Hoeven Completion of Major Runway Project Positions Minot Air Force Base for the Future

MINOT, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven has worked through his position on the Senate Appropriations Committee to fund major renovations on the Minot Air Force Base and today joined Air Force leaders, civilian employees and other dignitaries to celebrate the completion of the base’s new $57 million runway project.

The multi-year runway project is a key strategic asset to the base and can help extend its operational life, Hoeven said. The senator worked to secure federal funding for the runway repair project, including securing $11.4 million in Fiscal Year 2012, $12.5 million in Fiscal Year 2013 and $32.8 million in Fiscal Year 2014.

The project included repairs to the runway center keel and asphalt section. Repairing Minot’s runway was a top priority of the Air Force’s Global Strike Command and ensures that Minot’s 5th Bomb Wing can continue to perform its strategic deterrence mission. Minot Air Force Base is the only locatio...

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Hoeven Announces Nearly $10 Million in Federal Funding to Support Job-Driven Training Programs at ND Colleges

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Energy Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded nearly $10 million to support job-driven energy and related industry training programs at four North Dakota colleges.

Bismarck State College received $4.1 million to lead a consortium of four schools focused on training in the energy, transportation, utility and construction sectors as part of the Training for Regional Energy in North Dakota (TREND) project. The funding is targeted toward the development and expansion of innovative training programs in partnership with local employers. 

Funding is allocated as follows:

Bismarck State College                          $4.1 million

Sitting Bull College          &...

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Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Block Waters of the U.S. Rule at Stockmen's Association Convention

DICKINSON, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today told members of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) at the group’s 85th Annual Convention & Trade Show that he is working on the Appropriations Committee to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Waters of the U.S. rule by preventing the agency from using any funding to implement it. The senator is also cosponsoring legislation that would prevent the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the rule.

Speaking in western North Dakota, Hoeven said the Waters of the U.S. rule would have a damaging impact not only on the region’s ranchers and farmers, but also on construction companies and the N.D. Department of Transportation as they work to build infrastructure to accommodate the area’s rapid growth.

“We need to preserve North Dakota’s long and successful heritage of ranching and farming and at the same time build...

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Hoeven Continues to Press OPM for Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Federal Workers at Minot Air Force Base and in Western ND

MINOT, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today pressed Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta to expedite work the office is doing with the Department of the Interior (DOI) to address cost-of-living challenges faced by federal workers at Minot Air Force Base (MAFB) and in western North Dakota. OPM is charged with recruiting and retaining a high-quality federal workforce.

The senator pointed out that the Air Force, U.S. Postal Service and state of North Dakota are making efforts to provide incentives to attract and retain workers in North Dakota, but OPM needs to address the needs of other federal departments serving in North Dakota.

“If we are going to keep high-caliber federal workers serving North Dakota, we will need to make it affordable for them and their families to live and work here,” Hoeven said. “OPM has assured me it is working with the Interior Department to evaluate ways to help attract and retain workers in we...

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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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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