News Releases


Hoeven Statement on Planned Retirement of NDNG Adjutant General Alan Dohrmann

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the planned retirement of Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, effective September 30, 2024, from his role as Adjutant General of the North Dakota National Guard and Director of the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services. “Maj. Gen. Dohrmann has been a steadfast and dedicated public servant and member of the Armed Forces. North Dakota is tremendously proud of our National Guard members, who fulfill an ever-growing role in o… Continue Reading


Hoeven Brings Together USMA Quinn, Local Stakeholders & Veterans Groups to Coordinate Efforts to Build Veterans Cemetery Center at FNC

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs (USMA) Matthew Quinn, Senator Kevin Cramer, city officials, veterans service organizations and leaders and other local stakeholders to advance plans for a future facility at the Fargo National Cemetery (FNC). This builds upon a meeting Hoeven held with local stakeholders in February to discuss opportunities for enhancements at the cemetery, as well as his longti… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Grand Forks an Innovation Hub For Unmanned and Space Military Missions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - As part of his military tour of North Dakota, U.S. Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable to highlight fiscal year (FY) 2024 funding he secured to bolster the space and unmanned missions in Grand Forks. This includes full funding for Space Development Agency (SDA) and Test Resource Management Center (TRMC) activities in Grand Forks, keeping the region the tip of the spear for space and hypersonic missions. This supports the SDA low-Earth orbit satellite mission at Grand … Continue Reading


Hoeven Wraps Up Statewide Military Tour in Fargo, Outlining ND’s Military Leadership

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today met with the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo (FMWF) Chamber Military Affairs Committee and community business leaders in the last stop of his statewide military tour. Over the past week, Hoeven has outlined North Dakota’s growing role in the nation’s defense and the priorities he secured in the defense appropriations legislation, which increases defense spending by 3 percent and includes a 5.2 percent rai… Continue Reading


Hoeven: North Dakota Leading in Both Ag Research & Shaping Policy to Benefit Midwest Producer

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable with leaders from North Dakota State University (NDSU), Grand Farm and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to discuss funding the senator secured as Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee to bolster North Dakota’s role as a world leader in agriculture research. Specifically, Hoeven outlined provisions he authored and that were passed as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 agriculture funding bill to: Establ… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Air Force To Provide Cold Weather Pay for Servicemembers at Minot AFB, Grand Forks AFB And Cavalier Space Station

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Air Force is introducing cold weather special duty pay for eligible Airmen and Guardians assigned to bases where the temperature is expected to drop below minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit, including Minot Air Force Base, Grand Forks Air Force Base and Cavalier Space Station in North Dakota. The Air Force is scheduled to implement the pay beginning July 1, 2024, and will announce specifics regarding the incentive pay amount, as well as oth… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Collins, Bennet Oppose Reclassification of Potatoes as a Grain

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined a bipartisan group of 14 Senators in sending a letter led by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra in opposition to any reclassification of potatoes as a grain instead of a vegetable during the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) process. “Since the inception of the U.S. Department of Agricul… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Biden Administration Continues Handcuffing U.S. Energy Producers with Burdensome & Duplicative BLM Methane Rule

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a final rule that would impose burdensome and duplicative methane emission regulations on U.S. energy producers. “The Biden administration continues to put handcuffs on our domestic energy producers and this methane rule is one more example of how the administration is making it harder to develop oil and gas on feder… Continue Reading


Hoeven: New Bismarck Research Project Makes Sky Range a Statewide Initiative

BISMARCK, N.D. - As part of his military tour of North Dakota, U.S. Senator John Hoeven today, along with Bismarck State College (BSC) President Dr. Douglas Jensen and leaders from BlueHalo, announced funding for a new research project that will support hypersonic missile testing and create opportunities for students to train for high-tech defense industry jobs in the state. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured $8.3 million to fund the Space-based Telemetry … Continue Reading


Hoeven Kicks Off Statewide Military Tour in Minot, Outlines FY24 Defense Funding To Modernize Minot AFB Dual Nuclear Mission

