Hoeven on the Senate Floor for Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Date: 08/01/2018
The Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2019 Agriculture appropriations bill. I introduced the legislation on the Senate floor last week and as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, I worked hard to invest taxpayer dollars responsibly and fund programs that provide direct benefits to our farmers and rural communities. Agriculture supports more than 16 million jobs nationwide and forms the backbone of our rural communities. Our agriculture producers are the best in the world if given a level playing field. This legislation helps to provide them with the tools they need to succeed, because the success of our nation’s farmers and ranchers benefits every American, every day.

Senator Hoeven with Neil Cavuto on Trade and U.S. EU Trade Agreement

Date: 07/26/2018
I joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business to talk about my meeting with the President yesterday on the importance of trade for our agriculture producers as well as the President’s trade announcement with the European Union.

Hoeven Outlines Need to Streamline Process to Build Energy Infrastructure

Date: 07/18/2018
At a recent Senate Energy Committee hearing, I outlined the need to improve the permitting process for energy infrastructure. When there is a need for power, whether it be for natural gas or electricity, we can’t wait anywhere between three to seven years or more to deliver that service. This uncertainty makes it tremendously difficult for businesses to invest in new operations, especially ones that are energy intensive, such as manufacturing. Further, instability and insufficient power in the grid greatly affect our citizens’ quality of life, potentially leading to dangerous and even life-threatening situations. That’s why we are working to advance legislation like my North American Energy Infrastructure Act and other measures to streamline this complex process and help meet the infrastructure demands of our nation’s economy.

Hoeven Meets with President on Trade

Date: 06/20/2018
I met with the president again today and outlined the importance of securing better trade deals for our nation, particularly our farmers and ranchers as soon as possible. We need to keep open valuable export markets and take down barriers so that American products can continue to compete. The president again indicated that the administration is making progress in the negotiations with Mexico and Canada, which could lead to a trade deal on NAFTA by early fall.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at 6 Months - Businesses Making Investments

Date: 06/20/2018
It has been 6 months since the Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Our tax relief legislation has delivered tangible benefits and higher take-home pay for North Dakota’s workers and their families. In fact, more than a dozen companies representing thousands of employees in our state have announced wage increases and bonuses, as well as increased charitable giving, as a direct result of this tax relief, which comes on top of the bill’s benefits to everyday North Dakotans. That means more money in the economy, an increase in good-paying jobs, more financial security for families and a higher quality of living across our state.

Hoeven on 2018 NDAA Legislation

Date: 06/14/2018
All this week on the Senate floor, we’ve been considering the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which authorizes and outlines the operations of our nation’s armed forces. It is a privilege to work on behalf of our men and women in uniform.

Hoeven Opening Statement for 2018 Farm Bill Markup

Date: 06/13/2018
This morning, I and my colleagues on the Senate Agriculture Committee marked up the 2018 Farm Bill. This legislation is critically important for our #farmers and #ranchers. That’s why we’ve worked diligently over the last year to gather input from North Dakota’s ag producers.

Hoeven Joins Neil Cavuto to Discuss the U.S.-North Korea Summit

Date: 06/12/2018
I joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business regarding the summit between the U.S. and North Korea. I am pleased that President Trump sees an opportunity to reach an agreement to end North Korea's nuclear program. However, history shows we can't take North Korea at its word, and we should keep maximum pressure on the regime through sanctions and pressure from China until we have ensured our security and that of our allies in the region. We also discussed trade. I met with the president last week about his efforts to get better trade deals for our country. We should give the president the time and tools necessary to negotiate and will continue working with the administration to ensure that we get the best deals possible for our farmers, ranchers and other industries.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Approves Nomination of Tara Sweeney

Date: 06/06/2018
I convened a Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting where we unanimously approved the nomination of Tara Sweeney of Alaska to be Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Hoeven at HSGAC Hearing on Bipartisan Counter-UAS Bill

Date: 06/06/2018
We need to prevent the misuse of UAS to ensure that this industry can continue to grow and develop. Today at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing, I outlined the need for bipartisan legislation I cosponsored to help protect against UAS threats. Specifically, our bill, the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018, would give the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice authority to protect important facilities and operations from UAS threats. Our bill would also direct DHS to evaluate UAS threats and research and test technology to address these risks. North Dakota should play an important role in these efforts, as we have the necessary infrastructure and expertise to develop counter-UAS technologies.

Hoeven Urges Incorporating Private Sector Solutions for Counter-UAS Tech

Date: 05/16/2018
As UAS develops, we want to protect against misuse of the technology. DHS is working to develop technology to counter potential UAS threats and I urged DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to incorporate private sector solutions. Our conversation follows the efforts by me and some of my Senate colleagues to introduce a bill to empower DHS to develop counter-UAS technology as well as a commitment Secretary Nielsen made to me last week to leverage the private sector for solutions to protect against UAS threats. We’re already making advancements in this type of technology in North Dakota which is why I’m working with Secretary Nielsen to nail down a time for her to visit Grand Forks this summer.

Hoeven Senate Floor Speech Deputy Colt Allery

Date: 05/15/2018
On Peace Officers Memorial Day, I spoke on the Senate floor to commemorate Rolette County Sheriff’s Deputy Colt Allery who was killed in the line of duty in January 2017. In his life and service, Deputy Allery exemplified courage and a willingness to do whatever had to be done regardless of circumstance. His dedication to his community and the rule of law is characteristic of so many of our policemen and women, without whose efforts our communities would not be the same. I cosponsored a Senate resolution honoring Deputy Allery and the 128 other law enforcement officers killed on duty in 2017 and designating this week, May 13-19, as National Police Week.

DHS Secretary Nielsen to Work with Hoeven to Advance Protection Against UAS Misuse

Date: 05/11/2018
During a Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee hearing this week I urged DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to advance efforts to protect against the potential misuse of UAS. I highlighted that we can bolster DHS’ efforts by leveraging UAS facilities, resources and expertise like we have developed in Grand Forks and at the University of North Dakota. UAS has proven invaluable in strengthening our border security efforts, especially in regions like North Dakota where we are responsible for 900 miles of border. However, with the development and adoption of UAS, we are facing new challenges in the misuse of this technology, for instance to smuggle drugs. We need to ensure we have enough pilots to man UAS aircraft to secure our border and address threats posed by misuse of UAS.

Defense Secretary Mattis Affirms Commitment to Nuclear Triad to Hoeven

Date: 05/10/2018
Defense Secretary James Mattis affirmed to me, at a Senate Defense Appropriations Committee hearing this week, his commitment to modernize our nation’s nuclear forces. The effort to modernize our nuclear triad only takes up four percent of this year’s defense budget, and that’s a worthwhile and affordable investment in our national security. Secretary Mattis continues to make clear his commitment to this priority. We will continue working with him to advance these efforts, including upgrades to the B-52 and replacements for the air-launch cruise missile and our ICBM fleet.

North Dakota Selected to Participate in FAA's UAS Integration Pilot Program

Date: 05/09/2018
Today, I joined Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in announcing that North Dakota has been selected as one of ten sites nationwide to participate in the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS integration pilot program. This will empower North Dakota’s UAS industry to be on the forefront of establishing the safe operation of unmanned aircraft in the national airspace. This pilot program gives our state the opportunity to further strengthen its leadership in UAS and share our expertise with partners across the country. Integrating UAS into the national airspace will mean tremendous growth in this technology, bringing investment and good jobs, while also supporting our national security. And it’s happening right here in North Dakota. That’s big news for the test site, the companies at Grand Sky Technology Park, our universities and the UAS industry across our state.

May 3 Recap - Flood Meeting and Ag Roundtable in Fargo

Date: 05/04/2018
On May 3, I met with North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney and other Fargo-area leaders to discuss progress on comprehensive flood protection for the Red River Valley, which is essential to the safety and well-being of the region’s residents. After our meeting, I met with Governor Burgum and the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of commerce to discuss agriculture , which is North Dakota’s top industry and a real economic driver for our state. We heard directly from North Dakota producers and our agriculture industry about their priorities so that we can get the best possible farm bill put in place.

Hoeven Questions Agriculture Secretary Perdue at Senate Ag Hearing

Date: 04/24/2018
At a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing today, I secured a commitment from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to help 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.

