News Releases

12.04.20

ND Delegation: ENDAWS Takes Important Step Forward with Final EIS

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today praised the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) for finalizing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply (ENDAWS) Project. "This project would provide an affordable, reliable water supply for eastern North Dakota, making good use of the McClusky Canal," said Senator Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Developm… Continue Reading


12.02.20

Hoeven: Senate Approves ALS Disability Insurance Access Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate approved bipartisan legislation he is cosponsoring to eliminate the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) five month waiting period for individuals diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. "ALS is a progressive condition for which there is currently no cure," said Hoeven. "This bipartisan legislation will help to provide individuals diagnosed … Continue Reading


11.30.20

Hoeven Highlights Opportunities Provided by North Dakota's Growing Tech Sector

WAHPETON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped kick off a new round of UpskillingND, a collaboration between the North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS), Microsoft and TrainND Southeast to provide free technical training and certification to those whose careers have been disrupted due to COVID-19. NDSCS received a federal grant of $50,000 made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery and Economic Security (CARES) Act, with matching funds being provided by Microsoft, to establish the p… Continue Reading


11.26.20

Hoeven Wishes North Dakotans Happy Thanksgiving

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement to wish North Dakotans a happy Thanksgiving: "While 2020 has been a year like no other, today we take the opportunity to reflect on how much we have to be thankful for. We are grateful for the health care professionals and essential employees working around the clock. We're thankful for the tireless dedication of the farmers, ranchers and truckers producing and transporting our nation's food supply. We appreciate the cri… Continue Reading


11.25.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to Family Healthcare Center in Fargo

FARGO, 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 $1,376,630 to the Family Healthcare Center in Fargo. This grant will be used to support primary and preventative health care services to low-income individuals in eastern North Dakota. "This funding will support the Family Healthcare Center and their efforts t… Continue Reading


11.25.20

Hoeven Statement on USDA Proposed Rule to Restore Nutrition Flexibilities Under School Meal Programs

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) released a proposed rule to restore whole grain, sodium and dairy flexibilities under the federal Child Nutrition Programs. Following Hoeven's efforts with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA previously finalized a rule to provide this certainty to school nutrit… Continue Reading


11.21.20

Hoeven: CFAP Payments Help Maintain Ranchers' Operations While We Get Back to Stable Conditions & Advance Fair, Transparent Pricing

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the Independent Beef Association of North Dakota's (I-BAND) annual meeting, where he outlined his efforts as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a members of the Senate Agriculture Committee to help ranchers overcome the challenges of severe weather, low commodity prices, trade disruptions and COVID-19. Hoeven has worked to secure assistance for the nation's agriculture producers, with North Dakota's livestock produ… Continue Reading


11.20.20

Hoeven Thanks Veterans, Servicemembers and Families in Senate Floor Speech

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week delivered remarks on the U.S. Senate floor to recognize and thank veterans, servicemembers and their families throughout North Dakota and across the country. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee and the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, Hoeven outlined his efforts to ensure that the men and women who have served, or are currently serving in our Armed Forces, receive the care, benefits and r… Continue Reading


11.20.20

Hoeven Statement on OCC's Proposed Rule on Fair Access to Credit

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a proposed rule that would ensure fair access to banking services provided by national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign bank organizations. Specifically, the rule would require larger banks, those with $100 billion or more in assets, to offer financial services to all customers "except to the extent that risk factor… Continue Reading


11.20.20

Hoeven: Theodore Roosevelt National Park Scenic Loop to Receive Restore Our Parks Funding In FY2021

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt listed the Scenic Loop Drive in the South Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP) as a priority project under the Restore Our Parks Act, which Hoeven cosponsored and worked to pass earlier this year as part of the Great American Outdoors Act. This ensures the road repair and construction project will receive funding from the Restore Our Parks Act in fis… Continue Reading


11.20.20

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Ensure Farmers Receive Needed Assistance Until Conditions & Prices Improve

