News Releases

01.24.18

Hoeven Invites Miss America 2018 Cara Mund to State of the Union

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Miss America Cara Mund will be his guest at the President's State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 30. "Cara made history becoming the first Miss North Dakota to be crowned Miss America," said Hoeven. "She is a wonderful example of the bright young people we have in our state. Cara, who served as an intern in my office, has a long history of community and public service and has raised over $78,500 for the Make a Wish Foundation. She… Continue Reading


01.24.18

Hoeven, Booker Introduce Legislation to Extend WIFIA, Provide Low-Cost Loans for Water Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) have introduced legislation to reauthorize the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). The bill would help stimulate investment in water infrastructure, such as flood control, storm water management and wastewater treatment, by supplementing federal funding with long-term, low-cost loans and loan guarantees. "Our legislation helps ensure state and local governments have access to flexible funding sources when … Continue Reading


01.23.18

Hoeven: HHS Awards $2.7 Million to Support Head Start Programs in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - 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 more than $2.7 million in funding to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in North Dakota. The grants, which provide education and early child development resources to families to help better prepare their children for school, are as follows: $1,034,757 for the Community Action Partnership in Dickinson $1,690,7… Continue Reading


01.22.18

Democrats End Filibuster That Shut Down Government

WASHINGTON -Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after a continuing resolution to fund the government was passed by the Senate and forwarded to the House of Representatives. The legislation funds the government for three weeks and ensures our military is paid. Additionally, the bill provides a long-term, six-year reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Senate Democrats ended their filibuster of the legislation and it will now go to the House of Re… Continue Reading


01.20.18

Hoeven Supports Legislation to Fund Government, Make Sure Military Gets Paid, Provide Long-Term Reauthorization for Children's Health Insurance

WASHINGTON -Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after voting for a continuing resolution to keep the government operating and make sure the military gets paid. The legislation provides a long-term, six-year reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to ensure that states, including those running out of funding in January, can continue to provide children with health care. The bill also suspends the Obamacare medical device tax and the health insuranc… Continue Reading


01.17.18

Hoeven Statement on Passing of John Andrist

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the passing of renowned newspaper publisher and former state senator John Andrist: "Throughout his life, John Andrist championed North Dakota while embodying our most cherished values. His work at the Journal in Crosby spanned nearly 60 years and thousands of articles. He rose to the heights of leadership in the newspaper industry including as president of the National Newspaper Association, from which he received its d… Continue Reading


01.17.18

Hoeven Underscores Importance of Long-Term Infrastructure Investments in ND Air Bases to Air Force Installations Nominee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction Appropriations Committee, today met with Colonel John Henderson, the nominee to be Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, and stressed the importance of investing in long-term infrastructure for air bases in Minot and Grand Forks. Hoeven invited Col. Henderson to visit Grand Forks to see unmanned aerial systems (UAS) developments fostered by the partnership between the base and… Continue Reading


01.11.18

Hoeven: USDA Implements Pilot Program to Improve Fairness of Agriculture Risk Coverage Payments

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has implemented the pilot program he secured to improve the fairness of payments under USDA's Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program. USDA has started the pilot in 14 counties across seven states, including Divide and Sheridan counties in North Dakota. Hoeven's legislation to create the pilot prog… Continue Reading


01.09.18

Hoeven, Heitkamp Introduce Senate Resolution to Honor NDSU Bison Football Team Winning Sixth FCS Championship

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven along with Senator Heidi Heitkamp, today introduced a resolution celebrating the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team winning its sixth NCAA Division I FCS National Championship. The Bison defeated the James Madison University (JMU) Dukes on January 6 in Frisco, Texas for the title. "What NDSU has accomplished over the last seven seasons is truly extraordinary," Hoeven said. "With their victory on Saturday, the Bison have now won six FCS nati… Continue Reading


01.08.18

Hoeven Statement on President's Remarks to American Farm Bureau

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement after the President spoke today to the American Farm Bureau Federation: "I had a good meeting with the President at the White House last week. We talked about agriculture, not only trade but the importance of a strong farm bill. Right up front, I emphasized crop insurance, so I was very pleased that the President exp… Continue Reading


