News Releases


Hoeven Celebrates Designation of Central Valley School in Buxton as a National Blue Ribbon School

BUXTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined state and local officials in congratulating the administrators, teachers and students of Central Valley School on being designated as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School. The designation was received in recognition of the school's exemplary high performance. "This award is a testament to the dedication of the school staff, the hard work of the students and the support of the parents and surrounding community," said Hoeven. "Our educators are an ess… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Army Corps FY2019 Work Plan Provides $35 Million in Construction Funding for Permanent Flood Protection In Fargo-Moorhead Region

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 work plan includes $35 million for construction of flood protection in the Fargo-Moorhead region. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Energy and Water Development, Hoeven provided increased funding for the Corps' construction account enabling the project to be funded in the Corps' work plan. Additionally, the Corps' work plan includes $4.2 million for small water proj… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Secure North Dakota's Role in Developing Key UAS Technologies and Applications

FARGO, N.D. - At the monthly Drone Focus meetup today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his recent efforts to help advance North Dakota's role as a leader of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research, development, training and operations. This includes: Advocating for the administration to utilize the state's UAS expertise. Safely integrating unmanned aircraft into the national airspace (NAS). Advancing the development of counter-UAS technology. Supporting North Dakota's UAS missions. "We are… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Tax & Regulatory Relief Are Helping Spur Economic Development

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Fargo area business and community leaders at the fourth annual 1 Million Cups (1MC) Reunion Fargo to outline how tax and regulatory relief are helping to create a pro-growth business environment to bolster North Dakota's economic growth. Hoeven stressed that these benefits reach across industries, including North Dakota's technology sector, and further drives tech entrepreneurship as the third wave of growth for the state's economy. "We've been wor… Continue Reading


Hoeven Nominates Four Students to Military Academies

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated four North Dakota students for appointments to the nation's military academies. Hoeven nominated Seth Benson of Sheyenne High School in West Fargo to West Point (USMA); Logan Brown of Century High School in Bismarck to the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA); Jeffrey Corcoran of Red River High School in Grand Forks to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA); and Luke Noah of Shanley High School in Fargo to the U.S. Naval Academy … Continue Reading


Hoeven Continuing Efforts to Expand Rural Broadband, Support Growth of North Dakota’s Tech Sector

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped celebrate the grand opening of Midco's Tier III data center. The $12 million facility will provide secure data storage for a wide variety of businesses, including the growing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry in the Red River Valley. Further, the center will serve as an important piece of infrastructure to help attract companies to North Dakota from around the country. "North Dakota has seen tremendous growth in its tech sector, and supporting… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Make Farm Bill Conservation Title More Farmer-Friendly, Support Voluntary Conservation Programs

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts annual meeting today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts to make the farm bill conservation programs more farmer-friendly. This includes improving programs at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Hoeven is advancing this goal both as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and as a member of the Senate-House farm bill conference committee, wher… Continue Reading


Senator Hoeven Statement on Air Ambulance Crash

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after a plane operated by Metro Area Ambulance crashed northwest of Mandan on Sunday evening, killing the three individuals on board: "Mikey and I are deeply saddened to hear of the air ambulance crash last night near Mandan. Those on board were committed to serving others and providing life-saving medical care. We extend our condolences to their families and loved ones." -###-… Continue Reading


Hoeven: NPS Director Nominee Commits 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 Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela, the nominee to serve as Director of the National Park Service (NPS), to help advance the development of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library. The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation is currently planning the construction of the library and museum, to be located in the Theodore Roosevelt N… Continue Reading


Hoeven Presses Air Guard to Provide Tuition Assistance Benefits

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today pressed the Air National Guard to provide federal tuition assistance similar to benefits provided by the Army Guard. This is part of the senator's efforts to ensure that Guard members have access to educational benefits to meet their needs after cost increases forced the North Dakota National Guard to modify its tuition assistance program. Currently, National Guard forces that deploy become eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits. While the A… Continue Reading