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the North Dakota Farm Bureau's annual meeting, Senator John Hoeven today outlined his efforts to ensure agriculture producers receive the support they need to weather the challenges of severe weather, low commodity prices, trade disruptions and COVID-19, with the goal of getting back to stable production conditions and market prices. To this end, Hoeven has been advancing the following efforts as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the … Continue Reading


11.19.20

Hoeven Statement on FMCSA Rule to Provide Certainty for Ag Haulers, Clarify Ag Commodity Definition

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published an interim final rule to clarify the definition of an agricultural commodity and livestock in the hours-of-service (HOS) regulation. DOT coordinated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the rule. This interim… Continue Reading


11.18.20

Hoeven Leads Senators in Pressing FERC to Advance Efforts to Ensure Grid Resilience & Fairly Value Baseload Power

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today led a group of his Senate colleagues in pressing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to provide an update on the agency's efforts to ensure the resiliency and reliability of the electrical grid. FERC opened its resilience docket (AD18-7-000) to receive public comment on the need to ensure markets properly value the resilience and fuel security of traditional baseload resources, like coal. However, the comment period ended in April 2018, and the … Continue Reading


11.18.20

Hoeven: Minot Air Force Base Confirmed as Host of MH-139 Grey Wolf

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven announced that the U.S. Air Force has confirmed that Minot Air Force Base (MAFB) will host the MH-139 Grey Wolf with an expected delivery date in 2026. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has worked to secure funding for the Grey Wolf helicopters and a new helicopter facility at MAFB needed to house the MH-139. Hoeven spoke with Air Force Assistant Secretary John Henderson and outlined the importance of keeping the new helicopters … Continue Reading


11.17.20

Hoeven: Senate Passes Legislation to Reauthorize U.S. Grains Standards Act

WASHINGTON - 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 Senate approved legislation to reauthorize the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA) through 2025. The USGSA authorizes the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) to establish official marketing standards for certain grains and oilseeds, which facilitates the marketing of … Continue Reading


11.16.20

Hoeven: Upgrades Support Minot Region's Weather Radar

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement as the National Weather Service (NWS) this week began upgrading the KMBX weather radar that serves the Minot region. The upgrades are being made under the Service Life Extension Program, which rehabilitates and improves the performance of the existing NEXRAD system. The KMBX radar is set to receive generator and power upgrades, with work on this particular sequence of repairs expected to be complete by the end of this week. As a m… Continue Reading


11.16.20

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Grow Grand Forks Missions, Support Air Force ISR Priorities to New ACC Commander

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, outlined to General Mark D. Kelly, the new Commander of Air Combat Command (ACC), his work to grow the missions at the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) and enhance the base's ability to support the Air Force's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) efforts. Hoeven also invited General Kelly to visit Grand Forks and learn about the base's missions firsthand, which the general agreed to… Continue Reading


11.13.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.2 Million in Head Start Funding to TGU Schools

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 $1,206,929 to the TGU School District. This funding was made available through the Office of Head Start and will support efforts to provide educational services and resources to children from low-income families, helping to prepare them for school. "Head Start services provide vital resources to children and their familie… Continue Reading


11.12.20

Hoeven: FEMA Awards $8.5 Million to North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $8.5 million to the State of North Dakota. This grant was made available under the Stafford Act and will be used to assist with expenses related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, including health and safety efforts such as increased testing. "This funding will support North Dakota's continued effor… Continue Reading


11.11.20

Hoeven Statement on Passing of Former North Dakota State Senator Russell and Betty Thane

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement on the passing of former North Dakota State Senator Russell Thane and his wife Betty. Russell Thane represented the 25th district in the North Dakota Senate from 1971 to 2006. "We send our sincere condolences to the Thane family on the passing of Russell and Betty Thane. Russ and Betty, who were married for 68 years, spent their lives in service to our state and nation. They met while Russ was serving in the U.S. Air Force, and… Continue Reading

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