Hoeven Announces $400,000 in Cooperative Development Grants to Upgrade Technology in Rural Areas

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $400,000 to develop or expand rural businesses, especially cooperatives and mutually-owned businesses. Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program funding can be used to conduct feasibility studies, create and implement business plans, offer technical assistance, establish low-interest loans, and help rural businesses develop new markets for their products and services.

“As North Dakota grows, we need to ensure that our rural areas have the tools and resources necessary to grow as well,” Hoeven said. “These grants will help to create jobs and expand services to rural residents, businesses and tribe members.”

Mandan-based Common Enterprise Development Corporation (CEDC) will receive $200,000 to provide technical assistance to cooperatives and businesses in Native American tribes in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. The ...

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Hoeven Encourages North Dakotans to Celebrate Day of the Deployed by Honoring Servicemembers

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today encouraged North Dakotans to honor the nation’s deployed servicemembers by marking October 26, 2014, as Day of the Deployed. Hoeven introduced a resolution in the Senate to designate October 26 as Day of the Deployed. The resolution passed unanimously and calls on all Americans to reflect on and honor the service of members of the Armed Forces.

“The Senate once again passed a resolution designating October 26 as a day for our country to join together to honor and thank our servicemembers and their families,” said Hoeven. “To show our appreciation, I encourage North Dakotans to honor our deployed troops on this day through their thoughts, prayers or acts of service. Our military men and women represent the very best of our country, and it is fitting and right that we should express our thanks to them.”

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Hoeven Announces More Than $7 Million in USDA Grants and Loans to Improve Rural Water Systems

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded funding to improve rural water systems and upgrade water infrastructure in rural North Dakota through its Water and Environmental Program.

“These funded projects will not only help ensure that rural residents and businesses have access to clean water, but will also create jobs and help communities retain and attract new businesses and families,” Hoeven said. “Up-to-date, healthy and safe water systems are essential for a state like North Dakota to keep up with both a growing economy and a growing population.”

The three North Dakota cities and one tribe received a total of $3.5 million in loans and $3.6 million in grants for water system improvements. The city of Finley received a $594,000 loan and a $461,000 grant; Linton received a $140,000 loan and a $113,000 grant; New England received a $2.7 million loan and a...

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Hoeven Announces $4.5 Million in USDA Rural Telecom Loans to Establish, Expand Broadband Service

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Telecommunications Infrastructure loans totaling more than $4.5 million to North Dakota rural telecommunications providers to establish and expand broadband service to rural areas of Stutsman, Morton and Oliver counties.

Earlier this year, Hoeven wrote to USDA Broadband Division Director Kenneth Kuchno in support of BEK’s and Daktel’s applications for the loans.

“North Dakota has enjoyed significant economic growth in recent years thanks to our pro-business legal, tax, and regulatory environment,” Hoeven wrote. “Part of that success comes from making the right kind of investments in our infrastructure that helps sustain this growth over the long-term. As you well understand, Internet access is a vital tool for improving our citizens’ quality of life by giving them better access to education, health care, and commerce se...

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Sixth Anniversary of Keystone XL Pipeline Application

On September 18, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) marks the sixth anniversary of the Keystone XL Pipeline at a press conference with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and highlights a letter he sent to the President signed by all 45 Republican senators calling for immediate approval of the pipeline....
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Hoeven on Sunday Morning Futures

On May 4, Senator John Hoeven joins Maria Bartiromo on Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures to discuss his bipartisan legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline....
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Time to Vote on Keystone XL Pipeline

On April 29, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) leads his Republican colleagues in a colloquy calling for a vote on his legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which has been under review for more than five years....
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Hoeven Talks KXL CBO Report with Stuart Varney

On February 6, Senator Hoeven talks joins Stuart Varney to discuss his work to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project....
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Wednesday, November 2, 2014

2:00 p.m.: Convene and begin a period of morning business. Thereafter, proceed to executive session to consider nominations.
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