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Hoeven: New Congress Will Work to Prevent Implementation of EPA's Waters of the U.S. Rule

BISMARCK, N.D. - At a Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce congressional panel today, Senator John Hoeven said that a top priority for the new congress will be to stop unnecessary regulatory burdens, like the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Waters of the U.S. rule, from hampering job creation in North Dakota and across the nation. "Overly burdensome regulations are hampering our economy and hurting our businesses," said Hoeven. "A prime example is the EPA's proposed Waters of the U.S… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $1.1 Million Treasury Award to the Red River Corridor Fund to Support Loans to Local Businesses

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced the U.S. Treasury Department has awarded more than $1.1 million to the Red River Corridor Fund, which will use the funds to leverage greater private lending and investment for local, small businesses looking to grow and hire. The award is made through the Treasury's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), which seeks to supplement new and existing state programs that support lending to small businesses and manufacturers. "North Dakota… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More Than $340,000 in DOT Safety Grants to North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $343,656 to the North Dakota Department of Transportation to enhance highway safety programs. The funding comes through the State and Community Safety Grant Program and is awarded by DOT's National Highway Safety Administration. "As North Dakota continues to grow and traffic on our roads increases, we need to invest in important infrastructure and safety measures to keep our communities… Continue Reading


Hoeven Nominates Six Students for Military Academy Appointments

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven announced today that he has nominated six North Dakota students for appointment to our nation's military academies. Hoeven nominated: Cody Eisenbeisz of West Fargo and Malinda Tjelta of Sheyenne to the United States Naval Academy; Reed Johnson of Dickinson and Kelvin Caga of Fargo to the United States Military Academy at West Point; Julius Smith of Minot to the United States Air Force Academy; and Wagner Mogga of Fargo to the United States Merchant Marine Academy… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Implement a Comprehensive, States-First Energy Plan for the Nation in the New Congress

BISMARCK, N.D. - Speaking today at the Basin Electric Power Cooperative's annual meeting, Senator John Hoeven said the new Republican majority in the U.S. Senate will work hard to implement a true states-first, all-of-the-above energy plan for the nation with a viable future for coal. As governor of North Dakota, Hoeven led a similar effort called EmPower ND to develop all of the state's energy resources by creating a business environment that spurs innovation and investment. As a member of the … Continue Reading


Hoeven: New St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Office Building Continues Effort to Maintain Quality of Life in Dickinson

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined the Dickinson community at a formal blessing ceremony for the new St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Office Building. As governor, Hoeven worked to develop a plan for securing a critical access designation for the new facility, which will open to patients in December. "St. Joseph's new hospital and medical office building will provide the people of Dickinson and the surrounding communities with health care services they need in a state-of-the-… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $5.5 Million in USDA Loans, Grants to North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $5.5 million in loans and grants to six North Dakota organizations. The funds are made available through USDA's Community Facilities program, which provides loans, loan guarantees and grants to local governments and nonprofits to construct, enlarge or improve community facilities for health care, public safety and public services in rural areas and towns with populations up to 20,000. … Continue Reading


Hoeven Marks 125th Anniversary of Statehood at North Dakota Heritage Center Grand Opening

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the 125th anniversary of North Dakota's statehood at the grand opening of the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum in Bismarck. Since his time as governor of North Dakota, Hoeven has worked to support the $52 million, 97,000-square-foot expansion, which nearly doubled the size of the facility, to help preserve and share the state's history. During the celebration of the center's 20th anniversary in 2001, Hoeven met with five previous go… Continue Reading


Hoeven: EPA Needs to Help Resolve Issues Blocking NAWS Project

WASHINGTON - In a letter to Administrator Gina McCarthy, Senator John Hoeven today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work with state and local leaders to find an acceptable plan for treating water tapped by Northwest Area Water Supply Project (NAWS). The senator called on her to meet in Washington with the congressional delegation, governor, EPA and Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) to find a solution and move forward. In June, the USBR released its Supplemental Environmental Im… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Klobuchar: USDA to Extend Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Beef Importation from Argentina

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Amy Klobuchar today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) will extend the comment period for its proposed rule for importing Argentine beef through December 29, 2014. Hoeven and Klobuchar wrote to USDA to encourage an extension of the comment period to ensure that the rule is properly assessed in light of previous cases of foot and mouth disease in Argentina. "We appreciate USDA ext… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Google Lead Internet Safety Program at Erik Ramstad Middle School

