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Hoeven Opposes $120 Billion Border and Security Supplemental

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement opposing the Senate’s border and security supplemental. The legislation does not include strong enforcement provisions to force the Biden administration to uphold our immigration laws, while spending nearly $120 billion. “The Biden administration has failed to enforce existing immigration laws and instead allowed the crisis at our southern border to grow. That’s why we made … Continue Reading


Hoeven Introduces Legislation to Reverse Biden Administration’s Halt of New LNG Exports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, introduced legislation, led by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), to reverse the Biden administration’s ban on new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export authorizations. The Unlocking Domestic LNG Potential Act would eliminate the requirement for the Department of Energy (DOE) to authorize LNG exports and instead give the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) sole authority over the approval process. … Continue Reading


Hoeven, Cramer, Armstrong to USPS IG: Expand Postal Audit To Address Postal Issues Across North Dakota

WASHINGTON - In light of the ongoing postal challenges across North Dakota, Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong this week called for the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General to expand an ongoing postal audit of the Minnesota-North Dakota district to include communities statewide, as well as to audit proposed changes to mail processing for the Bismarck and Grand Forks regions. “We write following your office’s recent announcement that it is expanding the ongoin… Continue Reading


Hoeven Thanks NDNG’s 1st Battalion 112th Aviation Regiment for Service Along Southwest Border After Year-Long Deployment

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today welcomed home the North Dakota National Guard’s (NDNG) 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment, following a year-long deployment under the direction of U.S. Northern Command and Joint Task Force North to provide aviation support along the nation’s southwest border. In October 2022, Hoeven visited the 1-112th in El Paso, Texas as part of his efforts to support their and U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) important work and call attention to the cr… Continue Reading


Hoeven Introduces CRA to Block the Biden Administration’s Residential Gas Furnace Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, this week joined Senator Ted Cruz in introducing a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the U.S. Department of Energy’s final rule on gas furnace efficiency standards. The Biden administration’s rule will go into effect on February 16, 2024, forcing manufacturers to sell only furnaces that convert at least 95% of fuel into heat. The rule will effectivel… Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses Opportunities to Expand Joint Ag Research With USDA Under Secretary, ARS Administrator

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable to discuss opportunities for expanded joint agriculture research in North Dakota, with the goal of building upon successful collaborations that the senator has worked to advance, both as the Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee. To this end, Hoeven brought together a range of stakeholders with expertise in agriculture research, technology and autonomous s… Continue Reading


Hoeven Continues Efforts to Stop U.S. AID to UNRWA

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today joined Senators Pete Ricketts (R-NE), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Jim Risch (R-ID) in pressing for “an immediate and permanent prohibition” of U.S. aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in the national security supplemental bill. The letter to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell follows last week’s revelation that 12… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Grassley Call For Answers on FBI Richmond Memo Categorizing Catholic Practitioners as Violent Extremists

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) joined Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in calling upon Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray to provide answers on recent revelations concerning a memo prepared by analysts in the FBI’s Richmond, Virginia field office that categorized practitioners of the Catholic faith as violent extremists. In their letter, the senators: Called attention to orders from top FBI officials to permanently delete files related to the internal me… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Voting Against Confirmation of EPA Assistant Administrator

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after voting against Joseph Goffman to be the Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “The Biden administration has been taking our nation’s energy policy in the wrong direction, and Joseph Goffman has played a key role in many of the administration’s most burdensome regulations. That includes the Clean Power Plan 2.0 and Mercury and… Continue Reading


Hoeven: NDSU-Grand Farm Partnership Selected Under National NSF Competition, Will Receive Up to $160 Million Over 10 Years

