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04.22.16

Hoeven, Klobuchar Provision to Help Nonprofits Save Money on Energy Efficiency Upgrades Passes Senate as Part of Bipartisan Senate Energy Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - John Hoeven (R-ND) and U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced that a provision based on their Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act to help nonprofit organizations save money on energy efficiency upgrades passed the Senate this week as part of the bipartisan energy bill. The provision creates a grant program that will help nonprofits - including places of worship, faith-based organizations, and youth centers -- afford the materials needed to improve the energy efficiency of thei… Continue Reading


04.22.16

Hoeven: Appropriations Committee Approves Funding Bill to Enhance Local Law Enforcement, Victim Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Act. As a member of the committee, Hoeven worked to secure funding for North Dakota's priorities, including programs that enhance local law enforcement's ability to protect communities and help ensure victims of crime have access to vital services. "The CJS funding bill helps support the ongoin… Continue Reading


04.21.16

Hoeven Statement Following Meeting with President Obama's Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today met with Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama's nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. "After meeting with Judge Merrick Garland, my position has not changed. Although I respect him as an individual, I do not support his confirmation. I have serious concerns about his record on Second Amendment rights and his support for President Obama's regulatory agenda, which will hurt farmers, ranchers, energy workers and small businesses in… Continue Reading


04.21.16

Hoeven Continues Efforts to Repeal WOTUS

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today spoke on the Senate floor ahead of a vote on his legislation to defund the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waters of the U.S. rule, which would prevent its implementation. The senator stressed the rule's severe impacts and excessive scope, as well as the agency's lack of legal authority to issue such a broad regulation. The measure, which was offered as an amendment to the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, was supported by strong maj… Continue Reading


04.21.16

Hoeven: Senate Transportation, HUD Appropriations Bill Approved by Committee Includes Hoeven Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee, on which he serves, has approved the $56.5 billion Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act (THUD). The measure supports transportation and housing infrastructure, including air, rail and highway safety, as well as housing and community development programs. Importantly for North Dakota, the legislation includes a provision that Hoeven authored to help existing airports, like… Continue Reading


04.20.16

Hoeven Worked to Pass Key Elements of Sportsmen's Act as Part of Energy Bill Passed Today

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate has passed the bipartisan Sportsmen's Act. Hoeven, who serves on the Senate Energy Committee and the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, worked to pass the legislation through committee and get it included in the Energy Policy Modernization Act, which passed earlier today. The measure, which passed the committee in November, reauthorizes important conservation programs, improves access to federal lands and helps to boost the outdoor … Continue Reading


04.20.16

Hoeven Helps Pass Resolution Recognizing the Benefits of 4-H Youth Development & Mentoring Programs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a resolution recognizing and celebrating the benefits of the national 4-H program and its new initiative, "Grow True Leaders." 4-H is the country's largest youth development organization, working to empower young people to reach their full potential. "One of the best parts of serving as a U.S. Senator is having the opportunity to meet so many of bright, hardworking young people from North Dakota," Hoeve… Continue Reading


04.20.16

Hoeven: USDA Awards Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians More than $1.3 Million in Federal Funding

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a grant of $1,378,003 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. The funds will be used to construct a functional waste transfer facility, which includes a maintenance building, performing paving improvements and implementing a basic recycling program. "One of the mo… Continue Reading


04.20.16

Hoeven Legislation Included in Senate Energy Legislation Passed Today

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Energy Committee, today announced that the U.S. Senate has passed the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016. The bill includes legislation authored and introduced by the senator to help streamline energy regulations and address common problems faced by energy producers and consumers. The bipartisan vote was 85 to 12. "All of our measures are straightforward, commonsense solutions for energy producers and consumers," Hoeven said. "North Dakota … Continue Reading


04.19.16

Hoeven: Senate Passes New $33 Billion FAA Reauthorization Bill, Measure Includes Hoeven Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate has passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization, which includes Hoeven legislation that will extend congressional authorization for the nation's six unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test sites, including the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in Grand Forks, for five years. A second Hoeven measure will strengthen UAS Research and Development at the University of North Dakota. The legislation authorizes $33.1 billion i… Continue Reading


