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02.21.17

Hoeven Congratulates Minot Air Force Base's 5th Bomb Wing on Receiving Strategic Bomber Omaha Trophy

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today congratulated the 5th Bomb Wing stationed at Minot Air Force Base for being recognized as the best strategic bombing wing in U.S. Strategic Command (StratCom) and winning the 2016 Omaha Trophy. Created in 1971, the Omaha Trophy is awarded to StratCom's best performing wings in five different categories: Ballistic Missile Submarine, Global Operations, ICBM, Strategic Aircraft and Strategic Bomber. "As part of the nuclear triad, the 5th Bomb Wing plays a cri… Continue Reading


02.21.17

Hoeven Working to Reduce Regulatory Burden, Support Ag and Energy Industries

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today updated community leaders from the Dickinson region on his work in Congress to build a pro-growth business climate and empower job creation. The senator is working on initiatives to provide regulatory relief, support North Dakota farmers and ranchers and bolster the nation's energy industry. "We're focusing on the fundamentals to get our economy growing and thriving," said Hoeven. "That includes reducing the regulatory burden to spur economic growth a… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.2 Million FEMA Grant for Fargo to Help Flood-Proof Waste Water Treatment Plant

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Homeland Security Committees, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1,213,213.50 to the City of Fargo to help protect the city's waste water treatment plant from flooding. Specifically, today's funds are the latest phase in a series of awards that will provide wet weather flow relief for the Broadway Interceptor Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) to help minimize the risk of sanitary… Continue Reading


02.17.17

Hoeven: Pruitt Will Rein in EPA's Overreach, Work with States to Find Best Approach to Preserve the Environment

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "For the past eight years, the EPA has imposed a score of regulations that have impeded job creation, constrained the nation's economy and impacted our state's core industries, agriculture and energy," said Hoeven. "Scott Pruitt understands environmental law and recognizes th… Continue Reading


02.16.17

Hoeven: President Signs Bill Repealing Stream Buffer Rule

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after joining the President as he signed into law bipartisan legislation to repeal the Stream Buffer Rule. Hoeven is an original cosponsor of the legislation, which repealed the rule under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). "We are pleased that the President has signed into law our legislation to stop the Obama Administration's Stream Buffer Rule, a one-size-fits-all regulation that threatened to eliminate thousands of mi… Continue Reading


02.16.17

Hoeven Statement on Confirmation of Rep. Mick Mulvaney as OMB Director

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): "Director Mulvaney understands the vital role that a strong economy plays in addressing our nation's budget challenges, and he has made clear that regulatory relief and a focus on state-led policies are much-needed to boost growth and create jobs. This is how we can best increase government revenues to… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Hoeven: Xcel Energy, FAA Partnership Demonstrates Business Opportunities Created by the UAS Test Sites

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said Xcel Energy's new partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) underscores how the Norther Plains UAS Test Site can generate new business opportunities in a variety of industries and applications, including energy, agriculture, defense and border security. The senator supportedthe joint research between the test site, Xcel Energy and others that helped lead to today's new partnership. Under this partnership, Xcel will deploy UAS to condu… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Klobuchar, Hoeven Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve North Country Scenic Trail Route and Boost State Tourism

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) have introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the North Country Scenic Trail route and boost state tourism. The trail - which currently extends from New York to North Dakota - was never built along certain sections in Minnesota because the current route included wetlands that are difficult to build through, which raised conservation concerns. The North Country National Scenic Trail Route Adjustment Act would reroute t… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Hoeven: Corps to Send Cleanup Crew to DAPL Site this Week

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have a crew on site by the end of the week to assist in cleaning up the area of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. In addition to pressing for federal law enforcement to support state and local law enforcement, Hoeven has been working to secure federal support to help clear the area ahead of spring flooding. "The spring thaw is already underway, so the Corps need to get this area cleaned up now," said Hoeve… Continue Reading


02.15.17

Hoeven Votes to Protect Second Amendment Rights of Social Security Recipients with Disabilities

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today joined his colleagues in voting to repeal the Social Security Administration's (SSA) final rule that would have effectively barred firearm purchases for certain individuals who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, including those who rely on a representative payee. The resolution of disapproval passed the Senate, repealing the SSA rule under the Congressional Review Act. "This rule infringed … Continue Reading


