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01.27.18

Hoeven Outlines Legislative Accomplishments & Ongoing Initiatives for Veterans at American Legion Conference

MANDAN, N.D. - At the North Dakota American Legion Winter Conference today, Senator John Hoeven outlined legislation he helped pass over the last year to improve services for veterans, as well as his continued work to increase veteran access to health care in their communities and strengthen the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). "Strengthening the benefits that our veterans have earned continues to be a top priority in this Congress," Hoeven said. "So far, we have successfully passed legisla… Continue Reading


01.26.18

Hoeven Joins Bipartisan Group in Supporting Greater Drug Price Transparency & Reduced Prescription Costs for Medicare Recipients

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined a bipartisan group of senators in supporting a proposal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help reduce prescription drug costs for Medicare recipients and increase the transparency and accuracy of drug prices under Medicare Part D. The full text of the letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, which was led by Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), can be found here. "Our community pharmacies pro… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Hoeven: Administration's 2018 National Defense Strategy Highlights Importance of North Dakota Missions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement about the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 2018 National Defense Strategy, which was released by U.S. Defense Secretary General James Mattis. The document outlines the Defense Department's strategic vision and highlights the importance of modernizing our military forces and maintaining a technological advantage over a wide range of adversaries. "North Dakota will play a vital role in meeting the challenges identified in DoD… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Hoeven: Senate Confirms R.D. James as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm R.D. James as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. Hoeven met with James in November and urged him to help advance flood protection in North Dakota. The senator stressed to James the importance of the flood study in the Minot region and comprehensive flood protection for the Red River Valley in ensuring the long-term security and well-being of families and businesses in the regions… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $12.1 Million in Loans for North Dakota Organizations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) has awarded four loans totaling more than $12.1 million to United Tribes Technical College (UTTC), ABLE Inc. in Dickinson, Kindred Community and Rural Fire Protection District and Walhalla Community Hospital Association. Details of the funds are as follows: United Tribes Te… Continue Reading


01.25.18

Hoeven: Investments Like Hess-Targa Gas Plant Supported by Tax & Regulatory Relief, Will Create Good Jobs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Hess Midstream Partners and Targa Resources announced plans to construct a $150 million gas processing plant in McKenzie County. "The Hess-Targa gas plant is an important investment in the Bakken, which will add value to our oil and gas industry, support the viability of operations throughout the region and help reduce flaring. Private investments in infrastructure are essential to growing our economy, but in order for … Continue Reading


01.24.18

Hoeven: Senate Confirms Jerome Powell as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Jerome Powell as Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve. Powell was first appointed to the board in 2012, and his current term as chair will last for four years. Powell has nearly three decades of experience in the financial sector and served in the administration of President George H.W. Bush as an assistant secretary and undersecretary of the Treasury. "In his new role, … Continue Reading


01.24.18

Hoeven Statement on Senate Confirmation of Alex Azar as Secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Alex Azar to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. Azar previously served as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush. "We look forward to working with Secretary Azar to advance innovative health care solutions that can lower health care costs and increase the quality of care for all Americans. During the confirmation process, the Secretary also outlin… Continue Reading


01.24.18

Hoeven Invites Miss America 2018 Cara Mund to State of the Union

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Miss America Cara Mund will be his guest at the President's State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 30. "Cara made history becoming the first Miss North Dakota to be crowned Miss America," said Hoeven. "She is a wonderful example of the bright young people we have in our state. Cara, who served as an intern in my office, has a long history of community and public service and has raised over $78,500 for the Make a Wish Foundation. She… Continue Reading


01.24.18

Hoeven, Booker Introduce Legislation to Extend WIFIA, Provide Low-Cost Loans for Water Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) have introduced legislation to reauthorize the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). The bill would help stimulate investment in water infrastructure, such as flood control, storm water management and wastewater treatment, by supplementing federal funding with long-term, low-cost loans and loan guarantees. "Our legislation helps ensure state and local governments have access to flexible funding sources when … Continue Reading


