support the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS) use of fixed-wing aircraft to reduce blackbird da… Continue Reading


07.24.17

Hoeven Announces Nearly $900,000 Grant for Cavalier Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $882,541 to the Cavalier Municipal Airport Authority. The funds will be used to widen the existing hanger taxiway and construct a partial parallel taxiway so that aircraft do not need to back-taxi on the runway. "Today's funds will be used to improve the airport in Cavalier so it can continue to serve the area's aviation needs and pr… Continue Reading


07.24.17

Hoeven Announces More Than $5 Million to Support Emergency Preparedness in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $5,061,993 to the North Dakota Department of Health. The funds will be used to support the state's Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Cooperative Agreements, both of which help provide planning, training and support for state and local responses to emergencies including infect… Continue Reading


07.24.17

Hoeven, Rounds Reintroduce Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) recently reintroduced the Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act, which expands veterans' access to long-term care (LTC) services. The legislation will enable veterans to receive nursing home care in their home communities near their loved ones because more nursing homes will be able to treat veterans without having to comply with burdensome red tape. Earlier this year, the Department of Veterans Affair… Continue Reading


07.21.17

Hoeven: FSA to Provide Additional Staff to Prevent Backlogs for Producers Facing Drought

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is sending additional staff to prevent service backlogs for agriculture producers facing severe drought conditions. Additional staff will be sent to the following FSA offices: McHenry, Mountrail, Bowman, Golden Valley, Hettinger and Stark counties. Today's announcement follows Hoeven's efforts this week to secure additional support for farmers and ran… Continue Reading


07.21.17

Hoeven: Energy & Water Funding Bill Supports Comprehensive Flood Protection in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Energy and Water, today announced that the committee has approved Fiscal Year 2018 funding legislation supporting comprehensive flood protection for communities in North Dakota. "We worked hard to ensure the Corps has the funding it needs to work on flood protection across our state," said Hoeven. "Further, we have secured provisions that will help prevent bureaucratic delays in modifying projects and ensure pu… Continue Reading


07.20.17

Hoeven: USDA Opens Additional Conservation Acres for Emergency Haying and Grazing

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has opened additional conservation acres for emergency grazing and haying for areas of North Dakota affected by severe drought. These are conservation practice (CP) acres, except CP25 and CP42 programs. This authorization allows producers in all North Dakota counties as well as some coun… Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149 Page 150 Page 151 Page 152 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155 Page 156 Page 157 Page 158 Page 159 Page 160 Page 161 Page 162 Page 163 Page 164 Page 165 Page 166 Page 167 Page 168 Page 169 Page 170 Page 171 Page 172 Page 173 Page 174 Page 175 Page 176 Page 177 Page 178 Page 179 Page 180 Page 181 Page 182 Page 183
Showing page   of 183