News Releases

08.16.21

Hoeven to Beaudreau: End Oil & Gas Moratorium, Resume Lease Sales & Support U.S. Energy Independence

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today urged Deputy Secretary of the Interior Tommy Beaudreau to end the administration's moratorium on new federal oil and gas leases and to move forward with all postponed and future lease sales. The senator previously made this case to Interior Secretary Debra Haaland, having highlighted a federal court decision earlier this year to block the moratorium. This comes as part of Hoeven's ongoing efforts to ensure the administration complies with the court deci… Continue Reading


08.16.21

Hoeven Statement on Afghanistan

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on Afghanistan: "We need to get control of the situation to protect American lives in Afghanistan as well as the lives of our allies and partners. We need answers from the Biden administration regarding the unfolding security and humanitarian crisis, as well as an explanation of why the administration did not have a better plan in place for the withdrawal of U.S. f… Continue Reading


08.13.21

Hoeven Honors North Dakota Guardmembers at Send-off Ceremony in Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today commended the service of 50 members of the North Dakota National Guard's 835 Engineer Detachment at a send-off ceremony in Devils Lake. The senator, joined by Governor Doug Burgum and Adjutant General Alan Dohrmann, commended the servicemembers and outlined his ongoing efforts to support the men and women of the North Dakota National Guard as a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee. Headquartered at Camp Grafton Training Center, the c… Continue Reading


08.13.21

Hoeven Meets with Farmers and Ranchers to Discuss Drought, Outline Disaster Assistance Efforts

RUGBY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today met with North Dakota farmers and ranchers to outline his efforts to advance both immediate and long-term assistance to help farmers and ranchers weather the severe drought conditions impacting the state. That includes: $7 billion in disaster assistance in the Senate's Fiscal Year 2022 Agriculture Appropriations legislation, which… Continue Reading


08.13.21

Hoeven Discusses Efforts to Construct New Hospital, Clinic & Long-Term Care Facility in Rugby

RUGBY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with the board of directors for the Heart of America Medical Center (HAMC) in Rugby, as well as local leaders, to discuss efforts to construct a new hospital. HAMC currently operates a hospital, three clinics and a long-term care facility, with the hospital and original clinic having been built in the 1940s. Due to the age of the facilities, repairs and updates have become increasingly cost-prohibitive. Accordingly, HAMC is pursuing a plan to construc… Continue Reading


08.12.21

Hoeven: RRV Flood Protection Has Strong Momentum, Working to Keep First-in-the-Nation Project Moving Forward

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today reviewed the significant progress being made on the construction of the Fargo-Moorhead region's comprehensive flood protection project with Lieutenant General Scott Spellmon, Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. While discussing the project's recent milestones, Hoeven stressed to Spellmon the need to maintain the project's momentum and ensure the federal government continues to meet its funding commitments to the project. To this end, Hoeven highligh… Continue Reading


08.12.21

Hoeven and Tester Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Livestock Disaster Programs, Ensure Programs Work Better for Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Senator Jon Tester today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve livestock disaster assistance programs to better meet the needs of producers facing severe drought and other natural disasters. Specifically, the legislation: Better aligns coverage between the Livestock Forage Program (LFP) and Emergency Livestock Assistance Progra… Continue Reading


08.11.21

Hoeven Working to Secure Engineering & Design Funding for Fourth Phase of Souris River Valley Flood Protection

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today urged Lieutenant General Scott Spellmon, Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to prioritize Pre-construction Engineering and Design (PED) for the fourth phase of the Souris River Valley's flood protection project in the Corps' annual work plan. The senator made the request during Spellmon's visit to the Minot region, which Hoeven attended via video conference due to the Senate schedule. Hoeven stressed the need to move forward with the fourth phase… Continue Reading


08.11.21

Hoeven: Democrats' $3.5 Trillion Tax-and-Spend Budget Resolution Will Hurt Our Economic Recovery, Impose Harmful Tax Increase & Cause Higher Inflation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after voting against the Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend budget bill. Hoeven opposed the legislation and offered amendments during the resolution's consideration to try to stop the bill's advancement, while also putting the Senate on the record on important issues for the nation. "The Democrats' reckless tax-and-spend legislation will take our nation in the wrong direction. During the Trump administration we proved tha… Continue Reading


