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07.19.11

Hoeven Honored With National Drug Court Professionals' 2011 All Rise Leadership Award

WASHINGTON - The National Association of Drug Court Professionals' (NADCP) today presented Senator John Hoeven with the organization's 2011 All Rise Leadership Award. The presentation was made in a Washington, D.C. ceremony on the U.S. Capitol grounds featuring actors Martin Sheen, Harry Lennix, Mathew Perry and Melissa Fitzgerald. As governor, Hoeven was a strong advocate of Drug Courts, which provide treatment, support and close monitoring as an alternative to incarceration for non-violent,… Continue Reading


07.19.11

Hoeven Statement on the Death of North Dakota Seante Majority Leader Bob Stenhjem

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to the death in an automobile accident of North Dakota Senate Majority Leader Bob Stenehjem. "During the 10 years he served as Majority Leader of the North Dakota Senate, and the nearly 20 years he served as a state senator, I counted Bob as a friend, a colleague and a partner in the important work we were doing to build a stronger, more dynamic North Dakota. As a public servant, as a citizen, I know Bob's deep lo… Continue Reading


07.15.11

Hoeven Sworn in as Member of Air Force Academy Board of Visitors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Senator John Hoeven was sworn in today as a member of the Air Force Academy Board of Visitors and tomorrow will review the Academy's instruction, training methods and morale in meetings with cadets and Air Force Academy leaders. Air Force Academy cadet enrollment is 4,419. "I'm honored to serve on the Academy Board, and I will draw from my experiences working with members of the Air Force and their families stationed in Grand Forks and Minot in this new post," he said.… Continue Reading


07.14.11

Hatch Welcomes Senator Hoeven to the GOP High-Tech Task Force

WASHINGTON - Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force (SRHTTF), announced today that Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota has joined the task force. The task force is aimed at ensuring the nation's technology firms remain at the forefront of the world economy. With the addition of Sen. Hoeven, the task force includes 15 members of the Republican Conference. "Sen. Hoeven is a proven leader who understands what our tech industry needs to be successful, and I we… Continue Reading


07.14.11

Internships with Senator Hoeven

Senator Hoeven is currently accepting applications for fall internships in his Washington, DC and state offices. Please click on the links below to downoad applications and to find important facts about the internship program. Applications are due July 15.… Continue Reading


07.13.11

Hoeven, Conrad Launch 14-Member Missouri River Working Group To Improve Flood Control, River Management

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven, Kent Conrad and senators from 7 other states today convened the first meeting of the "Missouri River Working Group," a cooperative coalition of lawmakers working to improve flood control along the Missouri River and address flood impacts on local communities. The 14-member group is working specifically to ensure that the Army Corps of Engineers can adequately fight current flooding throughout the river basin, assess the factors that led to this year's extensi… Continue Reading


07.13.11

Delegation Announces More than $275,000 in Funding to Help Boost North Dakota Manufacturing

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg announced today that the Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership will receive a federal grant totaling more than $275,000 to continue efforts to strengthen and grow manufacturing in North Dakota. "In order to create jobs and revenue in our state, it is important to continue expanding and improving the businesses that call North Dakota home," the delegation said in a joint statement. "The North Dakota MEP does jus… Continue Reading


07.12.11

Hoeven Statement on the Death of Sergeant Kenner

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven extended his condolences today to the family and friends of Sergeant Steven Kenner, who was shot and killed July 8 while responding to a domestic disturbance call. "As longtime residents of Bismarck, Mikey and I are deeply saddened by Sergeant Kenner's tragic death. His family, friends and neighbors, and the Bismarck Police Department are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. North Dakota is consistently ranked as one of the safest states in the … Continue Reading


07.08.11

Hoeven, VA Secretary Shinseki Meet With State Vet Leaders

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki in Fargo, where the secretary toured the Gladys Ray Veterans Drop-In Center and met with leadership of North Dakota veteran services organizations. Shinseki is in North Dakota at Sen. Hoeven's request. Earlier this week Shinseki met with Native American Veterans in Bismarck. Hoeven was unable to attend that meeting due to changes in the U.S. Senate's schedule related to debt ceiling negotiations in … Continue Reading


07.08.11

Hoeven Requests USDA Allow Emergency Haying and Grazing for North Dakota Producers Impacted by Flooding

WASHINGTON - In a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Senator John Hoeven today requested that the national Farm Service Agency (FSA) permit emergency haying and grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land for North Dakota counties affected by severe flooding as soon as possible. While the USDA awaits data on the level of hay and pasture loss from the state FSA office, the Senator also asked that the agency consider not only the level of precipitation a particu… Continue Reading


