News Releases

09.01.21

Hoeven Outlines Benefits of Exports to Rural Businesses, North Dakota's Economy

FARGO, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Amy Klobuchar today held a roundtable with the North Dakota District Export Council and business leaders from companies in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota to review the first year of operations for the Rural Export Center (REC), which is based out of the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) office in Fargo. The REC provides customized market research, analysis and planning to assist rural businesses across the country in offering their products and servic… Continue Reading


09.01.21

Hoeven: EPA Announces North Dakotans Appointed to Advisory Panel

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan named Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara (MHA) Nation Chairman Mark Fox to the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) and North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality Director Dave Glatt to the LGAC's Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee (SCAS). "Chairman Fox and Director Glatt are both uniquely qualified to offer important advice and input t… Continue Reading


08.31.21

Hoeven Statement on U.S. Troops Leaving Afghanistan

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement today in response to the United States Armed Forces withdrawing from Afghanistan: "The Biden administration committed that all Americans and our allies would be brought out of Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the administration instead chose to leave without fulfilling that commitment. I fear this withdrawal, which also includes leaving behind valuable military equipment, wil… Continue Reading


08.31.21

Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Calling on VA to Address Impact of Afghanistan Withdrawal on Veterans' Mental Health

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, today joined Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and 32 other senators in calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop a comprehensive outreach plan to connect Afghanistan and Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) veterans to VA benefits and services. Today's letter outlines the critical need to provide mental health resources geared at pre… Continue Reading


08.26.21

Hoeven, Cramer: Grand Forks AFB to Lead Future Air Force Missions

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven, a Senate Defense Appropriations Committee member, and Kevin Cramer, a Senate Armed Services Committee member, issued a joint statement today on the U.S. Air Force announcing plans for Grand Forks Air Force Base (AFB) and the 319th Reconnaissance Wing (RW). These plans result from the senators' advocacy with Air Force Chief of Staff General Charles Q. Brown Jr., about restructuring Air Force Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to … Continue Reading


08.26.21

Hoeven Statement on Attacks in Kabul

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Pentagon reported U.S. service members were killed in terrorist attacks near the Kabul airport: "Our prayers are with our service members and their loved ones following today's attacks in Kabul. Our men and women in uniform have served and are serving courageously in Afghanistan to battle terrorists and keep us safe. Today's bombings and the tragic de… Continue Reading


08.25.21

Hoeven: Federal Court Decision Helps Central ND Water Supply Project Move Forward

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after a federal court rejected a lawsuit brought by the State of Missouri against the Central North Dakota Water Supply Project. The decision enables the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to move forward with a water service contract for the project to receive up to 20 cubic feet per second of water from the McClusky Canal, helping provide a municipal, rural and industrial water supply for Burleigh, Sheridan, Wells, Foster, Kidder, … Continue Reading


08.25.21

Hoeven Presses Biden to Outline Plans for Afghanistan

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator John Cornyn in pressing President Biden to outline the administration's plans following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. In the letter, Hoeven and his colleagues press the president for answers on several unanswered, urgent issues, including the administration's plans to: Evacuate Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants and other vulnerable Afghans; Ensure that Al Qaida does not resurge and regain a foothold in Afghani… Continue Reading


08.24.21

Hoeven: With Abbiamo Expansion, North Dakota Wheat Now Processed & Packaged Entirely Within State, Sold Nationwide

CASSELTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced the expansion of the Abbiamo Pasta production facility in Casselton, as well as the company's new partnership with McLane Global. The $15 million expansion was completed earlier this year, adding 94,490 square feet and 22 jobs to the now joint Abbiamo-McLane Global facility. This includes: A new short goods production line for Abbiamo, doubling its capacity to 120 million lbs. per year. A new packaging line for McLane Global with a capaci… Continue Reading


08.24.21

Hoeven Marks Two Major Milestones for NDNG Operations in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked two major milestones for North Dakota National Guard (NDNG) operations in Fargo, including: The groundbreaking for the new 119th Wing's Operation Center. The grand opening of the Army National Guard's Readiness Center. As a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to fund both of these projects, having secured $17.5 million for the operations center and $32 million for the readi… Continue Reading


08.23.21

Hoeven Announces Grant to UND EERC

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced that the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) has awarded $150,000 to the University of North Dakota's (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). The grant will be used to support research into rare earth minerals (REM) and critical minerals (CM) derived from lignite coal from the Williston Basin. "As we continue working… Continue Reading


