News Releases

01.19.16

Hoeven: Minot Awarded $74.3 Million in HUD's National Disaster Resilience Competition

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the city of Minot has been awarded $74.3 million in the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC), which made $1 billion available on a competitive basis to increase the safety and security of communities that have experienced natural disasters. The senator notified Minot Mayor Chuck Barney of the award this afternoon. Minot was one of 13 communities selected from 40 applications to re… Continue Reading


01.15.16

Hoeven Statement in Response to the Administration Moratorium on Federal Coal Leases

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the administration's announcement that it will review the federal coal program and suspend issuing new coal leases: "Today, President Obama announced a moratorium on federal coal leases. He is again trying to go around Congress by imposing regulations that will slow down the leasing process and add expense in order to prevent coal mining on public and private lands. That's a problem because it will destroy jobs… Continue Reading


01.14.16

Hoeven Announces Availability of Nearly $2.8 Million in Federal Funds for Coal Mine Reclamation in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) at the U.S. Department of Interior has made nearly $2.8 million available for coal mine reclamation projects in North Dakota. The funds are provided through the Abandoned Mine Land Fund, which is maintained in part through the per-ton fee levied on all coal produced in the U.S. "North Dakota has demonstrated time and agai… Continue Reading


01.14.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $500,000 Grant for NDSU to Develop Improvements For Wind Farm Power Grids, Educate K-12 Students

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Electrical, Community and Cyber Systems (ECCS) has awarded $502,810 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The funds will be used to help NDSU engineering students research and develop plans to better incorporate wind farm power into America's grid systems and conduct two Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workshops in th… Continue Reading


01.14.16

Hoeven: Legislation Prevents New OSHA Regs Threatening to Limit Supply of Fertilizer for Farmers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he worked to include language in legislation Congress passed in December that prevents the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from imposing new restrictions on fertilizer sales that would cause many retailers to stop selling to farmers at rural locations. The rule threatened to limit the supply of anhydrous ammonia, a nitrogen fertilizer that is critically important to producers. OSHA had planned to revoke a "retail" exem… Continue Reading


01.13.16

Hoeven Expresses Concern Over Plan to House Unaccompanied Alien Children in Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today spoke with Mary Wakefield, Acting Deputy Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to express his concern over the Obama administration's consideration of Grand Forks Airforce Base (GFAFB) as a site to house unaccompanied alien children. Wakefield is a North Dakota native. "It doesn't make sense to bring unaccompanied alien minors to a northern tier Air Force base like Grand Forks, which is so far removed from the southern border," H… Continue Reading


01.12.16

North Dakota Entrepreneurial Leader Joins Hoeven for the 2016 State of the Union Address

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven this evening hosted Greg Tehven of Fargo, Executive Director and co-founder of Emerging Prairie, as his guest at President Barack Obama's final State of the Union Address. Emerging Prairie is a digital-media company that highlights startups, technology and innovation and supports the region's entrepreneurial activities by operating a wide variety of events and initiatives, such as Drone Focus, the Prairie Den co-working space and 1 Million Cups (1MC) Fargo, t… Continue Reading


01.12.16

Hoeven Statement Following President Obama's Final State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's final State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress and the American people this evening: "In his final address to the nation this year, President Obama spoke about his legacy and his commitment to expansive government, which means higher taxes, more regulation and more spending. The president spoke about working together, but to do that, he needs to work with Congress on in… Continue Reading


01.12.16

Hoeven, Heitkamp: Senate Passes Resolution Celebrating Fifth Consecutive NDSU Bison Football National Championship

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp today announced that the U.S. Senate has passed a resolution they introduced honoring the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team for winning its fifth consecutive NCAA Division I National Championship. The resolution congratulates the Bison football team and commends the NDSU players, coaches and staff for their hard work and dedication. It also recognizes the students, alumni and loyal fans that supported the Bison during th… Continue Reading


01.11.16

Hoeven: North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park Ranks Fifth on NY Times Worldwide List of "Places to Go in 2016"

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today commended the New York Times travel editor's choice of Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP) in North Dakota as fifth on its list of 52 worldwide destinations to visit in 2016. Only Mexico City, Bordeaux, France, the Mediterranean island nation of Malta and the Caribbean city of Coral Bay, St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands ranked ahead of TRNP. "Western North Dakota gets a lot of attention because of its vibrant energy economy, but few people outside o… Continue Reading


