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Hoeven Announces Nearly $4.6 Million in HHS Funds for Three North Dakota Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded three grants totaling nearly $4.6 million to support community health centers in North Dakota. The details of the awards are as follows: • Northland Health Partners Community Health Center - Turtle Lake, ND - $1,681,827• Valley Community Health Centers - Northwood, ND - $1,531,763• Family Healthcare Center … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Delegation to Sponsor Information Service Academy Evening in Bismarck on May 17

WASHINGTON - The offices of Senator John Hoeven, Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer will be hosting an informational Service Academy Evening at the Raymond J. Bohn Armory in Bismarck on May 17. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and will feature representatives from the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy and Military Academy-West Point. "Members of Congress take great pride in the opportunity to nominate the finest students to our nation's esteemed Service… Continue Reading


Hoeven: National Science Foundation Awards $50K to UND to Study Zika Virus Transmission

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $50,000 grant to the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds, made available through NSF's Rapid Response Research (RAPID) program, will enable researchers to investigate the rate of transmission of the Zika virus in an effort to help control its spread. "We have already begun to see the effects of the Zika virus, and it is impera… Continue Reading


Hoeven: FEMA Award More Than $3.4 Million to City of Minot Flood Water Treatment Plant for Flood Protection

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $3.4 million to the City of Minot through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Hoeven serves as the chairman for the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, where he oversees the department's annual budget. The funds will be used to construct a floodwall and upgrade infrastructure to protect the City of Minot's Wa… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Heinrich: National Bison Legacy Act Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M) today announced that the president has signed into law legislation they introduced designating the bison as the U.S. national mammal. The bipartisan bill, the National Bison Legacy Act, also recognizes the historical, economic and cultural significance of the bison, as well as its importance to many Native American tribes as a sacred and spiritual symbol of their heritage. "The bison is now officially the U.S. National Mamma… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Dedicate Display at Dakota Territory Air Museum

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined federal, state and local officials in dedicating a new display at the Dakota Territory Air Museum in honor of the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS). The new outdoor display features three aircraft of the type flown by the 5th FIS out of Minot Air Force Base (MAFB). The squadron, known as the "Spitten Kittens," was a part of the MAFB from 1960 to 1988. The display includes a Lockheed T-33 (which was part of the 5th FIS), a Convair F-106 and a Mc… Continue Reading


Hoeven Celebrates Milestone in Advancing Permanent Flood Protection for Minot Region

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined federal, state and community leaders in Minot to mark the signing of the cost-share agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Souris River Joint Water Resource Board for the Corps' flood protection feasibility study. As a member of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured authorization and $200,000 in federal funding for the study, which will help identify the best options for mitigating flood risks and i… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces UAS Cooperative Agreement Between UND, DHS

WASHINGTON - As Chairman of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Committee, Senator John Hoeven today announced that DHS has agreed to his request to enter into a cooperative agreement with the University of North Dakota (UND) to develop new technologies for countering potential unmanned aerial systems (UAS) security threats. "The University of North Dakota is conducting innovative work in the unmanned aerial systems sector," said Hoeven. "Under this agreement, UND and the D… Continue Reading


Hoeven: New Minot Airport Terminal Will Support Magic City Economy, Ensure High Quality of Life

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined community leaders at a dedication ceremony for the new terminal at the Minot International Airport. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to secure $32 million in federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for the $75.6 million project. "This new airport terminal, which serves as a gateway to the Magic City, has improved amenities and services to make travel more efficient and convenient for our community and its … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $2.1 Million HHS Grant to the Center for Rural Health at UND

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $2.1 million to the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota. The funds are made available through HHS' Office of Rural Health Policy and will support the center's Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), formerly the Rural Assistance Center, which provides technical assistance and education to enhance the… Continue Reading


Hoeven: HHS Awards More Than $500K to Valley Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $516,971 to Valley Community Health Centers in Northwood. The funds will be used to perform facility renovations, expansions or construction in order to increase patient capacity and provide health services to underserved areas. HHS expects the funding to serve approximately 4,800 new patients. "We continue working hard… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Senate DHS Appropriations Committee Approves $34 Million to Relieve Airport Security Lines Ahead of Summer Travel Surge

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement after approving a DHS request to shift $34 million in funding in the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) budget in order to increase the number of TSA screeners at U.S airports and help mitigate long wait times at security checkpoints. "Our number one priority is keeping the traveling public safe, which can and should be done … Continue Reading


Hoeven, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Encourage Volunteers at Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven joined Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) in supporting the Family Health Care Accessibility Act. The legislation is designed to remove barriers currently preventing health care professionals from volunteering their services at cost-effective, high-quality primary and preventative health care facilities, known as Community Health Centers (CHCs). The Family Health Care Accessibility Act would provide medical malpractice coverage to all qualified he… Continue Reading


Hoeven: USDA Awards Nearly $2 Million to NDSU for Agriculture Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded two grants totaling $2,197,839 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The funds are made available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and are awarded as follows: • $2,147,839 - To improve management of existing cropping systems, increase long-term productivity wi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Brings Interior Assistant Secretary to ND, Pushes for States-First Approach to Stream Buffer Rule

BEULAH, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted Interior Department Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Janice Schneider for meetings with state and mining industry leaders to show her firsthand the impact of the agency's proposed Stream Buffer rule and to push Interior to work with the states to find a rule that is workable in North Dakota and protects water quality, jobs and the economy. Hoeven also pressed Schneider to send Office of Surface Mining personnel to meet with the … Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Prevent Regulatory Uncertainty for Ag Producers, Ensure Farm Bill Works as Intended

WEST FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable with North Dakota agriculture producers, where he outlined his efforts to provide regulatory and legal certainty for farmers and ranchers. Hoeven has been working as a member of the Senate Agriculture and Appropriations Committees to prevent burdensome federal regulations that undermine agriculture producers' operations, including the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waters of the U.S. rule and the Occupational Safety & He… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Work to Give Veterans Better Access to Health Care Services at Disabled American Veterans Convention

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the 96th annual North Dakota Disabled American Veterans Convention and outlined his efforts to provide veterans with the health care services they need. The senator also presented the Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal to Warren Tobin in recognition of his service to the United States Air Force and our nation's veterans. "The Disabled American Veterans is one of the hardest working organizations in our state, leading the way on im… Continue Reading


Hoeven Stresses Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Ensuring Access to High-Speed Internet on Tribal Lands

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week stressed the importance of public-private partnerships in deploying broadband infrastructure in Indian Country to address unserved areas and provide greater opportunity and economic growth. Hoeven underscored the topic with private Native American groups and federal officials from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) at a hearing of the Senate Committee on I… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Ensure Farmers Have Access to Affordable Fertilizer

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week sent a letter to Thomas Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor, calling on him to rescind the Occupational Safety & Health Administration's (OSHA) proposed restrictions on retail fertilizer sales. Last year, OSHA proposed new restrictions on fertilizer sales that would force agriculture retail facilities to comply with the same chemical storage requirements as a wholesale facility. The rule would cause many retailers to stop selling to farmers at rural loca… Continue Reading


Hoeven Congratulates Carson Wentz on Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement congratulating Carson Wentz, quarterback for the North Dakota State University Bison football team, on his draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. "Congratulations to Carson Wentz, who tonight capped an outstanding season and historic fifth FCS national championship victory by being the second overall pick in the NFL draft, selected by the Philadelphia Eagles. Carson's talent, drive and remarkable work ethic make him an outstanding… Continue Reading

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