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02.16.18

Hoeven: Project Tundra Awarded $6 Million from Department of Energy

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that Project Tundra, a technology project to retrofit existing power plants to capture carbon dioxide, has been awarded $6 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Hoeven serves as a member of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee and successfully included the funding for DOE's competitive grant program in the Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations legislation. Following this, the senator secured a commitment from Energy Secretary R… Continue Reading


02.15.18

Hoeven: Immigration Legislation Needs to Address Administration's Four Pillars

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement regarding the Senate debate on immigration. "We support the president's four pillars for immigration reform. As part of any legislation to permanently address DACA, we need to address chain migration, end the visa lottery system and ensure that our border is secure to prevent illegal immigration going forward. "I voted against the proposal put forward by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer because the Department of Homeland Se… Continue Reading


02.15.18

Hoeven Announces $700,000 in DOE Funding for Energy & Environmental Research Center at UND to Develop Allam Cycle

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Appropriations Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $700,000 grant to the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds will be used to build and operate a direct-fired, supercritical CO2 cycle pilot plant which will help develop the Allam Cycle, technology to reduce CO2 emissions and increase efficiency in coal-fired and natural g… Continue Reading


02.14.18

Hoeven Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Farmers and Ranchers from EPA Emissions Rule

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week cosponsored the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) that would protect farmers, ranchers and livestock markets from burdensome Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reporting requirements for animal waste emissions. The legislation follows a letter Hoeven sent to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, urging him to find a permanent solution to the agency's emissions regulations and pr… Continue Reading


02.14.18

Hoeven Announces More Than $1.9 Million in HUD Funding to Turtle Mountain Housing Authority

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded more than $1.9 million to the Turtle Mountain Housing Authority. The funds are made available through HUD's Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program. "The Turtle Mountain Housing Authority can use today's funds in a var… Continue Reading


02.14.18

Hoeven Outlines Importance of North Dakota Missions to Air Force Secretary

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined representatives from Minot Task Force 21 and Grand Forks Air Force Base to outline the importance of North Dakota's nuclear and unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations to Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Vice Chief of Staff Stephen Wilson. "North Dakota's missions are vital to our national defense," said Hoeven. "Minot Air Force Base, which is home to two of the three legs of the nuclear triad, is playing an increasingly important role in … Continue Reading


02.12.18

Hoeven Statement on President's FY 2019 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, today issued the following statement in response to the president's budget proposal: "The president's budget proposal shows strong support for rebuilding our military, securing our border, helping communities challenged by opioid addiction and caring for our veterans, all priorities that we share. "However, I'm concerned that the president's budget proposal doesn't do enough to support our nation's farme… Continue Reading


02.12.18

Hoeven Statement on President's Infrastructure Proposal

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the White House released a proposal to revitalize the nation's infrastructure. "We appreciate the White House's proposal to repair and improve our nation's infrastructure," Hoeven said. "We are especially encouraged by the focus on rural infrastructure, as well as innovative approaches to funding infrastructure, which will help taxpayer dollars go farther. Investments like these not only support good-paying jobs in cons… Continue Reading


02.12.18

Hoeven Announces Nearly $250,000 in HUD Funding to Fargo Housing Authority

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a $246,000 grant to the Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority. The funds are made available through HUD's Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency Grant Program. "Today's funds will help the Fargo Housing Authority as it works to prevent homelessness and promote indep… Continue Reading


02.09.18

Hoeven Meets with Head of USDA Rural Development, Stresses Need to Invest in Rural Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, this week met with Anne Hazlett, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). During the meeting, Hoeven outlined his priorities for strengthening rural economies and the importance of the programs Hazlett oversees at USDA in helping rural communities compete in today's global economy. Specifically, the… Continue Reading


02.09.18

As Chairman of Ag Appropriations, Hoeven Secures Additional Funding to Assist Producers Impacted by Drought