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that North Dakota State University (NDSU) and Grand Farm have been selected under a National Science Foundation (NSF) competition for advanced agricultural technology research and development. Specifically: NDSU and Grand Farm, in partnership with the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo (FMWF) Chamber of Commerce, the Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation and the North Dakota Tribal College System will receive: Up to $160 million over 10 ye… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Biden Administration Indefinitely Halts LNG Exports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement after the Biden administration indefinitely halted approvals for liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals to review the licensing process. “The Biden administration continues to handcuff U.S. energy producers with burdensome and unnecessary regulations, and this is just the latest example,” said Hoeven. “Instead of blocking new LNG exports, the U.S. should be provi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Announced Retirement of DMR Director Lynn Helms

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms announced that he plans to retire on June 30. “No one knows North Dakota’s energy resources better than Lynn Helms,” said Hoeven. “For more than two decades, Lynn has helped North Dakota make the best use of its abundant resources, while overseeing the implementation of new, innovative technologies. Both as governor and as U.S. Senator, I worked closely with him… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Nearly $6 Million Awarded To Repair ND Roadway Damage From Flooding

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Highway Administration is awarding the North Dakota Department of Transportation nearly $6 million in grants to repair widespread damage to culverts and roadway erosion on state and county roadways from flooding due to rain and snow. Specifically, the grants include: $4,777,883 for severe flooding in Eastern North Dakota beginning in April 2022. $900,000 to repai… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Crapo, Cruz Call on Biden Admin to Withdraw Unlawful Emissions Standards, De Facto EV Mandate

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven this week joined a bicameral effort, led in the U.S. Senate by Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to withdraw its proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for passenger cars and light-duty trucks. The proposed standards would: Require automakers to more than double average fleet-wide fuel economy in less than 10 years, which exceeds the agency’s authori… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement Thanking Governor Burgum for Hard Work on Behalf of North Dakotans

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement recognizing Governor Doug Burgum’s hard work on behalf of North Dakotans, upon news that he will not seek a third term as governor. “Doug Burgum is a tremendous representative of, and advocate for, North Dakota. He’s undertaken many important initiatives to grow our communities and used the national stage to tell our state’s story,” said Hoeven. “He has been a great partner in working to provide more opportunity and prosp… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Strategic Importance of U.S. Energy Resources, Need to Develop Coal, Oil & Gas Reserves

WASHINGTON - During remarks delivered on the floor of the U.S. Senate this week, Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, outlined the strategic importance of U.S. energy reserves. The senator called on the Biden administration to empower greater energy production, including of the nation’s coal, oil and gas reserves, and pushed back on burdensome mandates being advanced by the administration, such as: The Obama-era Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (M… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement On Government Funding Extension

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after voting against a continuing resolution to extend government funding.  “We need to get back to regular order to pass the appropriations bills on an annual basis while reducing spending and funding our priorities,” said Hoeven. “I will continue to work to get us back to regular order and find ways to reduce our debt and deficit.” -###-… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Cruz Amicus Brief

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) joined a Supreme Court amicus brief, led by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), in the case Donald J. Trump v. Norma Anderson, et al., challenging the State of Colorado’s disqualification of former President Trump from the state’s ballot and urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the decision. “Elections should be decided at the ballot box, not at the discretion of state officials,” said Senator Hoeven. “The decision by the Colorado Supreme Court seeks to li… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Rubio Call for Investigation of Pro-Palestinian Protestors Defacing Los Angeles National Cemetery

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today joined an effort led by Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) calling on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the recent defacement of the Los Angeles National Cemetery, where more than 80,000 veterans are buried, by pro-Palestinian protesters. The senators stressed that vandalizing the cemetery, which is operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, violates federal law and called for the perpetrators to be held accountable. “Veteran… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Budd File Amicus Brief Supporting First & Second Amendment Rights in Supreme Court Case

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined a bicameral group, led by Senator Ted Budd (R-NC), in filing an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court in NRA v. Vullo. The brief urges the Court to stop the State of New York from abusing its regulatory power to impose financial blacklists on the National Rifle Association (NRA) and any other advocacy organization purely based on their personal beliefs. Specifically, the brief challenges formal guidance brought by Maria Vullo, the Superintendent of the… Continue Reading

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