News Releases

01.26.17

Hoeven Statement on President Trump's Executive Orders on Border Security

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's executive orders on border security: "Americans want a secure border. That means not only a wall, but also enough border patrol agents and technology to make sure that the border is secure. We also need mandatory e-verify, as well as entry and exit systems at all our international airports and seaports. "The president also took action to ensure that we enforce the laws of the land and … Continue Reading


01.25.17

Hoeven Selected as Chairman of Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Appropriations Committee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today issued the following statement after he was selected as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Related Agencies. "Our farmers and ranchers produce the highest quality, lowest cost food supply in the world, which benefits every American, every day," said Hoeven. "As chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, I look forward to working with my colleag… Continue Reading


01.24.17

Hoeven Honors Fallen Deputy Colt Allery on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven spoke today on the floor of the U.S. Senate to honor Rolette County Sheriff Deputy Colt Allery, who was killed in the line of duty on January 18. "Deputy Allery was dedicated to serving the public and spent the last five years working in law enforcement," said Hoeven. "His colleagues remember him for his friendly and positive disposition and his commitment to making his community and our state safer. He was also well-known in St. John - the tight-knit community … Continue Reading


01.24.17

Hoeven Statements on President Trump's Executive Orders Advancing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to two of President Donald Trump's executive orders. The president has invited TransCanada, the company building the Keystone XL Pipeline, to reapply for a presidential permit. He also directed the relevant federal agencies to provide an expedited review of the project. He also directed the relevant federal agencies to expedite review of the Dakota Access Pipeline project. On the Keystone XL Pipeline "In the la… Continue Reading


01.24.17

Hoeven: Rep. Mike Pompeo Has Right Knowledge and Experience to be CIA Director

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Representative Mike Pompeo of Kansas to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): "It's important for the administration to get a strong national security team in place as soon as possible, and Mike Pompeo's confirmation is an important part of achieving that objective. He brings a keen understanding of the world and the right background to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.… Continue Reading


01.20.17

Hoeven Statement on Inauguration of President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in recognition of the inauguration of President Donald Trump: "The inauguration is an occasion when we can all come together and honor our Constitution's provision for the peaceful transfer of power. We look forward to working with the new administration to advance priorities for both North Dakota and the nation. "These include working to create jobs, reform taxes and reduce the regulatory burden to help grow our economy. We… Continue Reading


01.19.17

Hoeven Reaffirms Energy Secretary Nominee's Commitment to Visit North Dakota, See Innovative Projects Firsthand

WASHINGTON - At a Senate Energy Committee hearing today, Senator John Hoeven reaffirmed former Texas Governor and Energy Secretary nominee Rick Perry's commitment to visit North Dakota and see firsthand the innovative research and development that is ongoing in the state. "Governor Perry has demonstrated that he understands we need an all-of-the-above, states-first approach to developing our energy resources," Hoeven said. "We are doing a lot of innovative work in our state, and going forward, … Continue Reading


01.19.17

Hoeven Statement on the Death of Deputy Colt Allery

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the death of Deputy Colt Allery of the Rolette County Sheriff's Department: "Mikey and I send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Allery. Our peace officers put themselves on the line every day to protect our citizens and keep our communities safe. Deputy Colt Allery, his fellow officers and their families deserve our enduring gratitude and recognition for performing this vital duty. We honor his se… Continue Reading


01.19.17

Hoeven: Perdue a Strong Nominee for Agriculture Secretary

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to President-Elect Donald Trump's selection of former Georgia Governor George "Sonny" Perdue as his Secretary of Agriculture. "Sonny Perdue is an excellent choice for Agriculture Secretary. As a veterinarian, agricultural businessman and former governor of one the nation's leading agricultural states, he is exceptionally qualified for the job. Sonny grew up on a farm, so he knows the day-to-day challenges our fa… Continue Reading


01.18.17

Hoeven: Obama Administration Trying to Delay DAPL Again by Changing the Rules

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the Obama administration and Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy's decision to require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to do an environmental impact statement (EIS) prior to issuing an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline project: "The Obama administration is again trying to delay the Dakota Access Pipeline project by changing the rules. The company has complied with all federal and state re… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Hoeven Urges Interior Nominee Zinke to Provide More BIA Law Enforcement at DAPL Protests

