News Releases

09.14.20

Hoeven Statement on Final EPA Rule to Ensure Public Feedback, Transparency for New Regulatory Guidance

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee and Senate Energy Committee, today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule to improve the process used to issue new regulatory guidance, helping to ensure transparency and increase public participation. Under the rule, the EPA is establishing an online portal to provide the opportunity for public comment on proposed guidance and pe… Continue Reading


09.14.20

Hoeven: DOJ Awards Funding to North Dakota Department of Health

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Office of Violence Against Women, has awarded $379,150 to the North Dakota Department of Health. Today's funding is provided through the Sexual Assault Services (SAS) Formula Program and will be used by the state to support rape crisis centers and nonprofit organizations that assist sexual assault survivors. "This grant will enable North Dako… Continue Reading


09.14.20

ND Delegation Announces $22 Million Grant to North Dakota Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $22 million Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant to the North Dakota Department of Transportation. This funding will support efforts to raise the grade of roadways along eight rural North Dakota highways and Interstate 94, benefiting approximately 13 locations. These projects will help reduce road closures d… Continue Reading


09.11.20

Hoeven Statement on Bahrain, Israel Agreement

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced that Bahrain will officially recognize Israel. This follows the administration's announcement of a peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last month. "A new relationship between Israel and Bahrain is an historic diplomatic breakthrough. We appreciate the efforts of the leaders of Israel and Bahrain to reach this agreement and for the Trump administration'… Continue Reading


09.11.20

Hoeven Statement on the 19th Anniversary of September 11 Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement in observance of the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks committed in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. against the United States. "September 11, 2001 changed the world forever and will never again be viewed as just a date," said Hoeven. "On this anniversary, we not only honor the memory of those lost through the tragic e… Continue Reading


09.10.20

Hoeven Meets With Space Force Chief of Staff, Outlines Opportunities for North Dakota to support New Armed Service Branch

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, co-chair of the Senate Air Force Caucus and a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, this week met with Gen. John Raymond, chief of staff for the U.S. Space Force, and discussed opportunities for North Dakota to assist in standing up the new branch of the armed forces. Hoeven highlighted how the Space Force can build off of the existing Air Force missions at the Grand Forks Air Force Base and the Cavalier Air Force Station. Further, the senator s… Continue Reading


09.10.20

Hoeven Statement After Targeted COVID-19 Relief Package Blocked in the Senate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked consideration of a targeted COVID-19 relief package. As chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to include $20 billion in direct funding to assist the nation's farmers and ranchers in the legislation. Additionally, the bill would have provided targeted relief for health care, education and economic needs. That includes support for COVID-19 testing and vaccines, … Continue Reading


09.10.20

Hoeven Announces DOJ Funding for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Response Efforts in Grand Forks and Nelson Counties

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Office of Violence Against Women, has awarded $500,000 to the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC), Incorporated in Grand Forks. Today's grant will support the CVIC's efforts to respond to cases of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking in surrounding, rural communities, in partnership with Grand Forks County S… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Hoeven: Army Awards $15.5 Million Contract for Renovations of 91st Missile Wing Headquarters at Minot Air Force Base

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of the Army has awarded a nearly $15.5 million contract to begin Phase 1 renovations of the 91st Missile Wing's Command Headquarters Building at Minot Air Force Base. Phase I of the renovation includes interior demolition as well as upgrading existing industrial areas to include HVAC, electronics-labs and missile communications. Phase I of the two-phased project is set t… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Hoeven Announces Aging Research Funding to UND

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the National Institute on Aging, has awarded $387,750 to the University of North Dakota (UND). This new grant will be used to support research regarding aging and how chronic allergen exposure may be a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. "Today's funding from HHS will support UND's research on aging, and help examine risk factor… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Hoeven: DOJ Awards Funding to Bismarck's Abused Adult Resource Center to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Office of Violence Against Women, has awarded $515,000 to the Abused Adult Resource Center in Bismarck. This funding comes from the Transitional Housing Assistance Program and will be used to support survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking by helping them acquire permanent housing, secure employment and inte… Continue Reading


09.08.20

Hoeven: FEMA Determines That Fargo-Moorhead Regional Flood Protections Project Meets NFIP Requirements

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved Fargo-Moorhead's request for a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR), stating that the region's flood protection project meets the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Hoeven recently spoke with FEMA Region 8 Administrator Lee dePalo, urging for the letter to be issued. This represents an important step toward ensuring that more than 11… Continue Reading


09.08.20

Hoeven Statement After Air Force Awards Northrop Grumman with Contract for New GBSD

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement today after the U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman with the $13.3 billion contract for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program, the replacement for the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has worked to secure funding for the GBSD program and included provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to ensure the r… Continue Reading


09.08.20

Hoeven Statement on Release of Senate's Targeted COVID-19 Assistance Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on the targeted COVID-19 assistance proposal introduced today in the Senate. Hoeven worked to include $20 billion in direct funding, which combined with the $14 billion replenishment of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) secured in the CARES Act, will provide USDA with $34 billion in funding to assist producers. Last month Hoeven, along with Senator Joni Ernst, … Continue Reading


09.08.20

Hoeven: More Than $5 Million Released to Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released $5,388,888 awarded to the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport (DIK). The grant, which was previously announced by Hoeven, was released today and will be used to support construction on the runway expansion project and includes both discretionary and funds provided by the Coronavirus A… Continue Reading


09.04.20

Hoeven Reviews Progress of Project Tundra, Efforts to Advance CCUS Tech

CENTER, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today conducted a site visit of Project Tundra's test well at the Milton R. Young Station and outlined efforts to advance the development of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies. Project Tundra is a post-combustion technology to retrofit existing power plants, being led by Minnkota Power and the University of North Dakota's Energy and Environment Research Center (EERC). As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources and Energy a… Continue Reading


09.04.20

Hoeven: NDSU Receives Nearly $6 Million to Lead Naval Research Partnership

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense, through the Office of Naval Research, has awarded nearly $6 million to North Dakota State University (NDSU). This funding, secured by Hoeven in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations legislation, will be used to support research into coatings that prevent the accumulation of ice and other contaminants on ship hulls, a research partnership between NDSU and… Continue Reading


09.04.20

Hoeven: FMCSA Announces CDL Apprenticeship Pilot Program, Requests Public Comment

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 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the new Under 21-Commerical Driver Pilot Program. This program is modeled after theDeveloping Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE)-Safe Act (S.569), which Hoeven is cosponsoring in the Senate, and would allow drivers from the ages of 18 to 2… Continue Reading


09.03.20

Hoeven Helps Advance Aviation Workforce Training Programs

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven this week joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues, led by Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.), in urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to implement two aviation workforce training programs authorized under the 2018 FAA reauthorization legislation. Hoeven cosponsored the legislation that established these aviation workforce training programs, and as a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Ap… Continue Reading


09.03.20

Hoeven Secures $2.5 Million, Interior Approval for BIA Law Enforcement Training at Camp Grafton

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that he secured $2.5 million for Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) law enforcement specialized training courses at Camp Grafton to help address law enforcement needs in Indian Country. Hoeven has been working with the Interior Department and state officials, including Governor Doug Burgum and North Dakota National Guard Adjutant General Al Doh… Continue Reading

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