Senator John Hoeven March 2015 eNewsletter

Senator John Hoeven
2015-03-27 18:12:32
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Early this morning, we approved the 2016 Budget, which is a responsible plan to balance our budget in 10 years without raising taxes. Additionally, it gives our men and women in uniform the support they need to defend our country, supports for our farmers and ranchers, preserves Social Security and extends the solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund to protect seniors. To learn more, click here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13854.5450703.5192404.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hoeve n.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2f2015%2f3%2fhoeven-statement-on-the-2 016-budget-passed-by-the-u-s-senate> . Last week, I met with the Army Corps of Engineers' Northwestern Division Commander John Kem - who oversees the upper Missouri River basin and several Corps projects throughout the state - to discuss a number of key issues. I emphasized the importance of implementing any necessary flood protection for the spring season, maintaining the Garrison Dam and protecting the river banks of the Missouri. I also highlighted the need for continued water access at Lakes Sakakawea and Oahe. Learn more about my visit with Brig. Gen. Kem by clicking here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13854.5450703.5192404.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hoeve n.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2f2015%2f3%2fhoeven-presses-corps-divi sion-commander-for-any-necessary-flood-protection-in-spring-access-to-mi ssouri-river-water> . Finally, I want to extend a warm congratulations to the NDSU men's basketball team, which capped a great season by winning the Summit League Basketball Championship <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13854.5450703.5192404.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hoeve n.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2f2015%2f3%2fhoeven-congratulates-ndsu -men-s-basketball-team-after-they-take-home-summit-league-tournament-tit le-and-secure-ncaa-tournament-bid> and making it to the NCAA tournament. UND's men's hockey <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13854.5450703.5192404.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2foutreach senate.gov%2fiqextranet%2fiqClickTrk.aspx%3f%26cid%3dQuorum_hoeven-iq%2 6crop%3d14513.5439592.5193017.7087668%26redirect%3dhttps%253a%252f%252ft witter.com%252fSenJohnHoeven%252fstatus%252f575366031524368385> team is also doing a great job of representing our state; they are currently ranked no. 2 in the nation. We look forward to cheering them on as they continue their march to the Frozen Four in Boston! Sincerely, <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/Quorum_hoeven-iq/Sig_T rans2.jpg> John Hoeven U.S. Senator _____ Senate 2016 Budget Hoeven Works in Senate to Pass 2016 Budget Measure Includes Amendments Important for North Dakota WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined his Senate colleagues in passing a 2016 Senate Budget. "The measure we approved doesn't raise taxes and still balances the nation's budget in 10 years, which is an important step in reducing the national debt. This budget supports stronger economic growth, enhances energy security and supports our seniors by preserving Social Security and extending Medicare's solvency." Click here to read Hoeven's full statement on the 2016 Senate Budget <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13854.5450703.5192404.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hoeve n.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2f2015%2f3%2fhoeven-statement-on-the-2 016-budget-passed-by-the-u-s-senate> . Below are amendments Hoeven offered that were included in the measure. * Nuclear Force Improvement Program Amendment: Ensures the budget supports the Air Force's Nuclear Force Improvement Program (NFIP) which includes providing special pay rates and making improvements to nuclear mission-related equipment and facilities. * Nuclear-Capable Cruise Missile Amendment: Builds on the senator's work to support the development of a nuclear-capable cruise missile and a refurbished warhead. These missiles are the primary nuclear weapon carried on the B-52. * Veterans Access to Community Care Act: Allows veterans to access health care services in their local community if they live more than 40 miles from a VA medical facility. Hoeven is also sponsoring separate legislation - the Veterans Access to Extended Care Act - that would allow veterans greater access to long term care (LTC) services in their home communities. * FBI-DEA Colocation Amendment: Helps law enforcement work more effectively together and reduce costs in fighting crime in western North Dakota. * Small Business Development Centers Amendment: Supports aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses by providing technical assistance through the re-authorization of Small Business Development Centers. In 2010, small businesses employed 62 percent of the private sector labor force in North Dakota. _____ FBI Office in Williston Permanent Williston FBI Office Fully Operational Later This Year Senator Worked with Appropriations Committee, OMB to Approve the Office WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven announced the establishment of a new FBI Resident Agency office in Williston, which will be operational later this year. "This is very good news for western North Dakota and eastern Montana. After much work and many meetings with FBI officials, Williston will have a fully functional FBI office by September. This office will be vital for addressing crime and maintaining our quality of life." Click here to read more <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13854.5450703.5192404.7050030&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.hoeve n.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2f2015%2f3%2fhoeven-announces-permanen t-fbi-office-in-williston-badlands-complex-facility-to-be-fully-operatio nal-later-this-year> . <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/Quorum_hoeven-iq/fbi-s eal.jpg> Photo Courtesy FBI _____ National Guard Conference <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx en-iq&crop=13854.5450703.5192404.7050030&redirect=https%3a%2f%2ftwitter. com%2fSenJohnHoeven%2fstatus%2f579360778177941504> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/Quorum_hoeven-iq/Hoeve nNGSpeech.jpg> _____ Providing Health Care for Our Veterans Hoeven Presses VA Secretary to Give Vets Better Access to Long-Term-Care Services Senator Offers Bill to Help Veterans Access Care WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven met with Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald to discuss the senator's plans to give veterans better access to long-term-care services in their home communities. 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March 27, 2015