Hoeven Outlines CCS Tech at Senate Hearing with Matt Greek from Basin Electric

Date: 04/20/2018
At a Senate Energy Committee hearing, I was introduced Matt Greek, Senior VP for Basin Electric Power Cooperative, and outlined the important work Basin Electric is doing in North Dakota to ensure reliable, affordable energy production for its nearly three million customers across North Dakota and eight other states. This includes Basin Electric’s work on the Allam Cycle as well as its efforts to advance carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology. These kinds of efforts represent a true path forward for reducing emissions around the globe.

Hoeven Secures Commitment for Development of Teddy Roosevelt Presidential Library

Date: 04/19/2018
I 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 during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing. The Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation is currently planning the construction of the library and museum, which will include more than 50,000 digitized documents and other archives from the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University.

Hoeven talks Military Pilot Shortage at Defense Appropriations Hearing

Date: 04/18/2018
At a hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee yesterday, I urged military leaders to advance innovative methods to help address the military’s pilot shortage. We need to provide our Armed Forces with the capacity and flexibility to address this shortage in creative new ways. That’s why we are building connections between UND and federal partners like CBP’s Pathways Program and the Air Force ROTC. It’s also why we want to enable the National Guard to use private UAS training academies, like those at Grand Sky Technology Park. These kinds of solutions can help support the readiness of our troops and strengthen our nation’s security.

Hoeven Holds Agriculture Appropriations Committee Hearing

Date: 04/12/2018
I chair the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and I convened a hearing with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request. I pressed Secretary Perdue to maintain strong agriculture funding and support priorities, including: maintaining strong crop insurance and risk management tools, supporting agriculture trade, and building rural communities. As Chairman, I look forward to working with USDA and the committee to make the most effective and efficient decisions on behalf of our nation’s producers and American taxpayers.

Hoeven Discusses China's Proposed Tariffs with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business

Date: 04/05/2018
I discussed China's proposed tariffs with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business. Exports are a central piece of the ag economy, which is why we’re concerned by potential Chinese retaliation and proposed increased duties on U.S. products, especially agriculture commodities including soybeans, corn, wheat and beef. We’ve repeatedly stressed to the Administration that any changes to our trade policy need to result in better deals for the U.S. and prevent retaliatory measures that harm North Dakota industries, particularly agriculture. While negotiations on both U.S. and Chinese tariffs go forward in the coming months, we’ll continue pressing the Administration to find productive ways to improve trade relations with China and prevent these proposed tariffs from being enacted.

Hoeven Speech on Dodd-Frank Reform Legislation

Date: 03/14/2018
I joined a bipartisan majority of my Senate colleagues in passing legislation to enhance consumer protections and provide regulatory relief for small community banks and credit unions. Our bill does this by reforming Dodd-Frank which imposed significant regulatory burdens on financial institutions, regardless of size or role in the financial crisis. This one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work for North Dakota’s community banks and credit unions, some of which have had to consolidate, limiting consumer choice. The legislation we passed today will help alleviate the regulatory burden for small financial institutions to help them succeed, and at the same time, we’ve provided stronger protections for our nation’s consumers.

Hoeven on Fox Business, Talks President's Proposed Tariffs

Date: 03/08/2018
I joined Fox Business' Connell McShane to discuss the President's proposed tariffs.

USGS Nominee Commits to Hoeven to Work with North Dakota on Williston Basin

Date: 03/07/2018
At a Senate Energy Committee hearing, Dr. James Reily, the nominee to be Director of U.S. Geological Survey, committed to me that he’ll work with North Dakota and industries in our state to continue USGS’s new comprehensive, broad-based resource estimate for the Williston Basin. With new technologies and developments in oil recovery methods, our energy industry made a strong case for a new study when we hosted USGS in Bismarck last year. We appreciate USGS’s continued commitment to work with our state and industry to provide a comprehensive study of the region.

Hoeven on USDA Secretary Perdue's Visit to North Dakota

Date: 03/01/2018
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has accepted my invitation to North Dakota and will be in state next week. Secretary Perdue’s visit will enable him to hear directly from our state’s agriculture industry, including farmers and ranchers about their priorities for the 2018 farm bill, as well as how USDA can best help our agriculture industry to overcome challenges ranging from low-commodity prices to drought.

Senate Hearing on Hoeven’s Jamestown Reservoir Bill

Date: 03/01/2018
During a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Water and Power Subcommittee, I secured a commitment from Alan Mikkelson, a Senior Advisor to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, to work with me on advancing my Jamestown Reservoir legislation. This legislation has broad support from state and local groups, including the Jamestown Reservoir Homeowners Association, the Stutsman County Park Board and the North Dakota Game and Fish. My bill would allow homeowners on the reservoir to purchase their lots from the federal government and transfer all remaining Bureau of Reclamation lands around the reservoir to state and local public ownership. I appreciate Mr. Mikkelson’s commitment to work with us on this legislation, and we look forward to advancing the bill through committee and securing its passage in the Senate.

Hoeven Celebrates Team USA Women's Hockey

Date: 02/27/2018
Team USA won a gold medal in women’s hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and their achievements stand as a powerful example of hard work, perseverance and collaboration. North Dakota is proud to be represented among the talented members of this team by two athletes, the Lamoureux twins, Jocelyne and Monique—Grand Forks natives and University of North Dakota alum—who played a pivotal role in Team USA’s historic victory.

Hoeven on FARM Act

Date: 02/15/2018
I cosponsored bipartisan legislation that would protect farmers and ranchers from measuring waste emissions from livestock in a pasture. Requiring agriculture producers to report on what amounts to livestock passing gas makes it more difficult for farmers and ranchers to maintain their operations and means higher costs for both producers and consumers. Until recently, EPA had provided exemptions to these rules and our legislation would reinstate the EPA’s exemption and prevent these rules from negatively impacting our producers. Our legislation follows a letter I sent to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt last week urging him to find a permanent solution to the agency’s emissions regulations.

Hoeven Interview with Miss America Cara Mund on Fox Business

Date: 01/30/2018
I was glad to join Elizabeth MacDonald on Fox Business with my State of the Union guest, Miss America Cara Mund.

Miss America Cara Mund Will Be Hoeven's Guest at State of the Union Address

Date: 01/25/2018
Miss America Cara Mund will be my guest at the President’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday. Cara made history becoming the first Miss North Dakota to be crowned Miss America. She is a wonderful example of the bright young people we have in our state. Cara, who served as an intern in my office, has a long history of community and public service and has raised over $78,500 for the Make a Wish Foundation. She does a wonderful job representing North Dakota and our nation as Miss America, and we are glad she has accepted our invitation to the State of the Union.

Senate Resolution on NDSU’s 2017 FCS National Title

Date: 01/09/2018
Today I was glad to, along with Senator Heidi Heitkamp, introduce a resolution celebrating the NDSU Bison’s 6th FCS National Championship, which ties them for the most all time. This success, reflected on and off the field, is earned through hard work and dedication. We recognize and congratulate the players, coaches and staff who have put in countless hours of practice and preparation. They have made Bison Nation and all North Dakota proud.

Congrats NDSU Bison, 2018 National Champions

Date: 01/06/2018
Congratulations to the North Dakota State University Bison on winning an incredible 6th FCS national championship. Coach Klieman and his players continue to exemplify excellence on and off the field. Today’s victory is a testament to their hard work as well as to the leadership of Athletics Director Matt Larsen and NDSU President Dean Bresciani. Mikey, I and all of Bison Nation enjoyed rooting for these young men throughout the year, and it was a thrill for me to be at the game today. Congratulations again on this remarkable achievement. Go Bison!

Senator Hoeven 2017 Holiday Greeting

Date: 01/05/2018
Mikey and I send our best wishes to everyone across our great state this holiday season. Merry Christmas and a Happy NewYear.

Senator Hoeven Talks Tax Relief with Liz MacDonald

Date: 12/01/2017
Senator Hoeven joins Fox Business Network's Liz MacDonald to discuss the Senate's work to pass tax relief for hardworking Americans.

Senator Hoeven Talks Tax Relief on Fox Business After the Bell

Date: 11/30/2017
Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) outlines the importance of tax relief for hardworking Americans and small businesses.

