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09.10.14

Hoeven Tells Commerce Committee Hearing: Railroads Must Invest in Infrastructure, Create More Transparency

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today gave opening remarks at a U.S. Commerce Committee hearing, telling members that both Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) need to add resources to meet the growing demand for shipping in North Dakota and the Upper Midwest. The senator was invited to address the committee owing to his extensive work to resolve long shipping delays for agriculture products in the region. "Ultimately, what will resolve t… Continue Reading


09.09.14

Hoeven: DOJ Grants $300,000 to Grand Forks for Domestic Violence Support

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women has awarded $300,000 to the City of Grand Forks for a program to encourage arrest policies and help with the enforcement of protection orders for victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse. The program will enhance the safety of victims by helping criminal justice agencies and victim services organizations collaborate. "Domestic violence and sexual assault are serious … Continue Reading


09.09.14

Hoeven Announces $1 Million in DOT Tiger Grant Funding for Three Affiliated Tribes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $1 million in grant funding to the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation for transportation infrastructure investments on the Fort Berthold Reservation. "We are working to improve and upgrade infrastructure across our state to ensure that communities have safe and efficient roads, bridges and railways," said Hoeven. "This DOT grant will help the Three Affiliated Tribes to help improve the… Continue Reading


09.09.14

Hoeven Receives Farmers Union's Golden Triangle Award

WASHINGTON - At a meeting with the National Farmers Union (NFU) today, Senator John Hoeven was awarded the organization's highest legislative honor, the Golden Triangle, in recognition of the senator's leadership on issues affecting family farmers and rural America. "Not only do our farmers, ranchers and agriculture workers provide our nation the highest quality, least expensive food supply in the world, but they are also a cornerstone of North Dakota's economy," Hoeven said. "It has been an ho… Continue Reading


09.08.14

Hoeven Announces More Than $675,000 for New Medical Research Center at Cankdeska Cikana Community College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $675,409 to establish a Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) at Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) in Fort Totten. The funds were provided by Indian Health Services (IHS) at HHS. "We can secure a healthier America through forward-thinking medical research," Hoeven said. "These funds will help provide practical and cutting-edge health services to our Nati… Continue Reading


09.08.14

Hoeven: NSF Awards More Than $1 Million to UND and Laserlith Corporation of Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the National Science Foundation has awarded a total of $1,037,082 to Laserlith Corporation of Grand Forks and the University of North Dakota (UND) to research and develop wireless devices and services. Details of the grants are as follows: • Laserlith Corporation - $745,483 - The funds will support the research and development of more efficient wireless communication devices to reduce material costs and power consumption while also im… Continue Reading


09.07.14

Hoeven Honors Guard Members, Families at Send-Off Ceremony in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined with the community to honor 15 members of the North Dakota National Guard who will soon deploy for a mission in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Hoeven thanked the soldiers and their families for their sacrifices during a send-off ceremony at the Army Aviation Support Facility. "Today we honor these brave soldiers and their loved ones who are answering our nation's call to serve - many for their second or third time," Hoeven sa… Continue Reading


09.05.14

Hoeven Congratulates CHS on Advancing Fertilizer Plant, Continues to Press for DOE Support

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today said Cenex Harvest States' (CHS) decision to move forward with construction of an innovative, $3 billion fertilizer plant in Spiritwood, N.D is good news for the company, good news for farmers and good news for North Dakota. Hoeven has been pressing the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to secure a more than $1 billion Advanced Fossil Energy loan guarantee for the project. Hoeven recently met with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz at his Washington office … Continue Reading


09.05.14

Hoeven Presses Corps to Approve Phased Approach to Move Forward Souris River Basin Flood Protections

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined state and local officials at a meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies to move forward the enhanced flood protection project for the Souris River Basin. Hoeven encouraged the federal agencies to provide permits for the project in phases to ensure that it can be completed in the most timely and efficient manner. "We need to move forward on the flood management project for the Souris River Basin as quickly and efficie… Continue Reading


09.04.14

Hoeven: Postal Service Commits to Maintain Service Hours at 30 Post Offices in the Bakken

