News Releases

06.01.15

Hoeven, Cramer Announce Passage of Native American Children's Safety Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Kevin Cramer today announced that both the Senate and House have now passed the Native American Children's Safety Act. Hoeven authored and introduced the legislation to implement protections for Native American children placed by tribal courts into the tribal foster care system. Congressman Cramer then led the effort to get the legislation passed in the House. "Native American children living on reservations should have all of the same protecti… Continue Reading


05.27.15

Hoeven Statement on the EPA's Final Waters of the U.S. Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final rule on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS): "Today, the EPA issued a final waters of the U.S. rule that expands the reach of federal regulation and creates uncertainty for farmers, ranchers and other job creators. While we continue to examine the EPA's final rule, we are further concerned that it targets certain areas including the Prairie Pothole region, C… Continue Reading


05.27.15

Hoeven Makes Case for Grand Sky as Ideal Location for FlightSafety International

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today led a meeting in Grand Forks with leaders from Grand Sky and FlightSafety International in a bid to recruit the company to the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) business and technology park. Today's event is part of the senator's ongoing efforts to showcase Grand Sky as an ideal site to locate UAS-related and other aviation companies and follows a meeting Hoeven held last month with FlightSafety's Vice President General Ray Johns (retired), where the sen… Continue Reading


05.26.15

Hoeven: Senate Passes Bill to Fix 40-Mile Issue in VA Choice Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate has passed the Access to Community Care for Veterans Act, introduced by Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) and cosponsored by Hoeven and a bipartisan group of senators. The legislation amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Choice Act) to allow veterans to obtain health care services in their local community if a Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) or Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)… Continue Reading


05.26.15

Hoeven Outlines New Commercial UAS Bill, FAA's UAS Center of Excellence at UND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - At a roundtable with the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts to continue building the region's leadership in unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The senator is sponsoring new legislation that will help build the commercial UAS industry and promote innovation in this rapidly growing field. Hoeven also discussed opportunities resulting from the University of North Dakota's new designation as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center o… Continue Reading


05.22.15

Hoeven to Pay Tribute at Memorial Day Events in Bismarck, Mandan

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in observance of Memorial Day. On Monday, Senator Hoeven will pay tribute at the American Legion Lloyd Spetz Post No. 1 Memorial Day observance at 10:00 a.m. CT. Later, the senator will speak at the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by the North Dakota National Guard at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. The ceremony begins at 12:00 p.m. CT. "It is important that we honor our servicemen and women for the sacrifices they have … Continue Reading


05.22.15

Hoeven Celebrates First North Dakota-Made Unmanned Aerial System with ComDel, Altavian

WAHPETON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the roll-out of the first unmanned aerial system (UAS) manufactured in North Dakota. Executives from ComDel Innovation and Altavian showcased the UAS at ComDel's plant in Wahpeton. In February, ComDel and Altavian signed an agreement to manufacture unmanned aerial systems and components, and Hoeven worked with the companies to bring together public and private leaders from around the state to mark this important milestone for North Dakota's UAS i… Continue Reading


05.22.15

Hoeven Announces More than $6 Million DHS Grant to Build Flood Protection for Minot Water Treatment Plant

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $6,093,613 grant to the City of Minot to help build a floodwall and other infrastructure for Minot's Water Treatment Plant to protect the plant and keep it functioning during a flood. The plant is the only source of potable water for the City of Minot, the Minot Air Force Base and rural residents in the Minot area. More than 100,000 individuals were placed on a boil order when water… Continue Reading


05.21.15

Hoeven Announces $7.3 Million Appropriation for Facility to Support Air National Guard's New Intel Mission

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $7.3 million for a new facility in Fargo to support the 119th Air Wing's new intelligence targeting mission. The intelligence targeting group is tasked with assisting military commanders in identifying and eliminating enemy threats, but the mission is already outgrowing its facilities. Hoeven worked to include the new facility in the 2016 budget and then worked to make sure funding for it… Continue Reading


05.21.15

Hoeven: North Dakota Receives More than $2 Million in Federal Funding for Hospital Preparedness, Fargo Health Center Cluster

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the Family HealthCare Center in Fargo a $1,077,975 grant. The grant will be used to enhance administrative operations in order to improve health care services at the Family HealthCare Center. The funds are made available through the HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration. Hoeven also announced that the HHS As… Continue Reading


