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Hoeven, Rubio Call for Investigation of Pro-Palestinian Protestors Defacing Los Angeles National Cemetery

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today joined an effort led by Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) calling on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the recent defacement of the Los Angeles National Cemetery, where more than 80,000 veterans are buried, by pro-Palestinian protesters. The senators stressed that vandalizing the cemetery, which is operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, violates federal law and called for the perpetrators to be held accountable. “Veteran… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Budd File Amicus Brief Supporting First & Second Amendment Rights in Supreme Court Case

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined a bicameral group, led by Senator Ted Budd (R-NC), in filing an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court in NRA v. Vullo. The brief urges the Court to stop the State of New York from abusing its regulatory power to impose financial blacklists on the National Rifle Association (NRA) and any other advocacy organization purely based on their personal beliefs. Specifically, the brief challenges formal guidance brought by Maria Vullo, the Superintendent of the… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Enhancing Farm Safety Net, Producer-Friendly Programs Central to Farm Bill Negotiations

FARGO, N.D. - At the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association Annual Convention today, Senator John Hoeven discussed key priorities that he is working to include in the next Farm Bill. As a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has been gathering input from North Dakota producers and working to secure enhancements for the nation’s farm policy, including: Maintaining and strengthening crop insurance, th… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Taxes and Burdensome Mandates Increase Inflation, Hurt U.S. Energy Security

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today released the following statement after the Biden administration issued a proposed fee on energy producers and other industries for methane emissions. The fee was authorized under Democrats reckless tax-and-spend bill and comes in addition to costly technology mandates that the administration finalized last month, both of which will result in increased prices for consumers. “The cost of energy … Continue Reading


Hoeven, Sullivan, Kaine Introduce Resolution Supporting Taiwan’s Commitment to Democracy Prior to Taiwan Election

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) in introducing a bipartisan resolution commending Taiwan for its commitment to democratic elections and institutions, regardless of the Chinese Communist Party’s continued coercion, prior to Taiwan’s upcoming election. “Our resolution shows support for the people of Taiwan and commends their dedication to holding democratic elections,” said Hoeven. “We must continue to encourage our dem… Continue Reading


Hoeven Votes to Override Biden Veto, Rescind Burdensome CFPB Rule Impacting Small Businesses

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today voted to override President Biden’s veto of a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval that Hoeven cosponsored to rescind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Small Business Lending Data Collection Rule, which will raise costs for small businesses, impose burdensome data collection requirements and make the data public, potentially risking the privacy of small business owners. In October, a bipartisan majority of the Senate approv… Continue Reading


Hoeven: North Dakota Proves Time and Again That State-Led Regulation is the Right Approach for our Nation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after a federal judge granted North Dakota’s motion to intervene in a lawsuit brought by the Sierra Club challenging State Implementation Plans for Regional Haze, including North Dakota’s, which were under consideration and pending approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As governor and as a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Hoeven has worked to ensure the agency’s approval of the… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement Honoring Life and Service of Former ND Senator Dwight Cook

MANDAN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement honoring the life and service of former North Dakota Senator Dwight Cook. “For more than 20 years, Senator Cook helped build a more prosperous North Dakota, providing a higher quality of life and more opportunity for our state’s people,” said Hoeven. “As a small business owner, he understood the challenges facing our economy, which informed his tireless work as chair of the Senate Finance and Taxation Committee. We join his… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Land Transfer Finalized to Expand Fargo National Cemetery to 35 Acres

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the sale of 30 acres has been finalized between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and local landowners to expand the Fargo National Cemetery’s (FNC) footprint from 5 acres to 35 acres, following his efforts to ensure the cemetery has adequate space for the future. Specifically, Hoeven: Began working on this priority after hearing from local veterans groups that the cemetery would run out of room sooner than anticipated. Worked thro… Continue Reading


Hoeven Continues Working to Ensure USPS Fixes Mail & Newspaper Delivery Issues in North Dakota, Receives Commitment to Address Dickinson Delivery Issue, Minot Box Repairs

