News Releases

05.28.20

Hoeven: Treasury Issues 45Q Tax Credit Rules, Supporting Development of CCUS Technologies

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued rules implementing the 45Q tax credit, supporting the development of commercially-viable carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies. Last week at a meeting with President Trump, Hoeven outlined the importance of the 45Q tax credit directly with the President and Treasury responded and rele… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Hoeven Statement on Death of Grand Forks Police Officer

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement of condolence after the death of a Grand Forks Police Officer, who was killed in the line of duty: "Mikey and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the officer who gave his life in the line of duty. We are praying for the officer's loved ones, the injured deputy and the peace officers working to keep our communities safe. We honor this officer's service and sacrifice, and will keep his … Continue Reading


05.28.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to North Dakota Hospital Foundation for COVID-19

BISMARCK, N.D. - 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 $1,072,968 to the North Dakota Hospital Foundation. Today's funding, being administered via the Hospital Preparedness Program, was made available through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 and will be used to help health care systems and professionals in the state continue to ad… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Hoeven Discusses Final Implementation of $16 Billion in Direct Assistance with North Dakota Producers

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today held a video conference with North Dakota producers and commodity groups on implementation of the $16 billion in direct agriculture assistance provided under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Hoeven is encouraging farmers and ranchers to contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices by phone or e-mail as soon as possible to begin t… Continue Reading


05.27.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Water Infrastructure Improvements in Hettinger

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a $228,000 loan and a $185,650 grant to the City of Hettinger. Today's funding will be used to repair a lagoon cell to allow treated water to be retained and used for irrigation as well as reduce future costs for maintenance and required hours to complete the treatment process. "This funding will permit H… Continue Reading


05.26.20

Hoeven Announces $2.6 Million DOT Grant to Fund Transportation Research at NDSU

BISMARCK, N.D. - 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 $2,632,700 to the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Today's funding includes the fifth and final round made available under DOT's University Transportation Centers (UTC) program included in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST… Continue Reading


05.26.20

Hoeven: USDA Direct Assistance Application Period Starts Today, Signup Runs Through August 28

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement to mark the beginning of the application period for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's $16 billion in direct assistance under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The signup period runs through August 28, 2020, and producers should contact their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office by phone or e-mail to apply. Additional information, including app… Continue Reading


05.22.20

ND Congressional Delegation Supports North Dakota's Request for Presidential Disaster Declaration

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement in support of Governor Doug Burgum's request for a major presidential disaster declaration for the period of March 2 to April 25 for 21 counties due to spring flooding in North Dakota: "We support Governor Burgum's request for a presidential disaster declaration and urge President Trump to approve it quickly," said the delegation. "As our nation battles COVID-19, North Dak… Continue Reading


05.22.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to ND Nursing Facilities Impacted by COVID-19

BISMARCK, N.D. - 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 $16,342,500 to 59 skilled nursing facilities in North Dakota. This funding, made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will be used to support continued efforts to combat the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, helping address increased operating expenses an… Continue Reading


05.22.20

Hoeven: FEMA Agrees to Work with Stutsman County on Permanent Fixes for Inundated Roads

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreed to allow the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) and local officials in Stutsman County to permanently fix roadways inundated with floodwater in the county utilizing FEMA's Public Assistance (PA) grant program. Due to guidance under the PA program, the state's efforts to secure funding to repair inundated roads and permanently increase road grades has… Continue Reading


05.22.20

Hoeven: BOR Releases Draft EIS for ENDAWS Project

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) released the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply (ENDAWS) Project. Hoeven spoke with BOR Great Plains Regional Director Mike Black last month, urging him to keep the EIS process on schedule in order to maintain the Garrison Diversion's timeline for the… Continue Reading


05.22.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $3.5 Million FEMA Grant for Water Infrastructure in Cass County

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $3,564,967 grant to the State of North Dakota to serve the City of Fargo, City of West Fargo and surrounding rural Cass County. Today's funding will support the ND Resilient Infrastructure Project to protect drinking water sources serving these areas, including water from the Red River as other water sources are not able to fully… Continue Reading


05.22.20

Hoeven Announces Five North Dakota Airports Receive CARES Act Funding

BISMARCK, N.D. - 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 released funding to five airports in North Dakota. Today's funding was made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and was previously announced by Hoeven on April 14. Carrington Municipal Airport - $30,000 Casselton Robert Miller Regional Airport - $30,00… Continue Reading


05.22.20

Hoeven to Pay Tribute to Veterans Lost in the Line of Duty at ND Veterans Cemetery, Honors Memorial Day in Senate Floor Speech

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25. The senator delivered remarks on the U.S. Senate floor earlier this week to commemorate, remember and honor those who have given their lives in service to our country. On Monday, May 25, Senator Hoeven will speak at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan for the Memorial Day Ceremony. The event will be livestreamed by the North Dakota National Guard and available to view … Continue Reading


05.21.20

Hoeven: FSA Expanding Loan Repayment Relief to Farmers Impacted by COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its Disaster Set-Aside (DSA) loan provision to cover farmers impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This authority, which normally applies to natural disasters, allows eligible producers to set aside their next payment for a FSA direct loan until the maturity date of the loan, … Continue Reading


05.21.20

Hoeven Announces USDA Loan Guarantees Available for Ag Producers and Rural Businesses from CARES Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making up to $1 billion in loan guarantees available. Today's announcement will benefit rural businesses as well as agriculture producers currently ineligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans. This funding is available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the Business and Industry (B&I) CARE… Continue Reading


05.21.20

Hoeven Advances North Dakota Oil & Coal Priorities with Deputy Energy Secretary Nominee

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven secured support for North Dakota's energy priorities with Mark Menezes, the nominee to serve as Deputy Secretary of Energy. The senator urged Menezes to work with him in helping maintain the nation's oil and gas production capacity and providing a true path forward for coal, both through the development of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies and ensuring a f… Continue Reading


05.21.20

Hoeven Announces CARES Act Funding Released for Three More North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released funding to three airports in North Dakota. These grants were previously announced by Hoeven on April 14 and were made available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Barnes County Municipal Airport - $30,000 Oakes Municipal Airport - $30,000 Lisbon Municipal Airp… Continue Reading


05.20.20

Hoeven Announces USDA Research Funds to NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded $498,615 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). Today's funding will be used to support research regarding pasteurization and reduction of foodborne bacteria within wheat prior to the milling process. "Today's grant supports important research at NDSU that will help to address a c… Continue Reading


05.20.20

Hoeven Announces North Dakota Rural Health Clinics to Receive $2.6 Million for COVID-19 Testing

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has awarded $2,621,455 to 53 Rural Health Clinics (RHC) in North Dakota. This funding was made available under the most recent legislation passed by Congress in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and will be used to support COVID-19 testing efforts a… Continue Reading

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