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Hoeven Leading Legislation to Block Defense Department's Green New Deal Mandates

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, introduced the Focus on the Mission Act (S.27), legislation to stop the Department of Defense (DoD) from imposing a new environmental rule on federal contractors, both large and small, that would ultimately drive up costs for our national defense. Hoeven previously sponsored this legislation in the 117th Congress and intends to lead legislation under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to rescind the rule s… Continue Reading


Hoeven Colleagues Introduce Bill to Require Increased Oil & Gas Production on Federal Lands Before Tapping SPR

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) helped introduce the Strategic Production Response Act, legislation sponsored by Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) to prioritize American energy production. Specifically, the bill would prohibit the U.S. Secretary of Energy from tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) for reasons other than a severe energy supply interruption until the U.S. Secretary of the Interior issues a plan to increase oil and gas production on federal lands and waters. … Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Repeal Burdensome Tax Reporting Threshold

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today helped reintroduce the Stop the Nosy Obsession with Online Payments (SNOOP) Act, a bill sponsored by Senator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) to repeal the American Rescue Plan requirement that third-party payment platforms report businesses' gross transaction volumes totaling more than $600 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Previously, payment providers were only required to report information when a payee had over 200 commercial transactions per year that exc… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on March for Life

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement in honor of the annual March for Life events held in North Dakota and Washington, D.C.: "Thank you to all those in North Dakota and across the nation who are participating in this year's March for Life," said Hoeven. "Your efforts make a real difference as we support the sanctity of life. We appreciate your support for the unborn and stand with you as we continue working to protect human life." Hoeven has helped introduc… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Colleagues Urge CMS to Ensure Flexibility for Nursing Homes in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today joined Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), in urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to avoid one-size-fits-all staffing mandates for nursing homes and ensure flexibility for providers to address recruitment and retention challenges. In a letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, the senators caution that such mandates would exacerbate existing… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Biden Administration’s Final WOTUS Rule a Costly Overreach

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Biden administration's final rule to redefine the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) was published in the Federal Register. "The Biden administration's new WOTUS definition is a costly federal overreach that we cannot afford," said Hoeven. "President Biden continues to push America down the wrong path with higher taxes and burdensome regulations that will stifle needed energy development and only make inflation worse. W… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Farm Bill Priorities & Efforts to Ensure Reliable Transportation Services for Ag Producers

FARGO, N.D. - At the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association's annual convention today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts to maintain strong farm policy to benefit both agriculture producers and American consumers. To this end, Hoeven is working as the lead Republican on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee to: Ensure North Dakota farmers and ranchers have the opportunity to give direct input as work begins on the next f… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Welcome Home NDNG's 957 Engineer Company, Highlights Their Work on Southern Border

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped welcome home the members of the North Dakota National Guard's (NDNG) 957 Engineer Company, thanking them for their yearlong service along the nation's southern border in support of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Last year, the senator visited the Guard members in Del Rio and Eagle Pass, Texas to highlight their mission and call attention to the ongoing illegal immigration crisis. Hoeven made similar trips to El Paso and the Rio Grande … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Thread Awarded $1.2 Million for UAS Research & Development to Enhance Grand Forks AFB Security

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Thread, formerly known as Airtonomy, a North Dakota technology startup, has received a $1.2 million award under the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to develop an unmanned aerial system (UAS) solution that willenhance perimeter security at the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB). The award, which is being made by AFWERX, an arm of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), will help ensure the 5,773-acre base i… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Beginning of 118th Congress

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following the statement after the swearing in of the 118th Congress. "With the start of the 118th Congress, we need to focus on addressing the real issues impacting American households," said Hoeven. "That means getting inflation under control, and the best way to do this is to unleash all of America's vast energy resources, including our abundant oil, gas and coal reserves. At the same time, we need to reduce spending and find savings to address our … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Biden Administration's Final WOTUS Rule

