News Releases

12.28.16

FAA Notifies Hoeven that Authorization for Beyond-Line-of-Sight Operability is Approved

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a certificate of authorization (COA) for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to oversee unmanned aircraft operations that go beyond the line of sight of the operator. The senator worked to secure approval of this request from the FAA. The North Dakota test site is the first in the nation to have such beyond-line-of-sight operability. This means the test site will be able to support the dev… Continue Reading


12.22.16

Hoeven Announces More than $1.9 Million in HUD Funding for North Dakota

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 a total of $1,903,991 to organizations in North Dakota. The funds, part of HUD's Continuum of Care Program, support organizations and service programs working to end homelessness by serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. "All North Dakotans deserve access to safe, healthy housing, and today's funds wil… Continue Reading


12.22.16

Hoeven Brings USAF Chief of Staff to N.D. to See One-of-a-Kind Capabilities of Grand Forks Air Force Base, Grand Sky Tech Park

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today led a roundtable with U.S. Air Force (USAF) Chief of Staff General David Goldfein and officials from Grand Sky, the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) and the North Dakota University System (NDUS). Hoeven invited Goldfein to the state so he could see firsthand the unique capabilities offered by the base and Grand Sky Technology and Business Park, which are available nowhere else in the nation. "We're leading the way in UAS, creating a one-of-a-kind … Continue Reading


12.19.16

Hoeven-Manchin States-First Coal Ash Recycling Legislation Passes as Part of New Water Bill

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable to outline coal ash recycling legislation he and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) worked to pass as part of the new water development bill that Congress passed earlier this month. The legislation passed with bipartisan support and the backing of coal producing states because it enforces standards through state-led permit programs, rather than through costly and time-consuming lawsuits. "Our legislation will make it easier for coal ash to … Continue Reading


12.19.16

Hoeven: Administration's Stream Buffer Rule Doesn't Work for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, today released the following statement in response to the Administration's final Stream Buffer Rule, which fails to account for differences in mining practices across the United States. "The Administration's Stream Buffer Rule clearly won't work in North Dakota," said Hoeven. "Instead of working with states to allow flexibility based on the different mining practices used across the country, the Administration has contin… Continue Reading


12.19.16

Hoeven Statement on Meeting Today with Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Senator John Hoeven today issued this statement following a meeting with Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault: "Today, Chairman Archambault and I met to discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline project and the ongoing protests in the area of construction. These protests have been very difficult for North Dakotans who live and work in the region, particularly for farmers and ranchers. They have also disrupted the lives of people who live and work in surrounding commu… Continue Reading


12.16.16

Hoeven Statement on Extension of Sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement following the enactment of the Iran Sanctions Extension Act, which extends sanctions on Iran through 2026. "We are committed to our Middle Eastern allies, especially Israel, which is why I continue to support efforts to curtail Iran's attempts to destabilize the region. Sanctions remain one of the most effective ways to address Iranian belligerence. Congress originally passed legislation in 1996 requiring the President to … Continue Reading


12.15.16

Hoeven: WTO Compliance Case Against China to Level Playing Field for N.D. Wheat, Corn Producers

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today said he fully backs U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman bringing another compliance case against China in the World Trade Organization (WTO) for failing to meet market access obligations for American wheat, corn and rice. It's the second case the USTR has taken against China this year. In September, the United States filed a separate compliance case against China for over-subsidizing its domestic crops. "In September, I offered my support to th… Continue Reading


12.15.16

Hoeven Working to support Comprehensive Efforts to Prevent & Treat Opioid Addiction

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted a roundtable with the Fargo metro area's Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction to outline his work to combat the growing issue of opioid abuse in North Dakota. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) identified the state as one of 14 that experienced a statistically significant increase in drug overdose deaths between 2013 and 2014, from 20 to 43, respectively, and the Fargo region has experienced 20 known overdose deaths this year alone. Hoeven heard f… Continue Reading


12.15.16

Hoeven Statement on the Obama Administration's Refusal to Send Additional Law Enforcement Help for DAPL Protests

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice refused to provide Morton County with additional law enforcement personnel as they requested again earlier this week. The DOJ also notified the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation today that it will not approve an application for funding submitted under the Byrne Grant program, which is administered by the DOJ: "The Obama administration again declined our request for both law en… Continue Reading


