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06.23.15

Hoeven: New Interior Appropriations Bill Supports Domestic Energy Development with Good Environmental Stewardship

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said the new appropriations bill for the Department of Interior (DOI) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports domestic energy development with good environmental stewardship. DOI is responsible for the management of federal land and natural resources, and the administration of programs relating to Native Americans. "We've included regulatory relief in the Interior-EPA Appropriations measure that will help us produce more energy, more cost-ef… Continue Reading


06.22.15

Hoeven: DHS Appropriations Bill Provides Honey Producers with Long-Overdue Compensation for Unfair Foreign Trade

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Bill includes a provision he wrote and included to provide the nation's honey producers, including many in North Dakota, with long overdue compensation for unfair foreign trade practices. The Honey Marketing Association believes the new legislation could result in more than $100 million going to honey producers over the next several years. North Dakota is the nation's top honey pro… Continue Reading


06.19.15

Hoeven Announces More than $1 Million in Grants for North Dakota Airports, Aeronautics

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded three grants totaling $1,047,256 to the Standing Rock Tribe, Glen Ullin Municipal Airport Authority and State of North Dakota for airport construction and rehabilitation projects as well as update a statewide pavement management system study. The awards are as follows: State of North Dakota - $441,756 - The funds will be used for a project to update North Dakota's aviation system pave… Continue Reading


06.19.15

Hoeven Announces More than $300K Grant for UND Center on Native Aging

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $314,455 to the University of North Dakota (UND) to support the university's National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA). Housed within UND's Center for Rural Health, the NRCNAA works to improve the quality of life and delivery of support services for American Indian elders through education, training, technical … Continue Reading


06.19.15

Hoeven Makes Case for Grand Forks Global Hawk Role in Military's Arctic Operations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week spoke with Admiral Bill Gortney, commander of the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), to make the case for using Grand Forks Air Force Base to support his command's Arctic operations. The senator also offered to host Admiral Gortney on a site visit to the base to see what it has to offer NORTHCOM. NORTHCOM is the joint command responsible for all U.S. military missions in and around North America, including the Arctic region. "The Department of Defense … Continue Reading


06.19.15

Hoeven Honors Fallen Soldiers at Memorial Dedication in Jamestown

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today spoke at the dedication of the Fallen Soldier Memorial in Jamestown. The event was hosted by the North Dakota Heroes Foundation, whose mission is to erect a memorial in the hometown of each fallen North Dakota Hero so local communities have something to see, touch and reflect upon. In attendance were the families of the three fallen soldiers from Jamestown, as well as the executive officers of American Bikers Aiming Toward Education (ABATE). Hundreds of me… Continue Reading


06.19.15

Updated: Hoeven Announces More than $12.5 Million in Grants for Fargo, Devils Lake and Dickinson Airports

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 five grants totaling $12,542,907 to the airport authorities of the City of Fargo, Devils Lake and Dickinson. In addition to the funding the City of Fargo Municipal Airport Authority, the Devils Lake Airport Authority and the Dickinson Municipal Airport Authority were awarded earlier this week, they have received additional formula … Continue Reading


06.19.15

Hoeven: Interior Appropriations Bill Blocks Funding for EPA Implementation of Waters of the U.S. Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced that the full Appropriations Committee has approved the Fiscal Year 2016 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill that includes a provision to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The funding legislation now moves to the full Senate for consideration. The EPA released the proposed Waters of the U.S. regulation on … Continue Reading


06.18.15

Hoeven: Committee Approves FY16 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. Hoeven, who chairs the DHS Appropriations Subcommittee that crafted the bill, said the $47 billion measure addresses critical DHS missions and key security areas, including concerns about the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Secret Service. "Supporting the critical missions of DHS - whether i… Continue Reading


06.18.15

Hoeven Announces $2 Million FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant for Fargo Wastewater Treatment Plant

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $2 million grant from its Hazard Mitigation program to protect Fargo's wastewater treatment plant from flooding. The improvements to the city's wastewater system will minimize the risk of sewer backup into public and private property during a flooding incident. "Keeping our communities safe from the impacts of natural disasters is a key … Continue Reading


