News Releases

09.18.15

Hoeven Presses EPA Administrator on Transparency and Accountability in Regulatory Process

WASHINGTON - At a Senate committee hearing this week, Senator John Hoeven pressed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to provide greater transparency and accountability in the EPA's regulatory process. Hoeven called for the EPA to meet with North Dakota industry to explain the EPA's carbon dioxide regulations and account for the agency's greatly increased requirements for North Dakota. Under the agency's proposed rule, North Dakota was set to reduce carbon dioxide … Continue Reading


09.17.15

Hoeven: USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture Awards $65,000 to United Tribes Technical College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Agriculture Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $65,000 to United Tribes Technical College (UTTC). The funds will be used to support UTTC's Generating Research in Agriculture for Students in STEM program. "Science, technology, engineering and math have a variety of applications and are critical to preparing our students for the jobs of tomorrow," Hoeven said. "Today's g… Continue Reading


09.16.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards More than $600,000 to Support Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a total of $612,608 to the First Nations Women's Alliance in Devils Lake and the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold. The First Nations Women's Alliance received $312,608 through the DOJ's Grants to Support Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Grant Program, which supports the development and operation of nonprofit… Continue Reading


09.16.15

Hoeven Announces More than $500K Grant to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to Support Employment Training for Persons with Disabilities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a five-year grant of $521,823 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for vocational rehabilitation services. The services will help Native Americans with disabilities on or near the reservation prepare for and engage in gainful employment or self-employment. "Services like vocational rehabilitation are an important part in empo… Continue Reading


09.16.15

Hoeven: UND Selected to Participate in DOE Feasibility Study

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Appropriations Committees, today announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the University of North Dakota (UND) to participate in a project that will study the feasibility of using salty water, or brine, from carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites to produce fresh water. UND will also receive funding from the DOE to develop and validate methods to manage the pressure and flow of CO2 in saline formations through… Continue Reading


09.16.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards Nearly $1 Million to Enhance Public Safety for Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a total of $982,401 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. The funds are awarded as follows: Public Safety and Community Policing - $665,156 - To advance public safety by providing support to local law enforcement so they can hire new officers, implement technological improvements and build community-based… Continue Reading


09.16.15

Hoeven: Letter Signing Ceremony Seals Major Wheat Sale Agreement with Taiwan

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that Taiwan's miller industry has committed $544 million to purchase U.S. wheat exports over the next two years. The Taiwan Flour Millers Association (TFMA) will import 70,000 tons, or 2.5 million bushels, of U.S. wheat every month to be distributed among all the millers. Representatives of the TFMA and U.S. Wheat Associates signed a letter of intent at the U.S. Capitol today. As in years past, … Continue Reading


09.16.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards $400,000 to Support Community Violence Intervention Center in Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $400,000 to the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks. The funds will be used to provide victims of crime with assistance in obtaining emergency protection orders, direct legal representation and consultation in family and other related civil cases. The Center will also continue to provide legal representation and a… Continue Reading


09.14.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards More Than $650,000 to Assist Victims of Crime in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a total of $650,366 to assist victims of crime in North Dakota. The funds are awarded as follows: University of North Dakota (UND) - $550,000 - The funds, awarded by the DOJ's Office on Violence Against Women, will allow UND and its project partners, the Spirit Lake Victim Assistance Program and the Lake Crisis Resource Center, to incr… Continue Reading


09.14.15

Hoeven, Heinrich Introduce National Bison Legacy Act

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) today announced that they are introducing bipartisan legislation, the National Bison Legacy Act, to make the American bison the national mammal of the United States. The bill also recognizes the historical, cultural and economic significance of the bison, the largest land mammal in America. "The bison is one of the most powerful and inspiring symbols of America and it is only fitting that it serve as our national mammal," s… Continue Reading


09.14.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards $150,000 to Burleigh County Sheriff's Office to Reduce the Prevalence of Individuals with Mental Disorders in Jail

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded $150,000 to the Burleigh County Sheriff's office to help improve public safety. The funds are made available through the DOJ's Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, which facilitates collaboration between the criminal justice, mental health, substance abuse and juvenile justice systems to increase… Continue Reading


09.14.15

Hoeven: VA Awards More than $900,000 to NDCHP to Help Veterans, Families Secure Permanent Housing

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 Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a $902,472 grant to the North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People (NDCHP) to help veterans and their families secure permanent housing. The funds are made available through the VA's Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program. This is NDCHP's fifth year receiving funds through th… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Hoeven Statement on the Anniversary of September 11th

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States: "Fourteen years ago, our country withstood the most horrific attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor. Nearly 3,000 lives were lost that day, and the terrorists who committed these acts hoped to weaken our great nation. But on that day, and on the days, weeks, months and years that followed, Americans have come together, strengthened in our resolve… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Hoeven Announces More Than $3.26 Million in Federal Funding for North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced federal grants totaling more than $3.26 million for ten North Dakota airports. "In order to support our communities' ongoing growth, we need to have quality transportation infrastructure in place," Hoeven said. "Today's awards will support continued efforts to meet the demand for transportation and other aviation services, helping ensure future prosperity and safety." The funding, awarded th… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Hoeven Announces North Dakota Selected for Grants through USDA Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and the Committee on Agriculture, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected North Dakota as one of 21 states to receive grants through the agency's Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) program. Hoeven, then-governor, first launched the state's blender pump program in 2009, resulting in 200 pumps being installed. As senator, Hoeven has continued to champion biofuels infrast… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Hoeven Joins Appareo Systems to Dedicate New Manufacturing Facility

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Appareo Systems to dedicate the company's new manufacturing facility. Appareo, a Fargo-based electronics and software design and manufacturing company, purchased the building in December, 2014. The expansion is located in the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Research and Technology Park and more than doubles the company's headquarters and manufacturing space. "Our state is home to many hard-working innovators, whose efforts diversify our econom… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Hoeven: DOJ Awards More than $1 Million to Enhance Public Safety in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a total of $1,242,785 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold, the North Dakota Attorney General's Office and the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe to boost public safety. The funds are awarded as follows: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe - $399,300 - The funds, made available through the Support for Adam Walsh Act Imp… Continue Reading


09.10.15

Hoeven and a Bipartisan Majority of Senators Oppose President's Deal With Iran

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven and a bipartisan majority of the Senate today voted to oppose the president's deal with Iran. However, more than 40 Democrats voted on a partisan basis to support President Obama's agreement and filibuster the resolution of disapproval. "Today a bipartisan majority of the Senate voted to oppose the president's agreement with Iran," said Hoeven. "The resolution of disapproval was filibustered on a partisan basis, preventing the voice of the American people from b… Continue Reading


09.10.15

Hoeven: HHS Awards More than $100,000 to Youthworks for Runaway and Homeless Youth Services

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that the Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration for Children and Families / ACYF - Family and Youth Services Bureau has awarded $100,412 to Youthworks, a private agency providing a variety of services to youth and families in North Dakota. The funds will be used to support a Basic Center in Fargo, which will work to address the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth, includin… Continue Reading


09.09.15

Working to Improve Health Care for Our Veterans

Senator John Hoeven has worked extensively to improve veterans' access to health care and extended care in their local communities. Hoeven and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act (S.2000), legislation that allows the VA to enter into provider agreements with qualified health care and extended care facilities. The bill enables more local providers to accept veteran patients without having to comply with burdensome and often times exp… Continue Reading

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