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11.11.18

Senator Hoeven Statement Marking 100th Anniversary of Signing of Armistice Ending World War I and Honoring Veterans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, today issued the following statement to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice ending World War I and in observance of Veterans Day. "Our nation would not be free were it not for our courageous veterans who have risked their lives to preserve our liberty and way of life. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I, rem… Continue Reading


11.08.18

Hoeven Announces Nearly $87.4 Million in Funding for North Dakota Energy Cooperatives

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has approved two loans totaling nearly $87.4 million for Minnkota Power Cooperative and Grand Electric Cooperative. Details of the funding are as follows: Minnkota Power Cooperative - $67,396,000 - The funding will be used to make generation and transmission improvements. Grand Electric Cooperative - $20,000,000 - The … Continue Reading


11.08.18

Hoeven to Serve as Honorary Member of National Native American Veterans Memorial Committee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that he will serve as an Honorary Member of the National Native American Veterans Memorial Committee. "I am honored that the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has offered me the opportunity to serve as an Honorary Member of the National Native American Veterans Memorial Committee," Hoeven said. "Native Americans enlist in the armed services at a higher rate per … Continue Reading


11.03.18

Hoeven Statement on Administration Reimposing All Sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the administration announced that it would reinstate all sanctions on Iran that were lifted as part of the nuclear deal, which the president decertified earlier this year. This includes sanctions on Iran's core industries, such as its energy, financial and transportation sectors. "Iran has long been a force of destabilization, violence and terrorism in the region, and the previous administration's nuclear deal only embo… Continue Reading


11.02.18

Hoeven Introduces Resolution Designating November 3rd as National Bison Day

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate November 3rd as National Bison Day. The resolution celebrates America's national mammal, the North American bison, and its significance in United States' history. "We worked hard to designate the bison as our national mammal to commemorate its unique and incredible place in American history and culture," said Senator Hoeven. "Bison are strong, proud and free, and an important spiritual s… Continue Reading


10.30.18

Hoeven Statement on Passing of Former North Dakota Legislator Rae Ann Kelsch

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the passing of former state Representative Rae Ann Kelsch, who served in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1991 to 2012. "Mikey and I are truly saddened to hear of Rae Ann's passing. She was not only a friend and colleague, but a true leader on education issues in the state of North Dakota. As governor, I worked with Rae Ann as she led education efforts in the North Dakota House of Representatives and serv… Continue Reading


10.30.18

Hoeven Statement on EPA’s Proposed Rule to Protect Farmers and Ranchers from Livestock Emissions Reporting

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule to exempt agricultural producers from burdensome reporting requirements for animal waste emissions. Hoeven has been pressing the EPA to find a permanent solution to provide certainty and prevent the agency's rule from negatively impacting farmers and ranchers. The senator also helped introduce the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act, bipartisa… Continue Reading


10.25.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $1 Million in Grants to Support Education and Extension Work at ND Tribal Land-Grant Colleges

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today announced that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided more than $1 million in grant funding to support extension and education services at North Dakota tribal land-grant colleges. The funding is awarded through the Tribal College Extension Program (TCEP) and Tribal College Extension-Sp… Continue Reading


10.24.18

Hoeven: President Signs into Law Comprehensive Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse with Provisions Hoeven Advanced to Prevent Sale & Shipment of Illicit Synthetic Drugs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed into law comprehensive legislation to combat the opioid abuse crisis that includes provisions the senator cosponsored to prevent the sale and shipment of illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl. "We appreciate the President signing into law this legislation to help combat opioid abuse and provide additional tools to help families and communities impacted by addiction. This legislation is c… Continue Reading


10.23.18

Hoeven Provisions to Resolve Easements in Red River Valley & Prohibit Surplus Water Fees on Missouri River Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the president signed into law the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, also referred to as the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The legislation includes a Hoeven-sponsored provision to resolve easements on land purchased with Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding in the Red River Valley and allow construction of comprehensive flood protection for the region. The senator's provision grants the autho… Continue Reading


