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08.18.14

Hoeven Marks 20th Anniversary of Burdick Job Corps Center

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the 20th anniversary of the Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Minot. Today's ceremony also marks the 50th anniversary of the federal Job Corps program and is the start of five days of events, ending with commencement and graduation on Friday, August 22. "Our businesses need access to a high-quality, skilled workforce in order to meet the demands of our state's fast-growing economy," Hoeven said. "The Burdick Job … Continue Reading


08.18.14

Hoeven Joins Community to Open New Devils Lake VA Clinic

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined the community to celebrate the opening of the new Devils Lake Veterans Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), which will begin serving veterans in the region tomorrow. The new facility at Mercy Hospital will operate five days a week from 8 am to noon and provide primary care, mental health and specialty services via telehealth, with a licensed VA physician on site each month. "For about a decade now, we've been working to provide our veter… Continue Reading


08.18.14

Hoeven: Minnkota's New Transmission Line Will Help Power Future of Growing Red River Valley

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Minnkota Power Cooperative to mark the completion of its $353 million dollar 345-kilovolt transmission line. The project is the largest transmission project in the state's history and will help to supply the Red River Valley with reliable power. "Minnkota's new transmission line will help to provide efficient power for our growing communities and economy," said Hoeven. "This project is a good example of the energy infrastructure investments… Continue Reading


08.18.14

Hoeven Announces More Than $470,000 in DOT Grants for North Dakota Airports

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded two grants totaling $471,298 to improve North Dakota airports. The DOT grants will be allocated to North Dakota through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) that authorizes grants for the planning and development of public-use airports. A $433,093 grant will be allocated to the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission to study the economic impact of airports … Continue Reading


08.16.14

Hoeven Celebrates the 125th Anniversary of North Dakota's Statehood

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the celebration in honor of the 125th anniversary of North Dakota's statehood on the Capitol Mall in Bismarck. "As North Dakotans gather together today on the Capitol Mall to celebrate our state's 125th birthday, it is important that we pause to count our blessings and remember our roots. Our ancestors settled the land we now call home, and their pioneering spirit and deeply rooted values have steered us through the generations, defining our com… Continue Reading


08.15.14

Hoeven Announces Nearly $4 Million in Water Infrastructure Loans and Grants for City of New England

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding a $2.7 million loan and a $1.2 million grant for water infrastructure in New England, N.D. The funds are made available through the USDA's Water and Waste Disposal Direct Loans and Grants Program, which supports the development of water systems in rural areas and towns with less than 10,000 residents. These awards will support the replacement of New England's water and sewer mains… Continue Reading


08.15.14

Hoeven Announces Nearly $5 Million USDA Loan for Fiber-to-Home Internet Service in Cooperstown, Binford

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding a $4.7 million loan for the Griggs County Telephone Company to deploy fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service in Cooperstown and Binford, N.D, enabling the delivery of expanded voice, video and data service in those communities. The funds are made available through the USDA's Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan Program, which seeks to improve telecommunications service in rural areas … Continue Reading


08.13.14

Hoeven Announces Agenda for the State of Technology Conference in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced the agenda for the 2014 State of Technology Conference, an annual business technology event featuring a keynote address by Doug Burgum. The conference will be held Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at the Fargo Theatre On and Off Broadway. Hoeven and the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce are hosting the forum to highlight technological innovations in North Dakota's key industries and to help the state's businesses find ways to use technology … Continue Reading


08.13.14

Hoeven Announces Nearly $525,000 in Law Enforcement Grants for Narcotics Enforcement, Victim Services, Substance Abuse Treatment

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded nearly $525,000 in grant funds for the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General (AG). The funds were made available through two DOJ programs, the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program and the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program. The details of the awards follow: • JAG Program - $481,818 - This program supports a broad range of ac… Continue Reading


08.13.14

Hoeven Outlines Work in Congress At ND Policy Summit

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today highlighted his work to build a strong business climate and replicate North Dakota's success on the national level during remarks at a congressional panel at the North Dakota Policy Summit hosted by the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce. During the panel, the senator focused on his legislative efforts to rein in spending, provide regulatory certainty and create a pro-business climate to make American businesses more competitive internationally, c… Continue Reading