08.10.21

Hoeven: We Need Baseload Power, Not Costly Green New Deal Policies and Energy Taxes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today introduced an amendment to the Democrats' tax-and-spend budget resolution to put Senators on the record regarding the importance of access to affordable and reliable sources of baseload power, including coal-fired and natural gas-fired plants that utilize carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies. The amendment follows a recent report from the North American Reliability Corpor… Continue Reading


08.10.21

Hoeven Opposes Democrats' $3.5 Trillion Tax-and-Spend Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today introduced the following amendments to stop the Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend budget bill and prevent harmful tax increases on hardworking Americans. The senator strongly opposes the Democrats' spending plan. "The Democrats' reckless tax-and-spend legislation will not only raise taxes on hardworking Americans, it comes at a time when inflation is nearly 5.4 percent.Democrats will only make inflation worse with this $3.5 trillion spending package… Continue Reading


08.10.21

Hoeven Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after voting for a targeted, bipartisan infrastructure package that will invest in core infrastructure updates in North Dakota and across the nation. "This bipartisan infrastructure legislation provides $550 billion in new, targeted investments in our roads, bridges, airports, flood protection and other traditional infrastructure. The legislation includes responsible pay fors, including repurposing COVID relief dollars and… Continue Reading


08.09.21

Hoeven: UND Selected as First University in Partnership Program with Space Force, Positions North Dakota as Key Space Research & Education Hub

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today said that the University of North Dakota's (UND) selection as the first participant in the U.S. Space Force's (USSF) University Partnership Program (UPP) will position North Dakota to train the next generation of scientists, while also leading in cutting-edge research projects and serving as a hub of space technology development for years to come. Hoeven, along with Senator Kevin Cramer, joine… Continue Reading


08.04.21

Hoeven: Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY22 Ag Appropriations with More Than $7 Billion in Disaster Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the full Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Senate's Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations bill with more than $7 billion in disaster assistance to help farmers and ranchers with losses due to drought and other natural disasters. The legislation now advances to the… Continue Reading


08.02.21

Hoeven, Boozman Statement After Senate Ag Appropriations Advances Bill with $7 Billion in Disaster Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, and Senator John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, released the following statements after working to include more than $7 billion in disaster assistance to help farmers and ranchers with losses due to drought and other natural disasters as part of the Senate's Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug … Continue Reading


08.02.21

Hoeven: FY22 Ag Appropriations Includes More Than $7 Billion in Disaster Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that he included more than $7 billion in disaster assistance to help farmers and ranchers with losses due to drought and other natural disasters as part of the Senate's Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. The legislation, which was approved by the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee to… Continue Reading


07.30.21

Hoeven Statement Opposing Confirmation of USCIS Director

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after voting to oppose the confirmation of Ur Mendoza Jaddou to be director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. "The Biden administration is not taking the necessary steps to secure our border and enforce our laws to stem the tide of illegal immigration into our country," said Hoeven. "The Biden administration has rolled back policies that helped deter illegal crossings and create a safer and more orderly asylum system.… Continue Reading


07.30.21

Hoeven Joins Senate Colleagues in Amicus Brief to Support Mississippi Pro-Life Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) in filing an amicus brief in support of the State of Mississippi in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. The amicus brief urges the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Mississippi's law protecting life and prohibiting abortion after fifteen weeks of pregnancy. "This case presents an opportunity for the Supreme Court to stand up and protect the unborn," said Hoeven. "It's critical that we pro… Continue Reading


07.30.21

Hoeven: GRE Member Cooperatives Approve Sale of Coal Creek to Rainbow Energy

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the member cooperatives of Great River Energy approved the sale of Coal Creek Station to Rainbow Energy. Hoeven has been working with Great River Energy, Rainbow Energy and North American Coal to find a solution to keep the plant and adjacent Falkirk Mine in operation, and to crack the code on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), which is a ke… Continue Reading


07.29.21

Hoeven Announces $1 Million Head Start Grant to Mayville State University

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,038,570 to Mayville State University. Today's grant, through the Office of Head Start, will be used to provide Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership services to infants, toddlers and low-income families. "Today's grant will support continued efforts to provide important resources and services to children in the Traill Co… Continue Reading

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