News Releases

03.06.20

Hoeven, Tester Introduce Legislation to Extend Program to Help Improve Health Care in Rural Areas

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) this week introduced legislation to extend the Frontier Community Health Integration Project (FCHIP) until August 2024, a program in ten facilities across North Dakota, Montana and Nevada that develops and tests health care delivery and reimbursement models for Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in hyper-rural counties. The participating facilities in North Dakota include: Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center in Elgin. McKenz… Continue Reading


03.06.20

Hoeven Makes the Case for Strengthening Missions in Minot, Grand Forks and Fargo to Air Force and Space Force Leaders

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, this week met in a classified briefing with Gen. David Goldfein and Gen. John Raymond, the chiefs of staff for the Air Force and Space Force, respectively, and other Air Force leaders to discuss national security threats across the globe and the important role that North Dakota's bases play in defending the nation. Hoeven discussed the two nuclear missions in Minot with the military leaders, as well as th… Continue Reading


03.05.20

Hoeven Statement After Congress Approves Funding to Prevent, Prepare for and Respond to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement after Congress approved emergency funding to prevent, prepare for and respond to the Coronavirus. The legislation funds preparedness and treatment efforts, including vaccine research and development, support for state and local health agencies, as well as for necessary medical supplies. "Congress approved this funding on a bipartisan basis to ensure that our nation is doing… Continue Reading


03.05.20

Hoeven: Energy Secretary to Visit North Dakota in May, Commits to Include Coal Country in Trip

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven confirmed Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette's visit to North Dakota in May for the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference and secured a commitment from him to include coal country as part of the trip. The senator first invited Brouillette to the state during his confirmation process last year. "We appreciate Secretary Brouillette's commitment to come to North Dakota's coal c… Continue Reading


03.04.20

Amendment to Repeal the Extension of the Wind Production Tax Credit

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) with U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) introduced an amendment to the American Energy Innovation Act repealing the extension of the wind production tax credit (PTC). "For years we have been promised the wind PTC would be phased out, yet some in Washington jammed it through despite our opposition," the Senators said. "Instead of continuing the wind PTC, baseload coal should be fairly valued to ensure we have grid reliability and resiliency." The wind … Continue Reading


03.04.20

Hoeven Announces Head Start Funding for Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency

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 $1,743,299 to the Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency serving Steele, Traill, Cass, Ransom, Sargent and Richland counties to support Head Start services. "Today's funds will allow the southeast region of our state to ensure children and families have access to the resources, services and early … Continue Reading


03.04.20

Hoeven Announces Nearly $40 Million in Loans for Rural Electric Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the Nodak Electric Cooperative more than $29.7 million in loans to build and improve 247 miles of power lines, including investments in smart grid technologies, to serve the Grand Forks area and 13 surrounding counties. USDA also awarded Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative $10 million in loans to build and improve 84 miles of powe… Continue Reading


03.03.20

Hoeven Pressing FERC to Fairly Value Coal as Baseload Power, Urges Treasury Secretary for Timely Implementation of 45Q Tax Credit

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, this week continued his efforts to support coal's contributions to the reliability of the nation's electrical grid. To this end, the senator: Helped advance the nomination of James Danly to serve as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Hoeven has been pressing FERC to ensure coal is valued fairly as a reliable source of baseload power. Last November, during Danly's… Continue Reading


03.03.20

Hoeven: Air Force Secretary to Review Nuclear Missions in Minot

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett will visit the Minot Air Force Base this Thursday. Hoeven invited Barrett to the state during her confirmation process last year and outlined to her the importance of the state's missions, including the two nuclear missions in Minot. Barrett's visit builds on Defense Secretary Mark Esper's visit to the base last month, where Hoeven stressed the impor… Continue Reading


02.28.20

Hoeven Honors Harold Hamm's Career & Contributions to North Dakota's Energy Leadership

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined leaders from the University of North Dakota (UND), its alumni association and foundation and the North Dakota Petroleum Council in presenting Harold Hamm, founder and Executive Chairman of Continental Resources, with an honorary doctorate from the university. The senator remarked on Hamm's entrepreneurial spirit and his many contributions to growing North Dakota's role as a global leader in energy production, including pioneering hydraulic fracturing… Continue Reading


02.28.20

Hoeven Outlines $285 Million in Disaster Assistance for Sugar Cooperatives with Red River Valley Growers

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today outlined the $285 million in disaster assistance for sugar cooperatives he secured to help growers impacted by disasters. Hoeven was joined by Red River Valley sugar beet growers to discuss the importance of the assistance for producers. "Our sugar beet growers faced unprecedented losses in the past year, and as they head into spring planting, they need this cash to keep their operations going,… Continue Reading


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

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