Happy Thanksgiving from Senator Hoeven

Date: 11/23/2017
We’re truly blessed to live in such a great state with so many wonderful and hardworking people. The blessings we enjoy are a result of the work and sacrifices of previous generations who envisioned a better and more prosperous nation. Thanksgiving Day allows us the chance to gather with family and friends to enjoy these blessings and give thanks. On behalf of Mikey, myself and our whole family, we want to wish all North Dakotans a very happy Thanksgiving.

Senator Hoeven Discusses Tax Relief with Fox Business' Elizabeth MacDonald

Date: 11/16/2017
After the House of Representatives passed its tax relief bill today, I spoke with Fox Business’ Elizabeth MacDonald about the Senate’s work to advance tax relief for hard-working Americans. Our legislation will also be pro-growth to help create more jobs and opportunities to help increase wages and incomes.

Senator Hoeven Talks UAS with DHS Nominee

Date: 11/08/2017
Today at the Senate Homeland Security Committee confirmation hearing for Kirstjen Nielsen to be Homeland Security Secretary, I asked Ms. Nielsen about using UAS technology to make our nation safer. This follows a meeting I held with Ms. Nielsen last month to discuss homeland security priorities, where she accepted my invitation to visit North Dakota and see firsthand our work to secure our northern border and advance UAS capabilities for border security. For more, visit:

Senator Hoeven Honors Veterans on the Senate Floor

Date: 11/08/2017
I spoke on the Senate floor today to honor our nation's veterans and in anticipation of Veterans Day. Our freedoms have been secured by the sweat and sacrifice of courageous men and women who, throughout our history, have bravely done what was needed to protect our nation. We celebrate Veterans Day because we have the greatest veterans in the world who have committed themselves to protect our nation, and in so doing, have transformed this country into the greatest the world has ever known.

Senator Hoeven on Tax Reform at Senate GOP Press Conference

Date: 11/07/2017
I was glad to join my Senate colleagues, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and others this morning in highlighting the need for tax reform. We have a once in a generation opportunity to reform our outdated and complex tax code and most importantly provide much needed tax relief for our nation’s families and small businesses – including the many farmers and ranchers in North Dakota. Tax reform will help individuals and families get ahead by generating new jobs through sustained economic growth, while lowering the overall tax burden and putting more money back in their pockets.

Launch of FAA's New Drone Integration Program

Date: 11/02/2017
Today I joined Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta in marking the launch of the FAA’s new drone integration pilot program, which was announced last month. North Dakota’s expertise in UAS, coupled with the FAA’s new pilot project, provides an opportunity to expand awareness of the benefits of UAS in growing the economy and creating new jobs in a wide variety of sectors. The President and Secretary Chao are offering this opportunity for drone integration in the national airspace. Exciting and innovative companies represented here today along with local and state governments are going to be starting new projects. In North Dakota, we’ve been working on these endeavors for 12 years and we have an amazing array of resources.

Senator Hoeven Discusses VP's North Dakota Visit on Fox News

Date: 10/30/2017
I was glad to join Fox News to talk about Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Minot Air Force Base to review our nuclear forces stationed there. Minot AFB is the only air base in the country that hosts two legs of the nuclear triad, and it is an important part of our nuclear deterrent to our adversaries.

Senator Hoeven Tax Reform Speech on the Senate Floor - Oct. 26

Date: 10/26/2017
On the Senate floor today, I outlined tax reform priorities for North Dakota families and small businesses, including our farmers and ranchers. We want to reduce costs for working families and small businesses by simplifying the code, bringing down rates and broadening the tax base to ensure stable revenues. Simply put, tax reform will help us grow our economy and let people keep more of their hard-earned money.

Senator Hoeven Fox Business Interview on Tax Reform

Date: 10/19/2017
I talked with Fox Business’ Melissa Francis on how tax reform will get our economy going and growing, create jobs and give individuals more take-home pay.

Senator Hoeven Speech on Senate Floor on Tax Reform

Date: 10/18/2017
I outlined my tax reform priorities on the Senate floor. Tax reform is about getting the American economy going again, and creating jobs and opportunity here at home. Last week, I held a series of roundtable discussions with farmers, ranchers and other small business owners in North Dakota to gather input on ways to advance tax relief that will benefit individuals, families, agriculture producers and small businesses, while also helping to grow the economy and boost wages for workers.

Senator Hoeven North Dakota Events October 8-14

Date: 10/13/2017
I have been busy going around the state this week talking to folks about tax reform, flood protection and energy development. I also had the privilege to help celebrate the life and service of my good friend and Minot resident Lynn Aas who received France’s highest honor – the Legion of Honor.

Senator Hoeven Senate Speech on Tax Reform

Date: 10/05/2017
I spoke on the Senate floor today to outline the importance of reforming the tax code to grow our nation’s economy while providing relief for North Dakota families, farmers and small businesses. This country was built on hard work, by individuals and families who strive each and every day to make ends meet, provide for their loved-ones and plan for retirement. Our tax framework will help individuals and families in North Dakota and across the country get ahead by generating new jobs through sustained economic growth, while lowering the overall tax burden, and putting more money back in their pockets.

Senator Hoeven Floor Speech on Judge Erickson

Date: 09/28/2017
The Senate just confirmed Judge Ralph Erickson for the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. I was glad to work to move Judge Erickson’s confirmation through committee and the full Senate and to speak on the Senate floor today in support of his confirmation. For more on Judge Erickson’s confirmation, visit:

Senator Hoeven and Elizabeth Erickson Congratulate Judge Erickson

Date: 09/28/2017
The Senate confirmed Judge Ralph Erickson for the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. I was glad to work to move Judge Erickson’s confirmation through committee and the full Senate. Judge Erickson’s daughter Elizabeth joined me in extending congratulations to her dad. We know he will do a great job on the 8th Circuit.

Senator Hoeven Discusses Tax Reform on MSNBC

Date: 09/27/2017
I joined MSNBC's Hallie Jackson to discuss tax reform and how it's going through regular order and the committee process so we can work to make this bipartisan legislation. Reforming our tax system will make taxes simpler, allow individuals to keep more of their money, and help create a better environment for job creation.

Senator Hoeven Talks Tax Reform on Fox's America's News Headquarters

Date: 09/17/2017
On September 16, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) talks about tax reform with Fox's Leland Vittert on America's News Headquarters.

Hoeven Honors Miss America 2018 Cara Mund on Senate Floor

Date: 09/11/2017
Senator John Hoeven honors Miss America 2018 Cara Mund on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Hoeven congratulated Mund, who made history by becoming the first Miss North Dakota to win the crown. Mund served as an intern in Senator Hoeven’s office from August through December 2016.

Senator Hoeven North Dakota Events August 14-18

Date: 08/19/2017
This past week, I was glad to travel around our state to hold events in #Bismarck, #WestFargo, #Fargo, #GrandForks and #Minot. These events celebrated our postal employees, showcased how #NorthDakota’s technology sector is rapidly growing, discussed with the head of FEMA how we can build permanent flood protection to protect our communities and more.

State of Technology 2017

Date: 08/18/2017
I was glad to partner with the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce to host the 2017 State of Technology Conference today in Fargo. Technological innovations are reaching all corners of North Dakota, acting as the third wave in our state’s economic growth and creating opportunities in both emerging and traditional industries. The rise of our technology sector comes from the business climate and entrepreneurial culture we have worked to build, and its potential impacts are limitless. #StateofTech17 For more on the conference, visit:

Senator Hoeven and Judge Ralph Erickson at Judiciary Committee Hearing

Date: 07/26/2017
Yesterday I introduced U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson, who has been nominated to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, at a #Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. A longtime North Dakotan, Judge Erickson has demonstrated a deep respect for the Constitution and the rule of law. He is incredibly qualified to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and I am confident he will be an excellent addition to the 2nd highest court in the United States. For more about Judge Erickson, click here:

Minot 130th Birthday

Date: 07/17/2017
Happy 130th birthday to The City of Minot. Officially incorporated July 16, 1887, the “Magic City” hosts the annual North Dakota State Fair, which begins next week, and is the site of the Scandinavian Heritage Park, which was voted #NorthDakota’s best attraction by USA TODAY earlier this month. Minot also supports Minot Air Force Base, which plays a key role in our nation’s nuclear defense.