02.14.17

Hoeven Statement on Senate Confirmation of Linda McMahon to Head Small Business Administration

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the Senate's confirmation of Linda McMahon to be administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. "Small business is the backbone of our economy. These businesses drive economic growth and job creation across the nation. As an entrepreneur and successful business owner, Linda McMahon will be a good advocate for small business owners in North Dakota and across the country. She also understands the need t… Continue Reading


02.14.17

Hoeven: Senate Confirms Dr. David Shulkin to Lead U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Dr. David Shulkin to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Earlier this month, Hoeven met with Shulkin, who currently serves as the VA's undersecretary of health, to discuss the senator's work to improve veterans' services. Dr. Shulkin accepted Hoeven's invitation to visit North Dakota and see firsthand the Veterans Care Coordination initiative at the Fargo VA, a pilot proje… Continue Reading


02.14.17

Hoeven Statement on Confirmation of Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of the Treasury

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Steven Mnuchin as Secretary of the U.S. Treasury: "With decades of experience in the financial sector, Steven Mnuchin has the necessary experience and skills to helm the Treasury Department and effectively manage the nation's fiscal affairs," Hoeven said. "Further, during his testimony before the Senate Finance Committee, Secretary Mnuchin pledged to 'make America the best place for companies t… Continue Reading


02.10.17

Hoeven Statement on Senate Confirmation of Rep. Tom Price to Lead Department of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to Senate confirmation of Georgia Representative Doctor Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: "Representative Tom Price is not only a legislator, but also a doctor. He understands the need to make affordable, high quality health care accessible to all Americans. He also brings a wealth of knowledge to bear on how that is best accomplished. Doctor Price's 20 years of experience as … Continue Reading


02.09.17

Hoeven Statement on Senate Confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to Senate confirmation of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General of the United States: "As a former attorney general of Alabama, U.S. Attorney and current U.S. Senator, Jeff Sessions is well qualified to serve as the nation's top law enforcement officer. During his confirmation hearing last month, he affirmed his reverence for the Constitution and his commitment to the rule of law. He expressed his b… Continue Reading


02.08.17

Hoeven Statement on the Corps Issuing the Final Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Colonel John Henderson, Commander of the Omaha District of the Army Corps of Engineers, notified him that the final easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline has been issued: "Today, the Army Corps of Engineers granted the final easement required to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline project, which will be equipped with the latest safeguards and technology to protect the Standing Rock Sioux and all people downstream. Als… Continue Reading


02.07.17

Hoeven Statement on Corps' Notification of Congress that it Intends to Grant Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Secretary of the Army Robert Speer informed him that the Army Corps of Engineers has notified Congress of its intent to issue an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline. "Today, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that it has finished its review of the Dakota Access Pipeline project and intends to grant an easement no earlier than tomorrow afternoon. The easement will enable the company to complete the project. New en… Continue Reading


02.07.17

Hoeven Statement on Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education: "North Dakota has excellent public schools and teachers who work hard every day to provide our students with a quality education, which is why I have always strongly supported and will continue to support our public education system. When I met with Betsy DeVos, I made a point of asking her if she supports public education as well as state and local contro… Continue Reading


02.03.17

Hoeven Statement on Today's Vote on the Nominee for Secretary of Education

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate vote on the nominee for Secretary of Education. "North Dakota has excellent public schools and teachers who work hard every day to provide our students with a quality education, which is why I have always strongly supported and will continue to support our public education system. When I met with Betsy DeVos, she told me she would not take away funding from public schools in North Dakota. I made a point … Continue Reading


02.03.17

Hoeven Welcomes Interns to His Washington, D.C. and Fargo Offices

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that five students are interning in his Washington, D.C. and Fargo offices. Alaura Williams of Fargo, Benjamin Jacob of Waconia, Minn., Christian Anheluk of Medora and Todd Moellenkamp of Lisbon have joined the senator's Washington, D.C. office and Ander Sawchuk of Fargo has joined the senator's Fargo office. Senator Hoeven's internship program provides college students and recent graduates with the opportunity to work with the senator and his sta… Continue Reading

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