Senator Hoeven December 2014 eNewsletter


2014-12-26 12:46:41
<outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/view_newsletter_setup.aspx Quorum_hoeven-iq%2501104816%2501Senator%2bHoeven%2bDecember%2b2014%2beNe wsletter%250113954.5372663.5182715.7050030%2501hoeven%2540unityfeed.com% 2501Mr.%2bFeed%2501Mr.%2bUnity%2bFeed%2501%2501> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/view_newsletter_setup.aspx _text=Y&link=Quorum_hoeven-iq%2501104816%2501Senator%2bHoeven%2bDecember %2b2014%2beNewsletter%250113954.5372663.5182715.7050030%2501hoeven%2540u nityfeed.com%2501Mr.%2bFeed%2501Mr.%2bUnity%2bFeed%2501%2501> e-Newsletter Header <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13954.5372663.5182715.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hoeve n.senate.gov%2fpublic%2f> Official Site <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13954.5372663.5182715.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hoeve n.senate.gov%2fpublic%2f> | Contact Me <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13954.5372663.5182715.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hoeve n.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fcontact%3fp%3demail-the-senator> | Services <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13954.5372663.5182715.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hoeve n.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fservices> | News <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13954.5372663.5182715.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hoeve n.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fnews-releases> Facebook <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13954.5372663.5182715.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.faceb ook.com%2fSenatorJohnHoeven> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13954.5372663.5182715.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2ftwitter. com%2fSenJohnHoeven> YouTube <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13954.5372663.5182715.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.youtu be.com%2fsenatorjohnhoevennd> December 26, 2014 Dear Friends: Mikey and I would like to extend our warmest wishes to you and yours during this holiday season. We hope each of you had a happy, merry Christmas surrounded by family and friends. We also want to acknowledge and thank the brave servicemen and women who were unable to be with their loved ones this year because they were overseas fighting for our freedom. Thank you for your service, sacrifice and commitment. As the Christmas season comes to a close, we start to set our sights toward the new year. I'm confident the new Republican-led Congress in 2015 will mark the beginning of getting America back on track. It is time to seize this opportunity and enact legislation to help small businesses, farmers and the entire economy. These past few weeks, I worked to ensure several provisions were passed to help North Dakota's farmers and ranchers. The first was a bill making it easier to get permits for grazing on federal lands, which you can read here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13954.5372663.5182715.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hoeve n.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2f2014%2f12%2fhoeven-congress-passes-l egislation-to-improve-permitting-process-for-energy-development-grazing- on-federal-lands> . I also continue working to stop the EPA's Waters of the U.S. proposed regulation, which would place unnecessary burdens on farmers and ranchers. We took an important first step by defunding the Waters of the U.S. Interpretive Rule, which the EPA issued to implement the Waters of the U.S. regulation for farmers and ranchers. I will continue to work in the new Congress to defund and eliminate the regulation in its entirety. You can read more about that here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13954.5372663.5182715.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hoeve n.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2f2014%2f12%2fhoeven-congress-takes-fi rst-step-to-eliminate-proposed-waters-of-the-u-s-regulation> . In closing, I want to take a moment to say goodbye to Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13954.5372663.5182715.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hoeve n.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2f2014%2f12%2fhoeven-statement-on-the- death-of-fargo-mayor-dennis-walaker> . He dedicated his life to serving Fargo. His tireless efforts to promote Fargo and protect the city from flooding have made the city a better place for future generations. We will all miss you, Denny Walaker. Mikey and I wish everyone a Happy New Year. We can't wait to see what 2015 has in store. Sincerely, <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/Quorum_hoeven-iq/Sig_T rans2.jpg> John Hoeven U.S. Senator _____ Government Funding Congress Passes Omnibus Appropriations Legislation for 2015 Hoeven Supports Bill Which Reduces Spending, Sets Timeline for Immigration Action and Withdraws Waters of the U.S. Rule WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven voted with a bipartisan group of senators to fund most government programs for Fiscal Year 2015. "It is important to keep the government funded - providing resources for our veterans, law enforcement and education system, among other things. The legislation isn't perfect, but it reduces spending, which is important to reduce the national debt. It only funds the Department of Homeland Security until the end of February 2015, which will give the new Congress time to address immigration and strengthen our borders. Importantly, too, we begin to reduce the EPA's overreach by directing a withdrawal of Waters of the U.S." Click here to read more. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13954.5372663.5182715.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hoeve n.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2f2014%2f12%2fhoeven-congress-passes-o mnibus-appropriations-legislation-for-2015> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/Quorum_hoeven-iq/ussen ateseal2.png> _____ Tax Extensions Senate Passes Tax Increase Prevention Act Measure Helps Farmers, Ranchers and Small Businesses WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined 75 other senators to pass the Tax Increase Prevention Act, extending some tax credits and deductions to the end of this year. The measure includes an extension of Section 179 which means farmers, ranchers and small businesses can expense equipment purchased in 2014. ""These extensions, and especially the Section 179 expensing and depreciation provision, will provide immediate tax relief and greater certainty to individuals, farmers, ranchers and small businesses. This is good not only for small businesses, but also for the economy because it helps businesses grow and hire." Click here to read more. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13954.5372663.5182715.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hoeve n.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2f2014%2f12%2fhoeven-senate-passes-tax -increase-prevention-act> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13954.5372663.5182715.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.yout ube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3ddX3oAJ9X-TE> Click on the image to see video of Hoeven highlighting importance of tax extensions. _____ Defense Funding Defense Authorization Legislation Passed Hoeven's Work Keeps ICMB Silos and Global Hawk Funded, Blocks Proposal to Close Bases WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven included important provisions to benefit North Dakota and bolster America's defense in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). "We worked to ensure that the defense authorization legislation supports North Dakota priorities and provide the resources and tools our military needs to protect and defend our country." Click here to read more. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13954.5372663.5182715.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hoeve n.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2f2014%2f12%2fhoeven-congress-passes-d efense-authorization-legislation> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/Quorum_hoeven-iq/Globa lHawk.jpg> NDAA included Global Hawk funding (photo courtesy Northrop Grumman). _____ North Dakota National Guard Hoeven Welcomes Home North Dakota National Guard Regiment at Freedom Salute Soldiers Return from One-Year Deployment BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven welcomed home the C Company, 2nd Battalion, 285th Aviation Regiment of the North Dakota National Guard at a Freedom Salute in Bismarck. "We have much to be thankful for during this holiday season and today we are reminded once again that the blessings we enjoy in this country are preserved by brave soldiers like those of the 2-285th," Hoeven said. Click here to read more. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13954.5372663.5182715.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hoeve n.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2f2014%2f12%2fhoeven-welcomes-home-2-2 85th-aviation-regiment-at-freedom-salute> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/Quorum_hoeven-iq/Freed omSalute2.png> Hoeven celebrates National Guard unit's safe return to North Dakota. 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December 26, 2014

