SENATOR JOHN HOEVEN

Senator John Hoeven Holds Round Table with Ag Leaders to Discuss Farm Bill

Hoeven is on the Farm Bill conference committee

FARGO, N.D. — Senator John Hoeven sat down with farmers and agriculture leaders at NDSU’s Barry Hall to discuss the upcoming farm bill and the impact of tariffs on local growers. The farm bill is currently in conference, where members of both the House and Senate will combine their versions before the deadline in September. Last week, Hoeven was named to…

Farmers, SNAP Recipients Applaud Senate Farm Bill

The bill is bipartisan

FARGO, N.D. — The Senate Agriculture Committee passed the Farm Bill on Wednesday. In addition to farmers, the measure will have a huge impact on those who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, or SNAP, program. More than 54,000 people in North Dakota rely on SNAP program benefits, including Ricky Belgarde’s family. “We’ve use it our whole lives. Being a…

Senator Hoeven and Governor Burgum Talk Drone Focus

They were highlighting all of North Dakota's initiatives in the industry

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota has become a national leader in unmanned aircraft systems. A huge part of that is because of the state’s devotion to drone technology. Senator John Hoeven and Governor Doug Burgum highlighted all of North Dakota’s initiatives in the industry at Fargo’s annual drone conference. The state has been selected as one of ten national sites for…

Governor Burgum, Senator Hoeven Join Discussion on Diversion Project

Governor Doug Burgum and U.S. Senator John Hoeven will join the monthly Metro Flood Diversion Authority meeting.

FARGO, ND — Governor Doug Burgum and U.S. Senator John Hoeven will join the monthly Metro Flood Diversion Authority meeting. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney along with Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams will also be involved in the discussion. Mayor Mahoney says it will be September or October before the Minnesota DNR issues a decision on a permit application for the…

Heitkamp And Hoeven Have Concerns About President Trump’s Tariffs

Concerned About The Loss Of American Jobs And Trade Wars

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota’s Senators seem to be in agreement on President Trump’s new tarrifs. They both say they could harm the state’s economy. The president was joined at the White House by American steel and aluminum workers as he signed tariffs that international allies and congressional Republicans have warned against. The tariffs will go into effect in 15…

Farmers Will Get To Tell Ag Secretary Perdue What They Want In A Farm Bill

The Agriculture Secretary Will Visit North Dakota Next Week

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is coming to North Dakota next week. His visit is at the invitation of Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee Chairman Senator John Hoeven. Perdue will meet with local producers to discuss their priorities for the upcoming farm bill and planting season. He’ll also address how the USDA can best help the industry to overcome challenges…

Senator Hoeven Honors Team USA Women’s Hockey On U.S. Senate Floor

Heaps Praise On North Dakota's Own Lamoureux Twins

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator John Hoeven took to the floor of the U.S. Senate to honor Team USA Women’s Hockey and their gold winning performance over Canada in Pyeongchange. “North Dakota is proud to be represented among the talented members of this team by two athletes, the Lamoureux twins, Jocelyne and Monique,” said Hoeven. “These sisters are natives of Grand…

Sen. John Hoeven Praises Governors Dayton, Burgum on FM Diversion Task Force

The recommendations of the task force will be forwarded to the FM Diversion Authority

FARGO, ND — Senator John Hoeven is praising the work of Governors Doug Burgum and Mark Dayton on the FM Diversion Task Force. They recommended changes to the project to get the necessary permits from Minnesota for the work to continue. The senator spoke with both the Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…

Senator Hoeven Meets with Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Nominee

President Trump nominated James to the Civil Works post earlier this year

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator John Hoeven is pushing for flood protection from the nominee for Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. Hoeven met with R.D. James to introduce him to flood protection efforts in the Red River Valley and in Minot. President Trump nominated James to the Civil Works post earlier this year. If confirmed, James will play…