***Click here for Hoeven’s letter to USPS. Click here and here for USPS’s responses to Hoeven.*** BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven continued his efforts to ensure that the United States Postal Service (USPS) is fixing mail and newspaper delivery issues in North Dakota, and again called on the Postal Service meet with communities in the state before moving forward with mail processing changes.  “From receiving the local newspaper to refilling prescriptions, paying bills, and sending package… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Introduction of ATF Accountability Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.) in introducing legislation to provide transparency on rulings made by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and establish a formal appeals process. Currently: The ATF engages in a secretive classification review process to determine whether a particular firearm is regulated by the National Firearms Act. Justifications for decisions are often only made available to manufacturers in private corresponden… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Judge’s Order Ensuring North Dakota’s DAPL Protest Damages Lawsuit Can Proceed

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after U.S. Federal Judge Daniel Traynor issued an order rejecting the federal government’s motion for summary judgement in North Dakota’s lawsuit claiming 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 … Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Keep The Farm in the Farm Bill, Outlines Key Agriculture Priorities at Farmers Union Annual Meeting

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the North Dakota Farmers Union annual meeting, where he outlined key priorities that he is working to include in the next Farm Bill. As a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has been gathering input from North Dakota producers and working to secure enhancements for the nation’s farm policy, including: Maintaining and strengthening crop insurance,… Continue Reading


Hoeven Introduces Legislation to Improve Security at VA Facilities, Help Ensure Safety of Patients & Staff

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week introduced the VA Medical Center Security Report Act, legislation led by Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) to address security challenges at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. Specifically, the bill would direct the VA to study and report to Congress on the following issues impacting VA Medical Centers and other sites under the jurisdiction of VA Police: The type and frequency of criminal activity experi… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Shaheen Introduce STATUS Act to Establish Permanent Air Guard Tuition Assistance Program

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) this week introduced legislation to establish a permanent federal tuition assistance (FTA) program benefitting Air National Guard members. The Air Guard Standardizing Tuition Assistance to Unify the Services (STATUS) Act requires the Secretary of the Air Force to provide tuition assistance to members of the Air National Guard, consistent with the program available to the Army National Guard. The legislation is supported by th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures $350 Million DOE Grant to Advance Project Tundra

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced he has helped secure $350 million in federal funding for Project Tundra, a carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) project on a traditional coal-fired power plant. Project Tundra is led by Minnkota Power Cooperative and partners TC Energy, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kiewit. Hoeven has been working to advance Project Tundra to provide a way forward for the state’s coal-fir… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate Passes FY2024 NDAA with Important Priorities for ND Missions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after voting for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Hoeven worked to ensure the final bill provides strong support for our men and women in uniform, including authorizing a 5.2 percent pay increase for servicemembers. Additionally, the senator included provisions in the bill to support missions in North Dakota. “North Dakota plays a v… Continue Reading


Hoeven: NDSU Receives $3 Million DOT Grant to Continue Leading Region 8 Transportation Center

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $3 million to North Dakota State University’s (NDSU) Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute to continue leading the Region 8 University Transportation Center (UTC). The Center for Transformative Infrastructure Preservation and Sustainability led by NDSU conducts research valued by transportation agencies in the region… Continue Reading


Hoeven Addresses ND Student Councils Conference, Holds Q&A and Encourages Student Leaders

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the North Dakota Association of Student Councils state conference, where he thanked the students for taking on leadership roles in their schools and encouraged them to continue embracing the challenges facing their generation to help build a better future for their communities, state and nation. Hoeven also held a question and answer session with the student leaders, discussing a wide range of priorities important to North Dakota and the U.S. … Continue Reading


ND Delegation Secures $55 Million For Expansion Of Theodore Roosevelt Expressway

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven, Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced a $55 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the expansion of US Highway 85, also known as the Theodore Roosevelt Expressway, in western North Dakota. The funding will be used to widen more than 13 miles of the roadway in McKenzie County from two lanes to four lanes, as well as to widen shoulders and reduce roadway curves from Watford City to I-94. Earlier this year, t… Continue Reading

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