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Hoeven: FM Flood Protection Inlet Structure Serves as Hinge for First-in-the-Nation P3 Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today, along with Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor and local leaders, marked the completion of the inlet structure for the Fargo-Moorhead region’s flood protection project. The inlet is a key element, tying together the local portion of the project with the federal portion, which is able to move forward due to Hoeven’s successful efforts to: Fully fund the $750 million federal cost share. Through his role on the Senate Energy a… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Cassidy Introduce Resolution Opposing Carbon Tax

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, today introduced a resolution, led by Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), opposing a carbon tax. The resolution outlines the negative impacts of a carbon tax, including discouraging domestic manufacturing and energy production, more jobs and businesses moving overseas, and lower economic growth. “Imposing a carbon tax on U.S. producers would take our nation in the wrong direction - hampering economic growth and raising co… Continue Reading


Hoeven: As We Stand with Israel, We Must Also Protect Americans Against Terrorist Threats Here at Home by Securing the Border

WASHINGTON - During remarks delivered on the floor of the U.S. Senate this week, Senator John Hoeven outlined the threat that Hamas and other Iranian-backed terrorist groups pose to Israel as well as to Americans, both abroad and here at home. The senator: Affirmed the United States’ commitment to the security of its ally Israel as it works to both secure the release of hostages held by Hamas and remove Hamas from power. Outlined a report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that a … Continue Reading


Hoeven Votes to Confirm Michael Whitaker as FAA Administrator

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after voting to confirm Michael Whitaker as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “Michael Whitaker brings a depth of experience to this important position, both in the private sector and in prior roles at the FAA,” said Hoeven. “We look forward to working with him to meet the demand for safe and efficient air service in North Dakota. At the same time, we continue our efforts to leverage and expand our state’s… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Shaheen Urge Air Force Secretary to Make Air Guard Tuition Assistance Program Permanent

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) recently called on the Air Force to establish a permanent federal tuition assistance (FTA) program benefitting Air National Guard members, consistent with the program available to the Army National Guard. In a letter to Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall, the senators highlighted the success of the Air Guard FTA pilot program and the role it plays in supporting the recruitment of individuals with the skills needed for today’s … Continue Reading


Hoeven: DOE Awards $465 Million Grant for Energy Transmission Investments in North Dakota, Minnesota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a nearly $465 million grant for grid infrastructure investments in North Dakota and the surrounding region. The grant is being awarded to the Joint Targeted Interconnection Queue (JTIQ) Transmission Project, a collaboration between Midcontinent Independent Service Operator (MISO) and the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), along with utility, developer, and stat… Continue Reading


Hoeven Pushing Back on De Facto EV Mandate from the EPA

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today joined Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.) in introducing the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act to prevent the Biden Administration’s implementation of a proposed rule and other regulations that seek to limit consumer vehicle choice. The legislation comes in response to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal, which sets emissions standards for… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Rubio to President: Resume, Expand Construction of Border Wall

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week called on President Joe Biden to secure the border and construct the border wall. In a letter led by Senator Marco Rubio, Hoeven and his colleagues outline the need to resume and expand construction of the border wall. The letter also requests that the administration resubmit its supplemental funding request to include specific resources for border construction. The letter follows an announcement by the Biden administration that it would proceed with t… Continue Reading


Hoeven: FERC Approves WBI Energy’s Wahpeton Natural Gas Expansion Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved WBI Energy’s expansion project to bring natural gas service to Wahpeton. The 60.5-mile pipeline would deliver 20.6 million cubic feet of natural gas to the region, supporting existing businesses like agriculture processors while also providing additional capacity for future industrial expansion. Last y… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Rubio Call on Biden to Enforce Existing Law, Revoke Visas of Foreign Nationals Supporting Hamas & Terrorist Organizations

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) this week joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in introducing a resolution calling on President Joe Biden to enforce existing law and revoke the visas of foreign nationals who endorse or espouse activity in support of Hamas or other Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs). The resolution comes in response to foreign nationals within the U.S. supporting Hamas’s declaration of an international “day of rage” and the terrorist acts committed against Israe… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate Passes Resolution Standing with Israel

