News Releases

01.30.14

Hoeven Welcomes HHS Decision to Provide $3.4 Million in Energy Assistance to North Dakotans Facing Cold Weather, Propane Shortages

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today commended the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on its decision to distribute $3.4 million in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding to North Dakota to provide heating assistance to the many North Dakotans facing financial hardship due to this winter's record-setting cold temperatures and tight propane supplies. "The decision to release more LIHEAP funding to North Dakota is a significant and positive development for ma… Continue Reading


01.30.14

Hoeven Calls on HUD Secretary to Extend CDBG Eligibility for Homeowner Repairs Following Minot Flood

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven has called on Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan to extend to 36 months the period of eligibility for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for homeowners to repair their homes following the 2011 flood in Minot. In 2011, Hoeven worked to secure CDBG funding to help reimburse Minot homeowners for home repairs. Under the federal register, however, eligibility extended only 12 months from the city's disaster declaration, which oc… Continue Reading


01.30.14

Hoeven: Senate Passes Legislation Preventing Flood Insurance Rate Increases

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate has passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, legislation he has been pressing to approve in order to prevent the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from unfairly raising flood insurance rates. The measure will help ensure affordable premiums for millions of Americans and includes the Hoeven-Heitkamp Flood Safe Basements provision, which enables homeowners to receive credit for flood proofed basements whe… Continue Reading


01.29.14

Hoeven Statement on House Passage of the Five-Year Farm Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a five-year farm bill. "House passage of the federal five-year compromise farm bill today is good for our farmers and ranchers and good for American consumers. As a member of the farm bill conference committee, I worked with the conferees to come up with a compromise bill that could gain support in both the House and the Senate, as well as with Republicans and Democrats. The meas… Continue Reading


01.29.14

Hoeven Statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress and the American people this evening: "The president needs to work with Congress to meet the key challenges facing our nation. The right approach is to build a legal, regulatory and tax environment that attracts private investment and gets our economy going again. We need to find sensible savings to address our debt and deficit a… Continue Reading


01.28.14

Hoeven: FMCSA Grants Waiver from Hours of Service Regulations for ND to Help Address Propane Shortage

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced the head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has answered his request that she declare an emergency in the Western Service Center, which includes North Dakota. The agency has agreed to provide drivers transporting propane with an Hours of Service waiver to help alleviate propane shortages in the region, while maintaining requirements that drivers operate safely. The senator urged action last week in a letter to Anne S. Fe… Continue Reading


01.27.14

Hoeven: Postal Service Postpones Consolidation of Minot Area Mail Processing Center

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Postal Service has postponed its scheduled second round of mail processing center closures and consolidations, meaning it has postponed consolidation of the Minot Area Mail Processing Center. Hoeven has been working with the U.S. Postal Service to improve service in western North Dakota and to retain the Minot facility. Today, they informed him they will postpone the revised mail service standards. These changes, which were schedule… Continue Reading


01.27.14

Hoeven: Senate-House Conference Committee Agree on Long-Term Farm Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he and his colleagues on the House-Senate farm bill conference committee approved the farm bill conference report after arriving at a bipartisan agreement on a new five-year farm bill. The senator says that the measure will now go to each chamber for a final vote. The reconciled Senate-House version of the legislation retains a strong focus on enhanced crop insurance, a priority for North Dakota farmers and ranchers. The measure includes a … Continue Reading


01.27.14

Hoeven: Xcel Energy to Resume Normal Operations in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said his office has contacted Xcel Energy to offer assistance and ensure people have heat following a recent natural gas outage. Senior company officials said its operations in North Dakota will return to normal today. The company is bringing the pipeline system back online and announced that customers can raise their thermostats to normal levels, starting in Grand Forks and Fargo. During repairs, Xcel had asked customers to lower their thermostats to 60 d… Continue Reading


01.27.14

Hoeven: Bill Preventing Flood Insurance Rate Hikes Moves to Senate Floor, Hoeven Continues Push for Passage

WASHINGTON- Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate voted this afternoon to bring the bipartisan Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act to the floor for debate, moving it one step closer to becoming law. Hoeven has pushed for passage of the legislation, which will prevent the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from unfairly raising flood insurance rates and help ensure affordable premiums for millions of Americans. The legislation includes the Hoeven-Heitkamp Flood … Continue Reading


