News Releases


Hoeven Statement on Leader McConnell

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he will step down from his position as leader in November.           “Senator McConnell is the longest-serving Senate leader in history, and we appreciate his service to the institution and our nation. He began his service in the Senate during the Reagan Revolution, and has been a strong proponent of promoting peace through strength and American exceptionalism. During his tenur… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Royalty Rate Reduction Approved for Beulah’s Freedom Mine, Supporting Affordable Baseload Power

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that, following his efforts, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved a 10-year extension of North American Coal’s royalty rate of 2.2 percent for Freedom Mine in Beulah: The reduction is consistent with market rates for non-federal coal in the region, providing certainty to the largest lignite mine in the U.S. and preserving cost-effective access to taxpayer-owned coal resources for: Basin Electric’… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Bicameral Amicus Brief Supporting Pro-Life SCOTUS Case

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined a bicameral group in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) in the case of Moyle v. United States and Idaho v. United States. The brief was led by Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Representative Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho) and supports the State of Idaho in defending its pro-life law, the Defense of Life Act, against wrongful reinterpretation of federal law by the Biden administration. The amicus brief was filed by an additional 24 U.S. Sena… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Appeals Court Overturns Obama-Era Moratorium on Federal Coal Leasing

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated a federal district judge’s reinstatement of the Obama-era moratorium on coal leasing for federal lands. “Our state and nation depend on the affordable and reliable electricity provided by our coal industry,” said Hoeven. “The lower court’s reinstatement of the Obama-era coal leasing moratorium, combined with… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Colleagues Call on Biden Administration to Withdraw Costly, Overreaching EV Mandate

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, this week joined Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-Iowa) in calling on the Biden administration to withdraw a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requiring 67 percent of new light-duty vehicles and 46 percent of medium-duty vehicles to be electric by 2032. This rule amounts to a de facto mandate for electric vehicles (EVs) and phase out of t… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors Taylor–Richardton Elementary School for Designation as 2023 Blue Ribbon School

TAYLOR, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today presented a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol to the students, educators and families of Taylor-Richardton Elementary School in honor of their designation as a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School. As a special symbol representing the school’s exemplary teaching and learning, the National Blue Ribbon School flag will be displayed along with the U.S. flag presented by Senator Hoeven. “We congratulate Taylor-Richardton Elementary School on their designation as … Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Work To Keep Farm In The Farm Bill At Minot Chamber Agriculture Roundtable

MINOT, N.D. - At an agriculture roundtable with Congressman Kelly Armstrong and the Minot Chamber of Commerce, Senator John Hoeven, a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, outlined key priorities that he is working to include in the next Farm Bill. Hoeven outlined his efforts to keep the farm in the farm bill and ensure the legislation makes the necessary investments in tools farmers and ranchers use every day, in… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Identify, Secure Funding for Future Minot Flood Protection Phases

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with Minot city officials and representatives from the St. Paul District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss progress on building permanent flood protection for the entire Souris River Valley, as well as opportunities to secure funding for future phases of the project. In particular, the senator: ·      Stressed the importance of reaching agreement with the railroads for the Corps to build the remainder of the Maple Diversion, the project’s… Continue Reading


Hoeven Reviews Progress on New Heart Of America Medical Center in Rugby

RUGBY, N.D. - Today, Senator John Hoeven toured the new Heart of America Medical Center (HAMC) in Rugby set to open later this year. Previously, Hoeven announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had approved more than $55 million in USDA loans for HAMC to construct a new hospital, clinic and long-term care facility. That includes $50,243,000 in a Community Facilities Loan and $5,000,000 in a Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan. As ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropria… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Enhance Lake Region Health Care

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable with local leaders and health care providers in Devils Lake to discuss CommonSpirit Health’s master plan for, and progress on, updating the local hospital. This is the third roundtable Hoeven has held to address the most urgent health care needs of the region, with the senator today having brought together the following stakeholders to move these efforts forward: Tim Bricker, President and CEO, CommonSpirit Health Midwest Divisio… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Following Expansion, VA to Develop Enhanced Facilities at Fargo National Cemetery

