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Delegation: Corps Awards Contract for Hoge Island Bank Stabilization Repairs

WASHINGTON -Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad and Congressman Rick Berg today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a nearly $1 million contract for bank stabilization repairs in the Hoge Island area. The work, which includes placing about 10,800 tons of stone along the Missouri River, will repair damages from flooding in 2011 and help to protect against future flooding. "River bank stabilization is a key component in protecting against future flooding in Hoge Island an… Continue Reading


Hoeven Helps Launch Opening of New Dakota Carrier Network Facility

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven and community leaders today joined Dakota Carrier Network employees and board members in Bismarck to celebrate the official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Dakota Carrier Network's (DCN) new Network Operations Center, which will serve as a central hub for the company's network connectivity, support and monitoring operations. "Dakota Carrier Network has continually demonstrated a longstanding commitment to using cutting-edge technology and great custo… Continue Reading


Hoeven Presses Case with Air Force Secretary for Tanker Mission At Grand Forks

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven last week spoke with U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley to press the case for locating the KC-46A tanker mission at Grand Forks Air Force Base. Hoeven told Secretary Donley that the North Dakota Air National Guard is already working in cooperation with Grand Forks and could support the mission through an associated relationship. He said with a new runway, hangers and UND Aerospace, Grand Forks is a great location with outstanding facilities for the new … Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Domestic Energy and Jobs Act of 2012 at Pipeline Delivery Company Tubular Transport and Logistics

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today outlined his new legislation, the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act of 2012 (DEJA), at Tubular Transport and Logistics (TTL), a pipeline delivery company located at Bismarck's Northern Plains Commerce Center, to underscore America's need for robust energy infrastructure as part of a comprehensive plan to jumpstart America's energy industry, boost the economy and create jobs for the nation. DEJA is a wide-ranging package of 13 diverse energy bills, addressin… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Berg Partner with Google to Help ND Small Businesses Create Websites, Grow Online Presence

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg today joined representatives from Google in hosting a seminar to assist the state's small businesses in building websites or expanding their online presence. Hoeven invited Google to North Dakota to host the event, "North Dakota Get Your Business Online," which offers free services, tools and training to the state's businesses. More than 60 North Dakota small businesses registered to attend. "Our state's small businesses drive our e… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Domestic Energy and Jobs Act of 2012 at EERC

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today outlined his new legislation, the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act of 2012 (DEJA), at the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) in Grand Forks because the cutting-edge research facility exemplifies the kind of all-of-the-above approach to energy development that the nation needs. "The EERC is actually taking the kind of integrated approach to energy development that the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act is designed to foster," Hoeven said. "The nat… Continue Reading


Hoeven, McCarthy, Republican Leaders Launch the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act of 2012

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and a group of U.S. Senate and House leaders, including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), today launched a Senate version of the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act of 2012 (DEJA), a comprehensive package of energy legislation that will not only reduce the high energy costs faced by hard-working families and small businesses, but also spur badly-needed economic growth and job creation across the U.S. econo… Continue Reading


Hoeven Presses USDA to Provide Drought Relief for ND Farmers, Ranchers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, has requested U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to take available actions to assist farmers and ranchers impacted by drought conditions. In a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, Hoeven and other Republican members of the Agriculture Committee urged the Administration to take action using available resources and authority to aid producers. "Recognizing the historical scope of this drought, we strongly … Continue Reading


Hoeven, Minot Air Force Base Commander Discuss Challenges, Future Direction of Base

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today met with Col. James Dawkins, Commander of Minot Air Force Base's 5th Bomb Wing, to discuss progress on base projects and challenges confronting the facility due to rapid economic growth in the region and last year's severe flooding. "Our men and women at the Minot Air Force Base do an outstanding job for our nation, tasked with two major missions in the defense of our nation," Hoeven said. "We're working very hard in support of the base to ensure that they… Continue Reading


Hoeven Welcomes Summer Interns to Washington, D.C. and State Offices

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that seven students will intern with his Washington, D.C. and North Dakota offices this summer. The interns will work with the senator and his staff on legislative, administrative and communication projects. "We are grateful to welcome a group of talented young men and women to work as summer interns in each of my offices," Hoeven said. "Through the congressional intern experience, we hope they may gain a deeper appreciation and understanding for… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Google Coming to ND to Help Small Businesses Create Websites, Grow Online Presence

