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Hoeven: DOJ Awards $230K to Prevent Online Exploitation of Children in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $230,632 to the North Dakota Attorney General's (AG) Office. The funds are made available through DOJ's National Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program and will be used by the AG and its partners as they work with state and local investigators, prosecutors and educators to help prevent the online exploitation of children… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $285K NSF Grant to Improve Mathematics Education at NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $285,402 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The grant, made available through NSF's Division of Undergraduate Education, will support NDSU's Promoting Reasoning in Undergraduate Mathematics (PRIUM) project, which will use research and student assessment to enhance mathematics instruction and student learning at the university. "Toda… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Advance North Dakota's Tourism Industry

MEDORA, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with North Dakota tourism industry leaders to discuss the future of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP). Since his time as governor, Hoeven has worked to enhance the state's tourism industry, preserve its national parks and invest in North Dakota communities. "One of North Dakota's most remarkable assets is Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a beautiful and rugged landscape that made a deep and lasting impression on our 26th President," Hoeven… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Federal, State Officials Release Commemorative Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter

MEDORA, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, along with federal and state officials, today marked the 100th anniversary of the national parks system with the release of a commemorative Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarter. Roosevelt founded the U.S. Forest Service in 1906, a decade before the National Park Service was established on August 25, 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. "Theodore Roosevelt National Park, like all of our national parks, preserves not only our beautiful natural landscape, but a… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Four North Dakota Teachers Selected for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that four North Dakota teachers have been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The program recognizes outstanding K-12 teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. The awardees each receive a citation signed by the president, a $10,000 award from NSF and an opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. for an a… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $1.4 Million in Federal Funding to Support Head Start Programs in Mandan

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration for Children and Families/Office of Head Start has awarded $1,474,524 to Housing, Industry, Training, Inc. (HIT), which operates West River Head Start in Mandan, and today's grant will support those services. "By investing in programs to promote school readiness for children, we're helping to set our next generation of l… Continue Reading


Hoeven Hosts New Army Corps Chief in Fargo, Urges Continued Funding for Flood Protection

FARGO, N.D. - While hosting Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, the new chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in Fargo today, Senator John Hoeven urged the chief to continue supporting funding for permanent flood protection in the Red River Valley. Hoeven drove home the importance of comprehensive protection in providing certainty and securing the long-term well-being for the region's residents and businesses. "We have made tremendous strides in advancing flood protection for the Red River Valley," Ho… Continue Reading


Hoeven: DOJ Awards Nearly $6 Million to Support Law Enforcement, Victims' Services in N.D.

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded seven grants totaling $5,933,052 to support law enforcement and victims' services in North Dakota. The funds are awarded as follows: • North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - $5,600,938 - The grant, which provides funding from the Crime Victims Fund, will enhance victim services in the state.• North Dakota D… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Government, Military & Private UAS Operations are Converging in North Dakota, Will Open Unique Opportunities for the State

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - At the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Summit and Expo in Grand Forks today, Senator John Hoeven drove home the point that advancements in military, government and private UAS operations in North Dakota are converging to open unique opportunities for the industry in the state. Hoeven highlighted how, due to the close proximity of the Grand Forks Air Force Base, Grand Sky Technology Park and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site, developments in each of these areas can be leveraged … Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Minnkota, Allete, BNI Energy, EERC Representatives in Advancing Project Tundra

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined representatives from Minnkota Power Cooperative, Allete Clean Energy, BNI Energy and the University of North Dakota's (UND) Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and formalize their partnership for Project Tundra, a clean coal technology project. Project Tundra aims to develop next-generation, advanced, full-plant scrubbing technologies to retrofit existing plants to capture CO2, which can then b… Continue Reading


