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08.31.20

Hoeven: USDA Extends Waivers Offering Free Meals to Children Through End of Year

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option will continue serving free meals to students through December 31, 2020. Today's announcement grants flexibility to the summer meal programs, helping to ensure children continue to have access… Continue Reading


08.31.20

Hoeven Announces DOJ Funding to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence in Grand Forks, Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Office on Violence Against Women, has awarded funding to two North Dakota groups. Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks - $500,000 through the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program to support programs offering legal assistance to survivors of domestic abuse or violence. CAWS North Dakota in Bismarck - $243,61… Continue Reading


08.28.20

Hoeven Statement After BLM Schedules Lease Sale for Tracts Adjacent to Coyote Creek Mine

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) scheduled a lease sale to award 320-acres of federal coal adjacent to the Coyote Creek Mine southwest of Beulah. The lease tracts contain an estimated 5.23 million tons of federal coal. "We appreciate BLM working to make these federal resources available, which will help support jobs and economic growth in the region," sai… Continue Reading


08.28.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Response Efforts in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has awarded more than $5.1 million to state and tribal entities in North Dakota through the State and Tribal Opioid Response Programs. This funding will support state and community-led efforts to provi… Continue Reading


08.27.20

Hoeven & Cramer to Host Energy Secretary Brouillette in Minot Next Week

MINOT, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer today announced they will host U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette in Minot on Tuesday, September 1. The senators and secretary will review ongoing efforts to modernize the nation's nuclear forces, including the dual nuclear missions at the Minot Air Force Base, and hold roundtable discussions with the state's electric utilities and coal, oil, and natural gas producers. Specific event details will be released in the coming days. "North Da… Continue Reading


08.27.20

USDA Implements Hoeven's 2018 Farm Bill Reform to Require Site Visits for Wetlands Determination Appeals

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final rule requiring a site visit for participants who appeal wetlands determinations under the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The senator secured the requirement as a member of the 2018 Farm Bill conference committee, part of his efforts to ensu… Continue Reading


08.26.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for North Dakota Department of Health

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has awarded $403,556 to the North Dakota Department of Health. Today's funding is available through the Preventative Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant Program and will be used to support local preventative health efforts across the state. "The North Dakota Dep… Continue Reading


08.26.20

Hoeven: Emerging Digital Academy Receives $100,000 in CARES Act Funds to Provide Accelerated Training in Coding

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Emerging Digital Academy, a 20-week coding program operated by Emerging Prairie in Fargo, will receive a $100,000 grant to provide scholarships and outreach for displaced workers seeking to develop the technical skills needed to make a career change in the state. Hoeven made the announcement while delivering keynote remarks at the academy's first-ever graduation. The award was made available through the ND Smart Restart Technical Skills … Continue Reading


08.25.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to Four North Dakota Community Health Centers

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has awarded funding to four North Dakota Community Health Centers. Details are as follows: Family Healthcare Center in Fargo - $225,476 Spectra Health in Grand Forks - $218,269 Northland Health Partners Community Health Center in Turtle Lake - $191,122 Coal Country… Continue Reading


08.25.20

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Support Students Safely Returning to University, Restore Education Benefits for Guard and Reserve Members

FARGO, N.D. - At a roundtable discussion on the North Dakota State University (NDSU) campus today, Senator John Hoeven outlined efforts to: Support students in safely returning to school this fall. NDSU has received nearly $28 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to address the challenges of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Restore full education benefits for members of the North Dakota National Guard (NDNG). Establish a federa… Continue Reading


08.25.20

Hoeven Reviews Red River Valley Inlet Construction, Outlines Efforts to Advance Flood Protection for the Region

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today reviewed the construction of the Red River Valley flood protection project's inlet and control structure with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials and local leaders. The senator discussed the project's progress and outlined his efforts to ensure adequate funding to keep construction moving forward, including: Funding the Army Corps' construction account above the president'… Continue Reading


08.21.20

Hoeven Announces CARES Act Funding to Three Affiliated Tribes

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $900,000 to the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold. This funding was made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through an Indian Community Development Block Grant, and will… Continue Reading


08.21.20

Hoeven Working to Ensure Ag Assistance, CCC Funding Used As Effectively As Possible

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today held a virtual roundtable with North Dakota agriculture producers, commodity groups and Farm Service Agency (FSA) officials, including Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs Bill Beam, to discuss efforts to: Ensure the $14 billion in Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) andremaining Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) funding are used a… Continue Reading


08.19.20

Hoeven Statement on District Court Ruling Allowing ND Lawsuit to Recover Costs From DAPL Protests to Move Forward

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the U.S. District Court for North Dakota denied the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) motion to dismiss North Dakota's lawsuit that seeks to recover the costs related to the illegal protests surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline. The court is allowing four of the state's five claims to move forward. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven previously secured $10 million in Fiscal Year 2017 through the… Continue Reading


08.19.20

Hoeven: Restoring Name of White Horse Hill Honors Heritage of Spirit Lake Tribe

ST. MICHAEL, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today joined the renaming ceremony of White Horse Hill National Game Preserve. Hoeven helped introduce and pass legislation, sponsored by Senator Kevin Cramer, to restore the traditional Dakota name of the area, which lies within the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. The site had previously been named for General Alfred Sully, a military officer during the American Civil War and the Indian Wars who committ… Continue Reading


08.19.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Alzheimer's Research at UND

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,420,768 to the University of North Dakota (UND). Today's funding comes from the National Institute on Aging and will be used to support research into the relationship between intestinal inflammation and Alzheimer's disease. "This new grant to UND will support efforts researching and studying the impacts and causes of Al… Continue Reading


08.19.20

Hoeven Discusses Wetlands Appeals Process With FWS Director & Local Landowners

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today joined Senator Kevin Cramer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Aurelia Skipwith and local landowners and producers to discuss FWS guidance released earlier this year, which clarified pre-1976 wetlands easement boundaries and provided a process to appeal wetlands maps. The agency finalized the guidance in March, after H… Continue Reading


08.18.20

Hoeven Statement on the Passing of Longtime ND Legislator Bill Bowman

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement on the passing of former North Dakota State Senator Bill Bowman. "Bill Bowman built a proud legacy, supporting key priorities to grow our state's economy, including our agriculture and energy sectors," said Hoeven. "As a dedicated public servant, he fulfilled multiple roles at the local and state level. I am grateful for his service to our state and nation, and the many years we were able to work together. It was an honor to se… Continue Reading


08.18.20

Hoeven: FAA Selects UND for UAS Collegiate Training Initiative

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) selected the University of North Dakota (UND) to serve in its Unmanned Aerial Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI) program. The UAS-CTI program was established by Congress under the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which used the model of the agency's existing CTI pr… Continue Reading


08.17.20

Hoeven Announces HHS Research Funding to UND

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has awarded $209,860 to the University of North Dakota (UND). This new grant will fund research regarding veterinary treatment for protection against tick-borne infections or diseases that may be transmitted to humans. "This funding will support research at UND to h… Continue Reading

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