Statement on June 14th Shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and Others

Date: 06/14/2017
Today, June 14, 2017, members of Congress, including House Whip Steve Scalise, were practicing for the Congressional baseball game along with Capitol Police officers and congressional staffers when they were shot at by a gunman. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were injured in today's shooting. We are grateful to our law enforcement officers who keep us safe. For my full statement, click here:

Fox Business Interview on Work on Tax Reform and Infrastructure Package

Date: 06/08/2017
Senator Hoeven joins Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo to talk about the Senate's work on tax reform and an infrastructure package. Original air date June 8, 2017.

Senator Hoeven Senate Floor Speech on Veterans Legislation

Date: 06/06/2017
Senator Hoeven speaks on the Senate floor about legislation he cosponsored to improve and reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and provide the VA Secretary with the necessary tools to address poor performance and misconduct by VA employees. The legislation, which was introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), also establishes safeguards to protect whistleblowers. More here: Original air date June 6, 2017.

Senator Hoeven Urges Senate Colleagues to Repeal Duplicative BLM Methane Rule

Date: 05/09/2017
Senator Hoeve urges his Senate colleagues to repeal the Bureau of Land Management's final rule regarding methane emissions on federal and tribal lands. Original speech date: May 9, 2017.

Senator Hoeven Speaks on the Senate Floor on the Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court Nomination

Date: 04/05/2017
Senator John Hoeven speaks on the Senate floor about the Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination, and urges his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to confirm Gorsuch who was unanimously confirmed to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006. Original air date was April 5, 2017.

Senator Hoeven Questions USDA Nominee Sonny Perdue at Confirmation Hearing

Date: 03/23/2017
Senator Hoeven questions U.S. Department of Agriculture nominee George "Sonny" Perdue at his confirmation hearing with the Senate Agriculture Committee. Hoeven invited Perdue to visit North Dakota to meet with farmers and ranchers and to see firsthand the innovative agricultural research being done at places like NDSU's ag research station. Original air date was March 23, 2017. For more,

Senator Hoeven Sits Down with Fox News to Talk Immigration and Refugee Policy

Date: 02/17/2017
Senator Hoeven sits down with Fox News' Elizabeth Gann to talk immigration and refugee policies. Original air date, February 11, 2017.

Senator Hoeven Honors Rolette County Sheriff's Deputy Colt Allery

Date: 01/24/2017
Senator John Hoeven spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate to honor Rolette County Sheriff Deputy Colt Allery, who was killed in the line of duty on January 18, 2017.

Senator John Hoeven Second Term Swearing In

Date: 01/03/2017
It has been a tremendous honor to serve on behalf of North Dakota in the U.S. Senate for the past six years, and I am grateful that the people of our state have given me the opportunity to continue this work. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate to support the priorities that have made our state and our nation strong.

FAA Approve's Hoeven's Request for Beyond LOS for UAS in North Dakota

Date: 12/28/2016
The FAA approved our request for beyond-line-of-sight operability for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in Grand Forks. That means North Dakota now has the first UAS test site in the nation with this capability. It will help companies evaluate complex UAS operations possible nowhere else in the nation. For more, click here:

Senator John Hoeven - 2016 Christmas Video

Date: 12/27/2016
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Senator John Hoeven.

2016 National Defense Authorization Act Passage

Date: 12/08/2016
Congress approved the National Defense Authorization Act. This legislation authorizes our nation’s military programs and includes key provisions for our military based in North Dakota.

Senator John Hoeven Receives USAF Distinguished Public Service Award

Date: 12/06/2016
I was honored to receive the U.S. Air Force’s Distinguished Public Service Award from Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James. The men and women in our Air Force work tirelessly to protect our freedoms and we will continue our work to ensure they have the tools they need to keep our nation safe.

Veterans Day - Thank You to Our Veterans

Date: 11/11/2016
On Veterans Day and every day we need to thank and honor our veterans for their service and commitment to protect our country.

Day of the Deployed - Thank You

Date: 10/26/2016
I was privileged to introduce a resolution that was unanimously passed by the Senate marking today as the #DayoftheDeployed. We extend our deepest thanks to the men and women of our armed forces who are deployed. At the same time, we honor the families and loved ones who demonstrate their commitment to our nation in their support for our servicemen and women.

Senator Hoeven Speaks in Support of the Ag Biotech Labeling Bill

Date: 07/08/2016
On July 7, Senator John Hoeven speaks on the Senate floor in support of the bipartisan agriculture biotechnology bill, which helps keep our nation’s food affordable, supports jobs, and provides consumers consistent information about bioengineered foods.

Hoeven Congratulates UND Men's Hockey Team on Winning National Championship

Date: 04/14/2016
Senator Hoeven reads a resolution on the Senate floor commending the University of North Dakota men's hockey team for winning its eighth national championship.

Senator Hoeven Pays Tribute to Fallen Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer

Date: 02/26/2016
On February 25, Senator John Hoeven speaks on the Senate floor to pay tribute to fallen Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer.

Hoeven Talks Energy Prices with Stuart Varney on Fox Business Network

Date: 02/26/2016
On February 19, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) joins Stuart Varney to discuss North Dakota's energy sector and the impact of oil prices on the Bakken region.

Senator Hoeven on President's Proposed Oil Tax

Date: 02/05/2016
On February 5, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), a member of the Senate Energy Committee, joins Sandra Smith on Fox Business to object to the President's proposed $10 a barrel tax on oil.

Hoeven Introduces Resolution Honoring National Champion NDSU Bison

Date: 01/12/2016
Senator Hoeven introduces a resolution honoring the NDSU Bison football team for winning its fifth consecutive NCAA Division I National Championship. The resolution congratulates the Bison football team and commends the NDSU players, coaches and staff for their hard work and dedication. It also recognizes the students, alumni and loyal fans that supported the Bison during their “Drive for Five” season.

Hoeven Invites Travelers to Visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Date: 01/12/2016
Senator Hoeven commends the New York Times travel editor’s choice of Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP) in North Dakota as fifth on its list of 52 worldwide destinations to visit in 2016. Only Mexico City, Bordeaux, France, the Mediterranean island nation of Malta and the Caribbean city of Coral Bay, St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands ranked ahead of TRNP.

Hoeven Discusses Work to Lift the Ban on Crude Oil Exports

Date: 12/17/2015
Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota discusses the benefits of lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports with Liz Claman on Fox Business.

Hoeven on Special Report to Discuss Keystone XL Pipeline Rejection

Date: 11/09/2015
On November 6, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) joins Fox News' Bret Baier on Special Report to discuss the President's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline project after more than seven years of review.

North Dakota Slideshow

Date: 09/17/2015
I am proud to represent North Dakota in the United States Senate. This video is a slideshow we play in my Washington, DC office to highlight some of the great things in and about North Dakota.

Senator Hoeven Sends Good Luck Message to NDSU Bison Men's Basketball Team

Date: 03/19/2015
Senator Hoeven wishes the NDSU Bison men's basketball team good luck for their upcoming game.

Senator Hoeven: Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing with Thomas Tidwell

Date: 02/26/2015
Senator Hoeven addresses range concerns with Thomas Tidwell

Senator Hoeven Joins Bill Hemmer from Fox News

Date: 02/24/2015
Senator Hoeven discusses his Keystone XL pipeline approval legislation on Fox News.

Hoeven Delivers George Washington's Farewell Address

Date: 02/23/2015
On February 23, Senator John Hoeven delivers George Washington's Farewell Address on the floor of the U.S. Senate, a tradition started in 1862 to honor the nation's first president.

Senator Hoeven Interview: Sunday Futures with Maria Bartiromo

Date: 02/09/2015
Senator Hoeven joins Maria Bartiromo on Fox News Sunday Futures

Senator Hoeven: U.S. Senate Passed Bipartisan Keystone XL Pipeline Project

Date: 01/29/2015
Senator Hoeven announces that the Keystone XL pipeline project was passed by the U.S. Senate.

Senator Hoeven Celebrates the NDSU Bison's Fourth Consecutive Football National Championship

Date: 01/27/2015
Senator Hoeven Celebrates the NDSU Bison's Fourth Consecutive Football National Championship on the Senate floor.

