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Hoeven Working to Increase Federal Funding for Comprehensive Flood Protection in the Red River Valley

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today outlined his work to increase funding for comprehensive flood protection in the Red River Valley. This will address the increased costs due to Route B, the changes recommended by the joint task force convened by Governors Doug Burgum and Mark Dayton. The new route and associated delays have added $600 million to the cost of the project, in addition to higher financing costs. A new funding plan has been requested by the Diversion Authority where the State… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the passing of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush: "We are all saddened to hear of the passing of George H.W. Bush. As a veteran of World War II, Congressman, Ambassador, CIA Director, Vice President and President, President Bush was a dedicated public servant and American patriot. Mikey and I extend our deepest condolences and pray for the Bush family as they mourn and honor his remarkable life and legacy." -###-… Continue Reading


Hoeven Marks Retirement of Cass County Sheriff Paul D. Laney

FARGO, N.D. - At a retirement celebration today, Senator John Hoeven helped recognize the career of Cass County Sheriff Paul D. Laney and thanked him for his service to the community. The senator also highlighted his own work in the Senate to support law enforcement through comprehensive efforts to combat the opioid abuse crisis by supporting law enforcement, increasing access to treatment and preventing the sale and shipment of illicit synthetic drugs. "Whether through his work in the U.S. Mar… Continue Reading


Hoeven Holds Roundtable with USPTO Director, Local Researchers & Business Leaders to Discuss Securing Intellectual Property, Opportunities in Tech Development

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted a roundtable with Andrei Iancu, Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and local researchers and business leaders. The senator organized the meeting to give Iancu firsthand knowledge about the needs of North Dakota's entrepreneurs and businesses in protecting their intellectual property. The group also discussed opportunities for public and private entities, such as university researchers, startups and established companies, to wo… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Latest Developments Towards Growing North Dakota’s Tech Sector

FARGO, N.D. - At his 2018 State of Technology Conference today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the latest developments related to the growth of the technology sector in North Dakota and across the nation. This annual conference, which Hoeven hosts with the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce, is an important part of his efforts to establish the state as a hub of tech entrepreneurship, the third wave in North Dakota's economic growth. This year's event included keynote addresses from Lind… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on President Signing USMCA

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after the President signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). "Free and fair trade strongly benefits our economy, while also providing much-needed certainty for our agriculture producers and other exporters," said Hoeven. "We appreciate the president's work to secure better trade deals for our producers and industries, and look forward to congressional consideration of the USMCA as soon as possible." Th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More Than $29.3 Million in Rural Development Loans for North Dakota Entities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded more than $29.3 million in loans for North Dakota entities. Details of the funding are as follows: Jamestown College Foundation Inc. - $18 million - The funds will be used by the foundation to purchase four buildings from the University of Jamestown. City of Williston - $8.5 million - The funds will be used… Continue Reading


Hoeven Supports Review of New START Treaty and Sets Priorities in Letter to President

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and 23 additional senators in sending a letter to President Donald Trump outlining top priorities for the administration's review of the viability of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). The senators wrote to the President that the Treaty's value depends upon a sustained and vigorous U.S. nuclear weapons modernization program, strict compliance by Russia with its arms control obligations and a true balance of nu… Continue Reading


Hoeven Legislation Enabling Homeowners Around Patterson Lake & Jamestown Reservoir to Purchase Lots Headed to the President to be Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that his legislation enabling homeowners around Patterson Lake and the Jamestown Reservoir to purchase their lots has been approved by Congress and will now go to the President to be signed into law. The Senate today approved both S.440 and S. 2074 as amended, legislation to transfer lots at Patterson Lake to the Dickinson Parks and Recreation Department and land around the Jamestown Reservoir to the Stutsman County Park Board. Homeowners will th… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More Than $6 Million in Health and Education Funding for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that more than $6 million in funding for health care and education programs and initiatives has been awarded to entities in North Dakota. Details of the funding are as follows: Head Start Grants - The funds are awarded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Head Start helps children prepare for learning by providing access to education, health and wellness services for low-income c… Continue Reading