Dear Friends: 

Mikey and I would like to extend our warmest wishes to you and yours during this holiday season. We hope each of you had a happy, merry Christmas surrounded by family and friends. We also want to acknowledge and thank the brave servicemen and women who were unable to be with their loved ones this year because they were overseas fighting for our freedom. Thank you for your service, sacrifice and commitment.

As the Christmas season comes to a close, we start to set our sights toward the new year. I'm confident the new Republican-led Congress in 2015 will mark the beginning of getting America back on track. It is time to seize this opportunity and enact legislation to help small businesses, farmers and the entire economy.

These past few weeks, I worked to ensure several provisions were passed to help North 
Dakota's farmers and ranchers. The first was a bill making it easier to get permits for grazing on federal lands, which you can read here.

I also continue working to stop the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. proposed regulation, which would place unnecessary burdens on farmers and ranchers. We took an important first step by defunding the Waters of the U.S. Interpretive Rule, which the EPA issued to implement the Waters of the U.S. regulation for farmers and ranchers. I will continue to work in the new Congress to defund and eliminate the regulation in its entirety. You can read more about that here.

In closing, I want to take a moment to say goodbye to 
Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker. He dedicated his life to serving Fargo. His tireless efforts to promote Fargo and protect the city from flooding have made the city a better place for future generations. We will all miss you, Denny Walaker.

Mikey and I wish everyone a Happy New Year. We can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store.

Sincerely,

 

John Hoeven
U.S. Senator 


Government Funding 

 Congress Passes Omnibus Appropriations Legislation for 2015
Hoeven Supports Bill Which Reduces Spending, Sets Timeline for Immigration Action and Withdraws Waters of the U.S. Rule

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven voted with a bipartisan group of senators to fund most government programs for Fiscal Year 2015.

"It is important to keep the government funded – providing resources for our veterans, law enforcement and education system, among other things. The legislation isn't perfect, but it reduces spending, which is important to reduce the national debt. It only funds the Department of Homeland Security until the end of February 2015, which will give the new Congress time to address immigration and strengthen our borders. Importantly, too, we begin to reduce the EPA's overreach by directing a withdrawal of Waters of the U.S." Click here to read more.

 


Tax Extensions

 Senate Passes Tax Increase Prevention Act
Measure Helps Farmers, Ranchers and Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven joined 75 other senators to pass the Tax Increase Prevention Act, extending some tax credits and deductions to the end of this year. The measure includes an extension of Section 179 which means farmers, ranchers and small businesses can expense equipment purchased in 2014.

"“These extensions, and especially the Section 179 expensing and depreciation provision, will provide immediate tax relief and greater certainty to individuals, farmers, ranchers and small businesses. This is good not only for small businesses, but also for the economy because it helps businesses grow and hire." Click here to read more.

 
Click on the image to see video of Hoeven highlighting importance of tax extensions. 


Defense Funding

 Defense Authorization Legislation Passed
Hoeven's Work Keeps ICMB Silos and Global Hawk Funded, Blocks Proposal to Close Bases

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven included important provisions to benefit North Dakota and bolster America's defense in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  

"We worked to ensure that the defense authorization legislation supports North Dakota priorities and provide the resources and tools our military needs to protect and defend our country.” Click here to read more.


NDAA included Global Hawk funding (photo courtesy Northrop Grumman).


North Dakota National Guard

 Hoeven Welcomes Home North Dakota National Guard Regiment at Freedom Salute
Soldiers Return from One-Year Deployment

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven welcomed home the C Company, 2nd Battalion, 285th Aviation Regiment of the North Dakota National Guard at a Freedom Salute in Bismarck.

“We have much to be thankful for during this holiday season and today we are reminded once again that the blessings we enjoy in this country are preserved by brave soldiers like those of the 2-285th,” Hoeven said. Click here to read more.


Hoeven celebrates National Guard unit's safe return to North Dakota.

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