Hoeven Responds to State of the Union on MSNBC

Date: 01/21/2015
On January 20, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) joins MSNBC's Chris Matthews to discuss the President's State of the Union address.

Senator Hoeven Joins MSNBC’s José Díaz-Balart to Discuss Keystone XL

Date: 01/08/2015
Senator John Hoeven discusses the latest updates on the Keystone XL pipeline with MSNBC's José Díaz-Balart.

Fox News Special Report with Mike Emanuel: Keystone XL

Date: 01/07/2015
Fox News Chief Congressional Correspondent Mike Emanuel reports on the Keystone XL pipeline.

Senator Hoeven Calls for Passage of Tax Extenders Legislation

Date: 12/16/2014
Senator Hoeven speaks on the senate floor to share stories from North Dakota farmers and small businesses about the importance of passing the Tax Extenders bill. This piece of legislation is critical to helping not only small businesses and farmers, but the entire economy. Of particular importance to North Dakota, the legislation extends the Section 179 rule for the current tax year so that producers and small businesses can expense purchases made in 2014. Read more here:

Hoeven Presses FERC Nominee to Support Energy Infrastructure

Date: 12/04/2014
At a nomination hearing on December 4, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) presses Collette Honorable, a nominee to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to help build the nation's energy infrastructure and make the application process for energy project fair and efficient.

Hoeven on Varney and Co. to Talk Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

Date: 11/19/2014
On November 19, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) speaks with Stuart Varney about his plans for approving the Keystone XL pipeline in the new congress.

Hoeven Talks Keystone XL on the Willis Report

Date: 11/19/2014
On November 17, Senator John Hoeven discusses his legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline with Gerri Willis on Fox Business.

Hoeven On Upcoming Vote on His Legislation to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

Date: 11/19/2014
On Sunday, November 16, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) joins Fox News' Arthel Neville to talk about the upcoming Senate vote on his legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

Hoeven on Senate Vote on Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Legislation

Date: 11/18/2014
On November 18, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) speaks about the Senate vote on his Keystone XL pipeline approval legislation.

Hoeven Discusses House and Senate Votes on His Bill to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Date: 11/13/2014
On November 13, Senator Hoeven discusses upcoming votes in the Senate and House of Representatives on his bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

Hoeven Marks Sixth Anniversary of Inaction on Keystone XL Permit

Date: 09/18/2014
On September 18, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) marks the sixth anniversary of the Keystone XL Pipeline at a press conference with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and highlights a letter he sent to the President signed by all 45 Republican senators calling for immediate approval of the pipeline.

Hoeven Introduces North American Energy Infrastructure Act

Date: 09/18/2014
On Sept. 16, Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), speaks on the floor about legislation he is introducing with Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). The North American Energy Infrastructure Act will prevent unnecessarily protracted delays for important energy infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline is now in its sixth year of review following five favorable environmental impact studies (EIS).

Hoeven Secures Housing Commitment from USDA Rural Development Nominee

Date: 09/10/2014
At a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee , Senator John Hoeven secures a commitment, if confirmed by the Senate, from Lisa Mensah, the nominee to be U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Rural Development, to ensure USDA housing assistance programs are available to help growing North Dakota communities. Hoeven also invited Mensah to visit North Dakota and see firsthand the state’s growth challenges and opportunities.

Hoeven on Fox Sunday Morning Futures

Date: 05/05/2014
On May 4, Senator John Hoeven joins Maria Bartiromo on Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures to discuss his bipartisan legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

Hoeven: Time to Vote on Keystone XL Pipeline

Date: 04/29/2014
On April 29, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) leads his Republican colleagues in a colloquy calling for a vote on his legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which has been under review for more than five years.

Hoeven Discusses Situation in Ukraine with Wolf Blitzer

Date: 04/08/2014
On April 8, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) joins CNN's Wolf Blitzer to discuss the current situation in Ukraine.

Hoeven, Childress Back Blender Pumps

Date: 04/08/2014
At an April 8 Senate Agriculture hearing, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) and Richard Childress, former NASCAR driver, testify of the importance of increased blender pumps to provide consumers with greater choice at the pump.

Hoeven at Hearing on Rail Transportation Safety

Date: 03/06/2014
On March 6, Senator John Hoeven presses rail industry officials and regulators for a comprehensive and timely plan to enhance safety measures for transporting petroleum products by rail. The hearing examined the current state of rail safety on the nation's passenger and freight rail networks, including a discussion of recent rail accidents, positive train control implementation and other measure to improve rail safety.

Hoeven on Varney KXL CBO report

Date: 03/04/2014
On February 6, Senator Hoeven talks joins Stuart Varney to discuss his work to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project.

Senator Hoeven Leads Press Conference Pressing for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

Date: 02/04/2014
Today Senator John Hoeven led a press conference calling on the President to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

Hoeven Discusses "Nuclear Option" with Stuart Varney on Fox Business

Date: 11/22/2013
On Nov. 22, 2013, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) discusses the vote to change Senate rules.

Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp Deliver the Gettysburg Address

Date: 11/19/2013
On the 150th Anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp deliver the historic speech for the Learn the Address project.

Hoeven Shares North Dakotans Healthcare Stories on Senate Floor

Date: 11/14/2013
On November 14, 2013, Senator John Hoeven shares the healthcare stories of North Dakotans on the Senate floor.

Hoeven Continues to Press for Passage of Long-Term Farm Bill

Date: 09/18/2013
Senator John Hoeven continues to press for passage of a long-term farm bill to provide certainty for the nation's farmers and ranchers. In a speech on the Senate floor, Hoeven called on members of the House of Representatives to resolve their nutrition title issue and to name conferees. Hoeven was named a Senate conferee in August and has been working to get the farm bill to conference committee and passed this fall.

Hoeven Presses Interior Nominee for States First, All-of-the-Above Energy Policy, Timely Permitting

Date: 09/17/2013
On September 17, 2013, Senator John Hoeven presses Michael L. Connor, the nominee to be Deputy Secretary of Interior, on issues related to energy development and the use of federal lands during a hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Hoeven Presses USDA Nominees on Prevented Plant, Grazing, Wetland Maps

Date: 07/24/2013
On July 23, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) presses U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary nominee Krysta Harden and USDA Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and the Environment nominee Robert Bonnie on key issues important to North Dakota farmers and ranchers. The exchange came at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing Tuesday to consider their confirmation for appointments to the USDA.

Hoeven Discusses Bipartisan Deal to Avert "Nuclear Option" in the Senate

Date: 07/16/2013
On July 16, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) talks to MSNBC's Thomas Roberts about his work to help strike a bipartisan deal to avoid the "nuclear option."

Hoeven to Corps: No Fees for Missouri Water Use

Date: 05/08/2013
On May 8, 2013, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) questions the Army Corps of Engineers proposed plan to charge storage fees for access to Missouri River water. The Senator presses the Corps to drop its plan to charge fees.

Hoeven Talks Flight Delay Fix on Varney & Co.

Date: 04/26/2013
On April 26, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) joins Fox Business Network's Stuart Varney to discuss the Senate's work to end flight delays due to the FAA furlough.

Hoeven discusses Keystone XL pipeline project on Money with Melissa Francis

Date: 04/23/2013
On April 23, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) joins Melissa Francis to discuss his work to approve the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline.

Hoeven Presses VA to Improve Veteran Services

Date: 04/18/2013
On April 18, 2013, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) presses Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to improve services to the nation's veterans. At a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, Hoeven encouraged the Secretary to reduce disability claims backlog, provide better programs for addressing PTSD and other mental illnesses and to commit to open the Devils Lake VA clinic by the end of the year.

Hoeven Questions DOE Nominee Moniz

Date: 04/10/2013
On April 9, Senator John Hoeven presses Ernest Moniz, President Barack Obama's nominee to be Secretary of Energy, to support a states-first approach to hydraulic fracturing should he be confirmed by the Senate. Hoeven calls on Moniz, if confirmed, to promote a practical, all-of-the-above energy approach at the Department of Energy that empowers energy investments and find ways to partner traditional and renewable energy resources.

Hoeven: Support the Keystone XL Amendment to Budget Resolution

Date: 03/22/2013
On March 22, 2013, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) calls on his Senate colleagues to back his amendment putting the U.S. Senate on record in support of the Keystone XL pipeline. The bipartisan measure passed by a vote of 62 to 37.

