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Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Honoring the Greatest Generation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) in introducing a Senate resolution recognizing the Greatest Generation and honoring the men and women who made countless personal sacrifices during World War II. "America's Greatest Generation sacrificed so much to defend our values and our way of life," said Hoeven. "We are forever indebted to these men and women for heeding the call to serve our nation both at home and abroad. Their legacy of service, sacrific… Continue Reading


Hoeven Presses Administration to Explain Impact of Proposed Tax Increases on Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, recently joined Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.) in pressing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to clarify the Biden administration's proposed tax increases and its direct impact on farm estates. In a letter to the USDA secretary, the senators request that USDA make public a detaile… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines ND Defense Priorities to Air Force Secretary

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, spoke with Acting Air Force Secretary John Roth to advocate for North Dakota defense priorities. The senator outlined the importance of fully funding nuclear modernization efforts, the Global Hawk fleet and MQ-9 procurement in the administration's Fiscal Year 2022 budget request. "North Dakota plays a tremendous role in our nation's defense," said Hoeven. "We've worked hard to update and modernize our nat… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Ruling Allowing DAPL to Continue Operating

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement regarding U.S. District Judge James Boasberg's ruling on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). "This ruling is welcome news for North Dakota, the Three Affiliated Tribes and our country's economic and national security," said Hoeven. "The Dakota Access Pipeline was built with the latest technology and safeguards and has safely operated for the last four years. We need infrastructure like this to support a growing economy and for … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $6 Million SDA Award to General Atomics for Satellite to MQ-9 Reaper Laser Communications

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced a $6 million award from the Space Development Agency (SDA) to General Atomics to demonstrate satellite to MQ-9 Reaper laser communications. Currently, satellite communications rely on radio frequencies, which require significant amounts of power and are vulnerable to interception and jamming. By utilizing laser communications, this project will enable transmissions between the satellites and unmanned aircraft to use less power and be more s… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Advance Flood Protection for Minot Region, Secure Funding for Future Phases

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week continued his efforts to advance flood protection for the Souris River Valley and secure funding for future phases of the project to ensure comprehensive flood protection for the entire region. Specifically, during hearings of the Senate Appropriations Committees for Military Construction, as well as Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Hoeven stressed the impacts of flooding on the missions of the Minot Air Force Base, and his continued work … Continue Reading


Hoeven Cosponsors Legislation & Resolution in Support of Israel

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week reaffirmed support for Israel as it defends itself against attacks out of Gaza. To this end, Hoeven is advancing the following efforts: Cosponsoring the Israel Sovereignty Reassurance Act of 2021 introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week. As President Trump formally recognized the Golan Heights as a part of Israel in 2019, this legislation would prohibit the State Department from taking action to rescind U.S. recognition, ensuring the U.S. c… Continue Reading


Hoeven Continues Efforts to Improve Pricing and Transparency for Cattle Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today joined Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) in urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to continue the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into the nation's four biggest meatpackers. The DOJ began its inquiry into meatpacking companies last year, after Hoeven and his colleagues made the case to DOJ… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Economic Relief Funding to Williston Basin International Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $1,216,264 to Williston Basin International Airport. Today's funding was made available under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, passed by Congress in December to provide economic relief funds to airports to help counter costs associated with combating COVID-19. "This funding will prov… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces HHS Funding to ND Department of Health, Minot Public Schools

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office of Head Start, has awarded $3,950,054 to the Minot Public School District for Head Start and Early Head Start services. Also announced by HHS today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $1,820,064 to the North Dakota Department of Health to support efforts for prevention and treatment of diab… Continue Reading


Hoeven & Klobuchar Urge OMB Director to Include Red River Valley Flood Protection in President's FY2022 Budget

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) this week urged Shalanda Young, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to include permanent flood protection for the Red River Valley in the president's Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget request. Inclusion in the budget would provide certainty to the project developers, as well as help ensure continued federal funding to keep the project on schedule and fulfill the Army Corps' funding commitment to the proje… Continue Reading


Hoeven Emphasizes Importance of DAPL, Pipelines in Call to Energy Secretary

WASHINGTON - Today, during a call with U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Senator John Hoeven emphasized the importance of pipelines and the reliable transportation of energy supplies to U.S. economic and national security. The senator asked for an update on the Colonial Pipeline outage and efforts to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities and get the pipeline back in operation. The senator also made the case for keeping the Dakota Access Pipeline in operation as it is vital infrastructure … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More Than $2.8 Million to ND Department of Health

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has awarded $2,845,520 to the North Dakota Department of Health. Today's funding will be used to support early cancer detection and prevention efforts across the state through the North Dakota Cancer Prevention and Control Program. "Cancer screenings and prevention efforts ar… Continue Reading


Hoeven & Baldwin Introduce Legislation to Support Agricultural Research Partnership Between U.S. & Israel

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) today announced that they have reintroduced their bipartisan legislation to strengthen and enhance congressional support for long-standing collaborative agricultural and scientific research in areas of mutual interest to the United States and Israel. The Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) program was first established in 1977 through an agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and t… Continue Reading


Hoeven: ADM to Build $350 Million Soybean Crushing Plant at Spiritwood Energy Park

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today joined ADM in announcing a $350 million soybean crushing facility at the Spiritwood Energy Park in North Dakota. Hoeven met with key leaders from ADM over two years to redevelop the site of the former barley malting facility. Since then, Hoeven has been working with ADM and the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corporation (JSDC) to develop … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Nearly $3 Million Grant to UND's Rural Health Information Hub

BISMARCK, N.D. - 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 nearly $3 million to the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), formerly known as the Rural Assistance Center, at the University of North Dakota. The funding will support the hub in providing access to information, tools and resources to assist rural health care providers from across the nation in meeting the needs of their… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Ensure Reliable, Affordable Electric Grid, Need for Baseload Power Sources like Coal

MANDAN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, today helped break ground on the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) and Bismarck State College's (BSC) new lineworker training facility. The more than 26,000 sq. ft. facility will build on the 50 years of partnership between the college and NDAREC, supporting enhanced, year-round training opportunities for the region's electric industry. The construction is funde… Continue Reading


Hoeven: DOD Restores Concurrent Use of Tuition Assistance & GI Bill Education Benefits for Guard & Reserve Members

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) has signed a memorandumenabling members of the Guard and Reserve to concurrently use Federal Tuition Assistance and GI Bill benefits to fund their education, similar to active duty servicemembers. This process was initiated in August, following Hoeven's efforts with the Trump administration to ensure Guard and Reserve servicemembers receive the full education benefits to which they are entitled. Ho… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Border Security Issues to Border Patrol Chief, Working to Secure Cameras, Mobile Towers and Additional Personnel for Northern Border

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, recentlyspoke with U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Chief Rodney Scott to outline challenges and secure support to address security issues at the border. This follows Hoeven's meeting with local law enforcement officials from Burke, Divide and Renville counties. The senator recently reviewed both the northern and southern borders. Specifically, Hoeven and Chief Scott discussed improving Northern Borde… Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses New MQ-9 Operations Facility, Future of 119th Wing's Reaper Mission with Air Guard Director

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, along with Director of the Air National Guard Lieutenant General Michael Loh and North Dakota Adjutant General Alan Dohrmann, today reviewed the North Dakota Air National Guard 119th Wing's operations based at Hector Field in Fargo. Hoeven previously invited LTG Loh to visit North Dakota to learn firsthand about the important role the 119th Wing plays in supporting military operations around the globe. The senator outlined opportunities to support and enhance t… Continue Reading

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