Hoeven meets with Devils Lake leaders, talks inflation, health care

Photo by: U.S. Senator John Hoeven
Photo by: U.S. Senator John Hoeven

(Devils Lake, ND) -- U.S. Senator John Hoeven is talking about inflation and health care in Devils Lake.

The North Dakota Republican met with leaders there Wednesday, including new mayor Jim Moe and former Mayor Dick Johnson. North Dakota State Representative Dennis Johnson, Ramsey County commissioners, members of the Chamber of Commerce and representatives from Lake Region State College were also at the meeting.

“U.S. domestic energy and food production are central to our economy and our quality of life, but more than that, they are an essential part of our national security,” said Hoeven. “The Biden administration is taking exactly the wrong approach to energy for our nation. President Biden needs to take the handcuffs off our energy producers, empower them to unlock the potential of our taxpayer-owned energy resources and support the construction of pipelines and other facilities needed to get energy to market. Not only will that help reduce costs across the economy for consumers, but it will better enable farmers and ranchers to continue producing the high-quality, low-cost food supply that Americans depend on every single day.”

Hoeven connected rising prices of goods and services to restricted energy production.