News Releases

10.08.20

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Support Grand Forks Air Force Base with GF Base Mission Committee

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today met with Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski and the Grand Forks Base Mission Support Committee to outline his work to support the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB), including: Passing the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with provisions to: Block the retirement of the Global Hawk fleet. Secure an Air Force report on infrastructure requirements for the A… Continue Reading


10.08.20

Hoeven: We're Working to Build Unique Autonomous Tech, Precision Ag Sector Just as We Did for Unmanned Aerial Systems

FARGO, N.D. - At Grand Farm's Autonomous Systems Policy Day today, Senator John Hoeven outlined efforts to develop and implement autonomous technology, further establishing North Dakota as a leader in this field. As part of the event, Hoeven joined state officials in unveiling the state's first autonomous truck and participated in a panel discussion with industry experts. The senator drew parallels with the state's unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry, which he has advanced since his time as g… Continue Reading


10.08.20

Hoeven Joins Senate Colleagues in Amicus Brief to Support Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently joined Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and more than 30 additional senators, in signing an amicus brief supporting Capitol Hill Baptist Church's lawsuit against Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser in regards to the city's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) regulations prohibiting outdoor religious gatherings to not exceed more than 100 individuals. The senators argue that several mass protests have been permitted in recent months and the selective enfo… Continue Reading


10.07.20

Hoeven Helps Break Ground on Magic City Discovery Center

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped break ground on the Magic City Discovery Center, an interactive children's museum that will provide science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) educational opportunities for Minot families, including those stationed at Minot Air Force Base. The 22,000 sq. ft. center is being constructed on Minot Park District land on the North Hill and will provide an interactive and entertaining environment that will help educate children while also deve… Continue Reading


10.07.20

Hoeven Announces USDA Funding to North Dakota Entities

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 funding to three North Dakota entities. Details are as follows: Avera Health - $985,399 from USDA's Office of Rural Development to make upgrades to telemedicine software in the upper Midwest, benefiting the following North Dakota counties: Bowman, Cavalier, Divide, Grant, McInt… Continue Reading


10.07.20

Hoeven Thanks North Dakota Medical Providers, Outlines Efforts to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven this week spoke to the members of the North Dakota Medical Association (NDMA), thanking them for their essential service in combatting the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency and outlining federal efforts to support their critical work. Hoeven delivered the remarks as part of a virtual congressional panel during NDMA's annual meeting. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has worked to advance needed assistance for… Continue Reading


10.06.20

Hoeven Statement on Passing of Former Senator Mark Andrews

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement on the passing of former Senator Mark Andrews, who represented North Dakota in the United States Senate from 1981-1987 and in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1963-1981. "Senator Mark Andrews was a strong leader and dedicated public servant, who served the people of North Dakota in Congress for decades. He was a tireless advocate for our men and women in uniform and understood the importance of a strong national defense… Continue Reading


10.06.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to UND to Extract Critical Minerals from Coal

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 has awarded $150,000 and an option for up to $2 million for a feasibility study to the University of North Dakota (UND). This grant will be used to generate conceptual designs to extract critical minerals and rare earth elements from coal, as well as coal by-product sources, to support the nation's energ… Continue Reading


10.05.20

Hoeven Encourages North Dakotans to Give Input on FEMA's Draft Policy for Inundated Road Assistance

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement encouraging North Dakotans to submit input to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on its draft policy regarding assistance for inundated and submerged roadways under the Public Assistance (PA) grant program. This aligns with Hoeven's efforts with FEMA to revise previous guidance under the PA program that has hindered the state's efforts to repair inundated roadways. FEMA's existing policy requires burdensome and… Continue Reading


10.02.20

ND Congressional Delegation: President Approves North Dakota Disaster Declaration Request for Severe Summer Weather

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement after President Donald Trump approved Governor Doug Burgum's request for a major presidential disaster declaration for the severe summer weather occurring June 29 to July 1, 2020: "We appreciate the President for approving Governor Burgum's request for a disaster declaration. Our state was heavily impacted by a severe summer storm that caused flash flooding in several coun… Continue Reading


10.02.20

Hoeven: EPA Finalizes Rule to Remove Barriers to Reducing Emissions and Encourage Investment in New Technology

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that better enables businesses to invest in new technologies to reduce emissions. The rule repeals the previous Once In, Always In (OIAI) policy under the Clean Air Act, which permanently classified facilities as "major sources" of hazardous air pollutants and imposed significant regulatory burdens even if the business lowered its emissions. Under the final r… Continue Reading


10.02.20

Hoeven Reviews CFAP 2 With North Dakota Producers & FSA Administrator

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today held a virtual roundtable with North Dakota producers, commodity groups and Farm Service Agency (FSA) officials, including FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce, to review the details of the recently-announced Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) 2 relief for farmers and ranchers. The program utilizes the $14 billion in Commodity Credit Corporati… Continue Reading


10.02.20

To Combat Growing Threat of Cyber Attacks, Hoeven and Rosen Introduce Bipartisan Electric Grid Security Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) and U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced their introduction of S.4795, the Cyber Sense Act. This bipartisan legislation would create a voluntary Cyber Sense program at the Department of Energy to test the cybersecurity of products and technologies intended for use in the bulk-power system. Identical companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives earlier this year by Reps. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Bob Latta (OH-05) … Continue Reading


10.01.20

North Dakota Senators Introduce Legislation to Reform USDA's NRCS

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators and John Hoeven (R-ND) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) in introducing legislation to reform the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), which is in charge of making wetland determinations. "Ensuring that NRCS policies are farmer-friendly has been a priority throughout my time in the Senate, from the 2013 farm bill debate to today, and helping introduce Senator Rounds' wetland determination reform… Continue Reading


10.01.20

Hoeven Statement After Meeting With Judge Amy Coney Barrett

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after meeting today with U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who has been nominated to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. "I appreciate the opportunity to meet with Judge Barrett to discuss her experience as well as her judicial philosophy. She has an outstanding record of accomplishment both on the bench and as a law professor at Notre Dame Law School. Throughout her career, Judge B… Continue Reading


09.30.20

Hoeven Statement After Congress Approves CR with Funding for Famers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today released the following statement after Congress approved a continuing resolution to fund the government that includes funding for the nation's farmers and ranchers. As chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to ensure the legislation provides a full reimbursement of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to suppor… Continue Reading


09.30.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for United Tribes Technical College, Turtle Mountain Community College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded the following grants under the Demonstration Grants for Indian Children program: United Tribes Technical College - $624,947 to support efforts to increase high school graduation. Turtle Mountain Community College - $150,263 to expand educational services and activities for parents and stud… Continue Reading


09.29.20

Hoeven: HHS Awards Funding to Three Entities in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded funding to three North Dakota entities: NATIVE Community Development, Inc. - $297,000 from the Social and Economic Development program to support cultural services in the Bismarck community. Sitting Bull College - $270,908 from the Native Languages Esther Martinez Ini… Continue Reading


09.29.20

Hoeven Advances $46 Million to North Dakota Department of Transportation to Repair Damaged Roadways

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban DevelopmentAppropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $46,191,478 to the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDoT). This funding, detailed below, was authorized under the Emergency Relief (ER) program to reconstruct and repair federal-aid highways and roads on federal lands that have been damaged due to flooding in Fall 2019 and Spring 202… Continue Reading


09.28.20

Hoeven Announces Department of Education Grant to Turtle Mountain Community College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $261,888 to Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt. This grant was made available through the Student Support Services (SSS) Program and will be used to assist students as they complete college requirements as well as provide grant aid to students receiving Federal Pell Grant scholarships… Continue Reading

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