08.23.21

Hoeven Presses Biden to Reopen U.S. Border with Canada

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven is urging President Joe Biden to safely reopen the U.S. border with Canada for trade and non-essential travel. After the Biden administration announced on Friday that it would continue border restrictions with Canada through at least September 21, Hoeven wrote to the President to outline the challenges of continued border restrictions on North Dakota and communities across the nation, and urge the administration to reopen the border with Canada to trade and t… Continue Reading


08.20.21

Hoeven Statement After Biden Administration Extends Border Restriction on Canada

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Biden administration announced border restrictions with Canada would continue through September 21: "The Administration needs to secure the southern border and stem the flow of illegal immigration happening on the U.S.-Mexico border. At the same time, the Biden administration needs to open the Canadian border. Canada's vaccination rate is similar to the United States, and Canada is allowing vaccinated U.S. citizens in… Continue Reading


08.20.21

Hoeven Honors Service of Former Governor Dalrymple, Marks Renaming of NDSU Greenhouse

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined state, local and North Dakota State University (NDSU) officials in honoring the service of former Governor Jack Dalrymple at the renaming ceremony for the NDSU Agriculture Experiment Station Greenhouse. The effort to build the facility, which has now been designated the Jack Dalrymple Greenhouse Complex, first began in 2005 under the Hoeven-Dalrymple administration. Between 2005 and 2011, the state appropriated nearly $35 million to construct the st… Continue Reading


08.20.21

Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Urging President to Use 'All Means Necessary' to Evacuate Americans and Eligible Partners from Afghanistan

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, joined U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in urging President Joe Biden to use all means necessary to evacuate all American citizens and Afghan partners from Afghanistan. "You must devote all means necessary to ensure every American citizen and all eligible Afghan partners are successfully evacuated. In addition, you must make it clear to the Taliban… Continue Reading


08.20.21

Hoeven: ADM & Marathon Form Joint Venture, Will Use North Dakota Soybean Oil for Renewable Diesel Production

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after ADM and Marathon Petroleum announced a joint venture using North Dakota-processed soybean oil for renewable diesel production. Under the venture, Marathon will invest in ADM's announced soybean crushing plant near the Spiritwood Energy Park, with the refined soybean oil being exclusively supplied to Marathon's renewable diesel facility in Dickinson. This follows Hoeven's efforts with the Jamestown/Stutsman Developm… Continue Reading


08.19.21

Hoeven to AG Garland: Allow for Completion and Public Release of Durham Report

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) in requesting Attorney General Merrick Garland provide an update on the status of Special Counsel John Durham's inquiry into the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation and urging Garland to allow for the investigation to be completed and released to the public. In the letter, the senators stress that the investigation should be allowed to continue without any undue limitations and be seen to completion. "The Speci… Continue Reading


08.18.21

Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Pressing DOD for Accountability of U.S. Military Equipment Abandoned in Afghanistan

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in urging United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to provide a full account of U.S. military equipment remaining in Afghanistan. The senators expressed concern that the equipment risks potential of falling into the hands of the Taliban. "It is unconscionable that high-tech military equipment paid for by U.S. taxpayers has fallen into the hands of the T… Continue Reading


08.17.21

Hoeven Helped Secure $39 Million for TRNP's Scenic Loop Repair, Working with NPS & FHWA to Complete Project by the End of 2022

MEDORA, N.D. - Senator Hoeven today discussed maintenance needs at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP), including the repair of the Scenic Loop Drive in the park's South Unit, in a meeting with Interior Deputy Secretary Tommy Beaudreau, National Park Foundation President and CEO Will Shafroth, TRNP Superintendent Wendy Ross and state and local officials. Hoeven outlined his: Efforts to secure funding for scenic loop repairs, for which the National Park Service (NPS) has committed $39… Continue Reading


08.17.21

Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Urging Biden Administration to Increase Domestic Energy Production, Not Rely on OPEC

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today joined Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) in urging President Biden to increase U.S. domestic energy production, rather than relying on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Counties (OPEC) for oil production. In the letter, the senators state that the best and most effective way to reduce the cost of gasoline at the pump is to unleash clean, affordable and reliable American energy. In addi… Continue Reading

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