12.14.16

Hoeven: NDAA Strengthens Minot Air Force Base Missions

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable meeting with Minot military and community leaders to outline provisions he worked to secure in the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that will support the missions at Minot Air Force Base (MAFB). The bill authorizes funding to begin replacing the Huey helicopters, research and develop the next generation of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), continue upgrades and modernization to the B-52 bomber and devel… Continue Reading


12.14.16

Hoeven Highlights End-of-Year Legislative Accomplishments in Meeting with Golden Kiwanis Club

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today met with members of the Golden Kiwanis Club of Minot to highlight important provisions for North Dakota he worked to include in the recent year-end legislation Congress passed. "We worked hard to pass legislation to support our military, combat the opioid epidemic and enable reservoir permit holders to stay on their land," Hoeven said. "In the National Defense Authorization Act, we included measures to mak… Continue Reading


12.14.16

Senate Coalition Highlights Value of America's Nuclear Missiles

WASHINGTON - The Senate Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Coalition released a white paper today calling on the next administration and Congress to support the modernization of the missiles that form the land-based leg of the U.S. nuclear triad. The bipartisan Coalition, which includes senators from several states associated with the Air Force's ICBM mission, recommended that the next administration and Congress make nuclear deterrence the highest priority mission of the Department of D… Continue Reading


12.13.16

Hoeven Hosts Roundtable to Outline Legislation Enabling Lake Tschida Homeowners to Remain on Lots, Limiting Fees for Reservoirs Permits

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable with Lake Tschida homeowners to outline legislation he authored that enables them to remain on their lots, and limits fee increases for permittees on Lake Tschida, Patterson Lake and Jamestown Reservoir. The provisions were passed by Congress late Friday as part of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act. Hoeven was joined by Senator Heidi Heitkamp, who helped pass the legislation in the Senate, and Congressman Kevin C… Continue Reading


12.13.16

Hoeven Statement on the Death of Judge Myron Bright

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued this statement following the death of Judge Myron H. Bright, who served on the U.S. Court Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. "Judge Bright served his country for half a century, both in the military during World War II and on the bench, gaining the respect and admiration of people, both regionally and nationally. His judicial roles and awards are too numerous to list, but suffice to say he had an impact on the federal judiciary and the lives of thousan… Continue Reading


12.12.16

Hoeven Honors North Dakota National Guard Battalion, Families at Send-Off

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Committee, today joined state, community and North Dakota National Guard leaders in a send-off ceremony for the 136th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion based in Devils Lake. The unit is preparing for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan beginning early next year. "The men and women in the North Dakota National Guard do outstanding work, which is why the 136th has been cal… Continue Reading


12.12.16

Hoeven Legislation in New WRDA Bill Enables Lake Tschida Homes to Remain on Their Lots, Limits Fees for Reservoirs Permits

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate and House have reconciled their versions of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) and it has now passed both chambers. The House passed the measure with provisions introduced by Hoeven on Thursday, and it now goes to the president's desk for signature. The Hoeven legislation: • Enables Lake Tschida homeowners to remain on their lots.• Limits Fee Increases for permittees on Lake Tschida, Patterson Lake and the … Continue Reading


12.12.16

Hoeven: Congress Passes Legislation to Fund Government, Ensure FSA Loan Funding for Producers, Clarify Hours-of-Service Rule for Truckers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that legislation approved by Congress today to fund the government includes provisions to help farmers and ranchers access Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans and to clarify the hours-of-service regulation for truck drivers. The provisions were approved as part of legislation to continue funding the government at the current budget cap levels through April 28. Funding for Farm Service Agency (FSA) Loan Programs Due to low commodity prices and cash f… Continue Reading


12.08.16

Hoeven Statement on Corps' Transfer of Public Land to Interior Department in Trust for Tribe

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after his office was informed that the Army Corps of Engineers has transferred lands around Lake Sakakawea to be held in trust by the Department of Interior for the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation: "We are concerned that the Corps and Department of the Interior did not have agreements in place to protect access and all beneficial uses around the lake before transferring public land to the Interior De… Continue Reading


12.08.16

House Passes Hoeven Legislation to Help Homeowners on Lake Tschida and Other Reservoirs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said he was pleases the House has passed his legislation enabling Lake Tschida homeowners to remain on their lots. The measure also caps fee increases for permittees on Lake Tschida, Patterson Lake and the Jamestown Reservoir. The Senate has already passed the measure and sent it to the House, but the legislation will now return to the Senate for a final vote. Hoeven Amendment Enables Lake Home Owners to Remain on Lake Tschida The Hoeven amendment enables… Continue Reading

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