News Releases

12.06.19

Hoeven Outlines North Dakota's UAS Leadership, Airport Projects to FAA Administrator Steve Dickson

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Committee, this week met with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Steve Dickson to secure support for the continued advancement of North Dakota's unmanned aerial systems (UAS) leadership and investment in the state's airports. Among other things, the senator urged Dickson to ensure the FAA cooperates on beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) unmanned flights… Continue Reading


12.04.19

Hoeven: Congress Should Approve USMCA Now

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined a Senate colloquy urging the House of Representatives to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) which, according to the International Trade Commission, will increase U.S. agricultural and food exports to Canada and Mexico by $2.2 billion when fully implemented. Hoeven outlined the severe weather challenges facing U.S. agriculture producers and the need to provide them with the certainty of passage of this trade agreement. "Our fa… Continue Reading


12.02.19

Hoeven Statement on North Dakota's Fisher Industries Being Awarded Contract to Construct Border Wall in Yuma

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers awarded Fisher Sand and Gravel Co. of Dickinson, North Dakota with a contract to construct the border wall in Yuma, Arizona. Fisher Industries will receive nearly $270 million of a $400 million contract. "Fisher Industries has the right experience to build the wall on the southern border and we're pleased that the Army Corps of Engineers has selected them to design and build this portion alon… Continue Reading


12.02.19

Hoeven: Senate Approves Dan Brouillette as Secretary of Energy

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today joined the Senate in confirming Dan Brouillette as the U.S. Secretary of Energy. "We've worked through our Empower ND energy plan to make North Dakota an energy powerhouse for the nation producing all different types of energy both traditional and renewable," said Hoeven. "With North Dakota's leadership in energy, we look forward to continuing to work with Secretary Brouillette to grow our nat… Continue Reading


12.02.19

Hoeven Announces Funds for Health Research at University of 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' National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded $360,589 to the University of North Dakota (UND). Today's funds will support research regarding the immune system, including innovative treatment for influenza and other viruses. "This grant empowers UND to continue researching and improving our understanding of the body's immu… Continue Reading


11.28.19

Hoeven Thanksgiving Day Statement

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement to wish North Dakotans a happy Thanksgiving: "Thanksgiving Day provides us with the opportunity to spend time with loved ones and give thanks for our many blessings. As we gather round the table today, joined by our family and friends, we have many reasons to be thankful. We are grateful for the hardworking men and women who make our state an incredible place to live, and for our servicemembers and veterans who have fough… Continue Reading


11.27.19

Hoeven: Corps Awards $59 Million Contract for Red River Valley Flood Control Project

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $59 million construction contract for the Fargo-Moorhead region's flood protection project, the second construction contract awarded for the project. Today's contract will build the Wild Rice River structure, which includes a concrete control structure with two gates. As a member of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured additional funding in the Corps cons… Continue Reading


11.27.19

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Advance Precision Agriculture Technology, Grand Farm

FARGO, N.D. - At Emerging Prairie's Autonomous Focus Group today, Senator John Hoeven outlined ongoing efforts to advance North Dakota's role as a hub for precision agriculture technologies. This includes his work to secure support for Grand Farm, a project led by Emerging Prairie to develop and demonstrate the next generation of precision agriculture, which will help to address challenges faced by farmers here at home and globally, improving efficiency, lowering operating costs and increasing y… Continue Reading


11.27.19

Hoeven Marks Success of North Dakota's Start-Up Community, Helps Announce $3.2 Million Air Force Contract for Elinor Coatings

FARGO, N.D. - At the fifth-annual 1 Million Cups (1MC) Reunion today, Senator John Hoeven marked the successes of the region's start-up community and outlined his efforts to support their continued growth, including introducing the Support our Start-Ups Act, bipartisan legislation with Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) that enables entrepreneurs to deduct more of the start-up costs for their business so they can invest more in making their business a success. As part of the event, Hoeven joined the… Continue Reading


