News Releases

04.22.21

Hoeven Statement on President Biden's Virtual Climate Summit

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, issued the following statement on the commitments made by President Biden during a virtual summit with world leaders today. "There are real, bipartisan priorities that we are pursuing to create good-paying jobs and ensure our nation remains energy independent while improving environmental stewardship. However, we won't get there through unworkable mandates, tax increases and burdensome federal regul… Continue Reading


04.22.21

Hoeven: USDA Awards Funding to Three North Dakota Communities to Support Water Infrastructure Improvements

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded the following funds to three communities in North Dakota under the Water and Environmental Program: City of New Salem - $1,426,000 loan and $1,110,000 grant to replace the water main and sewer pipes for the city. City of Hillsboro - $585,000 loan and $466,626 grant to fund a new pipeline for the city… Continue Reading


04.21.21

Hoeven Announces More Than $3.2 Million in Head Start Funding to Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office of Head Start, has awarded $3,256,259 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in Belcourt. This funding was awarded under the Head Start Indian Grants Program and will be used to provide Head Start services to eligible children as they prepare for school. "Head Start … Continue Reading


04.21.21

Hoeven: USDA Extends School Meal Flexibilities for Students Through 2022

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member 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 it will provide meals to all students at no cost and extend flexibilities on sodium, whole grains and milk through June 2022. "The flexibilities announced by USDA today will help schools in North Dakota provide meals to all students at no cost and ensure… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Hoeven Statement on Reintroduction of Green New Deal

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, issued the following statement today after Democrats reintroduced the Green New Deal. "The Green New Deal would cost trillions in taxpayer dollars and bankrupt our country. At the same time, it calls for eliminating traditional energy sources that provide good-paying jobs and affordable energy for our homes, businesses and the economy. "Instead of unworkable mandates and job-killing regulations, we should be encouragin… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Hoeven Makes the Case to President Biden on DAPL as MHA Nation and State Make Filings in Federal Court Urging Continued Operation of DAPL

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven yesterday hand delivered to President Biden letters from Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Mark Fox and North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem emphasizing the need to keep the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) operational while the Army Corps of Engineers completes its court-ordered review. The Senator made the case to the President as Chairman Fox filed a brief in federal court outlining the impact of a potential shutdown of DAPL on the tribe, and Attorney Gen… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Hoeven Urges President Biden to Include Red River Flood Protection in FY2022 Budget Request

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week urged President Biden to include permanent flood protection for the Red River Valley in his Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget request, which is expected to be released next month. Hoeven made the request during a bipartisan meeting he participated in on Monday to discuss infrastructure with the president. "We're urging the president to include this critical flood protection infrastructure in his budget request, as it would provide important certainty for t… Continue Reading


04.19.21

Hoeven Discusses Dakota Access Pipeline with Biden

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline. Hoeven attended a bipartisan meeting on infrastructure with President Biden today and delivered to the President letters from North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and the Three Affiliated Tribes requesting consultation on the pipeline. Hoeven has made the case to the administration, including President Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, that the pipeline should remain in operatio… Continue Reading


04.19.21

Hoeven, Bipartisan Group Meet with President Biden on Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after meeting with President Biden, along with a bipartisan group of former governors and mayors, to discuss infrastructure. Hoeven indicated that a bipartisan infrastructure bill is important and possible, but it needs to have a targeted focus on infrastructure and not raise taxes. The senator cited potential pay-fors, including user fees that account for electric vehicles, energy development on federal lands, and the leveraging … Continue Reading


04.16.21

ND Delegation Helps Secure Extension for Washburn to Utilize $1 Million PDM Grant for Water Intake Improvements

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline for the City of Washburn to utilize its $1 million Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant. The city had received the grant in 2019 to address reliability issues in its water supply that resulted from changing high and low flow conditions in the Missouri River, which have strained the city's water pump intake system. However,… Continue Reading


04.16.21

Hoeven Urges Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Nominee to Support North Dakota's Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, this week spoke with Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, nominee to be Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he outlined key priorities for North Dakota producers, including: Distributing assistance from the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program and the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) as soon as possible. Hoeve… Continue Reading


04.16.21

Hoeven: Deputy Secretary of Defense Confirms Commitment to Nuclear Modernization Efforts

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, this week spoke with Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks to secure her commitment for nuclear modernization efforts. Hoeven outlined the vital missions of the Minot Air Force Base in hosting two legs of the nuclear triad, and pressed Hicks to keep nuclear modernization efforts on schedule. Specifically, the senator urged the administration to fully fund nuclear modernization efforts in the President… Continue Reading


04.15.21

Hoeven: Environmental Protection Agency Awards $2.5 Million to North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2,514,478 to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ). Today's grant will be used to perform quality assurance programs and activities in North Dakota related to clean air and water as well as address needs related to waste, underground storage tanks and radon. "This funding will support the state's efforts to address… Continue Reading


04.15.21

Senators Hoeven, Bennet, Representatives Perlmutter, Long Introduce Truth in Buffalo Labeling Act

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Representatives Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) and Billy Long (R-Mo.) today introduced the Truth in Buffalo Labeling Act, legislation to prevent water buffalo products from being deceptively labeled as buffalo, which misleads consumers and negatively impacts the U.S. bison industry. The bipartisan bill provides the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with authority to ensure that products with water buffalo are marketed as "… Continue Reading


04.15.21

Hoeven Announces Funding to Valley Community Health Centers in Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - 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 $1,757,581 to Valley Community Health Centers in Grand Forks. Today's funding, available through a Health Center Cluster grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will help support health care services in the region. "Today's grant will help Valley Community Health Centers continue their efforts to pr… Continue Reading


04.15.21

Hoeven Working to Secure Funding to Bring Satellite Operations to Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - During a hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven advanced efforts with the Space Development Agency (SDA) to bring a new low-Earth orbit satellite mission to the Grand Forks Air Force Base. At the hearing, Hoeven confirmed with Barbara McQuiston, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, that SDA is working to stand up a satellite operations center in Grand Forks. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee,… Continue Reading


04.14.21

Hoeven Announces Research Funding to University of North Dakota

WASHINGTON - 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 on Aging, has awarded $1,230,093 to the University of North Dakota (UND). This new funding will be used to support research regarding aging as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. "This new grant will help support important research opportunities at UND by examining risk factors associated with aging," s… Continue Reading


04.14.21

Hoeven Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity Workforce

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.) this week joined Senators Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) in introducing bipartisan legislation to help attract, develop and retain highly-skilled cybersecurity professionals in the federal workforce. Agencies across the federal government face growing cyber threats, but struggle to hire qualified cybersecurity employees. Accordingly, the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act would create a civilian personnel rotation program fo… Continue Reading


04.12.21

Hoeven: USDA Awards $500,000 to NDSCS to Support Workforce Training for Local Meat Processors

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $500,000 to North Dakota State College of Science. Today's funding will be used to provide career and technical training to expand the meat processing workforce, with an emphasis on supporting small scale, local processors. "By expanding the capacity of local meat proc… Continue Reading


04.09.21

Hoeven Statement on DAPL Hearing

FARGO, ND - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after a U.S. District Court hearing today on the Dakota Access Pipeline: "The Dakota Access Pipeline is vital infrastructure that provides tremendous energy and economic benefits for our state and nation. DAPL has safely operated for nearly four years, providing essential access to market for Bakken crude, including substantial oil production from the Fort Berthold Reservation and the Three Affiliated Tribes. DAPL is key in ensuri… Continue Reading

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