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Hoeven: PHMSA Makes $2 Million Available for Pipeline Safety Solutions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is offering $2 million in funding to universities to support research for pipeline safety solutions, more than twice the amount that was awarded last year. Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Energy Committees, has been working to improve the nation's energy infrastructure. "As we work towards building a compreh… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Bring High-Tech Leader General Atomics to Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven Tuesday encouraged senior officials of high-tech leader General Atomics (GA) to consider locating a facility in Grand Sky, Grand Forks' new technology park. GA is one of the world's leading developers of high-technology systems, ranging from airborne sensors to advanced unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The senator and Linden P. Blue, president of Reconnaissance Systems Group at GA Aeronautical Systems, Inc., discussed the possibility of establish a training acad… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Good Luck to UND Men's Hockey in the Frozen Four

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement as the University of North Dakota men's hockey team prepares to meet Boston University in the semifinal match of the Frozen Four. This is the seventh time in 11 years that UND has made the Frozen Four: "We're proud of the University of North Dakota men's hockey team. They've had a spectacular season so far, and we wish them the best of luck as they head on to the Frozen Four. We'll be cheering for them as they take on Bosto… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Nearly $2.9 Million Head Start Grant for Turtle Mountain

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indian Tribe nearly $2.9 million in funding to support a five-year Head Start program. "We must ensure that children receive the support they need to have bright futures," said Hoeven. "This funding will help the children of Turtle Mountain get a good start on their educations, and also provide for their general health and well-being. It's… Continue Reading


Hoeven to Review Southern Border Operations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), chair of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), will conduct a four-day review of security operations on the southern border in Houston, McAllen and Laredo, Texas this week to assess the needs and challenges of agents working to control the border. Ranking committee member Jean Shaheen (D-N.H.) will also participate in the mission. The DHS Appropriations Committee oversees a $40 billion discretionary budg… Continue Reading


Hoeven Honors Service of Four North Dakota Veterans

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today honored the service of four North Dakota veterans at a military medal presentation ceremony in Minot. Hoeven's office worked to secure the medals earned by World War II veteran John Rodman, Korean War veteran Douglas Beck, World War II veteran Arthur Heisler and World War II veteran Trygve Knutson. "The veterans we are honoring today are part of our state's proud history of military service," said Hoeven. "These men left their homes and families to defend… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Bills to Improve Vets Access to Extended Care, Health Care Services

MINOT, N.D. - Speaking at a gathering of the Minot Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, Senator John Hoeven today outlined legislation he is working to pass that will help veterans in North Dakota and across the nation. The first bill provides veterans with more options for long-term care (LTC) services in their home communities, and the second gives veterans greater access to local services when they live far from a Veterans Affairs Administration (VA) hospital. Hoeven was in Minot to honor the service o… Continue Reading


Hoeven Visits Students at Lewis and Clark Elementary School in Mandan

MANDAN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today visited Lewis and Clark Elementary School to present a U.S. flag to Melanie Campbell's first grade class and to speak at an assembly with the entire student body. In March, Ms. Campbell's students wrote letters to the senator requesting a flag to be flown over the U.S. Capitol. Hoeven surprised the students today by delivering the flag during an assembly at the school about American history and traditions. "It's very important for our young people to lea… Continue Reading


Hoeven Hosts Veterans Long-Term Care Roundtable

MANDAN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today led a veterans roundtable to outline the Veterans Access to Extended Care Act and his work to improve veterans' access to nursing homes and extended care facilities in their local communities. The roundtable included veterans, representatives from local veteran service organizations, Veterans Service Officers (VSO) and long-term care (LTC) providers and administrators. Senators Hoeven and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) recently introduced the bipartisan Veterans … Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on the Passing of Nathan 'Paul' Goodiron

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in honor of today's memorial service for Nathan 'Paul' Goodiron: "Paul dedicated his life to serving our country, beginning with his service in the Navy during the Vietnam War, and continuing through his efforts to ensure that our veterans get the support they need once they come home. His own military service and his love for his son Cpl. Nathan J. Good Iron, who tragically passed away while serving in Afghanistan in … Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Secure $7.3 Million Modern Facility to Support Air National Guard's New Intel Mission