10.23.18

Hoeven Urges Third Party Administrator TriWest to Continue Veterans Care Coordination Initiative at Fargo VA

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (VA), today urged David McIntyre, the President and CEO of TriWest Healthcare Alliance, to maintain the Veterans Care Coordination initiative at the Fargo VA Health Care System. Hoeven worked to establish the initiative in 2016 to address long wait times for veterans seeking appointments under the Veterans Choice Program by allowing them to coordinate all of their healt… Continue Reading


10.17.18

Hoeven Outlines His Recently-Passed Measures to Resolve Easement Issues, Support P3s & Provide Flexible Funding for Construction of Fargo-Moorhead Region Flood Protection Project

FARGO, N.D. - In a meeting with MG Scott Spellmon, Deputy Commanding General for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and leaders from the Fargo-Moorhead region today, Senator John Hoeven outlined provisions he secured in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) and the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water funding bill to help resolve the easement issue and provide funding to move forward construction of comprehensive flood protection in the Red River Valley. Both the WRDA and Energy and Water fundi… Continue Reading


10.16.18

Hoeven: SBA Administrator Linda McMahon to Keynote 2018 State of Technology Conference

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the head of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Linda McMahon, will keynote his State of Technology Conference this year. The conference, which the senator hosts with the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce each year, will be held on the morning of Friday, November 30, at the Delta Hotel in Fargo. McMahon will join Hoeven in North Dakota so she can learn firsthand about the broad range of innovative technology developments o… Continue Reading


10.15.18

Hoeven: Greater Fargo-Moorhead EDC, Local Consortium Submit Bid to Host New NIFA & ERS Locations

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation (GFMEDC) has submitted its proposal to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for North Dakota to host the new locations for the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The proposal comes as the result of a working group… Continue Reading


10.12.18

Hoeven Urges Secretary Nielsen to Utilize Grand Sky in Expanding UAS Border Operations & Implementing Counter-UAS Legislation

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) this week, Senator John Hoeven urged Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to make use of Grand Sky, North Dakota's unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research and development park, as the agency works to grow its UAS border security operations. U.S. Customs and Border Protection currently flies Predator unmanned aircraft out of Grand Forks to help secure 900 miles … Continue Reading


10.12.18

Hoeven Welcomes Fall Interns to His Offices in Washington, D.C. & Fargo

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Christian Miller and Claire Welch are interning in his Washington, D.C. office this fall and Austin Stolpestad is interning in his Fargo office. Senator Hoeven's internship program provides college students and recent graduates with the opportunity to work with the senator and his staff on legislative, communications and administrative projects. "We welcome Claire and Christian to our D.C. office and Austin to our Fargo office," Hoeven said… Continue Reading


10.11.18

Hoeven: Dallas Carlson Confirmed as U.S. Marshal for District of North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Dallas Carlson to serve as the U.S. Marshal for the District of North Dakota. Carlson has served as the director of the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NDBCI) since 2011. "The Senate has now confirmed Dallas Carlson to serve as the U.S. Marshal for North Dakota. Dallas has worked in various law enforcement capacities for more than 35 years, most recently serving as the head of the Bureau of Crimi… Continue Reading


10.11.18

Hoeven Announces USDA Rural Development Funding for NDAREC & City of New Salem

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a $200,000 grant to the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) and provided a more than $1.2 million loan to the City of New Salem. Details of the funds are as follows: North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives - $200,00… Continue Reading


10.10.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $182,000 Grant For Canola Research at NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $182,200 grant to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The funds will be used to conduct agriculture research to optimize canola production in North Dakota and the surrounding region. "North Dakota is the top producer of canola in the country," Hoeven said. "Today's funding wi… Continue Reading


10.10.18

Congress Passes Legislation with Hoeven-Sponsored Provision to Address Easements in Red River Valley, Advance Comprehensive Flood Protection

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined the Senate in passing the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, also referred to as the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The legislation includes a Hoeven-sponsored provision to resolve easements on land purchased with Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding in the Red River Valley and allow construction of comprehensive flood protection for the region. The senator's provision grants the authority needed to implement Route B, the … Continue Reading

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