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06.17.20

Hoeven: North Dakota's Dennis Haugen Named to EPA Agriculture Committee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committeeand a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that Dennis Haugen of Hannaford, North Dakota, has been appointed to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC) under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The FRRCC provides independent recommendation, information and advice to the EPA administrator regarding agriculture and rural communities. Earlier this year, Hoeven … Continue Reading


06.17.20

Hoeven Announces CDC Funding to Support Tribal COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has awarded funding to two groups in North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will receive $296,547 and the Three Affiliated Tribes will receive $193,513 to support coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response efforts. "Today's… Continue Reading


06.17.20

Hoeven Announces Nearly $8 Million to Fargo Transit System from CARES Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded $7.9 million to the City of Fargo. Today's funding was made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be used to operate and maintain the Fargo transit system through the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. "This CARES Act funding will h… Continue Reading


06.17.20

Hoeven Statement on Senate Passage of Great American Outdoors Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after joining the Senate in passing the Great American Outdoors Act, a bill that includes the Restore Our Parks Act, legislation Hoeven cosponsored and helped introduce to address deferred maintenance needs at National Park Service (NPS) facilities. "National parks are a tremendous resource for North Dakota, helping to preserve our beautiful landscapes, as well as our history and heritage, while also supporting nearly $60 mil… Continue Reading


06.15.20

Hoeven Announces Hospital Preparedness Funds to 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) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has awarded $1,161,170 to the North Dakota Department of Health. This Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) funding was made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be used to assist hospitals and health care providers in … Continue Reading


06.12.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to Increase Cancer Screening

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has awarded $400,000 to the Quality Health Associates of North Dakota. Today's funding will be used to support public health partnerships in an effort to increase colorectal cancer screening and improve health outcomes among patients with lower screening rates who are 50-75-year… Continue Reading


06.11.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Turtle Mountain & Spirit Lake for COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded grants to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and the Spirit Lake Tribe to support public health response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians - $401,4… Continue Reading


06.10.20

Hoeven: USDA Extends Area Eligibility Waiver for Summer Nutrition Programs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended its area eligibility waiver under the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to ensure local partners can continue to offer free meals to children throughout the summer, regardless of where they live. USDA initially issued the area eligibility waiver earlier this year, which removed the requirement of SFSP and Sea… Continue Reading


06.10.20

Hoeven Announces USDA Workforce Training Funds to Two North Dakota Colleges

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman 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 Dakota College at Bottineau and $458,839 to Bismarck State College. Today's funding supports hands-on education opportunities and workforce training for students at Bismarck State College interested in operating custom crop applicators and students at Dakota College… Continue Reading


06.10.20

Hoeven Announces Additional CARES Act Funding to North Dakota for Housing

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded additional Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) to the State of North Dakota. Today's funding, totaling $3,468,739, comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be used to support the state's continued efforts to respond to the coronavirus diseas… Continue Reading


06.09.20

Hoeven Statement After Senate Confirms Brown as Air Force Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed U.S. Air Force General Charles Brown as the Air Force Chief of Staff. "General Brown is a strong Air Force leader with decades of experience," said Hoeven. "We had a good conversation as part of his confirmation process about the vital missions in North Dakota. As chief of staff of the Air Force, he will be a valuable partner as we continue t… Continue Reading


06.09.20

Hoeven: USDA Working to Make Livestock Risk Protection Insurance More Flexible & Affordable

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman 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's Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced that it was advancing changes to make the Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Insurance Program more affordable and flexible for producers of feeder cattle, fed cattle and swine. Specifically, RMA is working to implement the following change… Continue Reading


06.08.20

Hoeven: Federal Reserve Expands Main Street Lending Program to Benefit Small & Mid-Sized Businesses

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Federal Reserve Board announced that it is further expanding its Main Street Lending Program to benefit more small and mid-sized businesses. The Fed is lowering the minimum loan amounts, while also increasing loan maximums, extending the length of the loan terms and providing a two-year moratorium on principal payments for all loan facilities. Interest payments are deferred for one year. These changes align with Ho… Continue Reading


06.08.20

Hoeven Announces $5 Million in Funding for North Dakota to Help Prepare For & Respond to Public Health Emergencies

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $5,169,900 to the North Dakota Department of Health. Today's funding is made available through the CDC's Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Cooperative Agreement, and will be used to assist hospitals and health care providers to better prepare for and respond to public … Continue Reading


06.05.20

Hoeven: Treasury Clarifies PPP Eligibility for Telecommunications Cooperatives

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued guidance making telecommunications cooperatives with less than 500 employees eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Hoeven has been working with the administration to ensure cooperatives, which provide vital services to many communities in North Dakota, are able to access the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) p… Continue Reading


06.05.20

Hoeven Statement on Department of Justice Advancing Antitrust Inquiry Into Beef Industry

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) formally requested information from meatpacking companies over potential antitrust violations. Hoeven has been pressing the administration, including Attorney General William Barr, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach, to improve transparency and pricing in … Continue Reading


06.04.20

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Decision to Vacate the Registrations of Three Dicamba Herbicides

BISMARCK, N.D. - U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong issued the following statement on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issuing a decision to vacate the registrations of Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia, three dicamba herbicides: "As Commissioner Doug Goehring said, this ruling could not have come at a worse time. The Ninth Circuit's decision presents a significant challenge for North Dakota's soybean producers who may have already put seed… Continue Reading


06.04.20

Hoeven Announces CARES Act Funding Released for Three Additional Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to three additional airports. Today's grant was previously announced by Hoeven on April 14. Devils Lake Regional Airport - $1,352,800 Beach Airport - $20,000 Crosby Municipal Airport - $20,000 "This funding from the CARES Act w… Continue Reading


06.04.20

Hoeven: EPA Proposes Reforms to Provide Transparency, Certainty When Issuing New Regulations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed reforming its cost-benefit analysis for new regulations issued under the Clean Air Act to provide more transparency and certainty. The agency is seeking to develop future analyses in a consistent manner that includes all relevant information, helping to ensure the agency's actions are justified and supported by the latest in economic, engineering, biological and physical scien… Continue Reading


06.04.20

Hoeven Honors Service of Grand Forks Police Officer Holte with Senate Floor Speech

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, along with Senator Kevin Cramer, today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate to honor the life and service of Grand Forks Police Officer Cody Holte, who was killed in the line of duty last week. "As an officer in Grand Forks and a First Lieutenant in the North Dakota National Guard, Officer Holte served our nation on multiple fronts," said Hoeven. "Through his leadership, courage, and work ethic, he displayed the best our state has to offer while also helping… Continue Reading

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