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05.14.21

Hoeven Announces HHS Funding to ND Department of Health, Minot Public Schools

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office of Head Start, has awarded $3,950,054 to the Minot Public School District for Head Start and Early Head Start services. Also announced by HHS today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $1,820,064 to the North Dakota Department of Health to support efforts for prevention and treatment of diab… Continue Reading


05.14.21

Hoeven & Klobuchar Urge OMB Director to Include Red River Valley Flood Protection in President's FY2022 Budget

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) this week urged Shalanda Young, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to include permanent flood protection for the Red River Valley in the president's Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget request. Inclusion in the budget would provide certainty to the project developers, as well as help ensure continued federal funding to keep the project on schedule and fulfill the Army Corps' funding commitment to the proje… Continue Reading


05.12.21

Hoeven Emphasizes Importance of DAPL, Pipelines in Call to Energy Secretary

WASHINGTON - Today, during a call with U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Senator John Hoeven emphasized the importance of pipelines and the reliable transportation of energy supplies to U.S. economic and national security. The senator asked for an update on the Colonial Pipeline outage and efforts to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities and get the pipeline back in operation. The senator also made the case for keeping the Dakota Access Pipeline in operation as it is vital infrastructure … Continue Reading


05.11.21

Hoeven Announces More Than $2.8 Million to ND Department of Health

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has awarded $2,845,520 to the North Dakota Department of Health. Today's funding will be used to support early cancer detection and prevention efforts across the state through the North Dakota Cancer Prevention and Control Program. "Cancer screenings and prevention efforts ar… Continue Reading


05.11.21

Hoeven & Baldwin Introduce Legislation to Support Agricultural Research Partnership Between U.S. & Israel

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) today announced that they have reintroduced their bipartisan legislation to strengthen and enhance congressional support for long-standing collaborative agricultural and scientific research in areas of mutual interest to the United States and Israel. The Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) program was first established in 1977 through an agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and t… Continue Reading


05.10.21

Hoeven: ADM to Build $350 Million Soybean Crushing Plant at Spiritwood Energy Park

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today joined ADM in announcing a $350 million soybean crushing facility at the Spiritwood Energy Park in North Dakota. Hoeven met with key leaders from ADM over two years to redevelop the site of the former barley malting facility. Since then, Hoeven has been working with ADM and the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corporation (JSDC) to develop … Continue Reading


05.07.21

Hoeven Announces Nearly $3 Million Grant to UND's Rural Health Information Hub

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded nearly $3 million to the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), formerly known as the Rural Assistance Center, at the University of North Dakota. The funding will support the hub in providing access to information, tools and resources to assist rural health care providers from across the nation in meeting the needs of their… Continue Reading


05.06.21

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Ensure Reliable, Affordable Electric Grid, Need for Baseload Power Sources like Coal

MANDAN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, today helped break ground on the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) and Bismarck State College's (BSC) new lineworker training facility. The more than 26,000 sq. ft. facility will build on the 50 years of partnership between the college and NDAREC, supporting enhanced, year-round training opportunities for the region's electric industry. The construction is funde… Continue Reading


05.05.21

Hoeven: DOD Restores Concurrent Use of Tuition Assistance & GI Bill Education Benefits for Guard & Reserve Members

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) has signed a memorandumenabling members of the Guard and Reserve to concurrently use Federal Tuition Assistance and GI Bill benefits to fund their education, similar to active duty servicemembers. This process was initiated in August, following Hoeven's efforts with the Trump administration to ensure Guard and Reserve servicemembers receive the full education benefits to which they are entitled. Ho… Continue Reading


05.04.21

Hoeven Outlines Border Security Issues to Border Patrol Chief, Working to Secure Cameras, Mobile Towers and Additional Personnel for Northern Border

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, recentlyspoke with U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Chief Rodney Scott to outline challenges and secure support to address security issues at the border. This follows Hoeven's meeting with local law enforcement officials from Burke, Divide and Renville counties. The senator recently reviewed both the northern and southern borders. Specifically, Hoeven and Chief Scott discussed improving Northern Borde… Continue Reading


