News Releases

09.09.20

Hoeven Announces Aging Research Funding to UND

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 National Institute on Aging, has awarded $387,750 to the University of North Dakota (UND). This new grant will be used to support research regarding aging and how chronic allergen exposure may be a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. "Today's funding from HHS will support UND's research on aging, and help examine risk factor… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Hoeven: DOJ Awards Funding to Bismarck's Abused Adult Resource Center to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence

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 $515,000 to the Abused Adult Resource Center in Bismarck. This funding comes from the Transitional Housing Assistance Program and will be used to support survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking by helping them acquire permanent housing, secure employment and inte… Continue Reading


09.08.20

Hoeven: FEMA Determines That Fargo-Moorhead Regional Flood Protections Project Meets NFIP Requirements

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved Fargo-Moorhead's request for a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR), stating that the region's flood protection project meets the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Hoeven recently spoke with FEMA Region 8 Administrator Lee dePalo, urging for the letter to be issued. This represents an important step toward ensuring that more than 11… Continue Reading


09.08.20

Hoeven Statement After Air Force Awards Northrop Grumman with Contract for New GBSD

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today after the U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman with the $13.3 billion contract for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program, the replacement for the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has worked to secure funding for the GBSD program and included provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to ensure the r… Continue Reading


09.08.20

Hoeven Statement on Release of Senate's Targeted COVID-19 Assistance Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on the targeted COVID-19 assistance proposal introduced today in the Senate. Hoeven worked to include $20 billion in direct funding, which combined with the $14 billion replenishment of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) secured in the CARES Act, will provide USDA with $34 billion in funding to assist producers. Last month Hoeven, along with Senator Joni Ernst, … Continue Reading


09.08.20

Hoeven: More Than $5 Million Released to Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released $5,388,888 awarded to the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport (DIK). The grant, which was previously announced by Hoeven, was released today and will be used to support construction on the runway expansion project and includes both discretionary and funds provided by the Coronavirus A… Continue Reading


09.04.20

Hoeven Reviews Progress of Project Tundra, Efforts to Advance CCUS Tech

CENTER, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today conducted a site visit of Project Tundra's test well at the Milton R. Young Station and outlined efforts to advance the development of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies. Project Tundra is a post-combustion technology to retrofit existing power plants, being led by Minnkota Power and the University of North Dakota's Energy and Environment Research Center (EERC). As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources and Energy a… Continue Reading


09.04.20

Hoeven: NDSU Receives Nearly $6 Million to Lead Naval Research Partnership

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense, through the Office of Naval Research, has awarded nearly $6 million to North Dakota State University (NDSU). This funding, secured by Hoeven in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations legislation, will be used to support research into coatings that prevent the accumulation of ice and other contaminants on ship hulls, a research partnership between NDSU and… Continue Reading


09.04.20

Hoeven: FMCSA Announces CDL Apprenticeship Pilot Program, Requests Public Comment

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 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the new Under 21-Commerical Driver Pilot Program. This program is modeled after theDeveloping Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE)-Safe Act (S.569), which Hoeven is cosponsoring in the Senate, and would allow drivers from the ages of 18 to 2… Continue Reading


09.03.20

Hoeven Helps Advance Aviation Workforce Training Programs

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven this week joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues, led by Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.), in urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to implement two aviation workforce training programs authorized under the 2018 FAA reauthorization legislation. Hoeven cosponsored the legislation that established these aviation workforce training programs, and as a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Ap… Continue Reading


09.03.20

Hoeven Secures $2.5 Million, Interior Approval for BIA Law Enforcement Training at Camp Grafton

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that he secured $2.5 million for Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) law enforcement specialized training courses at Camp Grafton to help address law enforcement needs in Indian Country. Hoeven has been working with the Interior Department and state officials, including Governor Doug Burgum and North Dakota National Guard Adjutant General Al Doh… Continue Reading


09.02.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Students in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that North Dakota has been awarded $118,576 from the U.S. Department of Education. Today's funding was made available through a Consortium Incentive Grant and will be used to support children in North Dakota who have experienced interrupted education. These efforts include properly enrolling migratory students in school, and placement in grade and courses through credit accrual, helping to meet… Continue Reading


09.02.20

Hoeven Urging Forest Service to Better Mitigate Impacts of Prairie Dogs on Grazers, Private Landowners

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment James Hubbard, U.S. Forest Service (USFS) officials and leaders from North Dakota grazing associations to discuss efforts to ensure equitable access and treatment to the National Grasslands for the state's ranchers. As chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Hoeven has wo… Continue Reading


09.02.20

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Address Oil & Gas Permit Backlog on Dakota Prairie Grasslands

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today discussed the importance of ensuring access to federal lands for multiple uses, including energy development, and outlined his efforts to address the backlog of oil and gas leasing permit requests on the Dakota Prairie Grasslands. Hoeven made the remarks at a roundtable with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment James Hubbard, North Dakota energy producers and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) officials. Ho… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Hoeven Outlines Efforts With Sec. Brouillette to Support North Dakota's Role as Global Energy Leader

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, along with Senator Kevin Cramer, today held roundtables with U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and representatives from North Dakota's electric utilities, lignite coal industry and oil and natural gas producers. Hoeven, who serves as a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, outlined his efforts to support the state's energy industry and continue growing North Dakota as a glob… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Hoeven Announces CARES Act Funding to Assist Housing Needs for North Dakota Tribes

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), through the Office of Native American Programs (ONAP), has awarded $100 million in Indian Community Development Block Grant Imminent Threat Program (ICDBG-CARES) competitive funding to Indian Tribes and Tribal Housing Authorities. The ICDBG-CARES funding helps address… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Hoeven Statement on Army Under Secretary Recommending DOJ Settle With North Dakota Over DAPL Costs Lawsuit

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after Under Secretary of the Army James McPherson recommended that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) enter into negotiations to settle the State of North Dakota's lawsuit that seeks to recover the costs related to the illegal protests surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline. This follows a court ruling from last month that allowed four of the state's five claims to move forward. As a member of the Senate Appropriations… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Hoeven Hosts Energy Secretary for Review of Minot Air Force Base Nuclear Missions

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources and Senate Appropriations Committees, today hosted Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, along with Senator Kevin Cramer, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, for a review of Minot Air Force Base's nuclear missions. The Department of Energy (DOE) is responsible for refurbishing and extending the life of the nation's nuclear warheads, including those placed on the intercontinental ballistic missiles (IC… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to UND EERC, Red Trail Energy Partnership for Carbon Capture Research

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the University of North Dakota (UND) Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) has been awarded nearly $1.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), through their Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Research and Development Program. This grant, which Senator Hoeven worked to secure, supports the engineering design of a hybrid capture sys… Continue Reading


09.01.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $32.3 Million to North Dakota Airports

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded funding, from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), to North Dakota Airports. These amounts include both discretionary and entitlement AIP grant funds, as well as funds provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to increase the federal cost share to 100 percen… Continue Reading

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