01.24.14

Hoeven Presses for Action To Alleviate Propane Shortage

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today wrote to the head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to urge action to help alleviate propane shortages in the region. Hoeven requested an Emergency Declaration for the Western Service Center, which includes North Dakota, to provide drivers transporting propane with relief from existing Hours of Service limitations, while maintaining requirements that drivers operate safely. "We need to do all we can to ensure that our communities h… Continue Reading


01.24.14

Hoeven, Barrasso Lead GOP Letter Before State of the Union Pressing President Obama to Deliver Answer on Keystone

WASHINGTON - In advance of President Obama's State of the Union Address, Senators John Hoeven of North Dakota and John Barrasso of Wyoming led a letter signed by all Republican Senators pressing President Obama to deliver an answer on the Keystone XL pipeline. Hoeven has been at the forefront of the Senate effort to secure approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, with two majority votes in the Senate and several bipartisan letters to the president. In 2011, Congress passed legislation requiring th… Continue Reading


01.24.14

Hoeven: Federal Railway Administration Strengthens Inspection Standards, Procedures

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued new rules to improve track inspections and enhance railway safety. The FRA has amended the Federal Track Safety Standards to enhance the process by which it detects flaws in the rails by establishing minimum qualification requirements for rail flaw detection equipment operators, as well as enhancing requirements for more frequent rail inspections, remedial actions when flaws are detecte… Continue Reading


01.23.14

Hoeven: NTSB, Canadian TSB Issue Recommendations to Improve Rail Tank Car Safety

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today spoke with National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Administrator Deborah Hersman and was notified of new recommendations the agency is making to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Railway Administration (FRA) to improve rail tanker car safety. The NTSB recommendations were issued jointly with the Canadian Transportation Safety Board, (CNTSB) and include the following: Shippers and railways must have th… Continue Reading


01.23.14

Hoeven Hosts Roundtable with North Dakota UAS Leaders to Continue Advancing State's Growing UAS Industry

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today convened a roundtable with North Dakota's unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry leaders to continue work to advance the UAS industry in North Dakota. The leaders are working to build Grand Forks into a premier hub for UAS development in the nation. In late December, Grand Forks was designated one of six pilot test sites for integrating UAS into the nation's airspace. The senator introduced language in the 2012 Federal Aviation Administration's reaut… Continue Reading


01.23.14

Hoeven: Bill to Avert Flood Insurance Rate Increases, Retain Basement Exception Provision Pending in Senate

GRAFTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today told a gathering of community and business leaders in Grafton that the first piece of legislation the Senate plans to take up when it returns on January 27 is a bill he is cosponsoring that would delay scheduled increases in flood insurance premiums. Also included in the legislation is the Hoeven-Heitkamp Flood Safe Basements Act, a measure Hoeven authored to make sure homeowners receive credit for floodproofed basements when flood insurance rates are de… Continue Reading


01.23.14

Hoeven Touts Permanent Flexibility in School Lunch Program at Century Elementary

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined students, school officials and school nutritionists for lunch at Century Elementary to discuss new permanent changes to the school lunch program that provide schools with greater flexibility to meet students' individual needs. In response to legislation authored by Senator Hoeven, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently agreed to make permanent modifications to strict rules for serving grains, starches and proteins in school meals. … Continue Reading


01.22.14

Hoeven Highlights Minot Air Base's Critical Defense Role in Minot Meeting with New Air Force Secretary James

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today welcomed the newly confirmed Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, to help highlight the importance of Minot Air Force Base and its strong role in the nation's nuclear triad of missiles, bombers and nuclear-armed submarines. "We wanted Secretary James to see the critical role that Minot Air Force base plays in our nation's defense and how important it is that they have the infrastructure and resources they need to fulfill their missions for our c… Continue Reading


01.22.14

Hoeven Presents NDSU Football Team with Senate Resolution to Honor Championship Season

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today presented the NCAA Division I National Championship North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison football team with a Senate resolution honoring their championship season. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the resolution, introduced by Senators Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, which recognizes the hard work and accomplishments of the NDSU coaches and players and the support of the NDSU alumni and fans. "It is a pleasure to present the NDSU Bison with a copy of a… Continue Reading


01.22.14

Hoeven Tours New Research and Development Facility at NDSU

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today toured the new addition to the Research 1 building at the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Research and Technology Park. The $9 million, 35,000 square foot addition supports the park's efforts to partner NDSU, private industry and state and federal government to develop and commercialize new technology. The new space will provide flexible laboratory space for companies conducting advanced coatings and manufacturing research, such as Caterpillar Reman D… Continue Reading

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