01.23.18

Hoeven: HHS Awards $2.7 Million to Support Head Start Programs in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $2.7 million in funding to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in North Dakota. The grants, which provide education and early child development resources to families to help better prepare their children for school, are as follows: $1,034,757 for the Community Action Partnership in Dickinson $1,690,7… Continue Reading


01.22.18

Democrats End Filibuster That Shut Down Government

WASHINGTON -Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after a continuing resolution to fund the government was passed by the Senate and forwarded to the House of Representatives. The legislation funds the government for three weeks and ensures our military is paid. Additionally, the bill provides a long-term, six-year reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Senate Democrats ended their filibuster of the legislation and it will now go to the House of Re… Continue Reading


01.20.18

Hoeven Supports Legislation to Fund Government, Make Sure Military Gets Paid, Provide Long-Term Reauthorization for Children's Health Insurance

WASHINGTON -Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after voting for a continuing resolution to keep the government operating and make sure the military gets paid. The legislation provides a long-term, six-year reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to ensure that states, including those running out of funding in January, can continue to provide children with health care. The bill also suspends the Obamacare medical device tax and the health insuranc… Continue Reading


01.17.18

Hoeven Statement on Passing of John Andrist

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the passing of renowned newspaper publisher and former state senator John Andrist: "Throughout his life, John Andrist championed North Dakota while embodying our most cherished values. His work at the Journal in Crosby spanned nearly 60 years and thousands of articles. He rose to the heights of leadership in the newspaper industry including as president of the National Newspaper Association, from which he received its d… Continue Reading


01.17.18

Hoeven Underscores Importance of Long-Term Infrastructure Investments in ND Air Bases to Air Force Installations Nominee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction Appropriations Committee, today met with Colonel John Henderson, the nominee to be Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, and stressed the importance of investing in long-term infrastructure for air bases in Minot and Grand Forks. Hoeven invited Col. Henderson to visit Grand Forks to see unmanned aerial systems (UAS) developments fostered by the partnership between the base and… Continue Reading


01.11.18

Hoeven: USDA Implements Pilot Program to Improve Fairness of Agriculture Risk Coverage Payments

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 has implemented the pilot program he secured to improve the fairness of payments under USDA's Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program. USDA has started the pilot in 14 counties across seven states, including Divide and Sheridan counties in North Dakota. Hoeven's legislation to create the pilot prog… Continue Reading


01.09.18

Hoeven, Heitkamp Introduce Senate Resolution to Honor NDSU Bison Football Team Winning Sixth FCS Championship

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven along with Senator Heidi Heitkamp, today introduced a resolution celebrating the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team winning its sixth NCAA Division I FCS National Championship. The Bison defeated the James Madison University (JMU) Dukes on January 6 in Frisco, Texas for the title. "What NDSU has accomplished over the last seven seasons is truly extraordinary," Hoeven said. "With their victory on Saturday, the Bison have now won six FCS nati… Continue Reading


01.08.18

Hoeven Statement on President's Remarks to American Farm Bureau

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement after the President spoke today to the American Farm Bureau Federation: "I had a good meeting with the President at the White House last week. We talked about agriculture, not only trade but the importance of a strong farm bill. Right up front, I emphasized crop insurance, so I was very pleased that the President exp… Continue Reading


01.08.18

Hoeven Secures Long Term Air Force Commitment to the B-52, Minot Missions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently secured a commitment from General Robin Rand, the Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, to sustain and enhance the B-52, the Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) and the facilities at Minot Air Force Base. "My conversation with General Rand was all about ensuring that the Air Force continues to invest in the B-52, the ICBMs and Minot Air Force Base," Hoeven said. "Our men and women at the air base are on the front lines of vital missions,… Continue Reading


01.06.18

Hoeven Congratulates Bison on Winning Sixth NCAA Division I Football Championship

FRISCO, TEXAS - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement congratulating the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team on winning the FCS national championship with a victory over the James Madison University Dukes. "Congratulations to the Bison as they capped a great season by winning an incredible sixth national championship in seven years. We also want to congratulate the James Madison Dukes on an excellent season. They played a strong game, and their players, c… Continue Reading

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