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Hoeven Honors Miss America 2018 Cara Mund on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today honored Miss America 2018 Cara Mund on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Hoeven congratulated Mund, who made history last night, becoming the first Miss North Dakota to win the crown. Mund served as an intern in Senator Hoeven's office from August through December 2016. Below is an excerpt from the Senator's speech on the Senate floor: "Cara is truly impressive, and we're proud to have her representing North Dakota and now our entire nation. "Following gr… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on the Anniversary of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in commemoration of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks: "While the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11 always weighs heavily on our nation, it is also a reminder of our best qualities. Firefighters, police officers and first responders put their lives on the line to help others. Communities across the country and nations around the world expressed solidarity with the victims and their loved ones. … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement Congratulating Miss North Dakota Cara Mund on Being Crowned Miss America

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement congratulating Miss North Dakota Cara Mund on being crowned Miss America 2018. Mund interned in the Senator's Washington, DC office from August to December 2016. "Congratulations to our former intern Cara Mund on being crowned Miss America 2018. Mikey and I were watching the pageant on TV and cheering for Cara throughout the competition. She did a fabulous job and we could not have been more excited when she won. Cara is well… Continue Reading


Hoeven: VA Providing $4.9 Million Grant to Build New All Nations Cemetery Near Fort Yates

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today announced that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will receive $4.9 million in funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to build the All Nations Veterans Cemetery near Fort Yates, which will serve 2,264 tribal Veterans and their families. "This new Veterans cemetery will help ensure our tribal Veterans receive the recognition they deserve for their selfless service and are laid to rest … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Legislation to Provide Hurricane Relief, Raise Debt Ceiling and Fund Government

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Senate passed legislation to provide emergency funding for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, raise the debt ceiling to ensure the United States meets its fiscal obligations and to fund the federal government through December 8. "This legislation has strong bipartisan support in the Senate and will ensure that we quickly provide aid to those who are recovering from Hurricane Harvey and preparing for Hurricane Irma," said Hoeven.… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Air Force Secretary's Visit Gives her Firsthand Knowledge of Nuclear Mission, Need for Updated Arsenal & Security

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today spoke with U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, marking her visit to the Minot Air Force Base. Hoeven met with Wilson during her recent confirmation process, where he invited her to visit North Dakota and urged her to support modernizing the nuclear triad and updating the helicopters used to secure the missile fields at the base. "The Minot Air Force Base is critical to our nation's nuclear deterrent and serves as an important stop for Secretary Wil… Continue Reading


Hoeven: President Makes Case for Tax Reform to Strengthen North Dakota Economy, Provide Families with Tax Relief

MANDAN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined President Donald Trump, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, to make the case for tax reform. "We appreciate the president and members of his cabinet coming to North Dakota to discuss the importance of reforming the tax code for families and businesses across our state and nation," said Hoeven. "Today's speech highlighted North Dakota's role in powering our nation's economy and how tax reform w… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on President's DACA Announcement

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced that the Administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months. "Despite the fact that immigration policy should be legislated by Congress, the Obama administration unilaterally established DACA. Congress needs to work to find a legislative solution that permanently addresses this issue in a fair manner, and at the same time ensure that our bord… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $653,000 in Funding for Joint Law Enforcement Operations to Secure the Border

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $653,000 to North Dakota. The funds are made available through DHS' Operation Stonegarden, which seeks to enhance cooperation across all levels of law enforcement to secure the nation's borders. The funds will support joint operations in the counties of Bottineau, Burke, Cavalier, Divide, Pembina, Renville, Ro… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Sanford and Helms Appointment to Royalty Policy Commitee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Energy Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after North Dakota Lt. Governor Brent Sanford and Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms were appointed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to serve on the Royalty Policy Committee. Hoeven joined Zinke earlier this year to begin implementing an order to reestablish the Royalty Policy Committee to provide greater transp… Continue Reading


Hoeven: NDSU Receives Nearly $218,000 From National Institute on Aging

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded $217,500 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The funding supports research of vascular disease in older adults with diabetes. "Vascular disease is a leading cause of death and disability for older adults with diabetes," Hoeven said. "Research like this will help prevent and treat the compl… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Nearly $240,000 Grant to Support Services for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $239,136 to CAWS North Dakota. The funding supports the coordination of services for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence and promotes collaboration at the federal, state and local levels. "These funds will support partnerships, planning, assistance and training to ensure victims can safely access services and that we have a coo… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $173,350 Grant for Cancer Research at UND

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the University of North Dakota with a $173,750 grant to research cancer treatments. The grant is made available through the National Cancer Institute's exploratory and developmental grant program. "Almost all of us know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer," said Hoeven. "This funding will enable the University … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Federal Funding for Wahpeton, Hillsboro and Langdon Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the following grants: Wahpeton Airport Authority: $962,442 in federal funding for the Harry Stern Airport to reconstruct 500 feet of existing exit taxiway pavement and 1,100 feet of hangar taxiway. Hillsboro Municipal Airport Authority: $300,000 in addition to $4.2 million in funding for the airport that the senat… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $680,000 in USDA Funding For Rural Development in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves as chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and on the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded more than $680,000 to support nine rural development projects in North Dakota. "These grants will help support business development in rural areas to help make these communities and their economies stronger and more resilient," said Hoeven. The projects include: City … Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Drought Resources at Roundtable with Producers, Ag Groups in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Agriculture Appropriations Committee and member of the Agriculture Committee, today held a roundtable with producers, commodity groups and state officials in Jamestown to outline his work to provide resources and support to help the state's farmers and ranchers impacted by severe drought. "Our farmers and ranchers are facing real challenges due to the drought this year," said Hoeven. "We're working to provide them with all the tools and ass… Continue Reading


Hoeven: HHS Awards $1.5 Million to West River Head Start

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $1.5 million grant to West River Head Start, which provides early childhood education in Mandan, Carson, Hazen and New Salem. "This award will help continue important child development services for families in west-central North Dakota, providing for the health, well-being and education of children in the region," Hoeven said… Continue Reading


Hoeven Hosts USGS Acting Director, Presses for Updated Resource Estimates in the Bakken

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Energy Appropriations Committee, today hosted William Werkheiser, acting director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), for a meeting in Bismarck to outline the need for updated recoverable resource estimates for the Bakken region. Hoeven arranged the visit so Werkheiser could hear firsthand from energy leaders in the state about the latest data, geological surveys and technical achievements in th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $4.2 Million in Funding to Rehabilitate Runway at Hillsboro Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $4,200,000 to the Hillsboro Municipal Airport Authority. The funding will be used to rehabilitate the airport's runway and runway lighting. "It is important to invest in the Hillsboro airport because of its strong support to the area's economy," Hoeven said. "Specifically, today's funding will help keep pilots safe by… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Veterans Legislation Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the President has signed into law bipartisan legislation he cosponsored to update and improve the benefit claims appeals process at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, which was passed unanimously by the Senate on August 1, modernizes the VA appeals process and reduces wait times for veterans who are not satisfied with the VA's initial decision on their benefits claims. Cu… Continue Reading

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