Senators Hoeven and Baucus on Happening Now

Date: 03/15/2013
On March 15, 2013, Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) discuss their bipartisan legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline with Jon Scott on Fox's Happening Now.

Hoeven Discusses Keystone and Budget on the Kudlow Report

Date: 03/14/2013
On March 14, 2013, Senator Hoeven is interviewed by Larry Kudlow regarding his meetings with the President and legislation he introduced to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

Hoeven Discusses the Budget on the Daily Rundown

Date: 03/14/2013
On March 14, 2013, Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) discusses the need to find agreement for addressing the nation's debt and deficit problems with MSNBC's Chuck Todd.

Hoeven on Varney and Co. Discussing his Meeting with the Pres.

Date: 03/11/2013
On March 11, 2013, Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) discusses his meeting with the president and work to come to agreement on addressing the nation's fiscal challenges.

Hoeven on CNBC's Kudlow Report Dinner

Date: 03/08/2013
On March 7, 2013, Senator Hoeven joins Larry Kudlow of CNBC's Kudlow Report to discuss work to find agreement to address our debt and deficit.

Hoeven Questions Interior Nominee Jewell

Date: 03/07/2013
Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) questions Interior secretary nominee Sally Jewell to enlist her support for the Red River Valley Water Supply project.

Hoeven Discusses GOP Leaders Dinner Meeting with the President on MSNBC

Date: 03/07/2013
On March 7, 2013, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) joins MSNBC's Chris Jansing to discuss his dinner meeting on the nation's fiscal challenges with President Obama and other Republican colleagues.

Hoeven Urges President, Sec. of State to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Date: 03/05/2013
On March 5, 2013, Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) urges the President and Secretary of State to approve the Keystone XL pipeline permit in light of the State Department's fourth environmental report finding that the project will have "no significant impact on the environment."

Hoeven Presses for Approval of Keystone XL pipeline on America's News Headquarters

Date: 03/04/2013
On March 3, 2013, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) joins Shannon Bream on America's News Headquarters to call forthe president and the State Department to approve the Keystone XL pipeline following State's release of a new environmental impact study that shows the Keystone XL pipeline will have "no significant impacts" on the environment.

Hoeven Discusses Sequestration on CNBC's Closing Bell

Date: 02/27/2013
Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) discusses sequestration with Maria Bartiromo on CNBC's Closing Bell.

Hoeven Leads A Bipartisan Colloquy Calling for Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Date: 02/15/2013
On Feb. 14, 2013, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) leads a bipartisan colloquy with senators calling for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Joining Hoeven are Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).

Sen Hoeven Pays Tribute to Medal of Honor Recipient Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha

Date: 02/11/2013
Senator John Hoeven pays tribute to retired Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha who was awarded the Medal of Honor on Feb. 11, 2013.

Sen. Hoeven Speaks Against Changing Senate Rules

Date: 12/06/2012
On Dec. 6, 2012, Senator John Hoeven speaks on the Senate floor to express deep concerns about a proposal to change the rules of the Senate, saying "That would be a big mistake. That would be, as the majority leader himself said in his own book, the death of the Senate. Votes that require a supermajority serve a very valuable function in the Senate. They encourage consensus. They encourage bipartisanship. And they make certain that the minority has a voice in the lawmaking of this body."

Hoeven: With Bipartisan Consensus We Can Avert the Fiscal Cliff

Date: 12/06/2012
On Dec. 6, 2012, Senator John Hoeven speaks on the Senate floor calling for a bipartisan consensus to avert the fiscal cliff.

Hoeven Discusses Fiscal Cliff Negotiations on Power Lunch with Tyler Mathisen

Date: 11/28/2012
On November 28, 2012, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) joins CNBC's Power Lunch to discuss fiscal cliff negotiations.

Hoeven Discusses Fiscal Cliff Negotiations with Gerri Willis

Date: 11/27/2012
On Nov. 27, 2012, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) discusses congressional negotiations to avert the fiscal cliff with Gerri Willis on the Willis Report.

Hoeven Updates FBN's Melissa Francis on the Keystone XL Pipeline

Date: 11/20/2012
On Nov. 20, 2012, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) updates Melissa Francis about his work to move forward the Keystone XL pipeline project. Hoeven led a bipartisan group of senators in writing the President to approve the project now that elections are over.

Hoeven Talks Fiscal Cliff Negotiations with FBN's Melissa Francis

Date: 11/16/2012
On Nov. 16, 2012, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) talks with Fox Business Network's Melissa Francis about negotiations to reach a deal and avert the fiscal cliff.

Hoeven Discusses Fiscal Cliff with Cavuto

Date: 11/16/2012
On Nov. 16, 2012, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) joins Fox News' Your World w/Neil Cavuto to discuss negotiations to reach a deal to avert the fiscal cliff.

Hoeven Honors the U.S. Army's 237th Birthday

Date: 06/14/2012
On June 14, 2012, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) marks the 237th birthday of the United States Army and honors the men and women of our Army, whose work and character have propelled our nation forward.

Hoeven Discusses Keystone Pipeline, Energy Infrastructure with Stuart Varney

Date: 04/25/2012
On April 25, Sen. John Hoeven joins Stuart Varney to discusss his appointment to the conference committee charged with reconciling the Senate and House versions of the surface transportation reauthorization bill. The House version includes two key provisions Hoeven introduced in the Senate: the Keystone XL pipeline bill and the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, which will recycle coal ash.

Hoeven Discusses Keystone XL Pipeline on Fox Business

Date: 04/19/2012
On April 19, 2012, Senator John Hoeven discusses progress to pass legislation moving forward construction of the entire Keystone XL pipeline with Connell McShane on Fox Business Network.

Hoeven at Agriculture Appropriations Hearing

Date: 04/03/2012
On March 29, 2012, Senator John Hoeven questions USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on agriculture appropriation priorities.

Hoeven Talks Keystone Pipeline with Lou Dobbs

Date: 03/27/2012
On March 26, 2012, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) discusses the importance of moving forward with the entire Keystone XL pipeline project with Lou Dobbs on Fox Business. Hoeven also welcomes Senate debate on energy policies that will help to lower gas prices and improve the nation's energy security.

Hoeven Discusses Supreme Court Hearings on Health Care Law

Date: 03/26/2012
On March 26, 2012, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) joins Dagen McDowell and Connell McShane of Fox Business to discuss the start of the Supreme Court hearings on the health care law.

Hoeven:President Obama's Cushing Visit Highlights His Continuing Obstruction of KXL

Date: 03/22/2012
On March 22, 2012, Sen. John Hoeven speaks at a news conference and says that President Barack Obama's visit to Cushing, Okla. just highlights that he is continuing to obstruct the Keystone XL pipeline project while the economy languishes and gas prices continue to rise for American consumers.

Hoeven Presses for Confirmtion of ND's Clark to FERC

Date: 03/20/2012
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) introduces North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Tony Clark and touts his experience and work in North Dakota and as chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in recommending Clark for a position on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Hoeven Talks Keystone Pipeline with Sen. McCaskill on CNBC's Kudlow Report

Date: 03/09/2012
On March 8, 2012, Sens. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) talk with Larry Kudlow of CNBC's Kudlow Report about the importance of moving forward construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Hoeven on Senate Vote on Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Date: 03/08/2012
On March 8, 2012, Senator Hoeven joins Fox Business' Connell McShane to discuss an amendment he introduced that would move forward the Keystone XL pipeline, while providing necessary safeguards. It allows construction to go forward on the pipeline to help lower rising gas prices, which are hurting American consumers and our economy, and to reduce our nation's dependence on oil from the Middle East

Hoeven Questions the Interior Department's "One Size Fits All" Regulation

Date: 02/29/2012
On Feb. 29, 2012, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) questions Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on the Dept. of Interior's stream buffer zone rules for coal mining. Hoeven questions the "one size fits all" approach to the regulation.

Hoeven Asks Secretary of State Clinton for Help with Egpytian Detainees

Date: 02/28/2012
On Feb. 28, 2012, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) emphasizes to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the need to do everything possible to get the travel ban lifted on the American non-governmental organization (NGO) workers still in Egypt. He did so at a hearing of the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, at which Clinton was testifying.

