News Releases

02.12.20

President Signs Hoeven-Cosponsored Legislation to Boost STEM Career Opportunities for Veterans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined President Trump at the White House for the signing of the Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act. This bipartisan legislation, which Hoeven cosponsored, will help veterans re-enter the workforce by making them eligible for National Science Foundation (NSF) programs that will help them pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The bill also directs the NSF to develop a plan to enhance outreach to veterans a… Continue Reading


02.11.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $3.6 Million FEMA Grant to Protect Fargo Waste Water Treatment Plant From Flooding

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $3,679,792 grant to the City of Fargo's Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). This grant will fund levee and floodwall construction as well as raise the roadways to provide permanent flood protection. Improvements stand to benefit the cities of Fargo, West Fargo, Oxbow and other surrounding communities. "Today's funds play a crucial … Continue Reading


02.11.20

Hoeven Announces $6.25 Million in FY2020 Army Corps Work Plan for Water Infrastructure Projects in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 work plan includes $6.25 million for water infrastructure projects in North Dakota. The funds are made available under the Corps' environmental infrastructure program for small and rural communities. As a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has worked to fund this Corps account in annual appropriations bills to ensure it can benefit the stat… Continue Reading


02.10.20

Hoeven: Army Corps FY2020 Work Plan Provides $100 Million in Construction Funding for Permanent Flood Construction in Fargo-Moorhead Region

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 work plan includes $100 million for construction of flood protection in the Fargo-Moorhead region, fully funding the project's construction capacity for the year. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Energy and Water Development, Hoeven provided increased funding for the Corps' construction account enabling the project to be funded in the Corps' work plan. "This $100 m… Continue Reading


02.10.20

Hoeven Statement on Administration's Budget Request for FY2021

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the administration released its budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021: "The Administration's budget request makes important investments in important priorities, including modernizing our nuclear deterrent, funding the border wall and giving proper support to our servicemembers and veterans. While the budget continues efforts to rebuild our nation's militar… Continue Reading


02.06.20

Hoeven: Interior Awards More Than $2.8 Million to Bolster North Dakota's Efforts to Reclaim Abandoned Coal Mines

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Energy and Natural Resources Committees, today announced that the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) at the U.S. Department of the Interior has made available $2,823,000 to the State of North Dakota for coal mine reclamation projects. The funds are provided through OSMRE's Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Program which is collected by a fee on each ton of all coal produced in the U.S. "No… Continue Reading


02.05.20

Hoeven Statement After Senate Acquits President

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Senate voted to acquit the President: "Over the past two weeks, the Senate has provided both the House managers and the White House counsel with ample time to present their arguments, and Senators were allowed two days for questioning, as well. The Senate also included the testimony from many witnesses and thousands of pages of documents that were collected as part of the House proceedings. "We have the transcript of th… Continue Reading


02.04.20

Hoeven Statement on President's 2020 State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after President Trump delivered the 2020 State of the Union address: "The President's address covered key priorities for our nation and for North Dakota. Economic growth continues to be strong, providing higher wages and the lowest unemployment rate in five decades. In fact, our country experienced wage growth at or above 3 percent for 16 months straight, well above any other gains since the Great Recession. "The tax and re… Continue Reading


02.03.20

Hoeven: USDA Issuing Third Tranche of 2019 MFP Payments

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the third tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments will begin going out at the end of the week. Hoeven has been urging USDA to provide this tranche of trade assistance to assist producers impacted during trade negotiations. As chairman o… Continue Reading


02.03.20

Hoeven to Host Bushel Founder Jake Joraanstad at State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he will host Jake Joraanstad, founder of Bushel, as his guest at the President's State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 4. Bushel develops mobile applications for farmers and ranchers, helping improve their communication with other businesses in the agriculture supply chain, like grain elevators, and empowering them to make decisions based on the latest information. The senator invited Joraanstad to highlight North Dakota's growing … Continue Reading


01.29.20

Hoeven Announces DOE Funding for UND's EERC to Research and Develop Coal Technologies

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected the University of North Dakota (UND) to receive $744,064 in funding for a Laboratory-Scale Coal-Derived Graphene Process through the university's Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC). Non-DOE funding for this project includes $186,016. Improving the commercial viability of co… Continue Reading


01.29.20

Hoeven: President Signs USMCA Into Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today joined President Trump at the White House as he signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law. This follows Hoeven's efforts to move the agreement through Congress, having repeatedly made the case for USMCA and outlining its benefits to the American people. "USMCA brings benefits for a wide range of industries across our country, and no… Continue Reading


01.29.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.8 Million in Head Start Funding for Stutsman County Region

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Head Start has awarded $1,871,473 to Community Action Region VI to support Head Start services in Stutsman County and the surrounding region. "Today's funds will help ensure that Head Start continues to be available for children and families in Jamestown and nearby communities, providing access to valuable early learning resource… Continue Reading


01.28.20

Hoeven Statement on Administration's Middle East Peace Plan

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the administration released its plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. "The plan announced by the president today helps advance the cause of peace, while maintaining strong support for a critical ally, Israel. At the same time, it helps lay the groundwork for self-governance and greater prosperity for the Palestinian people. While there is still much… Continue Reading


01.28.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $3 Million in Head Start Funding

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Head Start has awarded $2,058,371 to Mayville State University and $1,117,278 to Community Action Partnership in Dickinson. Today's funds will be used to assist children in preparing for school through increased access to early-childhood education as well as health and wellness services. "These awards are about building a strong… Continue Reading


01.24.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $4 Million DOT Grant to Repair Roads Damaged by Flooding

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $4.3 million to the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) to repair or reconstruct Federal-aid highways and roads damaged by flooding. Today's funds were made available after President Trump approved the State of North Dakota's request for a presidential major disaster declaration.… Continue Reading


01.24.20

Hoeven Statement on Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after attending a briefing this morning with officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and U.S. State Department on efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan province. "We were briefed today by officials from the CDC, NIH and State Department on important steps being put in place to help ensure the coronavirus does not s… Continue Reading


01.24.20

Hoeven Welcomes North Dakota Students to D.C. for March for Life

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after welcoming students from North Dakota to Washington, D.C. for the 47th annual March for Life: "It was a pleasure to meet with the North Dakota students who traveled to D.C. for March For Life," said Hoeven. "The March for Life is truly an inspiring event as it brings together citizens from across the country united in this cause. We're thankful for the dedication and efforts of all those who traveled to the nation's capital t… Continue Reading


01.23.20

Hoeven: EPA Releases Final WOTUS Replacement

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final proposal, called the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), to replace the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. This follows the administration's repeal of the 2015 WOTUS rule last year, which removed the patchwork of regulations in place due to litigation against the regulation. Hoeven previously w… Continue Reading


01.22.20

Hoeven Outlines Importance of USMCA at Senate Signing Ceremony, Final Step Before Sending Agreement to the President

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today outlined the importance of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) at the Senate enrollment ceremony, where Senate President Pro Tempore Chuck Grassley enrolled or signed the bill. This is the final step required before sending the agreement to the president for his signature. "USMCA will help provide market access and certainty with our two bigg… Continue Reading

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