News Releases

10.12.23

Hoeven, Tester Push Back on Burdensome TSA Employee Screening Policy

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) recently pushed back on a new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee screening policy that would place burdensome requirements on North Dakota’s airports. In a letter to TSA Administrator David Pekoske, the senators outlined concerns that the new screening policy would place an undue burden on smaller airports in rural states. Hoeven also worked with Tester to include a provision in the Senate Homeland Securi… Continue Reading


10.12.23

Hoeven Statement on the Passing of Former ND Lieutenant Governor Rosemarie Myrdal

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today on the passing of former North Dakota Lt. Gov. Rosemarie Myrdal. “Rosemarie Myrdal was a dedicated public servant, devoting decades of her life to ensuring her state and community could grow and prosper. From her roles as a local leader to the state legislature and as lieutenant governor, she worked to build a brighter future for her fellow North Dakotans, helping provide greater opportunity and a higher quality of life. … Continue Reading


10.11.23

Hoeven Discusses Terminal Expansion Project at Hector International, Record Boardings

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with the Fargo Municipal Airport Authority to review plans for Hector International Airport’s Terminal Expansion Project. The estimated $155 million project: Consists of terminal modifications, apron expansions, an elevated walkway and a parking garage. Will be seeking nearly $81 million in federal support. Through his role on the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Committee, Hoeven will work to help the a… Continue Reading


10.11.23

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Fully Fund ENDAWS, Discusses Project Progress with BOR Commissioner

FARGO, N.D. - At a meeting of the Lake Agassiz Water Authority today, Senator John Hoeven discussed with Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Commissioner Camille Touton efforts to fund the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply (ENDAWS) Project. Hoeven invited Touton to again visit the state and help advance this priority after securing her commitment during a meeting of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee to work with him on funding ENDAWS. To this end, the senator: … Continue Reading


10.11.23

Hoeven: Entire Holy Cross Tour Group Booked on Flights Home, Scheduled to Depart over Next Several Days

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today spoke with Jane Alatrash, the tour director for the Holy Cross church group visiting Israel, who confirmed that the entire tour group are booked on flights home and scheduled to depart over the next several days. Hoeven has been working with the Department of State and coordinating with the group’s leaders, including Father Phil Ackerman, to ensure the North Dakotans are brought home safely following the attack by Hamas-led terrorists on Israel. “We’ve be… Continue Reading


10.10.23

Hoeven Working to Bring Home North Dakotans in Israel

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after pressing Rena Bitter, Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs at the State Department, for a plan to ensure the safety of and bring home the North Dakotans who were traveling in Israel when Hamas-led terrorists attacked Israel. Hoeven also spoke with Father Phil Ackerman of Holy Cross Catholic Church for an update on the group of North Dakotans in Israel. “We have been in contact with the State Department since … Continue Reading


10.10.23

Hoeven Outlines Synergy between ND UAS Operations & Space Missions, Impact of Sky Range

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - At the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Summit today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the growing synergy between unmanned operations and the nation’s space missions and the impact of the Test Resource Management Center’s (TRMC) Sky Range program at Grand Sky. The senator made the remarks as part of a discussion with General B. Chance Saltzman, Chief of Space Operations, who Hoeven invited to the annual summit to highlight the links between these air and space missions: The Low-… Continue Reading


10.10.23

Hoeven Brings CommonSpirit Health Midwest CEO to Devils Lake to Address Need for Quality Health Care

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today brought Tim Bricker, President and CEO of CommonSpirit Health’s Midwest Region, to Devils Lake to discuss the need for improved access to quality health care in the region: Hoeven recently met with CommonSpirit Health CEO Wright Lassiter III in Washington, D.C. to outline the community’s concerns and work towards a solution. During the meeting, Lassiter agreed to send Bricker to Devils Lake to learn about the community’s challenges and see firs… Continue Reading


10.07.23

Hoeven, Senators Oppose Biden FCC's Internet Takeover

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senators John Thune, Ted Cruz and 40 of their colleagues in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to abandon its proposal to reinstate net neutrality rules, heavy-handed Obama-era regulations on the internet. The FCC is seeking to reclassify the internet as a public-utility and grant the FCC expansive additional regulatory power over the internet. “Re-imposing heavy-handed, public-utility regulations on the internet would threaten t… Continue Reading


10.07.23

Hoeven Outlines Mission Enhancements, Growth at Hector Field with Completion of 119th Wing’s New MQ-9 Ops Center