Hoeven Floor Speech on Gas Prices and Keystone XL Pipeline

Date: 02/28/2012
On Feb. 29, 2012, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) speaks on the Senate floor about gas prices--which have doubled since 2009-- and the need to move forward with the entire Keystone XL pipeline project to help lower gas prices.

Hoeven Discusses Energy and the Middle East on Fox Business

Date: 02/24/2012
On Feb. 24, 2012, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) discusses energy and security issues with Connell McShane on Fox Business. Hoeven, who recently returned from a national security mission in the Middle East, discusses the importance of moving forward with energy projects like the Keystone XL pipeline in light of instability in the region.

Hoeven: DOE Report Shows KXL Would Lower Gas Prices

Date: 02/16/2012
On Feb. 16, 2012, Senator John Hoeven urges U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu to pursue energy infrastructure projects such as the Keystone XL pipeline, citing an Energy Department report that stated the Keystone XL pipeline would transport oil to be refined in the United States, and it would lower U.S. gas prices. For more information visit:

Hoeven to USDA Secretary: Crop Insurance Should Be No. 1 Priority in Farm Bill

Date: 02/15/2012
On Feb. 15, 2012, at a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committe, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) presses USDA Sec. Tom VIlsack to make crop insurance, and a strong but cost-effective safety net for producers, the number one priority for the new farm bill. Hoeven also emphasizes the need to support agriculture research and biofuels programs.

Hoeven on MSNBC Discussing Religious Freedom and Contraceptives Mandate

Date: 02/08/2012
On Feb. 8, 2012, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) joins MSNBC's Chris Matthews to discuss the Administration's ruling mandating some faith-based institutions to provide coverage for contraception, abortifacients and sterilization. Hoeven urges the Administration to reverse the policy, which is a violation of religious freedoms.

Hoeven on CNN Discussing Religious Freedom

Date: 02/08/2012
On Feb. 8, 2012, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) joins CNN's Soledad O'Brien to discuss the recent HHS recent ruling that requires religious organizations to provide contraceptives, in opposition to their moral beliefs, as part of health insurance plans.

Hoeven: Canadian PM in China to Sell Oil; US Congress Needs to Act Because Administration Won't

Date: 02/07/2012
On Feb. 7, 2012, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) said Congress must act on the Keystone XL pipeline or risk losing Canadian oil to China. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a delegation of Canadian energy leaders are meeting this week with Chinese leaders to bolster the energy and trade relationship between the two nations. This trip comes on the heels of the Obama Administration's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, a project which the Administration reviewed for more than three years. In light of these events, Hoeven called on Congress to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport 830,000 barrels of Canadian and Bakken crude to U.S. refineries, before the U.S misses an opportunity to access energy from its Canadian ally: "I hope the American people fully understand exactly what's going on here, because it's time to act. Right now, Prime Minister Harper is talking to President Hu Jintao, the President of China, and believe me, China wants the oil. President Harper and Canada, our closest ally in the world, has waited three years—three years—to get a 'no' answer from the Administration. We'll see what kind of agreement he comes back with from China. But the reality is, it's time to act."

Hoeven to Lou Dobbs: Congress Should Approve Keystone XL

Date: 01/31/2012
On Jan. 30, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) joins Lou Dobbs on Fox Business to discuss legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline and move the job-creating project forward. Click for more information on the bill, which is supported by 45 Senators.

Hoeven on Fox Business: Move Forward Keystone XL Pipeline

Date: 01/30/2012
On Jan. 30, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) speaks with Fox Business' Dagen McDowell about legislation he is introducing, along with 43 other senators, to move forward the Keystone XL pipeline. For more information on the legislation, click

Hoeven on Fox Business Discussing the Importance of the Keystone XL Pipeline

Date: 01/20/2012
On January 20, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) speaks with Fox Business' Connell McShane about the importance of moving forward with the Keystone XL Pipeline, a project that would create thousands of jobs, improve our energy independence and national security.

Senator Hoeven's Holiday Greeting to North Dakotans

Date: 12/21/2011
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) sends holiday wishes to the people of North Dakota.

Sen. John Hoeven's Holiday Greeting to Veterans and Service Members

Date: 12/16/2011
Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) thanks the nation's veterans, service members and their families for their service and sends warm wishes for the holidays.

Hoeven Talks Payroll Extension with Fox Business' Tracy Byrnes

Date: 12/06/2011
On Dec. 6, 2011, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) talks with Fox Business' Tracy Byrnes about proposals for extending the Payroll Tax deduction without adding to the debt and deficit, as well as important projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline that will create jobs and grow the economy.

Hoeven Talks Keystone Pipeline with Neil Cavuto

Date: 12/02/2011
On Dec.2 2011, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) joins Neil Cavuto of Fox Business to discuss the Keystone Pipeline project and legislation the Senator is sponsoring to clear the way for the job-creating project.

Hoeven Discusses Keystone XL Pipeline with Fox & Friends

Date: 12/02/2011
On Dec. 2, 2011, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) joins Fox & Friends to discuss legislation he is sponsoring to clear the way to build the Keystone XL Pipeline, which will carry an additional 700,000 barrels a day of oil to U.S. refineries and create thousands of jobs for American workers.. Click the following link to learn more about the bill:

Hoeven Discusses Passage of Amendment Putting Guard Head on Joint Chiefs of Staff

Date: 12/01/2011
Senator John Hoeven discusses an amendment that he cosponsored to make the Chief of the National Guard Bureau a statutory member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The amendment was included in the Defense Authorization Bill. For more information, click the following link:

Hoeven Introduces Bill to Clear Way for Keystone Pipelin

Date: 11/30/2011
Senator John Hoeven speaks at a news conference on Nov. 30, 2011, to introduce legislation that would clear the way to builod the Keystone XL Pipeline, which will carry an additional 700,000 barrels a day of oil to U.S. refineries and create thousands of jobs for American workers. Click for more information:

Hoeven Introduces Coal Ash Recycling Legislation

Date: 10/20/2011
On Oct. 20, 2011, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) outlines the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2011, legislation that will ensure the safe and effective disposal of coal combustion residuals, a byproduct of coal-fired electricity generation that is also recycled as a valuable building material. Visit for more information on the legislation.

Hoeven Invites Americans to Honor Day of the Deployed

Date: 10/18/2011
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) invites Americans to pay tribute to the nation's service members deployed around the globe with a Day of the Deployed on Oct. 26, 2011. The Day of the Deployed is a time to reflect on the service of the more than 2 million Americans serving in the Armed Forces and to honor the sacrificies they and their loved ones make.

Hoeven Calls on Corps of Engineers to Improve Flood Control

Date: 10/18/2011
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) calls on members of the U.S. Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee to initiate a thorough review and analysis of current management practices on the nation's waterways, including those in North Dakota, with the goal of better flood protection for people and property. "We are asking the Corps to reduce the level of Lake Sakakawea by 2.5 feet. If the Corps chooses not to, I want to know how they plan to maintain enough storage capacity to prevent flooding next year," said Hoeven.

Hoeven Reacts to Passage of Three Trade Agreements

Date: 10/13/2011
On Oct. 12, 2011, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) responds to passage of the free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. The three pacts represent more than $13 billion in economic activity for the nation.

Hoeven Talks Job Creation on MSNBC

Date: 10/11/2011
On October 10, 2011, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) discusses the importance of providing the nation's job creators with the certainty they need to invest and grow the economy in order to get Americans back to work.

Senator Hoeven Dedicates Amazon's Expansion Facility

Date: 09/29/2011
On September 28, 2011, Senator John Hoeven helps to dedicate's expanded customer service center in Grand Forks. Hoeven credits North Dakota's strong pro-business climate with attracting the new investment, which will create 200 full-time jobs, plus additional season jobs.

Senator John Hoeven Discusses the Senate's Work to Pass a CR

Date: 09/27/2011
On September 26, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) joins Neil Cavuto to discuss the Senate's pending vote on a continuing resolution to fund the government.

Senator Hoeven Discusses Disaster Assistance Funding with Dagen McDowell

Date: 09/27/2011
On September 27, Senator John Hoeven joins Fox Business' Dagen McDowell to discuss Senate passage of a continuing resolution to fund the U.S. government through Nov. 18. The measure also includes funding for disaster assistance. Visit to read Sen. Hoeven's full statement on the measure.