06.16.15

Hoeven Announces More than $8.5 Million in Grants for Fargo, Devils Lake and Dickinson Airports

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 five grants totaling $8,570,000 to the airport authorities of the City of Fargo, Devils Lake and Dickinson. The awards are as follows: City of Fargo Municipal Airport Authority - $6,000,000 - The funds will be used to rehabilitate the airport's taxiway Devils Lake Airport Authority - $400,000 - The funds will be used to constru… Continue Reading


06.16.15

Hoeven Seeks Angels in Adoption Nominees

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he is accepting nominations of North Dakota residents and organizations who have distinguished themselves through their work on behalf of adopted children, foster children and their families. As in past years, Hoeven 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 Monty in Hoeven's Bism… Continue Reading


06.16.15

Hoeven Announces More than $1.6 Million for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the North Dakota State Department of Human Services a $1,648,188 grant. The grant will fund mental health and substance abuse services cooperative agreements. "We are committed to the health of North Dakotans," Hoeven said. "Individuals battling substance abuse need support, and this grant will help the North Dakota Department… Continue Reading


06.16.15

Hoeven Announces $100,000 Award for UND to Support R&D, Small Business Innovation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded the University of North Dakota (UND) a $100,000 grant to help UND assist North Dakota small businesses and technology firms with innovation, research and development, as well as be more competitive for other SBA grants. Today's award is made available through the SBA's Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. "Strong small businesses and advancements in technology will … Continue Reading


06.15.15

Hoeven Working to Promote Private-Sector UAS Flight Training for Air Force

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said he is working to enable the Air Force to use private contractors to train pilots to fly remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). RPAs are the vehicles used in unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The senator is working on two tracks. He has introduced language in the Defense Appropriations bill and an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would promote a role for the private sector in UAS pilot training. The effort could result in new businesse… Continue Reading


06.12.15

Hoeven: Appropriations Committee Approves Defense Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has passed the National Defense Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2016, which includes important provisions to benefit North Dakota and bolster the nation's defense. "North Dakota plays a remarkably important role in the nation's defenses, so we worked to ensure that the new legislation supports the nuclear missions at Minot Air Force Base, the Global Hawk missions at Grand Forks and other North Dakota p… Continue Reading


06.11.15

Hoeven Presses Bureau of Indian Affairs Official to Ensure Protections are in Place for Children in Tribal Foster Care

WASHINGTON - At a U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing yesterday, Senator John Hoeven pressed Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Justice Services Director Darren Cruzan to put protections in place to ensure the safety of children in the tribal foster care system. Hoeven specifically urged Director Cruzan to outline steps the BIA would take to implement and enforce Hoeven's legislation, the Native American Children's Safety Act. The measure passed both the Senate and the House ear… Continue Reading


06.09.15

Hoeven: Fish & Wildlife Service Proposes Opening Four Wildlife Refuges in North Dakota for Sport Fishing

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to expand fishing opportunities at four wildlife refuges in the Devils Lake Wetland Management District in North Dakota. The rule would allow sport fishing for the first time at the Ardoch National Wildlife Refuge, the Lake Alice National Wildlife Refuge, the Rose Lake National Wildlife Refuge and the Silver Lake National Wildlife Refuge. "Today's proposed rule is welcome news for sportsmen and… Continue Reading


06.08.15

Hoeven Amendment Seeks Larger Role for Air National Guard Units in Global Hawk UAS Mission

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven has introduced an amendment that seeks to give Air National Guard units a larger role in the Global Hawk unmanned aerial systems mission. The measure has been included in the National Defense Authorization Act. The RQ-4 Global Hawk, including its Block 20, 30 and 40 variants, is the Air Force's high altitude, long endurance aircraft for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. It is currently operated and maintained only by active duty forces, but the Air … Continue Reading


06.05.15

Hoeven: NASA Awards Up to $750,000 to North Dakota to Promote Aerospace Technology Research and Development

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that NASA has awarded up to $750,000 to the University of North Dakota (UND) to support a new multi-purposes research station that will conduct research and development in areas that are applicable to NASA's work in Earth science, aeronautics and human and robot deep space exploration. "North Dakota has many qualities that make our state an ideal location for this new research station," Hoe… Continue Reading

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