News Releases

05.01.20

Hoeven Announces $135 Million in CARES Act Funding for North Dakota Hospitals & Providers

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded $135,152,313 to 59 hospitals and health care providers in North Dakota. This funding was made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be used to assist hospitals and providers in rural areas that have been impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. "This fund… Continue Reading


05.01.20

Hoeven Announces Behavioral Health Grants for Tribes

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committe, today announced that the Center for Mental Health Services at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded funding to MHA Nation, Turtle Mountain Tribe and Spirit Lake Tribe. Today's funding, equaling $97,402 for each tribe, will be used for substance abuse and mental health services. "Today's resources will support the efforts of each tr… Continue Reading


05.01.20

Hoeven: DOT Releases Funds for Five Additional North Dakota Airports

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released funding to five airports in North Dakota. Mandan Municipal Airport - $30,000 Mohall Municipal Airport - $30,000 Northwood Municipal-Vince Field Airport - $30,000 Tioga Municipal Airport - $30,000 Park River W C Skjerven Field Airport - $20,000 "The grants relea… Continue Reading


05.01.20

Hoeven Names Tony Eberhard as New Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Tony Eberhard will serve as his new chief of staff, replacing Cassie Bladow in the Senator's Washington, D.C. office. Eberhard, who served as Hoeven's Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director until 2017 and comes with 14 years of Capitol Hill service, will return to the office in the coming weeks. "We are glad to have Tony back in the office, and know he will do an excellent job serving the people of North Dakota. He brings years of ex… Continue Reading


05.01.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $7 Million in Additional CARES Act Funding to Support ND Higher Education Institutions

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate AppropriationsCommittee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $7,218,962 to universities and colleges in North Dakota. Today's funding comes from the Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEER) fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be used to assist students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Details are as follows: Strengthening Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universi… Continue Reading


04.30.20

Hoeven Statement on Administration Increasing Medicare Reimbursement for Audio Telehealth Services During Pandemic

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Administration announced it will increase reimbursement for audio-only telehealth services, which will help ensure patients have better access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that payments for audio-only health services will be reimbursed similarly to services provided in-person or usi… Continue Reading


04.30.20

Hoeven Announces Funds to UND, ND Department of Human Services

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services and Small Business Administration (SBA) have awarded a total of $590,000 in federal funding to two groups in North Dakota. The SBA has awarded $290,000 to the University of North Dakota for the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program. This funding will support training workshops and provide business development assistance to veterans and… Continue Reading


04.30.20

Hoeven Outlines Additional Federal Support for Small Businesses, Funds to Help Safely Re-Open Economy

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today outlined federal efforts to support small businesses through the challenges of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and help ensure the safety of North Dakotans as the economy starts opening back up. In a call with North Dakota Department of Commerce officials and the Greater North Dakota Chamber, the senator outlined the additional funding passed by Congress for the programs established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securi… Continue Reading


04.30.20

Hoeven Statement on Expansion of Main Street Lending Program

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Federal Reserve announced an expansion of its Main Street Lending program, which operates under Section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act. Under today's announcement, the Federal Reserve will begin offering three loan options through the Main Street Loan Program, which was established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to help provide access to credit for small and medium-sized b… Continue Reading


04.29.20

Hoeven Continues Advancing Efforts With Energy Secretary to Support Oil & Gas Producers, Ensure Access to Credit

BISMARCK, N.D. - In a call with Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette today, Senator John Hoeven continued his efforts to secure federal support for the nation's energy producers. In their conversation, Brouillette indicated to the senator that work continues onaid for the oil and gas industry. Hoeven and Secretary Brouillette are also working to get the Treasury Department to issue the final regulations for the 45Q tax credit as soon as possible in order to provide certainty to the coal industry as … Continue Reading


04.29.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for North Dakota Airports

BISMARCK, N.D. - 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 funding to airports in North Dakota. Today's awards come from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) with an additional match granted from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act intended to eliminate local shares and allow airports to continue projects regardless of c… Continue Reading


04.28.20

Hoeven Statement After President Invokes DPA, Designating Meat Packing Plants Essential

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) to ensure the continued operation of meat packing plants, consistent with recently issued safety guidelines, as essential infrastructure for the nation. Hoeven has been working with the Administration and his colleagues to maintain the nation's food supply chain. "The President invoked the… Continue Reading


04.28.20

Energy Department Submits Report on Sandia's Crude Oil Characterization Research Study to Congress

BISMARCK - U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong issued the following statement on the Department of Energy submitting its report on the Sandia National Laboratories Crude Oil Characterization Research Study to Congress today: "As the Sandia study proves, Bakken crude is no different from Permian Basin oil or the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. There is no scientific basis for Washington state or other states to impose a de-facto ban on our crude oil or requ… Continue Reading


04.27.20

Hoeven Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement Going Into Effect on July 1

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will go into effect on July 1, as each of the three nations have taken the proper steps to implement and comply with the agreement. Hoeven previously joined President Trump as he signed USMCA into law … Continue Reading


04.27.20

Hoeven Announces Partial Second Tranche of HHS CARES Act Funds to North Dakota Hospitals & Providers

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded a portion of the second tranche of HHS funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. As part of the initial distribution of the second tranche of funding, $14,108,992 will go to 40 providers in North Dakota, and will be used to provide support to health care providers and hospitals serving significa… Continue Reading


04.27.20

Hoeven Statement on Guidance Providing Flexibility to Meat Processing Facilities

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Labor (DOL), in consultation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, issued interim guidance to help combat the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) while supporting the continued operation of meat and poultry processing facilities. Hoeven has been working with fellow agri… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Hoeven: Treasury, SBA Announce Paycheck Protection Program to Resume Monday, April 27

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S Treasury Department and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the SBA will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications on Monday, April 27 at 9:30CDT/10:30 EDT. Congress approved an additional $310 billion in funding for the program, which was created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help small businesses and self-employed indiv… Continue Reading


04.24.20

Hoeven Leads Efforts to Allow Indian Gaming Enterprises Access to the Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA), today issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Small Business Administration (SBA) determination to include all tribally owned businesses, including Indian gaming enterprises, as eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), consistent with congressional intent. Hoeven just spoke with Treasury Deputy Secretary Justin Muzinich, who informed the senator of … Continue Reading


04.24.20

Hoeven Statement on President Signing Additional CARES Act Funding Into Law

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after President Trump signed into law legislation providing additional funding for small businesses, health care providers, hospitals and COVID-19 testing. As chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to include a provision to ensure that farmers and ranchers are eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Emergency EIDL Grants. "This supplemental funding agreement is key to ensuring … Continue Reading


04.24.20

Hoeven: DOE Awards $17 Million to EERC for Project Tundra

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $17 million to the University of North Dakota's Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) for Project Tundra, a carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) retrofit project for Minnkota Power's Milton R. Young station. With this award, Hoeven has secured approximately $43 million for Project Tundra to date. The funds are provided through the CarbonSAFE Initiative, for which Hoeven has en… Continue Reading

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