MINOT, N.D. - At Erik Ramstad Middle School today, Senator John Hoeven, along with Google representatives, worked to educate students and educators on ways to stay safe and secure when using the Internet. The Google-sponsored Online Safety Roadshow is part of the company's national Good to Know initiative created to better educate middle school aged students about web use. "Technology is improving our lives and keeping us connected in so many new and beneficial ways, but it also calls for som… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $4 Million in USDA Funding for Midwest Honey Bee Habitat Assistance

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide $4 million in funding to farmers and ranchers in North Dakota and four additional Midwest states to help improve the health of honey bee populations. As a member of the Senate Agriculture and Appropriations Committees, Hoeven has worked to provide funding and support for programs to help prevent declines in pollinator populations. "North Dakota leads the nation in the production of honey… Continue Reading


Hoeven Joins Naval Officials to Commission USS North Dakota

GROTON, CONN. - Senator John Hoeven today joined U.S. Navy officials, congressional and state leaders and North Dakota residents to celebrate the commissioning of the USS North Dakota, an advanced Virginia-class nuclear submarine named in honor of the state. As governor, Hoeven worked collaboratively with state and federal officials and the USS North Dakota Committee to name a modern, high-tech naval vessel for the state of North Dakota. In the summer of 2008, Hoeven and the state's congressi… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $400,000 in Cooperative Development Grants to Upgrade Technology in Rural Areas

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $400,000 to develop or expand rural businesses, especially cooperatives and mutually-owned businesses. Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program funding can be used to conduct feasibility studies, create and implement business plans, offer technical assistance, establish low-interest loans, and help rural businesses develop new markets for their products and services. "As North Dakota g… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces More Than $7 Million in USDA Grants and Loans to Improve Rural Water Systems

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded funding to improve rural water systems and upgrade water infrastructure in rural North Dakota through its Water and Environmental Program. "These funded projects will not only help ensure that rural residents and businesses have access to clean water, but will also create jobs and help communities retain and attract new businesses and families," Hoeven said. "Up-to-date, healthy and saf… Continue Reading


Hoeven Encourages North Dakotans to Celebrate Day of the Deployed by Honoring Servicemembers

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today encouraged North Dakotans to honor the nation's deployed servicemembers by marking October 26, 2014, as Day of the Deployed. Hoeven introduced a resolution in the Senate to designate October 26 as Day of the Deployed. The resolution passed unanimously and calls on all Americans to reflect on and honor the service of members of the Armed Forces. "The Senate once again passed a resolution designating October 26 as a day for our country to join together t… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $4.5 Million in USDA Rural Telecom Loans to Establish, Expand Broadband Service

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Telecommunications Infrastructure loans totaling more than $4.5 million to North Dakota rural telecommunications providers to establish and expand broadband service to rural areas of Stutsman, Morton and Oliver counties. Earlier this year, Hoeven wrote to USDA Broadband Division Director Kenneth Kuchno in support of BEK's and Daktel's applications for the loans. "North Dakota has enjoyed… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Expand Grand Forks Global Hawk Mission, Arctic Creates Opportunities for Base

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven and members of the Grand Forks Base Realignment Impact Committee (BRIC) Wednesday met with top officials at Northern Command (NORTHCOM) headquarters at Peterson Air Force base in Colorado to discuss how the UAS mission at Grand Forks Air Force Base can play a role in NORTHCOM's Arctic operations. NORTHCOM is the joint command responsible for all U.S. military missions in and around North America, including the Arctic region. "This is yet another reason we… Continue Reading


Hoeven: HHS Provides $23 Million in Heating Assistance for North Dakotans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $23 million in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding to help low-income North Dakotans heat their homes. The funding includes almost $5.6 million for North Dakota's tribes. "With cold weather approaching, we need to ensure that North Dakotans have the resources necessary to keep their homes safe and warm," said Hoeven. "These LIHEAP dollars will… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Build a True All-of-the-Above National Energy Plan That Puts States First

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the eighth annual Great Plains & EmPower ND Energy Conference today, Senator John Hoeven drove home the importance of building a true states-first, all-of-the-above national energy policy like the one he led in North Dakota, and he outlined a comprehensive range of energy legislation he has authored to help the country do the same. Together, the United States and its closest friend and ally Canada can achieve true energy independence and wean ourselves from reliance on Mi… Continue Reading

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