Dear Friends:

As winter begins to fade and we once again welcome the spring season, my colleagues and I have been working hard to pass important legislation, including a budget for our nation. Early this morning, we approved the 2016 Budget, which is a responsible plan to balance our budget in 10 years without raising taxes. Additionally, it gives our men and women in uniform the support they need to defend our country, supports for our farmers and ranchers, preserves Social Security and extends the solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund to protect seniors. To learn more, click here.

Last week, I met with the Army Corps of Engineers
’ Northwestern Division Commander John Kem — who oversees the upper Missouri River basin and several Corps projects throughout the state — to discuss a number of key issues. I emphasized the importance of implementing any necessary flood protection for the spring season, maintaining the Garrison Dam and protecting the river banks of the Missouri. I also highlighted the need for continued water access at Lakes Sakakawea and Oahe. Learn more about my visit with Brig. Gen. Kem by clicking here.

Finally, I want to extend
 a warm congratulations to the NDSU men’s basketball team, which capped a great season by winning the Summit League Basketball Championship and making it to the NCAA tournament. UND’s men’s hockey team is also doing a great job of representing our state; they are currently ranked no. 2 in the nation. We look forward to cheering them on as they continue their march to the Frozen Four in Boston!

Sincerely,

 

John Hoeven
U.S. Senator 


Senate 2016 Budget
Hoeven Works in Senate to Pass 2016 Budget
Measure Includes Amendments Important for North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven joined his Senate colleagues in passing a 2016 Senate Budget.

“The measure we approved doesn't raise taxes and still balances the nation’s budget in 10 years, which is an important step in reducing the national debt. This budget supports stronger economic growth, enhances energy security and supports our seniors by preserving Social Security and extending Medicare's solvency." Click here to read Hoeven's full statement on the 2016 Senate Budget

Below are amendments Hoeven offered that were included in the measure.

  • Nuclear Force Improvement Program Amendment: Ensures the budget supports the Air Force's Nuclear Force Improvement Program (NFIP) which includes providing special pay rates and making improvements to nuclear mission-related equipment and facilities. 
  • Nuclear-Capable Cruise Missile Amendment: Builds on the senator’s work to support the development of a nuclear-capable cruise missile and a refurbished warhead. These missiles are the primary nuclear weapon carried on the B-52.
  • Veterans Access to Community Care Act: Allows veterans to access health care services in their local community if they live more than 40 miles from a VA medical facility. Hoeven is also sponsoring separate legislation — the Veterans Access to Extended Care Act — that would allow veterans greater access to long term care (LTC) services in their home communities.
  • FBI-DEA Colocation Amendment: Helps law enforcement work more effectively together and reduce costs in fighting crime in western North Dakota.
  • Small Business Development Centers Amendment: Supports aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses by providing technical assistance through the re-authorization of Small Business Development Centers. In 2010, small businesses employed 62 percent of the private sector labor force in North Dakota.

FBI Office in Williston
Permanent Williston FBI Office Fully Operational Later This Year
Senator Worked with Appropriations Committee, OMB to Approve the Office

WILLISTON, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven announced the establishment of a new FBI Resident Agency office in Williston, which will be operational later this year.

“This is very good news for western North Dakota and eastern Montana. After much work and many meetings with FBI officials, Williston will have a fully functional FBI office by September. This office will be vital for addressing crime and maintaining our quality of life.” Click here to read more.

 
Photo Courtesy FBI 

National Guard Conference


Providing Health Care for Our Veterans
Hoeven Presses VA Secretary to Give Vets Better Access to Long-Term-Care Services
Senator Offers Bill to Help Veterans Access Care

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven met with Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald to discuss the senator's plans to give veterans better access to long-term-care services in their home communities.

"Our veterans have given so much to protect America and our freedoms. I introduced the Veterans Access to Extended Care Act because it gives our veterans more long-term care options. VA Secretary McDonald pledged the VA's support as the bill moves forward." Click here to read more.

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