News Releases

09.01.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards $400,000 to Bismarck's Abused Adult Resource Center

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women has awarded $400,000 to the Abused Adult Resource Center (AARC) in Bismarck. The funds are made available through the DOJ's Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program, which addresses elder abuse, neglect and exploitation through training and programs. The AARC will collaborate with the Burleigh Co… Continue Reading


09.01.15

Hoeven Statement on Today's EIA Report Showing Benefits to Lifting the Ban on U.S. Oil Exports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Energy Committee, today issued the following statement in response to a report released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) regarding the implications of eliminating the U.S. ban on crude oil exports: "The Energy Information Administration has issued a new report building on its previous reports confirming the benefits to the United States, consumers and businesses that would result from lifting the decades-old crude oil… Continue Reading


09.01.15

Hoeven: UND Receives Nearly $450K from NSF to Support Chemical Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $442,821 to the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds will be used to support research that will allow UND scientists to provide estimates of particle size distribution, which will benefit fields that depend on a detailed knowledge of aquatic particles such as biogeochemistry, biology and optics. The project will also provide for the… Continue Reading


09.01.15

Hoeven Brings Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner to North Dakota to Meet With Lake Tschida Cabin Owners

ELGIN, N.D. - At a meeting with cabin owners and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan Lopez, Senator John Hoeven today urged the agency to work with Lake Tschida residents to find a solution to the bureau's concerns about flooding that also respects the investments and improvements made by residents to the lots they lease on the lake. Hoeven invited Lopez, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as commissioner in December, to the state to hear directly from the cabin owners about their conce… Continue Reading


08.31.15

Hoeven: PHMSA Awards North Dakota With Nearly $200,000 to Improve First Response to Accidents

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has awarded $191,031 to the State of North Dakota. The funds will be used to plan and improve North Dakota's response to incidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials. Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Energy Committees, has been working to improve rail safety and build out the nation's energy inf… Continue Reading


08.31.15

Hoeven: North Dakota Libraries Receive Nearly $200,000

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded $24,906 to Mayville State University through its Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries program. IMLS also awarded a total of $21,000 to the Spirit Lake Tribe, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians through its Native American Library Services Program, as well as an additional $150,000… Continue Reading


08.31.15

Hoeven Reviews Completed Upgrades, Work in Progress at Cavalier Air Station

CAVALIER, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today toured the Cavalier Air Force Station to mark completion of upgrades to the station's Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS), which detects missile threats and monitors satellites and other space objects orbiting the earth. Hoeven also reviewed progress on projects to harden the facility against attack and provide improved housing for the men and women stationed there. "All of the new upgrades, repairs and construction at th… Continue Reading


08.31.15

Hoeven Announces $5.6 Million in Federal Funding Annually to Increase High-Speed Internet Access for Rural North Dakotans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven announced today that CenturyLink, Inc., a global IT services, communications and hosting company, has notified the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it will accept $5.6 million in annual, ongoing support from the Connect America Fund to support and expand broadband for more than 8,000 rural residents living in North Dakota. "We have worked hard to promote innovation and economic growth in North Dakota, and as a result, our state has become a leader in… Continue Reading


08.31.15

Hoeven: UND Receives More Than $700,000 in Federal Funding to Help Improve Rural Healthcare

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $726,025 to the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds will be used to support UND's Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, which works to improve access and quality of rural healthcare. "It's important for us to invest in programs that help to ensure all North Dakotans … Continue Reading


08.28.15

Hoeven, Heitkamp Encourage North Dakota Students to Apply for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp announced that the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has begun its annual statewide selection process and encouraged North Dakota students to apply. The two North Dakota students will join 102 other delegates March 5 - 12, 2016 for the program's 54th annual Washington Week. "We encourage North Dakota high school students to apply for the prestigious U.S. Senate Youth Program that takes place each year in Washingto… Continue Reading


08.28.15

Hoeven Announces Nearly $7 Million in Federal Funds for Tribal Colleges in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven announced today that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $7 million in formula grants to tribal colleges across North Dakota. The funds are made available through the department's Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Program, which provides basic support for the education and training of American Indian students in career technical education programs and institutional support for tribally controlled postsecondary career and technical inst… Continue Reading


08.28.15

Hoeven Announcse Nearly $300K Grant for Biomedical Research at NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that the National Institute of General Medical Science (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded $298,875 for pharmacological research at North Dakota State University (NDSU). The grant will support research into drug delivery systems through NDSU's School of Pharmacy. "Our research institutions are drivers of innovation, leading to economic growth and a higher q… Continue Reading


08.28.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards More Than $350,000 to Support Sex Offender Registration, Boost Public Safety in ND

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $333,675 to the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General from its Support for Adam Walsh Act Implementation Grant Program. The ND Office of the Attorney General will use the funds to help ensure timely registration of sex offenders by using electronic submission systems, which will reduce local law enforcement staff time spent on registratio… Continue Reading


08.28.15

Hoeven: FAA Awards More Than $1 Million to Enhance North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a total of $1,302,762 to the City of Kindred, Golden Valley County Airport Authority, Hillsboro Municipal Airport Authority, Jamestown Regional Airport Authority and Oakes Municipal Airport Authority. "North Dakota's airports play a major role in our state's economic success," Hoeven said. "These grants will go towards funding improvements at airports across the state, which will help the… Continue Reading


08.27.15

Hoeven Statement on Today's Injunction Blocking the EPA's Waters of the United States Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Erickson's injunction blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing its new Waters of the United States rule: "Today, the U.S. District Court for North Dakota agreed with 13 states, who believe the EPA's Waters of the U.S. rule to be an unconstitutional regulatory overreach exceeding the authority Congress gave it to create rules for the Clean Water Act. If imple… Continue Reading


08.27.15

Hoeven Announces $250,000 Grant to UND for Renewable Energy Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $250,000 to the University of North Dakota (UND) to fund research to improve energy generation by batteries and solar panels through studying how algae and similar plants absorb and use energy, as well as use oils from these plants for fuel. "America needs an all-of-the-above energy plan to ensure a strong and secure future," Hoeven said.… Continue Reading


08.27.15

Hoeven Announces Final Rule Opening Four Wildlife Refuges in Northeastern North Dakota for Sport Fishing

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a final rule expanding 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. The refuges are open immediately. Ice f… Continue Reading


08.26.15

Hoeven, Chamber Kick Off 2015 State of Technology Conference

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven and the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce today kicked off the 2015 State of Technology Conference in Fargo, an annual event focused on making Fargo and the Red River Valley a hub of technology entrepreneurship for the country. Hoeven was joined at the kickoff for the event by Tony Grindberg, Aviation Business Unit Manager at Appareo Systems. Grindberg announced that the company is poised to submit its next generation air traffic control technology t… Continue Reading


08.25.15

Hoeven: DOT Awards More than $260,000 to Enhance Mohall, Hettinger Municipal Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $262,712 to the City of Mohall and to the Adams County Airport Authority to support improvement projects at Mohall Municipal Airport and Hettinger Municipal Airport, respectively. "As North Dakota's population and economy continue to grow, it's important for us to invest in infrastructure that will meet our state's needs," Hoeven said. "Today's funding reflects our ongoing efforts to improve… Continue Reading


08.25.15

Hoeven Announces $2 Million DHS Grant to Fund Flood Protection for Fargo Wastewater Treatment Plant

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $2 million grant from its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to the City of Fargo. As Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, Hoeven oversees the department's annual budget. Today's funds will go towards improving Fargo's wastewater system to reduce the risk of sewer backup during flooding. "It's important f… Continue Reading

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