News Releases

04.21.15

Hoeven: HHS Awards More Than $280,000 to University of North Dakota to Support Alzheimer's Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $283,925 to the University of North Dakota (UND) to support aging research. Specifically, the funds will be used to test how diets rich in palmitate, a vitamin A compound, increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. "Alzheimer's disease affects thousands of North Dakotans and their families, and it's important to invest in research that will help us to better understand h… Continue Reading


04.21.15

Hoeven Working to Advance Cavalier Air Force Station

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today met with Colonel John Shaw, commander of the 21st Space Wing, to receive an update on Cavalier Air Force Station. The 21st is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado and is responsible for a variety of Air Force radar sites, including one at Cavalier Air Force Station. Cavalier Air Force Station is home to the 10th Space Warning Squadron, which uses Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization (PARCS), a sophisticated radar system to detect missi… Continue Reading


04.21.15

Hoeven Supports Agricultural Trade With Cuba, But Also Presses for Human Rights Changes

WASHINGTON - At a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing today, Senator John Hoeven pressed federal officials to ensure measures are in place to compel reforms in the Cuban government's policies regarding human rights as part of opening more agricultural trade. "Americans and Cubans would benefit from increased agricultural trade, but Cuba should make key reforms, including changing its approach to human rights and providing greater freedom to its people," Hoeven said. "As we expand agriculture t… Continue Reading


04.21.15

Hoeven: Quadrennial Energy Review Affirms the Need for Infrastructure as Part of Energy Plan for Nation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the Senate Energy Committee, today issued the following statement in response to the administration's release of the first Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) from the Department of Energy (DOE). The senator proposed a quadrennial energy review in his legislation, the Domestic Jobs and Energy Act (DEJA), and also pushed the administration to hold QERs three years ago. "The Quadrennial Energy Review the administration issued today affirmed what we have… Continue Reading


04.20.15

Hoeven Announces More Than $118,000 in Grants to End Veteran Homelessness

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have made $118,741 available to help veterans find permanent homes. The funds are made available through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program, which combines HUD rental assistance with VA case management and clini… Continue Reading


04.18.15

Hoeven Addresses Knights of Columbus, Outlines Bills to Improve Extended Care, Health Care Services for Vets

MANDAN, N.D. - Speaking at a gathering of the Knights of Columbus, Senator John Hoeven this evening outlined legislation he is working to get passed that will help veterans in North Dakota and across the nation have better access to health care. The first bill provides veterans with more options for long-term care (LTC) services in their home communities, and the second gives veterans greater access to local services when a Veterans Affairs Administration (VA) hospital or clinic is unable to pr… Continue Reading


04.17.15

Hoeven: Canadian Pacific Railway Commits to Keeping Key Crossing in Enderlin Open

ENDERLIN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway has committed to modifying its operations in the city of Enderlin so that trains will no longer block a key thoroughfare through the city. When a westbound train is stopped in town, CP has directed its engineers to park it on the east side of the Broadway crossing; eastbound trains will stop on the west side of the Broadway crossing, which will enable vehicles, especially emergency vehicles, to cross town in… Continue Reading


04.17.15

Hoeven: Energy Information Administration Finds Crude Oil Exports Will Lower Fuel Prices at the Pump

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Energy and Natural Resources committee, Senator John Hoeven this week questioned the head of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on the impact to consumers of lifting the ban on crude oil exports. EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski testified that because the price of gasoline at the pump is keyed to global crude oil prices, exporting more U.S. oil would increase supply on the world market, resulting in lower gasoline prices for American consumers at the pu… Continue Reading


04.16.15

Hoeven: FlightSafety International Looking at Joining Grand Sky Tech Park

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that FlightSafety International, a leading aviation training company, is looking at joining Grand Sky, Grand Forks County's new technology park. Hoeven met with company Vice President General Ray Johns (retired) to encourage the move and offer support for the effort. FlightSafety International trains pilots for all aircraft types - fixed-wing, rotorcraft and tilt-rotor - and delivers more than a million hours of professional instruction each year… Continue Reading


04.14.15

Hoeven Statement on Senate Passage of the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Senate passage of the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act by a vote of 92 to 8. The measure repeals the long-troubled Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) cap, which is the formula used to reimburse health-care professionals for treating seniors under Medicare. It creates greater certainty for physicians and implements incentives to reward them for quality care and good value. The bill also reauthorizes the Children's … Continue Reading


