JOHN HOEVEN

Calling for Action on Two-Year-Anniversary of Savanna Greywind’s Disappearance, Murder

Savanna's Act was blocked in the House in December

FARGO, N.D. — The memory of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind still lives on, as well as the pain that comes along with her tragic story. “My heart hurts a lot when I think of her and her family and that baby and the longing her spirit probably has for her daughter. And I never want to see that again for any…

Committee Passes Hoeven’s Air Traffic Control Shortage Bill

WASHINGTON – The Senate Commerce Committee passes a bill introduced by North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven to address an Air Traffic Controller shortage. The measure would allow the FAA to prioritize hiring veterans and graduates of FAA Certified Collegiate Training Initiative schools like the University of North Dakota. Hoeven says those schools have a higher retention rate during ATC qualification training….

USDA Plan Pays Farmers $16 Billion Amid China Trade War

WASHINGTON – The Department of Agriculture announces a plan to provide $16 billion to help farmers impacted by the trade war with China. It gives $14.5 billion in direct payments to producers covering commodities like soybeans, wheat, corn and canola. Nearly $1.5 billion will go toward buying surplus goods like beef, pork and poultry. The plan also gives $100 million toward…

Hoeven Hosts Nat’l Guard Discussion on Fargo Operations Facility, Tuition Assistance & Health Care

FARGO, N.D. – Sen. John Hoeven held a roundtable Wednesday on the importance of getting a new North Dakota National Guard operations facility in Fargo. The Republican was joined by members of the National Guard and NDSU’s Air Force and Army ROTC at the Fargo Air Museum. Hoeven wants support for a new MQ–9 Reaper facility for the 119th Wing at…

Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue Coming to ND Later This Month

NORTH DAKOTA – A release from North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven’s Office says Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is coming to the Red River Valley Saturday, April 27th to talk with farmers about implementing the farm bill. He will also outline the need for prompt resolution trade negotiations and additional commodity purchases. Hoeven, who’s Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, will…

Searching for Stability: Farmers Discuss Impact of New Farm Bill

Growers say the new bill should help younger people get into farming

FARGO, N.D. — With tariffs and falling commodity prices, 2018 proved to be a tough year for farmers across North Dakota. As they get ready for a new year, farmers say the new Farm Bill will give them a cushion to stay afloat economically. “We’ve got a five–year program so we can make plans you can make plans and have stability….

Sen. Hoeven Discusses Ways to Make USPS More Accessible in ND

Some customers complained that their local post office is hard to reach by phone

FARGO, N.D. — Senator Hoeven also down with leaders from the postal service to see how they can best serve North Dakotans. People raised concerns about communicating directly with the post office. Some say the phone numbers for local post offices in the phone book and online are incorrect making it harder to call about their mailing issues. Douglas Stephens, the…

President Signs Bill To End Shutdown, Hoeven Picked For Border Security Conference Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed a bill that temporarily opens the federal government for three weeks, ending the longest shutdown in U.S. history at 35 days. The White House says Trump signed the measure after the Senate and House each passed it Friday. Trump backed down from his demand that Congress provide more border wall money before…

USDA to Temporarily Reopen FSA Offices during Government Shutdown

Offices across the country will be open Thursday, Friday, and the following Tuesday

FARGO, N.D. — For some producers, financial support from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is essential towards keeping their farms afloat. “They need those funds if they’re going to farm this next year and if you’re delaying processing of loans all the way into May or June or July, creditors are sitting on the sidelines maybe not wanting to take a…

Sen. Hoeven Congratulates FCS Champion Bison on Senate Floor

Courtesy: CSPAN2WASHINGTON – North Dakota Senator John Hoeven takes to the floor of the Senate to praise the North Dakota State Bison football team and their fans. “I want to recognize all of Bison Nation for their vibrant and unwavering support of the team during another successful season,” Hoeven said. The Bison won a 7th FCS national championship in Frisco, Texas…