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Google will host a one-day seminar in Bismarck to assist the state's small businesses in building a website or expanding their online presence. Hoeven invited Google to the state to host the free event, "North Dakota Get Your Business Online," which will be held Friday, July 27 at the Bismarck Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. "We welcome Google to our state for this important event, which will provide North Dakota small businesse… Continue Reading


Hoeven: UAS Pilot Site Selection on Track for Year's End

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is on track to select six unmanned aerial system (UAS) pilot sites by the end of the year to integrate remotely piloted aircraft into the National Airspace. Hoeven was briefed by Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta Tuesday on the status of the process and the timeline for selection. The FAA Reauthorization bill passed by Congress and signed by the president in February included an amendment, introduced by … Continue Reading


Hoeven Calls for Comprehensive Tax Reform

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven yesterday spoke on the U.S. Senate floor calling for pro-growth tax reform that will help grow the economy, create jobs and reduce the deficit and debt without raising taxes. With unemployment at 8.2 percent for more than three years, middle class income down nearly $5,000 and Food Stamp use up by 45 percent, the nation should not be thinking about raising taxes on anyone, and especially not on the one million small businesses that would be impacted by the presid… Continue Reading


Hoeven Presses Corps to Address Missouri River Sandbar Issue

WASHINGTON - In a conference call today, Senator John Hoeven urged Omaha District Commander Col. Robert Ruch to address sandbars and other flow constrictions on the Missouri River ahead of next winter to prevent ice jams and potential flooding. Also on the call were the Omaha District's Chief of Hydrologic Engineering John Remus, Chief of the Planning Division Kayla Eckert Uptmor and North Dakota Water Commissioner Todd Sando. At Hoeven's request, Remus came to Bismarck last fall to review the s… Continue Reading


Delegation Announces $1.2 Million Grant to Rebuild Minnewaukan City Water Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad and Congressman Rick Berg announced today that the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded a $1.2 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the City of Minnewaukan to help construct a new water line, distribution system and access road outside the flood zone. "This grant will help provide the necessary water and sewer infrastructure for the people of Minnewaukan to relocate a school and businesses due to rising waters. This will… Continue Reading


Hoeven: United Airlines To Begin Air Service In Williston

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that United Airlines will begin service between Williston's Sloulin Field International Airport and Denver beginning November 4, 2012. Tickets will be available starting on July 10, and flights will run three times daily. Airline officials say the aircraft will be regional jets accommodating 50 passengers. "United Airlines coming into Williston with three flights daily is a big win, and part of our ongoing efforts to build infrastructure in a dyn… Continue Reading


Statement of Senator John Hoeven For Independence Day 2012

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in commemoration of our nation's independence: "As Americans across the country celebrate the birth of our nation, we give thanks and remember the extraordinary individuals who crafted the principles that still govern our land and have made our nation a beacon of strength and hope for millions of freedom-loving people throughout the world. This Independence Day also offers the opportunity to honor the important legacy ge… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Conrad Honor WWII Veteran Kenneth Johnston

MINOT, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad today presented military honors to North Dakota native Pvt. First Class Kenneth Johnston who served in the United States Army during World War II. Johnston's military decorations had been stored in his parents' Sanish, North Dakota home but were misplaced following their deaths in 1957. Pvt. Johnston's family worked with Sen. Conrad to secure duplicates of the medals and with Sen. Hoeven to hold a ceremony to present and honor Pvt. Johnston with… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Conrad Outline Transportation Bill, Discuss Flood Insurance Reauthorization, Student Loan Bill

MINOT, N.D. - At a meeting today with city and county officials, Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad outlined the benefits to North Dakota of the new U.S. Senate Transportation, Flood Insurance Reauthorization and Student Loan interest rate bill that was passed by the U.S. Senate in a large legislative package last week. The former highway transportation bill had been extended 10 times, making long-term planning difficult for states like North Dakota. Hoeven was a member of the joint Senate-Ho… Continue Reading


Hoeven Hosts Roundtable to Discuss Senate Farm Bill with Farm Group Leaders

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today hosted a farm bill roundtable in at the Nodak Electric Cooperative building in Grand Forks to discuss the Senate farm bill and gather input from agriculture association leaders. The senator said the bipartisan, five-year legislation that he and other members of the Agriculture Committee crafted had strong support in the U.S. Senate but work remains as the bill moves through the House and conference committee. The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Ac… Continue Reading

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