News Releases

09.24.14

Hoeven Announces $6.4 Million in USDA Loans and Grants to Support Rural Business in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded nearly $6.4 million in loans and grants to support rural business activities in North Dakota. The funds are made available through two USDA programs, the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) Program and the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP), which were continued by the 2014 farm bill. The REDLG Program provides zero-interest loans to local utilities, which the… Continue Reading


09.23.14

Hoeven Announces More Than $650,000 in DOJ Funds to Fight Violence Against Women in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women has awarded a total of $657,320 to the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (MHA) and the North Dakota Council on Abused Women's Services (NDCAWS). Grant details are as follows: • Three Affiliated Tribes, MHA - $449,480 - The funds will be used to develop and strengthen tribal justice systems and improve the tribal government's ability… Continue Reading


09.22.14

Hoeven: CP Railway Implementing New Reporting, Making Capital Investments to Improve Capacity

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven has been pressing Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) to come up with a plan to reduce agriculture shipment delay. Friday, CP's Vice President of Marketing reported that the company is investing additional resources to its North Dakota customers and has implemented a new, more transparent service offering and report to the Surface Transportation Board. "We will continue to press Canadian Pacific to devote the resources necessary to catch up on agriculture sh… Continue Reading


09.22.14

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.3 Million in DOJ Funds to Address Alcohol, Substance Abuse at ND Tribes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has made two awards totaling more than $1.3 million to Native American tribes in North Dakota to address crimes related to alcohol and substance abuse. The awards are granted to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe for $749,462 and $588,810, respectively. The funds are made available through the DOJ's Justice Systems and Alcohol a… Continue Reading


09.22.14

Hoeven Announces $1.4 Million in DOJ Funds to Combat Domestic Violence in the Bakken

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has made three awards totaling $1.4 million to combat domestic violence in the Bakken region. These funds are made available through the Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Assistance Program and are part of two DOJ initiatives targeting the Bakken region. The details of the awards are as follows. • Bakken Region Initiative:… Continue Reading


09.22.14

Hoeven Announces $945,000 DOT Grant to NDDOT

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $945,000 to the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). The funds will be used to purchase a handicap accessible bus for the City of Minot and to implement a Transit Asset Management (TAM) System statewide. "Access to transportation is vital to North Dakotans especially as more people come to our state to work and live," Hoeven said. "These funds will help us better maintai… Continue Reading


09.19.14

Hoeven Meets with Top Corps Officials on Souris River Basin Flood Management Priorities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week met with Col. Daniel Koprowski, Commander of the St. Paul District from the Army Corps of Engineers to press the Corps to move forward flood protection plans for the Minot region. "We met with Col. Koprowski to ensure the Corps is moving forward with flood protection projects for the Souris River Basin," said Hoeven. "The Minot area is coming back better than ever following historic flood in 2011. We need to ensure that we put in place a comprehensiv… Continue Reading


09.19.14

Hoeven Announces More than $200K PHMSA Grant for North Dakota Pipeline Safety

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) has awarded a grant totaling $209,988 to the State of North Dakota to support the state's pipeline safety programs. "North Dakota's pipelines play a vital role transporting the record-setting amounts of gas and oil we're producing in the Bakken Region, and our state's pipeline safety programs help ensure the efficient and safe transport of this p… Continue Reading


09.19.14

Hoeven Announces Nearly $300K in DOJ Funds to UTTC for Victim Services, Law Enforcement on Campus

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has awarded nearly $300,000 to United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) to support a coordinated response combatting violent crimes against women on campus through enhanced victim services, prevention and education programs as well as security and investigation strategies. Using these funds, UTTC will work in partnership with the Abused Adult Resource Center, the Burl… Continue Reading


09.19.14

Hoeven Statement on the Sixth Anniversary of TransCanada's Permit Application for the Keystone XL

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement to mark the sixth anniversary of TransCanada's initial permit application for the Keystone XL pipeline, which was submitted on September 19, 2008: "After six years of inaction, the reasons to approve the Keystone XL pipeline continue to mount. In addition to the jobs, economic activity, enhanced energy security and strengthened national security the Keystone XL pipeline project will create for our country, we can now add co… Continue Reading