Hoeven: DOT Awards Nearly $220,000 to Enhance North Dakota 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 a total of $219,600 to Glen Ullin Municipal Airport Authority and Oakes Municipal Airport Authority. The funds are awarded as follows: • Glen Ullin Municipal Airport Authority - $180,000 - To conduct an aeronautical survey for area navigation (RNAV) approach. RNAV is a navigational method tha… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Beyond-Line-of-Sight is Vital to the Testing, Advancement of New Applications for UAS Technology

HILLSBORO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined executives from Elbit Systems and local officials to demonstrate the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in precision agriculture and to highlight the importance of beyond-line-of-sight operations in testing and advancing UAS technologies. The senator has been working to secure approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for beyond-line-of-sight operations in the state, which would make the North Dakota UAS test site the first in th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Donates Books at Dedication of Hoeven Elementary School in Minot

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined the Minot community to dedicate the new John Hoeven Elementary School and to present books from the Library of Congress (LOC) to help fill the shelves of the new school's library. The senator thanked the Minot School Board and the community for naming the school in his honor and expressed his appreciation for the good work of the teachers and leaders in Minot schools. During the dedication, Hoeven presented 167 books to the school. The books includ… Continue Reading


Hoeven Dedicates New Dale Brown Basketball Courts at Hammond Park in Minot

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven and Minot city officials today dedicated the new Dale Brown Basketball Courts at Hammond Park in Minot. Brown, a Minot native, coached Louisiana State University's (LSU) men's basketball team from 1972 to 1997. Among his many accomplishments, Brown won more games than any other coach in LSU history, appeared in 15 consecutive national tournaments and reached the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament twice. "We dedicate these courts in honor of Dale Brown, a man who… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Economic Development Administration Awards $100,000 to NDSU Research & Technology Park

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $100,000 to the University Center at North Dakota State University's (NDSU) Research and Technology Park. The EDA investment funds the fourth year of a five-year University Center Economic Development program that provides technical assistance and research and development tools to increase productivity, encourage innovation and p… Continue Reading


Hoeven Receives Seven Seals Award for Work to Support National Guard and Reserve

BISMARCK, N.D. - Today, the North Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) awarded Senator John Hoeven the Seven Seals Award in recognition of his support of the National Guard and Reserve forces. This award is presented at the discretion of the ESGR State Chair and honors Hoeven for his work both as governor and senator to promote ESGR's mission and advance the cause of those in the Guard and Reserve. "The men and women in the North Dakota National Guard and in our Reserve servi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Continues Work to Protect Native American Children, Improve Quality of Life in ND Communities

BISMARCK, N.D. - At a field hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee today, Senator John Hoeven continued working to improve the quality of life for Native American children and families. The Senator cited the Native American Children Safety Act, legislation he authored and successfully passed through Congress, as a good step to help protect Native children and prevent abuse. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven also works to provide Native American communities with … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Technology is the Third Wave in North Dakota's Economic Growth

FARGO, N.D. - While kicking off the 2016 State of Technology Conference in Fargo today, Senator John Hoeven stressed the importance of technology-based companies in growing North Dakota's economy, with tech serving as the third wave following growth in the state's agriculture and energy industries. Hoeven pointed to major announcements made today by the Dakota Carrier Network (DCN) and Aldevron as markers of the state's continued success in this field. The senator said these developments showcas… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Veterans Groups Meet with Director of First VA National Cemetery in ND, Visit Site

HARWOOD, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted John Knapp, who will serve as director for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery in North Dakota, for a discussion in Harwood with veterans groups and local officials. Hoeven brought Knapp to the state to give local groups an opportunity to learn more about the project, the first VA national cemetery in North Dakota, and the process for building it. Knapp answered their questions during a Q&A session, which was followed by … Continue Reading


Hoeven: HHS Awards More Than $388,000 to NDSU for Alzheimer's Research

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 Aging has awarded $388,125 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The funds will support research aimed at preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease. "Alzheimer's affects thousands of North Dakotans and their families, and today's grant will allow researchers at NDSU to work towards finding out how we can prev… Continue Reading

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