News Releases

11.11.20

Hoeven Statement Honoring Veterans Day

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day. Since he was elected as Governor, Hoeven has normally spent Veterans Day with North Dakota veterans; however, he was unable to attend events in North Dakota today as the Senate is in session this week. To pay tribute to our veterans, Hoeven visited the war memorials on the National Mall. "Our nation wo… Continue Reading


11.10.20

Hoeven Nominates Five North Dakota Students to Military Academies

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated five North Dakota students for appointments to the nation's military academies. Hoeven nominated Luke Gasper of Bismarck Century High School to the U.S. Military Academy (West Point); Marissa Shea of Bismarck St. Mary's High School to West Point, Camden Larsen of Grand Forks Red River High School to the U.S. Air Force Academy; Ieree Lundin of Bismarck Century High School to the U.S. Naval Academy; and Rebecca VanVleet of Farg… Continue Reading


11.10.20

Hoeven Outlines Key Provisions for North Dakota Producers in Senate's FY 2021 Agriculture Appropriations Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today outlined key provisions for North Dakota that he included in the Senate's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, including: $5 million for the Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grant Program, which supports innovation clusters in rural regions. Hoeven also included language to prioritize projects like … Continue Reading


11.09.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.8 Million in Head Start Funding

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,828,291 to Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency in Fargo. This funding will be used to support Head Start and Early Head Start services in the region. "Today's grant from HHS will help ensure children in low-income households have access to resources and services to prepare them for school, supporting their lo… Continue Reading


11.06.20

Hoeven: EPA Awards Funding to North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $748,985 to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ). Today's funding was made available through the Performance Partnership Grants program and will help maintain necessary environmental program databases. "This grant will support North Dakota's efforts to promote better environmental stewardship through enhanced c… Continue Reading


11.05.20

Hoeven Continues Pressing Administration to Finalize WHIP+ Quality Loss Assistance As Soon As Possible

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven this week spoke with Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce to get a status update on the quality loss coverage under the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+), and pressed FSA to advance the program as soon as possible. The senator stressed the need to ensure the program works for producers, covers all eligible causes of loss and fairly compensates farmers. The senator was told that FSA is working to complete the implementati… Continue Reading


11.04.20

Hoeven Statement on FCC Making Spectrum Available to Improve Connectivity for Tribes in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted spectrum licenses to the following tribes in North Dakota: Three Affiliated Tribes. Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) and the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has worked to address broadband connectivity issues in Indian Country … Continue Reading


11.02.20

Hoeven Announces Public Safety Funding to North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Office of Justice Programs, has awarded funding to two North Dakota entities: North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - $999,638 to develop and implement innovative and research-based responses to address delays within the criminal justice system. North Dakota Attorney General's Office - $676,596 to update finger-print… Continue Reading


11.02.20

Hoeven Announces Grant to Oyate Community Development Corporation

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development has awarded a grant of $82,000 to the Oyate Community Development Corporation in Fort Yates. Today's funding is available through the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program and will be used to provide education, train… Continue Reading


11.02.20

Hoeven Announces USDA Rural Development Loan to Dakota Horizons Fund

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development has awarded a $466,000 loan to the Dakota Horizons Fund based in Grand Forks. Today's loan is available through the Intermediary Relending Program (IRP) and will be used to provide loans for projects in rural communities across 22 North Dakota counties. "Toda… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Hoeven Congratulates Sweetwater Elementary School on Second National Blue Ribbon Award

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined a virtual celebration to congratulate students and staff at Sweetwater Elementary School in Devils Lake on being designated as a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School, receiving their second National Blue Ribbon Award. The school first received the award in 2014, with Hoeven joining the community's celebration that year as well. During the ceremony, Hoeven honored the students and teachers for receiving their second Blue Ribbon School Award and ex… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Hoeven Announces Loan Guarantee to I.O.O.F. Retirement Village Group

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development, has approved a loan guarantee of $2,385,000 to the I.O.O.F. Retirement Village Group, LP. Today's award was made available through the Multi-Family Housing Loan program and will be used to acquire and renovate 78 units of housing in Devils Lake. "With thi… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to North Dakota Department of Health

BISMARCK, N.D. - 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 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has awarded $344,775 to the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH). This new grant will be used to support maternal and child health services in North Dakota. "This grant from HHS will support the North Dakota Department of Health and their efforts to provide vital … Continue Reading


10.30.20

Hoeven: North Dakota IPP to Become Permanent, Working Toward First Statewide UAS Flights Without Visual Observers

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced that the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Integration Pilot Program (IPP), including the initiative in North Dakota, will begin its transition to a permanent program. Now the BEYOND program, this permanence helps ensure the state can continue to develop the technology, practices and legal framework needed to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems (UAS… Continue Reading


10.30.20

Hoeven: We Built North Dakota's Pro-Business Environment to Attract Investments Like New Amazon Fulfillment Center

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, Governor Doug Burgum and representatives from private industry groups in outlining Project Force, the new Amazon fulfillment center under development in north Fargo. Hoeven worked with the city to advance the project, having worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to get the permit approved in a timely manner to ensure construction could move forward without delay. The 1.3 million square foot facility is expected to ope… Continue Reading


10.29.20

Hoeven: USDA Rural Development Awards $6.9 Million to Reservation Telephone Cooperative to Build Broadband Infrastructure in Western North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Clare Carlson, Dakota Carrier Network (DCN) CEO Seth Arndorfer and Reservation Telephone Cooperative CEO Shane Hart in announcing a federal grant of $6.9 million under the ReConnect program to build broadband infrastructure in western North Dakota and eastern Montana. Reservation Telephone Cooperative, a member company of DCN, will use the funding, along with $2.3 million of i… Continue Reading


10.29.20

ND Delegation: EPA Approves Three Dicamba Registrations Through 2025

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved new five-year registrations for two dicamba products, XtendiMax and Egenia, and extended the registration of an addition dicamba product, Tavium Plus, until 2025. "This is a welcome relief for producers, including North Dakota's soybean growers, who have faced numerous challenges in recent months. This decision provi… Continue Reading


10.28.20

ND Delegation to FEMA: Accept Minot's Appeal of Flood Insurance Rate Map

MINOT, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong this week pressed Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials to grant the City of Minot's appeal of FEMA's preliminary flood insurance rate map for the City of Minot and Ward County. In a letter to FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor, the delegation urged FEMA to work with local stakeholders to ensure that the flood map accurately reflects the flood risk, and to accept Minot's appeal. "Accurate flood insura… Continue Reading


10.28.20

Hoeven Announces USDA Rural Development Investments in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Office of Rural Development, has awarded Community Facilities Direct Loans and Guaranteed Loans to four North Dakota entities: Cooperstown Medical Center - $20,964,000 loan and a $2,000,000 loan guarantee to construct a new multi-purpose medical facility. City of Willisto… Continue Reading


10.28.20

Hoeven Outlines Way Forward for State's Leadership in UAS Efforts to Update Reaper & Global Hawk Aircraft Based In North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today kicked off the 14th annual Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Summit and led a virtual panel discussion with Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory Brig. Gen. Heather Pringle and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Stephen Dickson. Hoeven invited the two officials to the summit to highlight important opportunities for strengthening North Dakota's leadership in unmanned technology. Further, Hoeven outlined the state's unique UAS e… Continue Reading

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