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U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, of North Dakota, is flanked by Lavonne Liversage, right, director of the Fargo Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and hospital chief of staff Dr. Breton Weintraub during a meeting at the hospital with representatives with veterans groups on Thursday, May 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, second from right, is flanked by North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer, left, and North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven, right, during a meeting on rail safety in Casselton, N.D., Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

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Canada's Ambassador to the US Gary Doer, center, stands with Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., left, and American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack N. Gerard, at the end of a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, regarding the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Canada's Ambassador to the US Gary Doer, center, stands with, from left, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack N. Gerard and at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, regarding the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Canada's Ambassador to the US Gary Doer, second right, stands with Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., second left, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., left, and American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack N. Gerard, right, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, regarding the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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FILE - In this June 24, 2013 file photo, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., leaves the floor of the Senate at the Capitol in Washington. The explosive derailment of a tanker car near Casselton, N.D., on Dec. 30, 2013, has North Dakota’s senators pushing harder than ever for expanded oil pipelines. Both Hoeven and Democrat Heidi Heitkamp say they’ve stressed to federal officials in recent days that the North Dakota accident and other recent derailments show, at least in part, the need for more pipelines. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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FILE - In this June 24, 2013 file photo, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., leaves the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, Hoeven said the Department of Transportation needs to speed up its timeline for finalizing new rules on the construction of rail tanker cars. His comments came after an item published in the federal register indicated that new rules for tankers might not be finalized until sometime after January 2015. The fiery derailment of a train Dec. 30, 2013, near Casselton, N.D., prompted new questions about the safety of oil transportation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2013 file photo, a fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment in Casselton, N.D. The crash prompted new questions about the safety of oil transportation. On Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said the Department of Transportation needs to speed up its timeline for finalizing new rules on the construction of rail tanker cars. His comments came after an item published in the federal register indicated that new rules for tankers might not be finalized until sometime after January 2015. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)