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today kicked off a statewide military tour at a roundtable with Minot’s Task Force 21 to outline the recently passed fiscal year (FY) 2024 Defense Appropriations Bill, which provides strong support for the nation’s military while bolstering North Dakota’s role in the nation’s defense. The bill increases defense spending by 3 percent and includes a 5.2 percent raise for military members. At the same time, … Continue Reading


Hoeven, Cramer, Armstrong Statement After USPS Interim Audit Released For Bismarck, Mandan Aand Minot

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement after the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Inspector General (IG) released its interim audit of facilities in Bismarck, Mandan and Minot. The audit, which is available here, found delayed mail and other operational deficiencies at each facility and recommended that district management: Properly allocate resources at the manual letter and flat operations units and verify the ma… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Scott Introduce Resolution Defending Israel

WASHINGTON — Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, joinedSenator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in introducing a resolution that reiterates Israel’s right to self-defense and condemns recent statements from U.S. lawmakers that hinder Israel’s electoral process. “We must stand with Israel as they defend themselves against the horrific terrorist attacks of Hamas,” said Hoeven. “Defeating Hamas is important for our security as well as Israel.  We must remain united in o… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Scott Introduce Resolution Denouncing Biden Open Border Policies, Calling for Immediate Action to Secure the Border

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) recently joined Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in introducing a resolution in the U.S. Senate denouncing the Biden administration’s open border policies, which have allowed more than 9 million individuals to illegally cross the U.S. southern border since President Biden took office. This resolution is being led in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (Texas-15) and passed with bipartisan support. In particular, the resolution stat… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures North Dakota Priorities in FY24 Defense Funding Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today helped secure Senate passage of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Defense Appropriations Bill, which provides increased support for North Dakota’s servicemembers and their missions. The Defense bill was one of the final six FY2024 Appropriations bills approved by Congress today. The bills, which were previously considered and approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee with broad bipartisan support, complete the FY24 appropriations process, and while defense re… Continue Reading


Hoeven Presses FERC Nominees to Support Access to Baseload Power Sources

WASHINGTON - At a recent hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senator John Hoeven pressed nominees for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to ensure the stability and affordability of the grid by supporting access to baseload power sources, like coal-fired electric. To this end, the senator outlined the following priorities to the FERC nominees, including David Rosner, Lindsay See and Judy Chang: North Dakota’s leadership in advancing the future of the coa… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate Passes CRA to Stop Biden Administration From Allowing Beef Imports From Paraguay

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today helped pass a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to stop the Biden administration from allowing beef imports from Paraguay. Hoeven cosponsored the bipartisan CRA, which was approved by a vote of 70-25. Since 1997, imports of beef from Paraguay have been prohibited due to animal health concerns, specifically foot and mouth disea… Continue Reading


Hoeven: $3.2 Million Awarded by FAA for North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than $3.2 million to six airports across North Dakota. These grants will provide the selected airports with aid for modernization and safety projects. The funding comes as part of the FAA Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) Program and will proceed as follows: $2,600,000 to Jamestown Regional Airport for the improvement, modification, and rehabilitation of a service road and taxiway… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on EPA Finalizing Rule to Limit American Consumer Vehicle Choice, Impose EV Mandate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Biden administration finalized a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule requiring unworkable emissions reductions for light- and medium-duty vehicles by 2032, amounting to a de facto mandate for electric vehicles (EVs) and phase out of the internal combustion engine vehicle. Last year, Hoeven and Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) introduced the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act, legislation to prevent implem… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Barrasso Call for DOL To Halt Mandates on National Apprenticeship System

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) in a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) insisting that the Biden administration retract its intended changes to the National Apprenticeship System. These regulations would cause hardships for apprenticeship programs across the country, particularly in rural areas of North Dakota. It would also allow DOL to end non-union apprenticeships devoid of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) approval. This would harm small b… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Approval of Federal Mine Plan for Coyote Creek Mine

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has secured approval of a new federal mine plan for Coyote Creek Mine in Zap, North Dakota, allowing for the development of two tracts of federal coal located under private surface acreage. The federal coal lease was awarded in 2020 by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), following completion of an environmental assessment (EA) over the tracts proposed for leasing. However, in 2022, the Biden administration issued a determination that a su… Continue Reading

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