News Releases

06.03.20

Hoeven: Congress Passes Legislation Providing Greater Flexibility to Small Businesses Under Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after helping pass the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, legislation to enable small businesses to better benefit from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and support a stronger recovery from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Among other things, the bill would extend the PPP loan forgiveness period and allow a greater portion of the loan proceeds to cover approved non-payroll expenses. The … Continue Reading


06.02.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Four North Dakota Police Departments

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded funding from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program to four law enforcement departments in North Dakota. Today's funding will be used by each department to support the hiring of additional law enforcement officers. Details are as follows: Lincoln Police Department - $250,000 Mandan Police Department - $250,000 Renvi… Continue Reading


06.01.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to North Dakota Department of Ag

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $304,400 to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. This funding through the Performance Partnership Grant (PPG) will provide the state with additional resources to address environmental priorities and help strengthen the partnership between the EPA and North Dakota. "Today's grant will continue to support the state's efforts … Continue Reading


06.01.20

Hoeven Statement on EPA's Final Rule to Modernize & Clarify Section 401 of Clean Water Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final rule to modernize and clarify the existing requirements for water quality certifications under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. This action comes as a result of the President's Executive Order 13868 "Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic Growth," which was issued on April 10, 2019. "We've worked hard to advance regulatory relief to strengthen our nation's ec… Continue Reading


05.31.20

Hoeven Statement Regarding Last Night's Protest

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after protests in Fargo turned violent last night: "The Constitution guarantees Americans with the right to peacefully protest. At the same time, our nation is founded on the rule of law and we must protect lives and property. It's unfortunate that the protests last night turned violent. We appreciate the efforts of Mayor Mahoney and other local officials, Governor Burgum and law enforcement to protect lives and prevent furth… Continue Reading


05.29.20

Hoeven Statement on U.S. Ending Support for the World Health Organization

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after President Trump announced that the U.S. would end its support for the World Health Organization (WHO): "China has not been transparent and the WHO has not held China responsible for its actions. The President's action today is about holding China and the WHO accountable," said Hoeven. "We need transparency and accountability, which is why I support the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee ov… Continue Reading


05.29.20

Hoeven Statement on President Signing Never Again Eductation Act into Law

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after President Trump signed the Never Again Education Act into law. Hoeven cosponsored the Senate companion to the bill, which authorizes funding to develop and improve Holocaust education programs, and he supported Senate passage of the House bill earlier this month. "The Holocaust is one of the greatest tragedies of the modern era, and this legislation provides federal resources to ensure we never forget the circumstan… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Hoeven: Treasury Issues 45Q Tax Credit Rules, Supporting Development of CCUS Technologies

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued rules implementing the 45Q tax credit, supporting the development of commercially-viable carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies. Last week at a meeting with President Trump, Hoeven outlined the importance of the 45Q tax credit directly with the President and Treasury responded and rele… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Hoeven Statement on Death of Grand Forks Police Officer

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement of condolence after the death of a Grand Forks Police Officer, who was killed in the line of duty: "Mikey and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the officer who gave his life in the line of duty. We are praying for the officer's loved ones, the injured deputy and the peace officers working to keep our communities safe. We honor this officer's service and sacrifice, and will keep his … Continue Reading


05.28.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to North Dakota Hospital Foundation for COVID-19

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded $1,072,968 to the North Dakota Hospital Foundation. Today's funding, being administered via the Hospital Preparedness Program, was made available through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 and will be used to help health care systems and professionals in the state continue to ad… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Hoeven Discusses Final Implementation of $16 Billion in Direct Assistance with North Dakota Producers

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today held a video conference with North Dakota producers and commodity groups on implementation of the $16 billion in direct agriculture assistance provided under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Hoeven is encouraging farmers and ranchers to contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices by phone or e-mail as soon as possible to begin t… Continue Reading


05.27.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Water Infrastructure Improvements in Hettinger

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a $228,000 loan and a $185,650 grant to the City of Hettinger. Today's funding will be used to repair a lagoon cell to allow treated water to be retained and used for irrigation as well as reduce future costs for maintenance and required hours to complete the treatment process. "This funding will permit H… Continue Reading


05.26.20

Hoeven Announces $2.6 Million DOT Grant to Fund Transportation Research at NDSU

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $2,632,700 to the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Today's funding includes the fifth and final round made available under DOT's University Transportation Centers (UTC) program included in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST… Continue Reading


05.26.20

Hoeven: USDA Direct Assistance Application Period Starts Today, Signup Runs Through August 28

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement to mark the beginning of the application period for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's $16 billion in direct assistance under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The signup period runs through August 28, 2020, and producers should contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office by phone or e-mail to apply. Additional information, including app… Continue Reading


05.22.20

ND Congressional Delegation Supports North Dakota's Request for Presidential Disaster Declaration

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement in support of Governor Doug Burgum's request for a major presidential disaster declaration for the period of March 2 to April 25 for 21 counties due to spring flooding in North Dakota: "We support Governor Burgum's request for a presidential disaster declaration and urge President Trump to approve it quickly," said the delegation. "As our nation battles COVID-19, North Dak… Continue Reading


05.22.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to ND Nursing Facilities Impacted by COVID-19

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded $16,342,500 to 59 skilled nursing facilities in North Dakota. This funding, made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will be used to support continued efforts to combat the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, helping address increased operating expenses an… Continue Reading


05.22.20

Hoeven: FEMA Agrees to Work with Stutsman County on Permanent Fixes for Inundated Roads

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreed to allow the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) and local officials in Stutsman County to permanently fix roadways inundated with floodwater in the county utilizing FEMA's Public Assistance (PA) grant program. Due to guidance under the PA program, the state's efforts to secure funding to repair inundated roads and permanently increase road grades has… Continue Reading


05.22.20

Hoeven: BOR Releases Draft EIS for ENDAWS Project

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) released the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply (ENDAWS) Project. Hoeven spoke with BOR Great Plains Regional Director Mike Black last month, urging him to keep the EIS process on schedule in order to maintain the Garrison Diversion's timeline for the… Continue Reading


05.22.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $3.5 Million FEMA Grant for Water Infrastructure in Cass County

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $3,564,967 grant to the State of North Dakota to serve the City of Fargo, City of West Fargo and surrounding rural Cass County. Today's funding will support the ND Resilient Infrastructure Project to protect drinking water sources serving these areas, including water from the Red River as other water sources are not able to fully… Continue Reading


05.22.20

Hoeven Announces Five North Dakota Airports Receive CARES Act Funding

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released funding to five airports in North Dakota. Today's funding was made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and was previously announced by Hoeven on April 14. Carrington Municipal Airport - $30,000 Casselton Robert Miller Regional Airport - $30,00… Continue Reading

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