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10.12.11

Delegation Announces Approval of Agricultural Disaster Designation for RIchland and Sargent Counties

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg today applauded the decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to approve a disaster declaration for Richland and Sargent Counties in North Dakota. The declaration allows impacted producers to be considered for Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans (EM) and the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE). "This is welcome news for producers in Richland and Sargent Counties. Disaster assistance will now be … Continue Reading


10.12.11

Hoeven Joins First-Ever Bipartisan Law Enforcement Caucus

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined with 17 other senators to launch the first ever U.S. Senate Law Enforcement Caucus to educate and inform their colleagues and staff about the programs and initiatives that are keeping our communities safe, while advocating for the policies and resources law enforcement agencies need to carry out their missions. U.S. Senators Chris Coons of Delaware and Roy Blunt of Missouri, the founders and co-chairs of the new caucus, made the announcement at an e… Continue Reading


10.07.11

Delegation Announces $2 Million Grant to Repair Devils Lake Flood Damage

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg today announced that a $2 million grant has been awarded to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to repair roads on the Spirit Lake Reservation damaged by the rising waters of Devil's Lake. "The rising waters of Devils Lake continue to wreak havoc on the region. Flood waters are inundating the area and have taken their toll on many roads and highways throughout the basin. This funding will help repair the vital infrastruct… Continue Reading


10.07.11

FEMA Agrees to Work Toward Comprehensive Flood Protection for Minot Area Allowing More Home Buyouts

WASHINGTON - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials today assured Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg that the agency would work with city, county and state officials to develop a comprehensive flood protection plan for the Minot area that would maximize its ability to use Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) dollars to buy out homes at risk for future flooding. In a conference call this morning with David Miller, FEMA's Associate Administrator for Federal Insurance and… Continue Reading


10.06.11

Klobuchar Makes Good on Goper-Bison Wager, Delivers Delicious Tater Tot Hotdish to Hoeven

WASHINGTON - Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today delivered her 'award-winning' Taconite Tater Tot Hotdish to Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) following the North Dakota State University Bison's victory over the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. Senators Klobuchar and Hoeven made a friendly wager on the outcome of the football game - Klobuchar wagered her hotdish and Hoeven wagered North Dakota-raised bison steaks. Klobuchar and Hoeven have been working together to address flooding in the Red Riv… Continue Reading


10.06.11

Delegation Pushes Back Against EPA Overregulation

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg today pushed back against an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal to regulate coal fired energy plants in North Dakota and urged the agency to jettison plans to overrule the State's efforts to reduce haze. In a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the Congressional delegation strongly objected to an EPA plan to overrule North Dakota's State Implementation Plan (SIP) on regional haze. "We believe that t… Continue Reading


10.05.11

Hoeven Pushes For States to Take the Lead on Energy Regulations, Not One-Size-Fits-All Federal Mandates

WASHINGTON - At a Senate Energy Hearing Tuesday, Senator John Hoeven told members of the Natural Gas Subcommittee of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board that North Dakota is doing a good job of regulating energy development, and that states need to continue to take the lead on regulating the industry. He told the members that their recommendations in a pending report for the Secretary of Energy on shale gas production should take into account the good work being done by states like North Dako… Continue Reading


10.05.11

Conrad, Hoeven Continue Push for Additional Disaster Aid for Communities

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven today continued their push for additional disaster assistance to help North Dakota communities recover from floods. The Senators urged the leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to direct additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to assist North Dakota communities with disaster recovery efforts. In a letter to Senators Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) and Thad Cochran (R-… Continue Reading


10.05.11

Delegation Announces More Than $3.7 Million Grant to Aid in Flood Recovery

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg today announced that a $3,738,854 grant has been awarded to the State of North Dakota to aid in flood recovery efforts. The funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is intended to help Bismarck and Burleigh County cover the costs to build levees and dikes. "Bismarck and Burleigh County were hit hard by flooding this year and every effort needs to be made to h… Continue Reading


10.05.11

Conrad, Hoeven Make Case for Frontier Amendment

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven today urged members of a joint deficit reduction panel to preserve the Frontier States amendment, a law that delivers more equitable Medicare reimbursement levels to health care providers in North Dakota and similar rural states across the nation "At a time when the nation's budget crisis demands the most efficient use of every taxpayer dollar, some are making the argument that Medicare reimbursement for North Dakota's health care providers … Continue Reading