11.26.19

Hoeven Statement After President Establishes Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, released the following statement today after the President signed an executive order establishing the Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives. "We appreciate the President signing this executive order, which brings important resources and awareness for missing and murdered Indians in the United States," said Hoeven. "As chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, we have be… Continue Reading


11.26.19

Hoeven Marks Development of Monterey and Brighton Place Affordable Senior Housing Facility

WEST FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked a demolition and groundbreaking for the development of Monterey and Brighton Place, a new affordable senior housing facility in West Fargo. The site is being built with the assistance of more than $2.5 million in federal funding and financing, including investment tax credits, which were used to leverage more than $15.5 million in private investment. It will include two, four-story apartment buildings consisting of 78 one-bedroom apartments and… Continue Reading


11.26.19

Hoeven Announces FEMA Grant for More Than $1 Million to Washburn

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $1,026,025 grant to fund a Washburn Intake Improvement project. This project includes replacing the current raw water intake and pump house to ensure water is available during low-flood events. "Today's funding will help replace the old water system, helping mitigate health risks and ensure clean water is available to the community… Continue Reading


11.26.19

Hoeven, Peterson Hold Meeting with Sugar Growers, Outline Work to Provide Assistance to Producers

FARGO, N.D. - At a Red River Valley sugarbeet farm today, Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and Collin Peterson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee held a meeting with Red River Valley sugar growers and Tom Astrup, CEO of American Crystal Sugar Company, Dan Younggren, President of the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association and Harrison Weber, incoming Executive Director of the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association to outlin… Continue Reading


11.25.19

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Secure Agriculture Assistance, Ensure Conservation Programs are Farmer-Friendly

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation District's annual meeting, where he outlined his work to secure disaster and trade assistance for producers as well as his efforts to ensure the conservation title under the 2018 Farm Bill is implemented in a farmer-friendly way. Trade and Disaster Assistance Hoeven has been working as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee to support producers as they weather the challen… Continue Reading


11.22.19

Hoeven Announces More Than $2 Million for Mohall Municipal Airport

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $2,400,000 to the Mohall Municipal Airport through the Supplemental Airport Improvement Program (AIP). This funding will be used to extend and widen the runway to accommodate larger aircraft, which has been identified as a need due to growth in the region. Mohall Municipal Airport has gro… Continue Reading


11.22.19

Hoeven, Peterson Working to Secure Assistance for Sugar Growers Impacted by Disasters

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, and Representative Collin Peterson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, joined Tom Astrup, CEO of American Crystal Sugar Company in a call to urge U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Bill Northey to provide assistance for sugar growers who were unable to harvest their crop due to severe weather. Today's call follows Under Secretary Northey's visit to Red River Valley, where he saw f… Continue Reading


11.21.19

Hoeven Statement on Government Funding Through December 20

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate passed legislation to keep the government funded through December 20, 2019. "We need to get full-year funding bills in place, instead of continuing to rely on extensions," said Hoeven. "Our colleagues across the aisle need to work with us to advance full-year bills instead of continuing to block full-year funding for our military and other priorit… Continue Reading


11.21.19

Hoeven Working to Support U.S. Sugar Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support American sugar producers and avoid taking any premature actions, including increasing sugar imports. The senator cited the November World Agriculture Supply and Demand (WASDE), which shows sugar stocks are more than adequate to meet domestic needs. "Our sugar growers are facing extreme harvest challenges this season, with many Midwest growers having to leave their crop in the fields due to the … Continue Reading


11.20.19

Hoeven Secures Committee Passage of Savanna's Act & Inclusion in VAWA Reauthorizaton

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today helped advance Savanna's Act, legislation he cosponsored that requires reporting on missing and murdered Native Americans, to the full Senate for consideration. 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 developing national law e… Continue Reading


11.20.19

Hoeven Announces Grants for Rural Education

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development has awarded funding from the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program to two North Dakota groups for expanding rural education access. Details of the funding are as follows: Southeast Region Career and Technology Center - $390,475 grant for upgrading and replacing equipment, benefiting 1,607 seconda… Continue Reading

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