News Releases

06.23.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $4.8 Million to Support Emergency Services in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness & Emergency Response has awarded $4,895,387 to the North Dakota State Department of Health. The funds are part of the CDC's Hospital Preparedness Program, and the Department of Health will use the funds to fortify emergency preparedness in communities throughout the state. "The North Dakota State… Continue Reading


06.23.16

Hoeven: Grand Forks on Short List for KC-46 Tanker Mission

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Air Force has included Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) on its short list for basing the new KC-46 tanker. Hoeven has been making the case for Grand Forks, stressing that the base's efficiency, strategic advantage, established infrastructure and enthusiastic community support make Grand Forks a prime location for the mission. "We have repeatedly reminded the Air Force that Grand Forks previously hosted the KC-135 tanker, and there… Continue Reading


06.22.16

Hoeven: Lake Tschida Campground and Boat Ramp to Reopen

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Koehler's Point campground and boat ramp, a popular site at Lake Tschida, will reopen for public use later this week. The Bureau of Reclamation recently closed the location's facilities, prohibited camping and restricted the area to walk-in access only after failing to secure an adequate road easement on neighboring private land. "Outdoor recreation is an important part of our state's heritage," Hoeven said. "Federal and other public lan… Continue Reading


06.22.16

Hoeven Statement on Federal Court Decision to Strike Down BLM's Fracking Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming struck down the U.S. Department of the Interior's proposed hydraulic fracturing rule, administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM): "States have been managing hydraulic fracturing with good environmental stewardship for decades," Hoeven said. "This regulation would have duplicated these local efforts, adding layers of bureaucracy and threatening to increase cost… Continue Reading


06.22.16

Hoeven Congratulates FAA on Finalizing Small UAS Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today congratulated the Federal Aviation Administration on releasing a final rule on flying small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the national airspace system. The rule allows commercial flights of small UAS for the first time. "This is an important milestone on the path to fully integrating our national airspace with unmanned aircraft flying alongside manned aircraft," Hoeven said. "The FAA is taking steps to safely allow basic UAS operations that will lead … Continue Reading


06.21.16

Hoeven Congratulates Grand Forks for Recognition as Great American Defense Community

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined with Grand Forks community leaders, including Mayor Michael Brown and City Commissioners Tom Falck and David Engen, at a reception to celebrate Grand Forks' designation as a Great American Defense Community. The Association of Defense Communities hosted the event to recognize the Grand Forks community's support of service members and their families. In January, Hoeven wrote a letter to the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) outlining the city'… Continue Reading


06.21.16

Hoeven Announces $172,000 Grant for Center for Rural Health at UND

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's (HHS) Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) has awarded $172,000 to the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota (UND). The Center for Rural Health is designated as North Dakota's State Office of Rural Health and helps link rural communities to state and federal resources to develop long term solutions to rura… Continue Reading


06.21.16

Hoeven Introduces Jennifer Puhl at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today introduced Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Puhl, who has been nominated to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Hoeven encouraged the committee to approve Puhl's nomination and said she is well qualified for the position. "Jennifer Puhl is well qualified to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and we support her nomination," said Hoeven. "As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, she has focused on pros… Continue Reading


06.20.16

Hoeven Stresses Need to Remove Roadblocks to Energy Infrastructure Development

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Energy Committee last week, Senator John Hoeven drove home the importance of pipelines in providing the safe and efficient transportation of energy products. Hoeven stressed the need to remove roadblocks to private investment in pipeline infrastructure, such as natural gas gathering lines, and highlighted North Dakota's success in deploying such infrastructure to reduce flaring. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), natural gas fla… Continue Reading


06.17.16

Hoeven Seeks Angels in Adoption Nominees

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he is accepting nominations of North Dakota residents or organizations who have distinguished themselves through their work on behalf of adopted children, foster children or their families. As in previous years, the senator will select an individual, family or organization to represent North Dakota at the annual national Angels in Adoption program held each fall in Washington, D.C. Nominations should be submitted by contacting Hoeven's Bismar… Continue Reading