10.04.11

Hoeven: FEMA Extends Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program through Nov. 10. The program aids individuals and families with temporary housing needs until they can secure longer-term accommodations. The Senator was in Minot Friday to work with local and state leaders on recovery efforts. He followed up with a call to FEMA Director Craig Fugate to ensure that temporary housing needs would be met un… Continue Reading


10.04.11

Hoeven: Free Trade Agreements Move to U.S. Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said the U.S.-South Korean, Colombian and Panamanian free trade agreements are one step closer to approval now that the President has submitted them and Senate leadership has brought them to the U.S. Senate floor. Hoeven worked with congressional colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get the Administration to send the three agreements to Congress for approval. In April, Hoeven and U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell met in Seoul with South Ko… Continue Reading


10.03.11

Hoeven Honors Grand Forks Judge for Adoption Work

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today recognized District Judge Joel D. Medd of Grand Forks as an Angels in Adoption awardee for his dedication to positive child welfare practices in his court. Hoeven selected Medd from a pool of impressive nominees. "Judge Medd has done his best to help North Dakota children and families navigate the legal system as they go through the adoptive process. He also works hard to make sure that each adoption finalization is a personal and warm experience for them.… Continue Reading


09.30.11

Hoeven Holds Informational Meeting of Corps, FEMA in Minot

MINOT, ND - Senator John Hoeven today held an informational meeting of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials to update Minot city and county leaders on federal flood mitigation and prevention efforts. He also updated officials on his efforts in Washington to ensure the federal agencies have the necessary resources to help residents recover from this season's flooding and prevent flooding next year. "We organized this meeting to ensure that the … Continue Reading


09.29.11

Hoeven Holds Informational Meeting of Corps, FEMA in Bismarck

BISMARCK, ND -- Sen. Hoeven today held an informational meeting of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Army Corps of Engineers officials to update city and county leaders on federal mitigation and prevention efforts. He also updated officials on his efforts in Washington to ensure that federal agencies have the necessary resources to help residents recover from this season's flooding and prevent flooding next year. Gen. John McMahon, Northwest Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of E… Continue Reading


09.28.11

Hoeven Honors Scandinavian-American Hall-Of-Famer Chester Reiten

MINOT, N.D. - As honorary chairman of the nomination effort, Senator John Hoeven today inducted Minot businessman and philanthropist Chester Reiten into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame at the annual Norsk Høstfest awards banquet. He cited Reiten's "boundless energy and unflinching vision" in championing North Dakota's Scandinavian heritage. "Chet and his wife and lifelong partner Joy have ensured that the Scandinavian culture and traditions would be preserved and celebrated by the… Continue Reading


09.28.11

Hoeven Dedicates Amazon's Expansion Facility

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -Senator John Hoeven, along with company, state and local officials, today dedicated a 30,000-square-foot facility that will expand Amazon's customer service operations in Grand Forks. At the ceremony, Hoeven attributed the company's growth to North Dakota's pro-business climate and thanked Amazon for its continued investment in the state. Amazon's expansion is expected to create 200 full-time jobs, plus additional seasonal jobs. "For more than 10 years, Amazon has been an im… Continue Reading


09.28.11

Hoeven: Thank You For Voting for Minot's Winning Park

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today thanked all who voted for Minot's Oak Park to win funds through Coca-Cola's Summer Campaign and complimented the city's civic spirit. Oak Park won the "America's Favorite Park" contest and received a $100,000 grant through the Coca-Cola Live Positively initiative. "Oak Park's national recognition and grant is very welcome news for a community that has endured so much this year," Senator Hoeven said. "After this spring's flood, we're seen a tremendous outp… Continue Reading


09.27.11

Statement of Senator John Hoeven on the Death of Former Congressman Rolland Redlin

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the death of former North Dakota State Legislator and Congressman Rolland Redlin, who died Friday in Rapid City, S.D. "Rolland Redlin dedicated his life to public service and the people of North Dakota, both in his community and in politics. In Congress and the North Dakota State Legislature, he worked to better our state and nation. We will miss him. "Mikey and I extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Christine, their… Continue Reading


09.27.11

Statement of Senator John Hoeven on U.S. Senate Passage of a CR to Continue Funding the U.S. Government

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after last night's passage in the U.S. Senate of a continuing resolution to fund the U.S. government through Nov. 18: "Last night, the U.S. Senate passed a continuing resolution that will ensure the continued operation of the federal government through November 18. The measure also includes $2.65 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Fiscal Year 2012 to continue recovery efforts following natural disa… Continue Reading

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