08.12.14

Hoeven Joins Williston Community to Celebrate New Badlands Postal Facility

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined the Williston community at a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of the Badlands Postal Facility, the community's new retail post office. Hoeven has been working with the Postmaster General as well as local and regional postal officials on an ongoing basis to improve service to the rapidly growing western part of the state. "Last August, we hosted the Postmaster General in Williston and showed him potential sites for a much-need… Continue Reading


08.11.14

Hoeven Announces $900,000 Grant to Provide Veterans Housing Services

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a grant for more than $900,000 to the North Dakota Coalition of Homeless People. The funding will be used to provide housing services for low-income veterans and their families. "Our veterans and their families have sacrificed much defending and protecting our nation," said Hoeven. "We need to do all we can to show our appreciation for their service. This federal grant will help provide mu… Continue Reading


08.11.14

Hoeven Hosts Roundtable with Canadian Pacific Railway, Producers to Improve Rail Service, Agriculture Shipments

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted a roundtable with Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) CEO and Director E. Hunter Harrison, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley, North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and North Dakota state leaders and producers about improving rail service across the state and relieving the backlog of agriculture shipments. Hoeven emphasized the importance of addressing the backlog prior to the fall harvest, which will significan… Continue Reading


08.08.14

Hoeven Tells QER Solution to Infrastructure Constraints is a Comprehensive Energy Plan Like North Dakota’s

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Energy Committee, today told Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and a group of energy leaders that the way to create jobs, grow the economy and make ourselves energy independent is by developing all of the nation's abundant resources in tandem. "As governor, I worked for a decade to build a comprehensive energy plan for North Dakota called Empower North Dakota. It is a true all-of-the-above plan that did not pick winners and losers, b… Continue Reading


08.08.14

Hoeven Celebrates Grand Opening of Levinson Technology and Business Center

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the grand opening of the new Affinity Global Solutions Headquarters in Bismarck. The new 21,000 square-foot, two-story Levinson Technology and Business Center will house Affinity Global Solutions' 16 employees and provide additional commercial rental space for area businesses. Hoeven has been working, both as governor and now as senator, to help foster the growth of technology and small businesses in North Dakota. As governor, Hoeven targeted … Continue Reading


08.08.14

Hoeven: Let's Use the QER Process to Set a National Goal of Energy Security

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Energy Committee, today issued the following statement in response to the National Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). The event was attended by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and a group of federal officials and energy industry leaders. "Let's use the QER process to set a goal for national energy security within five years. For the first time in decades this is a real… Continue Reading


08.07.14

Hoeven: More than 300 Personnel Coming to Minot Air Force Base

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Minot Air Force Base will grow by 303 positions under the Air Force's Nuclear Force Improvement Program. The 5th Bomb Wing host unit is expected to increase by 69 positions in areas including operations and maintenance. The 91st Missile Wing will grow by 234 positions. Those Airmen will primarily serve in jobs such as operations, maintenance, and security forces. Hoeven met in June with Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson, commander of the Air Force G… Continue Reading


08.07.14

Hoeven Highlights New Veterans Reform Act at Medal Ceremony for Joseph OBrien and Larry Wayman

FARGO, N.D. - At a medal presentation ceremony in Fargo today, Senator John Hoeven highlighted the importance of the Veterans Administration (VA) bill Congress passed last week as a concrete way to show our appreciation to America's veterans. The legislation helps to shorten wait times for health care services and helps veterans get health care services closer to home. Today's ceremony was held at the Cass County Courthouse to honor Joseph OBrien, a WWII United States Army veteran, and Larry … Continue Reading


08.07.14

Hoeven Hosts Roundtable with BNSF, Agricultural Producers on Improving Rail Service, Agriculture Shipments

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted a roundtable in Fargo with Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Executive Chairman Matt Rose, Senator Heidi Heitkamp and North Dakota producers about improving rail service in the state and relieving the backlog of agriculture shipments. Hoeven emphasized the importance of addressing the backlog prior to the fall harvest, which will significantly increase the demands on the already overburdened rail system. Today's meeting came as a result… Continue Reading


08.06.14

Hoeven Hosts USDA Under Secretary at Rural Development Roundtable

WAHPETON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven and Senator Heidi Heitkamp, along with local directors for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development, today hosted Robert Bonnie, USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at a rural development roundtable in Wahpeton with state and local officials. As a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture and Appropriations Committees, Hoeven continues working to support rural development programs and to grow North Dakota's rural communities… Continue Reading

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