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today, Senator John Hoeven urged Interior Secretary nominee Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) to help advance a range of priorities for North Dakota and the nation, including:• Providing more Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) law enforcement officers to work with state and local law enforcement to address the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protest.• Ensuring a balanced approach to multiple use on federal lands, i… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Hoeven, Heitkamp Congratulate North Dakota Students Selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp today announced that the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has selected Alyx Schmitz of Oakes and Ashlen Wright of West Fargo to serve as delegates to the program's 55th annual Washington Week. The program, which features 104 student delegates from across the country, will be held March 4 - 11. "Both in the classroom and in their communities, North Dakota's students demonstrate excellence and a hard work ethic," the senators sai… Continue Reading


01.14.17

Hoeven Updates VFW on Efforts to Expand Veteran Access to Health Care, Extended Care Services Closer to Home

WEST FARGO, N.D. - At the North Dakota Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Mid-Winter Conference today, Senator John Hoeven thanked the VFW members for their service to the nation and updated them on his efforts to improve veterans' access to health care services. "As we move into a new session of Congress and a new administration, we have a real opportunity to improve veteran health care," Hoeven said. "We made significant progress on our bipartisan legislation to open up more health care and exten… Continue Reading


01.13.17

Hoeven Announces More than $3.8 Million to Support Housing in Turtle Mountain

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $3,883,122 to the Turtle Mountain Housing Authority. The funds are made available through HUD's Indian Housing Block Grant program. "Today's grant to the Turtle Mountain Housing Authority will help ensure that those living in the Turtle Mountain community have access to safe, affordable housing," Hoeven said. -###-… Continue Reading


01.12.17

Hoeven Stresses North Dakota Priorities, Comprehensive Flood Protection Projects with OMB Nominee Rep. Mulvaney

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven this week met with Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and highlighted important priorities for North Dakota. OMB approval is required for Army Corps of Engineers' projects, like permanent flood protection for Fargo-Moorhead and Minot, which are vital to protect lives and property. "OMB plays an important role in projects that make a real difference in North Dakota, like comprehensive flood protection i… Continue Reading


01.12.17

Hoeven Statement on the Senate Passing Legislation to Enable Repeal and Replacement of Obamacare

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate passed a bill enabling Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare: "The American people have made clear that they want Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare. In fact, in a recent Gallup poll, eight out of 10 Americans said they want to see it either significantly changed or replaced altogether. Under Obamacare, they have seen their premiums and deductibles rise, and their ability to see the doctor of their … Continue Reading


01.11.17

Hoeven Statement on Meeting with Retired General John Kelly, Nominee to Head Department of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after a meeting and DHS Committee hearing with retired Marine Corps General John Kelly, President-Elect Donald Trump's nominee to head DHS: "As the former commander of the United States Southern Command and commanding general of the Multi-National Force West in Iraq, General Kelly would bring the right background and experience to DHS. In the course of our conversation, I stressed the need to secure our borders, which means … Continue Reading


01.09.17

Hoeven Announces FEMA Grant Opportunities for North Dakota Firefighters and Emergency Responders

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Homeland Security Committees, today encouraged eligible North Dakota firefighting and emergency response organizations to apply for grant funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program. The SAFER grant program, which totals $345 million in Fiscal Year 2016, helps local fire departments with… Continue Reading


01.09.17

Hoeven Working to Secure More BIA Law Enforcement Officers to Address Pipeline Protests

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) last week met with Interior Department nominee Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) and the new Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Bruce Loudermilk. In separate meetings, the senator urged them to provide state and local law enforcement authorities with additional BIA officers to address protesters who remain on Army Corps of Engineers land near the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) site. The senator briefed both Zinke and Loudermilk on the challeng… Continue Reading


01.06.17

Hoeven Announces More Than $920,000 to Address Emergency Housing Situation in Nelson County

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $922,100 to the Nelson County Housing Authority (NCHA). The funds, part of HUD's Capital Fund Emergency Grant program, will be used to remediate mold and repair housing properties. "This grant will help the Nelson County Housing Authority's efforts to remediate and prevent mold, as well as provide necessary repairs to resi… Continue Reading

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