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02.28.20

Hoeven, Peterson Secure $285 Million in Disaster Assistance for Sugar Cooperatives

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, and Representative Collin Peterson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today announced that sugar cooperatives will receive $285 million in disaster assistance to help growers impacted by disasters. Additionally, they worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide coverage under the Wildfire Hurricane Indemnity Plus (WHIP+) Program for producers impacted by excess moisture… Continue Reading


02.28.20

Hoeven Outlines Rise of North Dakota's Tech Sector, Efforts to Support Entrepreneurship & STEM Education

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - At the Great Northern Regional Robotics Competition today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts as a member of the Entrepreneurship Caucus to grow North Dakota's technology sector and highlighted its impacts across the other sectors of the state's economy, providing students with a wide range of career opportunities. The senator stressed that technology serves as the third wave of the state's economic growth, following expansions in agriculture and energy, and the impor… Continue Reading


02.28.20

Hoeven Presses FERC to Fairly Value Coal, Account for Baseload Capacity and 24/7 Reliability

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, this week met with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee to continue to urge that coal be fairly valued given its reliability as a baseload power source that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The senator stressed that the grid is being forced away from this fuel due to subsidies and state-level mandates that are impeding markets' ability to properly price for the… Continue Reading


02.26.20

Hoeven Announces Funds for Medical Research at University of North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $70,500 to the University of North Dakota (UND). Today's funds will support allergy, immunology and transplantation research. "Biomedical research conducted at the National Institutes of Health benefits countless Americans and helps improve long-term health," said Hoeven. "Today's… Continue Reading


02.26.20

Hoeven Announces Newborn Hearing Screening Funding for Minot State University

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $235,000 to Minot State University. Today's funds support the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention program and will support efforts to identify hearing disabilities among newborns, infants and young children, while helping ensure access to early intervention serv… Continue Reading


02.25.20

Hoeven: Senate Confirms Katharine MacGregor as Interior Deputy Secretary

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, today joined the Senate in confirming Katharine MacGregor as the Deputy Secretary of the Interior. The senator helped advance MacGregor's nomination through the ENR Committee and, during her confirmation process, urged her to support a variety of priorities for North Dakota and tribes in the state, including energy development, tribal law enforcement and national park maintenance. Hoeven also i… Continue Reading


02.25.20

Hoeven Votes to Advance Two Pro-Life Bills He Cosponsored

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today voted to advance two pieces of legislation that he cosponsored to protect both the unborn at 20 weeks of development and infants who survive an attempted abortion. The bills, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Act and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, received bipartisan support and were supported by more than half of the Senate, but neither met the 60-vote threshold required to proceed to consideration by the full Senate. "These are common sens… Continue Reading


02.25.20

Hoeven Announces Three Affiliated Tribes Head Start Funding, Lung Disease Research Funding for NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded federal funding to two groups in North Dakota. The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Head Start has awarded $1,153,729 to Three Affiliated Tribes to support Head Start services. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded North Dakota State University $432,158… Continue Reading


02.21.20

Hoeven Announces Senior Corps Grant in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has awarded $307,062 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Senior Corps Senior Companion Program funding to the Tri-County Opportunity Council. Today's funding was awarded as part of a Senior Corps grant competition, encouraging Americans 55 years and older to volunteer their time to serve older adults who need assistance with daily living tasks. … Continue Reading


02.21.20

Hoeven Addresses Mail Service Issues With USPS District Manager, Visits Carrier Annex Carrier

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today convened a roundtable with United States Postal Service (USPS) Acting Dakotas District Manager Marc Kersey, USPS leadership from Bismarck and Fargo and North Dakota newspaper representatives and publishers for an update on delivery concerns in the western part of the state. Today's event is the latest in the senator's efforts to ensure rural and urban areas alike receive mail, packages and newspapers in a timely fashion. Hoeven convened the round table… Continue Reading


