News Releases

09.12.18

Hoeven Secures Important Provisions to Advance Comprehensive Flood Protection in Final FY19 Energy & Water Funding Bill

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Senate has passed the final Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill with important provisions he secured to advance comprehensive flood control projects in North Dakota. "As a member of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, I worked hard to ensure the FY19 Energy and Water funding bill supports important North Dakota water i… Continue Reading


09.12.18

Hoeven Secures Funding for New Helicopter Facility at Minot Air Force Base, Guard Readiness Facility in Fargo in Conferenced FY19 Funding Bills

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that he secured important provisions to bolster military missions in North Dakota in the final Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Energy and Water Development and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bills. The legislation, which was approved by the Senate today, provides $66 million in funding for a new helicopter facility at Minot Air Force Base and $32 million to build a Readiness Center… Continue Reading


09.12.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $3.2 Million For Airports In Bismarck And Dickinson

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $3.2 million to improve airports in Bismarck and Dickinson. Details of the funds are as follows: Bismarck Municipal Airport - over $2.2 million- The funds will be used to reconstruct Runway 13/31 and install new lighting, signage and markings for the airport taxiway. Theodore Roo… Continue Reading


09.11.18

Hoeven Announces Over $875,000 To Support North Dakota Victims Of Domestic Violence

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $875,232 to the North Dakota Department of Health. The funds, awarded through DOJ's STOP Violence Against Women grant program, will be used to develop and support recovery services for victims of domestic violence as well as to equip and train law enforcement in work to combat sexual assault and other cases involving domestic violence. "Today's… Continue Reading


09.11.18

Hoeven Statement On The Anniversary Of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement in observance of the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks committed against the United States on September 11, 2001. "Seventeen years ago, we watched with horror as terrorists carried out coordinated attacks against our nation. The destruction of those acts of terror shocked us, and we joine… Continue Reading


09.11.18

Hoeven Hosts USDA Under Secretary Northey for Agriculture Roundtable, Receives Local Input on FSA, RMA & NRCS Programs

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted William Northey, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, for a roundtable with commodity groups and agriculture producers. Hoeven arranged today's meeting in order to provide Northey with firsthand knowledge of local producers' needs as well as input on the agencies and programs overseen by the Under Secretary, including the Farm Service Agency (FSA), the Risk Management Agency (RMA) and the Natural Resources Conse… Continue Reading


09.10.18

Hoeven: Bureau of Reclamation Finding Advances Central ND Water Supply Project, BOR Releases Final Environmental Assessment Finding No Significant Impact

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) announced it has finalized its environmental assessment and found "no significant impact" for the Central North Dakota Water Supply Project. Based on the final environmental assessment, BOR's next step is to issue a water service contract to the Garrison Diversion District for the McClusky Canal, which will help provide water supply for Burleigh, Sheridan, Wells, Foster, Kidder, McLean and Stu… Continue Reading


09.10.18

Hoeven Outlines Benefits of Tax & Regulatory Relief for Automobile Dealers

FARGO, N.D. - At the annual meeting of the Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the benefits of the tax and regulatory relief passed by Congress for auto dealers and small businesses across the state and nation. Among other things, the senator highlighted two measures he worked to secure over the past year to support auto dealers and the customers they serve in North Dakota: Securing a Hoeven amendment in the tax relief bill to allow implement an… Continue Reading


09.10.18

Hoeven Commends Cara Mund on Serving as Miss America 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement commending Miss America 2018 Cara Mund for her leadership and the positive example she set during her time serving as Miss America. Mund worked in the Senator's Washington, DC office in 2016. "Cara did a wonderful job representing North Dakota and our nation during her reign as Miss America 2018. She was a strong advocate for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and has shown tremendous leadership over the past year. She is a prime exa… Continue Reading


09.07.18

Hoeven Announces Over $20 Million For Airport Construction In Williston And Dickinson

