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Hoeven, Heitkamp, ICBM Coalition Urge Defense Department to Replace Aging UH-1N Helicopters

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp are working with the bipartisan ICBM coalition to urge the Department of Defense (DoD) to outline a clear plan to replace the UH-1N helicopter fleet currently securing the nuclear missiles stationed in North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming, including at Minot Air Force Base. In a letter to DoD Secretary Ash Carter, the members pressed the DoD to proceed in a timely fashion to replace the aging helicopters. "The Senate and House of Represent… Continue Reading


Hoeven: FEMA Awards Nearly $400K to North Dakota Firefighter's Association

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $391,882 to the North Dakota Firefighter's Association. The award is made under the FY 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will go towards supporting the association's State Fire Training Academy. As chairman, Hoeven oversees the annual funding f… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate Passes Bipartisan Funding Bill to Combat Zika Virus

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate has made $1.6 billion available to help combat Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that has infected millions of people in Central and South America and poses a serious risk to pregnant women and newborn infants. This includes a $1.1 billion bipartisan measure passed by the Senate today, as well as $589 million that Congress has already approved for Zika response activities. The FY2016-2017 Zika special funding bill provides funding… Continue Reading


Hoeven Celebrates National EMS Week

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today commemorated the 42nd annual National EMS week, which honors first responders. President Gerald Ford first authorized National EMS week in 1974. "Whether it is a life threatening accident or sudden illness, America's first responders quickly respond to save lives," Hoeven said. "This week, we honor EMS men and women who every day, 24/7, are prepared for the worst and work for the best, giving us hope in difficult circumstances. Thank you for all you do."… Continue Reading


Hoeven Cosponsors Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven has joined Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) as a cosponsor of the Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act, legislation that will allow the Indian Health Service (IHS) to cover the cost of copayments for Native Americans receiving medical care from the Veterans Administration (VA). Patients must have a referral from IHS to the VA in order to have the copayment costs covered. "I am cosponsoring a bill that partners IHS with the VA to help our Native American vetera… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Work to Improve Veterans' Access to Health Care Services at AMVETS State Convention

STEELE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the 35th annual AMVETS Convention to thank them for their service and outline his efforts to provide veterans with the health care services they need. "We're deeply appreciative of all that our veterans have done for us, so it's very important we make sure that they have access to quality health care and long-term care, both through the VA and through services in their local communities," said Hoeven. "AMVETS does a tremendous job of supporting… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors Officers at Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Day Event in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today spoke at the 21st annual Law Enforcement Memorial Day event in Fargo to commemorate and pay tribute to peace officers who have died in the line of duty. "Our law enforcement officers are committed to our communities and put their lives on the line to keep us safe," Hoeven said. "Today we honor their courage and commitment, which was so clearly demonstrated by one of their own, Fargo Officer Jason Moszer, who gave his life earlier this year in the line of … Continue Reading


Hoeven: HHS Awards Nearly $4 Million to Minot Public School District 1

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families/Office of Head Start has awarded $3,391,762 to Minot Public School District 1. The funds will be used to support the district’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs.“Our future depends on our children, and it’s important to ensure that all kids have access to the services they need to learn, … Continue Reading


Hoeven, ICBM Coalition Meet with Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Hoeven this week met with U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James to press for continued support of Minot Air Force Base's (MAFB) priorities, including modernizing the B-52 fleet and replacing the UH-1N helicopter. Hoeven and James also discussed upgrading the nuclear cruise missile, which is a critical part of the B-52 mission at MAFB. Hoeven, Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and other members of the Senate Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) Coalition … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate Passes FY17 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate has passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to include important provisions and funding in the bill to support North Dakota priorities, including permanent flood control projects, updating the nation's nuclear forces and energy technology research and development. "The passage of the Energy and Water funding bill is a bipartisan a… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Nearly $4.6 Million in HHS Funds for Three North Dakota Community Health Centers

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 (HHS) has awarded three grants totaling nearly $4.6 million to support community health centers in North Dakota. The details of the awards are as follows: • Northland Health Partners Community Health Center - Turtle Lake, ND - $1,681,827• Valley Community Health Centers - Northwood, ND - $1,531,763• Family Healthcare Center … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Delegation to Sponsor Information Service Academy Evening in Bismarck on May 17

WASHINGTON - The offices of Senator John Hoeven, Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer will be hosting an informational Service Academy Evening at the Raymond J. Bohn Armory in Bismarck on May 17. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and will feature representatives from the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy and Military Academy-West Point. "Members of Congress take great pride in the opportunity to nominate the finest students to our nation's esteemed Service… Continue Reading


Hoeven: National Science Foundation Awards $50K to UND to Study Zika Virus Transmission

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $50,000 grant to the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds, made available through NSF's Rapid Response Research (RAPID) program, will enable researchers to investigate the rate of transmission of the Zika virus in an effort to help control its spread. "We have already begun to see the effects of the Zika virus, and it is impera… Continue Reading


Hoeven: FEMA Award More Than $3.4 Million to City of Minot Flood Water Treatment Plant for Flood Protection

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $3.4 million to the City of Minot through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Hoeven serves as the chairman for the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, where he oversees the department's annual budget. The funds will be used to construct a floodwall and upgrade infrastructure to protect the City of Minot's Wa… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Heinrich: National Bison Legacy Act Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M) today announced that the president has signed into law legislation they introduced designating the bison as the U.S. national mammal. The bipartisan bill, the National Bison Legacy Act, also recognizes the historical, economic and cultural significance of the bison, as well as its importance to many Native American tribes as a sacred and spiritual symbol of their heritage. "The bison is now officially the U.S. National Mamma… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Dedicate Display at Dakota Territory Air Museum

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined federal, state and local officials in dedicating a new display at the Dakota Territory Air Museum in honor of the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS). The new outdoor display features three aircraft of the type flown by the 5th FIS out of Minot Air Force Base (MAFB). The squadron, known as the "Spitten Kittens," was a part of the MAFB from 1960 to 1988. The display includes a Lockheed T-33 (which was part of the 5th FIS), a Convair F-106 and a Mc… Continue Reading


Hoeven Celebrates Milestone in Advancing Permanent Flood Protection for Minot Region

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined federal, state and community leaders in Minot to mark the signing of the cost-share agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Souris River Joint Water Resource Board for the Corps' flood protection feasibility study. As a member of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured authorization and $200,000 in federal funding for the study, which will help identify the best options for mitigating flood risks and i… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces UAS Cooperative Agreement Between UND, DHS

WASHINGTON - As Chairman of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Committee, Senator John Hoeven today announced that DHS has agreed to his request to enter into a cooperative agreement with the University of North Dakota (UND) to develop new technologies for countering potential unmanned aerial systems (UAS) security threats. "The University of North Dakota is conducting innovative work in the unmanned aerial systems sector," said Hoeven. "Under this agreement, UND and the D… Continue Reading


Hoeven: New Minot Airport Terminal Will Support Magic City Economy, Ensure High Quality of Life

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined community leaders at a dedication ceremony for the new terminal at the Minot International Airport. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to secure $32 million in federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for the $75.6 million project. "This new airport terminal, which serves as a gateway to the Magic City, has improved amenities and services to make travel more efficient and convenient for our community and its … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $2.1 Million HHS Grant to the Center for Rural Health at UND

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $2.1 million to the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota. The funds are made available through HHS' Office of Rural Health Policy and will support the center's Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), formerly the Rural Assistance Center, which provides technical assistance and education to enhance the… Continue Reading

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