Hoeven Announces Nearly $850K in DOJ Funds to Prevent Crimes, Violence Against Children

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded two grants totaling nearly $850,000 to the city of Grand Forks and the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General (AG) Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). The details of the awards are as follows:

  • City of Grand Forks – $612,260 – This award supports the city’s “Safer Tomorrow Project,” a collaborative project designed to prevent childhood exposure to violence, reduce the harmful impacts of exposure when it occurs and raise public awareness. The funds are made available through DOJ’s State and Community Development Awards program.
  • North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation – $237,391 – This award will support regional computer forensics investigations to protect children from internet crimes as well as...
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Hoeven Continues to Press FBI Director James Comey for Permanent Office in Williston

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven this week spoke with FBI Director James Comey to press again for more FBI agents in Williston on a permanent basis.

The call was a follow-up to a letter Hoeven and North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem sent to Comey and Drug Enforcement Administration head Michelle Leonhart earlier this month pressing them for permanently staffed offices and an increased presence in western North Dakota in light of the regions rapid growth and rising crime rate.

“My conversation with Director Comey went very well,” Hoeven said. “He had an understanding of our needs and I hope an announcement will be forthcoming soon that the FBI is going to comply with our request for more staff and an office in Western North Dakota.”

Hoeven has been working to get more FBI and DEA agents in Williston, and ...

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Hoeven, Donnelly, Murkowski, Manchin Introduce Measure to Streamline Cross-Border Permitting Process, Preventing Long Delays to Projects Like Keystone XL

WASHINGTON – Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today introduced the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, a measure that will prevent unnecessarily protracted delays for important energy infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline is now in its sixth year of review following five favorable environmental impact studies (EIS).

The North American Energy Infrastructure Act eliminates the Presidential Permit requirement for projects crossing the national boundary between the United States and Canada or Mexico and puts the decision making into the hands of appropriate agencies. The legislation also:

  • Imposes a 120-day time limit on the U.S. State Department to either issue a certificate of crossing or deny a project approval following completion of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.
  • Focuses the NEPA proce...
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Hoeven: North Dakota Attorney General Receives $200K DOJ Grant to Address Forensic DNA Backlogs

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded $200,000 to the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General (AG) ensure address any backlog of DNA sample analysis states may have. While the North Dakota Crime Laboratory has no backlog, the funds are made available through the DOJ’s DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program to support improvements at state and local crime laboratories to address existing DNA backlogs, prevent future backlogs and help the criminal justice system use the full potential of DNA technology.

Hoeven previously announced $63,000 in DOJ funds for the AG to improve the quality of forensic science and medical examiner services, improve the timeliness of forensic evidence analysis and help eliminate backlogs.

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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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Hoeven on Flexibility in School Nutrition Program

On Jan 9, Senator Hoeven talks with Gerri Willis about his work to improve flexibility in the school lunch programs....
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Washington D.C.
338 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington DC, 20510
Phone: 202-224-2551
Fax: 202-224-7999
Bismarck, ND
US Federal Building
220 East Rosser Avenue
Room 312
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-250-4618
Fax: 701-250-4484
Fargo, ND
1802 32nd Avenue South
Room B
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: 701-239-5389
Fax: 701-239-5112
Grand Forks, ND
Federal Building
102 North Fourth Street
Room 108
Grand Forks, ND 58203
Phone: 701-746-8972
Minot, ND
315 Main Street, South
Room 204
Minot, ND 58701
Phone: 701-838-1361
Fax: 701-838-1381
Western North Dakota
Williston, ND
Phone: 701-580-4535