News Releases

10.02.18

Hoeven Congratulates Schools In Buxton, West Fargo & Abercrombie On Being Designated National Blue Ribbon Schools

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today congratulated three North Dakota schools designated by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) as 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools: Central Valley School in Buxton, Freedom Elementary in West Fargo and Richland Elementary in Abercrombie. Schools receive the designation for making significant improvements toward closing achievement gaps or for overall academic excellence, with the North Dakota schools being recognized as "exemplary high performing schools." … Continue Reading


10.01.18

Hoeven Statement on U.S. Reaching Deal on NAFTA Renegotiation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the administration announced that it has reached a deal with Canada and Mexico on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Throughout the negotiations, Hoeven met with the President and administration officials to press for better trade deals for the nation, particularly farmers and ranchers, as soon as possible. At meetings with the president this summer, the senator outlined the importance of t… Continue Reading


10.01.18

Hoeven Announces Agenda for 2018 Great Plains & EmPower ND Energy Conference

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced the agenda for this year's Great Plains and EmPower ND Energy Conference, which is taking place on Monday, October 8, at the National Energy Center of Excellence at Bismarck State College. The conference is hosted by North Dakota's congressional delegation and governor, Bismarck State College, Great Plains Energy Corridor, KLJ and the North Dakota Department of Commerce. "North Dakota is an energy powerhouse and is playing an ever-increasing… Continue Reading


09.27.18

Hoeven Statement on judiciary Hearing with Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh. "In the confirmation process for the Supreme Court we must make decisions based on facts. Judge Kavanaugh has clearly denied the allegations against him. Any allegation of sexual assault is serious however and Dr. Ford gave her account, but the facts do not support that Judge Kavanaugh was involved. All of the people that Dr… Continue Reading


09.25.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.2 Million For North Dakota Tribes

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) has awarded more than $1.2 million to four North Dakota Indian tribes. The funds will be used to address opioid abuse and details are as follows: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe - $510,756 Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians - $368,266 Spirit Lake Tribe - $182,438 Three Affiliated… Continue Reading


09.21.18

Hoeven Marks 50th Anniversary Of UND’s John D. Odegard School Of Aerospace Sciences

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked the 50th Anniversary of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota (UND). Hoeven stressed how the school bolsters the state's leadership in aviation for both unmanned and manned aircraft. The senator also highlighted how, in addition to UND's role in establishing the region as a hub of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research, development, training and operations, he is working to leverage the school's exp… Continue Reading


09.21.18

Hoeven Statement On POW/MIA Recognition Day

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement in observance of POW/MIA Recognition Day. Hoeven supported the creation of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and the senator's office works with individuals to provide a full account of service personnel from past conflicts and ensure information is communicated to families. "Today, on POW/MIA Recognition Day, we commemorate individuals, like the late Senator John McCain, who have risked their lives and sacrifice… Continue Reading


09.20.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $5.6 Million In Funding For North Dakota To Address Opioid Abuse, Mental 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) has awarded more than $5.6 million in funding to address opioid abuse in North Dakota. The funding will be used to increase access to treatment and evidence-based services for individuals living with mental health and substance use disorders, as well as to support the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota (UND). "Toda… Continue Reading


09.19.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $3 Million to Support North Dakota Farmers Growing Specialty Crops

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded more than $3 million to the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. The funds, awarded through USDA's Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, will be used to support farmers growing specialty crops such as fruits, vegetables, honey and nursery crops. "North Dakota's farmers grow the … Continue Reading


09.19.18

Hoeven Statement on Revised BLM Flaring Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the administration finalized its revisions for the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) flaring rule. The final rule removes the one-size-fits-all approach to addressing flaring, and instead recognizes the rights of tribes to manage energy development on their lands. The rule will become effective af… Continue Reading


09.18.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $9.7 Million For Bismarck Airport

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) has awarded more than $9.7 million to the Bismarck Municipal Airport to rehabilitate Runway 13/31. Today's funds are in addition to the more than $2.2 million awarded to the airport earlier this month. "The ongoing work to rehabilitate and re-build the runway at the Bismarck airport will ensure the safe… Continue Reading


09.18.18

Hoeven Joins Senate in Passing Funding Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse, Support STEM Education Opportunities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today joined the Senate in passing Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 funding legislation to help combat the opioid abuse epidemic and support greater education opportunities, including in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. This follows the bill's approval in conference committee, and it awaits consideration by the House of Representatives before being sent to the president to be signed into la… Continue Reading


09.18.18

Hoeven: Senate Passes Final FY2019 Defense Appropriations Bill, Funds Military Pay Raise & Advances North Dakota Priorities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined the Senate in passing the conferenced Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Defense funding legislation. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to ensure the final bill advanced North Dakota's priorities, including: Fully funding a 2.6 percent pay raise for military members. Modernization of the nation's nuclear forces by providing new engines and other upgrades for the B-52 as well as replacements for the nation's cruise miss… Continue Reading


09.18.18

Hoeven Receives Pioneer Award For Work To Advance Carbon Capture Technology

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today received the Pioneer Award from the Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership organized by the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota (UND). Hoeven also outlined his continued efforts to advance carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies, such as the Allam Cycle and Project Tundra, for ex… Continue Reading


09.18.18

Hoeven: Senate Passes Opioid Crisis Response Act to Further Comprehensive Approach to Combat Abuse

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate has passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act, comprehensive legislation that focuses on all aspects of the opioid abuse crisis and includes legislation the senator cosponsored to prevent the sale and shipment of illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl. "Opioid abuse continues to have devastating impacts on individuals and communities in North Dakota and across the nation," said Hoeven. "This legislation takes a comprehensive approach … Continue Reading


09.17.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $3.3 Million In Loans, $2.6 Million In Grants For Waste Infrastructure Improvement Projects In New Town & Beach

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has approved funding for waste management infrastructure in Beach and New Town. Details of the funding are as follows: City of New Town - nearly $2.9 million loan, $2.3 million grant - the funds will be used to improve the city's sewage lagoon to help accommodate population growth. City of Beach - $482,000 loan, $307,2… Continue Reading


09.14.18

Hoeven Announces $2.6 Million For UTTC To Create An Intertribal Research & Resource Center

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2.6 million to United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) to establish the Intertribal Research & Resource Center (IRRC). The center will allow for dedicated research faculty at the institution for the first time, which will enhance research efforts for programs which include science, tech… Continue Reading


09.14.18

Hoeven Presses for Fair Treatment of North Dakota Agriculture Exports, and to Get NAFTA Done this Fall

WASHINGTON - During a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven urged Ted McKinney, Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Gregg Doud, Deputy Ambassador and Chief Agricultural Negotiator at the U.S. Trade Representative, to address unfair trade practices during the administration's continued negotiations with Canada. Specifically, Hoeven highlighted the following two issues: Canadian elevato… Continue Reading


09.13.18

Hoeven: Judiciary Committee Approves Dallas Carlson’s Nomination to be U.S. Marshall for District of North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Dallas Carlson's nomination to serve as the U.S. Marshal for the District of North Dakota. Carlson currently serves as the director of the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NDBCI), a position he has held since 2011. "Dallas Carlson has the right experience and background to serve as U.S. Marshal for North Dakota and we appreciate the Senate Judiciary Committee advancing his nomination… Continue Reading


09.12.18

Hoeven: Final FY19 Energy & Water Funding Bill Supports CCS Research

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, today announced that he secured important support for energy research in the final Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, which was approved by the Senate today. "North Dakota is leading the way in the research and development of carbon capture technologies with projects like the Project Tundra and the Allam Cycle," said Hoeven. "As a member of the Senate Energy … Continue Reading

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