News Releases

04.21.20

Hoeven Leading Legislation on Strategic Petroleum Reserve

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement today regarding the importance of supporting U.S. oil and gas producers and stabilizing U.S. oil markets. During a call with President Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday, Hoeven discussed his legislation on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and pressed Secretary Mnuchin to work with Energy Secretary Brouillette to ensure that energy producers have… Continue Reading


04.21.20

Hoeven Statement on Administration Beginning Implementation of Final WOTUS Replacement

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began the process of implementing the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which serves to replace the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The administration announced the NWPR in January, after repealing the WOTUS rule last year and removing the patchwork of regulations that were in place due to litigation aga… Continue Reading


04.20.20

Hoeven Announces Head Start Funding for Turtle Mountain

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $3,107,060 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Today's funding, from the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Head Start, supports Head Start services through the American Indian and Alaska Native Program. "This funding will support school readiness and educational services through Head Start to fu… Continue Reading


04.17.20

Hoeven: USDA to Provide $16 Billion in Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers, $3 Billion in Agriculture Purchases

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the $19 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to support farmers and ranchers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including: $16 billion in direct payments for farmers and ranchers, funded using the $9.5 billion emergency program Senator Hoeven secured in the CARES Act and $6.5 billion in Credit Commo… Continue Reading


04.17.20

Hoeven: Treasury Working With VA to Send Out CARES Act Payments to Veterans Automatically

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Treasury announced that it would work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure veterans receive their recovery rebate checks provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Veterans and their beneficiaries who receive Compensation and Pension benefits will receive the payments automatically without additional paperwork required. The CARES Act provides payment… Continue Reading


04.17.20

Hoeven Leads COVID-19 Response Discussion with Labor Secretary, ND WSI Directors & Business Leaders

BISMARCK, N.D. - During a video conference with the Greater North Dakota Chamber (GNDC) today, Senator John Hoeven led a discussion on the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic with North Dakota business leaders and administration and state officials, including U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia as well as officials from the Small Business Administration (SBA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI). Hoeven outlined t… Continue Reading


04.17.20

Hoeven Announces HHS Behavioral Health Grants to North Dakota from CARES Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded funding to two groups in North Dakota. Today's funding was made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The North Dakota State Department of Human Services has received $2 million for crisis intervention services and mental health and substance use disorder treatment. This funding will support … Continue Reading


04.16.20

Hoeven Working to Support North Dakota Health Care Providers in Fight Against COVID-19, Outlines CARES Act Assistance

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today brought together North Dakota health care providers and administration officials to discuss the assistance passed by Congress to support efforts to combat COVID-19 as well as administrative actions put in place to assist health care providers as they address the pandemic. This includes the following programs under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which the senator outlined to the state's health care leaders: $150 billio… Continue Reading


04.16.20

Hoeven to Serve on President's Economic Task Force

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after being selected as a member of President Trump's Congressional Economic Task Force, which will help provide counsel to the President on the re-opening of America in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senator, and a bipartisan group of Senators, spoke with the President earlier today and Hoeven also spoke with Larry Kudlow, the President's Economic Advisor. "We had a good conversation today about the importance of bo… Continue Reading


04.16.20

Hoeven Statement on Need to Provide Additional Paycheck Protection Program Funding

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after the Administration announced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) had exhausted $350 billion in funding. The senator stressed the importance of providing the requested $250 billion in additional funding for the PPP, which was created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help small businesses and their employees weather the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. "The Paycheck Prote… Continue Reading


04.16.20

Hoeven Announces DOL Funding for COVID-19 Efforts in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $509,615 to Job Service North Dakota. Today's funding comes from the Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will help create temporary jobs for individuals currently dislocated from work due to the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Such jobs may include assisting with prevention and response effo… Continue Reading


04.15.20

Hoeven Holds COVID-19 Discussion with North Dakota Tribal Leaders and Administration Officials

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), today convened a video conference with North Dakota Tribal leaders and officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to discuss implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in tribal communities. "Tribal enterprises, including small businesses, are essential to the economy in North Dakota and across the nation. Many tribal communities are experie… Continue Reading


04.14.20

Hoeven Discusses CARES Act Assistance With NFIB Members, Holds Q&A With SBA District Director

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today outlined to National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) members the assistance provided in the COVID-19 response legislation, including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Hoeven hosted Small Business Administration (SBA) North Dakota District Director Alan Haut for the video conference, which comes as part of a series of meetings that the senator is holding to help ensure the state's businesses can best access the ass… Continue Reading


04.14.20

Hoeven Announces FAA Funding for North Dakota Airports in COVID-19 Relief Efforts

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $85,019,530 in funding to North Dakota airports. Today's funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be used to directly help airports including with debt payments, payroll, utilities and capital expenditures. The full list of airports can be found h… Continue Reading


04.14.20

Hoeven, Hassan Lead Bipartisan Group in Urging Treasury and VA to Send Out Veterans' CARES Act Checks as Quickly as Possible

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today led a bipartisan group of Senators in urging the U.S. Department of Treasury and U.S Department of Veterans Affairs to provide recovery rebate checks to veterans as quickly as possible by automatically sending payments to veterans who do not file tax returns - similarly to how Treasury is sending payments to Social Security recipients who do not file tax returns. Click here for the senators' letter to Treasury Secretary Stev… Continue Reading


04.14.20

Hoeven Announces Child Care Funding in Response to COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded $6,037,905 in Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funding to the State of North Dakota. Today's funding, made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will aid families and child care providers across the state during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. … Continue Reading


04.14.20

Hoeven Announces Funds for Medical Research at North Dakota State University

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has awarded $435,000 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). Today's funds will support research into the prevention and treatment of heart and vascular diseases. "This award will support the continued good work of researchers at NDSU and is an investment in the future health and well-being of our residents," said Hoeven. "It's vital we continue w… Continue Reading


04.14.20

Hoeven Statement After DOE Announces Contracts for Storage in Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is negotiating contracts with nine U.S. companies to store U.S. crude in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Hoeven is leading the Senate version of bicameral, bipartisan legislation to provide $3 billion to purchase U.S produced crude oil for the SPR. "Oil and gas producers in North Dakota and across… Continue Reading


04.13.20

Hoeven Announces COVID-19 Response Funding for ND Hospital Foundation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $430,311 to the North Dakota Hospital Foundation. Today's funding supports coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) preparedness and response activities within the HHS Hospital Preparedness Program. "Today's funds support the North Dakota Hospital Foundation and its efforts … Continue Reading


04.12.20

Hoeven Statement on Agreement to Cut Oil Production

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil-producing nations reached an agreement to cut oil production by nearly 10 million barrels per day (bpd). Hoeven has been working with the administration to put an end to the oil price war and spoke with Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette yesterday to discuss the progress of his negotiations. Further, the senator this week… Continue Reading

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