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11.12.19

Hoeven Nominates Six Students to Military Academies

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated six North Dakota students for appointments to the nation's military academies. Hoeven nominated Catherine Schlosser of St. Mary's Central High School in Bismarck to the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA); MacKenzie Kirkpatrick of Fargo North High School in Fargo to the USNA; Jacob Dosch of Shanley High School in Fargo to the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA); Ryan Hermes of Oakes High School in Oakes to the USAFA; Adelyn Emter of Trinity… Continue Reading


11.11.19

Hoeven Working to Ensure RMA Provides Certainty to Farmers & Helps Resolve Crop Insurance Disputes

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a meeting with North Dakota producers and Risk Management Agency (RMA) Administrator Martin Barbre to ensure RMA assists crop insurance adjustors as they assess damage from recent adverse weather and help resolve disputes. Barbre's visit comes as part of the senator's efforts to support farmers and ranchers as they recover from natural disasters including, excessive moisture and an early snowfall. To this end, Hoeven worked to: Secure a disaster d… Continue Reading


11.11.19

Hoeven Honors Veterans at American Legion Ceremony

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, today spoke at the American Legion's Veterans Day ceremony to pay tribute to the state's veterans and outline his efforts to provide them with the benefits and recognition they have earned. "Our freedoms have been secured by the sweat and sacrifice of courageous men and women who, throughout our history, have bravely done what was needed to protect our nation and… Continue Reading


11.08.19

Hoeven: USDA Approves Disaster Designation for 47 Counties

ARGUSVILLE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Agriculture Committee, today was informed by USDA that Secretary Sonny Perdue has approved the State of North Dakota's request for a Secretarial disaster designation for 47 counties as a result of natural disasters in 2019, including extreme late season rainfall and the early snowstorm. Hoeven hosted Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey in the Red R… Continue Reading


11.06.19

Hoeven Announces Rural Business Development Grant in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded $114,000 to the Hettinger Area Chamber of Commerce through its Rural Business Development Grant program. Today's funds will go toward a workforce development center, with plans to assist at least ten businesses. "Today's investment supports various workforce training opportunities," said Hoeven. "This will pr… Continue Reading


11.04.19

Hoeven: Under Secretary Northey to Hear from North Dakota Producers, See Disaster Impacts Firsthand

CASS COUNTY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he will host U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Bill Northey in the Red River Valley on Friday to hear from producers and see the impacts of flooding and an early blizzard firsthand. This is part of the senator's efforts with the administration and Northey, who oversees the Farm Service Agency (FSA), to ensure farmers receive trade and disaster assistance as soon as possible. Details of the visit will be announced in… Continue Reading


11.02.19

Hoeven Statement on 130th Anniversary of North Dakota Statehood

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement on the 130th anniversary of North Dakota's statehood. President Benjamin Harrison approved statehood for North Dakota in 1889, making it the country's 39th state. "Today we honor the 130th anniversary of North Dakota's founding," said Hoeven. "As our state continues to grow, we remember all those who worked hard to make our great state into what it is today. The deeply rooted values of hard work and perseverance are still … Continue Reading


11.01.19

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Combat Opioid & Substance Abuse

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week spoke on the Senate floor to outline comprehensive efforts to combat the opioid and substance abuse epidemic that continues to impact communities across the country. The senator worked to include important provisions in the SUPPORT Act, which was signed into law last year, to help prevent illegal drugs, like fentanyl, from infiltrating communities. Additionally, Hoeven is working to advance important opioid abuse prevention and treatment funding. "Our… Continue Reading


11.01.19

Senate Passes Hoeven Resolution Designating November 2 as National Bison Day

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate has passed a bipartisan resolution he introduced to designate November 2, 2019 as National Bison Day. The resolution recognizes our national mammal, the North American bison, and its ecological, cultural and historic contributions. "A symbol of strength and dignity, the bison reflects the pioneering spirit exemplified by Americans throughout our history," said Hoeven. "We worked to designate the bison as our national mammal and… Continue Reading


11.01.19

Hoeven Holds Red River Valley Flood Protection Update with Assistant Secretary of the Army