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said he has received a confirmation from Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will adhere to its commitment in April to maintain current service hours at 30 post offices in the Bakken region that were going to have their hours reduced. While data released last week suggested that some of the largely rural post offices warranted having their hours reduced, Stroman said the USPS recognizes the growth trend in the Ba… Continue Reading


09.04.14

Hoeven Presses Railroads at STB Hearing for Investment in Rail Infrastructure, Better Service, More Transparency

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today told members of the Surface Transportation Board (STB) at a hearing in Fargo that both Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) need to add resources to meet the growing demand for shipping in North Dakota. The STB is charged with resolving railroad rate and service disputes. "The bottom line is that we need greater rail capacity to meet the growing needs of North Dakota's expanding economy and dynamic b… Continue Reading


09.04.14

Hoeven Announces More Than $63,000 DOJ Grant for North Dakota Attorney General's Office

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded $63,029 to the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General (AG). In June, Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, passed the Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations bill which directs the DOJ to create plans to support law enforcement in the Bakken. "Responding to crime and protecting our communities is vital to maintaining ou… Continue Reading


09.03.14

Hoeven Working to Place More FBI, DEA Agents in Williston on a Permanent Basis

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today brought together local law enforcement professionals from across western North Dakota for a roundtable discussion to push for stationing FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in Williston. The senator has been making the case to enhance the agencies' prevention and enforcement efforts by establishing offices and committing to a greater presence in the region. Currently, FBI agents are not permanently stationed in Williston, but rotate… Continue Reading


09.03.14

Hoeven Announces Federal Approvals for New Four-Lane Bridge on US-85

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today visited the future site of the new U.S. Highway 85 Lewis and Clark Bridge project, which is now cleared for construction following the senator's work to secure the necessary approvals from multiple agencies. The plan is to replace the existing two-lane bridge over the Missouri River southwest of Williston with a new four-lane bridge. The project also includes building a wildlife underpass. "The Lewis and Clark Bridge project is an essential and nece… Continue Reading


09.03.14

Hoeven Announces More Than $1 Million in DOJ Grants for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) awarded more than $1 million in grants for justice programs administered through the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General (AG), the Tribal Judicial Institute (TJI) at the University of North Dakota (UND) and the Bank of North Dakota (BND). Senator Hoeven is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and passed the Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations bill in June, which directs th… Continue Reading


09.02.14

Hoeven: $350,000 Grant Awarded to Abused Adult Resource Center in Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a $352,416 grant to the Abused Adult Resource Center (AARC) in Bismarck to fund their transitional housing program. The AARC is a nonprofit, nongovernmental agency serving victims of physical assault and emotional abuse in south-central North Dakota. "Law enforcement works hard to prevent abuse and assault, but when such crimes do occur, organizations like AARC provide the support and ca… Continue Reading


09.02.14

Hoeven: CP Railway Needs to Add Resources, Too

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) needs to add resources to meet the growing demand for shipping in North Dakota, and also needs to change its method of reserving cars and tracking orders in a way that is fair and transparent to shippers. "We have pushed BNSF to add resources, which they are doing, and we are pushing CP to make the same kind of commitment to meeting the needs of our agriculture shippers," Hoeven said. "Our business needs are… Continue Reading


09.02.14

Hoeven Announces $100,000 EDA Investment in University Center at NDSU's Research and Technology Park

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded a $100,000 investment to the University Center Economic Development Program at North Dakota State University's (NDSU) Research and Technology Park. The EDA investment will fund the second year of a five-year program, which provides university resources and technical assistance to support entrepreneurs from Fargo and the surrounding communities as they capitalize on economic development op… Continue Reading


08.29.14

Hoeven Announces $300K Grant to Improve Access to Health Care

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a grant totaling $306,332 to the North Dakota Department of Health to support North Dakota's oral health workforce. "We are working hard to improve health care across North Dakota, especially ensuring that the more rural and underserved areas of the state have access to quality care," said Hoeven. "This HHS grant will help ensure our residents have more access to dentists and… Continue Reading


08.29.14

Hoeven Announces $270K in Formula Funds to Support Services for Victims of Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $270,447 in funding to the North Dakota Department of Health to support core services, direct intervention and related assistance for victims of sexual assault. The funds are made available through the Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program (SASP), which assists states in supporting rape crisis centers and other nonprofit organizations. "We are working hard to provide the assistance our… Continue Reading

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