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12.11.20

Hoeven Statement After Passage of NDAA

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Congress approved the final Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes important North Dakota defense policy priorities. Hoeven worked to include provisions to: Support service members, including authorizing a 3 percent pay raise. Restrict the retirement of the Global Hawk and continue to stand up the Space Force and Arctic missions important to Grand Forks Air Force Base. Provi… Continue Reading


12.11.20

Hoeven Announces HHS Grants to Two North Dakota Entities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded funding to the following North Dakota groups: Community Action Partnership - $1,165,925 from the Administration for Children and Families for Head Start and Early Head Start services in Dickinson. City of Bismarck - $125,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Drug Free Communities Support Program for Pro… Continue Reading


12.11.20

Hoeven: Air Force Awards Agility Prime Contracts to UND, Northern Plains UAS Test Site

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Air Force has awarded four contracts under the Agility Prime initiative to North Dakota entities, including the University of North Dakota (UND), the UND Aerospace Foundation and the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site. The Air Force is making the awards with the goal of developing new technologies to be used in small, low-cost aircraft that will s… Continue Reading


12.09.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.3 Million in Head Start Funding to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,389,726 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. This funding, provided through the American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start program, will be used to support Head Start and Early Head Start services for children and their families as they prepare for school. "This grant w… Continue Reading


12.09.20

Hoeven Statement on EPA Finalizing Reforms to Improve Consistency, Certainty & Transparency for New Regulations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its revised cost-benefit analysis for new regulations issued under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The agency made the reforms to provide more transparency, consistency and certainty in the CAA rulemaking process, with the goal of ensuring the agency's actions are justified and supported by the latest in economic, engineering, biological and physical sciences. "These reforms align … Continue Reading


12.08.20

ND Delegation: USFS Record of Decision for Little Missouri Grassland Helps Provide Certainty for Oil and Gas Producers

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement after the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) issued a final record of decision (ROD) providing guidance for oil and gas leasing for the Little Missouri National Grassland. The ROD expands energy development to an additional 216,000 acres of Forest Service land, with certain lease stipulations and follows a roundtable the Senators held with Administration officials earlier this year. … Continue Reading


12.08.20

Hoeven Holds Signing Ceremony to Finalize Patterson Lake Land Transfer, Allow Lots to be Sold to Homeowners

DICKINSON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a virtual signing ceremony with Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Missouri Basin Regional Director Brent Esplin, North Dakota state legislators and local officials to finalize the transfer of federal land around Patterson Lake to the Dickinson Parks and Recreation Department and allow homeowners to purchase their lots. Hoeven introduced legislation to enable the transfer in November 2017 after working with homeowners and local officials, and passed the … Continue Reading


12.08.20

Hoeven: Bureau of Reclamation Signs Lot Transfer Agreement for Jamestown Reservoir

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a virtual signing ceremony with Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Missouri Basin Regional Director Brent Esplin, North Dakota state legislators and local officials to finalize the transfer of federal land around Jamestown Reservoir to the Jamestown Park Board and allow homeowners to purchase their lots. Hoeven introduced legislation to enable the transfer in November 2017 after working with homeowners and local officials, and passed the legislation thro… Continue Reading


12.08.20

Hoeven Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance 45Q & 48A Tax Credits to Benefit Coal Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senators Shelley Moore Capito and Sheldon Whitehouse, along with Senators Kevin Cramer, John Barrasso, Tina Smith and Joe Manchin, in introducing legislation to enhance the 45Q and 48A tax credits to better support the development and implementation of carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies (CCUS). Specifically, the legislation would: Provide a direct payment option for the 45Q and 48A CCUS tax incentives. Extend the 45Q commen… Continue Reading


12.07.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.3 Million in Head Start Funding to Cankdeska Cikana Community College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,381,489 to Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten. Today's grant will be used to support Head Start and Early Head Start services to promote school readiness for children on the Spirit Lake Reservation. "Head Start supports educational, social and health services for children and their families as they prepare fo… Continue Reading


