Hoeven Announces $255,000 in Grant Funds for UTTC Minority Business Center

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has awarded $255,000 in grant funds to the United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) to deliver strategic business consulting and deal-making services to eligible minority business enterprises to encourage job creation and retention. The funds are awarded through the MBDA’s Business Center Program, which provides minority entrepreneurs with one-on-one assistance in writing business plans, marketing, management and technical assistance and financial planning to assure adequate financing for business ventures.

“Small businesses are the engine of our economic growth,” said Hoeven. “We need to make the right kind of investments that create a pro-growth environment for our small business. Programs like the minority business center at UTTC provide our entrepreneurs with access to important services, like trai...

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Hoeven: Flexible School Nutrition Requirements Important as Work Begins to Reauthorize Programs

WASHINGTON – At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee today, Senator John Hoeven pressed for greater flexibility in school nutrition programs as work begins to reauthorize child nutrition programs in 2015. Hoeven cited new whole grain requirements as an example of a one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition that does not work on the ground. Hoeven was joined at the hearing by School Nutrition Association President-Elect Julia Bauscher, who represents nearly 55,000 school nutritionists and testified to regional difficulties to meet the requirements.

“We all want our children to be healthy and to have nutritious meals. As we work to reauthorize our nutrition programs, we need to make sure we provide enough flexibility for our schools to meet the requirements,” said Hoeven. “A one-size-fits-all approach to school nutrition rules ignores the challenges our schools face to acquire foods that not only meet these requirements, but that st...

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Hoeven Announces Grants for Park River Volunteer Fire Department

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that a grant totaling more than $195,000 has been awarded to the Park River Volunteer Fire Department. The grant will be used to train the department’s personnel and purchase new gear and self-contained breathing apparatuses.

“North Dakota’s volunteer firefighters play a vital role ensuring the safety and well-being of our communities,” said Hoeven. “The grant awarded to the Park River Volunteer Fire Department will help ensure the community’s volunteer force is well-trained and equipped to complete their work efficiently and safely.”

The grant is awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.

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Hoeven Meets with Minot Air Force Base Leaders to Address Ongoing Priorities for Base Missions

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven met today with Minot Air Force Base leaders to review and work on priorities important to the base. The base is in a growth mode because of the Nuclear Force Improvement Program (NFIP), and the senator is working to modernize and support the base so it can continue serving as a vital part of nation’s defense.

Hoeven met with Col. Jason Armagost, Commander, 5th Bomb Wing; Col. Michael Lutton, Commander, 91st Missile Wing; Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Stiles, Superintendent, 5th Medical Group and 5th Bomb Wing and Chief Master Sgt. Felicia Noil, Command Chief, 91st Missile Wing.

“Our men and women at Minot Air Force Base do a tremendous job defending our nation, and I remain committed to working to ensure that the base’s servicemembers and civilian workforce have all the tools, equipment and support they need while the base is in this important growth mode,” said Hoeven. “Today’s m...

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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, July 23, 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
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Room 312
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-250-4618
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Fargo, ND
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Fargo, ND 58103
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Federal Building
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Grand Forks, ND 58203
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Minot, ND
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Room 204
Minot, ND 58701
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