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Stocks Fall on Recession Fears 

Dow slips into bear market  By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writers  A broad slide on Wall Street extended the major indexes' losing streak to a fifth day Monday, deepening a steep market slump amid growing fears of a global recession.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell…
September 26, 2022

Senators Oppose Marshal’s Service Plan 

Pushing Back on Proposal to Release Criminal Illegal Immigrants into U.S.  WASHINGTON – North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer this week joined Senator Thom Tillis, R-N.C., in urging the Director of the U.S. Marshals Service Ronald Davis to reconsider the Marshals’ proposed policy change that would permit the…
September 2, 2022

Hoeven Statement on Obama-Era Policy

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, R-N.D., a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after a federal judge reinstated an Obama-era policy to suspend lease sales for coal on federal lands.           “The moratorium on federal coal leases threatens the availability of reliable…
August 12, 2022

N.D. Senators Statement on Oil and Gas Lawsuit

BISMARCK – U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer and John Hoeven (R-ND) issued the following statements after the D.C. District Court approved North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley’s Motion to Intervene in environmentalist interest groups’ attempt to invalidate all June 2022 Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease sales: Hoeven released this…
August 10, 2022

Rio Grande Drying Up

By BRITTANY PETERSON and SUMAN NAISHADHAM Associated Press  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On a recent, scorching afternoon in Albuquerque, off-road vehicles cruised up and down a stretch of dry riverbed where normally the Rio Grande River flows. The drivers weren't thrill-seekers, but biologists hoping to save as many endangered fish…
August 3, 2022

Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Ease Export Shipping Backlogs

Farmers, other exporters need access to shipping containers WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John Hoeven, R-N.D., along with Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., John Thune, R-S.D., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., this week introduced the Ocean Shipping Reform Act in the Senate. This bipartisan legislation would update federal regulations for the global shipping…
February 4, 2022

2,000 Airmen, Guardians are Denied COVID-19 Vaccine Religious Exemptions

Air Force and Space Force commands have turned down more than 2,000 requests for religious accommodations to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate while approving none, the Department of the Air Force announced Dec. 22. Airmen and Guardians whose religious accommodation requests are denied by their major command or field command can…
December 23, 2021

Air Force Discharges First Service Members for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

The Department of the Air Force discharged 27 service members for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, marking the first known instance of military personnel being kicked out of the service for failing to follow Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III’s order that all service members receive the vaccine. An…
December 14, 2021

Combat Role in Iraq Ends, US Troops Remain in Country in Advise and Assist Role

The United States ended its combat mission in Iraq and will transition to an “advise, assist, and enable” mission supporting Iraqi forces, reported Combined Joint Task Force-Inherent Resolve Dec. 9. “Many brave men and women gave their lives to ensure Daesh never returns, and as we complete our combat role,…
December 10, 2021

Air Force Releases Policy for Dealing with Unvaccinated Airmen, Guardians

Airmen and Guardians who are denied a medical, religious, or administrative exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine requirement will have five days to start the vaccination process, file an appeal, or request to separate or retire, according to a new Department of the Air Force memo issued Dec. 7. Should the…
December 10, 2021
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