12.04.20

ND Delegation: ENDAWS Takes Important Step Forward with Final EIS

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today praised the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) for finalizing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply (ENDAWS) Project. "This project would provide an affordable, reliable water supply for eastern North Dakota, making good use of the McClusky Canal," said Senator Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Water Developm… Continue Reading


12.02.20

Hoeven: Senate Approves ALS Disability Insurance Access Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate approved bipartisan legislation he is cosponsoring to eliminate the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) five month waiting period for individuals diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. "ALS is a progressive condition for which there is currently no cure," said Hoeven. "This bipartisan legislation will help to provide individuals diagnosed … Continue Reading


11.30.20

Hoeven Highlights Opportunities Provided by North Dakota's Growing Tech Sector

WAHPETON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today helped kick off a new round of UpskillingND, a collaboration between the North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS), Microsoft and TrainND Southeast to provide free technical training and certification to those whose careers have been disrupted due to COVID-19. NDSCS received a federal grant of $50,000 made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery and Economic Security (CARES) Act, with matching funds being provided by Microsoft, to establish the p… Continue Reading


11.26.20

Hoeven Wishes North Dakotans Happy Thanksgiving

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement to wish North Dakotans a happy Thanksgiving: "While 2020 has been a year like no other, today we take the opportunity to reflect on how much we have to be thankful for. We are grateful for the health care professionals and essential employees working around the clock. We're thankful for the tireless dedication of the farmers, ranchers and truckers producing and transporting our nation's food supply. We appreciate the cri… Continue Reading


11.25.20

Hoeven Announces Funding to Family Healthcare Center in Fargo

FARGO, 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), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has awarded $1,376,630 to the Family Healthcare Center in Fargo. This grant will be used to support primary and preventative health care services to low-income individuals in eastern North Dakota. "This funding will support the Family Healthcare Center and their efforts t… Continue Reading


11.25.20

Hoeven Statement on USDA Proposed Rule to Restore Nutrition Flexibilities Under School Meal Programs

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a proposed rule to restore whole grain, sodium and dairy flexibilities under the federal Child Nutrition Programs. Following Hoeven's efforts with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA previously finalized a rule to provide this certainty to school nutrit… Continue Reading


11.21.20

Hoeven: CFAP Payments Help Maintain Ranchers' Operations While We Get Back to Stable Conditions & Advance Fair, Transparent Pricing

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the Independent Beef Association of North Dakota's (I-BAND) annual meeting, where he outlined his efforts as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a members of the Senate Agriculture Committee to help ranchers overcome the challenges of severe weather, low commodity prices, trade disruptions and COVID-19. Hoeven has worked to secure assistance for the nation's agriculture producers, with North Dakota's livestock produ… Continue Reading


11.20.20

Hoeven Thanks Veterans, Servicemembers and Families in Senate Floor Speech

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week delivered remarks on the U.S. Senate floor to recognize and thank veterans, servicemembers and their families throughout North Dakota and across the country. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee and the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, Hoeven outlined his efforts to ensure that the men and women who have served, or are currently serving in our Armed Forces, receive the care, benefits and r… Continue Reading


11.20.20

Hoeven Statement on OCC's Proposed Rule on Fair Access to Credit

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a proposed rule that would ensure fair access to banking services provided by national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign bank organizations. Specifically, the rule would require larger banks, those with $100 billion or more in assets, to offer financial services to all customers "except to the extent that risk factor… Continue Reading


11.20.20

Hoeven: Theodore Roosevelt National Park Scenic Loop to Receive Restore Our Parks Funding In FY2021

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt listed the Scenic Loop Drive in the South Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP) as a priority project under the Restore Our Parks Act, which Hoeven cosponsored and worked to pass earlier this year as part of the Great American Outdoors Act. This ensures the road repair and construction project will receive funding from the Restore Our Parks Act in fis… Continue Reading

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