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, along with Governor Doug Burgum and local leaders from the Red River Valley, today updated Assistant Secretary of the Army (ASA) for Civil Works R.D. James, who oversees the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on the progress of building the region's comprehensive flood protection as well as the next stages of construction. The senator invited ASA James to the state to give him firsthand knowledge of the project and help: Fulfill the federal government's increased… Continue Reading


11.01.19

Hoeven, Cramer, Armstrong Urge the Administration to Approve Ag Disaster Designation for North Dakota Blizzard

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today urged U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to approve the State of North Dakota's request for an agriculture disaster designation as a result of the extreme late season rainfall as well as the early snowstorm. The state is seeking a designation for 47 counties. Producers in counties with an approved secretarial disaster designation for the blizzard will be automatically eligible for disaster assistanc… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Hoeven Statement After the Senate Was Blocked from Considering Defense Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate was blocked from considering the Fiscal Year 2020 Defense Appropriations Bill, along with three other full-year funding bills. "Our men and women in uniform deserve the certainty that comes with this full-year funding bill," said Hoeven. "This legislation makes important investments in our military, including resources to modernize our nuclear forces and adva… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Hoeven: Senate Approves FY2020 Agriculture Funding Legislation to Support Farmers & Ranchers, Farm Bill Implementation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. As chairman, Hoeven worked to fund vital programs for the nation's farmers and ranchers, while also supporting economic and infrastructure development in rural communities. Given the challenging times in farm country, the legislation provides important support for risk management … Continue Reading


10.31.19

Hoeven Statement on House Impeachment Resolution

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement regarding the House of Representatives' impeachment resolution. The senator is an original cosponsor of a Senate resolution condemning the closed door impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives: "The House Democrat's resolution does not follow the precedent set during previous impeachment proceedings, nor does it provide the president with adequate due process. Instead of continuing to focus on impeachment, the House s… Continue Reading


10.31.19

Hoeven: Dan Traynor Nomination to U.S. District Court for North Dakota Advanced by Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Dan Traynor to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota, sending it to the full Senate for consideration. Hoeven introduced Traynor at a committee hearing to review his nomination last month and continues working to advance his confirmation. "Filling this federal judgeship in North Dakota is important to the justice system in our state, and we appr… Continue Reading


10.30.19

Hoeven Statement After Senate Upholds Administration's State Innovation Waivers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after voting to uphold the Administration's guidance on 1332 State Innovation Waivers, which provide states, including North Dakota, with flexibility to offer more affordable health insurance options: "These waivers give states greater flexibility to provide consumers with more health insurance options, while maintaining requirements for pre-existing conditions. The Senate voted to uphold these waivers, which help to lower health… Continue Reading


10.29.19

Hoeven Statement on Establishment of USDA Hemp Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the establishment of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. Hoeven cosponsored legislation to legalize hemp and supported the measure's inclusion in the 2018 Farm Bill, which he helped advance as a member of the Agriculture Committee and the conference committee. "Industrial hemp provides an opportunity for North Dakota farmers to diversify their operations and c… Continue Reading


10.28.19

Hoeven Announces Funds to Improve Maternal and Child Health Services 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 $248,515 to the North Dakota Department of Health to help improve maternal and child health services. "Today's funds will aid our state in supporting maternal and child health," said Hoeven. "Helping individuals access effective resources is an important part of building healthy homes and communities." -###-… Continue Reading


10.28.19

Hoeven Announces Fall Interns in Fargo, Minot & Washington, D.C. Offices

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Mallory Thielges is interning in his Washington, D.C. office, Klarissa Walvatne is interning in his Fargo office and Elizabeth Romanick is interning in his Minot office this fall. Senator Hoeven's internship program provides college students the opportunity to assist with research, tracking legislation, administrative work, communications and constituent services. "We are happy to have Mallory, Elizabeth and Klarissa join our team this fall… Continue Reading


10.27.19

Hoeven Statement on Presiden'ts Announcement on U.S. Operation Targeting ISIS Leader

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the President announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during a raid by the U.S. military. "The President's announcement that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed during a U.S. special forces operation once again shows that our military is the best in the world. This is an important step in stopping the spread of terrorism and will make our world a safer place. We commend the Presi… Continue Reading

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