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Hoeven Helps Dedicate New Peace Garden Monument

DUNSEITH, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today, along with North Dakota and Canadian officials, dedicated a new monument at the International Peace Garden. The monument, entitled the Promise of Peace, is a sculpture that depicts two hands releasing a dove. "For more than 200 years, the United States and Canada have peacefully shared the longest international border in the world," Hoeven said. "The monument we dedicate today, built to stand for 800 years, symbolizes the enduring peace, friendship an… Continue Reading


Hoeven: DOJ Awards More Than $79,000 to Support Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

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 $79,545 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The funds, awarded from the DOJ's Office of Violence Against Women, will support the Violence Against Women Tribal Special U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) Project, which aims to increase engagement, coordination and action on public safety in tribal communities. In doing so, the program helps to increase th… Continue Reading


FEMA Approves Hoeven Request to Extend Removal Date for Drayton Levee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that, at his request, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Drayton's request for a six-month extension for the city to remove an earthen levee built on land acquired through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Last month, 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. FEMA Region 8 plans to notify t… Continue Reading


Hoeven: DOT Awards More Than $1.7 Million 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 (DOT) has awarded three grants totaling $1,794,444 to enhance airport infrastructure in North Dakota. The funds are awarded as follows: • Langdon Municipal Airport Authority - $1,241,097 - To fund rehabilitation projects at Robertson Field. Specifically, the grant will support the rehabilitation of 3,600 feet of runway to maintain the structur… Continue Reading


Hoeven: VA Must Have Systems in Place to Ensure Timely Medical Appointments for Veterans

WASHINGTON - During a recent hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, Senator John Hoeven pressed officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to address issues within the agency's national scheduling system for non-VA medical care. Hoeven stressed the rapid growth of non-VA care and the importance of having modernized information technology systems in place that can ensure veterans receive timely appointments. "Whether a veter… Continue Reading


Hoeven Requests DOT Expedite Process to Award Contract for New Air Service at Dickinson Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven is requesting that U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx expedite the agency's essential air service (EAS) review process and award a contract as soon as possible for new air service at Dickinson Airport. In light of United Airlines announcement that it will discontinue air service, DOT issued a request for airlines to submit proposals by August 15 to fulfill the EAS contract and provide air service to Dickinson. "It is imperative that w… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More Than $750,000 to Help Disadvantaged Students in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Education has awarded a total of $1,220,160 to the University of North Dakota and Cankdeska Cikana Community College. The Department of Education awarded the funds through its Talent Search program, which identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The funds are awarded as follows: • Uni… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Klobuchar Introduce Capital for Farmers and Ranchers Act

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Amy Klobuchar have introduced the Capital for Farmers and Ranchers Act. The legislation will increase the maximum loan amount that an individual farmer or rancher is able to receive under the Farm Service Agency's Direct and Guaranteed Loan Programs for Farm Operating Loans and Farm Ownership Loans. Many producers are concerned that the current maximum loan amounts do not grant them the flexibility they need to operate in times of low commodity prices. "Thi… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Coal Mine Reclamation Project in Bowman Recognized for Excellence

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has recognized the Halleck Mine project in Bowman, N.D., as one of the highest quality coal mine reclamation projects in the nation. The Bowman project received the Small Project Award as part of the 2016 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Awards. "North Dakota continues to prove that good environmental stewardship does not need to come at the cost of jobs or the economy," Hoeven sa… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More Than $1 Million to Enhance North Dakota Schools

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Education has awarded a $1,106,973 School Improvement Grant (SIG) to North Dakota. "In order to ensure our next generation of leaders is prepared for the future, it's important to provide all children with the resources they need to grow, learn and thrive," Hoeven said. "Today's funding will support a variety of projects aimed at doing just that." -###-… Continue Reading


Hoeven: USPS Selects New, Expanded Location in Watford City

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has selected a location for the expansion of the Watford City Post Office. The 9,000 sq. ft. building is located at 1204 4th Avenue NE and has much-needed parking space for customers and capacity for 10 postal carrier routes. Further, it will house more than 2,900 post office boxes, 16 sections of parcel lockers and two service windows. Remodeling will begin this fall, and USPS expects to have the facility fully… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Department of Commerce Awards $125,000 to Help ND Manufacturers Stay at the Forefront of Innovation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $125,000 to Impact Dakota, previously known as the Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The funds, awarded by NIST's Hollings MEP program, will support manufacturers as they work to meet the changing needs of the industry. "In today's rapidly changing and increasingly globalized world, it's important for us to invest in programs t… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More Than $432,000 Grant to Support Medical Research at NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the National Institute of Health's (NIH) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has awarded $432,300 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) to research new ways to efficiently create compounds that contain nitrogen. Nitrogen containing compounds have wide application and are part of many medical drugs. "NDSU is constantly doing research to improve our lives, including medical research to help us live healthier" Hoeven said. … Continue Reading


Hoeven Supports Funding for Veterans and Combating the Zika Virus

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement regarding today's vote to fund the Department of Veterans Affairs and the nation's effort to combat the Zika virus: "It's important that we 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. The Zika funding was attached to legislation that funds the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Veterans Affairs por… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Judiciary Committee Recommends Jennifer Puhl for Seat on 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee has favorably reported out Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Puhl to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. At a committee hearing last month, Hoeven introduced Puhl to committee members and encouraged them to approve her nomination. "Jennifer Puhl is well qualified to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and we're pleased that the committee has favorably reviewed her," said Hoeven. "As an Assistant U.… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Today's Filibuster of the National Defense Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after a vote to bring the National Defense Appropriations bill to the floor for debate and a vote was blocked for the second time: "As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I worked with my colleagues to pass a strong National Defense Appropriations bill. Recognizing its importance, the committee passed the measure unanimously, with bipartisan support. "Today, however, for the second time, the bill did not get the… Continue Reading


Hoeven Amendment to Authorize UAS Test Sites for Three Years Included in FAA Extension

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate and House have agreed on an extension of the FAA Reauthorization, which includes the senator's proposal to provide a longer-term authorization for the nation's six unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test sites. This reauthorization includes the Northern Plains UAS Test Site, headquartered in Grand Forks. The measure now goes to the president for signature. Under current law, the test sites' authorization would have expired next ye… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working with STRATCOM Commander to Advance Nuclear Missile Upgrades

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, met Tuesday with U.S. Navy Admiral Cecil D. Haney, Commander of U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), to discuss the Long Range Stand Off (LRSO) missile program, which would develop nuclear cruise missiles to replace the existing Air Launched Cruise Missile carried on the B-52s at Minot Air Force Base. Hoeven also underscored the importance of replacing aging UH-1N helicopters currently providing security for… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Congress Passes Bill to Help Prevent, Treat Drug Addiction, Help Law Enforcement Combat Drug Crime

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate has concurred with the House to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), bipartisan legislation that will help combat the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic plaguing communities across the nation. The senate passed its CARA bill in March. "Both the Senate and House have now passed this important legislation, which will help us fight the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic that has impacted communities acr… Continue Reading


Hoeven Organizes Letter Calling on DoD to Reaffirm Commitment to Modernizing the Nation's Nuclear Triad

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released a bipartisan letter he organized calling on Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to reaffirm the department's commitment to modernize the nation's nuclear triad. The bipartisan letter signed by 14 senators follows several statements indicating the Obama administration is backing away from support for the nuclear modernization program. "The three legs of the nuclear triad combine to form a very effective deterrent," Hoeven said. "The three legs - land-b… Continue Reading

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