01.09.16

Hoeven Congratulates Bison on Today's Historic Fifth NCAA Division I Football Championship Win

FRISCO, TEXAS - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement congratulating the North Dakota State University Bison football team's historic victory over Jacksonville State (Ala.) Gamecocks to win the FCS national championship. The Bison's 37-10 win marks the first time any team has won five straight national football championships. "The NDSU Bison cap a great season not only with a championship win, but a place in division history by winning five in a row. The Gamecocks played a st… Continue Reading


01.09.16

U.S. Senator John Hoeven Delivers Weekly Republican Address

BISMARCK, N.D. - In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) urges the President to use his State of the Union Address to the Nation to lay out how '…he will unleash the creativity and drive of the American people.' Hoeven goes on to say that the United States needs to compete in the global energy arena as a means of combatting terrorism. 'And ISIL is relying upon the sale of oil and gas to fund its brutal terrorist activities in the Middle East and beyond. Part of defeating… Continue Reading


01.08.16

Hoeven To Deliver National Republican Weekly Address Saturday

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven will deliver the National Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, January 9. Using innovative energy development as an example, he will discuss the importance of empowering our great people and our country to compete and win. That means reducing the regulatory burden, reforming and simplifying the tax code and getting our fiscal house in order. "As we look to the future, we need to recognize that the greatest strength of our country is the ingenuity, resourcefuln… Continue Reading


01.08.16

Hoeven Invites Fargo Entrepreneurial Leader to State of the Union

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Greg Tehven of Fargo, Executive Director and co-founder of Emerging Prairie, will be his guest at President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 12. Emerging Prairie is a digital-media company that highlights startups, technology and innovation and supports the region's entrepreneurial activities by operating a wide variety of events and initiatives, such as Drone Focus, the Prairie Den co-working space and 1 Mill… Continue Reading


01.08.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $620,000 for Diabetes Prevention Program for Three Affiliated Tribes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that Indian Health Services (IHS) has awarded $620,774 to the Three Affiliated Tribes. The funds will be used to support a demonstration program to help prevent diabetes in tribal members. "Diabetes is a major health challenge for Native Americans, and programs like this can help them live healthier lives," Hoeven said. "Today's grant to the T… Continue Reading


01.07.16

Hoeven Outlines Legislative Accomplishments Supporting ND Rural Electric Cooperatives

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven outlined key legislative accomplishments in support of the state's electric cooperatives today at the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) Annual Meeting. The senator worked to pass water heater legislation, to prevent costly Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, and to support infrastructure loans and other Rural Utilities Service (RUS) programs. In recognition of the senator's leadership, NDAREC leaders honored Hoeve… Continue Reading


01.07.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $320,000 For Diabetes Prevention Program for North Dakota Native Americans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that Indian Health Services (IHS) has awarded $323,285 to the Trenton Indian Services Area office in Trenton, N.D. which serves Native Americans in northwest North Dakota. The funds will be used to support a demonstration program to help prevent diabetes in tribal members. "It is vitally important to ensure that North Dakotans and our Native… Continue Reading


01.07.16

Hoeven Statement on The Administration's Final Dietary Recommendations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their final Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). Hoeven and a group of Senate colleagues pressed the USDA and HHS to base their recommendations on nutritional science and not on extraneous considerations like an environmental agenda. The group also pressed for recognition of the role of lean red meat in a heal… Continue Reading


01.06.16

Hoeven Statement in Response to TransCanada's Announcement That It Will Sue the U.S. Over Denial of Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to TransCanada Corporation's announcement that it intends to take legal action against the president's decision to deny a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline project. "Unfortunately, the president's arbitrary decision to turn down the Keystone XL pipeline means we do not have this important energy infrastructure project under construction, or the jobs and other benefits that go with it, but also the American taxpa… Continue Reading


01.05.16

Hoeven Reviews Efforts to Improve Veteran Access to Local Health Care, Long-Term Care

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today led a roundtable with local veterans, officials from the Fargo Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital System, area health care providers and county-level veteran service officers to outline his efforts to improve veterans' access to health care. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, Hoeven worked with his colleagues in Congress last month to secure funding to improve services at the VA and advance legisla… Continue Reading

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