News Releases

09.18.20

Hoeven Announces Two DOJ Grants to North Dakota Groups

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Office of Justice Programs, has awarded the following grants: $437,957 to the North Dakota Attorney General's Office. This grant will be used to support state and local law enforcement crime prevention and response programs and initiatives including training, equipment and supplies, personnel, technical assistance and information systems. … Continue Reading


09.18.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Pathfinder Services of ND Inc.

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $200,000 to Pathfinder Services of North Dakota, Inc. in Minot. This grant was made available under the Parent Training and Information Centers Program and will be used to provide information and training opportunities for parents of children with disabilities. "This grant will ensure Pathfinder Services is able to continue providing resources tha… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Hoeven Presses FERC Nominees to Ensure a Fair Value for Coal as Reliable Source of Baseload Power

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week stressed to Mark Christie and Allison Clements, nominees to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the essential role of baseload power in supporting the affordability and reliability of the grid. The senator highlighted recent issues with rolling blackouts in California due to the lack of fuel diversity in its electricity generation, and accordingly, urged the nominees to ensure a fair value for baseload power sources like coal that … Continue Reading


09.18.20

Hoeven Statement on Observing POW/MIA Recognition Day

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement in observance of POW/MIA Recognition Day. "No amount of time can pass that families, communities and our nation will forget the American soldiers who have been held captive or remain missing," said Hoeven. "Just this week, North Dakota had the opportunity to welcome home Navy Fireman 2nd Class Albert Renner, who has been missing since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Today, he will finally be laid to rest at the State Veterans… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Hoeven Announces DOJ Funding to ND Department of Corrections Division of Juvenile Services

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Office of Justice Programs, has awarded $423,402 to the North Dakota Department of Corrections Division of Juvenile Services in Bismarck. Today's grant, authorized under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act, will be used to support improvements to the juvenile justice system through prevention and intervention efforts. Thi… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Hoeven: USDA Releases Details on CFAP 2, Sign Up to Start Monday, September 21

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) released details for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) 2, relief for farmers and ranchers provided using the $14 billion in Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funding Hoeven secured in the CARES Act. USDA estimates it will provide about $13.2 billion when payment limitations are applied. Hoeven ha… Continue Reading


09.17.20

Hoeven Statement After POTUS Announces CFAP 2.0

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after President Trump announced a second Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to provide relief for farmers and ranchers. CFAP 2.0 is being provided using the $14 billion in Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funding Hoeven worked to secure in the CARES Act. USDA estimates it will provide about $13.2 billion when payment limitations are applied. "We … Continue Reading


09.17.20

Hoeven: Minot Receives $6.3 Million Grant for Children's Discovery Center

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a $6.3 million grant to the City of Minot for construction of the Magic City Discovery Center, an interactive children's museum that will provide science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) educational opportunities for Minot families, including those stationed at Minot Air Force Base. The funding, which Hoeven helped advance as a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee and… Continue Reading


09.17.20

North Dakota Senators Help Introduce Bipartisan Legislation for Military Spouse Licensing Relief

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) helped introduce the "Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act" today, a bipartisan bill requiring states to recognize the occupational license from another state of a service member's spouse if the service member and their spouse are moved across state lines. "Our military families make significant sacrifices in service to our nation, including entire households often having to relocate due to new military orders," said Senator … Continue Reading


09.17.20

Hoeven Announces Head Start Funding to Cankdeska Cikana Community College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Administration for Children and Families, has awarded $709,465 to Cankdeska Cikana Community College. This funding, provided through the Head Start Partnerships with Tribally Controlled Land Grant Colleges, will be used to support school readiness and developmental service… Continue Reading


09.17.20

Hoeven Announces EPA Funding to Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians & Spirit Lake Tribe

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded funding to two tribes in North Dakota: $500,000 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. This grant was made available through the Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Cooperative Agreement and will be used to remove asbestos from aging structures at L'BelCour in Becourt. $3… Continue Reading


09.17.20

Hoeven Highlights Benefits of BLM Mineral Spacing Act, Need for Regulatory Relief with Interior & Forest Service Officials

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week highlighted his Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Mineral Spacing Act during a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining and discussed with Interior and Forest Service officials the need for the senator's legislation. Hoeven's bill, which he reintroduced last year, would streamline and improve the permitting process for energy development by waiving the requirement for a federal permit when l… Continue Reading


09.17.20

Hoeven Leads Colloquy Urging Support for Farmers and Ranchers, Reimbursement of CCC

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today led a Senate colloquy to outline the importance of supporting farmers, ranchers and rural America by fully reimbursing the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) as part of legislation to fund the government. The CCC, which is regularly reimbursed in annual appropriations bills, funds many farm bill programs. That includes countercyclical safety net pr… Continue Reading


09.17.20

Hoeven Announces DOJ Funding to Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Office of Justice Programs, has awarded $399,920 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in Belcourt. This grant will be used to develop and implement safety training programs for law enforcement and criminal justice agency personnel responsible for sex offender registration. "Thi… Continue Reading


09.16.20

Hoeven Announces DOJ Funding to First Nations Women's Alliance

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Office of Violence Against Women, has awarded $353,615 to the First Nations Women's Alliance in Devils Lake. Today's grant is available through the Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions program and will be used to support the development and operation of nonprofit, nongover… Continue Reading


09.15.20

Hoeven Marks Return of North Dakota WWII Servicemember Albert Renner, Lost During Attack on Pearl Harbor

MANDAN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the service of Albert Renner, a North Dakota native who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Navy Fireman 2nd Class Renner's remains are being brought back to Mandan today from Hawaii, where he had previously been interred as an unidentified servicemember. Renner's family will hold a memorial service on … Continue Reading


09.15.20

Hoeven Statement on Signing of Abraham Accords

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after joining President Trump at the signing ceremony for the Abraham Accords, peace agreements the Trump administration helped broker between Israel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain. "Today's signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords, historic peace agreements between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain, will help to enhance security and prosperity in the Middle East," said Hoeven. "We appreciate the President and his admi… Continue Reading


09.15.20

Hoeven Announces DOJ Funding to North Dakota Department of Health

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Office of Violence Against Women, has awarded $873,347 to the North Dakota Department of Health. This funding is provided through the Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors (STOP) Violence Against Women grant program and will be used to enhance partnerships between law enforcement, prosecution, courts and North Dakota organizations in an eff… Continue Reading


09.15.20

Hoeven Announces Nearly $4 Million to EERC For Fuel Cell Technology Development

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded nearly $4 million to the University of North Dakota's (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). This grant was made available under the Small-Scale Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Systems and Hybrid Electrolizer Technology Development funding opportunity announcement (FOA) and will be used to research and … Continue Reading


09.14.20

Hoeven Announces CDBG Funds from CARES Act to Combat COVID-19 in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded more than $3.1 million to North Dakota. Today's funding comes as the third tranche of Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding which was made available by Congress through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide resources… Continue Reading

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