Williston Energy Festival

Date: 09/16/2011
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) greets the Williston Community as they celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first oil discovery in North Dakota.

Hoeven Invites North Dakotans to join in National Moment of Remembrance

Date: 09/08/2011
Senator John Hoeven marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and invtites all North Dakotans to pay tribute to the fallen with a national Moment of Remembrance on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at noon CDT/11 a.m. MDT.

Hoeven Discussing Job Creation on CNBC's Squawk Box

Date: 08/31/2011
On Aug. 31, Sen, John Hoeven (R-ND) discusses the importance of creating a pro-business climate in growing the economy. With the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, Hoeven cites North Dakota's work to create a legal, tax and regulatory environment as reason for the state's strong record on job creation.

Hoeven on Fox News Live with Bill Hemmer

Date: 08/04/2011
On July 31, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) joins Fox News' Bill Hemmer for an update on negotiations in Congress on a proposal to find savings and address the debt ceiling. "We've got to know that for any increase in the debt celiing we have more in savings," Hoeven says.

Hoeven Updates Huckabee on Reaching an Agreement to Find Savings and Address the Debt Ceiling

Date: 08/04/2011
On July 30, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) discusses progress in Congress to come to an agreement to find savings and address the debt ceiling.

Hoeven Discusses Debt Negotiations with Don Lemon

Date: 08/04/2011
On July 31, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) discusses the progress in Congress to come to an agreement on a proposal to find savings and address the debt ceiling.

Hoeven Speaks with Neil Cavuto

Date: 08/04/2011
On August 1, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) on Fox's Your World with Neil Cavuto to discuss an agreement in Congress to find savings and address the debt ceiling.

Hoeven Joins MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell

Date: 08/02/2011
Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) discusess the agreement reached by Congress to find savings and address the debt ceiling on August 2, 2001.

Hoeven: We Need to Move Forward with Boehner Approach

Date: 07/29/2011
On July 29, Senator John Hoeven speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate to underscore the differences between the debt ceiling plan proposed by Speaker of the House John Boehner and that proposed by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Hoeven: The American People Want Us to come to an Agreement

Date: 07/28/2011
On July 28, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) spoke on the Senate floor urging Congress to reach an agreement to address the debt ceiling and find savings. Hoeven says, "Now is the time where we have to realize that we've got to come to agreement. The American people want us to come to an agreement."

Hoeven Joins Former Governors in Pushing Passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment

Date: 07/19/2011
Senator John Hoeven today joined Senators Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) in pushing for a Balanced Budget Amendment. As former governors, the senators cite the requirement for 49 out of 50 states to balance their budgets, in pushing their Senate colleagues to vote on and pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.

Hoeven Discusses Debt Ceiling on the Willis Report

Date: 07/01/2011
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) joins Gerri Willis to discuss the need for a comprehensive plan to tackle the nation's debt and deficit.

Hoeven Presses for Additional Federal Flood Assistance on Senate Floor

Date: 06/22/2011
Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate in support of ongoing efforts in North Dakota to protect lives and property from rising flood waters in the Minot region and throughout the state. "As I speak, more than 11,000 people are leaving their homes in and around the community of Minot," said Hoeven. "Somewhere between a third or a fourth of our citizens in the region are being displaced from their homes and their businesses. Our thoughts and our prayers go out to all of them. At the same time, we must do all we can to help them, both now at this time of need, and also in the days coming."

Hoeven Backs Ethanol Reform and Deficit Reduction Act

Date: 06/14/2011
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) pushes for the passage of the Ethanol Reform and Deficit Reduction Act to transition renewable energy incentives to a more sustainable model, while helping reduce the nation's deficit by $1 billion.

Minot Flooding Update

Date: 05/31/2011
Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) along with Governor Dalrymple, Army Corps St. Paul Commander Col. Michael Price, FEMA Coordinator Willie Nunn and Minot Mayor Zimbelman, provide updates on flood protection efforts following flooding tours in Minot and affected communities. Hoeven is working to make certain that all the necessary federal and state resources are available to help locals fight flooding as the Souris River rises.

Hoeven Pushes for Fair Process for Grasslands Management and Grazing

Date: 05/19/2011
Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) urges US Forestry Chief Tom TIdwell to use certified mediators when developing and implementing grasslands management and grazing agreements during a hearing of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee.

Hoeven Cosponsors Legislation to Address Fuel Supply and Gas Price Issues

Date: 05/12/2011
Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) announces he is cosponsoring a bill to reduce refining constraints and lower gas prices. He also calls on the EPA and DOE to complete an overdue fuel supply study.

Hoeven Discusses Senate Republican Jobs Plan

Date: 05/04/2011
Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) joins a colloquy led by Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) to discuss the Senate Republican Jobs Plan, a blueprint to get Americans back to work. Hoeven highlights opportunities in the trade and energy sectors to jump start the economy and create jobs.

Hoeven Advocates Air Force Leaders to Build on Success of UAS Operations at Grand Forks

Date: 04/15/2011
Sen. John Hoeven urges Air Force Assistant Secretary Terry Yonkers and Air Force officials to take advantage of the work of Grand Forks Air Force Base in developing and growing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) capabilities. Hoeven, at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, also offered his support for growing missions at the base.

Hoeven Enlists Support for Minot Air Force Base

Date: 04/15/2011
Sen. John Hoeven offers his support for the Air Force's expansion plans at Minot Air Force Base and presses officials to adequately equip the base for the arrival of new B-52s at a hearing with Air Force Assistant Secretary Terry Yonkers and other Air Force officials.

Hoeven Calls for Vote to Continue Funding for Military Pay, Keep Government Operating

Date: 04/08/2011
Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) speaks on the Senate floor calling for a vote to keep the federal government operating, pay our military, and at the same time, take essential steps to tame the nation's debt and deficit.

Hoeven on Common Sense FEMA Flood Protections

Date: 04/07/2011
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) speaks on the Senate floor about his plan to provide FEMA with greater flexibility to fight chronic flooding.

Hoeven Offers Three-part Job Creation Strategy

Date: 04/07/2011
Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) offers a three-part strategy to get Americans working again. Hoeven cites North Dakota's proactive and common sense approach to job creation.

Hoeven Invites VA Secretary Shinseki to Visit Fargo VA Hospital

Date: 03/31/2011
In a hearing of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator John Hoeven invites VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to visit the Fargo VA Hosptial. Hoeven praises the facility for the quality care it provides for veterans in North Dakota and surrounding areas.

Hoeven Calls for Comprehensive National Energy Policy

Date: 03/15/2011
In a speech on the Senate floor, Senator John Hoeven calls for a push in domestic energy production to reduce the nation's dependency on oil from unstable parts of the world.

Hoeven Calls on Forest Service Chief to work with Ranchers to Resolve Grassland Disputes

Date: 03/03/2011
Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) calls on USDA Forestry Chief Tom Tidwell to use more equitable means of resolving disputes over grassland management in western North Dakota. Hoeven invites Tidwell to North Dakota to work with ranchers on ways to best manage rangelands.

Hoeven Enlists Secretary Salazar's Support

Date: 03/02/2011
At a Senate Energy and Natural Resource Hearing, Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) enlists the support of U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to launch a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study to update estimates of recoverable oil reserves in the Williston Basin.

Hoeven Discussing Comprehensive Energy Policy with Mad Money's Jim Cramer

Date: 02/28/2011
Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) joined CNBC's Jim Cramer on Mad Money to discuss the outlook of the energy industry and the innovative approach to comprehensive energy policy in North Dakota.

Hoeven Advocates for Comprehensive Approach to Energy Development

Date: 02/16/2011
Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) advocates for a comprehensive approach to energy development at a hearing of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee today with Secretary Steven Chu about the Fiscal 2012 Department of Energy budget.

Hoeven Backs UAS Amendment on Senate Floor

Date: 02/04/2011
Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate in support of an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill that would increase unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations and training in North Dakota.

Hoeven at Hearing on Outlook of Energy and Oil Market

Date: 02/03/2011
In a Senate Energy and Natural Resouces Committee hearing, Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) provides insights on energy growth in North Dakota and questions how Congress can best encourage progress in all sectors of the energy industry.