06.17.16

Hoeven Announces More than $840,000 in Federal Funding to Support Volunteer Work, Reading Corps in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has awarded a total of $842,990 to the North Dakota State Commission on National and Community Service and the West Fargo Public School District. The funds are made available through CNCS' AmeriCorps State and National Grant program, which works to support a range of local service programs that engage thousands of Americans in community service each year. The funds are awarded as follo… Continue Reading


06.17.16

Hoeven Pushes Role for Grand Forks in Arctic Mission with New Commander of NORTHCOM

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today spoke with U.S. Air Force (USAF) General Lori Robinson who is the leader of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and Commander, U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), headquartered in Colorado. During their conversation, Hoeven highlighted the RQ-4 Global Hawk mission at Grand Forks Air Force Base and how it could contribute to NORTHCOM operations in the Arctic region. Hoeven invited the general to visit Grand Forks and see firsthand the unmanned aerial … Continue Reading


06.14.16

Hoeven: Interior EPA Appropriations Bill Includes Hoeven Language to Stop WOTUS Implementation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 appropriations bill for the Department of Interior and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) includes language preventing the EPA from implementing its Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. "The federal government should be doing all that it can to help those who grow our food and fuel our economy, especially in a time of low commodity prices," Hoeven said. "Instead, the … Continue Reading


06.14.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $407,000 for University of Mary for Advanced Nursing Education

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) Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) has awarded $407,249 to the University of Mary to support advanced nursing education. "Our nurses provide an invaluable service to our state, and as North Dakota has grown, so has the need for more professional nurses," Hoeven said. "Today's award will help equip the University of… Continue Reading


06.14.16

Hoeven: Senate Approves National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate has passed the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which approves the nation's military programs. The legislation includes key provisions that will benefit North Dakota's bases. The Senate and House versions will now have to be reconciled. "The National Defense Authorization Act and the National Defense Appropriations Act are two of the most important pieces of legislation Congress considers and passes… Continue Reading


06.12.16

Hoeven Statement Following the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement in the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Orlando, Florida: "The massacre in Orlando underscores how vigilant we must be in the face of terrorism. Our hearts and prayers are with the victims and their families in the aftermath of this tragedy. Our thanks and prayers also go out to the individuals and first responders on the scene who helped to rescue victims amid those horrifying circumstances." -###-… Continue Reading


06.10.16

Hoeven Welcomes Interns, Legal Fellow to His Washington, Bismarck & Fargo Offices

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Elizabeth Foy, Ty Kennedy and Carter Pederson are interning in his Washington, D.C. office, Edward Swiontek is interning in his Bismarck office and Caitlin Hanson is interning in his Fargo office. The senator also welcomed Philip Axt to his Washington office as a Legal Fellow. The interns work with the senator and his staff on a variety of legislative, communications and administrative projects. "Internships provide young people with a great… Continue Reading


06.10.16

Hoeven: Senate Appropriations Committee Passes Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education Appropriations bill. The measure includes provisions that will benefit North Dakota, including a provision the senator pushed for that prohibits OSHA from imposing new restrictions on anhydrous fertilizer storage and sales. "This legislation includes some very important priorities for North Dakota," Hoeven said. "For example, there's mor… Continue Reading


06.09.16

Labor HHS Appropriations Bill Rescinds Fertilizer Storage Restrictions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the new Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education Appropriations bill passed out of committee today includes a provision that prohibits the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from imposing new restrictions on fertilizer sales and forcing agriculture retailers to comply with the same chemical storage requirements as wholesale facilities. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has been working to prev… Continue Reading


06.09.16

Hoeven:Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act Approved by Indian Affairs Committee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act, which he is cosponsoring with Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), has now passed the Indian Affairs Committee. The legislation will allow the Indian Health Service (IHS) to cover the cost of copayments for Native Americans receiving medical care from the Veterans Administration (VA). Patients must have a referral from IHS to the VA in order to have their copayment costs covered. "Our bill enables the… Continue Reading

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