SENATOR JOHN HOEVEN

Bringing Everyone Up to Speed: Midco Breaks Ground on New Fargo Data Center

It's one of the first of its kind in the region

FARGO, ND — A $12 million Midco facility is coming to Fargo. It’s one of the first of its kind in the region. In a world where technology is constantly changing, there are still some people who don’t have access to high speed internet. Midco is working to change that. “With the way the world is working today, I don’t…

Senator Heitkamp Speaks Out on Health Care Vote

Heitkamp posted videos online of North Dakotans against the Republican health care bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota Senators Al Fraken and Amy Klobuchar and North Dakota’s Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp voted against the procedural motion. Republican Senator John Hoeven voted for it saying “we will continue working to put in place a suitable replacement”. Heitkamp posted videos online of North Dakotans against the Republican health care bill, including a West Fargo woman…

Senate Majority Leader Delays Recess; White House Accuses Senate Democrats of “Campaign of Obstruction”

When it comes to health care, even Republican Senators say they are just being thorough

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With no deal in sight for a new health care plan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is delaying recess until the third week of August. The White House is coming down hard on Senate Democrats, saying they are leading a campaign of obstruction after a slow confirmation process. Only 49 presidential nominations have been confirmed…

President Trump Signs Law for Major Reform at VA Hospitals

It also protects those who uncover misconduct and wrongdoing in the agency

NATIONAL — President Trump signed a bill into law that begins major reform at VA Hospitals across the country. The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act gives VA leadership more power when it comes to firing employees at any level who are not up to standards. It also protects those who uncover misconduct and wrongdoing in the…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sending Cleanup Crew to Main DAPL Protest Camp

Officials say they are concerned about an environmental disaster zone after early spring melting is mixing with human waste and garbage

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sending a crew to help cleanup the main Dakota Access protest camp. Sen. Hoeven says the Corps has agreed to have a crew on site by the end of the week. He says the area needs to be cleared to help prevent an environmental disaster if the area…