02.20.20

Hoeven Working to Expand Export Opportunities for Rural Businesses

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a discussion with North Dakota District Export Council Chair Jay Schuler, U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) International Trade Specialist Heather Ranck and local business leaders to outline efforts to expand export opportunities for rural companies. Specifically, the senator highlighted: The Rural America Intelligence Service for Exporters (RAISE) program, a Fargo-based USCS program that leads the agency's rural export efforts and provides customized… Continue Reading


02.20.20

Hoeven Hosts Agriculture Roundtable on Disaster and Trade Assistance, Farm Bill Signup

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today held a roundtable with North Dakota Agriculture Deputy Commissioner Tom Bodine, U.S. Farm Service Agency (FSA) representatives and commodity groups. The Senator outlined the $1.13 billion in Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments he helped secure for North Dakota producers in 2018 and 2019, and provided an update on disaster assistance and sign-up for Farm Bill commodity programs. "We've b… Continue Reading


02.19.20

Hoeven Stresses Importance of Nuclear Missions, Outlines Efforts to Modernize Forces During Defense Secretary Visit to Minot

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today joined U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper for a tour of the Minot Air Force Base (MAFB), where they reviewed the base's missions and addressed servicemembers stationed in the region. The senator invited Esper to visit the state during the secretary's confirmation process last year, part of his work to secure strong support for North Dakota's missions. To this end, Hoeven highlighted the central rol… Continue Reading


02.19.20

Hoeven: Treasury Issues Key Guidance on the Implementation of the 45Q Tax Credit for CCUS Projects

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued key guidance on the implementation of the 45Q tax credit for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) projects. The guidance provides clarity to project developers, enabling them to begin making financial arrangements and helping ensure that construction can begin on eligible projects before the credit's con… Continue Reading


02.19.20

Hoeven: Energy Infrastructure Like Central Power's Transmission Line Helps Support Growing Economy & Higher Quality of Life

MINOT, N.D. - At the ribbon-cutting for Central Power Cooperative's new 115kV transmission line system today, Senator John Hoeven outlined the importance of investing in new energy infrastructure in order to support a growing economy and a higher quality of life. The senator highlighted how the 26.8 mile transmission route, which runs through the western and northern areas around Minot, will improve reliability for the Minot Air Force Base and residents in the area, as there will now be enough t… Continue Reading


02.19.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $4.6 Million in Grants for North Dakota Airports

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 awarded Airport Improvement Program (AIP) entitlement grants totaling $4,678,890 for airports in North Dakota, including: Minot International Airport - $2,066,154 to reconstruct apron and taxiway pavement and provide additional aircraft parking. Rolla Municipal Airport - $661,500 to construct a han… Continue Reading


02.18.20

Hoeven Announces Head Start Funding for Standing Rock

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Head Start has awarded $1,327,650 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to support Head Start services. "These funds will help ensure that children and families have access to educational resources and important child development services offered through Head Start," said Hoeven. -###-… Continue Reading


02.18.20

Hoeven: Preconstruction Work Starting on Scenic Loop at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven announced today that preconstruction work on the scenic loop at Theodore Roosevelt National Park will begin this month. On or around February 20, an engineering firm contracted through the Department of Transportation will arrive at the Park to begin undergoing a geotechnical assessment. This work will comprise taking samples of clay to measure moisture levels, groundwater monitoring, mapping the land surface, and installing monitoring equipment to measure any mo… Continue Reading


02.14.20

Hoeven & Cramer: Defense Secretary Esper to Visit Minot Air Force Base on February 19

MINOT, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer today announced they will join U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper as he visits the Minot Air Force Base on Wednesday, February 19, for a tour of the base and its facilities. Hoeven and Cramer invited Esper to the state during the secretary's confirmation process last year and will join him to review the base's missions and address the servicemembers stationed there. "The Minot Air Force Base plays a critical role in the defense of our nation… Continue Reading


02.13.20

Hoeven Statement After Senate Vote on War Powers Resolutions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate vote on the Iran War Powers resolution: "I do not support this resolution because I think it undermines our nation's maximum pressure campaign on Iran, including diplomatic, economic and military pressure. I believe it sends the wrong message to Iranian leaders that the U.S. is relieving, rather than increasing, pressure on the regime, particu… Continue Reading

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