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today updated supporters of the North Dakota Air National Guard on his work to secure a $7.3 million modern facility to support the 119th Air Wing's new intelligence targeting mission. As a member of the Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee, Hoeven is now working to ensure that Congress appropriates the funds so that a permanent facility can be built. The senator spoke before a meeting of the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber's Military Affairs Com… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on the Passing of Wally Beyer

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on the passing of Wally Beyer, prominent figure in North Dakota's rural electric cooperatives: "Wally Beyer's 25 years as general manager at Verendrye Electrical Cooperative were a testament to his commitment to the state's rural electric cooperatives and providing the people of North Dakota with affordable and reliable energy. "Wally's community involvements are too numerous to list in their entirety, but they encompassed … Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More than $3.7 Million FEMA Grant for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $3,734,500 to North Dakota through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP). The SHSGP is part of the DHS Homeland Security Grant Program, which is the primary funding source for building and sustaining the state's capabilities to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from catastrophic events. Hoeven serves on the DHS Appropriat… Continue Reading


Hoeven: FEMA Flood Maps Must Reflect Benefits Fargo Flood Control Will Bring, Keep Rates Affordable

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted a roundtable in Fargo with Roy Wright, administrator for mitigation with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). Hoeven organized the event to ensure that the agency's programs are working for state and local governments, and above all, residents. The senator is pushing to ensure that FEMA's flood maps adequately reflect how Fargo's permanent flood control project will protect homes in the flood plain. Specifically, Hoeven reviewed … Continue Reading


Hoeven, Klobuchar Visit STEM Students in West Fargo, Moorhead to Highlight Innovate America Act

WEST FARGO, N.D. - U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today met with students at West Fargo's Sheyenne High School and Moorhead's Horizon Middle School to discuss their bipartisan Innovate America Act and to highlight the schools' efforts to prepare students for advanced Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum. The Innovate America Act would add 100 new STEM schools, support scientific research and help remove burdensome regulations for sma… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More than $170,000 USDA Grant for NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $172,339 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) to help fund food safety research. "NDSU is a world-class research institution making remarkable advances in agriculture," Hoeven said. "This USDA grant will help continue important food research and will enable NDSU researchers to continue helping to meet America's food needs." The award is made available through the Agriculture and Food … Continue Reading


Hoeven: EDA Awards UND $250,000 to Encourage Investment in Innovative Start-ups

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $250,000 grant to the University of North Dakota's (UND) Center for Innovation. The funds will support the Center's efforts to help entrepreneurs by strengthening angel fund networks in North Dakota, boosting contact between individuals who are interested in investing and creating a foundation for launching new angel and seed f… Continue Reading


Hoeven Hosts Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell for Grazing Associations Roundtable

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted a roundtable meeting for grazing association leaders and U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell to address their concerns and make sure the grasslands management plan now under development by the agency works for ranchers on the Little Missouri National Grasslands. Representatives from other areas in the Dakota Prairie Grasslands also participated in the roundtable. The Forest Service is currently doing an environmental… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on UND Men's Hockey Going to the Frozen Four

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement congratulating the University of North Dakota's men's hockey team going to the Frozen Four after last night's win over St. Cloud State, 4-1. It's the seventh time in 11 years that they have made the Frozen Four: "Last night's UND win over St. Cloud State was an exciting game. After an early score by St. Cloud State less than two minutes into the game, UND tied it up. They made some spectacular saves to hold the line and score… Continue Reading


Hoeven Receives North Dakota Parent Teacher Association's 'Friend of the Child' Award

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today received the North Dakota Parent Teacher Association's (PTA) 'Friend of the Child' award for his support of child-related legislation. The annual award was created in 1992 to honor individuals who have 'given exemplary service to children and youth.' "Our children are our future, and during my time in the senate, as well as my time as governor, I have worked hard to ensure that our next generation is equipped with the tools they need to have rewarding liv… Continue Reading

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