Sen. John Hoeven

Oakes Test Area Changes Hands

OAKES, N.D. — The title for the Oakes Test Area is now in the hands of local leaders. Senator John Hoeven attending the signing ceremony with Deputy Secretary of the Interior Kate MacGregor and Dickey-Sargent Irrigation District officials. The 5,000 acre irrigation test site near Oakes, North Dakota was designed to demonstrate that a well-managed irrigation system can produce high-value…

North Dakota Senators Meet Latest Supreme Court Nominee

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee continues to make the rounds on Capitol Hill. Judge Amy Coney Barrett stopped by the offices of North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer. “And I do want to say at the offset that I think you’re an excellent candidate for the Supreme Court and I…

USDA Moves Up Date For Haying & Grazing Prevented Plant Acres

23 North Dakota counties are eligible

WASHINGTON, D.C. — USDA is moving up the date for the haying and grazing of cover crops to September 1st in 23 North Dakota counties with a significant number of prevented plant acres. The counties cover the majority of the eastern half of the state and include Cass & Grand Forks. Eligible counties include: Barnes, Benson, Bottineau, Cass, Dickey, Eddy,…

Military Pay Raises And Funding For ND Military Missions Passes Senate

Bill Now Goes To The U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Service members are closer to getting a three percent pay raise. It’s included in the latest National Defense Authorization Act which was just passed by the Senate. The bill includes funding for a number of North Dakota defense missions. It restricts the retirement of the global hawk at Grand Forks Air Force Base and provides for B-52…

North Dakota Memorial Day Ceremony To Be Conducted Virtually

You can view it on the North Dakota National Guard's website

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be conducted virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony will look something like these of the past, just with much fewer people. Making remarks will be Gov. Doug Burgum, Sen. John Hoeven, Sen. Kevin Cramer, and Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general for the North Dakota National Guard….

US Senate Passes Savanna’s Act

The bill has passed both the Senate and the House Judiciary Committee.

WASHINGTON–Work continues on capitol hill this morning to finally get Savanna’s Act passed through Congress. The bill named for Savanna Greywind, the 22-year-old Fargo woman who was killed for her unborn baby, has passed both the Senate and the House Judiciary Committee. Greywind was a member of the Spirit Lake Tribe. Savanna’s Act would require the Justice Department to develop…

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Advances Through More Senate Committees

Sen. John Hoeven says USMCA will provide much needed certainty for our agriculture, energy and other industries

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Our local congressional delegations are praising the advancement of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the trade deal. It has also been approved by the Finance, Energy and Public Works and Budget committees. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Commerce and the Foreign Relations committees still have to weigh in before going to the full…

Championship NDSU Bison Football Team Delayed At Airport After Big Win Saturday

A mechanical issue caused an aborted takeoff of one of the teams planes at Love Field in Dallas

DALLAS, TEXAS — Even national champions can run into some unexpected travel issues. NDSU Bison Football claiming its eighth FCS national championship Saturday afternoon in Friso, Texas with a 28-20 win over James Madison. A mechanical issue caused an aborted takeoff of one of the teams planes at Love Field in Dallas. Around 3 hours into the delay, pizzas arrived….

U.S. Senate Resolution Honors Life & Service of the Late Jocelyn Burdick

She served for three months in the Senate after her husband, Senator Quentin Burdick, passed away in 1992

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The first woman to represent North Dakota in the U.S. Senate is honored on the Senate floor. North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer introduced a Senate resolution to honor the life and service of the late Jocelyn Burdick. She served for three months in the Senate after her husband, Senator Quentin Burdick, passed away in…

North Dakota’s Congressional Delegation Reacts To Impeachment Hearing

Representative Kelly Armstrong calls it "political theater" and says we haven't heard anything new

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota’s Republican congressional delegation is weighing in on the first day of hearings. Representative Kelly Armstrong calls it “political theater” and says we haven’t heard anything new. Sen. John Hoeven says the impeachment process has not followed precedent and has not provided President Trump with important due process rights. Pointless. That’s how Sen. Kevin Cramer feels…