09.19.14

Hoeven Statement on Today's Passage of a Continuing Resolution to Fund the Government

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to Congress passing a continuing resolution to fund the U.S. government beyond the end of the federal fiscal year on September 30: "Today, I voted for a measure that will fund the government, and that adheres to the budget cap in the Budget Control Act. It holds spending to 2014 levels and is consistent with our ongoing efforts to control the deficit and debt. "This bill also includes authorization requested … Continue Reading


09.19.14

Hoeven Announces $450K in DOJ Funds to Grand Forks CVIC to Enhance Safety for Victims of Domestic Violence

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has awarded $450,000 to the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks to provide supervised visitation, safe exchange services, safety planning and referrals for victims of domestic violence while also enhancing court and law enforcement response to domestic violence through training and protocol development. The funds are made available through t… Continue Reading


09.18.14

Hoeven's National Day of the Deployed Resolution Passes in Senate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate has passed a resolution to honor the nation's deployed servicemembers and their families by designating October 26, 2014 as Day of the Deployed. "The Senate has once again passed a resolution designating October 26 as a day for our country to join together to honor and thank our servicemembers and their families," said Hoeven. "Our nation has long understood the intrinsic importance of setting aside special days of remembranc… Continue Reading


09.18.14

Congress Passes New Bill that Builds on Hoeven's BLM Streamlining Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Energy Committee, today announced that the Senate has passed a bill he cosponsored to make the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) pilot permitting office in Sydney, Montana permanent. Hoeven backed the BLM Management Permit Processing Improvement Act, introduced by Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), to ensure the ongoing operation of the Montana-Dakota office and to better manage oil and gas permitting in North D… Continue Reading


09.18.14

Hoeven Announces $880,000 Grant for Dickinson Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded an additional $882,280 grant to Dickinson- Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport to expand the airport apron by 9,732 square yards to meet increasing demand. Earlier this week, Hoeven announced two additional grants for Dickinson Airport. The airport received $976,220 to help expand the apron and another $84,689 to extend the runway safety area. In total, Dickinson Airport has received mor… Continue Reading


09.18.14

Hoeven Statement on U.S. Air Force Anniversary

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in observance of the 67th anniversary of the United States Air Force: "The United States Air Force has defended and protected our nation for 67 years. We commend our airmen and women for the honor, integrity and courage they display in their duties and in the sacrifices they make for our safety. They represent the best of our country, and we honor their enduring commitment to defending our freedoms at home and abroad. "The m… Continue Reading


09.18.14

Hoeven, McConnell, GOP Leadership Mark Sixth Anniversary of Inaction on Keystone XL Permit

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Ranking Energy Committee member Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) today marked the sixth anniversary of TransCanada's original application for a presidential permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The senators also highlighted the occasion in a letter they sent to President Obama signed by all 45 Republican senators calling on him to approve the pip… Continue Reading


09.17.14

Hoeven Continues to Press FBI Director James Comey for Permanent Office in Williston

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week spoke with FBI Director James Comey to press again for more FBI agents in Williston on a permanent basis. The call was a follow-up to a letter Hoeven and North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem sent to Comey and Drug Enforcement Administration head Michelle Leonhart earlier this month pressing them for permanently staffed offices and an increased presence in western North Dakota in light of the regions rapid growth and rising crime rate. "My con… Continue Reading


09.17.14

Hoeven Announces Nearly $850K in DOJ Funds to Prevent Crimes, Violence Against Children

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded two grants totaling nearly $850,000 to the city of Grand Forks and the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General (AG) Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). The details of the awards are as follows: City of Grand Forks - $612,260 - This award supports the city's "Safer Tomorrow Project," a collaborative project designed to pr… Continue Reading


09.16.14

Hoeven: North Dakota Attorney General Receives $200K DOJ Grant to Address Forensic DNA Backlogs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded $200,000 to the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General (AG) ensure address any backlog of DNA sample analysis states may have. While the North Dakota Crime Laboratory has no backlog, the funds are made available through the DOJ's DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program to support improvements at state and local crime laboratories to addr… Continue Reading

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