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04.10.20

Hoeven Announces First Tranche of HHS CARES Act Funds to North Dakota Hospitals Responding to COVID-19

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded the first tranche of HHS funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to 841 providers and health care systems in North Dakota. Today's funds, totaling $91,064,579, will be used to support health care-related expenses including lost revenue attributable to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and will h… Continue Reading


04.10.20

Hoeven & Thune Outline CARES Act Assistance to Help Small Business, Start-Ups Maintain Payroll & Overcome Pandemic Challenges

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and John Thune today held an online discussion with entrepreneurs and small business founders from North Dakota and South Dakota to outline the assistance provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Further, the senators reviewed their ongoing efforts to ensure the implementation of the law works for small businesses, provides sufficient funding to overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and makes sure businesses c… Continue Reading


04.09.20

Hoeven Statement After Reports OPEC+ Nations Agree to Cut Production by 10 Million BPD

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement after reports that the teleconference between OPEC members and Russia, as well as other oil producing nations, led to an agreement to cut global oil production by 10 million barrels per day. "We've been working with the President and Administration to end the global oil price war, and we appreciate their efforts," said Senator Hoeven. "It is important that Saudi Ar… Continue Reading


04.09.20

Hoeven: We Need to Support Small Businesses, Approve Additional Paycheck Protection Program Funding

BISMARCK - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement today after legislation to provide an additional $250 billion in funding for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus was blocked. The senator stressed the importance of approving additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, which was created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help small businesses and their employees weather the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Small busines… Continue Reading


04.08.20

Hoeven: USDA to Initiate Oversight into Beef Price Disparities

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Packers and Stockyards Division will extend its oversight to investigate price disparities between box and live beef during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoeven has raised the issue in conversations with Perdue and joined with a bipartisan groups of senators, led by Senator Mik… Continue Reading


04.08.20

Hoeven Urges Treasury Secretary to Provide Flexibility to States in Coronavirus Relief Fund

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today urged U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to provide states with flexibility when implementing the Coronavirus Relief Fund. The fund was authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will provide each state with a minimum of $1.25 billion in funding to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoeven advanced this effort along with 16 of his fellow senators, led by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Jo… Continue Reading


04.08.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Turtle Mountain STEM Infusion Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $535,959 to Turtle Mountain Community College (TMCC) to support the TMCC STEM Infusion Project. "This investment will help enable TMCC students to pursue education and experience in the STEM fields," said Hoeven. "STEM education plays a vital role ensuring our students have the skills and … Continue Reading


04.07.20

Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Support U.S. Oil & Gas Industry in Call With North Dakota Petroleum Council, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today hosted Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg and Small Business Administration (SBA) North Dakota District Director Alan Haut in a video conference with the North Dakota Petroleum Council and its members, where the senator outlined: His efforts to support the domestic oil industry and end the global oil price war. This includes bipartisan, bicameral legislation Hoeven … Continue Reading


04.07.20

Hoeven Announces COVID-19 Funding for Community Health Centers From CARES Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded $2,943,740 in funding to Community Health Centers in North Dakota. This funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will support health care professionals and facilities as they prepare and respond to COVID-19. Details are as follows: Family Healthcare Center - $960,350 Coal Country Comm… Continue Reading


04.07.20

Senator Hoeven, Representatives Fletcher & Burgess Introducing Legislation Providing $3 Billion in Funding to Fill Strategic Petroleum Reserve with U.S. Crude Oil

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, along with Representatives Lizzie Fletcher and Michael Burgess, today announced that they are introducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives respectively to provide $3 billion in funding to purchase crude oil produced in the United States for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The legislation aligns with the request made by President Donald J. Trump and Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to fill the SPR. … Continue Reading


04.06.20

Hoeven, Klobuchar and Colleagues Urge Administration to Ensure Continuity of Food Supply by Supporting Farmers During Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), wrote a letter to Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, urging the Administration to ensure the continuity of our country's food supply and to support rural areas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by providing needed relief to farmers. Klobuchar and Hoeven were joined on the letter by Senators Tina Smith (D-MN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and 38 bipartisan colleagues. "We write to ask that you take action to ensure the… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Hoeven Presses DOE to Advance Final 45Q Tax Credit Rules

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today spoke with Department of Energy Under Secretary Mark Menezes and Steve Winberg, the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, to advance the final 45Q Carbon Capture Tax Credit rules, which are integral to the development of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies, including Project Tundra. "Getting 45Q implemented soon and properly will not only advance carbon capture but pro… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Hoeven Holds Online Roundtable with USDA, North Dakota Producers & Commodity Groups to Review Agriculture Assistance in CARES Act

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today led a discussion between U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials, North Dakota producers and commodity groups to review the nearly $25 billion in agriculture assistance that the senator secured under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Hoeven hosted the online meeting to ensure local farmers and ranchers are best able to access the assistance and to provide… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Hoeven Announces $9.5 Million Contract for Minot Air Force Base Project

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of the Army has awarded a $9,479,200 contract to Strata Corporation in Grand Forks for repairs at the Minot Air Force Base (MAFB). The project includes removing and replacing approximately 23 square yards of cement concrete on the Mass Parking Apron Section III and is expected to be completed by the end of October. "Minot Air Force Base is a vital mission for our natio… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Hoeven Announces DOT Funding for COVID-19 Efforts in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded $34,057,864 to the State of North Dakota. This funding comes from the CARES Act and will be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in urban, rural and tribal areas across the state. Details of the funding are as follows: The Urbanized Area Formula Grants Program … Continue Reading


04.02.20

Hoeven Statement After Speaking with Saudi Ambassador on Ending Global Oil Price War

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after again speaking with Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud, the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the U.S., regarding the need to stabilize the global energy markets. The call follows the President's announcement earlier today that Saudi Arabia had agreed to decrease oil production. "Princess Reema, the Saudi Ambassador, contacted me today to inform me that Saudi Arabia … Continue Reading


04.02.20

Hoeven Announces Funds to Combat COVID-19 in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded more than $11.2 million in funding to North Dakota and tribes in the state to help combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Today's funds are distributed from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) … Continue Reading


04.01.20

Hoeven Continues Work to End Global Oil Price War

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement after again speaking with Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette about the importance of ending the global oil price war. Hoeven and Brouillette outlined important steps being taken to support the domestic oil and gas industry, including: Pushing Saudi Arabia and Russia to end the global oil price war. The Secretary indicated that he has spoken with leaders for both … Continue Reading


04.01.20

Delegation Statement After President Trump Approves North Dakota Disaster Declaration

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump approved Governor Doug Burgum's request for a major presidential disaster declaration in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: "We appreciate President Trump's leadership and quick approval of Governor Burgum's request. The major presidential disaster declaration will make additional federal resources available to help North Dako… Continue Reading


04.01.20

Congressional Delegation Urges Federal Banking Agencies to Ensure Agriculture Producers Can Receive Assistance

BISMARCK - U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Representative Kelly Armstrong wrote a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chair Jelena McWilliams, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting, and National Credit Union Chair Rodney Hood today. In the letter, the congressional delegation urged the federal banking agencies to make sure community financial institutions have the ability to work with their farm clients amid the coronavirus (CO… Continue Reading

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