07.08.11

Hoeven Congratulates Makoti Native Everett Dobrinski For White House Award

WASHINGTON - Senator Hoeven congratulated North Dakota farmer and businessman Everett Dobrinski today for his recognition by the White House as a "Champion of Change." Dobrinski is being honored for his contributions to his state and community. "Everett Dobrinski embodies North Dakota's hardworking spirit," Hoeven said. "Through agribusiness leadership and community engagement, he makes his hometown and the State of North Dakota a better place to live and do business." Dobrinski owns and op… Continue Reading


07.08.11

Delegation Announces More Than $800,000 in Nursing Grants for North Dakota Universities

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg announced today that North Dakota State University and University of North Dakota will receive more than $800,000 in federal grants to promote advanced nursing education and to increase diversity in nursing programs. "In order for North Dakota medical facilities to continue providing high quality care to citizens it is important to focus on educating and recruiting the next generation of health care providers," the de… Continue Reading


07.07.11

Hoeven: Control Spending, Promote Pro-Business Environment to Address Debt and Deficit Before Raising Debt Ceiling

WASHINGTON - As the deadline for raising the country's debt ceiling approaches Senator John Hoeven today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate to address the need to reduce the nation's debt and deficit. "The United States is the strongest country in the world - in the history of the world - but not for long if we don't solve our debt and deficit crisis," Hoeven said. "It is vital we solve it for our generation - it is vital for future generations as well." Hoeven said the wealth - the econo… Continue Reading


07.06.11

Delegation Announces More Than $1.7 Million for North Dakota Airports

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg announced today that two airports in North Dakota will receive grants totaling more than $1.7 million for expansion and improvements. "Safe and accessible airports are essential for continued economic growth in our state, especially in western North Dakota with the energy boom " the delegation said in a joint statement. "These are smart investments. By improving and maintaining the quality of the airports in Bismarck… Continue Reading


07.04.11

Statement of Senator John Hoeven on Independence Day 2011

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in commemoration of our nation's independence: "The Fourth of July is a celebration of our nation's birth, but just as importantly, it is an occasion to reflect on what our nation represents: liberty, justice and opportunity for all. From a small collection of loosely associated colonies, we have become a beacon of unity, strength and hope for millions of freedom-loving people throughout the world. From the many, we have… Continue Reading


07.01.11

Conrad, Hoeven Help Lay Groundwork for Flood Recovery Effort

Minot - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven returned home to North Dakota today to get a firsthand look at flood recovery efforts in Minot and brief local leaders on efforts to secure federal disaster assistance. "As the Souris begins to recede, we are beginning to get a real sense of the tremendous devastation this flood caused. The road to recovery will be long. We will face some hurdles along the way. But we will recover. We will rebuild. And we will do it together," Senator Conrad said… Continue Reading


06.30.11

Hoeven: Prevented Plant Decision Step in Right Direction

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said USDA's Risk Management Agency's (RMA) decision to extend the eligibility for prevented planting coverage from one in three years to one in four is a step in the right direction. Hoeven has been pressing RMA for more flexible rules that will benefit farmers throughout the state who have suffered losses owing to prolonged flooding. The new rule will be helpful to Devils Lake producers, who have experienced heavy rains for two consecutive years and have… Continue Reading


06.30.11

Congressional Delegation Presses DOT Secretary for Federal Aid for ND's Flooded Transportation System

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg met today with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to highlight the devastation floodwaters have caused to North Dakota's transportation system and push for federal aid to protect a key rail line threatened by the rising waters of Devils Lake. "North Dakota has been hit and hit hard this year by a series of natural disasters. Our state's transportation infrastructure has been seriously damaged and we will need a… Continue Reading


06.30.11

Hoeven Statement on Confirmation Of Gen. David Petraeus

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today upon U.S. Senate approval of General David Petraeus as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency: "Throughout his extensive military career, General Petraeus has proven himself as a leader with a deep dedication to the safety and security of our country. I met with the general this spring in Afghanistan and am confident in his ability to lead our nation's intelligence agency. General Petraeus brings a clear knowle… Continue Reading


06.30.11

Hoeven, Conrad Form Missouri River Working Group to Improve Flood Control Management

WASHINGTON -Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad launched the "Missouri River Working Group" today in an effort to improve flood control along the Missouri River and address the impact for local communities. The new bipartisan group, which is set to convene its first meeting during the week of July 11, 2011, will work together to address issues related to flood control, examine the best ways to protect people and property, and seek solutions to avoid similar flooding in the years to come. Se… Continue Reading

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