News Releases


Hoeven Announces More Than $150,000 CDC Grant to Minot State University

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities has awarded $155,703 to Minot State University to support efforts to streamline data entry and ensure patients receive needed follow-up heath care services. "Duplicate data entry can cost both patients and healthcare providers time and money," Hoeven said. "Today's gra… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces DHS Anti-terrorism Grant Opportunities for Local Communities, Higher Ed Institutions and Private Organizations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who chairs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Committee, today announced that DHS will issue a Notice of Funding Opportunity announcing the new Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program. The FY16 funding dedicated to this effort is $10 million, as part of a total $50 million effort to counter complex, coordinated terrorist attacks and violent extremism. "These grants are designed to support community-led initiatives across the country and… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Meet Ranchers' Needs, Ensure Multiple Use in National Grasslands

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Energy Committee last week, Senator John Hoeven pressed officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior to continue collaborating with ranchers and preserve access for multiple use on the national grasslands and other public lands. Hoeven drove home the tremendous value that grazing generates for taxpayers and local economies. According to the Public Lands Council, grazing activities on federal lands are estimated to save taxpayers approximately $7… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $640,000 in Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Pursuing Health Care, Nursing Degrees at UND

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded a total of $640,000 to the University of North Dakota to provides scholarships to disadvantaged students pursing a degree in health care, nursing and other health professions. "As North Dakota continues to grow, so does our need for skilled nurses and other health care professionals," Hoeven said. "These scholarships will not only help young disadvantaged students get a good e… Continue Reading


Senator John Hoeven 2016 Independence Day Statement

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in commemoration of our nation's independence: "Independence Day has come to mean many wonderful things over the centuries. It is first and foremost a day to celebrate the birth of our great nation, but it has also come to be a warm and happy occasion to enjoy time with friends, family, good food and special public celebrations with fireworks and patriotic music in cities large and small across our state. "The Fourth is … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Nearly $33 Million in Federal Funding to Support the Education Needs of Students with Disabilities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Education (DOE) has released expected funding amounts to support the education needs of individuals with disabilities. The funds, made available through the DOE's Office of Special Education, will be awarded to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. The funds are awarded as follows: • Special Education - Grants to States - $29,926,082 - To help the st… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More Than $240,000 in DOT Funding to Support Pipeline Safety Programs in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has awarded a total of $240,307 to the State of North Dakota through its State Base Grants program. The program supports state pipeline safety programs by reimbursing them a portion of each state's total program expenses for a calendar year based on its performance. "As we work towards building an 'all-of-the-above' energy plan for ou… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Department of Veterans Affairs to Open First VA National Cemetery in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has purchased 4.82 acres of land in Cass County, ND, and will open the first VA national cemetery in North Dakota. The cemetery, which is being developed under the VA's Rural Initiative, will serve approximately 24,388 veterans, their spouses and eligible family members located within a 75-mile radius of Fargo. "North Dakotans have a long and proud tradition of serving in our nation's armed forces… Continue Reading


Hoeven: FEMA to Grant Extension on Removing Drayton Levee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that, at his request, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would grant a request from Drayton for a six month extension before the city must remove an earthen levee built on land acquired through the Hazard Mitigation Program. Hoeven spoke with Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation at FEMA, who agreed to work with the senator and the city to secure the extension. Meanwhile, as chairman of the Department… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate Passes Resolution Honoring American Cowboys

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate has passed a resolution declaring Saturday, July 23 as National Day of the American Cowboy. Hoeven cosponsored the resolution, introduced by Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., to honor cowboys across the United States. "Cowboys have shaped our nation's history and culture through their grit and independent spirit," Hoeven said. "North Dakota author Louis L'Amour said, 'Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content,' and the Ame… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Heitkamp Join Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging Department of Defense to Swiftly Replace UH-1N Helicopters

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) today joined a bipartisan group of 10 Senators, led by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), in urging the Department of Defense (DoD) to replace the Vietnam-era UH-1N helicopters as soon as possible. While these helicopters are responsible for protecting our nation's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) fleet, including those located around the Minot Air Force Base, the Commander of U.S. Strategic Command has deemed the… Continue Reading


Hoeven: FEMA Awards $7.4 Million to North Dakota to Implement State Security Strategy, Prepare for Emergencies and Protect Borders

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves as chairman of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Committee, today announced that North Dakota will receive a total of $7.4 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to help protect communities from catastrophic events, prepare for emergencies and secure the country's borders. As chairman, Hoeven oversees funding for FEMA and the other agencies at DHS. "Events in Fargo, Minot, Bismarck and elsewhere in our st… Continue Reading