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, secured additional assistance for producers impacted by severe drought as part of the Senate's supplemental funding legislation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. Hoeven included provisions in the bill to make additional funding available for impacted producers under the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). Emergency Assis… Continue Reading


02.09.18

Hoeven: Senate Approves Bipartisan Budget Agreement Providing Strong Support for National Defense, Infrastructure

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the Senate approved a two year budget agreement that prioritizes strong support for national defense, while supporting priorities including caring for our veterans, investing in the nation's infrastructure and combatting the opioid abuse epidemic. As part of the budget agreement, the Senate also passed a supplemental disaster funding bill, which includes provisions to assist drought-stricken areas in North Dakota that Ho… Continue Reading


02.07.18

Hoeven Introduces Legislation to Extend Refined Coal Tax Credit

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today introduced bipartisan legislation to extend the refined coal tax credit. The credit incentivizes power plants to pre-treat or refine coal to improve efficiency and decrease emissions of nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and mercury. Senator Heidi Heitkamp cosponsored the bill. "The refined coal tax credit has made a valuable contribution to reducing emissions in North Dakota and across the countr… Continue Reading


02.07.18

Hoeven Introduces Legislation to Deem National Guard Essential in the Event of Future Government Shutdowns

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today introduced legislation to ensure that National Guard trainings and drills would continue in the event of a government shutdown. To ensure military readiness and provide the National Guard with greater certainty, the legislation deems National Guard activities essential and prevents them from being furloughed during government shutdowns. "Our National Guard is 'always ready and always there'," said Hoeven. "This legislation ensures that our Guard members' … Continue Reading


02.06.18

Hoeven Calls for Community Health Center Funding to be Extended

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week joined a bipartisan group of senators in calling on Senate leadership to immediately extend funding for community health centers (CHCs). "CHCs provide an important health care option for communities across our state," Hoeven said. "This affordable and accessible health care is especially important for low-income households, helping to stave off preventable diseases and improving our quality of life. Extending this funding enjoys broad, bipartisan supp… Continue Reading


02.05.18

Hoeven Announces Nearly $2.5 Million in Funding for UND's Energy & Environmental Research Center

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Appropriations Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a nearly $2.5 million grant to the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota (UND). The funds will be used for a project to reduce energy use during the production of ammonia. "EERC's project will help cut energy use and costs associated with creating ammonia, and could hold many benefits for c… Continue Reading


02.05.18

Hoeven: FEMA Workshop Will Help Ensure Comprehensive Flood Protection for Entire Minot Region

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today marked the start of a two-day workshop in Minot with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), as well as financial and philanthropic experts, to find creative funding solutions and help advance comprehensive flood protection for the Souris River Valley. This effort comes as the result of Hoeven's meeting with FEMA Administrator Brock Long in Minot last year, during which the senator secured a commitment from Long to work with his office and l… Continue Reading


02.05.18

Hoeven Urges EPA to Permanently Address Livestock Emissions Regulations

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven recently urged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to find a permanent solution to the agency's livestock emissions regulations after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals granted EPA's request to delay the implementation of the rules. "Requiring farmers and ranchers to accurately measure emissions from animal waste in an open pasture setting is unreasonable and unworkable," Hoeven said. "Producers will face tremendous uncertainty as the… Continue Reading


02.02.18

Hoeven Statement on Release of House Intelligence Memo

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the President approved the release of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence memo: "Our Constitution provides for a system of checks and balances between the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government. These checks are important so that the American people know what their government is doing on their behalf and to keep all branches of government accountable to the people. The memo provides … Continue Reading


02.02.18

Hoeven Statement on Nuclear Posture Review

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released its Nuclear Posture Review, which establishes U.S. nuclear policy and strategy, and outlines the nation's capabilities and force for the coming years.x "I commend the Administration for its very sober and prudent approach to nuclear deterrence. Unlike during the Cold War, the United States now must deter several nuclear adversaries that each possess unique capabilities and p… Continue Reading

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