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09.29.14

Spirit Lake and Turtle Mountain to Receive $1.4 Million to Help Disabled Tribal Members Gain Employment

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Spirit Lake Nation and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians have been awarded a combined total of more than $1.4 million to assist tribal members with disabilities find employment. The grants are part of the Vocational Rehabilitation Service Projects for American Indians with Disabilities, and are awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. Funding is as follows: Spirit Lake $506,217 Turtle Mountain $900,000 "Pe… Continue Reading


09.29.14

Hoeven Announces Nearly $10 Million in Federal Funding to Support Job-Driven Training Programs at ND Colleges

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Energy Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded nearly $10 million to support job-driven energy and related industry training programs at four North Dakota colleges. Bismarck State College received $4.1 million to lead a consortium of four schools focused on training in the energy, transportation, utility and construction sectors as part of the Training for Regional Energy in North … Continue Reading


09.29.14

Hoeven Announces Funding to Increase Education and Job Skills for North Dakotans in Minot, Grand Forks, Fargo

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded more than $250,000 in funding to help North Dakotans in Minot, Grand Forks and Fargo acquire education and develop job skills to prepare them for North Dakota's growing economy. "With North Dakota's growing and more diversified economy, we are creating real opportunities for people with the right skills," Hoeven said. "T… Continue Reading


09.27.14

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Block Waters of the U.S. Rule at Stockmen's Association Convention

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today told members of the North Dakota Stockmen's Association (NDSA) at the group's 85th Annual Convention & Trade Show that he is working on the Appropriations Committee to block the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Waters of the U.S. rule by preventing the agency from using any funding to implement it. The senator is also cosponsoring legislation that would prevent the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the rule. S… Continue Reading


09.26.14

Hoeven Continues to Press OPM for Cost-of-Living Adjustments for Federal Workers at Minot Air Force Base and in Western ND

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today pressed Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta to expedite work the office is doing with the Department of the Interior (DOI) to address cost-of-living challenges faced by federal workers at Minot Air Force Base (MAFB) and in western North Dakota. OPM is charged with recruiting and retaining a high-quality federal workforce. The senator pointed out that the Air Force, U.S. Postal Service and state of North Dakota are making effo… Continue Reading


09.25.14

Hoeven Works with Airport Officials to Plan Next Steps for Dickinson Airport Infrastructure Projects, New Terminal

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable at Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport to outline the next steps for the city's future infrastructure projects, including a new runway and terminal, at Dickinson's growing airport, as well as for an update on infrastructure projects currently underway. Hoeven has been working to secure federal funding for the airport and helped to secure regional jet service to meet the region's travel needs. "Western North Dakota's growth has brough… Continue Reading


09.25.14

Hoeven Announces $560K in HHS Funds for Fargo Nonprofits

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded two grants totaling $560,000 to nonprofit organizations operating in Fargo. The details of the awards are as follows: Neuropsychiatric Research Institute - $457,040 - This award will support research into psychosocial issues of patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. The funds are made available through the National Institute of Health's (NIH) Diabetes, Endocrinology… Continue Reading


09.25.14

Hoeven Announces DOJ Grant to Support Services for Victims of Violent Crimes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a grant totaling $844,869 to the North Dakota Department of Health to develop and implement programs to assist North Dakota women who have been victims of violent crimes. The grant will support developing victim-centered law enforcement, prosecution and court strategies that address violent crimes against women and foster effective victim services. "Preventing and combating violence against wo… Continue Reading


09.24.14

Hoeven Announces Nearly $730K in DOJ Funds to Support Law Enforcement Officers in West Fargo, Stutsman County, Tioga, Griggs County

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded four grants totaling nearly $730,000 to cities and counties in North Dakota to create new and preserve existing law enforcement officer positions to increase the communities' policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. The funds are made available through the DOJ's COPS Hiring Program and will support the salary and benefits of six officer positions in the state. The details of the awards a… Continue Reading


09.24.14

Hoeven Announces $6.4 Million in USDA Loans and Grants to Support Rural Business in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded nearly $6.4 million in loans and grants to support rural business activities in North Dakota. The funds are made available through two USDA programs, the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) Program and the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP), which were continued by the 2014 farm bill. The REDLG Program provides zero-interest loans to local utilities, which the… Continue Reading