04.14.15

Hoeven Announces Northrop Grumman Has Signed Lease with Grand Forks to Be Anchor Tenant in Grand Sky

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Northrop Grumman has signed a lease agreement that would make the global aerospace and defense technology giant the anchor tenant in Grand Sky, Grand Forks County's new technology park. Hoeven spoke this afternoon with Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush, who told the senator that the company has signed the lease with the Grand Sky Development Corporation. Bush said the project will be built in three phases: Groundbreaking for the initial office b… Continue Reading


04.13.15

Hoeven Meets with ND National Guard Aviators Deployed to Texas in Support of Border Patrol

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), chair of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), met Friday in Laredo, Texas with a unit of 35 North Dakota Army National Guard (NDANG) members who were deployed to the southwest border in January to support DHS aerial operations. NDANG's First Battalion 112th Aviation Regimen based out of Bismarck has been stationed in Laredo through June to fly day and night helicopter reconnaissance missions. "Whenever… Continue Reading


04.13.15

Hoeven: Corps to Help Spray for Mosquitoes on Federal Lands in Western ND

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Army Corps of Engineers, at the senator's request, has agreed to provide funding to help spray for mosquitoes on more than 100,000 acres of federal lands in Western North Dakota. Hoeven pressed for the Corps' support during a meeting with Northwestern Division Commander John Kem, who oversees the upper Missouri River basin and several Corps of Engineers projects in North Dakota. The Corps has previously supported the spraying operations … Continue Reading


04.13.15

Hoeven: North Dakota Receives More than $138,000 in Federal Funding to Support Highway Safety

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $138,095.35 to the North Dakota Department of Transportation/Office of Traffic Safety. The funding announced today is awarded by the DOT's National Highway Safety Administration and comes through two grant programs: State and Community Highway Safety Grants and Occupant Protection Grants. "As North Dakota grows, we are seeing more… Continue Reading


04.09.15

Hoeven Announces More than $123,000 Grant for Housing Assistance

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a grant of $123,373 to the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency to provide counseling and advice to tenants and homeowners regarding property maintenance, financial management and other matters that will help them improve their housing conditions, meet their financial needs, and fulfill their responsibilities as renters or homeowners. "North Dakota's economic growth has heighten… Continue Reading


04.09.15

Hoeven: PHMSA Makes $2 Million Available for Pipeline Safety Solutions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is offering $2 million in funding to universities to support research for pipeline safety solutions, more than twice the amount that was awarded last year. Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Energy Committees, has been working to improve the nation's energy infrastructure. "As we work towards building a compreh… Continue Reading


04.08.15

Hoeven Working to Bring High-Tech Leader General Atomics to Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven Tuesday encouraged senior officials of high-tech leader General Atomics (GA) to consider locating a facility in Grand Sky, Grand Forks' new technology park. GA is one of the world's leading developers of high-technology systems, ranging from airborne sensors to advanced unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The senator and Linden P. Blue, president of Reconnaissance Systems Group at GA Aeronautical Systems, Inc., discussed the possibility of establish a training acad… Continue Reading


04.08.15

Hoeven: Good Luck to UND Men's Hockey in the Frozen Four

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement as the University of North Dakota men's hockey team prepares to meet Boston University in the semifinal match of the Frozen Four. This is the seventh time in 11 years that UND has made the Frozen Four: "We're proud of the University of North Dakota men's hockey team. They've had a spectacular season so far, and we wish them the best of luck as they head on to the Frozen Four. We'll be cheering for them as they take on Bosto… Continue Reading


04.06.15

Hoeven Announces Nearly $2.9 Million Head Start Grant for Turtle Mountain

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indian Tribe nearly $2.9 million in funding to support a five-year Head Start program. "We must ensure that children receive the support they need to have bright futures," said Hoeven. "This funding will help the children of Turtle Mountain get a good start on their educations, and also provide for their general health and well-being. It's… Continue Reading


04.06.15

Hoeven to Review Southern Border Operations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), chair of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will conduct a four-day review of security operations on the southern border in Houston, McAllen and Laredo, Texas this week to assess the needs and challenges of agents working to control the border. Ranking committee member Jean Shaheen (D-N.H.) will also participate in the mission. The DHS Appropriations Committee oversees a $40 billion discretionary budg… Continue Reading

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