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded more than $20 million for airport construction in Williston and Dickinson. Details of the funds are as follows: New Williston Airport - $10,758,110 - The funds will be used to construct the new airport in Williston. The federal government has now awarded $99.8 million of its $112 million share of… Continue Reading


09.06.18

Hoeven Working to Advance Water Management Projects, Helped Secure McClusky Canal Water Contract for Central North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week met with the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, where he outlined his efforts to support the organization's ongoing water management efforts. Through his role on the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, Hoeven is working to ensure the Bureau of Reclamation is a good partner for local water districts and helps advance water projects in the state, such as irrigation, flood control and water supply and treatment systems. To … Continue Reading


09.06.18

Hoeven: Indian Youth Deserve a Hopeful Future

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, issued the following statement after the Government and Accountability Office (GAO) issued its report today titled: NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH: Involvement in Justice Systems and Information on Grants to Help Address Juvenile Delinquency. This landmark report highlights the extent to which Native American youth come in contact with federal, state, and tribal justice systems and what resources are available to… Continue Reading


09.05.18

Hoeven Statement on First Farm Bill Conference Committee Meeting

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after taking part in the first meeting of the Senate-House farm bill conference committee. "Our producers need the certainty that comes with the passage of a five-year farm bill," Hoeven said. "The work we do in this conference committee will impact our entire nation. Good farm policy benefits every American, every day, and that's why we need to work in a timely fashion to pass a strong farm bill into law. I look forward t… Continue Reading


09.04.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $770,000 To Support Access To Affordable Housing For Individuals With Disabilities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded five grants totaling more than $770,000 to provide affordable housing and supportive services for individuals with disabilities. The funds are awarded through HUD's Mainstream Voucher program and details are as follows: Grand Forks Housing Authority - $267,265 Fargo Housing … Continue Reading


08.31.18

Hoeven Announces Nearly $2 Million For North Dakota To Prepare For Public Health Emergencies

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $1,973,373 to the North Dakota Department of Health for response to public health crises. "Today's funding will help ensure that the North Dakota Department of Health is prepared to deal with future public health emergencies," Hoeven said. -###-… Continue Reading


08.30.18

Hoeven: FCC Awards More Than $7.2 Million for Expanded Broadband Services in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has awarded more than $7.2 million to two telecommunication service providers in North Dakota under the Connect America Fund (CAF) to expand access to broadband in areas not already served. This includes more than $6 million for Midcontinent Communications and nearly $1.2 million for the BEK Communications Cooperative. "Broadband services are a cent… Continue Reading


08.29.18

Hoeven Announces $375,000 In Funding To Prevent Substance Abuse In North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has awarded three grants totaling $375,000 to community anti-drug coalitions in Grand Forks, Fargo and Wahpeton. The funds are awarded through ONDCP's Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. Details are as follows: Grand Forks Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition - $125,000 Impact Foundation in Fargo - $125,000 Youth Empowered for Su… Continue Reading


08.29.18

Hoeven Organizes Meetings for Potato Growers with U.S. Trade Officials to Address Canadian Imports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and the farm bill conference committee, this week met with the Northern Plains Potato Growers to review ongoing issues with imported produce from Canada, as well as efforts to provide assistance to farmers and ranchers while the administration works to resolve trade negotiations as soon as possible. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently rolle… Continue Reading


08.29.18

Hoeven: Senate Confirms James Hubbard as USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed James Hubbard to serve as the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The senator recently met with Hubbard, where he outlined the importance of ensuring that the U.S. Forest Service works with farmers and ranchers in managing na… Continue Reading


08.28.18

Hoeven Speaks On Senate Floor To Commemorate The Life Of Senator John Mccain

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate to commemorate the life and service of Senator John McCain. "John is an American icon whose legacy is known not only across our nation, but around the world. His belief in American exceptionalism was unwavering and propelled him to a lifetime of service to our nation. "Few have demonstrated John's level of commitment and service to our country. Both through his bravery serving in the United States Navy and his long t… Continue Reading

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