Hoeven Convenes Legislative Hearing to Receive Testimony on Three Bills

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today convened a legislative hearing to receive testimony on the following three pieces of legislation: S. 2788, A bill to repeal the Act entitled "An Act to confer jurisdiction on the State of North Dakota over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Devils Lake Indian Reservation", H.R. 2606, the Stigler Act Amendments of 2018, and H.R. 4032, the Gila River Indian Community Federal Rights-of-Wa… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Cramer: House Passes Legislation to Enable Homeowners Around Patterson Lake & Jamestown Reservoir to Purchase Lots

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Kevin Cramer today announced that the U.S. House of Representatives has approved S.440 and S. 2074, legislation Senator Hoeven introduced to enable homeowners around Patterson Lake and the Jamestown Reservoir to purchase their lots. The Senate passed the legislation in October, however the House of Representatives amended the legislation so it will now go back to the Senate for additional consideration. Congressman Cramer introduced companion bill… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More Than $2.8 Million USDA Grant for Fiber Optic Infrastructure in Morton County

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a $2,828,547 grant to BEK Communications Cooperative (BEK). The funds, provided through USDA's Community Connect Grants program, will be used to install new fiber optic infrastructure to provide businesses and residents with high quality broadband services. Earlier this year, the senator sent a letter to USDA i… Continue Reading


Senator Hoeven Statement Marking 100th Anniversary of Signing of Armistice Ending World War I and Honoring Veterans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, today issued the following statement to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice ending World War I and in observance of Veterans Day. "Our nation would not be free were it not for our courageous veterans who have risked their lives to preserve our liberty and way of life. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I, rem… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Nearly $87.4 Million in Funding for North Dakota Energy Cooperatives

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has approved two loans totaling nearly $87.4 million for Minnkota Power Cooperative and Grand Electric Cooperative. Details of the funding are as follows: Minnkota Power Cooperative - $67,396,000 - The funding will be used to make generation and transmission improvements. Grand Electric Cooperative - $20,000,000 - The … Continue Reading


Hoeven to Serve as Honorary Member of National Native American Veterans Memorial Committee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that he will serve as an Honorary Member of the National Native American Veterans Memorial Committee. "I am honored that the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has offered me the opportunity to serve as an Honorary Member of the National Native American Veterans Memorial Committee," Hoeven said. "Native Americans enlist in the armed services at a higher rate per … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Administration Reimposing All Sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the administration announced that it would reinstate all sanctions on Iran that were lifted as part of the nuclear deal, which the president decertified earlier this year. This includes sanctions on Iran's core industries, such as its energy, financial and transportation sectors. "Iran has long been a force of destabilization, violence and terrorism in the region, and the previous administration's nuclear deal only embo… Continue Reading


Hoeven Introduces Resolution Designating November 3rd as National Bison Day

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate November 3rd as National Bison Day. The resolution celebrates America's national mammal, the North American bison, and its significance in United States' history. "We worked hard to designate the bison as our national mammal to commemorate its unique and incredible place in American history and culture," said Senator Hoeven. "Bison are strong, proud and free, and an important spiritual s… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Passing of Former North Dakota Legislator Rae Ann Kelsch

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the passing of former state Representative Rae Ann Kelsch, who served in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1991 to 2012. "Mikey and I are truly saddened to hear of Rae Ann's passing. She was not only a friend and colleague, but a true leader on education issues in the state of North Dakota. As governor, I worked with Rae Ann as she led education efforts in the North Dakota House of Representatives and serv… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on EPA’s Proposed Rule to Protect Farmers and Ranchers from Livestock Emissions Reporting

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule to exempt agricultural producers from burdensome reporting requirements for animal waste emissions. Hoeven has been pressing the EPA to find a permanent solution to provide certainty and prevent the agency's rule from negatively impacting farmers and ranchers. The senator also helped introduce the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act, bipartisa… Continue Reading

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