Sen. John Hoeven

Interior Secretary Hears From North Dakota Landowners

He was the guest at a roundtable hosted by Senators Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven

HOPE, N.D. — North Dakota landowners are voicing their concerns about the government’s handling of private property rights. They shared their concerns with Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt. He was the guest at a roundtable hosted by Senators Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven. Bernhardt also visited the property of Mike Johansen, a North Dakota landowner. He says he has…

North Dakota Republican Leaders Praise EPA Repeal of WOTUS

Waters of the United States rule extended federal authority and protections to streams and wetlands

WASHINGTON — The EPA is repealing the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule. It extended federal authority and protections to streams and wetlands. The move is being welcomed by North Dakota’s Republican leaders including Gov. Doug Burgum and Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer. The 2015 regulation, commonly known as WOTUS, defined what bodies of water are protected under…

Renovation Finished On Unmanned Aerial Systems Training Center

The project cost $8 million

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE — Senator John Hoeven is marking the completion of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s newly-renovated unmanned aerial systems training center at Grand Forks Air Force Base. The project cost $8 million. Customs and Border Protection in Grand Forks is responsible for 900 miles of border. Hoeven says that considering North Dakota’s leadership in UAS,…

Sen. Hoeven Hosts Roundtable Discussion Around Market Facilitation Program Payments

The USDA is Providing Assistance to Eligible Farmers Impacted by Tariffs

FARGO, N.D. — With tariffs, trade negotiations and low commodity prices, farmers are still struggling. The USDA is providing eligible farmers nationwide with $14.5 billion in Market Facilitation Program payments. But North Dakota producers have a unique set of challenges. “Certainly some crop diversity that we don’t see everywhere across the country. Weather challenges, obviously, too that compound the situation that…

Senators Hoeven And Cramer Push For Quick Confirmation of Defense Secretary Nominee

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved Mark Esper's nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota Senator John Hoeven has spent some time getting to know President Trump’s latest secretary of defense nominee. Hoeven, who is a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, met with Mark Esper. He outlined the importance of North Dakota’s nuclear and unmanned aerial systems missions to the nation’s defense. Hoeven also talked about the need…

Senate Passes Massive Defense Bill, House Takes Up Consideration Next

The bill includes a 3 percent pay raise for members of the Armed Forces

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate has passed a massive $750 billion defense bill on a bipartisan vote of 86 to 8. The National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, authorizes spending and provides policy outlines for the Pentagon. The bill includes a 3 percent pay raise for members of the Armed Forces. It authorizes $350 million in funding for upgrades to…

Sen. Hoeven Works To Get New Manned Flying Mission For Fargo’s Happy Hooligans

The 119th Fighter Wing retired its F-16's after a realignment recommendation in 2005

WASHINGTON — Work is ongoing in Washington, D.C. to secure another manned flying mission for Fargo’s Happy Hooligans. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven met with Lieutenant General L. Scott Rice, the Director of the Air National Guard. Hoeven says he is working to advance priorities of the North Dakota Air National Guard. They talked about a new operation facility for the…

FAA Officials Visit UND As Senator Hoeven Pushes Air Traffic Control Hiring Reform Bill

Hoeven also announced that a new Unmanned Aerial Systems Super Corridor is coming to the Red River Valley

GRAND FORKS, ND — Top officials from the Federal Aviation Administration are at UND in Grand Forks to talk about reforming the air traffic control hiring process. Senator John Hoeven recently introduced his bipartisan ATC Hiring Reform Act of 2019. It would enable the FAA to prioritize the hiring of veterans and graduates of FAA certified schools, like UND. The schools…

Chief of Army Corps of Engineers Stresses Importance of F-M Diversion in Fargo Roundtable

The Project has raised $100 million of federal funding

FARGO, N.D. — The F-M Diversion project is unifying surrounding areas to find more permanent solutions to future flooding. “This is a local, state, federal partnership,” Sen. John Hoeven said. “It is Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, Cass County, Clay county – the region working together.  This is about comprehensive flood protection for the regions.” The plan involves the creation of several…

Drew Wrigley Gets His Old Job Back As U.S. Attorney For North Dakota

It's a role Wrigley served in from 2001 to 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former U.S. Attorney for North Dakota, Drew Wrigley, has his old job back. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer announcing that the Senate has confirmed Wrigley for the position. President Trump nominated him for U.S. Attorney for North Dakota last August. It’s a role Wrigley served in from 2001 to 2009 before serving as lieutenant governor with Gov….