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Hoeven: CDC Awards More Than $1 Million to North Dakota Department of Health

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $1,072,585 to the North Dakota State Department of Health. The funding will be used to support scientific and health research to prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, obesity and strokes. "It's important for us to invest in research that will help us to better understand how we can prevent and treat chronic disease… Continue Reading


Hoeven Presses EPA Administrator on New More Costly Carbon Emissions Rule

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today spoke with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to press for an explanation into the agency's new, more costly carbon emissions rule that will require North Dakota to reduce CO2 emissions by 45 percent, a dramatic increase from the approximate 11 percent reduction called for in the proposed rule. Hoeven called on the Administrator to meet with the state's industry to justify the increase and explain how the agency expec… Continue Reading


Hoeven Hosts FEMA Head in Minot, Presses for Affordable Flood Insurance Rates

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation at the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) for a meeting and tour of local flood protection projects with local and county officials in Minot. Hoeven oversees FEMA's budget as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security. The senator organized the meeting to review FEMA's flood mapping efforts and to press the agency to align flood mapping … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $400K Grant for Carbon Capture and Storage Research at UND's EERC

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Energy and Appropriations Committees, today announced that the National Energy Technology Laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $400,000 grant to the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds will support the development of a safe and efficient intelligent monitoring system for the geological storage of carbon dioxide. The proposed system will provi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces USDA Funding for Central Power Cooperative

MANDAN, N.D. - Speaking at a press conference in Mandan, Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy, today joined U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah in announcing a $46 million loan to the Central Power Electric Cooperative to make important infrastructure improvements. "As North Dakota's economy and population continue to grow, it has become increasingly important to continue devel… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Nearly $385,000 Grant to Support Outdoor Recreation, Conservation in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Interior has awarded nearly $385,000 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for conservation and outdoor recreation projects in North Dakota. "We live in a beautiful state with a strong outdoor heritage," said Hoeven. "These funds will help us to continue to be good stewards of our land and protect and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities in North Dakota."… Continue Reading


Hoeven: FEMA Awards Nearly $6 Million to City of Minot Flood Water Treatment Plant for Flood Protection

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $6 million to the City of Minot through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Hoeven serves as the chairman for the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, where he oversees the department's annual budget. The funds will be used to build two road closures - log structures which, in the event of a flood, close the gap in a … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Administration Approval of Oil Exports to Mexico

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after reports that the U.S. Department of Commerce will approve applications to exchange light, sweet U.S. crude for heavier Mexican crude. In February, Hoeven and a bipartisan group of senators pressed the Department of Commerce to approve applications for exchanges with Mexico. The senator has been working to lift the 40-year old ban on the export of crude oil. "The Administration has acted on our request and approved an ex… Continue Reading


Hoeven: FAA Expands Airspace, Allows Night Flight Testing for Northern Plains UAS Test Site

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has authorized expanded airspace and night flight testing for the Northern Plains unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test site in Grand Forks. The authorization will allow for more efficient research and testing toward safely integrating UAS into the national airspace and makes North Dakota the first state with approval to fly at night. This approval, along with the authority to fly above 200 feet for UAS … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $800,000 Grant for Bismarck Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $800,000 to the City of Bismarck to fund an update of the Bismarck airport's master plan and layout plan. The update will help the airport address key issues, objectives and goals related to its future development. "North Dakota's transportation needs continue to grow at a rapid rate," Hoeven said. "Bismarck's airport has continued to see a high demand for air travel. Today's grant from… Continue Reading


Hoeven: USPS to Relocate, Expand Watford City Post Office

WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will relocate and expand the Watford City Post Office to better meet the needs of the growing community. The new facility, which will be more than 7,000 square feet, will be located within city limits and will include three retail windows and 2,965 Post Office Boxes. Hoeven has been working with postal officials on an ongoing basis to improve service to the rapidly growing western part of the state. "Th… Continue Reading


Hoeven: National Science Foundation Awards Nearly $200,000 to NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $198,332 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) to support neuroscience research using fNIRS, a non-invasive neuroimaging technique for investigating brain function through the measurement and analysis of infrared light that has been transmitted through the scalp, skull and cortical tissue. "NDSU is a world-class research institution, … Continue Reading


Hoeven: Department of Justice to Award North Dakota Nearly $70,000

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance will award a total of $69,116 to Cass County and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians through its Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. JAG allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a wide range of activities to control and prevent crime based on state and local … Continue Reading


Hoeven: USDA Awards $577,700 in Federal Funding to North Dakota, Approves Loan of $564,000 for Sargent County

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program has awarded a total of $577,700 to Kidder, Sargent and Stutsman Counties. It has also approved a loan of $564,000 for Sargent County. The funds are awarded as follows: Kidder County Ambulance Service, Inc. - $44,749 - This Community Facility Grant will be used to purchase a new ambulance Kidder County Ambulance S… Continue Reading


Hoeven Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Bobcat West Fargo Headquarters

WEST FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the groundbreaking of the Bobcat Company's $9.5 million headquarters expansion in West Fargo. The new facility, which is expected to be completed next summer, will double the size and employee capacity of the current headquarters and will bring together employees currently working at different locations in the Fargo area. "Our state's ongoing economic growth and prosperity is due in no small part to the investments of our businesses and the ha… Continue Reading


Hoeven: New Senate Education Bill Restores Local Control, Includes Hoeven-Klobuchar Provision to Support STEM Ed

BISMARCK, N.D. - Speaking at the 45th Annual Career and Technical Education Professional Development Conference today, Senator John Hoeven stressed the bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act, which returns educational control to parents and local school districts. The measure also includes a provision offered by Hoeven and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) to bolster Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. "The Every Child Achieves Act replaces No Child Left Behind and pro… Continue Reading


Hoeven: HHS Awards More than $280,000 to University of North Dakota to Support Alzheimer's Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $283,925 to the University of North Dakota (UND) to support aging research. Hoeven announced similar funding for UND in April. Specifically, the funds will be used to test how diets high in palmitate, a chemical common in palm oil and other foods, increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. "People North Dakota, millions of people are affected by Alzheimer's disease," Hoe… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Department of Education Awards $220,000 to Sitting Bull College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $220,000 to Sitting Bull College. The funding, part of the Department of Education's TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program, seeks to provide academic and general support services to low-income, first-generation or disabled college students in order to increase graduation rates, create a climate that will facilitate these students' succe… Continue Reading


Hoeven: NDSU Awarded $72,500 for Medical Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded North Dakota State University (NDSU) $72,500 in federal funding. The funds will go towards the developing a "smart" drug delivery system, which will enhance a drug's efficacy and concentration while reducing side effects. "Efficient drug delivery systems are of critical importance for healthcare," Hoeven said. … Continue Reading


Hoeven, Heitkamp, Cramer Working to Support Sloulin Field International Airport in Williston

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer this week wrote a letter to Michael Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), urging him to approve the relocation of Sloulin Field International Airport in Williston. In April of 2014, the delegation invited Huerta to visit North Dakota to see firsthand the need for airport expansion and improvements in the state. "North Dakota's airports are vitally important to both our state and our n… Continue Reading

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