JOHN HOEVEN

Hoeven describes investigation into power outages

By: Amanda Rooker WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Thousands of households across North Dakota and Minnesota had their power cut off last week without any kind of warning. Now, two federal agencies have launched a joint inquiry into what went wrong and North Dakota Senator John Hoeven says we need to feel more confident in our access to power. “This cold snap…

Hoeven wants Energy Secretary nominee to support ND commodities if confirmed

By: Amanda Rooker WASHINGTON – The Senate will move forward with a vote on Energy Secretary nominee Jennifer Granholm. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee approved her nomination in a 13-4 vote. Senator John Hoeven, who sits on the committee, pressed Granholm to support North Dakota’s energy industry if confirmed. “We’ve got to keep building our energy resources. And…

Hoeven & Armstrong discuss importance of Keystone XL after President stopped it

By: Amanda Rooker WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Congress took new action on the Keystone XL Pipeline this week. Two new bills aim to revive the project’s construction. During his first day in office, President Joe Biden put a stop to the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. At the Capitol, several North Dakota lawmakers say a presidential permit is not required and introduced…

ND congressional delegation shares priorities on coronavirus funding

By Samone Blair WASHINGTON – For North Dakotans facing eviction or unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic, a timeline on federal aid remains unclear. “Another day has come and gone in this once in a century national battle for our country,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. “At the moment, the gap between our two parties in the negotiations is…

ND & Tribal Leaders Respond to Shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline

This ruling is the first major victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe since protests and legal battles began over the pipeline in 2016.

WASHINGTON – Oil flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline may come to a standstill after a federal judge ordered the pipeline to shutdown by August 5th. Oil cannot continue to flow until the Army Corps of Engineers completes an Environmental Impact Statement. Federal Judge James Boasberg ruled the Army Corps of Engineers ‘did not adequately consider the impacts of an…

Hoeven, Thune & Business Leaders Offer Financial Advice For Entrepreneurs

Hoeven Says A Great Thing He's Seen Is How Businesses Have Chipped In To Help Support Each Other In This Time Of Need.

FARGO, N.D. — Senators John Hoeven of North Dakota and John Thune of South Dakota and a team of business leaders answered questions at the Founders Only Virtual Town Hall hosted by Emerging Prairie. The two talked about how small business owners could benefit from the two trillion dollar stimulus package as well the positive outlook businesses will survive during…

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 –┬áThe 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 –┬áThe 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…