News Releases

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


06.05.18

Klobuchar, Hoeven Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Rural Businesses Access International Markets and Increase Exports

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) introduced the Promoting Rural Exports Act of 2018 to help rural businesses access international markets and increase exports. The bipartisan legislation would establish a Rural Export Center at the U.S. Commercial Service to provide support to rural businesses to help them export their products to new international markets. "I've met with businesses across Minnesota and seen firsthand how important exporting is to their succ… Continue Reading


06.01.18

HOEVEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $2.1 MILLION IN EMERGENCY DISASTER FUNDING FOR HOUSING IN NELSON COUNTY

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $2,172,405 to the Nelson County Housing Authority (NCHA). The funds, part of HUD's Capital Fund Emergency Grant program, will be used to remediate mold and repair housing properties and are in addition to a more than $900,000 grant HUD awarded NCHA last year. "We worked with HU… Continue Reading


06.01.18

Hoeven Cosponsors National Guard Promotion Accountability Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he is cosponsoring the National Guard Promotion Accountability Act, legislation to address delays in the federal recognition of promotions for National Guard members and provide compensation for raises missed during the federal waiting period. "North Dakota National Guard members are 'always ready and always there' whenever they are called upon to serve," said Hoeven. "This legislation will help to improve the federal process for recognizi… Continue Reading


05.31.18

Hoeven: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Eligible for USDA Rural Development Home Ownership Pilot Program

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, this week announced that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota is now eligible for a USDA Rural Development pilot program that assists low-income families with purchasing a home. "Limited access to capital is often a barrier preventing homeownership in Indian Country," said Hoeven. "Under this pilot program, low-income families on the Standing Rock Re… Continue Reading


05.31.18

Hoeven: DOT Finalizes 150 Air-Mile Exemption under Hours of Service Regulations for Ag-Related Transportation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued final regulatory guidance regarding the agriculture commodity exemption, which the agency provided at Hoeven's request, to its Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. Specifically, this guidance clarifies: That the following operations are not subject to the HOS regulations while operating within 150 air-mile radi… Continue Reading


05.31.18

Hoeven: USDA Issues Disaster Designation for North Dakota Counties, Continues Producer Eligibility for FSA Emergency Loans

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a primary disaster designation for 21 counties in North Dakota, with 11 counties listed as contiguous disaster areas. The USDA's announcement ensures producers in the designated areas continue to be eligible to apply for assistance, including emergency loans, from the Farm Service Agency (FSA). The affected counties are as follows: Primary Disaster Counties: Billings, Bowman, Burleigh, Dunn, Em… Continue Reading


05.31.18

Hoeven, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Establish FCC Office Of Rural Broadband

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven and Amy Klobuchar recently introduced bipartisan legislation to establish an Office of Rural Broadband at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), tasked with helping coordinate federal resources and providing more rural Americans with access to reliable, affordable telecommunications and broadband services. "Congress has made it a priority to provide our rural communities with access to reliable, affordable broadband services. This bipartisan legislation w… Continue Reading


05.30.18

Hoeven Holds Roundtable on VA MISSION Act, Legislation to Improve Veterans' Access to Local Medical & Long-Term Care Providers

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today toured the Eventide senior living campus in Fargo, where he hosted a roundtable to outline the recently-passed VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act. Hoeven brought together local veterans, Veteran Service Officers, officials from the Fargo Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, including Director Lavonne Liversage and Chief of Staff Dr. Brenton Weintraub, and representatives from the long-term care (LTC… Continue Reading


05.30.18

Hoeven Keynotes Drone Focus, Reviews Accomplishments & Ongoing Initiatives to Spur Growth in UAS Industry

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today gave a keynote address at the annual Drone Focus conference, where he highlighted the accomplishments of North Dakota's unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry and reviewed his ongoing initiatives to further position the state for growth in this dynamic industry. Following his remarks, the senator introduced Derek Kan, U.S. Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, who is attending the conference at Hoeven's invitation. "North Dakota continues to lever… Continue Reading


05.29.18

Hoeven Holds Veteran Roundtable, Outlines Recently-Passed Legislation to Expand Long-Term Care Options for Veterans

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a roundtable at the Baptist Health Care Center in Bismarck with veterans, Veteran Service Officers and representatives from the long-term care (LTC) industry, where he outlined how the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act expands veterans' access to LTC options. This bipartisan legislation, which was recently passed by Congress, includes key provisions from Hoeven's Veterans Access to Long Term… Continue Reading

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