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Hoeven Statement After the Senate Was Blocked from Considering Defense Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate was blocked from considering the Fiscal Year 2020 Defense Appropriations Bill, along with three other full-year funding bills. "Our men and women in uniform deserve the certainty that comes with this full-year funding bill," said Hoeven. "This legislation makes important investments in our military, including resources to modernize our nuclear forces and adva… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate Approves FY2020 Agriculture Funding Legislation to Support Farmers & Ranchers, Farm Bill Implementation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. As chairman, Hoeven worked to fund vital programs for the nation's farmers and ranchers, while also supporting economic and infrastructure development in rural communities. Given the challenging times in farm country, the legislation provides important support for risk management … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on House Impeachment Resolution

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement regarding the House of Representatives' impeachment resolution. The senator is an original cosponsor of a Senate resolution condemning the closed door impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives: "The House Democrat's resolution does not follow the precedent set during previous impeachment proceedings, nor does it provide the president with adequate due process. Instead of continuing to focus on impeachment, the House s… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Dan Traynor Nomination to U.S. District Court for North Dakota Advanced by Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Dan Traynor to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota, sending it to the full Senate for consideration. Hoeven introduced Traynor at a committee hearing to review his nomination last month and continues working to advance his confirmation. "Filling this federal judgeship in North Dakota is important to the justice system in our state, and we appr… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Senate Upholds Administration's State Innovation Waivers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after voting to uphold the Administration's guidance on 1332 State Innovation Waivers, which provide states, including North Dakota, with flexibility to offer more affordable health insurance options: "These waivers give states greater flexibility to provide consumers with more health insurance options, while maintaining requirements for pre-existing conditions. The Senate voted to uphold these waivers, which help to lower health… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Establishment of USDA Hemp Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the establishment of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. Hoeven cosponsored legislation to legalize hemp and supported the measure's inclusion in the 2018 Farm Bill, which he helped advance as a member of the Agriculture Committee and the conference committee. "Industrial hemp provides an opportunity for North Dakota farmers to diversify their operations and c… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Funds to Improve Maternal and Child Health Services in North Dakota

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 $248,515 to the North Dakota Department of Health to help improve maternal and child health services. "Today's funds will aid our state in supporting maternal and child health," said Hoeven. "Helping individuals access effective resources is an important part of building healthy homes and communities." -###-… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Fall Interns in Fargo, Minot & Washington, D.C. Offices

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Mallory Thielges is interning in his Washington, D.C. office, Klarissa Walvatne is interning in his Fargo office and Elizabeth Romanick is interning in his Minot office this fall. Senator Hoeven's internship program provides college students the opportunity to assist with research, tracking legislation, administrative work, communications and constituent services. "We are happy to have Mallory, Elizabeth and Klarissa join our team this fall… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Presiden'ts Announcement on U.S. Operation Targeting ISIS Leader

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the President announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during a raid by the U.S. military. "The President's announcement that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed during a U.S. special forces operation once again shows that our military is the best in the world. This is an important step in stopping the spread of terrorism and will make our world a safer place. We commend the Presi… Continue Reading


Hoeven to Hold Red River Valley Flood Protection Update & Tour with ASA for Civil Works R.D. James Next Friday

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he will hold a flood protection update and tour with Assistant Secretary of the Army (ASA) for Civil Works R.D. James in the Fargo-Moorhead region on Friday, November 1. Hoeven, along with local and state leaders, will outline progress on building the region's comprehensive flood protection as well as the next stages of construction. The senator invited ASA James to the state as part of his continued efforts to fulfill the federal governme… Continue Reading


Hoeven Resolution Honors 'Day of the Deployed' on October 26

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate has passed his resolution declaring October 26th as the "Day of the Deployed" to honor the men and women of the United States' armed forces who are currently deployed. As Governor of North Dakota, Hoeven launched the first Day of the Deployed on October 26, 2006 and has continued to spearhead the effort in the U.S. Senate. "The sacrifices that are made by those serving our great nation do not go unnoticed," said Hoeven. "The Day o… Continue Reading


Hoeven Urges Under Secretary Northey to Provide Disaster, Trade Assistance to Agriculture Producers as Soon as Possible

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week spoke with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Bill Northey to urge the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to provide disaster and trade assistance to producers as soon as possible. Hoeven highlighted the growing challenges facing farmers due to excessive moisture and an early snowstorm. The senator accordingly stressed the need to quickly send out the next tranche of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments as well as assistance under the Wi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Cosponsors Resolution on House's Closed Door Impeachment Process

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after cosponsoring a Senate resolution condemning the closed door impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives: "I do not believe the president should be impeached, especially when the process lacks transparency and is conducted behind closed doors. This resolution urges the House of Representatives to respect precedent as well as provide the president with due process." -###-… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $174,000 STEAM Grant for NDSU Extension, Tribal Nations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $174,000 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The funds will be used to create NDSU Extension Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) youth development programs in rural school districts on the Standing … Continue Reading


Hoeven: USMCA Secures Crucial Market Access for U.S. Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - On the floor of the U.S. Senate, Senator John Hoeven outlined the benefits of approving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) for the nation's agriculture producers as part of a colloquy on the need to pass the trade agreement with our nation's top two trading partners. "USMCA will secure important market access in Canada and Mexico for U.S. farmers and ranchers. Canada and Mexico are crucial markets for U.S. agriculture, and passing USMCA will give our producers certainty that… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement After Vote to Uphold Tax Relief Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after voting against a resolution that would have undermined the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), tax relief legislation passed by Congress in 2017. "This was an effort to undermine the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that would have benefitted high-tax states at the expense of states like North Dakota," said Hoeven. "We passed tax relief legislation to enable hard-working individuals and families to keep more of their paychecks, and t… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Baldwin Reintroduce Legislation to Support Commercial Pilot Training for Veterans

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) recently reintroduced the American Aviator Act, bipartisan legislation that would authorize grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to expand flight training services for veterans who want to become commercial airline pilots. This would help ensure there are enough qualified pilots in the future to continue providing safe and reliable air service to rural airports across the country. "The American Aviator Act… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Impacts of Early Blizzard, Agriculture Disaster Assistance Needs in North Dakota to USDA Deputy Secretary

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven outlined the challenges facing North Dakota producers impacted by the early blizzard to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky. The senator worked as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee to ensure that the disaster relief legislation Congress passed in May was forward-looking to provide coverage for disasters throughout 2019 and would cover losses due… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate Upholds the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today released the following statement after voting against a resolution of disapproval that, had it passed, would have overturned the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule. The ACE Rule replaced the costly one-size-fits-all emissions regulations for coal power plants issued by the previous Administration. The Senate voted to uphold the new ACE Rule and defeated the resolution of disapproval. The ACE … Continue Reading


Hoeven Advances Role for Grand Forks in NORTHCOM'S Arctic & Counter-UAS Missions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, this week met with Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), where he outlined how the capabilities of the Grand Forks Air Force Base could support NORTHCOM's Arctic and counter-unmanned aerial systems (UAS) missions, including how the Global Hawk is well-suited to play a role in the Arctic given its long endurance s… Continue Reading

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