Hoeven Announces More Than $7 Million in FEMA Grants Awarded to North Dakota to Ensure Safety and Preparedness

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded North Dakota three grants totaling more than $7 million to help with state and local preparedness programs to ensure the safety of all North Dakotans.

“Maintaining the safety and well-being of citizens is the most fundamental role of our government," said Hoeven. "These FEMA grants will help ensure that our local, state and tribal law enforcement and government agencies have the funding needed to train their employees and implement the programs needed to prevent or handle any possible challenges our state might face.”

Through the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP), a $3.7 grant has been awarded to implement state homeland security strategies to address identified planning, organization, equipment, training and exercise needs to prevent acts of terrorism or other catastrophic events.

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Hoeven, Heitkamp to Host Train Car Safety Training in October

WASHINGTON – Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp today announced they will be hosting, in partnership with GATX Corporation and BNSF, a railcar safety training event this October in Fargo, North Dakota. From October 6-8, GATX, the largest railcar leasing company in the world, will provide training to local rail workers and emergency responders using its TankTrainerTM and Classroom Car.

GATX’s TankTrainer is a 33,500-gallon tank car outfitted with a variety of fittings, coatings and configurations that allows trainees to access both the interior and exterior of a tank car for a hands-on experience. The Classroom Car is a climate-controlled training facility for instruction provided by experienced GATX personnel. Using these mobile facilities, GATX provides education and outreach to its customers, railroads, emergency responders and the communities in which it operates.

“North Dakotans are rightly concerned about the safety of ou...

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Hoeven Meets with Veterans Affairs Secretary Nominee, Senator Expects Confirmation

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven this week met with Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Nominee Robert McDonald to press for his support to allow veterans more options for health care and long term care (LTC) services in their home communities. As a veteran, graduate of West Point and retired CEO of Proctor & Gamble, McDonald has the military and business experience that will help him reform the VA, Hoeven said, and he expects McDonald to be confirmed in the coming days.
  • More Choice to Access Health Care Services Closer to Home Hoeven has also been working to address the challenge faced by some veterans of having to travel long distances for services that are readily available in their communities. In June, Hoeven helped lead the Senate effort to pass bipartisan legislation to reform the VA and ensure that veterans receive timely care. That meant in part allowing veterans to receive care from the doctor or provider of their choice if the VA cannot...
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Hoeven Announces Over $800,000 in Funds for Science Research, Education at NDSU, CCCC

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two grants totaling $836,646 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) and Candeska Cikana Community College (CCCC).

• NDSU Computer Science Department – $345,551 – These funds are awarded through NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and will support research in information integration and the science of storing and transferring information to improve the use and analysis of complex data, which has been gathered at an unprecedented level in recent years. EPSCoR provides research and development support for colleges and universities in states that historically receive limited NSF research and development funding, increasing the geographic distribution of such funding.

• Candeska Cikana Community College – $491,095 – These funds come from NSF’s Tribal Colleges and Uni...

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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