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06.14.18

Hoeven Reintroduces North American Energy Infrastructure Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week reintroduced the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, legislation that would prevent unnecessary delays for important energy infrastructure projects, such as pipelines and electrical transmission lines, that cross national boundaries between the U.S. and Canada or Mexico. "Our nation needs robust investment in its infrastructure, especially if we are to accomplish the goal of making North America energy secure," said Hoeven. "Our legislation remov… Continue Reading


06.13.18

Hoeven: Senate Agriculture Committee Approves Strong Farm Bill for North Dakota Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the Senate Agriculture Committee has passed the Senate farm bill, which will now go to the full Senate for consideration. Hoeven secured approval for his provisions, including: Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) Program: Uses Hoeven's pilot program to improve flexibility and funding for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) Program, to… Continue Reading


06.13.18

Hoeven: Preventing Emerging Threats Act Passes HSGAC Committee, Moves to Full Senate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) and the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, today issued the following statement after the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018, bipartisan legislation he helped introduce, was passed by committee. The legislation would give the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) authority to protect important facilities from security ri… Continue Reading


06.12.18

Hoeven Meets With New FSA Administrator, Outlines Importance of Disaster Assistance for Producers Facing Drought

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week reviewed the importance of drought relief for farmers and ranchers in North Dakota with the new Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce. As chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Hoeven made additional funding available for producers in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 under the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP) and Livestock Inde… Continue Reading


06.12.18

Hoeven Continues to Advance UAS as Key for Northern Border Security

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) and the Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its Northern Border Strategy: "The DHS has set important security goals for the northern border, but in order to achieve those goals, I believe the department must make better use of unmanned aircraft assets to fill in surveillance gaps … Continue Reading


06.12.18

Hoeven, Bennet Introduce Legislation to Examine and Reform Hours of Service, Electronic Logging Device Regulations

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) today introduced the Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act, bipartisan legislation to reform the Hours of Service (HOS) and Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Further, the enforcement of the ELD rule would be delayed until the reforms required under the bill are formally proposed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. "Improving highway safety is an important … Continue Reading


06.12.18

Hoeven Statement on North Korea Summit

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after the summit between the U.S. and North Korea: "I am pleased that President Trump sees an opportunity to reach an agreement to end North Korea's nuclear program. However, history shows we can't take North Korea at its word, and we should keep maximum pressure on the regime through sanctions and pressure from China until we have ensured our security and that of our allies in the region." -###-… Continue Reading


06.11.18

Hoeven: Army Corps FY2018 Work Plan Advances Flood Protection, Water Infrastructure Projects in ND

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 work plan includes provisions to advance flood protection and water infrastructure projects in North Dakota. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Energy and Water, Hoeven secured the funding for these efforts, including providing increased funding for the Corps' construction account. The senator also worked to ensure the support of key administration officials, including… Continue Reading


06.08.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $2.5 Million To Support Head Start Programs In Grand Forks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Administration for Children and Families' Office of Head Start has awarded $2,556,269 to Grand Forks Public School District. The funds will support Head Start programs which help serve children and their families. "Grand Forks Public Schools offers Head Start programs for children and their families to help spur development and learning at an early age, and today's funds will play a key p… Continue Reading


06.08.18

Hoeven: Senate Farm Bill Includes Important Provisions for North Dakota Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the Senate Agriculture Committee has released text of the Senate farm bill. Hoeven worked to include North Dakota priorities in the bill, including strengthening crop insurance, providing greater fairness in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program and supporting agriculture research. The Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to… Continue Reading


06.08.18

Hoeven Secures Strong Support for ND Military Construction Projects, Veterans Affairs Programs

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, today announced that he has secured funding for important military construction projects for the North Dakota National Guard and Minot Air Force Base in the Fiscal Year 2019 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs funding legislation. Hoeven also worked to secure strong support for veterans programs to help them access health and long-term care services closer to home.… Continue Reading


06.08.18

Hoeven: OMB Director Confirms $35 Million for Red River Valley Flood Protection in FY2018, Expresses Support for Senator's Efforts to Advance P3 Projects

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week spoke with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney, who confirmed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 work plan will include $35 million to support construction of flood protection in the Red River Valley. Director Mulvaney also expressed support for a Hoeven-sponsored provision in the Senate's Energy and Water Appropriations legislation that ensures fair treatment of projects that use alternative financing … Continue Reading


06.07.18

Hoeven Secures ELD Provision for Livestock Haulers in FY19 Transportation Funding Legislation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), today secured a provision in the Fiscal Year 2019 THUD funding legislation that directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to address concerns with electronic logging device (ELD) regulations for commercial motor carriers hauling livestock and insects. The language recognizes the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's recent guidance and directs th… Continue Reading


06.07.18

Hoeven: FCC Proposes Increased Funding for Rural Health Care Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a proposal to increase funding for the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program, which helps rural health care providers and patients access quality health care through telecommunications and broadband services. Hoeven has pressed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to increase the current funding cap to meet demand and account for future growth of the program. "Technology and telemedicine… Continue Reading


06.07.18

Hoeven Introduces NDAA Amendment to Add Names of 74 Service Members to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today introduced an amendment to honor service members who died in the sinking of the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans during the Vietnam War. The amendment directs the U.S. Secretary of Defense to place the names of the 74 crew members on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. "We appreciate Vietnam Veteran Richard Grant for sharing with us the story of his shipmates and advocating on behalf of his fellow service members who were killed aboard the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans," sa… Continue Reading


06.06.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $5.4 Million For North Dakota Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded three grants totaling more than $5.4 million to Community Health Centers in North Dakota. Details of the funds are as follows: Coal Country Community Health Center in Beulah - $1,984,722 Northland Health Partners Community Health Center in Turtle Lake - $1,951,811 Valley Community Health Centers in Grand Forks - $1,498,… Continue Reading


06.06.18

Senate Indian Affairs Committee Advances Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Nominee Tara Sweeney to Full Senate

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced the committee voted to report favorably the nomination of Tara Mac Lean Sweeney, of Alaska, to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior. Ms. Sweeney may now be considered by the full Senate for confirmation. "The Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs provides critical support to the Secretary of the Interior in carrying out the federal gove… Continue Reading


06.06.18

Hoeven Joins President as VA MISSION Act is Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today joined the president as he signed into law the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act. The legislation streamlines the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) community care programs into a new Veteran Community Care Program, improving upon the Veterans Choice Program. The bill includes Hoeven's initiatives, including: Key provisions from his Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act to inc… Continue Reading


06.06.18

Hoeven: Homeland Security Committee Holds Hearing on Preventing Emerging Threats Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) and the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, today outlined the importance of protecting against the potential misuse of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and developing counter-UAS technologies at a hearing on the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018, bipartisan legislation he helped introduce. The legislation would give the Department of Homeland Security (DHS… Continue Reading


06.06.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.5 Million To Improve Health Care In North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) respectively have awarded two grants totaling more than $1.5 million to the Family Healthcare Center in Fargo and Minot State University (MSU). Details of the funds are as follows: Family Healthcare Center in Fargo - $1,293,229 - These HRSA funds will be used to ensure the center can … Continue Reading

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