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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


11.20.19

Hoeven: Senate Committee Advances Restore our Parks Act

WASHINGTON - At a meeting of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven helped secure committee approval of the Restore Our Parks Act, bipartisan legislation he helped introduce to address deferred maintenance at National Park Service (NPS) facilities. The bill would use 50 percent of the excess revenues from energy development on federal lands to create a NPS Legacy Restoration Fund to resolve the maintenance backlog, which includes more than $50 million of… Continue Reading


11.20.19

Hoeven: FERC Initiates Process to Alleviate Propane Shortages, Allows Emergency Transportation to the Midwest

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced that it would initiate an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process to alleviate propane shortages in the Midwest. Further, the agency has accepted a proposal to allow the emergency transportation of propane to the region over a 30-day period. Hoeven pressed FERC on this issue yesterday, urging the… Continue Reading


11.19.19

Hoeven Presses FERC to Increase Access to Propane

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today pressed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to provide increased access to propane supplies given the needs in North Dakota and other Midwest states. In a letter to the FERC chairman, Hoeven urged the agency to utilize its authority to increase access to supplies and help minimize regional disruptions. "Propane is a vital resource needed to not only heat homes, but to ensure that producers are able to power their grain dryers and keep livestoc… Continue Reading


11.19.19

Hoeven Helps Secure Approval of Energy Secretary Nominee in Senate Committee

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven helped advance the nomination of Dan Brouillette to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Energy, sending it to the full Senate for consideration. In an earlier committee hearing and a meeting at the senator's office, Hoeven secured a commitment from Brouillette to visit North Dakota and see firsthand the efforts of the University of North Dakota's Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC… Continue Reading


11.19.19

Hoeven: Dakota Carrier Network CEO Named to New FCC Agriculture Task Force to Connect American Farmers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after Seth Arndorfer, CEO of Dakota Carrier Network, has been appointed to the Federal Communications Commission's Agriculture Task Force, which is responsible for helping ensure farmers and ranchers have the connectivity necessary to utilize precision agriculture. The Task Force for Reviewing the Connectivity and Technol… Continue Reading


11.18.19

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.7 Million in Head Start Funding

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 $1,743,300 in Head Start funding to Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency. Today's funds will be used to assist children preparing for school through programs promoting comprehensive development, school readiness and access to health and wellness services. "Today's grants will help provide import… Continue Reading


11.18.19

Hoeven Announces Nancy Germain from Fargo as Angel in Adoption

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated Nancy Germain from Fargo to represent North Dakota as the state's 2019 Angel in Adoption. As an Angel in Adoption honoree, Nancy attended the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's (CCAI) Angels in Adoption Program in Washington, D.C. Nancy is the lead adoption specialist at Adults Adopting Special Kids (AASK), a collaborative program of Catholic Charities North Dakota and PATH North Dakota, where she has played a… Continue Reading


11.16.19

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Secure Disaster Assistance for Ranchers, Improve Access to Markets

BISMARCK, N.D. - At the Independent Beef Association of North Dakota (I-BAND) annual meeting today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts to help ranchers weather the challenges of an early blizzard and trade uncertainty. This includes advancing disaster assistance under the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) and securing access to markets by working to finalize and approve trade agreements as soon as possib… Continue Reading


11.15.19

Hoeven: USDA Will Begin Issuing Next Tranche of MFP Payments Next Week

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the next tranche of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments will begin the week before Thanksgiving. Hoeven has been urging USDA to provide this next tranche of trade assistance as soon as possible, including at his agriculture roundtable with Under Secreta… Continue Reading

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