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Hoeven: Grand Forks Community is Strong Supporter of Air Force Base & Growing Hub of UAS Development

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - At the Association of Defense Communities' (ADC) North Dakota Regional Defense Forum today, Senator John Hoeven touted the work of Grand Forks to support the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research and development. The forum, a gathering of defense communities from North Dakota, Montana and South Dakota, is focused on how communities can better support defense installations and partner with them to help create economic diversification. … Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Bring Allam Cycle to North Dakota, Secure the Future of Energy Development

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the EmPower ND Energy Conference today, Senator John Hoeven today outlined his efforts to ensure the robust development of all of America's energy resources. The senator stressed the importance of innovation and new technologies to produce more energy with better environmental stewardship, which lowers costs for consumers and businesses while also providing good jobs and energy security for the nation. Hoeven hosts the annual energy conference, now in its 10th year, with Nort… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Heitkamp, Cramer Honor WWII Veteran Lynn Aas during French Legion of Honor Medal Ceremony

MINOT, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer today honored Lynn W. Aas, a World War II veteran from Minot, as he was presented with France's highest decoration, the Legion of Honor medal. The medal is awarded in recognition of Aas' extraordinary bravery in helping to liberate France, and its recipients are named by decree signed by the President of the Republic. Aas, who fought as a rifleman in the historic Battle of the Bulge, served with the 17th Airborne… Continue Reading


Hoeven Holds Flood Protection Meeting with Minot Leaders

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today convened a meeting with Minot city officials to outline his priorities for flood protection in advance of Maj. Gen. Richard Kaiser's, Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visit to the city later this week. The upcoming meeting with Kaiser dovetails with Hoeven's ongoing work with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long, who the senator hosted in Minot earlier this year. Since then, Ho… Continue Reading


Hoeven: EPA Proposes to Rescind Obama-Era Power Plan

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposal to repeal the Obama-era rules for new and existing coal-generating power plants. The proposal stresses that the rules exceeded the agency's authority as established by Congress and states that the EPA will hold a public comment period where it will determine what policies are needed in the rules' place. Hoeven joined the President earlier this year in impleme… Continue Reading


Hoeven Marks Completion of Downtown Minot Infrastructure Revitalization Project

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the completion of the three-year, nearly $35 million infrastructure revitalization project for downtown Minot. The effort, which received nearly $23 million in federal funding, overhauled miles of water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer pipes, concrete paved streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and street lighting within roughly 26 city blocks of Downtown Minot. Hoeven has worked since the 2011 flood to bring more than $730 million in grants, loans and… Continue Reading


Hoeven Hosts Tax Relief Roundtable with Local Small Businesses

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted a roundtable with local small businesses to discuss tax reform and outline his priorities for providing relief for North Dakota individuals, families, farmers, ranchers and small businesses. The senator outlined tax reform principles and gathered input from business leaders, including representatives from the local agriculture, retail, insurance, real estate and manufacturing sectors. "Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and by reduci… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Agenda for 2017 Great Plains & EmPower ND Energy Conference

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced the agenda for this year's Great Plains and EmPower ND Energy Conference, which is taking place Tuesday, October 10, at the National Energy Center of Excellence at Bismarck State College. The conference is hosted by North Dakota's congressional delegation and governor, Bismarck State College, Great Plains Energy Corridor, KLJ and the North Dakota Department of Commerce. "Due to our focus on promoting growth and innovation, North Dakota is a key … Continue Reading


Senate Passes Hoeven-Cosponsored Bill Imposing New Sanctions on Iran-Backed Hezbollah Terrorists

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation he cosponsored to impose new sanctions and toughen existing sanctions on Hezbollah. The bill was sponsored by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and will strengthen and expand the scope of economic and financial sanctions originally imposed by a previous sanctions bill. "We will not tolerate terrorism by Hezbollah and Iran, and these strengthen… Continue Reading


Hoeven Marks the Completion of Nearly $25 Million in Expansions at Fargo VA

FARGO, N.D. - At a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour today, Senator John Hoeven marked the completion of nearly $25 million in expansions to the Fargo Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, Hoeven works to secure robust funding to improve health care services available to veterans. Last year, Hoeven helped pass a VA appropriations bill with increased funding, and the Senate's Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 fun… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More Than $500,000 in Funding for North Dakota Hazmat Emergency Preparedness

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) has awarded a $516,715 grant to the State of North Dakota. The funding, part of PHMSA's 2017 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant program, will be used to mitigate the risk of hazmat emergencies. "It's important that we have planning and preparation in place so that we can qu… Continue Reading


Hoeven Highlights North Dakota Priorities with USDA Nominees

WASHINGTON - At a recent hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, discussed key priorities for North Dakota with nominees to serve at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Hoeven stressed the importance of trade, crop insurance, agriculture research and other programs, while also urging them to secure additional support for producers facing natural disasters, like the drought in North Dakota this year. The… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Importance of Tax Relief for North Dakota Small Businesses, Farmers and Ranchers on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate to outline the importance of reforming the tax code to grow the nation's economy while providing relief for the North Dakota families, farmers and small businesses. "This country was built on hard work, by individuals and families who strive each and every day to make ends meet, provide for their loved-ones and plan for retirement," said Hoeven. "Our tax framework will help individuals and families in North Dakota and… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More Than $1.4 Million in Funding to Improve Water System for City of New England

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) has awarded a grant of $1,436,900 to the City of New England. The funds are in addition to other RD loan and grant funds totaling $1.8 million, and will be used to finish a $5 million rehabilitation project for New England's water and waste system. "The city of New England is… Continue Reading


Hoeven: BLM Proposes Delaying Methane Rule Until 2019

WASHINGTON - 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) announced it is proposing to delay its methane regulation until January 2019. The previous administration finalized the methane rule last November, which imposes duplicative requirements on energy development on federal and Indian lands on top of the air quality standards of the states and the Environmental Protection Agen… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Move America Act Introduced in House of Representatives

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today issued the following statement after his bipartisan legislation, the Move America Act, was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representatives Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.). The senator's bill, which he introduced with Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) earlier this year, would bring billions of dollars of investment to state and local governments to help grow and r… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Shooting in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night: "Mikey and I are praying for the victims of this senseless act of violence, especially for North Dakotan Andrew Gudmunson who was injured in the shooting. We are grateful for the law enforcement and first responders who bravely ran to assist those in need. Also we must keep all of the families of the victims in our hearts and prayers." -###-… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Standing Rock, Devils Lake Receive Nearly $540,000 to Support Education for Indian Children

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded two grants totaling nearly $540,000 to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Devils Lake Public School District. The funds are made available through the Demonstration Grants for Indian Children Program. The details of the awards include: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe - $304,406, the first award… Continue Reading


Hoeven Gathers Input from Rural Development Professionals for 2018 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Hearing this week, Senator John Hoeven sought input on the upcoming farm bill from rural development professionals from across the country. Hoeven stressed the importance of programs through U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development for ensuring a high quality of life, such as access to water, electric and broadband infrastructure, and in helping rural communities compete in the modern global economy. "The needs of small business… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Nearly $6.4 Million In DOJ Grants to Support Victim Services

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs has awarded five grants totaling nearly $6.4 million to agencies and tribes in North Dakota. The details of the awards are as follows: North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation $4.7 million in formula funding from the Crime Victims Fund to support local, community-based services for victims of crime. $… Continue Reading

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