05.03.21

Hoeven Discusses New MQ-9 Operations Facility, Future of 119th Wing's Reaper Mission with Air Guard Director

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, along with Director of the Air National Guard Lieutenant General Michael Loh and North Dakota Adjutant General Alan Dohrmann, today reviewed the North Dakota Air National Guard 119th Wing's operations based at Hector Field in Fargo. Hoeven previously invited LTG Loh to visit North Dakota to learn firsthand about the important role the 119th Wing plays in supporting military operations around the globe. The senator outlined opportunities to support and enhance t… Continue Reading


04.30.21

Hoeven Reviews Minot's Dual Nuclear Missions with USAF Chief of Staff, Global Strike Commander, Bipartisan Group of Senators

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, along with U.S. Air Force (UASF) leaders and a bipartisan group of his Senate colleagues, today reviewed the dual nuclear missions of the Minot Air Force Base (MAFB). The officials included: General Charles Brown, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, who has now toured both the Minot Air Force Base and the Grand Forks Air Force Base in his first year as chief. General Timothy Ray, Commander of Air Force Glo… Continue Reading


04.30.21

Hoeven Outlines Impact of Administration's Oil & Gas Moratorium to BLM Deputy Director

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven outlined to Nada Culver, Deputy Director of Policy and Programs at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the impact of the Biden administration's oil and gas leasing moratorium on the country's economic and national security, as well as revenues for federal, state, local and tribal governments. "Locking away taxpayer-owned energy reserves costs our nation good-paying jobs and limits the… Continue Reading


04.30.21

Hoeven Leads Bipartisan Group of 25 Senators in Pressing FERC to Act on Pending Natural Gas Pipeline Projects

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today led a bipartisan group of 25 senators in pressing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to act on vital energy infrastructure projects by reviewing, without further delay, the 14 natural gas pipeline infrastructure projects that are currently pending before FERC. In the letter to the FERC chairman and commissioners, the senators also outlined the importance of reviewing the projects u… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Hoeven: Senate Passes Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today voted to approve the bipartisan Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act, legislation he cosponsored that reauthorizes funding for important water and wastewater programs, including revolving loan programs and the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Hoeven has advocated for WIFIA to provide low-cost financing for water infrastructure projects… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Hoeven Introduces Grand Farm Director at Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today introduced Brian Carroll, Director of the Grand Farm Research and Education Initiative, at a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee on opportunities to diversify farm income and strengthen rural economies. The senator invited Carroll to discuss Grand Farm's efforts to develop and implement the next generation of precision agriculture technologies. His full testimony can be found here. This aligns with, and bolsters, Hoeven's continued e… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Hoeven Announces $1.5 Million Grant to UND EERC to Advance Lignite Coal Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced that the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has awarded $1.5 million to the University of North Dakota's (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). Today's funding will support continued efforts to develop and test methods for extracting rare earth elements and critical minerals, as well as producing nonfuel carbon-based products, from lignite coal, exp… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Hoeven, Cramer Help Introduce Legislation to Eliminate Wind Tax Credit

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer this week helped introduce legislation, led by Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) and joined by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), to completely phase out the federal production tax credit (PTC) for renewable energy sources, like wind. The bill specifies that any new projects would need to begin construction by the end of this year in order to qualify for the credit, as is the case under current law. The senators introduced similar legislatio… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Hoeven Presses Corps to Support Continued Operation of DAPL

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week pressed Brigadier General Peter Helmlinger, Commander of the Northwestern Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to help ensure the continued operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The senator stressed the impact a shutdown would have on the State of North Dakota and the Three Affiliated Tribes, which rely on DAPL for the safe and efficient transportation of Bakken crude to market. Today's conversation builds on Hoeven's recent effort… Continue Reading


04.29.21

Hoeven, Wyden Introduce Move America Act to Provide Innovative Financing Sources for Local Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) this week reintroduced the Move America Act, bipartisan legislation that will bring billions of dollars of investment to state and local governments to help grow and repair America's aging infrastructure. Move America expands tax-exempt Private Activity Bonds and creates a new infrastructure tax credit, helping fund infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships. This would lower overa… Continue Reading

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