01.08.18

Hoeven Secures Long Term Air Force Commitment to the B-52, Minot Missions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently secured a commitment from General Robin Rand, the Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, to sustain and enhance the B-52, the Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) and the facilities at Minot Air Force Base. "My conversation with General Rand was all about ensuring that the Air Force continues to invest in the B-52, the ICBMs and Minot Air Force Base," Hoeven said. "Our men and women at the air base are on the front lines of vital missions,… Continue Reading


01.06.18

Hoeven Congratulates Bison on Winning Sixth NCAA Division I Football Championship

FRISCO, TEXAS - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement congratulating the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team on winning the FCS national championship with a victory over the James Madison University Dukes. "Congratulations to the Bison as they capped a great season by winning an incredible sixth national championship in seven years. We also want to congratulate the James Madison Dukes on an excellent season. They played a strong game, and their players, c… Continue Reading


01.05.18

Hoeven Announces FEMA Reinstatement of More Than $125,000 Grant to Ramsey County

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committees, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has reinstated a $125,221.50 grant to Ramsey County after the county appealed a denial of the grant. Hoeven worked to support the county's appeal. "We supported Ramsey County's appeal which asked for FEMA to recognize that the grant's objective had been achieved and to reinstate the funding to the c… Continue Reading


01.05.18

Hoeven Welcomes VA Action to Ensure Prompt Payments to Community Providers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veteran Affairs (VA) Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the VA announced it is taking steps to improve the timeliness of payments to community providers. The VA will immediately: Identify providers with a high dollar value of unpaid claims. Create a rapid response team to reach a financial settlement with these provider within 90 days. Increase the number of claims processed … Continue Reading


01.04.18

Hoeven Meets with President to Outline Importance of Trade to Agriculture and Energy Industries

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the Senate Agriculture and Energy Committees, released the following statement after meeting with the President and Vice President today to discuss the importance of trade for agriculture and energy. "I met with the President and Vice President at the White House today to discuss the importance of trade to our agriculture and energy industries. North Dakota is a leading producer of … Continue Reading


01.04.18

Hoeven Presses DHS, CBP to Make North Dakota UAS Hub for Northern Border Security

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, this week pressed top officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to utilize North Dakota's expertise in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) as part of the administration's efforts to secure the northern border. Hoeven met with DHS Assistant Secretary Michael Dougherty, DHS Assistant Secretary Nate Jensen and acting CBP Commissioner Kevin M… Continue Reading


01.02.18

Hoeven Highlights Tax Relief with Local Small Business Owner, Veteran, Part-Time Worker & Ag Producer

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a tax reform discussion with Jeff Hinz, owner of Ace Hardware in Bismarck; Cyril and Peggy Puetz, a retired U.S. Army veteran and part-time worker, respectively; and John Weinand, a farmer from Hazen and board member of the North Dakota Grain Growers Association, to outline how the tax relief plan benefits North Dakotans. The new law lowers rates across-the-board for hard-working American individuals and families and provides relief for North Dakot… Continue Reading


12.27.17

Hoeven Holds Tax Reform Discussion at American Crystal Sugar to Outline Relief for North Dakota Families, Small Businesses, Farmers and Ranchers

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today was joined by Tom Astrup, American Crystal Sugar President and CEO; Jake Joraanstad, a tech entrepreneur and Myriad Mobile's co-founder and CEO; David Mueller, a farmer from Hillsboro; and Vikki Schneeberger, a local teacher, to outline how the tax relief plan benefits North Dakota workers, businesses and families. The new law lowers rates across-the-board for hard-working American families and provides relief for North Dakota small businesses, farmers and… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Hoeven Statement on Agreement to Fund the Government

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after Congress passed legislation to fund the government through January 19. In addition to keeping the government operating, the agreement provides funding for the Veterans Choice program, extends the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), funds Community Health Centers, and provides additional defense funding to detect and defend against the use of ballistic missiles. Additionally, the legislation waives pay-go requir… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Hoeven Statement on Today's United Nations Vote on Jerusalem

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the United Nations voted to reject President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "The United Nations' vote today is disappointing. We continue to support the president's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begin the process of moving the U.S. embassy - a policy that was directed by Congress with strong bipartisan support in 1995 and again by the Senate earlier thi… Continue Reading

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