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable with state and local leaders, veterans groups, the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber and other stakeholders to discuss the expansion of the Fargo National Cemetery (FNC) from 5 to 35 acres and opportunities for future enhancements. Specifically, Hoeven outlined a commitment he secured from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to work with stakeholders in the region to build a Veterans Cemetery Center on the newly purchased land th… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Marshall to EPA: Appeal Arizona Court Ruling on Dicamba, Expand Existing Dicamba Stock Order

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today joined Senator Roger Marshall in pressing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to appeal the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona decision to vacate certain dicamba registrations. The senators highlighted the adverse impact of the court decision, which comes at a time when farmers have already made planting decisions for the spring. In addition to pressing the EPA to appeal the decision and… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement as North Dakota’s DAPL Protest Damages Lawsuit Trial Begins

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement as the trial begins in the State of North Dakota’s lawsuit against the federal government for damages from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests. The state is seeking $38 million to cover its emergency response costs resulting from the federal government negligence during the protests. This comes in addition to the $10 million that Hoeven secured in 2017 as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee to help reimb… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Cramer, Armstrong Secure Commitment to Expand USPS Audit to Include Dickinson, Grand Forks & Fargo

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced that following their request, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Inspector General has agreed to expand its postal audit of the Minnesota-North Dakota District to include Dickinson, Grand Forks and Fargo, in addition to the ongoing audit of facilities in Bismarck, Mandan and Minot: The North Dakota delegation requested the expansion of the audit to include additional North Dakota facilities, highlig… Continue Reading


Hoeven Introduces Legislation to Hold IHS Accountable to 30-Day Timeline For Outside Care Reimbursements

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), former chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, introduced the Purchased and Referred Care Improvement Act to require the Indian Health Service (IHS) to reimburse tribal members for care sought outside of IHS in a timely manner. The bill, which is sponsored by Senators Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and cosponsored by Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), would prevent tribal members from being wrongfully charged with medical debt t… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on the National Security Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding funding for the national security supplemental legislation, which passed the Senate 70-29.  “We need to stand with Israel as they defend themselves against the horrific terrorist attacks of Hamas. I believe that U.S. support for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan should be focused on military assistance. This version of the bill removed about $20 billion in non-military fu… Continue Reading


Hoeven: FAA Awards $10 Million for Hector International Terminal Expansion Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced a $10 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) award for the Hector International Airport Terminal Expansion Project. As a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to secure the award and continues his efforts to fulfill the federal cost share of more than $80 million for the estimated $155 million project, which includes expanding the current terminal building to nine gates, an apron expansion and a new par… Continue Reading


Hoeven Pushing Back On Biden Administration’s Ban on LNG Export Approvals

WASHINGTON - At a press conference with his Senate Republican colleagues this week, Senator John Hoeven pushed back on the Biden administration’s ban on new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export authorizations, citing the policy’s harm to U.S. economic and national security interests. Last month, the Biden administration indefinitely halted approvals for new LNG export authorizations while it reviews the Department of Energy’s (DOE) application process. “The U.S. should not only be energy independ… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Senate Debate of Security Supplemental

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after voting against the procedural motion on legislation to provide assistance to Ukraine, Taiwan and Israel.   “I opposed the procedural motion on this legislation at this point, because we are still trying to get amendments to ensure the legislation strengthens our own forces as well as providing military assistance to important allies.”  -###-… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on EPA Finalizing Unattainable, Costly Standards for U.S. Energy Producers & Manufacturers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a new regulation imposing unworkable mandates and greater costs on manufacturers and energy producers, contributing to higher prices for American consumers. Last year, Hoeven joined his colleagues in pressing the EPA to rescind the changes to the particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), with the senators: Citing a review complet… Continue Reading

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