09.23.14

Hoeven Announces More Than $650,000 in DOJ Funds to Fight Violence Against Women in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women has awarded a total of $657,320 to the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (MHA) and the North Dakota Council on Abused Women's Services (NDCAWS). Grant details are as follows: • Three Affiliated Tribes, MHA - $449,480 - The funds will be used to develop and strengthen tribal justice systems and improve the tribal government's ability… Continue Reading


09.22.14

Hoeven: CP Railway Implementing New Reporting, Making Capital Investments to Improve Capacity

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven has been pressing Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) to come up with a plan to reduce agriculture shipment delay. Friday, CP's Vice President of Marketing reported that the company is investing additional resources to its North Dakota customers and has implemented a new, more transparent service offering and report to the Surface Transportation Board. "We will continue to press Canadian Pacific to devote the resources necessary to catch up on agriculture sh… Continue Reading


09.22.14

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.3 Million in DOJ Funds to Address Alcohol, Substance Abuse at ND Tribes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has made two awards totaling more than $1.3 million to Native American tribes in North Dakota to address crimes related to alcohol and substance abuse. The awards are granted to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe for $749,462 and $588,810, respectively. The funds are made available through the DOJ's Justice Systems and Alcohol a… Continue Reading


09.22.14

Hoeven Announces $1.4 Million in DOJ Funds to Combat Domestic Violence in the Bakken

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has made three awards totaling $1.4 million to combat domestic violence in the Bakken region. These funds are made available through the Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Assistance Program and are part of two DOJ initiatives targeting the Bakken region. The details of the awards are as follows. • Bakken Region Initiative:… Continue Reading


09.22.14

Hoeven Announces $945,000 DOT Grant to NDDOT

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $945,000 to the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). The funds will be used to purchase a handicap accessible bus for the City of Minot and to implement a Transit Asset Management (TAM) System statewide. "Access to transportation is vital to North Dakotans especially as more people come to our state to work and live," Hoeven said. "These funds will help us better maintai… Continue Reading


09.19.14

Hoeven Meets with Top Corps Officials on Souris River Basin Flood Management Priorities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week met with Col. Daniel Koprowski, Commander of the St. Paul District from the Army Corps of Engineers to press the Corps to move forward flood protection plans for the Minot region. "We met with Col. Koprowski to ensure the Corps is moving forward with flood protection projects for the Souris River Basin," said Hoeven. "The Minot area is coming back better than ever following historic flood in 2011. We need to ensure that we put in place a comprehensiv… Continue Reading


09.19.14

Hoeven Announces More than $200K PHMSA Grant for North Dakota Pipeline Safety

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) has awarded a grant totaling $209,988 to the State of North Dakota to support the state's pipeline safety programs. "North Dakota's pipelines play a vital role transporting the record-setting amounts of gas and oil we're producing in the Bakken Region, and our state's pipeline safety programs help ensure the efficient and safe transport of this p… Continue Reading


09.19.14

Hoeven Announces Nearly $300K in DOJ Funds to UTTC for Victim Services, Law Enforcement on Campus

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has awarded nearly $300,000 to United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) to support a coordinated response combatting violent crimes against women on campus through enhanced victim services, prevention and education programs as well as security and investigation strategies. Using these funds, UTTC will work in partnership with the Abused Adult Resource Center, the Burl… Continue Reading


09.19.14

Hoeven Statement on the Sixth Anniversary of TransCanada's Permit Application for the Keystone XL

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement to mark the sixth anniversary of TransCanada's initial permit application for the Keystone XL pipeline, which was submitted on September 19, 2008: "After six years of inaction, the reasons to approve the Keystone XL pipeline continue to mount. In addition to the jobs, economic activity, enhanced energy security and strengthened national security the Keystone XL pipeline project will create for our country, we can now add co… Continue Reading


09.19.14

Hoeven Statement on Today's Passage of a Continuing Resolution to Fund the Government

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to Congress passing a continuing resolution to fund the U.S. government beyond the end of the federal fiscal year on September 30: "Today, I voted for a measure that will fund the government, and that adheres to the budget cap in the Budget Control Act. It holds spending to 2014 levels and is consistent with our ongoing efforts to control the deficit and debt. "This bill also includes authorization requested … Continue Reading

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