04.18.16

Hoeven Announces Nearly $12 Million in Available Funding for Rural Broadband Projects

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making $11.7 million in funding available to establish broadband in unserved rural communities. The funds are made available through USDA's Community Connect grant program, which provides funds to state, tribal and local governments, non-profit organizations and private industry to support the developm… Continue Reading


04.18.16

Hoeven Statement on First Export of North Dakota Bakken Crude

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, today issued the following statement after Hess Corp's sale of Bakken crude for export out of the U.S. Gulf Coast to Europe. It is the first foreign export of North Dakota oil since Congress lifted the ban on exporting crude last December. "For over a decade we worked to build North Dakota's oil and gas industry by building a strong business climate in our state, and today we're the second largest oil- producing state in… Continue Reading


04.18.16

Hoeven Continues Work to Improve Veterans Access to Care in Local Communities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (VA) Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Fiscal Year 2017 Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill provides strong funding to provide the nation's veterans with the services and care they earned serving our nation. The funding legislation, which was recently passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee, is part of the senator's continuing efforts to improve health and long-term care options f… Continue Reading


04.18.16

Hoeven Presses BLM to Let States Lead in Regulating Flaring, Expedite Gas-Gathering Infrastructure Permits

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee last week, Senator John Hoeven pressed officials from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to work with states and industry to reduce natural gas flaring by developing workable regulations, allowing states to take the lead in the regulatory process and addressing BLM's backlog of permit applications for gas gathering infrastructure. Hoeven stressed that states are already making tremendous progress in reducing flaring … Continue Reading


04.15.16

Hoeven Working to Advance Permanent Flood Protection for Red River Valley and Minot

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate's Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, which the full Senate Appropriations Committee approved this week, contains important provisions and funding that support permanent flood protection projects in Fargo and Minot. The bill provides $6 billion for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, nearly $1.4 billion more than the Corps' FY17 budget request, which will help ensure continued progress on flood control project… Continue Reading


04.15.16

Hoeven: Energy Appropriations Bill Supports Updates to Cruise Missiles at Minot Air Force Base

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate's Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, which the full Senate Appropriations Committee approved this week, includes funding to refurbish the W80 warheads for the Air Force's nuclear cruise missiles, which are carried on the B-52s at Minot Air Force Base (AFB). As a member of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, Hoeven pressed his fellow appropriators to ensure the W80 life extension program… Continue Reading


04.15.16

Hoeven: Delegation to Sponsor Informational Service Academy Evening in Fargo on April 20

WASHINGTON - The offices of Senator John Hoeven, Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer will be hosting an informational Service Academy Evening at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Fargo. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and will feature representatives from the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy and Military Academy-West Point. "Members of Congress take great pride in the opportunity to nominate the finest students to our nation's esteemed Service Academi… Continue Reading


04.15.16

Hoeven: Energy and Water Appropriations Bill Includes $30 Million for Carbon Capture and Sequestration Projects

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Senate's Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill includes $30 million in funding to help develop commercially viable carbon capture and sequestration. Hoeven worked to support the funding, which was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee this week, to advance projects for developing new technologies to reduce CO2 emissions. "We need to support innov… Continue Reading


04.14.16

Hoeven, Heitkamp: Senate Passes Resolution Commending UND Men's Hockey for Its Eighth National Championship Win

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp today announced that the U.S. Senate has passed a resolution they introduced honoring the University of North Dakota (UND) men's hockey team for winning its eighth national championship. The resolution congratulates the team and commends the UND players, coaches and staff for their hard work, especially Coach Brad Berry, who is in his first year as head coach. The resolution also recognizes UND's students, fans and alumni for their tremendous … Continue Reading


04.13.16

Senate Approves Hoeven Amendment to FAA Bill Extending UAS Test Sites Authorization for Five Years

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the FAA Reauthorization bill now under consideration in the Senate includes an amendment he authored and introduced that will extend for five years congressional authorization for the nation's six unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test sites tasked with integrating UAS into the National Airspace. Under current law, the test sites' authorization expires next year, on September 30, 2017. The Senate approved Hoeven's amendment Monday evening. The s… Continue Reading

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