News Releases

04.01.15

Hoeven Working to Secure $7.3 Million Modern Facility to Support Air National Guard's New Intel Mission

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today updated supporters of the North Dakota Air National Guard on his work to secure a $7.3 million modern facility to support the 119th Air Wing's new intelligence targeting mission. As a member of the Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee, Hoeven is now working to ensure that Congress appropriates the funds so that a permanent facility can be built. The senator spoke before a meeting of the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber's Military Affairs Com… Continue Reading


04.01.15

Hoeven Statement on the Passing of Wally Beyer

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the passing of Wally Beyer, prominent figure in North Dakota's rural electric cooperatives: "Wally Beyer's 25 years as general manager at Verendrye Electrical Cooperative were a testament to his commitment to the state's rural electric cooperatives and providing the people of North Dakota with affordable and reliable energy. "Wally's community involvements are too numerous to list in their entirety, but they encompassed … Continue Reading


04.01.15

Hoeven Announces More than $3.7 Million FEMA Grant for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $3,734,500 to North Dakota through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP). The SHSGP is part of the DHS Homeland Security Grant Program, which is the primary funding source for building and sustaining the state's capabilities to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from catastrophic events. Hoeven serves on the DHS Appropriat… Continue Reading


04.01.15

Hoeven: FEMA Flood Maps Must Reflect Benefits Fargo Flood Control Will Bring, Keep Rates Affordable

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted a roundtable in Fargo with Roy Wright, administrator for mitigation with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). Hoeven organized the event to ensure that the agency's programs are working for state and local governments, and above all, residents. The senator is pushing to ensure that FEMA's flood maps adequately reflect how Fargo's permanent flood control project will protect homes in the flood plain. Specifically, Hoeven reviewed … Continue Reading


03.31.15

Hoeven, Klobuchar Visit STEM Students in West Fargo, Moorhead to Highlight Innovate America Act

WEST FARGO, N.D. - U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today met with students at West Fargo's Sheyenne High School and Moorhead's Horizon Middle School to discuss their bipartisan Innovate America Act and to highlight the schools' efforts to prepare students for advanced Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum. The Innovate America Act would add 100 new STEM schools, support scientific research and help remove burdensome regulations for sma… Continue Reading


03.31.15

Hoeven Announces More than $170,000 USDA Grant for NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $172,339 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) to help fund food safety research. "NDSU is a world-class research institution making remarkable advances in agriculture," Hoeven said. "This USDA grant will help continue important food research and will enable NDSU researchers to continue helping to meet America's food needs." The award is made available through the Agriculture and Food … Continue Reading


03.30.15

Hoeven: EDA Awards UND $250,000 to Encourage Investment in Innovative Start-ups

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $250,000 grant to the University of North Dakota's (UND) Center for Innovation. The funds will support the Center's efforts to help entrepreneurs by strengthening angel fund networks in North Dakota, boosting contact between individuals who are interested in investing and creating a foundation for launching new angel and seed f… Continue Reading


03.30.15

Hoeven Hosts Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell for Grazing Associations Roundtable

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted a roundtable meeting for grazing association leaders and U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell to address their concerns and make sure the grasslands management plan now under development by the agency works for ranchers on the Little Missouri National Grasslands. Representatives from other areas in the Dakota Prairie Grasslands also participated in the roundtable. The Forest Service is currently doing an environmental… Continue Reading


03.29.15

Hoeven Statement on UND Men's Hockey Going to the Frozen Four

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement congratulating the University of North Dakota's men's hockey team going to the Frozen Four after last night's win over St. Cloud State, 4-1. It's the seventh time in 11 years that they have made the Frozen Four: "Last night's UND win over St. Cloud State was an exciting game. After an early score by St. Cloud State less than two minutes into the game, UND tied it up. They made some spectacular saves to hold the line and score… Continue Reading


03.28.15

Hoeven Receives North Dakota Parent Teacher Association's 'Friend of the Child' Award

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today received the North Dakota Parent Teacher Association's (PTA) 'Friend of the Child' award for his support of child-related legislation. The annual award was created in 1992 to honor individuals who have 'given exemplary service to children and youth.' "Our children are our future, and during my time in the senate, as well as my time as governor, I have worked hard to ensure that our next generation is equipped with the tools they need to have rewarding liv… Continue Reading