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a final rule to redefine the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS). "The Biden administration continues to push overbroad regulations that impose increased costs and greater constraints on our economy, which ultimately lead to higher prices for American consumers," said Hoeven. "Like the Obama-era rule, this new WOTUS definition violate… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Tester Lead Colleagues Calling on Administration to Support Northern Border Priorities

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) led their colleagues in urging U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shalanda Young to prioritize including resources to properly staff and secure the northern border as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 President's Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In addition, the senators outline the need to resume normal operating hours at the northern ports of entry, invest in technology deployment a… Continue Reading


Hoeven: SCOTUS Ruling to Maintain Title 42 a Win For Border Security; Biden Administration Needs to Enforce Our Laws

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling to maintain the Title 42 Public Health Order while litigation on the issue proceeds. The decision reverses an earlier federal court opinion that enabled the Biden administration to rescind the immigration tool, which allows immigration officials to return illegal immigrants to their home country and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Hoeven has been working to keep Title 42 in place and … Continue Reading


Hoeven Leading Efforts to Stop Defense Department's Costly Green New Deal Mandates

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, is leading efforts to stop the Department of Defense (DoD) from imposing a new environmental rule on federal contractors, both large and small, that would drive up costs for our national defense. Hoeven was joined by all Republican senators in pressing for DoD to drop the newly proposed rule requiring burdensome greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting. Additionally, Hoeven introduced legislation with 15 o… Continue Reading


Hoeven: North Dakota's Rising Population Due to Strong Economy, Pro-Growth Business Climate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the U.S. Census Bureau released estimates showing North Dakota with a record population of 779,261 residents in 2022. "We've worked hard in North Dakota to build a pro-growth business climate that attracts investment, creates good-paying jobs and supports a high quality of life," said Hoeven. "As a result, our state has reached a record population of nearly 780,000 residents, while being one of the youngest states in the nati… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Voting Against $1.7 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement opposing the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill: "With American families facing higher costs due to inflation, Congress needs to stop spending," said Hoeven. "While there are provisions in this legislation that we support, the topline spending is too high. Instead of passing a massive $1.7 trillion bill, we should allow the next Congress to address government funding. Going forward, Congress needs to work through regular order to … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Resignation of Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford, Appointment of Tammy Miller

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford announced his resignation and Governor Doug Burgum appointed Tammy Miller to the post: "Look no further than the prosperous energy industry in North Dakota to see Brent Sanford's hard work and dedication to our state. During his time as both mayor of Watford City and lieutenant governor, Brent was instrumental in helping to develop North Dakota's energy industry, creati… Continue Reading


Hoeven Welcomes Valley City High School Student to Senate Page Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Abby Redfearn of Jamestown has been selected to participate in the U.S. Senate Page Program's fall 2022 session. A junior at Valley City High School, Abby is involved in competitive speech, tennis and student government. "It is a privilege to sponsor North Dakota students to serve in the U.S. Senate as official pages, and this prestigious, academically rigorous program is providing Abby with the unique opportunity to study the democratic pr… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Colleagues Calling on Pentagon to Reinstate Soldiers Discharged Due to Biden's COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in urging U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to freeze all COVID-19 vaccine-related discharges, and to establish a quick and thorough process so all members who were discharged because they refused the COVID-19 vaccine can be reinstated with back pay and full benefits. The senators' letter comes after the Senate approved the National Defense Authorization act (NDAA), which includes a provision Hoeven worked … Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Commitment from Interior Deputy Secretary to Expedite Review of BNI Mine Plan

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven secured a commitment from Department of the Interior (DOI) Deputy Secretary Tommy Beaudreau to expedite review of a new federal mine plan for the Center Mine. The new plan is needed to provide certainty for BNI Coal and Minnkota Power Cooperative's continued operations. Without its approval, BNI and Minnkota would have to incur significant costs to make and implement contingency plans fo… Continue Reading

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