News Releases

07.12.20

Hoeven Statement on the 65th Anniversary of the Minot Air Force Base Groundbreaking

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement marking the 65th anniversary of the Minot Air Force Base groundbreaking: "The Minot Air Force Base has played a vital role in keeping our nation safe for 65 years and we thank all the men and women who have served here for their sacrifices on our behalf. We also recognize the many efforts of all those in the community who have supported the base," said Hoeven. "The Minot Air Force Base has been an important part of the Minot… Continue Reading


07.10.20

Hoeven: DOT Extends United Airlines Contract to Serve Dickinson Through September 2022

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Department of Transportation renewed United Airlines' contract to provide air service to the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport through September 30, 2022. "Dickinson Airport is an important travel hub in our state and we appreciate the Administration for extending United Airlines' contract," said Hoeven. "This will help to ensure that the Dickinson community has reliable air service, which is an im… Continue Reading


07.10.20

Hoeven: HHS Awards Rural Health Funding to UND

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) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $1,065,742 to the University of North Dakota (UND). This grant will support the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility program to strengthen Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and rural emergency medical services (EMS), improving the delivery of quality care to pati… Continue Reading


07.10.20

North Dakota Delegation Statement on the Trump Administration Approving a Major Disaster Declaration for Spring Flooding

BISMARCK - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong issued the following statement today on President Donald J. Trump approving Governor Doug Burgum's request for a major disaster declaration for spring flooding in North Dakota: "We appreciate the Trump Administration fulfilling Governor Burgum's request for a major disaster declaration. Spring flooding is one of many obstacles North Dakotans are facing beyond their control, but we know they can successfully over… Continue Reading


07.09.20

Hoeven Announces CARES Act Funding to Standing Rock Transit System

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban DevelopmentAppropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded $436,520 to Standing Rock Public Transit. Today's funding was made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will support the Standing Rock Public Tribal Transit Program as it continues operating a… Continue Reading


07.09.20

Hoeven Marks Launch of Rural Export Center in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement marking the official launch of the Rural Export Center (REC), which is based out of the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) office in Fargo. The REC provides customized market research, analysis and planning to assist rural businesses across the country in offering their products and services internationally. Through his role on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured $500,000 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 funding legislat… Continue Reading


07.08.20

Hoeven: USDA Awards Research Funding to NDSU for Swine Welfare Practices

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $195,000 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). This grant will support efforts to improve animal well-being practices by reducing the stress on hogs as they are being transported. -###-… Continue Reading


07.08.20

Hoeven: Minnkota Power CEO Outlines Essential Role of Coal-Fired Electricity to FERC

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after Mac McLennan, President and CEO of the Minnkota Power Cooperative, testified before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on the essential role of coal-fired electricity in the nation's grid. McLennan outlined how lignite coal remains the backbone of Minnkota Power's system and enables the company to deliver power in a wide variety of condition… Continue Reading


07.08.20

Hoeven Announces CARES Act Funding for Telemedicine in Dickinson

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has awarded $124,053 to the CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Medical Center. This grant will be used to purchase equipment in order to support telemedicine services at the facility as they continue responding to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Today's funding was made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Secu… Continue Reading


07.08.20

Hoeven Statement After First USDA Investment in Animal Disease Vaccine Bank

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced a $27.1 million purchase of a foot-and-mouth-disease (FMD) vaccine for the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank (NAVVCB). The NAVVCB was established by the 2018 Farm Bill, for which H… Continue Reading


07.07.20

Hoeven: DOJ Awards Community Policing Grant to Cass County Sheriff's Department

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $94,125 to the Cass County Sheriff's Department. The funds are made available through DOJ's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office and will support the implementation of strategies to improve officer safety and wellness. "We welcome this investment in Cass County's law enforcement, supporting their essential service to the region wh… Continue Reading


07.07.20

Hoeven: RMA Announces New Quality Loss Option for Crop Insurance Policies

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency (RMA) issued improvements to crop insurance policies for producers, including a new Quality Loss Option. RMA was required to develop the option by the 2018 Farm Bill, for which Hoeven served as a conference committee member. The new option allows pr… Continue Reading


07.06.20

Hoeven Statement on DAPL Court Ruling

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after a U.S. District Court Judge ruled that the Dakota Access Pipeline must be shutdown beginning August 5 while the U.S. Army Corps completes an environmental impact statement: "The Dakota Access Pipeline is vital energy infrastructure for North Dakota and our nation. The pipeline is equipped with the latest safeguards and technology, and after undergoing years of thorough state regulatory reviews and an extensive federal e… Continue Reading


07.04.20

Hoeven Statement on Independence Day 2020

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement in commemoration of our nation's independence: "Mikey and I wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July. We live in the greatest country in the world and enjoy tremendous liberties and freedoms. Today as we honor the birth of our great country, we express our gratitude to our veterans, military members and their families for their service and sacrifice on our behalf. We are forever indebted to those who have given th… Continue Reading


07.02.20

Hoeven, Boozman, Smith & Sinema Introduce Flexible Financing for Rural America Act

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) today introduced the Flexible Financing for Rural America Act, legislation that would allow electric cooperatives and small, rural telecommunications providers to refinance their Rural Utilities Service (RUS) debt at current market rates without penalty. By taking advantage of today's lower interest rates, rural cooperatives and businesses would gain flexibility in managing their … Continue Reading


07.02.20

Hoeven, Cramer & Armstrong: Oakes Test Area Title Transfer to Be Final After 90-Day Congressional Review

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, along with Senator Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong, today announced that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) has notified Congress of its intent to transfer the title of the Oakes Test Area to the Dickey-Sargent Irrigation District (DSID). This begins the 90-day Congressional review period, after which the transfer will be final and the facility will be owned and operated by the DSID. Hoeven hosted a call with the delegation and officials from t… Continue Reading


07.02.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $2 Million in Head Start Funding

WASHINGTON - 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 $1,153,419 to the Towner-Granville-Upham (TGU) School District #60 and $1,114,033 to the Community Action Partnership, Inc. in Dickinson. Today's grant awards were made available through the Office of Head Start at HHS and will be used to promote school readiness and assist children as they prepare for school. "Head Start hel… Continue Reading


07.01.20

Hoeven Announces Research Funds to NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded funding to North Dakota State University (NDSU) for two research projects. Details are as follows: $49,250 to enhance research and extension programs on beef cattle production systems and develop improvements in beef cattle sustainability. $32,847 for NDSU's Department of A… Continue Reading


07.01.20

Hoeven Statement After DOT Extends Skywest Airlines Contract to Serve Jamestown, Devils Lake Through June 2023

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Department of Transportation renewed SkyWest Airlines' contract to provide air service to the Jamestown Regional Airport and Devils Lake Regional Airport through June 30, 2023. Under the contract, SkyWest, flying for United Airlines, will continue to offer 12 round trips per week to Denver. There will be no change from previous contracted services. "We appreciate the Administration extending SkyWest's contract to p… Continue Reading


07.01.20

Hoeven: USMCA Goes Into Effect Today

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force today, with the agreement being fully implemented by the three nations. "We appreciate the administration for their work to secure this agreement and bring it to full implementation," said Hoeven. "USMCA ensures that Canada will no longer be able to automati… Continue Reading

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