03.27.15

Hoeven: USDA to Extend Deadline for Farm Bill Programs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended its deadline for commodity programs established in the farm bill. The senator serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee and Agriculture Committee, and was a conferee on the joint Senate-House committee that crafted the final version of the 2014 farm bill. "Farmers and ranchers are dedicated men and women who take on the important responsibility of producing food for America and the w… Continue Reading


03.27.15

Hoeven: NDSU Awarded Nearly $730,000 in Federal Funding for Treatment, Care of HIV Patients

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded nearly $730,000 in federal funding to support the treatment and care of individuals with HIV-related illnesses and their families. The award is authorized annually to grant programs related to the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act. The legislation is named for Ryan White, a young man who contracted HIV through a blood transfusion in the early days of the … Continue Reading


03.27.15

Hoeven Statement on the 2016 Budget Passed by the U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the Senate's passage of the 2016 budget: "The measure we approved today is a responsible plan that balances the nation's budget in 10 years without raising taxes. By contrast, President Obama's budget increases taxes by $1.8 trillion, and never balances at any point in the future. The Obama budget increases the deficit to more than $800 billion by 2025, and adds $6 trillion to the nation's debt. We simply must balance our … Continue Reading


03.27.15

Hoeven, Klobuchar Water Heater Efficiency Legislation Passes U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today announced Senate passage of their Water Heater Efficiency legislation, which enables rural electric power cooperatives and their members to continue using large, energy-efficient water heaters in "demand response" conservation programs. The legislation addresses the Department of Energy's (DOE) plan to phase out these water heaters by April 2015. The DOE's new rules do not take into account the value of these water hea… Continue Reading


03.26.15

Hoeven Works to Advance ICBM Priorities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week worked to bolster the nuclear triad, a key piece of the nation's defense. The senator met with Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein for an update on the Air Force's Nuclear Force Improvement Program (NFIP) and to advance priorities for the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) force in Fiscal Year 2016. Hoeven also introduced two amendments to the Senate Budget in support of the NFIP and development of a nuclear-capable cruise missile. "Maintaining and updatin… Continue Reading


03.25.15

Hoeven, Klobuchar's Driver Privacy Act Passes Committee Unanimously

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today announced that the bipartisan Driver Privacy Act, their legislation to protect the privacy of a driver's personal data, has passed out of committee. The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation unanimously approved the bill today, sending it to the Senate floor for subsequent debate. The Hoeven-Klobuchar bill makes clear that the owner of a vehicle is also the owner of any information collected by … Continue Reading


03.25.15

Hoeven Cosponsors Amendment to Fix 40-Mile Eligibility in VA Choice Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has cosponsored an amendment (#356) to the Budget Resolution that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to use its current authorities to give veterans access to non-VA health care if the closest VA medical facility within a 40-mile drive time from the veteran's home does not offer the services that the veteran is seeking. The bipartisan amendment was offered by Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and cosponsored by Sens. Hoeven,… Continue Reading


03.25.15

Hoeven: FEMA to Accept Applications for Emergency Management Performance Grants

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will begin accepting applications for the FY 2015 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program. North Dakota is approved to receive $3,106,110. "You can never be too prepared for an emergency," Hoeven said. "It's important to ensure that North Dakota has the necessary infrastructure in place in ca… Continue Reading


03.24.15

Hoeven Announces More than $900,000 HHS Grant to North Dakota Department of Health

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the North Dakota State Department of Health a $913,858 grant. The grant will fund the Tobacco Control Program. "We are committed to the health of North Dakotans," Hoeven said. "This HHS grant will help the North Dakota Department of Health help individuals who want to quit smoking stop, and discourage youth from adopting the habit." The grant was made available through the H… Continue Reading


03.24.15

Hoeven Continues Work to Eliminate Proposed Waters of the U.S. Regulation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today continued working to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Waters of the U.S. regulation. At a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing, Minnkota Power Cooperative President and CEO Mac McLennan testified that the proposed regulation would cause increased regulatory uncertainty and costly delays for small businesses, including rural electric cooperatives. "The EPA's proposed Waters of the U.S. rule would have real impacts on not only f… Continue Reading

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