News Releases

08.06.20

Senate Passes Hoeven-Cosponsored Legislation to Improve VA Mental Health Treatment Options

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation he cosponsored to improve outreach to veterans and offer new mental health treatment options under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Among other things, the legislation builds on Hoeven's work to expand a… Continue Reading


08.06.20

Hoeven Announces Student Support Grants to Five North Dakota Institutions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded Student Support Services (SSS) funds to five colleges and universities in North Dakota. These grants will support the following list of schools in their efforts to assist low-income, first-generation or students with disabilities as they complete college requirements to obtain their degree and graduate. SSS funding may also be used to provide grant … Continue Reading


08.05.20

Hoeven: D.C. Circuit Court Vacates DAPL Shutdown Order

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated the district judge's shutdown order for the Dakota Access Pipeline, enabling it to continue operating during appeal of the district court's order for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prepare an environmental impact statement. "The Dakota Access Pipeline is critical infrastructure for our state's energy industry, providing a safe and efficient transportation option f… Continue Reading


08.05.20

Hoeven: RMA Extends Crop Insurance Premium Payment Deadline, Defers Interest Accrual

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced it is providing additional flexibilities to help farmers and ranchers manage their cash flow during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Specifically, RMA is allowing Authorized Insurance Providers (AIP) to extend deadlines … Continue Reading


08.04.20

Hoeven Statement on Senate Confirmation of Mark Menezes as Deputy Energy Secretary

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Mark Menezes as Deputy Secretary of Energy, the second-highest ranking leader at the Energy Department. During his confirmation hearing, Hoeven secured a commitment from Menezes to continue working to maintain the nation's oil and gas production capacity and provide a true path forward for coal, both through the development of carbo… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Hoeven: Restore Our Parks Act Supports Repair & Improvement of NPS Facilities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined President Trump at the White House for the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act, a bill that includes the Restore Our Parks Act, legislation Hoeven cosponsored and helped introduce to address deferred maintenance needs at National Park Service (NPS) facilities. "The Restore Our Parks Act provides critical support to our national parks and will help to ensure these facilities can continue to safely serve visitors for years to come," said Hoeven… Continue Reading


08.03.20

Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Provide Certainty for Critical Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today helped introduce legislation, sponsored by Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas), to provide certainty for critical infrastructure projects reliant on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' nationwide permits (NWP) program. The legislation would clarify that the existing NWP process satisfies the requirements of an Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation, helping to resolve uncertainty for project developers resulting from recent litigation regarding the Army Corps' u… Continue Reading


07.31.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to North Dakota Workers Affected by Foreign Trade

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded $195,922 to the State of North Dakota. Today's grant was made available through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program at DOL and will be used to support job training as well as employment and case management services to eligible workers affected by foreign trade. "This funding will support eligible North Dakota workers, and provide them with i… Continue Reading


07.31.20

Hoeven Outlines Opportunities to Enhance 45Q Tax Credit, Better Support Development of CCUS Technologies

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven advocated for enhancements to the 45Q tax credit to further advance carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies. The senator, along with Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy Steven Winberg, Carbon Utilization Research Center Executive Director Shannon Angielski and Dr. Julio Friedman with the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy, highlighted the impacts of t… Continue Reading


07.30.20

North Dakota Delegation Urges DOJ to Investigate Acquisition of Lamb Processing Facility

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong today urged the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Antitrust Division to open an investigation into the acquisition of Mountain States Rosen (MSR), a lamb processing facility in Greeley, Colo. by the American subsidiary of Brazilian JBS. The delegation raised concerns with reported plans by JBS to close the facility and destroy its equipment, actions that would significantly hamper the ability of North Dakota's… Continue Reading


07.30.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to Support Alzheimer's Program at Spirit Lake

WASHINGTON - 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 Administration for Community Living, has awarded $225,480 to the Spirit Lake Tribe. This grant will support expanded home and community-based services for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. "This grant will support Spirit Lake's efforts to care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other for… Continue Reading


07.29.20

Hoeven: Ambassador Billingslea's Visit to Minot Air Force Base Highlights Vital Role of Dual Nuclear Missions

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement marking Ambassador Marshall Billingslea's visit to the Minot Air Force Base. Hoeven spoke with Billingslea in advance of his trip to Minot, discussing how the nation's nuclear missions provide a vital support to the ambassador's work as the president's Special Envoy for Arms Control and bolster efforts to confront America's adversaries, like China and Russia. To this end, the senator stressed the importance of updating the nat… Continue Reading


07.29.20

Hoeven Presses for Passage of Agriculture Assistance on the Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - In remarks delivered on the Senate floor today, Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, outlined the agriculture assistance he worked to include in the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act. The HEALS Act provides $20 billion in direct funding, which combined with the $14 billion replenishment of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) secured in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) A… Continue Reading


07.29.20

Hoeven Announces Environmental Protection Funding to Turtle Mountain

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $360,847 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. This grant will support the tribes' efforts to manage and continue environmental programs, as well as help strengthen water quality management priorities. "Today's funding will provide important resources to the Turtle Mountain T… Continue Reading


07.28.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Five North Dakota Airports

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), through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has awarded funding to five airports in North Dakota. Today's funding comes with an additional match granted from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support the airports and their efforts to continue critical infrastructure … Continue Reading


07.28.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for F-M Ambulance Service

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 $172,293 to Fargo-Moorhead Ambulance Service Inc. This funding was made available through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) at HHS and will support rural emergency medical services (EMS) response efforts. "Rural areas present real challenges to the delivery of emergency medical services. Tod… Continue Reading


07.27.20

Hoeven Statement After EPA Finalizes Updates to Methane Rules

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized updates to its methane rules for oil and gas wells. "We appreciate the EPA's efforts to remove the previous administration's costly and duplicative methane rules for oil and gas wells," said Hoeven. "EPA's final rule will help to reduce unnecessary compliance costs borne by consumers, while maintaining appropriate environmental and health protections. At the same time… Continue Reading


07.27.20

Hoeven Statement on Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers in Senate HEALS Act, COVID-19 Relief Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement regarding assistance for farmers and ranchers that he worked to secure in the Senate's HEALS Act, COVID-19 relief legislation announced today. Under the Senate proposal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would provide $34 billion in agriculture assistance. The legislation provides $20 billion in direct funding, which combined with the $14 billion replenis… Continue Reading


07.27.20

Hoeven: HHS Awards Funding to North Dakota Department of Health & NDSU

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 funding to the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and to North Dakota State University (NDSU). Details are as follows: North Dakota State University - $433,934 awarded from the National Cancer Institute to support cancer treatment research. North Dakota Department of Health - $390,000 awarded from the Centers for D… Continue Reading


07.27.20

Hoeven Announces $3 Million From National Science Foundation to Two North Dakota Schools

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded funding to two North Dakota schools: Turtle Mountain Community College - $2,582,453 to fund Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies. North Dakota State University - $333,574 to support collaborative biology research. $166,494 to research the transformation of organic chemistry. "These NSF grants support STEM education… Continue Reading

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