Hoeven and Udall Laud Senate Passage of Native American Heritage Month Resolution

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Tom Udall (D-NM), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, welcomed Senate passage of S. Res 702, a resolution marking November as Native American Heritage Month. S. Res 702 recognizes November as National Native American Heritage Month and celebrates the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States. "Today the Senate to… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces Agenda for 2018 State of Technology Conference

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced the agenda for his 2018 State of Technology Conference, which will be held at the Delta Hotel in Fargo on Friday, November 30. The senator holds his annual conference with the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce to highlight breakthrough technologies and the local innovators creating them. The conference has served as a catalyst for new innovation and investment in the state and is part of the senator's work to position North Dakota as … Continue Reading


Senator Hoeven Thanksgiving Day Statement 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement to wish North Dakotans a happy Thanksgiving: "America is a truly blessed nation, and as we remember the pursuit of our ancestors to make a more perfect nation, we look on today with thanks and to the future with optimism. North Dakotans work hard and sacrifice throughout the year to provide for themselves, their families and for future generations. Thanksgiving Day allows us the opportunity to gather with loved ones to en… Continue Reading


Hoeven Celebrates Designation of Central Valley School in Buxton as a National Blue Ribbon School

BUXTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined state and local officials in congratulating the administrators, teachers and students of Central Valley School on being designated as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School. The designation was received in recognition of the school's exemplary high performance. "This award is a testament to the dedication of the school staff, the hard work of the students and the support of the parents and surrounding community," said Hoeven. "Our educators are an ess… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Army Corps FY2019 Work Plan Provides $35 Million in Construction Funding for Permanent Flood Protection In Fargo-Moorhead Region

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 work plan includes $35 million for construction of flood protection in the Fargo-Moorhead region. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Energy and Water Development, Hoeven provided increased funding for the Corps' construction account enabling the project to be funded in the Corps' work plan. Additionally, the Corps' work plan includes $4.2 million for small water proj… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Secure North Dakota's Role in Developing Key UAS Technologies and Applications

FARGO, N.D. - At the monthly Drone Focus meetup today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his recent efforts to help advance North Dakota's role as a leader of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research, development, training and operations. This includes: Advocating for the administration to utilize the state's UAS expertise. Safely integrating unmanned aircraft into the national airspace (NAS). Advancing the development of counter-UAS technology. Supporting North Dakota's UAS missions. "We are… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Tax & Regulatory Relief Are Helping Spur Economic Development

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Fargo area business and community leaders at the fourth annual 1 Million Cups (1MC) Reunion Fargo to outline how tax and regulatory relief are helping to create a pro-growth business environment to bolster North Dakota's economic growth. Hoeven stressed that these benefits reach across industries, including North Dakota's technology sector, and further drives tech entrepreneurship as the third wave of growth for the state's economy. "We've been wor… Continue Reading


Hoeven Nominates Four Students to Military Academies

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated four North Dakota students for appointments to the nation's military academies. Hoeven nominated Seth Benson of Sheyenne High School in West Fargo to West Point (USMA); Logan Brown of Century High School in Bismarck to the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA); Jeffrey Corcoran of Red River High School in Grand Forks to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA); and Luke Noah of Shanley High School in Fargo to the U.S. Naval Academy … Continue Reading


Hoeven Continuing Efforts to Expand Rural Broadband, Support Growth of North Dakota’s Tech Sector

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped celebrate the grand opening of Midco's Tier III data center. The $12 million facility will provide secure data storage for a wide variety of businesses, including the growing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry in the Red River Valley. Further, the center will serve as an important piece of infrastructure to help attract companies to North Dakota from around the country. "North Dakota has seen tremendous growth in its tech sector, and supporting… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Make Farm Bill Conservation Title More Farmer-Friendly, Support Voluntary Conservation Programs

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts annual meeting today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts to make the farm bill conservation programs more farmer-friendly. This includes improving programs at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Hoeven is advancing this goal both as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and as a member of the Senate-House farm bill conference committee, wher… Continue Reading

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