Hoeven Supports Funding for Veterans and Combating the Zika Virus

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement regarding appropriations to support Veterans Affairs and combat the Zika virus: "We need to combat the Zika virus, which is why I voted today for legislation to provide $1.1 billion in addition to the $589 million already in place, for a total of more than $1.6 billion. This funding was attached to legislation that will actually provide a 4 percent increase in funding for veterans compared to last year. Unfortunately the bill… Continue Reading


Hoeven: DOT Awards Nearly $2 Million for Infrastructure Rehabilitation for ND Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration has awarded three grants totaling $1,958,927 to airports in North Dakota. The details of the awards are as follows: • Stanley Municipal Airport Authority - $926,632 - To fund an extension of the airport taxiway by 2,000 feet to eliminate the need for aircraft to back-taxi on the runway and to support the… Continue Reading


Hoeven: HHS Awards UND More Than $300,000 to Combat Drug Abuse

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded $312,750 to the University of North Dakota (UND) to support research aimed at fighting drug abuse and addiction. "The University of North Dakota is an internationally-recognized research institution, and today's funding will go towards important research aimed at combating amphetamine abuse,… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate-House Committee Approves Bill to Combat Zika

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate-House conference committee charged with reconciling their two versions of the bill has agreed to provide provides $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus. The legislation was approved by the House last week and the Senate is expected to vote on it Tuesday. When combined with funds already reprogrammed for the Zika response activities, the United States will have committed a total of $1.6 billion to fighting the Zika virus this … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Department of Energy Provides $300,000 Grant for Carbontec to Develop Bio-Mass Iron Production

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Energy has approved a $300,000 grant for Carbontec Energy Corporation of Bismarck to partner with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Purdue University to develop technologies for using biomass-based heating to produce high-quality iron nuggets. "This research supports our all-of-the-above approach to energy development," said Hoeven. "By increasing the effectiveness and uses of biomass energy, we can make what would… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Agriculture Committee Has Bipartisan Proposal to Address GMO Labeling

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the Ag Committee has unveiled a compromise proposal to address the GMO labeling issue. Hoeven has been working with Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) to reach a bipartisan agreement to avert a costly patchwork of different state labeling requirements for genetically modified food products and to ensure that consumers have access to info… Continue Reading


Hoeven Updates Grand Forks Air Force Civic Leaders on Push for Role in Arctic Mission

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today met with members of the Grand Forks Air Force Civic Leaders Program to update them on a possible role for Grand Force Air Force Base in U.S. Northern Command's (NORTHCOM) Arctic mission. The meeting comes a week after Hoeven talked to the new NORTHCOM Commander, U.S. Air Force (USAF) General Lori Robinson, to review how Grand Forks Air Force Base and its unmanned aerial system (UAS) Global Hawk mission could contribute to NORTHCOM operations in the Arctic r… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More Than $4.8 Million to Support Emergency Services in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness & Emergency Response has awarded $4,895,387 to the North Dakota State Department of Health. The funds are part of the CDC's Hospital Preparedness Program, and the Department of Health will use the funds to fortify emergency preparedness in communities throughout the state. "The North Dakota State… Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149 Page 150 Page 151 Page 152 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155 Page 156 Page 157 Page 158 Page 159 Page 160 Page 161 Page 162 Page 163 Page 164 Page 165 Page 166 Page 167 Page 168 Page 169 Page 170 Page 171 Page 172 Page 173 Page 174 Page 175 Page 176 Page 177 Page 178 Page 179 Page 180 Page 181 Page 182 Page 183 Page 184 Page 185 Page 186 Page 187 Page 188 Page 189 Page 190 Page 191 Page 192 Page 193 Page 194 Page 195 Page 196 Page 197 Page 198 Page 199 Page 200 Page 201 Page 202 Page 203 Page 204 Page 205 Page 206 Page 207 Page 208 Page 209 Page 210 Page 211 Page 212 Page 213 Page 214 Page 215 Page 216 Page 217 Page 218 Page 219 Page 220 Page 221 Page 222 Page 223 Page 224 Page 225 Page 226 Page 227 Page 228 Page 229 Page 230 Page 231 Page 232 Page 233 Page 234 Page 235 Page 236 Page 237 Page 238 Page 239 Page 240 Page 241 Page 242 Page 243 Page 244 Page 245 Page 246 Page 247 Page 248 Page 249 Page 250 Page 251 Page 252 Page 253 Page 254 Page 255 Page 256 Page 257 Page 258 Page 259 Page 260 Page 261 Page 262 Page 263 Page 264 Page 265 Page 266 Page 267 Page 268 Page 269 Page 270 Page 271 Page 272
Showing page   of 272