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after voting to approve a Senate resolution expressing solidarity with Israel in the wake of the terrorist attacks by Hamas. “This resolution makes it clear that the United States Senate stands firmly with our friend and ally Israel,” said Hoeven, “At the same time, we unequivocally condemn Hamas’ terrorist attacks as well as Iran for sponsoring Hamas and other terrorist organizations. The atrocities that happened in Israel e… Continue Reading


Hoeven Requests that NPS Extend Deadline for Public Comment on TRNP Wild Horse Management

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week requested that the National Park Service (NPS) extend the deadline for public comment on the agency’s proposed options for managing the wild horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. In a letter to NPS Director Charles Sams, the senator called on the agency to extend the public comment period, originally scheduled to close on October 25, for an additional 30 days. Following Hoeven’s efforts this week with Director Sams, as well as NPS Midwest Regional… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines U.S. Support for Israel, Calls on Biden Administration to Reinstate Maximum Pressure on Iran

WASHINGTON - During remarks delivered on the floor of the U.S. Senate today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the United States’ continued commitment to supporting its ally Israel. At the same time, Hoeven called on the Biden administration to end negotiations with Iran and reinstate a policy of maximum pressure on the regime, including imposing sanctions without waivers. The senator also reinforced these points at a press conference today with his Senate Republican colleagues. “The images emerging… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Colleagues to President: Do Everything Possible to Rescue American Hostages Held in Gaza

WASHINGTON. - Senator John Hoeven today pressed President Joe Biden to do everything in his power to free American hostages taken by Hamas from Israel, and to support Israel’s efforts to dismantle the threat of Hamas. Hoeven was part of a bipartisan, bicameral group of 49 lawmakers, led by Senators Joni Ernst and Cory Booker, who urged the President to put his full attention on freeing Americans being held hostage. “Hamas has already killed 30 Americans and likely injured many more… With U.S. c… Continue Reading


Hoeven Votes for CRA Resolution to Stop Biden Administration’s CFPB Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today voted to strike down the Biden administration’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Small Business Lending Data Collection Rule. The CFPB rule imposes burdensome data collection requirements on covered financial institutions, which are particularly costly for smaller lenders, while making the data public, potentially risking the privacy of small business owners. Hoeven cosponsored the Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution of Disapproval (S.J.Res… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Rubio Working to Ban Oil and Natural Gas Imports from Venezuela and Iran

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in reintroducing the Preempting Misguided Appeasement and Financing of Destabilizing Regimes Act to prohibit the importation of Venezuelan and Iranian crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products and liquefied natural gas into the United States. The legislation comes in response to recent media reports indicating that the Biden administration had agreed to lift sectoral sanctions on the Maduro regime’s petroleum indus… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Freeze $6 Billion Payment to Iran, Investigate Iranian Assets

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today joined Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, in introducing the Revoke Iranian Funding Act to: Rescind the general licenses that allow Iran access to $6 billion in assets housed in Qatar. Prevent the Iranian regime from accessing and using the funds to finance terrorist attacks against Israel or any other nation. Direct the Tre… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors Members of 817th Engineer Company at Send-Off Ceremony

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today paid tribute to the approximately 125 members of the North Dakota National Guard’s (NDNG) 817th Engineer Company who are deploying for a year-long mission to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the southern border. The unit’s deployment follows the deployments of the NDNG’s 957 Engineer Company and 1-112 Aviation Battalion to the southern border. “The National Guard represents the finest men and women in our country. The work they do each… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helping Introduce Legislation to Immediately Freeze $6 Billion Payment to Iran

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced he is helping introduce legislation to block Iran from accessing the $6 billion in funds that the Biden administration agreed to release. The legislation, which is being led by Senator Tom Cotton and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, will immediately freeze the funds. The senators are seeking to pass the bill by unanimous consent. “The horrific events of last weekend make it clea… Continue Reading


Following Hoeven Efforts, DOE Awards up to $925 Million to EERC-Led Partnership to Develop Hydrogen Hub

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a grant of up to $925 million to a partnership led by the University of North Dakota (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) for the development of the Heartland Hydrogen Hub. Hoeven worked to advance the EERC’s application on behalf of this multi-state project, which will connect hydrogen facilities across the region to meet existing demand for hydrogen and support growth… Continue Reading

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