Sen. John Hoeven

Sen. Hoeven Checks On Security Along Northern Border

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption BURKE CO., N.D. — Following his trip south last month, North Dakota Senator John Hoeven is getting a look at operations along the northern border. The Republican is a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee. He was joined by county sheriffs from Burke, Divide and Renville counties along with Border Patrol and other…

Lawmakers derail plan seen as bailout for Hoeven’s bank

BISMARCK, N.D. – Budget writers in the Republican-controlled North Dakota House want to derail legislation to save a troubled shipping facility. The move comes after criticism that the move was a bailout for banks, including one owned by GOP U.S. Sen. John Hoeven. Five Minot-area lawmakers sponsored the legislation for the intermodal shipping facility that sought to provide $8.2 million…

ND & MN Senators React To The Return of Tom Vilsack as Ag Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack was confirmed by the Senate this week as the next Agriculture Secretary, a job he held previously for 8 years. Minnesota and North Dakota lawmakers were asked about what’s in store for agriculture under the Biden administration. In a 92-7 vote Tuesday, Vilsack was confirmed to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture….

Hoeven to seek third term in Senate

FARGO (KVRR) – Sen. John Hoeven is running for reelection.  Hoeven’s campaign office confirms that he plans to seek a third term in the Senate in 2022. “The answer is yes, Senator Hoeven is planning to run for re-election” according to Hoeven campaign spokesman Don Larson. Hoeven was first elected to the Senate in 2010, defeating Democrat Tracy Potter.  He…

Smith, Hoeven discuss Biden’s choice to lead USDA

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – During his confirmation hearing Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary nominee Tom Vilsack addressed climate change, food insecurity and economic hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Vilsack is one step closer to leading USDA, a role he held for eight years during the Obama Administration. “I’m back again. I also realize this is a different time and I am…

Cramer, Hoeven, Armstrong condemn Biden for halting oil, gas leases

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – North Dakota’s congressional delegation is strongly criticizing President Biden for halting new oil and gas leases on federal lands. Biden signed executive orders to cut oil, gas and coal emissions and double energy production from offshore wind turbines. The orders aim to conserve 30% of the nation’s lands and ocean waters in the next 10 years. “President…

Cramer, Hoeven, Armstrong safe after violence breaks out at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON (KVRR/KFGO) – Sen. Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong say they are safe after violence broke out inside the U.S. Capitol. Both declined further comment as protesters surrounded the US Capitol and some entered the building. Early on, Sen. Cramer said he was trying to avoid external communications to maintain the secrecy of his location and other members of…

Cramer, Hoeven have no plans to object to Electoral College results

Sens. Kevin Cramer & John HoevenWASHINGTON (KVRR) – North Dakota’s U.S. senators say they do not plan to object to the Electoral College results when the Senate meets Wednesday to certify the presidential election. “I will not object to the Electoral College votes when they are counted…unless overwhelmingly persuasive evidence is presented before the Senate when we debate the objections,…