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Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Secure Support, Funding for Comprehensive Flood Protection for the Red River Valley

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney and other local leaders to discuss progress on comprehensive flood protection for the Red River Valley. The senator outlined his efforts to secure support and funding for the project in the Corps' Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 work plan. In a recent hearing, Hoeven secured a commitment from Lt. Gen Todd Semonite, Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to help secure funding for construction in the Fargo-Moorhead region as effor… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Nearly $3 Million in Head Start Funding for Turtle Mountain

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Administration for Children and Families' Office of Head Start has awarded a $2,972,956 grant to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. The funds will support Head Start programs in the Turtle Mountain community to help serve children and their families. "Today's funding is an investment in the Turtle Mountain community and will help support children and their families to ensure th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Benefits of Tax Relief, Discusses Housing Industry Priorities with North Dakota Builders

BISMARCK, N.D. - In a meeting with the North Dakota Association of Builders, Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Committee, today outlined how the tax relief legislation Congress passed in December benefits individuals and businesses and will help grow the economy. The senator also highlighted his work to provide regulatory relief and reform to spur investment and provide flexibility to businesses, as well as his work … Continue Reading


Hoeven Presses Treasury to Ensure 45Q Tax Credit Works for Energy Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today pressed U.S. Treasury Department Secretary Steven Mnuchin to provide regulatory certainty when implementing the recently renewed 45Q tax credit for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) to ensure energy producers are able to utilize the credit for enhanced oil and gas recovery. In a letter to the Treasury Secretary, the senator outlined the importance of implementing the tax credit to reflect the difference between geological storage and enhanced oil and… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Attorney General Sessions' Announcement in Fargo Today

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issues the following statement today after Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement in Fargo regarding federal, state and local efforts to combat the opioid abuse epidemic, including the indictments of individuals for trafficking deadly fentanyl into the United States. "The opioid abuse crisis has impacted communities in North Dakota and across this country and ruined too many lives," said Hoeven. "Combatting this crisis will take a comprehensive effort wit… Continue Reading


Hoeven Makes Case for North Dakota Military Construction Projects

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven made the case for important military construction projects for the North Dakota National Guard and Minot Air Force Base. Specifically, Hoeven outlined the needs for a new Army National Guard readiness center in Fargo and to upgrade the helicopter operations facility in Minot. "These military construction projects are important for North Dakota's men and wom… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate Confirms Pompeo as Secretary of State

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Mike Pompeo as U.S. Secretary of State. Prior to his confirmation, Pompeo served as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency and had previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives. "With our nation facing threats around the globe, we need to have a strong, qualified individual at the helm of the State Department. Mike Pompeo has the experience necessary to lead our diplomatic … Continue Reading


Hoeven: FEMA Announces Valley City to Keep Its Floodwall

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has officially announced that Valley City can keep its floodwall. Last month, Hoeven passed legislation enabling Valley City to keep an existing floodwall near Valley City State University that was inadvertently built on land acquired using FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). "As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I worked to pass legislation to enable Valley City to keep its … Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Commitment from U.S. Forest Service Chief to Visit North Dakota

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven secured a commitment from acting U.S. Forest Service Chief Victoria Christiansen to visit North Dakota to see the state's grasslands and to ensure that the agency is working with North Dakota grazing organizations. "In North Dakota, our grazing associations utilize Forest Service lands for grazing their livestock after paying grazing permit fees. This has been a longstanding partnershi… Continue Reading


Hoeven to Perdue: Ensure Strong Farm Safety Net

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today secured a commitment from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to maintain and open agriculture markets for U.S. producers and to prioritize a strong farm safety net as work continues on the next farm bill. "We appreciate Secretary Perdue's support for our nation's farmers and ranchers and his commitment to keep a strong far… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Commitments from Key Army Corps Officials to Advance Flood Protection for Minot Region, Red River Valley

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven reaffirmed the support of R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, and Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, for comprehensive flood protection efforts in the Minot region and the Red River Valley. Hoeven's efforts during the hearing are timely, as the Corps continues to make progress on its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 work plan. Specifically… Continue Reading


Hoeven Introduces Basin Electric Senior VP at Senate Energy Hearing, Outlines Work to Develop Commercially-Viable CCS Technology

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week introduced Matt Greek, Senior Vice President of Research Development and Technology for Basin Electric Cooperative, at a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Hoeven outlined the innovative work that Basin Electric is doing in North Dakota to ensure reliable, affordable energy production for its nearly three million customers across nine states. This includes Basin Electric's work on the Allam Cycle as well as its efforts to comb… Continue Reading


Hoeven: VA Reimburses North Dakota Veterans Home Nearly $630,000 for Recently Completed Renovations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reimbursed the North Dakota State Veterans Home in Lisbon $629,857 for recently completed renovations at the home. As a member of the Senate MilCon-VA Committee, the senator worked to secure funding for the renovations which the VA awarded through its State Veterans Home Co… Continue Reading


Hoeven Secures Commitment form National Park Foundation President to Help Advance Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven secured a commitment from Will Shafroth, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation, to provide ongoing support for the development of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library dedicated to the 26th President. The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation is currently planning the construction of the library and museum, which will include more than 50,000 digitized docu… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Enhancing Tribal Self-Governance Builds Strong Tribal Communities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today convened an oversight hearing titled "The 30th Anniversary of Tribal Self-Governance: Successes in Self-Governance and an Outlook for the Next 30 Years." The hearing featured testimony from tribal leaders who discussed the progress that has been made through effective self-governance and provided recommendations for improving the program. The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Japan Accepting Imports of U.S. Corn-Based Ethanol

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Japan finalized a decision to begin accepting imports of U.S. corn-based ethanol. "This decision by Japan to open its markets to corn-based ethanol produced in the U.S. is a win for our producers," Hoeven said. "Access to more markets means greater demand for high-quality U.S. goods and stronger prices. Further, this move is a timely one, as today, a summit is taking place with the U.S. and Japan to discuss trade oppor… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Passing of Barbara Bush

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush: "We are saddened to hear of the passing of Barbara Bush. She was unquestionably one of our country's most influential First Ladies and shares the distinction with Abigail Adams as being a wife and mother to Presidents. We look back with appreciation on her contributions to our nation, especially her efforts to promote education and greater opportunity for families across th… Continue Reading


Senate Passes Hoeven-Cosponsored Resolution to Repeal CFPB Auto Lender Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate passed a resolution he cosponsored to repeal a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulation that ignored existing law and imposed unnecessary burdens on auto lenders. "The CFPB regulation on indirect auto loans would have only resulted in limiting credit availability and increasing costs for consumers," Hoeven said. "It is clear that the agency did not take the time to understand this business pract… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Advance Innovative Solutions to Address Pilot Shortage for National Guard, Air Force

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven urged military leaders, including Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, and Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Chief of the Air Force Reserve, to advance innovative methods to help address the nation's pilot shortage. Hoeven highlighted efforts like the Pathways Program at the University of North Dakota (UND), which Customs and Border Protection (CBP) uses to train students as a… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Senate Vote on Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance S. 140, which includes the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, as well as legislation for the White Mountain Apache Tribe and Pueblos of Santa Clara and Ohkay Owingeh. "I voted for legislation that affirms tribal sovereignty and would have strengthened tribal self-governance over water, lands and business regulation," said Hoeven. "Trib… Continue Reading

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