05.20.15

Hoeven: Energy and Water Funding Bill Supports Flood Projects in Fargo, Minot, LaMoure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven announced today that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Energy and Water has included language and funding in its Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 appropriations bill that supports flood projects for Fargo, Minot and LaMoure. As a member of the committee, Hoeven worked to secure the provisions, which will help these communities move forward on flood protection projects. Specifically, this legislation: Provides for new start to fund construction of permanent floo… Continue Reading


05.20.15

Hoeven Announces $61,000 Economic Development Grant for Red River Region

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a grant of $61,000 to help support economic development in the Red River region. EDA planning investments support the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the area served by the Red River Regional Council, which is comprised of Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina and Walsh count… Continue Reading


05.19.15

Hoeven, Heitkamp Introduce Senate Resolution Declaring May 19 "National Schizencephaly Awareness Day"

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp today introduced a Senate Resolution designating May 19 as "National Schizencephaly Awareness Day." The resolution helps to educate and raise awareness about Schizencephaly, a rare birth defect that causes developmental delays, delays in speech and language skills, limited mobility, paralysis, shorter lifespans and other symptoms. Schizencephaly is the second rarest brain malformation, with approximately 7,000 cases ever reported. "Schizencep… Continue Reading


05.19.15

Hoeven, Delegation, Task Force 21 Press Pentagon to Continue Support for Nuclear Force Improvement Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven and the state's congressional delegation today joined members of Task Force 21 to press the Pentagon to continue support of the Nuclear Force Improvement Program (NFIP) launched by the Air Force last year. The program is designed to improve mission effectiveness, culture, morale and target areas in need of investment. The group voiced their support for the NFIP and North Dakota's air force bases with Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh at the Pentagon. A… Continue Reading


05.18.15

Hoeven: Bureau of Indian Education Must Implement Better Financial Oversight, Make Every Dollar Work for Our Native American Students

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee last week, Senator John Hoeven pressed Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Director Charles "Monty" Roessel to implement better oversight of federal funding for Native American schools run by the agency. Hoeven's comments came in response to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report issued last November, which outlined significant deficiencies in financial oversight at BIE, contributing to the misuse and loss of federal funds, i… Continue Reading


05.16.15

Hoeven Honors Vietnam Veterans at Fargo Air Museum Vietnam Memorial Opening Ceremony

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today honored the state's Vietnam veterans at the opening ceremony of the Fargo Air Museum's Vietnam Memorial Exhibit. The senator paid tribute to the state's Vietnam veterans, especially the nearly 200 North Dakota service members who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the war. "Today we pay tribute and remember the dedicated service of the men and women in uniform who served our nation during the Vietnam War," Hoeven said. "This exhibit is a fitting… Continue Reading


05.15.15

Hoeven Statement on National Peace Officers Memorial Day

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today made the following statement in observance of the 34th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Day, a yearly tribute during National Police Week that honors fallen and living law enforcement officers. This year, 273 fallen officers will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. "Today we recognize and honor the dedicated service of law enforcement officers in North Dakota and throughout the country. National Peace Offic… Continue Reading


05.15.15

Hoeven Works to Remove Duplication, Ensure States-First Approach for Regulating Hydraulic Fracturing

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week continued working to ensure a states-first approach for regulating hydraulic fracturing and pressed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to work with states to eliminate duplicative federal regulations. In light of the final BLM rule for hydraulic fracturing on federal land released in March, Hoeven pressed the issue at a Senate Energy Committee hearing and an Interior Appropriations Subcommittee hearing this week. "We need to continue to let states re… Continue Reading


05.14.15

Hoeven, Cramer Pledge Ongoing Support for FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Kevin Cramer, along with members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, today pledged to continue their support for a newly-designated FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems that will research and develop technologies and policies for the use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, in the United States. At a news conference Thursday, lawmakers praised the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) selection of Alliance f… Continue Reading


05.14.15

Hoeven Announces Nearly $350K in Colon Cancer Research Funds for NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a $346,325 grant to North Dakota State University (NDSU) for colon cancer research. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and third highest cause of cancer-related death in the United States. The funding will support the work of Dr. Bin Guo of NDSU's Pharmaceutical Sciences Department. "Almost all of us know someone who has battled cancer, and we know the great toll it t… Continue Reading

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