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped dedicate the North Dakota Air National Guard 119th Wing’s new MQ-9 Reaper Operations Center and outlined his efforts to support the continued growth and enhancement of missions at Hector Field. This includes: Working as a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee to: Secure $17.5 million for the 26,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art operations center, which was needed to support new advanced technology… Continue Reading


10.07.23

Hoeven Statement on Hamas Attack against Israel

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the Hamas-led terrorist attack against Israel. “We condemn this horrific attack by Hamas against Israel and offer our condolences and prayers to all of the victims. We stand with our ally and remain committed to supporting Israel as it defends itself. Further, we must hold Iran accountable for its sponsorship of Hamas and other terrorist organizations. It is imperative that we contain Iran and put the greatest pressure po… Continue Reading


10.02.23

Hoeven Statement Honoring Memory of ND Senator Doug Larsen & Family

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement honoring the memory of North Dakota State Senator Doug Larsen, his wife, Amy, and their two children. “Mikey and I send our deepest condolences to the Larsen family following this tragedy. We honor their memory and dedication to their community, state and nation. For nearly 30 years, Doug served as a member of the National Guard, protecting our country both at home and abroad, and his family served right alongside him as he a… Continue Reading


09.30.23

Hoeven Statement on Government Funding

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement on an agreement to fund the government. “This short-term continuing resolution will keep government open. At the same time, we’re working to get back to regular order, where we pass appropriations bills through the committee and debate them on the floor. We need to get back to regular order so we can fund the priorities of the American people, while also finding savings to get control of our debt and deficit.” -###-  … Continue Reading


09.29.23

Hoeven Statement on Passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement on the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein: “Senator Feinstein spent her life in public service, including representing the people of California in the United States Senate for more than thirty years. She was a dedicated legislator and a gracious colleague. While we were most often on the opposite sides of issues, I appreciated her support for programs that help us build water infrastructure in North Dakota. Mikey and I extend our … Continue Reading


09.26.23

Hoeven Secures Senate ENR Committee Approval of North Dakota Trust Lands Completion Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has secured approval by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee of the North Dakota Trust Lands Completion Act, bicameral legislation he introduced with Senator Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong at the State of North Dakota’s request to enable greater development of state-owned lands and minerals. Specifically, the bill would authorize the State of North Dakota to relinquish state-owned lands and minerals contain… Continue Reading


09.25.23

Hoeven: NPS Issues Draft Environmental Assessment for Managing Wild Horses at TRNP

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the National Park Service (NPS) issued a draft environmental assessment (EA) on options for managing the wild horse herd at Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP). Hoeven has been urging NPS leadership to maintain the herd, having repeatedly raised this priority with officials including: NPS Director Charles Sams. This includes a February meeting Hoeven convened with Sams and state leaders to outline concerns with… Continue Reading


09.25.23

Hoeven, Cramer, Armstrong Announce Almost $12 Million for Improved Rail for New Soybean Crushing Plant, Regional Ag Products

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced an almost $12 million federal grant to develop and construct safe and efficient freight rail service to help with expected growth from the new soybean crushing facility in Casselton. The federal funding will enable Red River Valley and Western Railroad Company (RRVW) to develop, design, and construct track improvements to help accommodate the expected growth in carloads of agriculture products… Continue Reading


09.22.23

Hoeven, Klobuchar Introduce PACE Act to Improve Access to Credit For Farmers And Ranchers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today introduced the Producer and Agricultural Credit Enhancement (PACE) Act, legislation to improve farmers and ranchers’ access to credit by modernizing loan limitations for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan programs. The senators are working to pass the legislation as part of the next farm bill. “Production costs for our farmers and ranchers continue to rise due to record inflation and increasing costs for f… Continue Reading


09.22.23

Hoeven to Biden Administration: Enforce the Law & Secure the Border – It’s a Matter of National Security

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week again joined his Senate Republican colleagues in calling on the Biden administration to enforce the law and secure the nation’s borders. This comes as part of Hoeven’s continued efforts to support U.S. Border Patrol and draw attention to the illegal immigration and humanitarian crisis taking place at the U.S.-Mexico border. To this end, Hoeven has met with North Dakota National Guard members in Del Rio and Eagle Pass, Texas in recent years to highlight… Continue Reading


09.21.23

Hoeven Joins Braun in Introducing Bill to Stop Biden from Imposing Gun Control through Public Health Emergency

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Mike Braun in introducing the Protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Act, legislation to prevent the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services from declaring a public health emergency to impose gun control. Earlier this month, the Governor of New Mexico instituted a public health emergency for the purposes of suspending the Second Amendment-protected carrying of firearms. “The unconstitutional actions by the governor … Continue Reading

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