News Releases

09.28.20

Hoeven Announces HHS Grant to North Dakota Department of Health

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 Office of Minority Health (OMH), has awarded $300,000 to the North Dakota Department of Health. Today's grant will be used to improve health outcomes for minority populations in the state and support the development and implementation of programs to further sustain improved health outcomes. "It's important that health care p… Continue Reading


09.26.20

Hoeven Statement on President's Supreme Court Nominee

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after the President nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. "We congratulate Judge Barrett on her nomination to the Supreme Court. Judge Barrett has an outstanding record of accomplishment as well as a strong record of upholding the law, rather than legislating from the bench. Also, she received bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate when she was confirme… Continue Reading


09.25.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Minot State University, Pathfinder Services

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded the following funding: Minot State University - $302,008 through the Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) program to create and expand inclusive, high-quality transition and postsecondary programs and opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities. Pathfinder Services of North Dako… Continue Reading


09.25.20

Hoeven Marks Grand Opening of VA Community Resource and Referral Center in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the grand opening of the Fargo VA's Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC), which he attended virtually. The new, nearly 10,000 square foot facility will provide homeless veterans and those at risk of homelessness with a wide array of services to promote permanent housing, health and mental health care, career development and access to VA and non-VA benefits. The facility is located in close proximity to many existing resources for those faci… Continue Reading


09.25.20

Hoeven Congratulates Minot Air Force Base's 91st Missile Wing and 5th Bomb Wing for Receiving Omaha Trophy Awards

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today congratulated Minot Air Force Base (MAFB) after the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) announced the 2019 Omaha Trophy award winners. MAFB's 5th Bomb Wing received the Strategic Bomber Omaha Trophy, recognizing their efforts as the best strategic bombing wing in USSTRATCOM units. The 91st Missile Wing, also stationed at MAFB, received the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Omaha Trophy, recognizing their efforts as the premier ICBM wing supporting … Continue Reading


09.25.20

Hoeven: EPA Awards Funding in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded funding to three entities in North Dakota: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe - $230,000 to provide flexibility in addressing environmental priorities as well as developing, updating and providing environmental outreach and education programs. Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians - $130,… Continue Reading


09.25.20

Hoeven Announces HHS Grant to Tribal Nations Research Group

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Administration for Native Americans, an office of HHS' Administration for Children and Families, has awarded $137,579 to the Tribal Nations Research Group in Belcourt. This funding will be used for upgrades to the data center, ensuring that information relevant to the Turt… Continue Reading


09.24.20

Hoeven: HHS Awards Funding for Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder Treatment in North Dakota

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 two North Dakota entities: North Dakota State Department of Human Services - $4,000,000 to provide mental health support services and crisis counseling to North Dakota residents impacted by last year's flooding. University of North Dakota (UND) - $194,478 to expand substance use disorder education and training … Continue Reading


09.24.20

Hoeven Announces USDA NIFA Funding to Three North Dakota Entities

WASHINGTON - 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's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded funding to three entities in North Dakota: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians - $549,983 from the Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Program (AgVets) to sup… Continue Reading


09.23.20

House Passes Hoeven-Cosponsored Legislation to Improve VA Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Services

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation he cosponsored to strengthen mental health services and suicide prevention efforts at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Introduced by Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 will improve outreach to veterans, including those in rural, hard-to-serve… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Hoeven Statement After Agreement Reached to Provide Funding For Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after an agreement was reached to provide Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) reimbursement as part of legislation to fund the government that is being considered by Congress this week. Yesterday, the House released draft funding legislation without the regular reimbursement of the CCC. As chairman of the Agriculture Approp… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Hoeven Announces DOJ Funding to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Mountains Plains Youth Services Inc.

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded the following grants: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe - $900,000 awarded from the Office of Violence Against Women, to respond to and assist victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault as well as ensure perpetrators are held accountable. Mountains Plains Youth Services Inc. - $750,000 awar… Continue Reading


09.22.20

Hoeven Outlines Progress on Nuclear Modernization, Need for Credible Deterrent

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today outlined the need to continue modernizing the nation's nuclear forces, highlighting the progress he has helped achieve through his role on the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee. Hoeven made the remarks during a virtual nuclear triad conference hosted by the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce's Task Force 21. The senator stressed ongoing efforts by the nation's adversaries to surpass America's nuclear capabilities and how the investments Congress has made,… Continue Reading


09.21.20

Hoeven: DOJ Awards Funding to Spirit Lake Tribe and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), through the Office of Violence Against Women, has awarded $607,630 to the Spirit Lake Tribe in Fort Totten and $767,680 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in Belcourt. Today's funding will be used by each tribe to respond to and assist victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence as well … Continue Reading


09.21.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $4 Million in Justice Department Grants for North Dakota

WASHINGTON - 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 the following grants: North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - $4,268,738 made available through the Crime Victims Fund, to provide crime victim services across the state. Cass County - $59,274 made available through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program… Continue Reading


09.21.20

Hoeven: House Passes Savanna's Act, Bill Goes To President To Be Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed Savanna's Act, legislation he cosponsored that requires reporting on missing and murdered Native Americans. The bill, which is named for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind from North Dakota who was tragically murdered in 2017, also directs the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior to consult with Indian Tribes while … Continue Reading


09.21.20

Hoeven Statement After House Introduces CR Without Critical CCC Funding for Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the text of a continuing resolution without critical funding for farmers and ranchers. The House CR does not include the regular reimbursement of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), which is routinely reimbursed in annual appropriations bills. The CCC funds vital farm bill programs, including countercyclical safety net p… Continue Reading


09.21.20

Hoeven Statement on Supreme Court Nomination

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement regarding the President's intent to nominate an Associate Justice for the Supreme Court: "When a vacancy occurs on the Supreme Court in an election year and the Presidency and the Senate are controlled by the same party, the precedent has been for the President's nominee to get a vote on confirmation. That is the case in this election year and we should go forward accordingly. "In 2016, we had a different situation. We had divided… Continue Reading


09.18.20

Hoeven Announces Two DOJ Grants to North Dakota Groups

WASHINGTON - 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 the following grants: $437,957 to the North Dakota Attorney General's Office. This grant will be used to support state and local law enforcement crime prevention and response programs and initiatives including training, equipment and supplies, personnel, technical assistance and information systems. … Continue Reading


09.18.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Pathfinder Services of ND Inc.

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $200,000 to Pathfinder Services of North Dakota, Inc. in Minot. This grant was made available under the Parent Training and Information Centers Program and will be used to provide information and training opportunities for parents of children with disabilities. "This grant will ensure Pathfinder Services is able to continue providing resources tha… Continue Reading

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