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Hoeven Joins Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing at Celebration of 30th Anniversary and Expansion of Its Dickinson Facility

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing (KMM), as well as state and local officials, at a celebration of KMM's 30th anniversary and of the grand opening of an expansion of its facility in Dickinson. "Today we celebrate the hard work and innovation that has characterized the work of KMM and its employees over the last 30 years, and there is no more fitting way to celebrate this important anniversary than with the grand opening of an expansion of KMM's D… Continue Reading


Hoeven: North Dakota Receives $2 Million in Cures Act Funding to Combat Opioid Addiction

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded North Dakota $2 million in funding to help fight opioid addiction. This is the first year of funding that is provided under the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation that Hoeven worked to pass in December, and can be used to support treatment, prevention and recovery activities, such as prescription drug monitoring programs, training health care providers and expanding access to opioi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Work to Support North Dakota's Coal Industry

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy Committee, spoke at the Lignite Energy Council's annual meeting and outlined his efforts to support the state's lignite industry. The senator's work includes stopping the stream buffer rule, beginning the roll back of the so-called clean power plan, rescinding the moratorium on federal coal leasing and repealing the royalty rate increase for federal coal. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has also been w… Continue Reading


Hoeven-Cosponsored Legislation to Extend Veterans Choice Program Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that legislation he cosponsored and Congress passed earlier this month to extend the Veterans Choice Program, which was set to expire in August, has been signed into law by the president. Hoeven was invited to the White House for the bill signing, but was unable to attend due to obligations in North Dakota. "Our legislation to extend the Veterans Choice Program is part of our efforts to expand veterans' access to health care options closer to ho… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors UND Center for Innovation Director Bruce Gjovig

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined the community in honoring Bruce Gjovig, director of the University of North Dakota's (UND) Center for Innovation. Gjovig, who founded the Center for Innovation in 1984, is retiring in May. "Bruce has served UND and North Dakota with dedication, and we are grateful for the work he has accomplished," said Hoeven. "For more than three decades, Bruce has cultivated the Center into an award-winning innovation hub that has helped more than a thou… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Work to Provide Regulatory Relief, Build Pro-Business Climate at Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce Roundtable

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a business roundtable at the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce with business leaders and CEOs from the Bismarck-Mandan region. Hoeven outlined his work to provide regulatory relief and build a better business climate for the nation's job creators. Hoeven was also presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Spirit of Enterprise Award in recognition of his support for pro-growth, pro-jobs policies in the Senate. The senator has received the awar… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Nearly $1.1 Million Grant to Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency to Support Early Childhood Education and Wellness

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Administration for Children and Families' Office of Head Start has awarded $1,076,128 to the Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency in Fargo. The agency serves Cass, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steele and Traill counties. The funds will help support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in these areas, helping to prepare children for school and provide families with additional… Continue Reading


Hoeven Marks 20th Anniversary of 1997 Red River Flood, Helps Break Ground on Permanent Flood Protection for the Region

HORACE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined local leaders in the metro area to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1997 flood in the Red River Valley. The ceremony included a groundbreaking for the construction of the inlet structure for Fargo-Moorhead's permanent flood protection. The Army Corps of Engineers awarded the first contract for construction of the flood protection in December, which Hoeven announced. "Emergency measures are not enough to protect lives and property against th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More than $1.1 Million CDC Grant to Help Improve the Health of North Dakotans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $1,119,874 to the North Dakota State Department of Health. The funds will be used by the state to promote school health and to prevent and control diabetes, heart disease and obesity and risk factors for these diseases. "Today's funds will be used to help to prevent serious health issues including diabetes, heart disease and obe… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Nearly $265,000 FEMA Grant for North Dakota Firefighter's Association

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Homeland Security Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $264,698 to the North Dakota Firefighter's Association. The funds, awarded through FEMA's FY2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, will be used to support the State Fire Training Academy. "Today's award will help the North Dakota Firefighter's Associati… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More Than $1 Million to Repair Roads and Transportation Infrastructure in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Highway Administration has awarded four grants totaling $1,016,595 to rebuild roads and repair transportation infrastructure in North Dakota. The awards are as follows: · Spirit Lake Tribe - $536,690 - The funds are allocated through the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funding (TTPSF) program and will be used to improve … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Bipartisan Majority of Senate Votes to Confirm Gorsuch to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. "Justice Gorsuch brings solid experience and important insights to the Supreme Court. Throughout his judicial career, he has shown a deep respect for the Constitution and a solid understanding of the proper role of the judicial branch. He has demonstrated fair and prudent … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on U.S. Missile Strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement regarding U.S.-launched missile strikes in Syria: "Last night's military strike, which was limited and calculated, sent a clear message to the Syrian regime that the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated. It is important that the world knows that we mean what we say, and that we will stand with our allies and stand up to our adversaries. Russia and Syria failed to uphold the diplomatic arrangements intended to elimina… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Gorsuch Supported by Bipartisan Majority of Senate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the Senate advanced the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. "Judge Neil Gorsuch is extremely qualified for this position and has garnered the support of a bipartisan majority of the Senate, which is why the Senate acted to move his confirmation forward. "Judge Gorsuch is a strong Supreme Court pick for North Dakota and our nation. As a judge on the … Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Bipartisan Group in Urging President to Remove Barriers for U.S. Beef Exports to China

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined a bipartisan group of senators, led by Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), in urging the administration to reach an agreement with China opening the country to imports of U.S. beef. President Trump has a planned summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in the U.S. this week. While China lifted its ban on U.S. beef in September, technical barriers remain that prevent U.S. producers from accessing the market. The full text of the… Continue Reading


Hoeven Invites DHS Secretary Kelly to North Dakota to See UAS Work at Test Site & Grand Sky, Review Role of UAS in Border Security

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security today, Senator John Hoeven invited Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly to North Dakota to see local efforts to develop unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology at Grand Sky and the test site, which the secretary accepted. Hoeven highlighted the current role of UAS in securing the borders and stressed how the state is uniquely positioned to improve the nation's UAS capabilities to better support DHS' mis… Continue Reading


Hoeven to DOT Secretary: Move America Act Will Help States Fund Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON - In a meeting this week, Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, outlined to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao his Move America Act, which helps empower states to build and repair infrastructure by expanding tax-exempt funding for public-private partnerships. Hoeven is working to re-introduce the Move America Act in the current Congress. "Secretary Chao and I discussed the need to invest in infrastructure throu… Continue Reading


Hoeven Successfully Works to Halt Increase in Grassland Grazing Fees

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Forest Service has agreed to halt a planned increase in grazing fees for the National Grasslands in the nine Great Plains states, including North Dakota. Earlier this year, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced a decrease in the grazing fees to $1.87 per head month for cattle and horses on the lands managed by the agency. Contrary to this, however, the Forest Service planned to increase fees for the grasslands by 25 percent, … Continue Reading


Hoeven Continues Working to Provide Flexibility in School Meal Programs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee and chairs the Agriculture, Rural Development and Food and Drug Administration Appropriations Committee, this week delivered the keynote address at the School Nutrition Association's (SNA) Legislative Action Conference. The Senator continues working to provide greater flexibility for schools to meet U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requirements regarding whole grains and sodium in school meal programs. "We co… Continue Reading


Hoeven CoSponsors, Senate Passes Legislation to Extend Veterans Choice Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate has passed legislation he cosponsored to extend the Veterans Choice Program, which was set to expire in August. The measure, introduced by Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), allows the program to continue until its original funding is fully expended, ensuring veterans can benefit from the $950 million in appropriated funding for the program that would have otherwise gone unused. Further, the bill allows … Continue Reading

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